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What’s On Coming Up: Summer By The River, London Bridge City

The largest free arts and entertainment festival of its kind in London, Summer by the River, returns to London Bridge on May 30 until September 1.

The wider programme throughout June and July is packed with entertainment for all ages including open air cinema and theatre, big screen summer sports, live comedy and music performances, fun family days and fitness classes.

Chaps Choir will get the festival off to a flying start on May 30 with their repertoire of choral pop classics at The Scoop.

Following them, retro jazz swing outfit Georgia and the Vintage Youth will keep the party going before The Eskies bring their unique brand of gipsy jazz in a swaggering stage spectacular.

During August, London’s Free Open-Air Theatre will return to Summer by the River to celebrate its 16th summer residency at the entertainment venue, The Scoop.

This year, a new family production of The Sea Queen will introduce families to the magic of theatre as they follow the swashbuckling tale of pirate and Irish queen of the seas, Grainne O’Malley.

As the sun sets over the Thames, Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Twelfth Night” will grace the stage.

Each production will be running between 7th August and 1st September, all of which are free to attend.

This year Summer by the River is teaming up with pop-up guru Jimmy Garcia and his dedicated team to fuel the riverside celebrations.

Jimmy’s team will be at The Scoop’s bar by the river with a unique food offering across the summer months.

This will include the popular BBQ Club which offers visitors an alfresco dining experience.

Look Mum No Hands, a cycle café pioneers’ bar, will offer wholesome food, drinks and its own programme of events including Tour de France screenings.

Continuing its growth, this year Summer by the River will also be activating the London Bridge City table tennis area and a new pop-up staging area in Hay’s Galleria.

Go to https://londonbridgecity.co.uk/events for more information.

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