In the month where London Pride, the Jubilee and Wimbledon tennis championship will potentially dominate our social calendars, there's plenty more going on in London. So if you're looking for wonderful art exhibitions, antique and vintage sales, or new restaurant openings, you've come to the right place...
3 June – 9 October 2022
For the first time, Picasso's 'Woman with a Book' will exhibit alongside the painting that inspired his work so greatly. 'Madame Moitessier' by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, from the Norton Simon Museum in California will be displayed alongside the works, showcasing the distinct pose. The exhibition opens on 3rd June.
Until 25th June
With the book, music and lyrics all written by Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion is a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival. Confronting the turbulence of his life's journey, Ben tells an inspiring story of love, loss, despair and hope. Showing for one month only at the Southwark Playhouse, The Lion is available to see until 25th June.
Until 4th September
Showing in the UK for the first time at The Courtauld Gallery, a collection of works by Edvard Munch will exhibit at The Morgan Stanley Exhibition. Masterpieces from Bergen will include paintings such as Morning (1884) and Summer Night (1889), and is available to book from now until 4th September.
28 April – 18 September 2022
Recognised as one of the most influential artists of the his time, this Walter Sickert exhibition explores his often radical and distinctive approach to setting and subject matter. As a former actor, Walker Sickert had a flair and fascination for all things theatrical. His art was creative, colourful and ever-changing.
On Until 18th June
Lamb London presents 'No More Than Five', a solo exhibition by Alma Berrow, showcasing a collection of ceramic back gammon boards surrounded by cigarettes, matches, bottle-tops and other items. Exhibiting until 18th June.
Wed 15 Jun - Sun 4 Sep 2022
A family reunion. Time to pay your last disrespects.
David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in MAD HOUSE, a dark and funny new play by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Smash, Bernhardt/Hamlet).
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
n Cinemas From The 24th June.
29th June - 18th September
Created to question our knowledge on the world, the Hayward Gallery introduces In The Black Fantastic, exhibiting the works of 11 contemporary artist from the African diaspora who draw on science fiction, myth and the legacy of Afrofuturism. Encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, the artists will both disrupt our understanding of the past and invite viewers to imagine different futures.
23rd - 26th June
Bringing together mid-century modernism and timeless art and antiques, The Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia London will be showcasing pieces ranging from £100 to £1 million this June.
For a sustainable and potentially slightly chaotic way to stock your Summer wardrobe, Copeland Park are hosting the Peckham Vintage Kilo Sale, with over 9 tonnes of vintage clothing to pick & mix. Bring a bag, fill it, then weigh it, as it's £20 a kilo.
1st June - 1st July
With over 20 international Interior Designers taking part, including Shalini Misra, United in Design and Campbell-Rey, to mention a few, WOW! House will be a collaboration to create a cohesively designed house to inspire visitors. Working with Centrepoint, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the charity, whose ambition is to end youth homelessness.
21st June - 21st August
Welcoming back the iconic annual exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts presents the 2022 Summer Exhibition, which has run without interruption since 1769. Showcasing art in all forms, this year's theme is 'Climate'. Whether as a crisis or opportunity, or simply our everyday experience, it is an all-embracing subject. The Summer Exhibition opens on 21st June.