Park Life

If you’re at loose end as to what to do in the weekend sun, then there’s a host of park-based events in the capital to keep you entertained.

The Moxon Architects-designed Pocket Park in London’s Store Street (read more about the Pocket Park’s opening night here) will be hosting Big Dance workshops as part of  London Festival of Architecture’s Love Your Street. Here participants can learn the dance for the Big World Dance on 10 July, which will see thousands of people dancing from the Southbank Centre to Trafalgar Square.

If you’re more of a spectator than a performer, then Store Street is also a good bet as RADA will be acting out three shortened and adapted Shakespeare plays. Choose from Othello, Macbeth or the more summery A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all of which are free but need to be pre-booked.

Down by the river the LFA’s Bankside Urban Forest week will be clutching the area in its green fingers, with a range of talks, bird-watching walks and events around the Union Street urban orchards. Following mayor Boris Johnson’s launch of the Edible Estates competition to encourage more community food growing spaces in the city, this might be the right place to find some top urban gardening tips.

For more information on Love Your Street events this weekend visit or go to for the LAF’s Bankside Urban Forest walks and talks.

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