Canary Wharf unveils a packed schedule, offering the perfect destination for friends and families throughout May and beyond
Keep your diary clear, as Canary Wharf kicks off the summer with an events calendar like nowhere else in the Capital. Alongside an outdoor events programme brimming with sport, music, a family festival and art, the Canary Wharf estate will be fully open – with over 300 shops, bars and restaurants, as well as gyms, cinema and grocery stores – all accessible within 15 minutes’ walk of one another.
With a summer like no other on the horizon, highlights include:
‘Sun Pavilion’, Morag Myerscough installation, 29 May to October – London-based artist and designer Morag Myerscough is set to emblazon Montgomery Square with her latest stunning installation, ‘Sun Pavilion’. Bursting onto the Estate from Saturday 29 May, Myerscough’s vibrant shapes and colours will decorate the square and harness the vigour and optimism of Londoners this summer. The Sun Pavilion will be the ideal spot to grab a drink and safely catch up with friends and loved ones through until October.
Summer Screens, 7 June to 24 September – For those looking to get back into the swing of a summer of sport, look no further than Canary Wharf’s outdoor screens found in Canada Square Park and Cabot Square. From the Olympics to Wimbledon, Londoners can soak up the sun and enjoy a quintessentially British sporting summer, whilst sampling an array of takeout food and drinks from across the Estate.
Canary Wharf’s Summer Screens will also host the perfect outdoor cinema experience, showing a range of iconic films throughout September evenings.
Summer Family Festival, Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 May and Saturday 5, Saturday 12, Sunday 20 and Saturday 26 June – Canary Wharf will host a Summer Family Festival encompassing theatre, music, movies and workshops to keep both parents and children entertained. Whether it’s rolling up sleeves and creating something artsy or relaxing to some family favourite films, there’s something for all.
Outdoor entertainment, various dates – With Londoners deprived of live music and theatre throughout the last year, Canary Wharf is pulling out all the stops to bring a host of cultural events onto the Estate. From the Outdoor Theatre located in Westferry Circus, which calls for spectators to enjoy classics from The Importance of Being Earnest to Jayne Eyre, to the Summer Concerts which will see a number of up-and-coming artists claim the stages in Jubilee Park and Canada Square Park.
The Lunch Market, Thursdays 24 June to 16 September – For foodies looking for something new to try on their lunch break, the Estate will also be home to a series of lunch markets – offering a range of fresh dishes and street food options from around the world.
Minigolf & Ping Pong, throughout summer – Why not try a spot of free minigolf in between shopping or grabbing a bite to eat? Or challenge friends and family to a game of ping pong, found in Columbus Courtyard and Cabot Square respectively, between 12noon-6pm each day.
Lucie Moore, Group Arts + Events Manager at Canary Wharf comments: “We’ve looked to create a summer events calendar which caters for everyone – whether you want to bask in colour (and the sun!) with Morag Myerscough’s stunning installation, grab a Pimm’s with pals for Wimbledon or immerse yourself in outdoor performances on a summer evening, Canary Wharf is the place to be.”
The summer calendar compliments Canary Wharf’s existing culture programme, which includes the UK’s largest free-to-visit collection of public art, with more than 70 permanent works by over 50 world-renowned artists and craftsmen.
Canary Wharf is committed to keeping the malls and wider Estate Covid secure. COVID-19 safety measures, such as one-way systems and floor markings, as well as increased cleaning, and hand sanitizers at all entrance points, remain in place throughout.
For full details visit www.canarywharf.com.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.
CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.
CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.
Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
The Company’s current £2.4bn construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes for sale and rent.
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