July, July, July, whether you are waiting for a holiday in the midst of August or whether you’re not going on holiday this year at all, we all need something to do to fill those boring days. Luckily for all of you, we have compiled a list of events that are happening in Bethnal Green this July, so you do not even have to worry about travel routes to get to these events let alone researching events that may be happening.
You’re a Quizzard Harry – 13th July – The Star of Bethnal Green
Now we know we listed a Harry Potter Quiz a couple of months back, but this quiz is different, it is the Gryffindor of all Harry Potter Quizzes. The Star have compiled a quiz which consists of tough knowledge, picture rounds, team challenges and even games rounds. In addition to this, there will be prizes and points given out for the best costume and best team name. The cup everyone will be fighting for is a secret – but it does include a £50 bar. The quiz starts around 7:30pm so make sure you get there by 7pm, as the staircases at the Star do move.
Tickets: £3pp advanced, £5pp full, 7.00pm, over 18’s only
Book tickets here.
359 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6LG
Citadel Festival – 16th July – Victoria Park
Citadel may have launched in 2015 but it is already becoming one of London’s brightest festivals. Victoria Park – already a haven to all of us in Bethnal Green, especially when the temperature hits 20 degrees and above, becomes more than that, it becomes almost an idyllic utopian-like field, full of music from some of the biggest bands, laughs and drinks – everything you would want from a one day festival really. With bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club already having performed at Citadel, this year’s headliners are Foals who themselves are already a stadium selling out band.
Tickets available here.
Grove Rd, London E3 5TB
Medals and Poise, Energy and Praise – running until 23rd July – IMT gallery
Artist, LOTTE ROSE KJÆR SKAU presents her first solo exhibition in London since winning the Helle & Arent Jacobsen Artists award. She juxtaposes new digital paintings with a series of sculptural installations that present restrained gestures within erased or degrades virtual environments. Much of Lotte’s inspiration comes from music culture, technology and cybernetics and it is clear to see in the influences in the exhibition. This is certainly a very interesting concept and one of few exhibitions that explores physical and digital space together. Thus we highly recommend you check it out.
A2, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NQ
Summer Jamboree – 29th of July – St Margaret’s House
St Margaret’s House presents the ultimate family day. They have curated many wonderful activities that focus particularly on creativity and wellbeing. With activities such as kids yoga classes, magic shows, parent and child cooking classes. With more workshops still yet to be confirmed this promises to be an amazing event that children will majorly benefit from as well as enjoy. It will also give parents a perfect way to bond with their child at the start of summer.
Tickets: Free but make sure you book workshops on the website to guarantee a place for you and your child –From 10am.
St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL
By Thufayel Ahmed