It's July, and that means Barbie is finally being released, there's a new must-see music doc, BST has hit Hyde Park and the Summer Exhibition is open at the RA.


Wham! on Netflix

It truly is the season of the biopic documentary. Once you’ve got your teeth into the Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi films of music present, Wham! are the subject of the latest exploration of music’s-past. With unprecedented access to both George and Andrew’s personal archive including never-before-seen footage, and previously unheard interviews, Wham! charts in their own words the four year journey from teenage school friends to global superstars.

‘The List’ by Yomi Adegoke

Fancy getting stuck into a good book this summer? Multi award-winning author and journalist at The Guardian and British Vogue Yomi Adegoke has just released her highly-anticipated debut novel, ‘The List’. It’s an undoubtedly topical and clever offering that exposes the seedy underbelly of social media, and its influence on our most intimate relationships. ‘The List’ follows Ola, a high-powered journalist, who is due to marry the love of her life within a month. That is until an anonymous list pops up on her phone exposing a long list of men for their wrongdoings – with her beloved fiancé among the set of names.

The Witcher Season 3

Monster slayer Henry Cavill returns for his final season in The Witcher, before Liam Hemsworth takes up the mantle of the White Wolf. This season sees a change for our hero as he acquaints himself with family life whilst being entrusted with the care of Princess Cirilla of Cintra – a character so powerful that she is being pursued all over the Continent. Volume 1 of the third season is already out, with the second part dropping on July 29th.


Joe Puxley Presents Collective Effervescence

With support from adidas Originals, photographer Joe Puxley will present his first exhibition this July, at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation. Titled ‘Collective Effervescence’, the super-scale prints refer to community and a feeling of belonging, analysing the ritual behaviour of human beings. Joe’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed, but this event will take his art into another stratosphere.

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy have opened their doors once again for their annual Summer Exhibition which dates back to 1769. This year’s collection of 1614 works was coordinated by British artist David Remfry. It’s based on Howards End by E.M. Forster and the idea of “Only Connect”. Paintings range from Joe Lycett’s comedic “I drink a crisp, cold beer in a pool in Los Angeles while Gary Lineker looks on in disgust” to the powerful work of Hew Locke, keeping everyone entertained.

Happy Place Festival

Need a break from the stress of London life? Look no further than Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival taking place in Chiswick on the 15th and 16th of July. With a roster of celebrities like Nick Grimshaw, Vicky Pattison and Giovanna and Tom Fletcher set to host sessions, the festival is intended to provide the perfect self-care weekend. With the slogan “fuel your thoughts and find your sanctuary this summer”, sessions include yoga, mindfulness, astrology alongside good food and music throughout.

Courtauld Gallery Lates

The perfect way to celebrate the summer is at Courtauld Gallery Lates, an event whose theme this month is Summer of Impressionists. Extending their opening hours until 10:30pm on Friday the 28th of July, Courtauld Gallery Lates are an unmissable event for art lovers in London. Alongside the stunning artwork set in the beautiful Somerset House, are cocktails, DJs and other performances. With tickets for just £9, it’s the perfect way to experience famous paintings like Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.

Hyde Park BST ’23

This year, BST cemented its reputation for booking the best and biggest acts in the business. Following last year’s legendary line-up (Adele, Elton John, The Rolling Stones…), 2023 has once again seen some of the biggest names in pop history take to the stage in Hyde Park. From BLACKPINK to Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, Guns N’Roses to Gwen Stefani, P!nk and Take That, each headliner put on a show for the history books as the sun set around them. This Sunday, none other than Lana Del Rey will close this year’s iconic set of shows fresh from the stage at Glastonbury, with support from Father John Misty, Gang of Youths, Tommy Genesis and more. Find out more here.

Everything Barbie the Movie in Cinemas

From viral teaser trailers to celebrity soundtracks and cameos, Barbiecore fashion, one iconic press tour wardrobe and even Buzzfeed’s ‘Here’s Barbie’s Dream House In Every Country’, who can remember a film with more pre-release hype than Greta Gerwig’s Barbie? This month it’s finally out in cinemas, which means it’s time to choose which group chats you’re going with first, secure opening weekend tickets, maybe even pull together your best pink fit and see for yourself if it lives up to the buzz.


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