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VITALITY WOMEN’S HOCKEY WORLD CUP 2018

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20

Ends Aug 5

Hosts England battle it out with 15 top nations in their bid to be crowned world champions for the first time, in front of a roaring home crowd. England are looking to emulate their success at the 2015 Unibet EuroHockey Championships, which they won on home soil.

http://fih.ch/events/world-cup/world-cup-2018/hockey-world-cup-london-2018-w

MERCATO METROPOLITANO

Elephant and Castle

Sat 4 Aug, 11-5

Stock up on prints, cards, ceramics, textiles and homeware at this market showcasing work from independent makers and artists across the UK. New traders are always featured and you’ll find crafty workshops, street food and DJs there too.

http://www.mercatometropolitano.co.uk

RIVER STAGE

National Theatre Square, South Bank

Until Sun 12 Aug

The NT’s bringing the fun this summer with weekends of free outdoor performance. Free live music, dance and theatre at the National Theatre’s free outdoor mini-festival weekends. River Stage takes over a dedicated spot on Southbank outside the theatre, offering crowds the chance to discover new performers, join in workshops, or just slump back in a deckchair and soak up the sun.

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/river-stage-2018

LEE BUL

Hayward Gallery, South Bank

Until Aug 19

The Korean artists’s sci-fi dreamscape full of huge, gloomy, multi-limbed, fleshy monsters, cyborgs, crystals a, mirror mazes and karaoke.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/lee-bul

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB

Bussey Building, Peckham

Until Sep

Watch a film up in the clouds on top of the Bussey Building and enjoy a panoramic view over the city. Screenings start at sunset. Food and drink available.

www.rooftopfilmclub.com/london

SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES

National History Museum Until Sun 16 Sept

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The Natural History Museum’s butterfly house returns to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum’s east lawn. Come face to face with tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail, blue morpho, the moon moth and many others originating from Africa, Southeast Asia and North and South America, and take part in games, activities and challenges to learn more about the sensory world of the fluttering creatures.

www.nhm.ac.uk

Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World 

Gasholders, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross

Until Sun 30 Sept

The British Museum of Food’s founders Bompas & Parr present this exhibition dedicated to all things ice cream. See memorabilia from the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia, try scoops with flavours of a bygone era like candied fruit, an all-day-breakfast flavour and an 18th century daffodil recipe, taste a glow-in-the-dark concoction in a futuristic luminescent cave and stand in a cloud of vanilla-flavoured fog and breathe it in.

www.bmof.org

WORLD GALLERY

Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill SE23

Ongoing

The museum’s new World Gallery is sharing stories from cultures across the globe. Over 3,000 objects give a glimpse into other ways of life and a greater understanding of other peoples, places and cultures. You can touch intricately tooled Tuareg metalwork, arctic seal and reindeer skin, or discover a digital coral reef at your feet. Smell aromatic herbs used by Bhutanese ritual healers in the Himalayas, listen to epic First Nations’ stories from the Pacific Northwest Coast, and even play in a Lagos market stall.

www.horniman.ac.uk

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