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August Events 2023

Having trouble deciding on the best spots for photography in London?

Then check out our amazing events to visit in the London and Watford area this month. These events are more geared towards photography and art.

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Summer on the Square – 1st to 28th
A free festival of art, outside on Trafalgar Square. A programme of free, daily creative sessions and activities to inspire you to create your own masterpieces.
Find out more here.

Watford Market Lates – 4th
Includes live music with ‘Groove Generation and also craft beer, a pop-up bar and delicious street food from around the globe, including Caribbean, Asian and Korean street food.
Find out more here.

Sunset ballerina shoot in Little Venice, London – 4th
We will be shooting in Little Venice, London. It is situated on the Regents Canal. Taking place 2 hours before sunset, it should be golden light.
Find out more here.

NISARGAH at Canary Wharf – 5th
The event promises an enchanting afternoon in store for all art lovers when the dancers bring the beauty and elegance of Odissi dance to viewers’ delight.
Find out more here.

Japanese Garden Community Day – 6th
A summer afternoon of family fun and entertainment in the peaceful surroundings of Hammersmith Park’s Japanese garden. A team of volunteers will be on hand to help you fold an origami animal or to teach you how to write your name in Japanese. You can even create your summer greetings card for your family and friends!
Find out more here.

LONDON TRIATHLON – 6th
Swimming takes place in the Royal Docks, with running events around ExCeL Centre, but the cycling route takes competitors from Excel to Westminster.
Find out more here.

Barbie’s dream cinema – 10th to 13th
Rooftop Film Club, Peckham, is transformed into a Barbie Land for a weekend of BARBIE screenings. Discover how fantastic life is in plastic, pink, neon and shimmer as the original rooftop cinema becomes a slice of Malibu in Peckham!
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Perseid meteor shower in Cassiobury Park – 12th
Bring a flask and a deck chair and watch the celestial light show. Or if you have a camera with a tripod, take some photographs of the night sky. The Perseid meteor shower happens every year and can be quite spectacular. The peak display is between the 9th & 13th of August; there could be around 50 to 80 an hour. Back in 2016, there was 80 – 100 an hour.
Find out more here.

Anime Convention at Hammersmith – 12th to 13th
Four floors of merch, gaming, comics and cosplay. Expect live performers from J-Pop, Anime inspired singers, bands and performers throughout the day, and a chance to meet voice actors from anime.
Find out more here.

Colour Walk Meetup at Spitalfields Market – 17th
An informal gathering of colourful, creative souls who meet, dressed in their finest, to walk, talk and strut their stuff. Excellent for photography.
Find out more here.

Herts Pride in Cassiobury Park, Watford – 19th
Celebrating diversity, love, and equality. Hertfordshire Pride is a chance to come together and positively impact your local area.
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Colourscape in Watford – 19th till 28th
Colourscape returns to Cassiobury Park with an entire ten-day festival. Enter a new world of colour and light. Explore a unique labyrinth of 70 interlinked chambers of intense colours and discover musicians and dancers interacting with you.
Find out more here.

CROYDON STANDS TALL – 21st
Decorated by local artists, schools and communities, more than 30 giant giraffe sculptures and 30 little giraffe sculptures will appear across Croydon town centre for you to explore and enjoy. 
Find out more here.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival  – 25th
GDIF 2023 will bring together UK and international artists in a ground-breaking outdoor theatre, performance, art, dance and circus programme in iconic public spaces across London.
Find out more here.

Hampton Court Palace Food Festival – 26th to 28th
Discover hand-picked artisan producers, graze your way through the day on delicious street food and pick up tasty treats to take home.
Find out more here.

Notting Hill Carnival – 26th to 28th
Notting Hill Carnival is back, the most prominent street carnival in Europe, over the three days of the bank holiday weekend. Lots of carnival processions with the children on Sunday and the adults on Monday. Soundsystems and stages around the route. An excellent place to photograph.
Find out more here.

Cassiobury Farm & Fishery Summer Open Day – 27th
Visit the rare breeds farm, with Hungarian Steppe Cows, Soay Sheep, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, Pygmy Goats, Trekking Llamas & Alpacas, Reindeer, Miniature Horses & Donkeys, Turkeys, Pheasants, and so much more…
Find out more here.

BARTHOLOMEW FAIR – 31st
Over three weeks of free stunning performances and cultural events as the City of London’s historic Bartholomew Fair is reimagined.
Find out more here.

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Isaac Julien at Tate Britain – till 20th August
The first major UK exhibition by one of today’s most compelling artists and filmmakers. Celebrated for his compelling lyrical films and video art installations, Isaac Julien is one of the leading artists in film and video today. This ambitious solo exhibition reveals the scope of Julien’s pioneering work in film and installation from the early 1980s to the present day. The exhibition highlights Julien’s critical thinking and how his work breaks down barriers between different artistic disciplines, drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture by utilising the themes of desire, history and culture.
Find out more here.

Superbloom at the Tower of London – til 1st September
Experience the Tower of London Moat from a fresh perspective this summer as this unique and historic space blooms into life once more. Walk amongst the plants and flowers in this unique green space as it evolves into a beautiful, biodiverse landscape over a number of years, and enjoy seeing many different pollinators visiting the moat to forage.
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Hilma Af Klint & Piet Mondrian Forms Of Life at Tate Modern – till 3rd September
This is a unique chance to discover the visionary work of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint and experience Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s influential art in a new light. Although they never met, af Klint and Mondrian both invented their own languages of abstract art rooted in nature. At the heart of both of their artistic journeys was a shared desire to understand the forces behind life on earth.
Find out more here.

Planet Summer at the Southbank – till 3rd September
The Southbank Centre presents Planet Summer, a landmark multi-artform season that explores themes of care, hope, connection and activism in response to the climate emergency. Performances, exhibitions, music, new artistic commissions, a busy talks programme and free programming, will connect audiences with a range of environmental issues and highlight the need for active care of the environment and nature.
Find out more here.

BLACK VENUS: Reclaiming Black Women in Visual Culture at Somerset House – till 24th September
Somerset House is delighted to present BLACK VENUS, an exhibition which examines the historical representation and shifting legacy of Black women in visual culture. Curated by Aindrea Emelife, BLACK VENUS brings together the work of 18 Black women and non-binary artists to explore the othering, fetishisation and reclamation of narratives around Black femininity. 
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The Rossettis at Tate Britain – till 24th Sept
This exhibition follows the romance and radicalism of the Rossetti generation through and beyond the Pre-Raphaelite years: Dante Gabriel, Christina and Elizabeth (née Siddal). Visitors will get to experience world-renowned works from their boundary-pushing careers. The Rossettis’ approach to art, love and lifestyles is considered revolutionary, and this will be thoroughly explored in an immersive show using spoken poetry, drawings, paintings, photography, design and more.
Find out more here.

Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians at Buckingham Palace – till 8th October
This exhibition explores what the Georgians wore, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court. Discover what fashion can tell us about life in the 18th century, a revolutionary period of trade, travel and technology which fuelled fashion trends across all levels of society. Delve into the Georgians’ style story and get up close to magnificent paintings, prints and drawings by artists including Gainsborough, Zoffany and Hogarth, as well as luxurious textiles, sparkling jewellery, and a range of accessories from snuff boxes to swords.
Find out more here.

Serpentine Pavilion 2023 by Lina Ghotmeh – till 29 October 2023
Serpentine Pavilion 2023: À table, designed by French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh, derives from the aspiration to create a sustainable kinship with the land through food and our primal relationship to the Earth.
Find out more here.

Contemporary African Photography at the Tate Modern, London – till 14th January 2024
A celebration of the varied landscape of contemporary African photography today. Bringing together a group of artists from different generations, this exhibition will address how photography, film, audio, and more have been used to reimagine Africa’s diverse cultures and historical narratives.
Find out more here.

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