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This week: 28 May – 3 June
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This week: 28 May – 3 June

28 May 2018 Suzanne Frost

Summer is really kicking off this week with the first festivals of the year ready to bring you those summer vibes. Should you ever get fed up with Pimm’s in the sun, we have a pretty adventurous bar picked out for you and there is something rather fabulous in store for the kids as well...

Graduate Fashion Week
Danielle  - Altruda Roberta Giusy IUAD Accademia Della Moda Italy, MA.RQUES  - Meliqua Jones UCA Epsom, Beige Renegade - Sarah Seb UEL

Graduate Fashion Week provides aspiring graduates from some of the most prestigious fashion schools from all over the world the unique opportunity to launch their careers on the global platform. Taking place at the Truman Brewery in East London from 3 - 6 June, the event has become a key source for new talent and Graduate Fashion Week is ‘the place to be’ for both current fashion professionals and those who aspire to join the industry. An unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent, Graduate Fashion Week has launched the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Burberry’s Christopher Bailey MBE, who was the first ever winner of the Gold Award for the best collection, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald. Who knows which future superstars of fashion you might discover this year? There are over 25 catwalk shows taking place along with live talks and masterclasses, and at just £8 entry we can guarantee you will never see these designers of the future this cheap again.
 
Graduate Fashion Week takes place at the Truman Brewery from 3 – 6 June. Tickets can be booked here.
 
Duckie

Fabulous and family-friendly, critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his usually glittering and glamorous shell in his first work for children, a classic tale of identity and belonging. Duckie is a re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self-acceptance at its core. Set in an animal circus, we join him on an adventure of self-discovery, asking questions of the ‘happy ever after’ in a celebration of difference. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Watch Duckie triumph by realising that these are his strengths.
 
Duckie by Le Gateau Chocolat will be at Theatre Royal Stratford East 30 May - 2 June
 
Festivals
Patti Smith, Nick Cave and St Vincent at APE Festival (c) Getty Images

Sundance Film Festival London, a snapshot of the famous independent film festival in Utah, is coming to Picturehouse Central from 31 May – 3 June, this year championing female voices with 58% of films being directed by women. For the full programme and tickets check out their website. For the bank holiday weekend, the Southbank will play host to a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture and cuisine with the Feria De Londres full of Spanish tapas, regional wines and and sherry tasting masterclasses. Inspired by Southern Spain’s annual Spring fairs, the festival will feature Flamenco dancing shows, interactive workshops and live Spanish music to create an authentic party atmosphere. Summer by the River (the festival formerly known as London Bridge City Summer Festival) is back on from 1 June and will take over the riverside from London Bridge Pier to City Hall with summer vibes. There will be live music, outdoor cinema, sport screenings, comedy, dance and fitness classes, and just in case we didn’t mention, it is all for free! London is spoilt for choice in terms of music festivals, but new kid on the block, All Points East Festival in Victoria Park, kicking off 25 May – 3 June, has a truly impressive line-up of headliners including LCD Soundsystem, The XX, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National and legendary icon Patti Smith - and all this without camping!
 
 
Moonshine Saloon

Prohibition and Gatsby themed parties are always in fashion but if you are looking for a whole new world to sip your cocktail in, the Moonshine Saloon will be swinging open its doors to London’s first Wild West Bar! The Moonshine Saloon is the centre of an undercover moonshine empire. You have to bring your own liquor to be granted entry to the shadiest spirit making business in town, where highly experimental mixologists will mix you a personalized moonshine cocktail without any rules, all while evading the beady eye of the local Sheriff. Get yourself a Stetson Hat and Cowboy gear to ensure you don’t attract the wrong kind of attention, then try your luck at cards and dice games whilst exchanging tales of life in the West.
 
The Moonshine Saloon is at 535 Kings Road, Chelsea 31 May -25  August, Thursdays - Saturdays. Tickets are £33.99 and include 4 cocktails (don’t forget to bring your own bottle).
 
 

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