By Esin Huseyin
Yet again another week has come around, quicker than those goals in the Germany V Brazil match, and it’s time for us here at Maybe to give you a little nudge in the right direction for things to do this weekend – or at the very least a little inspiration.
With British “summer” well underway, we’ve attempted to select some outdoor events to get you in the mood – you may just need to bring your brolly along, just in case, of course.
Now if we asked you to spend your weekend looking at some flowers it would probably create a bit of a mixed response, but this year’s Hampton Court’s Flower Show is set to be one to remember; not only will it have live music (The Lovettes & a steel band to name a few) it will also have theatrical performances (people dancing about in terracotta pots) – but that’s not all. This year, one of the areas is going to be inspired by the seven sins, and has even caused a bit of controversy; I mean, who doesn’t want to see how a flower display can not only be provocative, but also eyebrow raising…click here for more information.
Another summer, another series of events at Somerset House, and this time we’ve chosen their summertime concerts – excitingly enough it’s being kicked off by Daughter tonight, but you’ll be able to catch Kodaline (11th), Agnes Obel (12th), and The Cat Empire (13th) this weekend; you lucky lucky people. Our recommendation is good ol’ Agnes Obel on the Saturday; be prepared to be wooed by her ethereal vocals, stripped back piano melodies, with an essence of folk. Find the full line up, and ticket information – here.
On a weekly basis this section brings you something a little…random. Well, this week is no different, behold The Chap Olympics; basically think Olympics, but for the well mannered gentleman/lady. With this event being the 10th year, it’s surely to be full of of a little extra oomph; dress to impress in your finery and partake in Umbrella Jousting, Tea Pursuit, and Cucumber Sandwich Discus (honestly seems a bit like a waste of food, but okay). A little less steroids a little more pinkies up whilst drinking, be a good sport and click here to find out more information.
Either way, let us know what you get up to this weekend by commenting below. Or, get in touch with us via our social media pages; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and don’t forget to tag it using #maybeldner.