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Gravity's Guide

Gravity's Guide: Weekly Wanders #7

Things to do in London this week - 16th May until 22nd May 2022


Urban Tree Festival 2022

📅 When: Until 22nd May

📍 Where: Different locations across London

🎟️ Tickets mostly free, find more information here

The Urban Tree Festival is an annual celebration of trees – their benefits, beauty, majesty and magic, in cities, towns and all urban environments – through walks, talks and storytellings, bringing all communities together to share their enjoyment of trees and nature.


BFI and Radio Times Television Festival

📅 When: 20th May until 22nd May

📍 Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

🎟️ Tickets from £10.00, buy here

Meet today’s stars and see tomorrow’s hits at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX (Britain’s largest cinema screen). The Television Festival is welcoming some of the biggest stars to the stage for TV previews, panel discussion and Q&As from some of last year’s best shows, plus a look back at some of the forgotten gems from the archive.


Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta

📅 When: 22nd May

📍 Where: Central London

🎟️ Free, find more information here

Each year up to 50 hot air balloons take flight across central London raising awareness and funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Launching from Battersea Park, the prevailing wind should allow for a stunning and unforgettable flight over Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London.


Peckham Fringe

📅 When: Until 5th June

📍 Where: Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, London SE5 7SB

🎟️ Tickets from £5.00, buy here

Theatre Peckham brings you an exciting dynamic festival, with 27 visiting companies taking over the main theatre and studio space with theatre, spoken word, live music, multimedia performances and live cooking.


Activity of the week

Neon Naked Life Drawing

📅 When: Continuously

📍 Where: Different locations across London

🎟️ Tickets from £16.80, buy here

Neon Naked is an immersive UV life drawing experience creating a colourful twist on a traditional idea. This workshop explores creative drawing, moving away from the perfectionist traditional teachings of life drawing. By trying out a number of different image-making techniques from continuous line to pointillism, the artists are encouraged to think outside the box and create more unusual imagery.