London’s open spaces are ready to host plenty of fun events over the coming months and the Capital’s residents are already warming up. Marathons are being run, barbecues cleaned up and summer playlists downloaded. Call it a “Psychological Spring Cleaning” if you like, but anything of any value benefits from a bit of preparation – even fun.
Studio 54, Mood II Swing and Paradise Garage are among the big dance music names topping the bill, the emphasis being on cutting edge reboots of the classic disco genre. All that dancing will require plenty of fuel and the pop up stalls will be among some of the best in the Capital. Honest Burgers, Forza Win and Chicken Shop are just some of the well-known street food brands that will be cooking up a funky storm in SE24.
Nineteen twenties America was a time and place where people had to sneak into disreputable uptown drinking clubs in order to drink, dance and love. The Great Gatsby is set in these times and the production is encouraging its audience to show up in period costume. So grab a pair of spats and a handful of feathers and step into the unknown.
Huw Stephens, Rozi Plain and The Proper Ornaments are among those on the bill. Wales has a strong tradition of left field pop and rock musicians that are probably more influential than they are successful. Cider makers include Boss, Breacon Brewing and Purple Moose.
In Alexis Sanchez, however, the Gunners have that rare breed of player that can carry whole teams by example, encouragement and sheer determination. His goals have kept manager Arsene Wenger in a job and with Chelsea still catchable in the league, nerves might play their part, especially if the game goes to extra time.