Unmissable Things to Do In London in June 2019
June is the gateway to a summer full of gender fluid festivals, a free Cyprus celebration, London’s most extreme night out and much more…
Festivals & Seasons
London’s home of spoken word and poetry comes to life in this lively inclusive festival.
A proper festival for Barking and Dagenham.
Sink the Pink’s creative team is back with this fiesta of campery including the legendary Samantha Mumba, Chaka Khan, Kate Nash and Jamelia. The most fun you can have this summer!
Splash! East London Festival of Rivers and Oceans | London Enterprise Academy | 15 June | From 11am | FREE
A chance to network and find practical ways to help the environment in London.
Greek food, drink and dance as well as some oddball acts like George Karageorgis’ ‘glasses on your head dance’ and a live donkey.
London’s top free outdoor festival returns with a gigantic crystal chandelier in Woolwich, a cinematic experience on a bus and circus takeovers of Greenwich Town Centre.
Art Night is a free chance to discover Walthamstow and Kings Cross by night.
A new 24 hour non-stop festival at the UK’s most easterly point.
Cats take over the lovely Beckenham with a cat show, films, a market and yummy street food.
Feminist punk rising stars Big Joanie are on the line up at this call to decolonise.
Cabaret & Variety
Expect the unexpected at this cabaret takeover of Peckham’s Bussey Building.
‘A post-monarchy anti-capitalist variety show.’ featuring the best of the bunch including bizarro queens Figs in Wigs and drag superstar Ginger Johnson.
Female fronted comedy night at east London’s cave of wonders Hackney Empire.
Step on board and head to the belly of this famous boat for a night of eco-cabaret class.
100s of acts have been whittled down and this is the cream of London’s cabaret scene.
London’s most extreme and XXX night out. Be prepared to push the boundaries and laugh the taboos away.
Drag, music, circus, and burlesque fuse in this saucy pick and mix.
Talks & Lectures
Sacha Coward will be talking about the secret history behind mermaids and other gender bending mythical creatures to anyone that will listen.
A day of talks and events reframing the conversation around gender equality in the screen industries.
Film & TV
Legendary independent cinema presents its first film festival aiming to champion underrepresented groups including women behind the camera, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ individuals and differently abled filmmakers.
Celebrate the life of Doris Day with her classic pic.
Part of a John Carpenter season, Village of the Damned is the classic tale of a small town alien invasion.
Support fresh new British short films at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick.
A night of short plays written by writers of colour, directed by directors of colour and performed by actors of colour.
Offbeat kooks Little Bulb Theatre blur cosmic rock and a TED-talk to delve into the world of AI.
A country and western musical about the pension crisis.
30 international artists explore the zeitgeist issues around gender identity.
Head North for the UK’s most exciting summer exhibition of New York street art star Keith Haring.
Founded by Texan tornado Kemah Bob, this comedy night challenges the status quo with a 100% No-White-Males-Onstage Guarantee!
Star of cult comedy Community and Crazy Rich Asians, Ken Jeong brings his stand up to the UK.
A free gig of mind-bending music from Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something.
Hot drag from Rhysspieces, an LGBTQ+ choir and lots more at this free museum late.
A community pride event full of spirit.