May: Things to Do

By Téa Kvetenadze

Street Feast
With summer in London comes street food festivals, and the best of these is Street Feast in Dalston Yard. Running every day from 5 p.m. until midnight, this is a great way to spend a long evening in the heart of one of London’s coolest areas. Mother Clucker has chicken to rival even Nando’s, enjoyed with a beer from one of the many independent breweries present. (Dalston Yard, from May 6)

Queer Late
Part of the museums at night series, Queer Late is a queer-themed night of performances and talks at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. You can learn to Tango with Queer Tango London, and see a photography exhibit exploring LGBT identities in South Africa. Don’t miss the performance by the Horniman’s own a cappella choir! (Horniman Museum, May 12)

Running Wild
Founded in 1932, this institution of British summer has a theatre company put on a range of different shows in their stunning open air theatre in the heart of Regent’s Park. The first performance of the season is Michael Morpugo’s Running Wild, a story about a boy’s struggle for survival in the Indonesian jungle. (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, from May 13)

Alchemy is a festival celebrating the culture of South Asia and the extensive history the region shares with the UK. Indians are the largest ethnic minority, followed by Bangladeshis, and there are a range of events showcasing all South Asian cultures. See A Different Shakespeare’s UK-Bangladeshi production of Romeo and Juliet, as well as documentary and film screenings, all catered with delicious Asian food by KERB. (Southbank Centre, from May 13)

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