By now, you may have heard the word ‘festival’ for the 300th time! But given London is the artistic capital of Europe (at least in our eyes) it only makes sense that this summer is packed with so many cultural shows. If you want something beyond the typical arty-farty fare though, check out ‘Origins: festival of First Nations’. Uniquely, the event strikes the balance between political awareness and creativity, highlighting art and issues from indigenous populations around globe. The ultimate aim of the fest is to get people thinking about topics such as climate change and migration – but don’t worry about lack of entertainment. The two-week festival will, of course, feature music, theatre and stories – and most of the artists will be seen in the UK for the very first time (exciting!), with performers coming from backgrounds such as Aboriginal Australian, Inuit and Native American. So with so much on offer from this remarkable festival, be sure to put this on your ‘to do’ list! (Words: Monique Todd)
‘Origins: Festival of First Nations’, 28th June – 9th July. Click here for more info.