Around the World: piña colada in Peckham with MOTH and rollerblading for climate revolution with Billie Eilish  

Around the World: piña colada in Peckham with MOTH and rollerblading for climate revolution with Billie Eilish  

by Ollie Cox
7 min

It’s time to revel in the last remaining weeks of summer before we’re plunged into the seemingly interminable darkness of Winter. But anyway, enough of that, there’s loads to do this week, whether dancing in West London for Notting Hill Carnival or getting your culture fix for a good cause in LA. Read on to find out what’s happening around the world. 

Rollerblading for climate revolution with Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish will head to London on August 30 as part of the OVERHEATED climate event, where a host of talks will be held at the event hosted by BBC’s Abby McCarthy, who will also be speaking to guests on the day. Complimentary plant-based food will be provided by Neat Burger, and there will be the chance to skate once the talks have ended. Action sports and activism? It’s a yes from us. 

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Celebrate Burna Boy’s latest album with a day party

Burna Boy is hosting a day party in London for the release of his latest album, I Told Them. With over 50 celebrity guests, this is not one to miss. The event is at Site 5 on August 26 and is hosted by Spaceship Billy and DJ Obi. This is bound to be a good one, so arrive early to ensure you don’t miss any action. Grab your tickets here.

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FARFETCH collaborate with 12on12 to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop 

Farfetch Beat 010 honours the significance of Mcing, graffiti Art and Turntablism through the coveted medium of vinyl records. The collaboration will consist of three separate vinyl drops, including a set of 12 art prints hand-finished by Futura and co-signed by Nas and a limited run signed record from both artists. Futura teaming up with Nas is sick, and this is definitely something you should get excited about. 


Indulge in some 70s nostalgia at the Hamiltons Gallery 

Summer – Seventies – Saint-Tropez transports us back to the hedonistic heyday of the French commune. This is the first solo show of photographs by Philippe Garner, an esteemed auction specialist who played a key role in setting up the modern photo auction market. Until now, his passion for photography was something he kept private. Showing from September 4 to October 4, this is definitely one to check out. 

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Notting Hill Carnival 

August in London can only mean one thing: Notting Hill Carnival. I mean, what else are you doing on the bank holiday? Grab a bag, your tinnies and your mates and head to the streets of West London for banging tunes, immaculate vibes and good times. Do we need to say anything else? 

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MOTH hits the road

If you like Piña Colada and getting caught in the rain, this one’s for you. Moth is hitting up London and Brighton, transforming an ice cream van into a rum-based drinks vendor. To kick off the good times, MOTH will be parked at Peckham Arches over the bank holiday weekend, serving cocktails, local beers and wines soundtracked by DJs. Scran will be in the form of stonebaked pizza, perfect for lining your stomach. From 1-3 September, the MOTH van will head to Brighton, bringing the party vibes to the beach. Heads up –the first 50 customers at both locations will get free drinks, so be quick. 


US Open in NYC 

This is a banging day out even if you’re not a die-hard tennis fan. Fill your boots with good food and tasty drinks as you watch the best of the best battle it out. Taking place in Queens, New York; if you’re in the area, this is a great time to get in on the action. The main draw takes place on August 28, concluding on Sunday, 10 September. 

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Maiden Voyage festival 

If you’re not going to Fancy a pre-Monday Carnival boogie? Maiden Voyage Festival has you covered. This line-up packs a serious punch, from Moxie Sainté, DJ Boring, Interplanetary Criminal, Job Jobse, DJ Boring and more. Tear up Lee Valley Showground with your two step this Sunday, 27 August. You won’t regret it. 

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Man and Dog get immortalised in the art world 

The Love of Dogs toasts to the lifelong friendship between humans and dogs, partnering with the nonprofit dog rescue Wags and Walks, a charity to move dogs from kill shelters and into loving homes. As well as displaying art from several artists, the event will double as an adoption event to help dogs find loving homes. Taking place in LA’s Hashimoto Contemporary, this is not one to miss. 

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