What’s on in August: Things to do
From summertime art exhibitions to music festivals, there is so much to enjoy over the capital this August, we look at what’s on in August in London and Surrey
Chihuly: Reflections on Nature
Celebrated glass artist, Dale Chihuly, will be exhibiting his awe-inspiring collection of glass artworks around the botanical gardens, bringing Kew to life with his colourful creations.
Until 27 October; admission included in entry
Open Air Theatre
Bring along a picnic and settle down amid the rose garden at Morden Hall Park for this wonderful alfresco production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
16 August; 7.30pm; £18.50 adult, £9 child
Morden Hall Park
Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown
Legendary king of funk, Nile Rodgers, will be curating Meltdown – a South Bank festival full of collaborations, live music, and fantastic performances from the likes of Johnny Marr, Songhoy Blues and Jungle.
Woking Food and Drink Festival
The annual foodie fest is back with over 80 traders popping up to showcase their produce, plus chefs on hand to show off with mouth watering demonstrations, including supper club host, TV presenter and author, Sabrina Ghayour and BBC’s Eat Well for Less, Chris Bavin.
30 August-1 September
Woking Town Centre
Wimbledon Park Food and Drink Festival
Taking place in beautiful Wimbledon Park, this foodie fest has tasting stations, recipe inspiration and live entertainment.
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
The ultimate cinematic experience in the beautiful surrounds of Somerset House. The iconic London venue will host 14 summer evenings with outdoor screens, cinema-quality surround sound and unmissable films including cult hits and Hollywood blockbusters.
The Tempest at Fulham Palace Garden
Enjoy outdoor theatre in the magical grounds of Fulham Palace and catch Shakespeare’s classic lyrical drama on the main lawn.
4 August; 7pm-9.15pm; £14
The Luna Cinema
Venues across the capital and Surrey, spanning from Battersea Park all the way to Ally Pally in the north will be hosting pop-up big screens for the chance to see your favourite film in stunning surrounds. On the bill are films including Grease, Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Rich Asians.
See website for times, locations and details
Frank Bowling at the Tate
Guyanese painter Frank Bowling has his collection of colourful, Francis Bacon-esque pieces displayed at the Tate Britain, making for a beautiful display of abstract works created with energy and colour.
Until 26 August; £13/free for members
A magical summer adventure at Bocketts Farm
Enjoy summer on the farm and its enchanted trails, where you’ll find a bubble disco, small animal encounters, the chance to pan for gold, plus creative activities for kids in the craft corner.
26 July- 1 September
Theatre at Regent’s Park
Pack a picnic and head along to Regent’s Park for a dreamy production of Evita at an award-winning London landmark.
26 July- 1 September