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10 things to do this July

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1.  AMY

North London filmmaker Asif Kapadia explores the career of the late singer Amy Winehouse, in his documentary Amy. Showing both the triumph and tragedy, Amy is a montage of over 100 interviews and exclusive footage, detailing the singer’s rise to fame and her chaotic personal lifestyle.
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Rio Cinema at 8PM on the 2nd of July

 2. #FirstThursdays Exhibition

Artist Sara Pope unveils her latest exhibition, #FirstThursdays at Shoreditch’s BOXPARK. Known for her big and bold paintings of celebrity lips, Sara explains ‘lips can communicate a multitude of emotions, and are integral to us reading a face. Yet when colour is applied to these lips, they become powerful, sexual symbols’. The exhibition will feature a Q&A, DJ set and complimentary Heineken.
This event is FREE
BOXPARK at 6PM on the 2nd of July

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3. Foodies Festival

One of the UK’s largest celebrations of food and drink, the Foodies Festival is from the 3rd to the 5th of July, at Alexandra Palace. An event for the whole family, the Festival is a combination of different foods and activities, from master classes designed by bloggers and experts to the Wine and Champagne Theatre, hosted by experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe.
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Alexandra Palace from 11AM on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July

4. Big Bang in Pyongyang

Big Bang in Pyongyang is a documentary, about the unlikely friendship between retired basketball player Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Filmmaker Colin Offland documents the journey of Rodman as he builds a relationship with Kim Jong-un, whilst trying to stage a basketball game and the negative coverage the friendship received by the NBA, White House and the press.
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Genesis at 4PM on the 5th of July

5. Dave Chappelle live at the Apollo

From the 8th of July, American comedian Dave Chappelle will be performing full length stand-up shows, at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.
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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith from the 8th to the 14th of July 

6. Supa Dupa Fly

Supa Dupa Fly is the place to be for the best in 90s & noughties Hiphop, RnB and Garage. On July 10th Supa Dupa Fly will be heading to Camden’s legendary Jazz Café with DJs Emily Rawson, Matchstick, T.P and hosted by Big Ted. On the night DJ’s will be spinning the very best from the likes of 2Pac, Biggie, Lil Kim, A Tribe Called Quest, DMX, Jay Z, Kanye, Drake, Kendrick and more.
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Jazz Café at 7PM on the 10th of July

7. 3½ minutes, ten bullets

With the recent events in Ferguson and Baltimore, 3½ minutes, ten bullets, is a documentary about the shooting of African American teenager Jordan Davis in 2012 in Florida. The film also discusses and examines the issue of black lives matter in America.
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Genesis Cinema at 7PM on the 12th of July

8. Mandela Weekend

Celebrating the life of South Africa’s first black president, the Southbank is hosting a number of events over ‘Mandela Weekend’. Enjoy free music, talks, film screenings, performances and debates about South Africa, over Mandela’s birthday weekend.
Southbank Centre from the 18th to the 19th of July 
This event is FREE

9. LOVEBOX

Missed your chance to get tickets for Wireless, LOVEBOX has all of your favourite musicians, from Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Skepta, Jessie Ware, Little Dragon and more all in one place.
Victoia Park from the 17th to the 18th of July 
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10. Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival

Tête à Tête brings artists and audience together to explore the future of opera. From the 21st of July to the 9th of August, the festival returns to King’s Cross, with more than 100 performances of over 40 new works. This will be the Tête à Tête’s ninth festival of showcasing new and innovative talent across the opera scene.
At Kings Cross from the 21th of July to the 9th of August
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