History at The Athenaeum : Dawn Geddes
This months Mayfair Insider series features Freelance Journalist Dawn Geddes, who tells of her family stay at The Athenaeum
15th July 2019
Mary Poppins Returns
Catch the latest film of an old classic in the great outdoors for the bank holiday weekend! Mary Poppins Returns is being shown in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Sunday 25 August, and promises to be a fun-filled family day out.
Walking Tour: Horses in Hyde Park
Find out about the history of horses in one of London’s largest Royal Parks. This guided tour in Hyde Park on Saturday 24 August looks in particular at how horses were used during both World Wars.
Prom 50: Orchestre de Paris
Book tickets for the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 26 August for the latest instalment of the BBC Proms. This event features Widmann’s Babylon Suite and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.
One Africa Music Festival
Head over to the SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday 24 August for this festival featuring a range of musicians from across the African continent. It’ll make a vibrant start to the bank holiday weekend!
Chelsea Physic Garden
Meander around a garden that dates back to the 1600s in the heart of the city over the bank holiday weekend. Chelsea Physic Garden was originally founded to grow medicinal plants and is nowadays London’s oldest botanic garden, where 5,000 edible, useful and medicinal plants are grown.
The Lehman Trilogy
With two showings at the Piccadilly Theatre on Saturday 24 August following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this production is all about family and finance. From the beginnings of the Lehman Brothers firm in the 1800s, to its spectacular collapse more than a century later, this is a performance not to be missed.
Peppa Pig: My First Concert
With performances at Royal Festival Hall every day of the bank holiday weekend, this show follows a favourite children’s character. The 45 minute spectacle promises fun for the little ones!
Make your way to the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park on Saturday 24 August for curator Kay Watson’s talk on the Augmented Architecture installation. Looking at complex architectures and unbuildable structures through augmented reality, this is a fascinating look at future cityscapes.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Bicentenary
Enjoy a last opportunity to explore this exhibition at the V&A Museum over the bank holiday weekend. This is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s births via a variety of events and displays.
Make a foodie weekend of it over the August bank holiday by enjoying the sights and flavours of this iconic food market. Watch food demonstrations, taste food samples and choose a spot for lunch in this lively locality.
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