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A thread for the many cultural celebrations, carnivals, festivals and events that take place in London.
 

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Campo Viejo Streets of Spain
South Bank | 2-5 May 2014


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Campo Viejo's Streets of Spain festival attracts 300,000 people
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7 May 2014​
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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Alchemy
South Bank | 15 - 26 May 2014





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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.
 

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Arsenal Victory Parade
Islington | 18 May 2014



Arsenal celebrate FA Cup victory with parade through streets of London
The Independent
18 May 2014​
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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Taste of London Festival
Regent's Park | 18-22 June 2014


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Street Feast
Dalston Yard | Every Friday, 16 May - 27 September 2014


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Holi Festival
Olympic Park | 28 June 2014


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Africa Centre Summer Festival
Covent Garden | August 2014

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The photos above are from Sunday ;)

Monday was the washout.
 

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London exhibition aims to alter Germany's image
Deutsche Welle
15 October 2014

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the British Museum's "Germany: Memories of a Nation" exhibition offers food for thought to those who think they know Britain's one-time enemy.

It's no secret that Germany doesn't have the best image in England. In covering international sporting or political events, British tabloids like to let the symbols of enmity with its 20th century rival resurface: tanks, guns and military uniforms. They serve as frequent reminders of the divided past between these two nations.

But the British Museum's "Germany: Memories of a Nation" exhibition makes a point of avoiding the clichés, instead offering many positive-minded pieces from the last 600 years in Germany history.

Opening the exhibition is a map of a reunified Germany in black, red and gold, bearing the words "Wir sind ein Volk" (We are one people). In 1989, demonstrators in East Berlin famously held a sign with the same message.

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