Summer 2013 is on its way… at last!

With Wimbledon now but a distant memory, it is official that summer is here! So, we thought we would give you a round up of some the events in London this summer that we think are well worth a visit – let’s just hope this sunshine holds up!

 

Next up, exactly one year on from the Olympic Games, Sainbury’s are celebrating our success by hosting the Anniversary Games. These are set to take place at the Olympic stadium as a twofold event over three days (26th-28th July) and to include athletes such as Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford, Jonnie Peacock and Robbie Grabarz. This is set to be a great weekend of celebrations and more ‘edge of your seat’ races. Have a look here .

 

If sport’s not your thing, in the art galleries and museums, British painter L. S. Lowry’s exhibition at the Tate has received a lot of interest from the design world recently and is set to stay on display until mid-October.

 

Another amazing exhibition well worth a visit is the ‘Paper’ exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, near Sloane Square. This collection of work displays the different uses of paper and the large multi-coloured tissue paper, bamboo, fiberglass and cotton thread installation by Marcelo Jacome is a striking key feature.

 

Another exhibition worth popping along to is the Mail Me Art Short & Sweet exhibition and book launch. Displaying at The Framers Gallery near Oxford Street from 30th July – 3rd August, this free exhibition is all about envelopes. The idea is that the art in the form of mail is an item to be received and accepted as the centre of attention, regardless of whatever it does or does not contain. Although the art is not meant to be a sensational creation with an endless story behind it, the mail artworks are fun and also for sale! Plus, to top it all off, a percentage of the sales goes to Animal Aid, WaterAid and the Teenage Cancer Trust. Have a look here to read more.