Shakespeare, literary pageant and rooftop backyard: Issues to do that week

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Mighty Hoopla returns to Victoria Park in London


Competition season is lastly right here, so dig out your wellies and sun shades then head to Victoria Park in London because it welcomes the return of Mighty Hoopla. The pop-themed pageant on June four has Sophie Ellis-Bextor, All Saints and Charlotte Church on stage, plus various performers and club-night legends Sink the Pink and Responsible Pleasures.

Count on a full day of dancing, dressing up, DJ units, glitz and glamour. Tickets begin at £23. Go to for extra data. 


A brand new tackle William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Evening is being staged at Manchester’s Royal Alternate Theatre till Could 20. Directed by Jo Davies, the play explores relationships, love, loneliness and gender politics as a shipwrecked Viola hides her true identification by disguising herself as a person.

Tickets begin at £10 for banquette seats. To guide, name 0161 833 9833 or see


Hear the sensible TV presenter and journalist Andrew Marr and everybody’s favorite baker Mary Berry on stage from at the moment on the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Competition.

The artistic occasion has an thrilling seven-day programme of debates, concepts, guide signings and workshops for the avid bookworm, together with occasions with ex-Liberal Democrats chief Paddy Ashdown and former Beirut hostage Terry Waite.

Youngsters can get entangled, too, with workshops for youngsters from two to 18 years. The town involves life with the assistance of prime authors, poets and illustrators. Go to


Spring is within the air, so it’s time to swap fireplace tipples for cocktails within the sunshine. If you happen to’re in London, pay a go to to Proud Camden’s renovated rooftop gardens. Escape the hustle and bustle excessive above the streets in its English Nation Backyard.

Take a stroll by means of the colorful vegetation and water options, hearken to dwell acoustic music and replenish on a meaty lunch from Burger Bear. Then come again at sundown to see it gentle up and dance the night time away. Go to

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