BST Open House returns to Hyde Park this summer

07 June 2024

Gear up for summer in the heart of London and visit BST Open House in Hyde Park. Running over eight days, soak up the sun and embrace the warm summer nights whilst listening to legendary music, catching a screening at the outdoor cinema, getting stuck in with sporting and crafting activities, and tucking into delicious street food. With a festival feel, Open House promises to provide fun for everyone this summer.

Kicking the festivities off, All Things Orchestral are returning for another year. Showcasing live music on Friday 28th June, be sure to grab your picnic blanket and enjoy an evening of live music with special appearances from world-renowned guests such as the Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. If classical music isn’t your thing, head to the Rainbow Stage and get ready for Pride 2024 with an evening of events including a show from drag trio Angels of the North. Make the most of the lighter evenings and take part in the Big Pride Quiz hosted by drag performers Just May and Grace Shush and be in with the chance of winning lots of exciting prizes! 

During the day, head down to Hyde Park and catch all the action at Wimbledon on the big screen. And if this gets you in the mood for sport, get involved in sessions led by Chelsea FC Foundation Football, Lord’s Community Cricket and Park Sports tennis. By night, settle down for a screening at the outdoor cinema. With films including the legendary Barbie, the updated Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – Wonka, as well as Mean Girls and a Grease Singalong. 

The variety at Open House is what makes it so special – watch a live podcast on Monday 1st July at 6:30-7:30pm and join football legend John Barnes MBE and Alastair Campbell while they discuss football, politics, racism and capitalism in the new conversation series titled “Common Ground…Discussions From A Park Bench”. Musical delights include an eclectic performance from Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble on Tuesday 2nd July – a project that embraces a myriad of influences from Balearic to synth-pop to Brit-funk, they can do it all. An extravaganza from Soho Radio including DJ sets, discussion panels and a selection of live bands is happening on Wednesday 3rd July. If you’re a fan of livelier sessions, Bongo’s Bingo Party on Tuesday 9th July is for you – come for the madness and stay for the prizes! Don’t miss Mr Good Times AKA Norman Jay MBE, one of the best DJs in the world right now, as he plays his legendary DJ set on Thursday 11th July.  

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