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London Insider Calendar: August 2017

A guide to the best creative events this month

Being outdoors is the name of the game in the last month of summer. If you haven’t already, head out to Pop Brixton to experience this creative hub in South London. Make sure you eat the most delicious ice creams in town and visit the best local breweries. Looking for more? Check out our curated list of events launching this month: the August Insider Calendar.

Food (and music!)
The Big Feastival
The Cotswolds
25 Aug – 27 Aug
Cost: £69.50+

London Insider Calendar August

If you’re looking to experience sonic seasoning, head to The Big Feastival. This one-of-a-kind festival offers something for everyone. Kids can enjoy visiting the farm, tree climbing and craft-making as parents kick back with a cheeky drink and some great tunes. The line-up of musicians and street food is top notch, so you’ll be sure to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Art
Matisse in the Studio
Royal Academy of the Arts
5 Aug – 12 Nov
Cost: £14.00

London Insider Calendar Art experience

Bequest of Madame Henri Matisse, 1960, 63.2.137. © François Fernandez, Nice.

In this unique exhibition, the Royal Academy presents Matisse’s personal collection of objects. The artist was inspired by items coming from disparate parts of the world, exposing him to new ways of portraying emotion and form. The objects unveil some of the inspiration behind his paintings, sculptures, and drawings.

Drinks
Gin Festival
Tobacco Dock
25 Aug – 27 Aug
Cost: £18.00

Gin festival London Insider Calendar

Tickets are selling out fast for this spirit bonanza! Gin – mother of all British spirits – is at the centre of the celebrations in this one-day event. Taste over 100 gins (well, not all of them), join a masterclass and meet the makers, as you enjoy some live music and delicious food.

Culture
Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill
27 Aug – 28 Aug
Cost: Free

Notting Hill Carnival London Insider Calendar

The Notting Hill Carnival is so many things: a celebration of Caribbean culture, a live music event, a performance frenzy, but most of all, an event that has come to represent a celebration of multiculturalism in the city’s melting pot. Join in the fun to experience authentic London vibes.

Theater
Kids Week
Multiple Venues
1 Aug – 31 Aug
Cost: Free for kids, £12.00+ adults

Kids Theatre Insider Calendar London

How about a full month of free theatre for the kids? Kids Week offers a vast program of child-friendly shows, helping you select the most appropriate based on a child’s age and preference (plays, musicals, entertainment and dance). Visit their website for the full program.

Photography
Street London
D&AD, East London
19 Aug – 20 Aug
Cost: £125.00

The Hoxton Mini Press and our very own Insider, street photographer Nick Turpin, will be hosting an event celebrating, shooting and discussing the best street photography. An unmissable event for those passionate about the craft. To dive deeper, join Nick on his London Street Photography Experience, a gold mine of knowledge and insights.

Fashion
Africa Fashion Week
Freemasons’ Hall
11 Aug – 12 Aug
Cost: £10.00+

London Insider Calendar August

Image courtesy of African Fashion Week.

This celebration of African fashion returns to the capital for the seventh year of catwalk creativity. The event showcases and supports the best emerging fashion designers inspired by the shapes and colours of Africa and African culture. Get the scoop on the latest and greatest cuts and shop your favourite looks in their vendor area.