By Esin Huseyin
With the start of June marking the beginning of summer, we seem to have entered a new season of socialising; rooftops and outdoor food festivals galore.
Not sure what to do this weekend? Have a quick look at our shortlist of things you could be doing.
If street art is your thing, then head over to Brockley Street Art festival this weekend, it’s already going on, but you better get there quick because it finishes on the 6th. This community-run eight-day festival will highlight how graffiti became an art. The festival aims to improve the appearance of the Brockley Corridor, by showcasing murals by locals, national and international artists. To find out more information, visit here.
If you didn’t know already, a new jazz and julep bar was launched at the end of May on Broadway Market. The bar aptly named Kansas Smitty’s, after it’s resident eight-piece jazz band, aims to bring back the unpretentious vibe. This weekend they’ll be keeping their doors open late, so why not spend some time on the dance floor – or sit back and take in the scene with a Julep in hand. Click here, for more information.
The Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love is back again, and this time it’s inspired by Nelson Mandela’s humanitarian work, the site will be taken over by works on all themes of all types of love – that between friends and family, colleagues or team-mates, romantic and the wider love of humanity. This weekend is the opening and will see the festival showcasing those who have made a difference. For more details on events, click here.