July 5: RSC Live: Hamlet

Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, the story of young student Hamlet, tormented by his father’s death, confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order, Hamlet faces a choice – submit, or rage against his new reality. July 5, East Wintergarden, 7pm

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July 6: The Lunch Market

The Lunch Market features delicious, global cuisine created by local producers on 30 stalls. Hundreds of tasty dishes, await for visitors, with a hearty meal costing around £7. Expect to find exotic fare from the Caribbean, Italy, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Scotland and Vietnam, with spicy patties, empanadas, noodle salads, haggis toasties and zingy ceviche. July 6, Montgomery Square, 11am-3pm

From July 11: Beach Volleyball

Action For Kids’ annual Beach Volleyball event is back bringing the fun-filled sport right on your doorstep as two pop-up beach volleyball courts and 200 tonnes of sand transform Montgomery Square for a three week residency. One of the highlights of the event is the Beach Volleyball Championships which will take place on July 22. July 11-30, Montgomery Square

July 13: Pop-up Vintage Fair

Cheeky chappies

On the second Wednesday of the month from May until September, head to Cabot Square and discover a range of handpicked, quality vintage goodies. Browse the stalls for ladies and menswear, jewellery, fashion accessories, haberdashery, retro furnishings and many more collectables and curiosities. July 13, Cabot Square, all day

July 14: Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore is beamed live from the Royal Opera House to the Summer Screen in Canada Square Park. The new production of civil war and revenge is one of the great works of the Romantic era, featuring several of Verdi’s best-known arias and choruses. July 14, Canada Square, 7.15pm

July 17: Family Summer Festival: London Calls

Hop on board an old double decker bus and be transported by a funny puppet show and after the performance audience member can also take part in workshop. It features a whimsical story about a Pearly Queen and her granddaughter taking a trip around London. July 17, Montgomery Square, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

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July 18: Outdoor Theatre: Macbeth

A high octane musical version of Shakespeare’s story features well known UK hits and is set in a steam punk world of value and decency where the ruling monarch Duncan holds sway with a caring, iron fist. His chief warlords Macbeth and Banquo return triumphantly from the battle field and discover they are soon on course for promotions but not without drama along the way. July 18, 6.45pm, Jubilee Park

July 18: Summer Concert: London Philharmonic Orchestra

On the programme is Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No. 5, instantly recognisable from its opening phrases, and an example of Beethoven’s gift for dramatic expression. Beforehand, hear Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, similarly well-loved, and an example of Mozart’s light touch. The performance opens with Rossini’s Overture to his opera The Barber Of Seville. Conducted by Matthew Coorey. July 18, 7pm, Canada Square Park

July 20: Lunchtime Classical with Alda Dizdari

Concert violinist Alda Dizdari

Concert violinist Alda Dizdari curates a superb afternoon of classical music hits accompanied by rising young musicians including the leader of the National Youth Orchestra and her pupil, Millie Ashton. Alda has performed around the world, notably in the UK at Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. July 20, Canada Square Park, 12.30pm-2pm

July 21: Introducing… Nuala Honan

Nuala Honan

A singer/guitarist who is a soulful artist with a knack for writing compelling and passionate songs. She calls her style country, but if we were in America she’d probably call it folk. July 21, Canada Square Park, 12.30pm-2pm

July 21: Othello

This fast-paced adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic transfers the action to the cityscape of modern London. In the cutthroat financial world, we dive into an abyss of power and intrigue. In times like these, competition is high. But how much can and should we sacrifice to reach our career goals? July 21, Crossrail Place Roof Garden, 7pm-8.10pm

July 23: Blown Away

Penguin Blue and her friends go on an acrobatic adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites. With a trio of acrobatic penguins, alongside magical puppetry and live music Metta Theatre’s Blown Away is a stage adaptation of Rob Biddulph’s children’s book. July 23, Crossrail Place Roof Garden, 2pm-3pm

July 26: Summer Concert: The Overtones

The Overtones

The Overtones are as much as a throwback to the timeless appeal of doo-wop and Motown as they are to modern day R&B and pop, with a reputation of delivering consistently uplifting music. They are supported by close harmony girl band The Femmes. July 26, Canada Square Park, 7pm

July 27: Lunchtime Classical: Retorica

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo are exceptional violinists who have an instinctive rapport having performed together since they met as students at Royal Academy of Music. Expect a repertoire live on stage showcasing their faultless technique. July 27, Canada Square Park, 12.30pm-2pm

July 28: Introducing… Daisy Holder

A jazzy singer songwriter who plays the guitar, Daisy promises to give a lift to picnickers in the park. July 28, Canada Square Park, 12.30pm-2pm

July 29: Family Summer Festival: Create, Cultivate, Orchestrate!

This event provides an opportunity for young musicians aged nine-18 to perform alongside professional orchestral players from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The project promotes creativity and individuality and the final project performance on our stage in Canada Square Park.July 29, Canada Square Park, 6pm

July 30: Leandro

Leandro is an eight-year-old boy who lives in a Rio favela. This year the Olympics are coming to his famous city and Leandro dreams of running for Brazil and winning gold medals. But with no athletics club for him to join, will he ever make his dream a reality? His story is told using a mix of puppetry, poetry and music. July 30, Crossrail Place Roof Garden, 2pm-3pm

July 31: Family Summer Festival: Danny, Champion Of The World

Danny Champion of the World

To mark 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, Illyria present this classic children’s book which tells the story of Danny who finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against baddie Victor Hazell. Illyria promises a magnificent, funny and heartwarming story perfectly suited to the open-air. July 31, Jubilee Park, 3pm

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