Latitude Festival ventures from Suffolk to the South Bank
The River Stage returns this summer to bring you the best live music, dance, performances, DJs and workshops from partners across the country. Featuring takeover weekends from East London’s The Glory, Latitude Festival, Mayfest, Rambert dance company and a weekend of music, dance, performance and outdoor cinema from the National Theatre, there is something for everyone this summer. An eclectic combination of theatre, guest DJs, live music in the afternoon and late evening, family fun, vibrant dance and the very best live music acts, this truly is a free summer festival not to be missed.
Latitude Festival Programme:
Tina C (7pm-8pm) – the creation of multi-award-winning UK performer and theatre-maker, Christopher Green. A night of revelation, inspiration and damn fine country music songs, delivered by a genuine star.
Disco Shed (8:30pm-10:45pm) – head shedonists Peepshow Paddy and Count Skylarkin will be going all out to bring the party with an inimitable genre-hopping mix of dancefloor dynamite, from disco to dancehall, reggae to rave and punk to pop.
Action to the Word present A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1pm-2:15pm) – borrowing from the circus, the amphitheatres of Ancient Greece and classic clowning, this adaptation will temper your summer spirit, leading you ‘painted blind’ into the woods of Athens where nothing is at it seems.
How It Ended in association with Scamp Theatre present The Little Gardener (2:15pm-2:45pm and 3:45-4:15pm) – An outdoor, interactive adventure for all little gardeners aged three years and over. This spellbinding show will melt your heart and you might even get your hands dirty too. A Lyric Hammersmith, GDIF, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Festival production.
The Eye Test presented by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari (3pm-3:30pm) ‘Take a seat, don’t worry, there’s nothing to be scared of’. A wild, bold, visual performance from Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari.
Far From The Norm Present HOH (6pm-6:25pm and 7:30pm-7:55pm) – Combining hip hop, physical theatre and contemporary dance, HOH throws subliminal social and political issues with sophisticated humour on a football pitch.
Nabokov Present Reformation Nation (6:30pm-7:25pm) – Unite on a dance floor. Feel the music deep in your soul and love. Real Talk. Letting loose and getting down is being part of something, it's justice. It's music, storytelling, and spoken word. It’s a chance for us to come together and rave. It’s change.
Nabokov presents SLUG (8pm-9pm) – A fusion of storytelling, live music and film. Slug is an exclusive collaboration from Jade Anouka, Bellatrix, Caragh Campbell, Sabrina Mahfouz, Stef O'Driscoll, Grace Savage and TEAfilms. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
SWNSNG Presents METH: Traplord Of The Flyz (9:10pm-9:25pm) – Reflecting upon Black-British masculinity in crisis, violence and the negative stereotyping of black men in contemporary British society, Traplord of the Flyz mediates through the influences of trap, grime and hip-hop. Please note this performance includes explicit content.
Paines Plough and Latitude Festival present With a Little Bit of Luck (9:25-10:25pm) – Rhythmically underscored by a live mix of old-school UK Garage, award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz explores the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation.
Sam Halmarack presents Always and Totally Forever (12pm-1pm) – Always and Totally Forever aims to get the audience to feel like teenagers by immersing them in a riotous mosaic of song, dance and video art.
Michael Rosen (1:30pm-2:15pm) – Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter and was appointed Children’s Laureate between 2007 – 2009.
Musical Bingo (2:30pm-3:30pm) – It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers they play songs. Prizes are won for one, two and three lines, and finally the Grand Prize: The Full House.
Swing Patrol Dance Class (4pm-5pm) – Swing Patrol love everything vintage and, in particular, they love swing dancing. Join in their beginner-friendly taster lessons, floor show, games with a whole lot of great dancing. All are welcome.
The festival is a collaborative partnership showcasing world-class programming and presenting new and diverse artists and acts with something for everyone to enjoy. The free outdoor season will take place on the River Stage, in front of the National Theatre, with events hosted every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from 29 July until 29 August.
Entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. We need your card details to store the event information in "My Tickets", but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.
National Theatre, South Bank
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