June in the capital offers a mixed bag of events. First, there's the flesh-flashing World Naked Bike Ride, where nudity is positively encouraged, then there's the Wimbledon Tennis Championships where nudity is definitely frowned upon. Either way, clothes on or off, there's a shedload of fun to be had in the city this month. Check out our highlights below.
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Our June highlights
The biggest stage event of 2016 – and conceivably of all time – is coming. Officially confirmed as the eigth Harry Potter adventure, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' picks up immediately after 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' this epic two-part stage play by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany is the eighth official Harry Potter adventure, and follows the adventures of both a middle-aged Harry and his son Albus as starts life at Hogwarts.Read more
Arriving like a heady blast of ozone comes this retrospective of the US artist who, for the past five decades, has dazzled with witty, exuberant, sensuous paintings. Heilmann, born in San Francisco in 1940, has forged a singular path, riffing on various styles of abstraction – hard-edge painting, expressionist brushwork, the dot, the splodge, the stripe, the dribble – in a deceptively casual manner.Read more
A summertime hangout for sport lovers in south London, boasting a huge screen for broadcasting major sporting events and a space for visitors to work up a sweat themselves. Visitors will be able to watch Wimbledon, Tour de France, the Olympics and more before chowing down on grub from top food and drink vendors.Read more
Belgian artist Carsten Höller (who set up a pair of spiral slides outside the Hayward Gallery as part of his 2015 exhibition) has designed this new addition to the Olympic Park's sculpture-cum-attraction. Guests will be able to fly down the world's longest and tallest slide as part of their visit this summer.Read more
Songstress turned stage star Pixie Lott stars as Holly Golightly in a new adaptation from Richard Greenberg. Truman Capote's classic novella about the flighty, enigmatic sociality Holly Golightly and her on-off relationship with a writer in New York in 1943. The play features songs from the era as well as original music from Grant Odling.Read more