With the sun in full swing this summer, and London reopening its doors, here are my top pick of events this month.
Walk with Art – Stratford to the O2, until September 2021
The Line is a free public art walk populated with works by some of the biggest names in sculpture. The walk runs from Stratford to the O2, offering a wealth of historical sites along the way with a digital guide to share insights into the works you view while on this beautiful walk through London. Exhibiting artists include Anish Kapoor, Gary Hume and Anthony Gormley. Find out more, here.
Sickle Cell Anaemia Exhibition – Black Cultural Archives, until 30th July
For the first time, this exhibition collects the testimonies and experiences of people living with sickle cell; photographs and archives about the history of sickle cell campaigning; and original art by Black artists.
Sickle cell was misunderstood by doctors and underfunded for decades, and this exhibition shares the stories of people with it in an inspiring way. Get tickets, here.
Take in the Yam Carnival – Clapham Common, 28th August
Now is the year to discover a new festival, and Yam Carnival is the place to start. Launching for the first time this year, it promises to celebrate Black culture, with music from incredible artists; food from tantalising traditional and contemporary chefs; and Masquerades from several communities across the diverse continent showcasing the tradition. Reserve tickets here.
The Underbelly Returns – Cavendish Square, until 26th September
Looking for a host of events, comedy, and even circus acts? Underbelly Festival returns for another year at the new Cavendish Square location. There’s an enormous amount planned – comedy with Andrew Maxwell and Zoe Lyons, catch your favourite podcasters recording live, and even cabaret has its own category! View the list of events, here.