August // Event Guide

A GIANT GRIME (AND MORE) THING
BOY BETTER KNOW TAKEOVER
Boy Better Know, know how to do it. If you’re gonna take over The O2 you have to bring it, you have to raise the level and you go all out. With music across 6 stages featuring everyone from J Hus, ASAP Rocky, Cosima, Mabel and of course a selection of BBK faves including Skepta, JME, Wiley, Frisco – they’re only just getting started. The O2 is due to be transformed into a BBK wonderland, so when you want a break from the music (not that it’s likely) take yourself over to the 5 a-side football tournaments, challenge a stranger at some computer games, skate and obviously get yourself over to the heavenly selection of food stalls. BBK are not messing around, this is massive.

WHEN: AUGUST 27TH
WHERE: THE 02 ARENA
INFO: bbktakeover.com // facebook.com/bbktakeover


A FISHY FILM THING
MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
For just about as long as we can remember the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall has been watched over by Dippy, the huge diplodocus skeleton, but it’s now been replaced by a massive blue whale. To celebrate, the hall will be home to four fish-themed films this month. You’ll be sat under the whale as you watch the animated fun of Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid, the stone-cold 90s classic Free Willy or – our favourite – one of the greatest films of all time, Jaws. Even better, before each film starts there’s a quick feature with scientists discussing the facts behind the fishes. Gotta love them learns.

WHEN: AUGUST 12TH-15TH
WHERE: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, SW7 5BD
INFO: nhm.ac.uk // @NHM_London


A JOYFUL BOUNCY THING
THE BEAST COMES TO LONDON
If you get no joy from bouncy castles you’re a monster. It’s a fact. As if that time when Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege came to town wasn’t exciting enough, this month we have the world’s longest bouncy assault course coming to town and it looks ridiculous. Row after row of climbing over, under, around and through will have us exhausted, sweaty and deliriously happy. Book your slot quick, something tells us this might be a popular one.

WHEN: AUGUST 25TH-28TH
WHERE: ALEXANDRA PALACE, N22 7AY
INFO: thebeastlondon.com // @TheBeastLondon


A DAY & NIGHT FESTIVAL THING
SUNFALL FESTIVAL
After a hugely successful inaugural event last year, Sunfall returns to London’s Brockwell Park for another day of forward-thinking and carefully-curated dance, house, techno and more. During the day soak up the sun, sounds and crowds in the park soundtracked by the like of Floating Points and Jay Electronica. Then head over to one of the superbly put together night time line-ups at a selection of London’s best venues. A festival for those who want to embrace and celebrate London’s music culture and revel in its far reaching sounds.

WHEN: AUGUST 12TH
WHERE: BROCKWELL PARK
INFO: sunfall.co.uk // @SunfallLondon


A COMIC THING
SAFARI FESTIVAL 2017 – NEW WAVES IN CONTEMPORARY COMICS AND ART
Safari Festival brings together a carefully selected collection of the most innovative art comics and publishers from the UK and further afield for a one day celebration of the truly cutting-edge. With prints, artwork and (obviously) comics for sale, this is the place to be for the truly clued-up comic enthusiast, or for those that want to be.

WHEN: AUGUST 12TH. FREE ADMISSION
WHERE: PROTEIN STUDIOS, EC2A 3EY
INFO: breakdownpress.com/safarifestival // @safarifestival