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WHAT'S ON IN AUGUST

02.08.13

Although we're about to launch our autumn/winter collection, August is a month that can still bring some very sunny weather. With this in mind, we've taken a look at outdoor events taking place in London for the month ahead. From Notting Hill Carnival to Camden Fringe, we've got it covered.

Notting Hill Carnival

 25th and 26th August, Bank Holiday Weekend

Originally a local event for west London's homesick Caribbean community, Notting Hill Carnival  first took place in 1966. Now Europe's biggest street party, Carnival sets the streets of west London on fire every August with a blaze of Caribbean colours, costumes and sounds. Sunday is the more family-friendly day, so if you're looking to let loose - Monday is probably the day for you. With giant sound systems blasting out everything from steel drums and jazz-reggae to dub, house and hip-hop; there's no way you won't be able to dance. The streets get extremely crowded and it can be pretty exhausting, so make sure to pack plenty of water. If you like to party as much as we do however, Carvinal is the event of the summer.

Film4 Summer Screen

8th to 21st August, Somerset House

Returning to Somerset House this month in association with Film4, Summer Screen is possibly the most famous of all the open air film events that take place in London. From comedies and romantic flicks to thrillers and cult classics; Film4 covers an extremely wide range of movies. There are also two UK premieres that will take place during the 14-day event, The Way Way Back and Prince Avalanche, which will both be well worth a watch. Aside from these new features, there will be some old classics showing at Summer Screen, from Stephen King's Carrie and Predator to Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Mean Girls. Don't miss out.

Watch this Space Presents August Outdoors

2nd of August to 31st of August, National Theatre Square

Treat yourself to free outdoor entertainment throughout the whole of August on Fridays and Saturdays at the National Theatre. Performances take place at different times from afternoon to evening and features everything from pop-up music; a dance circus and theatre fusion which explores the way humans support one another called 'H2H'; an energetic percussion duo which uses junk to create beats and a performance called 'Capses' which has the audience listening to instructions through headphones. Definitely worth checking out on a sunny afternoon this August.