Every summer, the City of London Festival brings music, dance, art and family events to iconic venues across the City. The festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, and the programme for 2013 looks even better than ever.
This year's festival is based on three themes: city walls, connecting the City of London with Londonderry and other historic walled cities from Utrecht to Jerusalem; conflict and resolution; and trees.
Highlights of the entertaining and innovative programme include:
- More than 100 free events in outdoor spaces, including a Northern Irish-themed family day on Hampstead Heath
- A pop-up orchard with real and artificial trees at various City locations, where you can enjoy music, street theatre and dance
- Concerts at St Paul's Cathedral and in many of the City's beautiful Livery Halls
- Walks, talks and debates
- A series of free lunchtime concerts at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama