Written by Ruby Hinchliffe
Manga at the British Museum
(On until Monday 26th August 2019)
If you like story-telling and graphic art, then this might just be perfect for you. This is the largest ever exhibition of manga put on outside Japan. It explains why manga has such a big global appeal and how the art feeds into various cultures. You’ll get to enjoy original Japanese manga and learn how its influenced the world, from anime to ‘cosplay’ dressing up. You’ll even learn how to read it.
Tickets are £16.00 for a student, £19.50 for adults and £9.75 if you have a National Art Pass. You can get tickets here. To buy a National Art Pass, click here.
Night (day) out
Summer Day & Night Terrace Party in Brixton
(Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2019)
With music from Wayze and Odyssey and DJ Sophie Lloyd, this disco/techno event starts at 4pm and will be going until 4am on both nights. There will be huge disco balls, a glitter station and summer cocktails galore. Four 12 hours you can wear glitter shamelessly, enjoy the last of the sun and then not even worry about an after party – this two-day event has it all.
Tickets are on 1st release at £11.30, or if there are four of you, you can get a group ticket for £33.
To view the event on Facebook and get tickets click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1003815029667318/
The Swan, Bayswater
(Monday 17th June 2019)
Ever been to a music pub quiz with a live band? Here’s your chance. Rounds include Guess the Song, Missing Word, and Music Trivia. Once the quiz finishes a live band will perform a set for guests to enjoy as scores are tallied and prizes awarded. Teams can be no more than 6, and each member of the team will receive their very own prize.
You can get £10 tickets here and join the event here.
(Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019)
Looking for an affordable festival in London? This might just be the answer. It’s a DIY punk festival full of music, workshops and art created by and for punx of colour. Some of the bands are being flown over from outside the UK, which has led to a crowdfunding page to raise money for their flights.
One of the discussion panels will be on East Asian and Pacific Asian Women in Punk, so prepare to learn something new.
You can buy all weekend passes or singular day tickets here. It’s £13.32 for one day, or £22.20 for the weekend.
Free screening of Call Me By Your Name at Peckham Levels
(Tuesday 11th June 19:30-22:30)
This is a Deeper Into Movies event, screening director Luca Guadagnino’s cinematic masterpiece. It was one of the most talked about films of 2017, and it pretty much made Timothee Chalamet’s acting career. If you haven’t already seen it this is the perfect chance. It’s set across a delicious 1980s Italian summer, exploring the loving relationship between a 17-year-old student and an older man.
You can join the waiting list here.