Highlights of what’s happening this month.
The beginning of June marks the official start of summer; the hottest for 100 years according to some reports. Why not take advantage of the (hopefully) glorious weather with an open-air theatre production. You could even combine this with a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with renditions of his plays taking place outdoors in London, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool. Or if you fancy something a little more contemporary, The Luna Cinema is screening classic films under the stars at various locations.
Sunshine is predicted for Glastonbury Festival (22 – 26 June) and with acts including Coldplay, Adele and Muse promises to be another great year for the festival . Extensive coverage can be found on BBC radio and television. Glastonbury kicks off a summer of festivals up and down the country but if it’s not mud, camping and dodgy toilets you could always visit a food festival instead; such as the one in Shrewsbury or Sunderland.
Also kicking off this June is Euro 2016 (10 June-10 July) which is being held in France – and if you didn’t know that why not check out our Interloper’s Guide to Euro 2016. It’s twenty years since the European Championship was held in England and Baddiel and Skinner first released Three Lions; you can catch David Baddiel’s new show, My Family: Not The Sitcom, at Menier Chocolate Factory in London 25 June.
And if the weather is not so good why not stay inside and watch Jimmy McGovern’s new drama, Reg, on iPlayer. There is also a BBC Radio 4 special edition of Mastertapes talking to Sir Paul McCartney about his career available here. Or the new Channel Four series An Immgrant’s Guide to Britain.