British Summer Time at Hyde Park, London has unveiled its FREE 'Open House' programme for this summer, happening over the four days from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July 2019, with free movie nights, live music and entertainment, street food, bars, tennis screenings, yoga with lululemon, cabaret, family theatre, The Royal Parks Showcase, & more.
Plus there's more brand-new activities on offer for 2019. For the first time in an outdoor festival setting, you can enjoy the ambient LIVE sound and sensory experience by Icelandic masterminds, Sigur Rós, during their free Liminal sound bath at BST Hyde Park.
FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA / MONDAY-THURSDAY (5.30PM AND 8.30PM)
There's four evenings of themed movie nights Two films will be shown each evening at 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Entry is free and on a first-come-first-served basis. Headphones are provided.
Musical Monday (Mon 8th July) Blockbuster Classics (Tues 9th July)
5.30pm Mamma Mia! (PG) 5.30pm The Greatest Showman (PG)
8.30pm Grease (PG) 8.30pm Guardians of the Galaxy (12A)
Cult Classics (Wed 10th July) Icons of British Music (Thurs 11th July)
5.30pm Back to the Future (PG) 5.30pm Spice World - The Movie (PG)
8.30pm Dirty Dancing (12) 8.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
SIGUR RÓS PRESENTS LIMINAL SOUNDBATH FREE EVENT @ GREAT OAK STAGE / TUESDAY (7PM)
For the first time ever, Icelandic band Sigur Rós take their live ambient performance outdoors to Hyde Park. Created and performed by Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley, Liminal is their ambient music arm and the sound baths let you slow down, focus on your senses and be present in the moment! Explore Iceland on the longest day of the year through a unique film, join in a serene and calming meditation and enjoy the stunning music of the live Liminal soundbath. Book your free place for 9th July online now at https://www.bst-hydepark.com/events/open-house.
FREE YOGA WITH LULULEMON @ GREAT OAK STAGE / WEDNESDAY (7PM)
Join lululemon for a free yoga class, the yogis will take the main stage to teach this one-off breathwork class to the sounds of London Contemporary Voices. A grounding flow and uplifting meditation will close the practice, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Sign up will be available closer to the time of event, please visit www.bst-hydepark.com/events/open-house
THE ROYAL PARKS SHOWCASE / MONDAY-THURSDAY
Summer is perfect time for budding and experienced gardeners alike to get their green fingers out, and Open House is the perfect place to do so. The Royal Parks Showcase is back for another triumphant year! Full details to be announced.
FREE TENNIS SCREENINGS @ WIMBLEDON SCREEN / MONDAY-THURSDAY (12PM ONWARDS)
FREE Wimbledon Championship screenings from midday onwards - just bring a picnic blanket, grab a spot on the grass and you're ready to catch all of the action.
FREE LIVE MUSIC @ THE BARCLAYCARD STAGE / MONDAY-THURSDAY (4PM - 10PM)
On the Barclaycard Stage from 4pm - 10pm every night, enjoy a FREE evening of live music at Open House, with acts including the great musical talents of the London Contemporary Voices, The Old Dirty Brasstards, the University of Westminster artists and BIMM. Plus many more fantastic acts to be announced. Time to get your groove on!
FREE DENIM: THE REUNION TOUR PERFORMACE@ BARCLAYCARD STAGE / TUESDAY (7.00PM)
DENIM is an all-singing, all-dancing, all laugh-inducing queer pop girl band for the ages. The Denims are peeling back from their recent stadium shows to treat the Hyde Park audience to this family friendly drag show with stunning costumes, live music and side-splitting comedy. After this stellar performance, you'll see Beyoncé and Whitney Houston in a whole new light!
CRAFT BEER RISING @ BARCLAYCARD VIP SUMMER GARDEN / WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY 4PM - 10PM
A supreme selection of craft beer and street food on offer, which you can enjoy to the soundtracks of the summer! Tickets start at just £5.90 plus £1 booking fee, making this unique Hyde Park experience is an absolute steal. Visit https://www.craftbeerrising.co.uk/brew-summertime to book tickets now.
FREE PERFORMANCES BY WEST END KIDS @ THE BARCLAYCARD STAGE / MONDAY-THURSDAY (3PM - 4PM)
West End Kids will be performing songs from your favorite artist and shows including Hairspray, the Greatest Showman, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and many more.
STREET FOOD MARKET AND POP UP BARS / MONDAY-THURSDAY (12PM - 10PM)
Whether you are a pizza lover, prefer a sushi wrap or have a major sweet tooth chocolate brownies, the street food market has it all.
PIAZZA BIRRA MORETTI / MONDAY-THURSDAY (12PM - 10PM)
Piazza BIRRA MORETTI offers an immersive Italian experience in the heart of Hyde Park, as part of a summer of events to bring people together around the table. The piazza offers immersive theatre, 3-meter football table and live music throughout the week, and if you are feeling peckish, Pizza Pilgrims will have a truck in the Piazza too!
GORILLA CIRCUS WORKSHOPS ALTITUDE LIVE SHOWS / TUESDAY-THURSDAY
Give the circus a try and climb a 30 feet ladder for your first flying trapeze lesson with Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School. Jump from a 30 feet high platform and perform tricks usually seen in a Big Top circus on a full-sized flying trapeze rig. Plus making its debut at Open House will be the live Altitude shows, which explore our relationship with height, fear, freedom and adrenaline. Set on a unique kinetic structure the show blends the traditional with the unexpected. Not one for the faint hearted!
FREE FAMILY THEATRE WITH CHICKENSHED @ BARCLAYCARD STAGE / TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY (10.30AM - 2PM)
, Chickenshed's Tales from the Shed has teamed up with the Brit School's Community Arts Practice with a fun theatre experience for the whole family to enjoy.
BARCLAYCARD SENSORIUM / MONDAY-THURSDAY
Reset, revive and awaken as you journey through the space. Immerse yourself in colour and sound, get your taste buds tingling and even add a dash of sparkle to your festival look. All before the chance to release your inner music star on camera, leaving you ready to go out and get more from the festival with all your senses firing.
The British Summer Time shows are as follows:-
Friday 5th July: Celine Dion, with Josh Groban, and Claire Richards. (from £89)
Saturday 6th July: Stevie Wonder, with Lionel Richie, and more to be announced. (from £69.95)
Sunday 7th July: Barbra Streisand, with Bryan Ferry, Kris Kristofferson, and more to be announced (from £69.95).
Friday 12th July: Bob Dylan and his band, and Neil Young and the Promise of the Real, plus Laura Marling, Cat Power, and Sam Fender (from £75)
Saturday 13th July: Florence + The Machine, The National, Lykke Li, Khruangbin, Nadine Shah, and more (from £65)
Sunday 14th July: Robbie Williams, with Black Eyed Peas, Keane, Texas, Feeder (from £65)
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
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