EVENTS

SUMMER 2019

Here's a selection lovely things to experience this summer. Some are right on our doorstep in Canary Wharf or nearby, and others are a little further away.

Remember, it's always best to double check with the venue/ organisers before you plan your trip to avoid disappointment.

JUNE

FANTABULOSA 

Join some of the UK’s leading drag artists for this family-friendly show featuring storytelling, lipsync, dressing-up, games, songs and a lot of glitter! 

FREE

Sat. 22 & Sun 23 June

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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ROLL PLAY

Three performers blur the boundaries between hip hop and circus, using intricate moves and virtuosic agility to give a captivating, cheeky and effortlessly cool performance.

FREE

Sat. 22 & Sun 23 June

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich

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NATURE WALK

FREE

Sat. 29 June 11 am - 12 noon.

Locksley Street, Mile End Park Play Pavilion

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SUMMER FAIR TOWER HAMLETS CEMETERY PARK

FREE

Sat. 29 June

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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DANCING CITY - 9 Minutes

Dancing City, London’s favourite outdoor dance event that showcases a dazzling array of performances from the UK and beyond.

FREE

 

Sat. 29 June 2pm and 3.30pm.

Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf.

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MO AND THE RED RIBBON 

Spectacular staging and emotional storytelling, meet MO, a giant child puppet, who wakes up in Bow to find he has been separated from his family.

FREE

 

Sat. 29 June 9.30pm

Roman Road, Bow.

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FAMILY PADEL TENNIS DAY 

Special taster sessions for families to trial the sport. 

FREE

Sun.30 June, 11am - 2pm.

Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf.  

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ROMAN LONDON FAMILY WALK 

Go back 2,000 years and walk the streets of Roman Londinium! 

Sun.30 June, 11am - 12pm.

Museum of London, City of London.

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NATURE NOTEBOOKS

Join us every Thursday of the summer holidays to create your very own Nature Notebook, which you can use to explore our Gardens. 45 mins sessions.

FREE

Every Thursday throughout the Summer. FIrst session starts at 11am, last session starts at 2.45pm.

Horniman Museum, Forest Hill  

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MINIGOLF

FREE

Ongoing.

Mon-Fri 12 noon -7pm/ Sat & Sun 12 noon -6pm

Last play starts 15 minutes before closing. You may find minigolf closed in cases of inclement weather. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf.  

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VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN -  EY Exhibition

This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.

Until Thursday 11 August. 

Tate Britain, Westminster.  

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JULY

MILE END PARK FUN FAIR

Thurs. 4 - Sun. 14 July.

Mile End Park.  

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TRANSE EXPRESS - Closing ceremony Greenwich + Docklands Festival. 

Join hands with international and local dancers in an evening of celebration followed by spectacular fireworks, bringing this year’s Festival to a euphoric conclusion.

FREE

Sat. 6  July

Royal Albert Dock, East London.  

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SHORT STORIES STATIONS - Children's story takeover. 

Canary Wharf's short story stations will be printing out free children’s stories for one weekend only.

FREE

Sat, 6 & Sun. 7 July

Jubilee Place, Churchill Place & Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf.  

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LIMEfest

A free annual festival of fun, games & entertainment for the entire family
Proudly organised by the Limehouse Community Forum.

FREE

 

Sun. 7 July - 12 - 5pm

Ropemakers Field, Limehouse.  

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TOWER ESCAPE - Live performance.

Visit the Tower of London in the dark days of Elizabeth I and James I. Rub shoulders with prisoners. What friends, equipment and opportunities will there be to help your quest for freedom?

Sat 13 July -  Sat 31 August

Tower of London. 

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THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON FAMILY TOUR 

Was the baker of Pudding Lane to blame? What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden? Find out on our 45 minute interactive family walk exploring how the Great Fire started, spread, and was finally stopped. 

Sat 20 July, 11am

Museum of London.  

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ROCKET POWER! 

It’s been 50 years since man’s first moon landing, so celebrate with us by helping to create a giant rocket sculpture and then make your very own rocket, flying saucer or astronaut to take home.

FREE

Sat. 20 July, 12 - 4pm.

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf.  

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THE 8 - 14'S STUDIO - Sculpture, animation and sound.

Sketching, sculpture-making and animation using yourself and artwork in the galleries as inspiration. Create alter-egos using rubber, fake nails and hair, playing with tech and sound to bring them to life.

FREE

Sat. 20 July, 12 - 2 pm & 3 - 5pm.

Tate Modern, Bankside  

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ROMAN LONDON FAMILY WALK 

Go back 2,000 years and walk the streets of Roman Londinium! 

Sun. 21, 11am - 12pm.

Museum of London, City of London.

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OVER THE MOON - Opera for babies. 

Interactive musical adventure for babies and toddlers.

FREE

Sun. 21 July, 12noon / 1pm /2pm

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf.  

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AL FRESCO THEATRE - The legend of King Arthur.

FREE

Mon. 22 July, 7pm.

Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf.  

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HENRY V STORYTELLING 

Introduce the whole family to this tale of courage and exciting action led by a Globe Storyteller.

Fri. 26 July, 2pm.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Globe Theatre

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ROBIN HOOD STORYTELLING 

Sat 27 July,11am.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Globe Theatre

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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Dir. Steven Spielberg, 1982, U

FREE

Wed 31 July, 7pm

Canada Square, Canary Wharf.  

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GLOBE THEATRE FAMILY TOURS

Step into Shakespeare’s Globe and learn about Elizabethan stage practices all the way from Heaven to Hell through to the experience of Shakespeare’s audiences.

Weekends.

Globe Theatre, Bankside.

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NATURE NOTEBOOKS

Join us every Thursday of the summer holidays to create your very own Nature Notebook, which you can use to explore our Gardens. 45 mins sessions.

FREE

Every Thursday throughout the Summer. FIrst session starts at 11am, last session starts at 2.45pm.

Horniman Museum, Forest Hill  

More here...

MINIGOLF

FREE

Ongoing.

Mon-Fri 12 noon -7pm/ Sat & Sun 12 noon -6pm

Last play starts 15 minutes before closing. You may find minigolf closed in cases of inclement weather. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf.  

More here...

VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN -  EY Exhibition

This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.

Until Thursday 11 August. 

Tate Britain, Westminster.  

More here...

Ferris Wheel
 

AUGUST

AL FRESCO THEATRE - A Midsummer NIght's Dream.

FREE

Mon. 5 August, 7pm.

Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf.  

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AL FRESCO THEATRE - The Princess and the Frog.

FREE

Sat. 10 August, 3pm.

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf.  

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AL FRESCO THEATRE - Fabulous Folk and Fairy Tales.

FREE

Sun. 11 August, 1-1.30pm / 1.45-2.15pm / 2.30-3pm

Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf.  

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VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN -  EY Exhibition

This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.

Until Thursday 11 August. 

Tate Britain, Westminster.  

More here...

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS - Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters: Three scientists at Columbia University are fired and go into business as a ghost extermination company called “Ghostbusters”. Can they save the Big Apple from a ghost invasion? Dir. Ivan Reitman, 1984, 12A

FREE

Wed 14 August, 7pm

Canada Square, Canary Wharf.  

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THE 8 - 14'S STUDIO - Sculpture, animation and sound.

Sketching, sculpture-making and animation using yourself and artwork in the galleries as inspiration. Create alter-egos using rubber, fake nails and hair, playing with tech and sound to bring them to life.

FREE

Sat. 17 August, 12 - 2 pm & 3 - 5pm.

Tate Modern, Bankside  

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ROMAN LONDON FAMILY WALK 

Go back 2,000 years and walk the streets of Roman Londinium! 

Sun. 18 Aug, 11am - 12pm.

Museum of London, City of London.

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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS - Edward Scissorhands.

A beautifully morose modern-day fairytale in classic Tim Burton style: a gentle man with scissors for hands is adopted by a kind lady from a nearby neighbourhood. Dir. Tim Burton, 1991, 12

FREE

Saturday 24 August, 7pm

Canada Square, Canary Wharf.  

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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS - Night at the museum.

Night at the Museum: A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the exhibits to come to life and wreak havoc. Dir. Shawn Levy, 2006, PG

FREE

Tuesday 27 August, 7pm

Canada Square, Canary Wharf.  

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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS - Jurassic Park.

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Dir. Steven Spielberg, 1993, PG

FREE

Sat 31 August, 7pm 

Canada Square, Canary Wharf.  

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NATURE NOTEBOOKS

Join us every Thursday of the summer holidays to create your very own Nature Notebook, which you can use to explore our Gardens. 45 mins sessions.

FREE

Every Thursday throughout the Summer. FIrst session starts at 11am, last session starts at 2.45pm.

Horniman Museum, Forest Hill  

More here...

MINIGOLF

FREE

Ongoing.

Mon-Fri 12 noon -7pm/ Sat & Sun 12 noon -6pm

Last play starts 15 minutes before closing. You may find minigolf closed in cases of inclement weather. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf.  

More here...

TOWER ESCAPE - Live performance.

Visit the Tower of London in the dark days of Elizabeth I and James I. Rub shoulders with prisoners. What friends, equipment and opportunities will there be to help your quest for freedom?

Until Sat 31 August

Tower of London. 

More here...


 

Be safe & have fun!

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