By Ombretta Di Dio
Imagine the everlasting beauty and charm of London, brought to the extreme by a plethora of street artists, parades, exhibitions, shows, talks, walks and films for almost an entire month. From June 24th and for the following three weeks, the City will be enriched by attractions that will take place in both inside and open air venues, in a total of over sixty locations, which will include areas like Paternoster Square, New Street Square and Hampstead Heath.
The main goal of this incredible festival is to spread art among tourists and residents and this goes back to its foundation in 1962 when the business community decided to start an independent trust with the idea of taking the city to a new level of entertainment and inspiration. The festival kept happening every year, seeing some of the best musicians and artists performing in London and making the event a symbol of the life in the City, talked about all over the UK and Europe. Even though animated by artists of international fame, the real target of the festival, Londoners, keep participating in this celebration via a year project delivered annually in schools and community groups.
The theme of the festival this year will be “City of London – Trading with the world” as it reached its 50th anniversary and more than ever it will be focused on the diplomatic relationships between the UK and other countries with special performances that will see some countries in a leading role. The City will sparkle with local and international flowers that symbolize the never-ending commitment to the environment.
Incredible performances will include Berlioz Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral by London Symphony Chorus and world-wide famous guitarist John Williams. The majority of events will be completely free while others will be ticketed, in order to purchase your ticket and make sure not to miss the fun, visit the City Of London’s festival’s website before it’s too late.