UCLSS Social Programme Events
Friday 27th July
Jazz in the Quad
Saturday 28th July
Day Trip: Bath & Stonehenge
Recommendations from UCLSS Staff
Things to do this weekend:
World Food Market at the picturesque St. Katherine’s Docks.
Rent out one of London’s public ‘Boris-bikes’ and enjoy traffic-free cycling on some of London’s busiest and most famous streets as they close for the annual Prudential RideLondon event. There’s an eight-mile stretch of the FreeCycle event [pdf map], meandering past landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s, without having to worry about the usual cars and buses. Picnic spots, games, music and ‘bike doctors’ line the route. On Saturday evening, you can watch races including the RideLondon Classique Pro Women’s, and the Brompton World Championship Final.
Don’t waste money on the London Eye – go to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral, where you can walk around the outside of the dome and enjoy views across London in all directions.
You don’t have to travel far to see great dancing! The Place, home to London Contemporary Dance School and Richard Alston Dance Company, is hosting its annual end of year performance for Centre for Advanced Training students. Located on Duke’s Road, you can find The Place between the UCL Campus and the accommodation buildings, you’ve probably walked passed it without noticing…
CAT Students will premiere works created with artists from Phoenix Dance Theatre, BalletBoyz, Impact Dance, James Cousins, Candoco & Authenticity alongside guest performances from their Partnership Programmes in Hampshire, Brighton & Hertfordshire.
All ticket proceeds for this event go to the Fund for Excellence (FFE) which financially supports talented young dance artists.
Things to book now:
The hidden gem Wigmore Hall offers free and £5 chamber music tickets to under-25s.
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 at Southbank Centre: Learn about Nelson Mandela’s life, career and commitment to equality and justice. Charting his rise from freedom fighter to leader of the anti-apartheid movement, the free-to-enter The Centenary Exhibition 2018 runs at the Southbank Centre until 18 August!
A relaxing boat trip down the Thames to Hampton Court, where the city turns into countryside, visit Hampton Court Palace and return to London again by boat at the end of the day. You’ll feel like you’ve had a holiday!
Fun Home at the Young Vic, even if musicals aren’t normally your thing, i’d still recommend this one! Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home looks a Alison’s complex relationship with her father as the audience meets her at three stages in her life and the Broadway version won 5 Tony Awards.
By Popular Demand:
Rumour has it temperatures are going to drop down to a much more bearable 24°C this weekend, however if you’re still in need of cooling off, these are our top tips:
Go to the other extreme and visit the Ice Bar for a cocktail served in an ice cube!
Head over for a swim at London Fields lido in East London before having a BBQ in London Fields Park – the only park in London where you are allowed open fires! (I think!)
Excape the heat in the shade of a tree in Regent’s Park and while you’re there check out the Frieze’s Sculpture Exhibition. First launched in 2017, Frieze Sculpture returns to the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park brings together featuring works by 25 contemporary and modern artists from around the world presented by world-leading galleries. Download the Art Fund’s free Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app before you head to the park for a handy map and short audio on each piece by curator Clare Lilley.