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A thread for the many cultural celebrations, carnivals, festivals and events that take place in London.
Campo Viejo’s Streets of Spain festival doubled in size this year, attracting 300,000 people to London’s Southbank Centre over the May bank holiday.
The festival was a celebration of Spanish wine, food, culture and art aimed at consumers and sponsored by Pernod Ricard’s Rioja brand.
Lucy Bearman,head of marketing at Campo Viejo, said: “This year’s Campo Viejo Streets of Spain event built on the success of last year’s, with a bigger and more vibrant offering that attracted an estimated 300,000 people over the hank holiday.”
The event had market stalls, providing food and drink, that lined the Southbank waterfront and replicated the famous La Boqueria marketplace in Barcelona.
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We celebrate the 5th year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of music, dance, literature, comedy, fashion, art and design from the UK and South Asia.
Including Anoushka Shankar, Bollywood singing star Sukhwinder Singh, a world premiere collaboration between Shye Ben-Tzur and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, world-renowned chorographer Aditi Mangaldas and legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah reading Vikram Seth’s Beastly Tales. Don’t miss some of the biggest stars.
Plus enjoy a vibrant festival atmosphere with our rich free programme of workshops, performances and exhibitions and sample wonderful food from the market, Festival Restaurant-in-residence Roti Chai and street food from Horn OK Please!
Discover international masters alongside emerging talent; folk alongside up-and-coming youth culture; the best in South Asian cuisine and the latest fashions from Pakistan and India. Consider how skills and ideas travel down generations, across continents and different cultures collaborate.
Thousands of Arsenal supporters took part in a victory parade today to rejoice in their side's dramatic FA Cup final win.
The Arsenal players themselves were transported along the parade route in special red double decker buses as the team took their celebrations to the streets of north London.
Setting off from their stadium at 11:00am, the route took in Islington Town hall and Upper Street.
With all the players getting fully stuck into the celebrations, England midfielder Jack Wilshere couldn't resist the opportunity to win some easy affection from his own supporters by mocking local rivals Tottenham.
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Remember this? The London 2012 cauldron, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, was one of the true highlights of the Olympic opening ceremony. It burned bright throughout the Games and the Paralympics.
The unique structure, affectionately known as ‘Betty’, is now on permanent display at the Museum of London
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...-spectra-Londons-centenary-beam-of-light.htmlAfter eight months of secrecy, a jaw-dropping pillar of light shot into the London sky last night to commemorate the first world war. Sean O'Hagan was given exclusive access to the artist and his artwork at the nerve-racking trial run
Londoners were surprised with a stunning beam of light towering above the city on Monday's First World War centenary
If you live in central London or happen to be in town, the chances are you’ve already seen it. But if not, then any time after about 10.30 tonight, just open your front door or go to an upstairs window and look out in the general direction of Big Ben.
Because then you will see something wonderful – in fact, so wonderful you may want to wake the children so they can see it too, and possibly remember it for the rest of their lives: a column of pure white light about 15 miles high which, from a distance, appears to have been beamed down to earth from a place high above the clouds.
It is at once bone-chilling and awe- inspiring, like a search light from a space ship in films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, or a half- remembered Bible illustration depicting the angry Jehovah smiting Gomorrah.