The sun is finally making an appearance after hiding behind rain clouds for so long, and just in time for the summer festivals all over the UK which will start entertaining people over the coming weeks. If you’re in London during June, there are a whole host of festivals and events being organised across the city – you’re bound to find something that suits you.
Check out the low cost hotels in London from Travelodge for a bargain break in the city and make the most of the incredible schedule of festivals that are happening over the coming months. One of the ones on the horizon is the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival which can be found in and around the Spitalfields area of East London between the 7th and the 22nd June.
You can expect a healthy mix of concerts, family-orientated weekends and lunchtime music in the market, which will provide you with a diverse mix of music and entertainment throughout the festival.
A plethora of venues help to host the festival, including the exquisite Christ Church – an 18th century Anglican Church that will provide some impressive acoustics and atmosphere. Whether it’s classical or contemporary music that suits your style, you can find it in one of the quirky venues that has signed up for the festival.
Check out some of the highlights of the festival and plan your itinerary so that your visit to the capital is enriched with music and entertainment.
Julius can be found at the Box park in Shoreditch between the 7th and 14th of June and is a conceptual performance by the Elastic Theatre which will mesmerise you from start to finish. With the help of theatrics, dance and opera, you can appreciate this coming of age story in all its glory. Alternatively, catch the film version, shown in its entirety, at the Underground Picture house at the Water Poet, on Wednesday 12th June.
Open Souls would be perfect for anyone wishing to explore different musical avenues. Combining beatbox with jazz, Indian compositions and contemporary music, you can be sure to delight in the fusion of rhythms produced by this three-piece group. Catch them at the Bishopsgate Institute on the 7th June.
Handel’s Susanna, performed by the Early Opera Company, is gracing the Christ Church in Spitalfields on the 12th June and promises to provide intrigue, dramatic crescendos and vibrancy in this presentation of a rarely-heard oratorio. Tickets start at £5 but the premium seats are £35. Arrive a little earlier for an exclusive insight, from 6:30pm.
A Portrait of Venice at Shoreditch Church on the 21st June brings together the Royal Academy of Music Brass Ensemble and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge to perform snippets of Venetian and English music, from the classic sounds of Schutz and Purcell to the present day scores by Academy students.
Take a look at the incredible calendar of events that span the fortnight and book some of the ones that entice you. Whatever you choose to see during your time in Spitalfields, with low cost hotels in London from Travelodge, you don’t have to worry about a costly visit.