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Cubitt Sessions

MUST DO: Cubitt Sessions is back. And it’s free

Live music and theatre for nada in KX. Plus queer history, real food - and throwing shapes in St Pancras

MUSIC & THEATRE: Cubitt Sessions


e always like something for nowt, and this fortnight of eclectic live music in Lewis Cubitt Square is a good option for an afterwork pint-with-choons. The programme features a diverse selection of musicians, from Aurora Orchestra to young singers from English National Opera and opera company Tête à Tête. Don’t miss An Evening of Songs From The Shows (3rd Aug), with West End stars belting out the classics. Free, 25th July–12th Aug, more info here, Lewis Cubitt Square N1C

LGBT: Queer History


n a loose association with the Summer Of Love season, the Everyman is also hosting an exhibition called the Queer History of King’s Cross, showcasing new work from artist Elly Clarke who explores LGBT lives in this ever-changing neighbourhood. “It features traces of encounters I have had with more than twelve individuals in or as close to the sites their memories refer to,” she says. Free, until 27th July, Everyman, Stable Street N1C

FOOD: Real Food every week


ike artisanal products? Around 40 stalls gather each week outside King’s Cross station, with the likes of Bread Ahead, Popina (for quiches and strudels), British charcuterie specialists Canon and Canon and fromage aficionados Borough Cheese. Our top choice is Casa Cannoli: what’s better than Sicilian delicacies of fried pastry dough filled with sweetened ricotta? Real Food Market, Wed–Fri 12-7pm, King’s Cross Square, N1C

Real Food Market
Real Food Market is every week. Photo: PR

DANCE: Throw shapes at St Pancras

Continuing its year of 150th anniversary celebrations, St Pancras International is inviting sell-out London-based club Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet to get visitors jumping and jiving through the ages, in a series of dance classes held under the station’s iconic roof.


Partial to a spot of dressing up? Each sesh will be themed on a bygone era, and dancers are encouraged to match the decade, from flapper dresses to flares. Wowsers. Each one-hour class is £10 (including a glass of champagne or soft drink). Every Thurs till Aug 2nd, Tickets here, St Pancras station NW1

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