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Summer shutdown: your last chance to try these 36 summery happenings

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Guy Parsons
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The weather is hardly helping our summer end on a high note, but we've got our fingers crossed for a last-minute burst of September sunshine. Before you know it we'll be donning scarves, hiring Halloween costumes and deluding ourselves that 'pumpkin' is a spice, so this is your last chance to check out some of these summery pop-ups, street food markets, and festivals. Here's your quick rundown of when summer shuts down for good...

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 [Appearing Rooms - interactive fountains at the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love]

August 30: Royal Victoria BeachSunday bandstand concerts in Greenwich ParkMore London Festival theatre performances

August 31: Festival of Love, Southbank Centre; Beach East, Stratford; York & Albany's Beach Hut, CamdenPump Shoreditch

September 1: Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy at the British Library

September 2: The Beach at JW3

September 3: Camden Lock Summer Night Market

September 4: Backyard Cinema, Camden 

 
[Some Like It Hot... others like it a bit nippy with a chance of showers. Rooftop Film Club, Peckham.]

September 6: London Places and Spaces illustration exhibition at London Transport Museum; Carsten Höller: Decision at the Hayward Gallery

September 7: The Beach at Platform, Croydon

September 12: Summer Tales, Shoreditch; Rooftop Film Club, Roof East, StratfordRegent's Park Open-Air Theatre

September 13: Storeys, White City; Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900 at Fashion & Textile Museum

September 20: Rooftop Film Club, Queen of HoxtonLuna Cinema (final date at One New Change)

September 21: Rooftop Film Club, Kensington

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 [Ride the slides at the Hayward Gallery before it shuts for refurbishment.]

September 24: More London Festival outdoor film screenings

September 26: Dalston Yard

September 27: Bold Tendencies inc. Frank's Café, Peckham; Heartbreak Hotel at The Jetty; London Wonderground at the South Bank; Supper Tub, Hackney

September 30: Rooftop Film Club, Bussey Building, Peckham; Nomad Cinema

[Stick your neck out at Flamingo Pier, Hackney.]

October 2: Flamingo Pier, Hackney Wick

October 3: Model Market, Lewisham

October 4: Dinearama, Shoreditch

October 18: Serpentine Pavillion, Hyde Park; Shakespeare's Globe outdoor season

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