It’s haat, haat, haat, out there. It’s also July! So what will this new month have in store for us all?
♦ 2nd July – Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon opened at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday. Book yourself some tickets because I have a feeling this will be a summer hit.
♦ 3rd July (that’s today) IT’S MA BIRFDAAAAAAAAY! Ahem, yeah. It’s my birthday today. No biggie.
♦ 3rd July - Amy is being released today. The documentary which mixes home videos with interviews has been called misleading by her family, however I’m sure will still be a must see for fans of the star.
♦ 4th July – Independence Day. Even though here in Britain America’s Independence day may not be something to wave a flag about (old wounds run deep guys), there are still several parties and festivals taking place around the capital, where you can pick up a corn dog and drink some Bud, or other less stereotypical clichés.
4th July – A Curious Invitation’s Masonic Masquerade Party is taking place in the bowels of the Masonic Temple for anyone wanting to divulge in a little debauchery. Although if you can muster an ounce of hedonism in this heat you’re a better woman than I. “Mint Julep and a fan please!”
4th July – The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery are hosting an open day on this day, which will involve tours of the cemetery as well as local history stalls and activities.
5th July – Silverstone Grand Prix Weekend!!! The golden age of motor racing may be gone but I still adore me some Formula 1 action of a weekend. Broooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!
8th July – Soundscapes opens at the National Gallery. The exhibition features pieces of music inspired or relating to particularl paintings, allowing viewers (or hearers) to listen to artworks. Well now I do say.
11th July – Chap Olympiad! Whoop. I’ve got my sun dress ready and my picnic hamper packed (not really, the sandwiches would go mouldy) ready for the annual romp in Bedfordshire Square. See you there what-ho!
11-12th July – Wimbledon Final Weekend. Don’t even try to get a ticket. Do you know that Wimbledon publishes a ‘guide to queueing’? Honestly, I downloaded it. Can you imagine anything more British? OK, so forget actually being there, just buy all of the strawberries Waitrose has and do whatever Heston tells you to with them and watch the finals unfurl in comfort of your own cats.
12th July – Bastille Festival. In a celebration of all things Gallic, Borough Market will be hosting a French culinary feast to chomp your way through, whilst singing Le Vie En Rose, or whatever you’er supposed to do on Bastille Day.
18th July – Not of much interest to many people but I’m going to Helsinki! I absolutely can’t wait. So stay tuned for lots of posts about my adventures in Scandi-land.
Right, now I’m off to do birthday things! Have a fabulous day (well it is the best day of the year)