Your guide to June
Sun’s out, fun’s out
Here’s our guide of things to get up to this June, no matter what the weather’s saying.
The much-awaited Frida Kahlo exhibition will finally be making its debut at the V&A this month and it’s going to be unmissable. Showcased will be an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic artist, which have been locked away for 50 years since her death and never before exhibited outside of Mexico. Expect colour, and tons of it.
Do something different this Father’s Day and treat him to a day out the whole family will enjoy. Spend it at Ightham Mote, who’ll be hosting a jam-packed day of Father’s Day fun, including fishing in the moat and even beer tasting. He’ll love that.
Back and more delectable than ever, Taste of London returns to Regent’s Park this summer on 13 June. The highlight of any foodie’s calendar, get set to taste, sip and sample food and drink from some of the most exciting restaurants and chefs in the food world. We’ll let you in to a tip: make sure you wear your stretchy trousers.
This June sees the 10th year of Stonehenge Solstice fest – a four-day mini festival on Salisbury Plain, this is the only celebration of its kind that takes place in this atmospheric setting. Enjoy an ace line up from midday to late evening and on the last night, you’ll be shuttled to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site where you can walk among the stones themselves. Truly magical.
A new event gracing Brighton pier this summer, The Luna Beach Cinema has been created by the country’s leading producer of open air cinema events – so you know it’s going to be epic. From the comfort of your deckchair you can watch everything from live sports matches to blockbusters like Jaws, Casablanca or Disney’s Moana. All with the added magic of being by the sea.
Now in its 26th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival is back this with another corking line-up, including Joe Bonamassa, the Beach Boys, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Jools Holland. Start with a spot of picnicking in the Palace Gardens, reserve a riverside gazebo and watch your favourite artists against Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace.
Heading to the races next month? Check out our guide to summer suiting here.