Officially the most exciting festival the UK has ever seen, London 2012 Festival is hosting 12,000 performances and events across the summer in association with the Olympic Games.
Take one of London 2012 Festival’s 10 million opportunities to get involved in anything from small local projects to large-scale performances featuring leading artists from across the world.
Whether you’re into dance, music, theatre, fashion, food, art or film, this celebration of culture has something for everyone across the UK. Simply search the website by genre to find something to your taste, and away you go!
If fashion is your thing, try Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion. This free exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum will showcase partnerships between top British designers and artists, boasting a roll call including Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders and Giles Deacon.
Food lovers can join Cakebook Britain in their efforts to create a map of Great Britain made entirely of, you guessed it, cake. Simply visit Cakebook.org to register and specify which famous landmark you’d like to bring to life with flour and icing. Adults can enjoy a picnic or cookery workshop, while children are invited to explore the Food Adventure Playground.
Join a Latin American carnival in Nottingham’s Old Market Square, be spellbound by street theatre in Hastings or catch the very best of London’s West End theatre in the heart of Trafalgar Square.
The festival runs between 21 June – 9 September 2012, the last day of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Some events are free, while others require tickets which vary in price. For more information visit Festival.london2012