Written by Helena Venables
Stanley Kubrick exhibition at London design museum
(On until Sunday 15th September)
Infamous for his perfectionism, controversial content, and questionable methods for achieving his vision when working with actors, this exhibition addresses all of the Stanley Kubrick myths. It explores the influential director’s inspirations and his relationship with London. The show has been travelling the world for more than ten years and features exhibits, installations and extended film clips.
The exhibit is open from 10am – 5pm every day and an adult ticket costs £16. Buy your tickets here.
Pride Party – pxssy palace x BBZ at Southbank Centre
(Saturday 6th July)
Held in the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre this event is one of the many inclusive, celebratory pride parties happening this month in London. Pxssy Palace are a queer collective of Djs and performers, centring queer womxn, trans, non binary and intersex people of colour.
The event will be held between 5pm – 1am and is totally free of charge. To learn more about Pxssy Palace, check out their instagram here.
The Grapes pub
Having been built in 1583, this small pub situated in Limehouse on the north bank of the Thames is as traditional as public houses come. Sir Ian Mckellen is currently the leaseholder and Charles Dickens even once referenced the pub in his novel ‘Our Mutual Friend.’
Every Monday The Grapes holds a pub quiz at just £1.50 entry with prizes for not just the triumphant team but also the team coming in second to last place. Head to 76 Narrow Street, Poplar for 8pm any Monday night to take part.
(Sunday 14th July)
This festival is the perfect escape from hectic London living without the expenses of having to travel. Held in leafy Gunnersbury Park, Hounslow, this Indie/Rock festival is a self-declared ‘laid-back affair’ and features much more than just music and bars. At this day event there are also fitness areas (look for the intriguingly named Spandex Stage) as well as spoken word stages, Q&A’s with Guerilla Science and of course, sublime street food markets.
Grab tickets here for £45.75 or £28.25 for a teen ticket.
Screening of ‘The Favourite’ at Kensington Palace.
(Wednesday 31st July, 7.30pm)
The Luna Cinema will be using the scenic Kensington Palace as host to their hugely popular open air cinema experience this summer.
At the end of the month they will be screening 2018 Academy Award winning black comedy, ‘The Favourite’ starring Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
To get tickets for a night of cinema under the stars – head to their website here and grab general admission for £17.50.