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London Insider Calendar: July 2017

A guide to the best creative events this month

Let’s face it, July is the month of music. From the popular tunes at Lovebox to the beautiful garden setting of Kew the Music, from the family-friendly melting pot of Lambeth Country Show to the deep vibes of Ealing Blues Festival, there is no corner of the city that is not overcome with beautiful sounds. For all else, here is our list of the top London creative events.

Art

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Tate Modern
12 July – 22 October
Cost: £16.50

This powerful exhibition presents the work of those who engaged with the topic of Black Power since the emergence of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. More than 50 artists featured will be on exhibit for the first time in the UK. The exhibition aims to reflect on how Black art was promoted, contested, and at times rejected with the United States.  

Gardens

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show  
Tatton Park
19 July – 23 July
Cost: £27.00

Head over to the stunning Tatton Park to engage in a series of relaxing, family-friendly summer activities. Meet the young, up-and-coming garden designers competing in the RHS Young Designer 2017 competition, immerse yourself in the butterfly dome, and indulge your plant passion. Looking for a deeper dive into gardening and botany? Go on an exploration of Chelsea Physic Garden with the founder of The Plants Planting and Design School.

Drinks

The New Zealand Wine Garage Sale
Pop Brixton
22 July
Cost: £15.00

Image courtesy of: Pop Brixton. 

This beer and wine tasting is like no other. Tucked in the wonderful Pop Brixton, get to know and sample a carefully curated set of Kiwi wines and local beers, under the knowledgeable guidance of The New Zealand Cellar. Oh and if you go, don’t forget to check out some of our favourite food stalls currently at Pop.

Shopping

The Art Car Boot Fair
The Workshop
9 July
Cost: £5.00

Let’s go shopping…for art! This one-day art bonanza is a real treat for all those looking to snatch some real bargains from the trunk of hundreds of artists and traders. Visit their website for a full list of featured artists.

Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing
Globe Theatre
14 July – 15 October
Cost: £5.00 – £45.00

Ah, the classics – what can compare? The Globe Theatre’s summer season is in full swing, but the arrival of Much Ado will be a delight to those looking for Shakespeare’s finest romance and humour.

Architecture

The City is Ours
Museum of London
14 July – 2 January
Cost: Free

How and why are our cities transforming? How can we participate in shaping and improving cities today and in the future? If you’ve ever wondered how to reduce your food waste, gas emissions, or improve public transport (we know you do that every day), then you will love The City is Ours – a new exhibition exploring the pleasures and challenges of urban living.

Poetry

Camden Fringe
Multiple venues
31 July – 17 August
Cost: £5.00+

Image courtesy of: Camden Fringe – “Sex, Spies and Streaming”

Poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in this action-packed series of events happening across 25 North London venues. Kick back and let loose over some stand-up comedy, or find some brilliant one-man (or woman) acts for as little as a fiver. Entertainment guaranteed.