BANK HOLIDAY: Got a long weekend ahead of you and looking for things to do in London to fill the bank holiday? Take a look at our suggestions for activities in London, whatever your budget.
AV FESTIVAL: Explore the best in audio visual art and culture with this festival featuring live performances and projects including cinema, projection mapping, visual music, creative coding and exciting uses of technology, plus workshops, talks and more. Various locations and prices, book ahead, 26-28 May
LAST WORDS: The Last Word festival kicks off its opening weekend with poetry slams, a creative writing workshop and a talk from award-winning poet Sabrina Mahfouz, shining the spotlight on themes of home, heritage, mental health, politics and musical journeys. Camden Roundhouse, various prices, book ahead, 25 May-10 June
ALCHEMY: Alchemy Festival showcases the strong cultural connection between South Asia and the UK through performances, workshops and talks from established and emerging talent. Southbank Centre, various prices, 19-29 May
STILL FASHION: Born and raised in Jamaica, fashion-conscious Jessica Ogden presents a selection of objects from her archives and hosts workshops encouraging local residents to utilise their creativity and produce a community piece, narrating local and personal histories. 31-33 Church Street (Marylebone), free, just turn up, until 23 June, 11am-6pm
FOODIES FESTIVAL: Live cooking from award-winning chefs, an entire street food village, a vintage tea tent, a chilli eating competition and live music all set in the stunning 200 acre grounds of Syon Park. Now tell us that doesn't sound like a recipe for a good weekend? Syon Park, various prices, book ahead, 27-29 May
SPANISH FERIA: The traditional festivities of Andalucía inspire this vibrant and colourful celebration of Spanish culture on the banks of the Thames, with brightly decorated 'casetas' rammed full of delicious tapas, beer, wine and live entertainment. Potters Fields Park, free, just turn up, midday-10pm
We’ve still got tickets left for THE KITE RUNNER on Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 19:30 at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue London, WC2N 5DE. Tickets cost £16
LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY
Our office will be closed on Monday 29 May 2017. Our emergency repairs service will operate throughout this period.
Enjoy the holiday!
Work to replace the roof covering at Jeannine House, Upper Montagu Street, W1 has started with the erection of scaffolding on 22 May. Re-roofing will start on 5 June. The work will take 8/12 weeks to complete. We’ll also be carrying out other external repairs and redecoration. The scaffolding is alarmed.
Work to the stairwells at 30 Chalcot is progressing well but taking longer than hoped. Essentially there is much more plasterwork that needs replacing and we are also renewing the entry system, IT cabling and emergency lighting. The plastering should complete by the end of May and redecoration should take place in early June. We’re really very sorry that it’s taking such a long time.
Ramadan begins this weekend and we wish all our Muslim residents “Ramadan Mubarak”.