Dinner in the jungle, films with a full church choir, and a circus on the dark side. Welcome to your weekend less ordinary...
Words by Charlotte CoxMore
FILM: Backyard Cinema presents Romeo & Juliet.
As Shakespeare wrote: ‘Never was there a tale of more woe, than of Claire Danes, and her Leo’. . . OK, OK, he should have done at any rate, because surely we ALL remember Baz Luhrmann’s take on the Bard’s great tragedy. The moment that young Mr DiCaprio thinks his beloved is dead? Heartbreaking. And this weekend, the film is getting the Backyard Cinema treatment with screenings taking place in an atmospheric Marylebone church, complete with live choir. Yes, we said live choir. Can you imagine watching the fish-tank scene with a full-on choral rendition of ‘Kissing You’? You. Will. WEEP.
28-30 May; from £20 St Mary's Church, Wyndham Place, York St, W1H 1PQ backyardcinema.co.uk
MUSIC: We Are FSTVL
*Start of festival season klaxon* And we're off! Off to Essex in fact, for our first festival foray of the year. And this dance shindig, now in it's fifth year, promises 150 artists over 15 stages and sets by the likes of Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Tall Paul, Steve Angello and Seth Troxler. Consider the benchmark set.
30-31 May; £69 day ticket, £125 weekend ticket Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TN wearefstvl.com