What’s On in August 2019

Summer is in full swing, and evenings are still beautifully light. Make the most of every moment in and around the King’s Road with this month’s guide to what’s on in Chelsea – from exhibitions to holiday vibes.

Sweet Harmony at Saatchi Gallery

Charting the acid house revolution through photo stories, live music events, talks and panel discussions, this is one for the ravers. Visitors of Sweet Harmony are invited to step into the glory days of rave culture and immerse themselves in the biggest counterculture movement of the 20thcentury. Spotify-curated playlists by music personalities related to the sub-genres of Detroit Techno, Acid House, Happy Hardcore, UK Garage, and Grime set a pumping soundtrack, while artists and observers pivotal to the rave era headline the nostalgic extravaganza.

Sweet Harmonyruns from 12 July until 14 September 2019.

Still time to catch Zog at Cadogan Hall

As I mentioned in my July round-up, there’s still time to take little ones along to the enchanting performance of ZOG. Lifting the book from the page with a fantastical world children will adore, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved dragon is truly brought to life in this musical extravaganza. 

ZOG runs until Sunday 25 August 2019. Tickets start at £18. 

Last chance to catch Dior at the V&A

If you haven’t found the time to see this stunning exhibition, I implore you to go. With the most beautifully curated selection of agenda-setting couture from the Paris fashion house, every single room is uniquely captivating and is a true testament to the artistry of Dior’s legacy.

The exhibition runs until Sunday 1 September 2019. Tickets start from £24and the final ones are selling fast.

Summer vibes at Fulham Beach

In need of an escape but not in a position to book a holiday? That’s exactly where Neverland comes in. If you can’t go to the beach, they’ll bring the beach to you with their holiday-at-home vibe at man-made Fulham Beach. From cabanas to daybeds, book yourself in for a little R&R and enjoy food and drinks from their bars and Pizza Shed, plus a sizzling summer soundtrack.

Find out more and book a day ticket (for free, with prices rising for daybeds) on the Neverland website

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