Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Caners, Assemble: This Is Your Bumper August Bucket List

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Caners, Assemble: This Is Your Bumper August Bucket List

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THEAugust bank holiday is approaching and it's bittersweet: bitter because it signals a tipping point into the more serious part of the year; sweet because first you get three whole days to party (and a four -day week back at work). The run-up starts now: London's urban beaches, summer terraces and rooftop cinemas are still in full swing and this is your final week to be hungover at work before the boss gets back. Here's how to max out and have a last August hurrah.

Rave on It starts at dawn: tomorrow St James's Market in Regent Street is hosting a pre-work sunrise dance party with wireless headphones and uplifting tunes from 6.45am (, and on Saturday the Ace Hotel is putting on a daytime rave on its rooftop with Latin club rhythms from Manchester-based DJ Floretino ( It's all a warm-up for the main event this weekend: Notting Hill Carnival.

It kicks off on Saturday and to get you in the mood Paint Jam is putting on a tropical-themed art party at a secret London venue in the evening ( Don your brightest carnival garb and listen to live steel pans while you throw paint at a canvas.

The rum will be flowing across the capital even after the carnival sound systems shut down: head to the Bussey Building in Peckham on Sunday for a house and disco afterparty with DJs Donna Leake, Mr Mendel and Romare (

Green screen Long evenings mean maxing out on alfresco offerings while you have the chance: Fest Camden is showing Shaun of the Dead at its rooftop cinema tonight ( and John Lewis on Oxford Street is showing School of Rock on its roof tomorrow evening (

Wednesday is the closing night of Somerset House's outdoor screenings and it's going out with a bang, hosting the UK premiere of true-crime film American Animals, introduced by director Bart Layton (somersethouse. …

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