THE BIG FRIEZE
Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent’s Park – until 7th Oct
Returning for its second year before the art fair itself rolls into town come October, Regent’s Park plays host to an outdoor display of sculpture. Featuring some of the contemporary art world’s brightest stars (e.g. John Baldessari, Tracey Emin and Kiki Smith), it’s a great excuse to explore the park’s English Gardens whilst soaking up the sun and feeding the creative side of your brain! Ice creams and/or picnics are optional.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHERS
2018 marks the 30th(!) anniversary of the cult classic murder-laced rom-com Heathers. Featuring Stranger Things actress Winona Ryder and Christian Slater this film is one of the landmark teen films of our times, if you haven’t seen it, where have you been? If you have, you know why we’re obsessed. Check out your local independent cinema for celebratory screenings or grab a projector and your shoulder pads and head into the garden.
BEE IN THE CITY
Citywide, Manchester – until 23rd September
If you’ve never been to Manchester or are looking for a new way to explore the city, we’d recommend you follow the bees. Hagrid-sounding advice aside, Wild in Art and the City Council have brought together 100 giant, artist-designed bees to celebrate the ‘the unique buzz’ of the city. Taking you all over the city centre (with some a little further afield) it’s a great way to spend a day or two exploring – and sampling the pubs along the way, of course. Be sure to visit our store and say hello to the team as well.
A LOT OF HOT AIR
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate – 9-12th August
Anchors away and off the Bristol we go. This annual event sees over 100 hot air balloons launch into the sky. As it’s the event’s 40th anniversary, there’s promise of 40 ‘special shapes’ entering the sky including a HUGE birthday cake. It’s the largest event of its kind in Europe and it’s completely free. It is also a great excuse to check out Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge too (as pictured).
ALL THAT JAZZ
Live in the Square, Grosvenor Square, London – 15th-18th August
This summer Grosvenor Square has been hosting a series of seriously fancy events. From ballet to theatre, they’ve brought some truly awe-inspiring artistry to this unique central London location – a bouquet’s throw away from out Soho store. This week, it’s back and this time it’s jazz’s turn to take to the stage. Teaming up with Ronnie Scott’s the line-up is epic. The 16th sees Craig Charles (he loves funk and soul) support Sister Sledge – we are down (and family).