Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX; Pop-Up Theatre, Dance in the Park, Gigs in Museums -- London's Entertainers Are Appearing in Some Odd Places This Summer. Here's Our Guide to the Best

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX; Pop-Up Theatre, Dance in the Park, Gigs in Museums -- London's Entertainers Are Appearing in Some Odd Places This Summer. Here's Our Guide to the Best

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BRAZIL ON THE SOUTH BANK It's samba time by the Thames. Opening tonight at the pop-up Udderbelly venue is Brazil! Brazil!, a high-octane circus combining soccer skills and capoeira. Next weekend, the Festival Brazil gets under way at the Southbank Centre, showcasing Brazilian writers and performers, including performances by Os Mutantes and Gilberto Gil, a talk by World Cup legend Socrates and tons of outdoor dancing. Ay caramba! June 11-September 5, various locations on the South Bank. southbankcentre. co.uk WEST END LIVE On a giant open air stage in Leicester Square, London's musical stars will be mugging and jazz-handing their way through songs from West End stalwarts including Wicked, Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Oliver! and Sister Act. More than a quarter of a million watched the free event last year.

June 19-20, Leicester Square, WC2. westendlive.co.uk Old favourite: The Railway Children is being revived at Waterloo station LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE More than 300 events are planned for the biennial London Festival of Architecture over three weekends -- including mass bike rides, an urban forest on Bankside and open studios.

June 19-July 4, various venues. lfa2010.org EXHIBITION ROAD MUSIC DAY South Kensington's museum mile is closed for traffic to make way for musicians including retro soul newcomer Rox, rappers Roll Deep, Royal College of Music students and Malian bluesmen Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, playing in and out of venues such as the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Institut Francais.

June 20, Exhibition Road, SW7. exhibitionroad.com CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL Classical and chamber music in some of London's most spectacular churches -- including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performing Haydn's Creation in St Paul's, a combo not to be missed.

June 21-July 9, various venues. colf.org LIFT An annual theatre festival of weird and wonderful companies from all over the world, the London International Festival of Theatre encourages oddness all over the shop, including Music For Seven Ice Cream Vans, a septet of Mr Whippys in Catford; Life Streaming (inset), a multimedia performance by the Thames; and Haircuts by Children, which invites you to submit to untrained nine-year-olds wielding scissors in Kaizo hairdresser's in Hoxton. …

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