Pop-Up London: Free Half-Term Festival Celebrating City’s Diversity

Artists, musicians, dancers, comedy-acts and circus performers will brighten up central London streets in a half-term festival celebrating the capital’s diverse communities…

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Brazilian drumming, Cantonese story-telling and Caribbean steelpans, as well as performances exploring climate change and digital age themes feature in Pop-Up London, the next installment of the Mayor’s Let’s Do London campaign.

The free, outdoor festival showcases more than 200 artists in more than 100 events across the city, Spitalfields, E1, Canary Wharf and Trafalgar Square, as well as other central locations such as King’s Cross and St Paul’s.

In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Found In Music, the festival also features hip hop dancing, musical comedy, puppetry and magic, as well as performances celebrating Diwali.

Artists and creatives include Little Bean Theatre, which will put on Boh Boh Finds Home, a galactic story performed in English and Cantonese.

BollyRed Dance Company brings Bollywood charm and energy to Elephant Park, Trafalgar Square and Spitalfields Market, with some vibrant dancing for Diwali.

There’s also Boxset – where performer Jonathan Ainscough improvises boxsets live, and Feet off the Ground and Levantes Dance Theatre bring acrobatics and colour to London’s streets.

Pop-Up London runs for 10 days during half-term, from October 23-31. Download the Visit London app to map your away around performances and events. For times and locations visit visitlondon.com