Summer is in full swing so why not try something different with some delicious swine dining. #Oink Swine Dining takes place from the 3rd of July at Crisis Café (Shoreditch) and celebrates the many facets of the resplendent pig. Launched by James Purdie, who had an ongoing craving for pork whilst living in #Dubai, the event encourages communal dining with shareable starter plates and dig-in main dishes, all with pork as the main feature. Guests can expect dishes such as pig’s cheek and black pudding nuggets, crispy shredded pig’s ear, pulled pork shoulder and sweet and sour glazed ribs. This event is truly a pork lovers delight!
Through Kites from Kabul, an #exhibition of handmade kites inspired by #Afghan and #Islamic designs, the entrance lobby at the V & A Museum of Childhood will be transformed with a colourful display of paper kites in flight. The kites, made by children in Murad Khani, in the Old City district of Kabul, are displayed alongside photographs taken by #Australian photojournalist Andrew Quilty at kite flying sites around Kabul and Bamiyan. There will also be a video by #filmmaker and writer Lalage Snow, giving a glimpse into the lives of children living in the Old Town. This display will be featured at the museum from July 4th and will finish next year in January.
On the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of July at the #Southbank Centre, the Garington Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company have collaborated and will be giving a bespoke performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Incorporating speeches from the play along with Mendelssohn’s gorgeous score, the production staged at the Southbank Centre’s #Queen Elizabeth Hall, offers a rare opportunity to see a performance of the dreamy romantic comedy alongside music by Mendelssohn, played and sung by the Garsington Opera and chorus.
#Eid is celebrated by Muslims and marks the end of fasting during the month of #Ramadan. Eid festival 2015 is a free event that will be celebrated on 25th July at Trafalgar Square. There will be live music, children’s activities such as face-painting, henna, calligraphy and sports, plus a food festival including #Malaysian, #Turkish, #South Asian, #Egyptian, #Lebanese, #Indonesian and #Arabic cuisine.