The Open East Arts Festival

This month the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be open to the public to hold the Open East Arts Festival, celebrating one year since the Olympic Games and East London Culture.

This festival is the perfect day out, from the 27-28th July individuals have a special opportunity to see where the Olympic Games were held, whilst simultaneously enjoying a day in the park overflowing with food, music, theatre, sport and family fun.

There is a variety of live music and performances to discover from acts such as; The Waterboys, Seun Kuti, some soul Caribbean and many other fantastic live performances. Enjoy some of the food from the real food festival, including a communal feast on one of the bridges over the River Lea or just simply relax and have a picnic along the quint-essential river bank. In the mean time young ones can enjoy the mini circus from the house of fairy tales, storytelling, art and craft workshops, puppet shows and whole host of activities to keep them smiling.

Ticket prices range from £6.00 to £9.50, and Under 5s can go for free. To check for availability of tickets please click here. The festival is set to last 2 days, from 1:30pm to 10pm and includes a spectacular finale at 9:30pm. Also keep a look out for up-coming events in the park, namely the London Anniversary Games and the Wireless festival.

After a fun-packed day in the park why not wind down and enjoy a meal at restaurant, Thirty Six? Offering a wide variety of delicious British dishes, it is the perfect way to end a somewhat perfect day.

Celebrate at the Coronation Festival

Next month you can celebrate the Queen’s 60th year on the throne in an extraordinary way at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace.

On four exciting days, the gardens at Buckingham Palace will be taken over by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, who are hosting the event. The exclusive event will see over 200 companies, who provide for the Royal family exhibit their services. The commemoration is open to the public who can buy tickets for the daytime or evening event.

The daytime event gives attendees the chance to have a royal experience. Explore the gardens and sample the goods the exhibitors have to offer while admiring the products. If you’re attending the celebration then The Mirrored House, the catwalk show and Mosimann’s Garden restaurant are necessary visits.

The evening festivities celebrate music and dance from the past 60 years. Acts providing entertainment include Katherine Jenkins, Katie Melua, Russell Watson and The Feeling. Performances from the English National Ballet and the National Youth Orchestra will showcase even more of Britain’s home grown talent.

Taking place on Thursday the 11th of July until Sunday 14th of July, the festival is not to be missed.

The Queen’s Coronation is a special occasion, so why not celebrate in style in our fabulous Perrier Jouet Lounge and continue the luxurious Royal experience? Here you can enjoy a complementary glass of Champagne and savour some of our delicious Canapés. Check out our website for more information on this great offer!

Boston Ballet to return to London’s Coliseum after long 30 years

London is welcoming back The Boston Ballet from the 3rd-7th of July for the first time in 30 years. The dance company, coming all the way from America will present two mesmerising programs at the historic Coliseum.

Program A contains innovative dance work which will highlight the companies various range of abilities. Arrangements include Vaslay Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun, George Balanchine’s Serendade and Symphony in Three Movements as well as a piece called Plan to B by their own choreographer, Jorma Elo.

Program B will bring to light the company’s contemporary skills through three diverse pieces. The program features Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, William Forsythe’s The Second Detail and Jiri Kylian’s Bella Figura. Polyphonia, a complex piece allows the dancers to showcase their raw talent in a stripped down, pure piece of ballet. The Second Detail is a strong piece full of energy which never fails to overcome an audience. Boston Ballet is the first American company to perform Bella Figura, which is said to be an emotional master piece that leaves viewers with a long lasting impression.  All three pieces are cutting edge pieces of work – definitely worth a watch.

Ticket prices range from £10 to £75 and are available here.  Located in Covent Garden the shows take place at 7.30pm each evening with an extra showing on Saturday 7th at 2.30pm. Fancy dining in style before? Then why not come along to Restaurant Thirty Six beforehand and experience some of our fine cuisine.