With summer officially here, Canary Wharf workers and residents will be eager to take advantage of the clear skies should the rain hold off (fingers crossed!)

The area has a number of venues perfectly designed for those hot sunny days and the warm, relaxed evenings. Here are five things to put in your diary for this week.

Thursday, June 23 - KPMG And Forces In The Firm at Jubilee Park

KPMG And Forces In The Firm

The Band of the King’s Division , the Army’s first professional brass band, will be live for two 20-minute performances in Jubilee Park as part of this year’s Armed Forces Day.

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Formed on May 12, 2006, the Band of the King’s Division is an amalgamation of the former King’s Division Bands (Normandy and Waterloo) and is based at Weeton Barracks, Preston.

It is one of 22 regular Army Bands within the Corps of Army Music whose primary role is to provide musical support to the army’s formations.

The performance is free and takes place from 12.45pm and 2pm.

Thursday, June 23 - Trading Roots at Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Trading Roots

The Trading Roots ensemble is set to wow audience members with its musical skills, bringing together many of the Grand Union Orchestra’s core musicians, British artists from the world’s major musical traditions.

Composer and director Tony Haynes has blended ancient Chinese classical pieces and the folk songs with the ragas, time-cycles and inflected vocal styles of India and Bangladesh, African and Latin rhythms, harmonic twists and improvisation to produce highly original music.

The free performance is at 7pm.

Saturday, June 25 - The Girl And The Giraffe at Crossrail Place Roof Garden

The Girl And The Giraffe

The Girl And The Giraffe, a tale told from a child’s perspective, will touch the hearts of audiences.

As well as two performances, there are workshops available for people wanting a more hands-on experience.

The free showcase portrays the tale of a child called Girl and Giraffe the giraffe. While Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with Giraffe.


1pm: Workshop

2pm: Performance

2.45pm: Workshop

3.30pm: Performance

4.15pm: Workshop

Sunday, June 26 - Once Upon A Time There Were Four Little Rabbits at Jubilee Park

Four Little Rabbits

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and watch the naughty Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin in Mr McGregor’s garden.

Follow the scrapes and escapades of the Potter characters in this new production adapted by Michael Whitmore. The show begins at 3pm and is free to attend

Monday, June 27 - Life’s A Dream at Jubilee Park

Life's A Dream

This is an epic fable of love, war and destiny, brimming with passion and humour, from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre.

Based on Calderon’s greatest play La Vida Es Sueño, published 20 years after Shakespeare’s death, Life’s A Dream is regarded as the jewel of Spain’s golden age of literature.

A young woman, travelling through a mountainous region, discovers a prince who has been locked away by his father to thwart a prophecy that he will bring disaster to the world and death to the king.

Prompted by the woman, the king is overcome with remorse and sets his son free.

The free performance is at 6.45pm

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