Whats on June 2021

Whats on June 2021

June 2021 has the potential to be a BIG month with the Euros back on, Summer being on the horizon, and of course the the prospect of freedom arriving on the 21st. However, we know how these things go – our Summer may be a wash out, England may not win the Euros (probably) and we have learnt how uncertain life is in a pandemic. Alas! We there is still a level of freedom! So we’ve handpicked some of the best events run by small and ethical businesses and/or celebrate diversity in the community. For those of you who are still shielding we’ve got a handful of virtual events to keep you occupied. Here is whats on in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and York.


Friday 11th June 7.30pm – The Lost Boys, Rivoli Ballroom, Crofton Park

Enjoy wine, popcorn and an 80s classic in the beautiful Rivoli Ballroom. Seats will be socially distanced so you can enjoy the event in safety. Tickets from £10.

Saturday 12th June – Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch London, Embankment

London’s biggest drag brunch is back. There will be comedy, lip syncing and unlimited Prosecco. Whats not to like? Tickets from £43

Sunday 20th June – Sunday Jazz Lunch, Boisdales, Belgravia

Have you missed live music and delicious food? Well your dreams have been answered – for around £50 per a head, you get a tasty three course roast dinner, wine and live jazz. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Tickets from £50

Sunday 27th June – SoLo Craft Fair  LGBTQ+ Market at Between the Bridges, South Bank

London Pride may be a little quieter this year with the parade being moved to September. However, you can still celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community by visiting SoLo Craft Fair’s LGBTQ+ market which is taking place at Between the Bridges (London’s biggest beer garden). All traders will identify as LGBTQ+ or the products sold will be celebrating pride. Free Entry

Leeds & York

Saturday 5th June – Indoor Car Boot Sale, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Leeds, LS16 5JT

Find yourself a hidden gem whilst not worrying about the weather! Not only will your shop be sustainable as everything is second hand, you’ll be supporting local businesses at the same time as proceeds going to Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity. £1 on the door.

Sunday 6th June Jazz Cafe and Jam Session, Seven Arts Centre, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Spend your afternoon performing or watching local jazz performers! Come along, bring your instruments and have a jam. Free for performers, £7 for non performers.

Thursday 24th June – PopUp Painting – Paint Street Art, Manhattan York, YO1 8AX

PopUp Painting are delighted to be back with in person events! Spend the evening trying your hand at painting whilst sipping on wine, listening to a themed playlist! Tickets from £32.99

Woman smiling and painting


Thursday 10th June – Slag Mag Seated and Socially Distanced Cabaret Night, The Night Owl, Digbeth, B9 4AG

Slag Mag are back with their socially distanced cabaret night, enjoy an evening of comedy, music, drag and DJs. Tickets £7

Thursday 24th June – 4th July – Birmingham Indian Film Festival, Various Locations

The Birmingham Indian Film Festival has an excellent lineup of films and talks to enjoy over the festival. This year you can join the festival in person or from the comfort of your own sofa. Various prices and locations.

Sunday 27th June – PopUp Painting – Paint Birmingham, Copthorne Hotel, Paradise Place, B3 3HJ

What better paint to celebrate Birmingham opening back up by painting a beautiful landscape of it?! Spend the evening listening to music, having a drink and painting the night away. Tickets £32.99


Thursday 2nd June – The Untold Orchestra, Escape to Freight Island, M1 2PZ

Eat, drink, sit back and enjoy some of Manchester’s finest musical talent performing orchestral renditions of the classics we know and love. This evening will be Stevie Wonder night which is destined to be a cracker. Tickets from £8

Wednesday 2nd June – The Hard Way, Waterside, Trafford M33 7ZF

A one woman performance of music and theatre telling the story of the rise of a working class suffragette, Hannah Mitchell. The show covers the story  of this woman’s determination to make life better for those around her. Tickets £9

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th June – The University of Manchester Community Festival , Various Locations

A weekend of events for the whole family to enjoy; poetry, music, art, virtual tours to science experiments! No matter your age or interests there will be something for you this weekend. Various prices and locations.


Sunday 26th June – Queer Musical Theatre, Online

This online workshop will look at the history of musical theatre through a queer lens. Tickets from £25

All Month – Below the Salt Online Exhibition, Online

An exhibition by Catherine Bertola inspired by Temple Newsam’s 500 year history. Photographs and film have been created in response to the building’s history dating back to the Tudor era. Free, you can visit here.


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