OUR ROUND UP OF THE BEST BANK HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock Opens for Summer

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Feria de Londres | 24th - 26th May 2019

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Returning to the UK for its third year, Feria de Londres will be bringing its famous Andalusian carnival spirit to London over the last May bank holiday weekend. Colourful ‘casetas’ will be popping up in the aptly named Bernie Spain Gardens on the picturesque South Bank, serving up delicious Spanish tapas, refreshing cocktails, tasting workshops, vibrant Flamenco dance shows, interactive activities and live Spanish music. Taking place from 24th - 26th May, the three-day festival, inspired by Andalusia’s traditional spring fairs, is a resplendent celebration of Spanish cuisine and entertainment. Throughout the weekend, there will be chances for everyone to fully immerse themselves in the celebrations. Flamboyant dancers from London’s best flamenco schools will lead Sevillana dance lessons and flamenco rhythm workshops, while children can enjoy activities like face painting, fan making and kids flamenco dance lessons. Feria de Londres is a unique and free event that invites Londoners and tourists alike to experience first-hand the warmth, vitality and exuberance of Spanish culture.

Live at The Savoy with Judi Jackson | 24th May

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Taking place at The Savoy, every night of the week, Live at The Savoy is the new evening entertainment series featuring the new Musician in Residence and highly-acclaimed jazz vocalist, Judi Jackson, who will be performing on Friday 24th May. Having recently launched her debut album ‘Live in London’, the Virginia-born jazz vocalist and performer will embark on her new residency at The Savoy with an exciting new repertoire. Frequently on the road, Jackson has sold out headline shows world-wide and has collaborated with the likes of Warner Music’s George Moore and Michael League, member of Grammy award-winning band Snarky Puppy. Bringing her soulful tones to the heart of The Savoy, Jackson hopes to inspire audiences in the same way the legendary Wynton Marsalis and Mavis Staples influenced her while growing up. A new Thames Foyer evening menu will accompany the entertainment. Available from 7pm, the menu draws inspiration from Auguste Escoffier, the legendary ‘director of chefs’ at The Savoy in the late 1800s, who famously invented the Peach Melba. The menu is divided into three main sections; Prologue - suggested for between 7pm to 8:30pm, Story – suggested for between 8:30pm to 10:30pm and Epilogue to conclude.

Tickets can be purchased here and are priced at £25 per person with an additional minimum spend on food & beverage required at £20 per person. savoy@fairmont.com / +44 (0)20 7420 2111

Hebridean Whisky Festival 21st - 25th May

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The first Hebridean Whisky Festival is set to take place across the islands of Skye, Raasay and Harris between 21st-25th May 2019. Spread between the four distilleries along the Hebridean Whisky Trail, the festival will feature free tours, tastings, music, casks and special events at Talisker, Torabhaig, Isle of Raasay and Harris distilleries. Launched in 2018, the Hebridean Whisky Trail is a spectacular 115-mile route set amidst Skye’s stunning Cuillin mountains, Raasay’s beautiful coastline and seascapes and the famous white sandy shores of Harris. At the Isle of Raasay Distillery on Thursday 23rd May 2019, whisky pilgrims can hop across the water to the youngest distillery on the Hebridean Whisky Trail for the launch of the exclusive new warehouse and whisky and chocolate tours with delicious pairings of whisky and chocolate by Finlay MacDonald’s Glenshiel Chocolate Company. The festival finale is the ‘Big Day at Slig’ taking place at the Sligachan Hotel on Saturday 25th May in Skye. Here all four distilleries will come together in one place for a day of whisky tastings, Hebridean Whisky cocktails, Distillery vehicles, cask displays, craft ales and a visit from the Isle of Skye pipe band.