Nike launches NikeCourt Club
Next week sees the beginning of Wimbledon and tennis fever will be kicking in all across the City. From June 25th why not check out Nike’s Nikecourt Club in Bermondsey. These refurbished courts in Tanner Park include a bold fuchsia ‘hot shot’ tennis court, colour contrasting tennis balls and a bespoke ‘build your own court’ featuring a black painted court and fluorescent chalk, allowing players to create their own, unique games. Free tennis coaching and other fitness programmes are offered across the ten-day period to players of all levels and runs from 25th June until 4th July from 8.30am to 8.30pm. 20 times Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams will also make a special visit to share her tips and hold a Q&A session. To book visit http://go.nike.com/nikecourtclub.
Find it at Tanner Street Park, Bermondsey, London SE1 3GS.
Experience the beat of Africa in the heart of London
On the 26th June The School of Oriental and African Studies is hosting a special one-off concert by Kasai Masai, London’s best African band to celebrate the magic of African music mixing the traditional sound of the equatorial African village with a distinctive urban edge. The concert will run from 6-9pm and celebrates the tenth anniversary of charity, African Vision Malawi. For enthusiasts, there will also be a Djembe drumming workshop and a Kizomba dance workshop between 3.00-6.00pm. Tickets can be purchased here, with all proceeds go to the charity African Vision Malawi.
Find it at School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG
GEISHA at Ramusake
Piers Adam, nightclub impresario has teamed up with fellow nightlife pioneer Marc Burton to create GEISHA at Ramusake. GEISHA is an evening of Japanese dining and party held at Ramusake on Friday and Saturday’s in South Kensington, serving fine dining izayake Japanese food and cocktails made with rum and saki, alongside amazing DJs and performers that include classic Japanese entertainment. Normal sitting at 19:00, festive dining sitting commences from 21:00 and by, midnight everyone will be up and dancing with the performers.
Find it at Ramusake, 92B Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LQ. More details visit @ramusake.
TRY IT Festival
With the Rugby World Cup fast approaching, the London Borough of Richmond council will be running the TRY IT Festival. The festival has over 100 events ranging from gigs, world record attempts to art performances and a Fanzone. On the 22nd June it kicks off with a TRY IT Trail, for those amongst you who like to search for treasure, why not join in the Geocache trail. There will be numerous clues across the borough and prizes for all who participate including an official Rugby World Cup ball.
For more details visit the TRY IT Festival website.
Dine At The BT Tower
The BT Tower celebrates 50 years this year and to mark the occasion they are opening the tower up to the public for lunch and dinner. Diners can either choose lunch at £49.95 per person or dinner at £67.95 per person taking in some of the best views of London. To get tickets there are two ballots running on the following dates.
- Ballot one is open from 22nd June until 29th June
- Ballot two is open from 30th June until 7th July
To enter the ballot you can sign up here. BT will also be holding a ballot in September to win free 30 min flights to see London from the BT Tower’s 34th floor.