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What’s On This Weekend: 28-30 June 2013

Festival season in London is in full swing – enjoy a weekend of great music, arts and sport in England’s capital.

London Pride 2013

The London Pride festival returns for 2013 with a whole week of events, which both celebrate and highlight the strength and diversity of the LGBT+ community. Launched by nine-time Wimbledon Singles champion Martina Navratilova, the festival features a Pride in the Park music festival, special film screenings, panel discussions and much more. One of the highlights will be the Parade on Saturday 29 June, which sees more than 10,000 colourfully-dressed people walk, dance and skate from Baker Street to Trafalgar Square. Entertainment will take place in Trafalgar Square and Soho after the parade; see the London Pride website for full details. Until 30 Jun

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2013

The world’s oldest and most famous tennis tournament returns to south-west London, where top seeded players such as Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Serena Williams will battle it out to be crowned champion. Not only is there first-rate sport, but you can also enjoy the tournament’s famous snack of strawberries and cream! If you don’t have tickets but want to watch the action, you can either queue for a day pass or head to one of the screenings around town: see our Wimbledon blog post for more details. 24 Jun – 7 Jul

Hard Rock Calling, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The first show at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since the London 2012 Olympic Games features Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian and Paul Weller – you could definitely say that the area is back with a bang! Hard Rock Calling is a two day music festival that features a fantastic line-up of bands over three stages. Tickets start from £51.75, and you can find out what to bring to a festival by reading our guide. 29-30 Jun

The Waterloo Festival

Celebrating the rich past and present of Waterloo, this festival is a feast of art, performance, music and activity. This year’s theme is ‘War and Communities’, and in keeping with this money raised from events will go towards charities War Child and The Poppy Factory. Highlights include world première performances of classical music, a community fête, a tea dance and guided walks around the area. Ticket prices and times vary, see the programme for full details.

East End Film Festival

Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest film festivals. This year, in fact, you can see 16 world premieres, two European premieres, 28 UK premieres and 20 London premieres! Not only is there a rich programme of film, but you can also enjoy industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. Ticket prices and screening times vary, see the website for full details. 25 Jun – 10 Jul

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