What’s on guide: June
With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…
What? Festival of Football
Where? The Book Club, Shoreditch
When? Saturday June 1st 2019 - Tuesday July 9th 2019
Organised by ace women’s team Goal Digggers FC, the festival is all about celebrating and encouraging women and non-binary people to play football at all levels. All proceeds will go to Football Beyond Borders and LGBT+ Youth Homeless Charity AKT. There will be film screenings, an exhibition, tournaments, taster days for beginners, comedy nights, and screenings of the Women’s World Cup. It's coming home!
What? King Hedley II
Where? Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford
When? Until Saturday June 15th 2019
Lenny Henry is excellent as a dangerous hustler in this thunderous August Wilson revival. ‘King Hedley II’ could come across as a play about some people having a really long chat in a garden, but here it builds with the thunder and fury of the most savage Greek tragedy.
What? World Naked Bike Ride
Where? Various London locations, London
When? Saturday June 8th 2019
A protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life, the World Naked Bike Ride is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the bare body. Many people opt to go au naturel and bike in the buff, though full nudity is optional.
What? Father’s Day at Roof East
Where? Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London
Challenge dad to a rooftop games day at Roof East for something different this father’s Day.
Find new ways to argue the toss at Roof East’s Social Fun and Games Club, a space filled with batting cages, crazy golf and urban lawn bowls. Then make peace over a surf 'n' turf burger at Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club after.
What? Field Day
Where? Meridian Water, Upper Edmonton
When? Friday June 7th 2019 - Saturday June 8th 2019
Over the last decade Field Day has slowly become one of London’s very best music festivals, with a consistently excellent booking policy covering the world’s finest alternative acts. The line-up is typically on-point, though, with Skepta and Jorja Smith headlining a bill that also includes Diplo, Earl Sweatshirt and Pusha T.
What? God's Own Junkyard
Where? Upper Walthamstow
God’s Own Junkyard showcases the late neon artist Chris Bracey’s personal collection of work in a salvage yard in Walthamstow. It contains everything from his signage for Soho sex clubs in the ‘60s to his work for the movie industry, including pieces that were used in ‘Captain America’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, ‘Byzantium’ and more. If you love neon this is the place to go. Within the junkyard visit our Rolling Scones café which offers cream teas and a selection of freshly baked cakes and food, or chill with an alcoholic beverage in the fully licensed bar within the cafe.
What? Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s Birthday Parade
Where? The Mall, St James'
When? Saturday June 8th 2019
Trooping the Colour is a military tradition that dates back to the early eighteenth century. Originally it was all about helping soldiers to recognise their own standard in the chaos of battle. Now it's an opportunity for some seriously impressive marching manoeuvres and a fantastic opportunity for royalty spotting. After the parade, the royals head back to Buckingham Palace for balcony photo shoots and there’s usually a fly-past at 1pm to wind things up.