Unit 9: London, Part 3


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Unit 9: London, Part 3

  1. 1. Events in London Martin Kilp
  2. 2. What to do in London <ul><li>London offers an endless selection of entertainment. </li></ul><ul><li>West End boasts over 40 theatres </li></ul><ul><li>world class ballet and opera at the Royal Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>hundreds of films are shown every night in the countless cinemas across the city </li></ul><ul><li>London is also a centre of classical music </li></ul>
  3. 3. Party! <ul><li>London is equally renowned for its pop music, concert and club scene. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Time Out <ul><li>The magazine ‘Time Out’ is the most comprehensive guide to the entertainment scene in London. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The London International Mime Festival <ul><li>takes place in January at arts venues across central London </li></ul><ul><li>performers come from all over the world. </li></ul>
  6. 6. London Marathon <ul><li>26 miles and 358 yards from Greenwich Park to the Mall </li></ul><ul><li>25,000 participants </li></ul><ul><li>1 of the top five international marathons </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fa Cup Final <ul><li>final of the oldest football competition in the world </li></ul><ul><li>held at Wembley Stadium </li></ul><ul><li>watched by 500 million people </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chelsea Flower Show <ul><li>officially the Great Spring Show </li></ul><ul><li>arguably the most famous gardening event in the world </li></ul><ul><li>visited by people from all over Britain </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Turning World <ul><li>held in May-June </li></ul><ul><li>an experimental dance festival </li></ul><ul><li>leading dance companies show off their skills. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Trooping the Colour <ul><li>soldiers march down Horse Guards Parade trooping their colours </li></ul><ul><li>salute the monarch in celebration of her official birthday </li></ul><ul><li>in June </li></ul><ul><li>attracts both locals and overseas visitors </li></ul><ul><li>watch here </li></ul>
  11. 12. Derby Day <ul><li>a horse race </li></ul><ul><li>also called the Derby Stakes </li></ul><ul><li>held since 1779 in June </li></ul><ul><li>serves as a social event among the upper class </li></ul>
  12. 13. Wimbledon <ul><li>June-July </li></ul><ul><li>the oldest tennis tournament in the world </li></ul><ul><li>held in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. </li></ul><ul><li>typical English social event, especially among middle class Brits </li></ul><ul><li>watch here </li></ul>
  13. 14. LIFT <ul><li>London International Festival of Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>June-July </li></ul><ul><li>arts festival </li></ul><ul><li>to expose British theatregoers to more international theatre than typically presented in London </li></ul>
  14. 15. Summer Exhibition <ul><li>at the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly </li></ul><ul><li>paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architectural designs and models </li></ul><ul><li>most popular open exhibition in the UK. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Test Matches <ul><li>International cricket event </li></ul><ul><li>June-September </li></ul><ul><li>played on 6 grounds around England </li></ul>
  16. 17. Swan Upping <ul><li>July </li></ul><ul><li>ceremonial and practical activity </li></ul><ul><li>swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked and then released </li></ul><ul><li>watch here </li></ul>
  17. 18. The BBC Proms <ul><li>July-September </li></ul><ul><li>daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events </li></ul><ul><li>held in the Royal Albert Hall in London </li></ul>
  18. 20. Notting Hill Carnival <ul><li>each August since 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>led by members of the Caribbean population </li></ul><ul><li>up to 2 million people </li></ul><ul><li>the second largest street festival in the world </li></ul><ul><li>watch here </li></ul>
  19. 21. The State Opening of Parliament <ul><li>in November or December </li></ul><ul><li>marks the commencement of a session of the Parliament of the UK </li></ul><ul><li>HM The Queen usually gives a speech outlining the Government’s programme for the upcoming year. </li></ul>
  20. 22. London Fashion Week <ul><li>October </li></ul><ul><li>established fashion houses and emerging designers </li></ul><ul><li>latest collections </li></ul><ul><li>runway shows </li></ul>
  21. 23. Lord Mayor’s Show <ul><li>in November </li></ul><ul><li>a public parade of the inauguration of the new LM </li></ul><ul><li>once one of the most prominent offices in England </li></ul><ul><li>in charge of the Square Mile </li></ul><ul><li>not to be confused with the Mayor of London. </li></ul>
  22. 25. London Film Festival <ul><li>November </li></ul><ul><li>run by the National Film Theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 films </li></ul><ul><li>three weeks </li></ul><ul><li>award-winning films from international festivals among others </li></ul>
  23. 26. Pearly Kings and Queens <ul><li>workers who assist in fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>covered in pearl buttons from head to toe </li></ul><ul><li>one of the most distinctive sights in London </li></ul><ul><li>can be spotted at parades and carnivals. </li></ul>