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This Week May 29 - June 4
Image Credit: Carolina Faruolo

This Week May 29 - June 4

29 May 2017 Will Rathbone

Woah baby, have we got a doozy of a round-up for you this week. You can tell it’s summer, because every event is tinged with optimism and a sunshine feel. Start your day in the best possible way with a legendary Morning Gloryville rave, celebrate throughout the summer with a programme of fine music, food and film as London Bridge City Festival kicks off or spend Saturday in Victoria Park listening to heaps of fine musicians at Field Day. Whatever you do – do it with a smile. The good times are here.

Morning Gloryville 4th Birthday - Brixton Rooftop Beach

To celebrate their 4th Birthday, Morning Gloryville are throwing an early-morning rave at Brixton Rooftop in their own inimitable style, with a secret DJ booked to keep guests dancing and grinning from ear-to-ear. Previous DJs include Basement Jaxx and Rudimental – so the quality is assured – and there’ll be delicious smoothies, organic coffee, yoga classes and free hugs on offer when you need a quick break from the dancefloor. A nice break from cornflakes and the news whichever way you look at it.
 
Morning Gloryville’s Rooftop Beach Birthday Bonanza is at Brixton Rooftop Beach on June 1 from 7-10:30am. Tickets are £20.


Image courtesy of Morning Gloryville
 
Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction – Barbican Centre

This gargantuan exhibition, curated by writer and historian Patrick Gyger, is a comprehensive exploration of Science Fiction spanning art, design, film and literature. From the early works of Jules Verne and Ray Harryhausen, through to modern-day examples such as Interstellar, it looks at how the genre has explored both space and the depths of human consciousness. There’s an immersive installation from the creators of Black Mirror and galleries of aliens, dystopian worlds and Soviet artwork to discover.
 
Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction is at the Barbican Centre from June 3 – September 1. Tickets are £14.50
 
Field Day – Victoria Park

One of the first London festivals out of the starting blocks, Field Day is also one of the hippest in terms of line-up. Highlights this year include the out-of-this-world electronic landscapes of headliner Aphex Twin, local boy and conscious hip-hop artist Loyle Carner, cosmic jazzer Flying Lotus, psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and New Jersey’s pioneering Clams Casino - purveyor of smooth, dreamy beats. There’s nought better than drinking a cold one, in a park, with friends, at a festival. Amazingly, there are still tickets left, so go and join the party (then head home to a comfy bed and a shower!).
 
Field Day is at Victoria Park on June 3. Tickets are £64.50.


Image Credit: Carolina Faruolo

 
Last Night – Roundhouse

Speaking of parties, Last Night – part of the Roundhouse’s The Last Word festival – tells the story of one of London’s most famous and sorely missed nightclubs: Passing Clouds. One of the first victims of London’s nightlife cull, Passing Clouds was a Dalston music venue that quickly gained a reputation as one of the finest nights out in town. This immersive production – a collaboration between band Benin City and multi-disciplinary company nabokov – fuses spoken word with live music, DJs, brass and interviews.
 
Last Night is at the Roundhouse, as part of The Last Word Festival, on May 30 at 8pm. Tickets are £12.50
 
London Bridge City Festival

Kicking off on June 1, with events happening all throughout the month, London Bridge City Festival – situated between London and Tower Bridge – brings food, music, al-fresco film screenings and much, much more to the Southbank. The musical line-up is a reggae-tinged affair, with excellent DJ Nick Manessah playing a headline set, and two of Brighton’s finest artists – The Resonators and DJ Prince Fatty – bringing their good-time music to London. Screenings include sport – Tour de France, the Lions Tour and Wimbledon – alongside films like Fantastic Beasts and Bill and Ted plus NT Live. There’s a plethora of street food and drinks stalls as well – literally something for everyone.
 
London Bridge City Festival takes place on the Southbank throughout the Summer. All events are free!  


Image courtesy of London Bridge City Festival

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