Things To Do This Week In London: 6-12 June 2022

Published Jun 2022

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LONDON NOW: Art auction house Christie's hosts London Now, a festival of art and literature with events showing how the two disciplines are intertwined. Auctions, exhibitions, talks and more are on the programme, including a late night opening this Wednesday, and a talk about John le Carré on Saturday. Christie's (St James's), free, book ahead, 6 June-15 July

CHIMPS: 28 bronze sculptures of chimpanzees — some larger than life — are now on display by the Thames, each designed to represent some aspect of chimp behaviour. They're the work of artist duo Gillie and Marc, who created them in support of WWF's chimp conservation work. London Bridge City, free, just turn up, until October

CROWN AND CONFLICT: Something you may have missed with all the Jubilee hullabaloo is Crown and Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime. The Imperial War Museum exhibition consists of 18 photos charting the Queen's experiences of war, from her service in the ATS, to public duties involving members of the Armed Forces. Imperial War Museum (Lambeth), free, just turn up, until 8 January

SUPERBLOOM: Another Jubilee celebration that's still with us is Superbloom, a wildflower-style meadow that's taken over the Tower of London moat for the whole summer. View it from without, or slide (or walk) down into the moat to wander among the colourful blooms. Tower of London, from £12, book ahead, 1 June-18 September 2022

THE LAST WORD: We're around half way through this year's The Last Word Festival, a celebration of spoken word through theatre, live podcasts, workshops and more. Highlights this week include the Roundhouse Poetry Slam Final and Diaspora Dialogues, an evening of conversation, sound and food honouring London's Diaspora. Roundhouse (Camden), various prices, book ahead, until 10 July