At Live Union we spend our days creating events for brands, along the way we discover lots of things that we want to go to; screenings, talks, lawnmower racing, that kind of thing. We thought it would be useful to collect them together. Below are some of the ones we're hoping to check out in the coming months. If there are others you'd like to share then get in touch and hopefully we'll see you at one of the below. June Until 2nd September, Bompas and Parr's Crazy Golf, the Selfridges Roof For the second summer running, Selfridges have let the eccentric British jellymongers Bompas and Parr take over their roof and this year its all about crazy golf. Expect to find cake versions of London's most famous landmarks, a great view of the city, afternoon tea, and plenty of British eccentricity. More here. 18th June, Michael Palin and Sir David Attenborough in conversation, Royal Geographical Society Don't miss this chance to see two of our national treasures in conversation. Expect to hear tales of traveling, their views on the world, and what matters to them most. More here. 26th June, Literary Death Match, Concrete Shoreditch Four authors get up to seven minutes to show off their best writing before an audience and panel of judges. The best two then battle it out for the Literary Death Match crown. Described as 'the greatest reading series ever', this definitely isn't your average book club. More here. 28th and 29th June, The Genius of Hitchcock: The Pleasure Gardens, Wilton's Music Hall Hitchcock's directorial debut will be screened whilst the film's score is performed live by the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble in the historic Wilton's Music Hall. More here. 30th June, Dunwich Dynamo, from London Fields One for all cycling enthusiasts - every year on the Saturday night nearest the full moon, cyclists turn up in London Fields, Hackney, and ride through the night to the lost city of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. More here. July Date TBC, Art Macabre presents Skullympics: Bloody Games, Cass Art Islington If you fancy getting your creative juices flowing and trying your hand at life drawing then this drawing salon is for you. July promises an Olympic themed offering with special appearances from Fatima Whitdead and Tom Deadly. More here. 2nd July, Intelligence Squared presents the Elders, The Barbican Centre Jon Snow will be moderating this evening of debate and discussion between four of the world's most influential leaders - Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, President Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel will also make a guest appearance. More here. 11th - 21st July, Saturday Night Fever, The Old Vic Tunnels The tunnels underneath Waterloo will be transformed into 1977 Brooklyn for a series of Saturday Night Fever screenings for this cinematic experience. Expect disco dancers, food and drink vendors, a custom built set, and live music. More here. August 10th - 12th August, Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire Wilderness Festival promises an eclectic and interesting line-up of talks, theatrical events, music and more. It's probably the only UK festival where you'll be able to go to talks by the likes of Intelligence Squared and the School of Life, watch a screening of La Haine accompanied by a live score from the Asian Dub Foundation, and try your hand at a cookery lesson. More here. 16th August, On the Road, Somerset House Now a firm favourite in London's summer event calendar, Somerset House will begin it's open-air film season with the UK premiere of the long awaited screen adaptation of Kerouac's On the Road. More here.
29th - 30th August, The Lost Lectures, Secret Location The Lost Lectures aim to remove academic talks from stifling institutions and deliver an evening of excellent speakers discussing a range of thought-provoking and exciting subjects. This edition promises to be as eclectic as ever and will have a nautical theme in which the audience will be seated in rubber rings. More here. September 20th - 23rd September, Do Lectures USA, Campovida, California The premise is simple (meet up, talk about what you do, and encourage others to do), yet effective, it seems, as these events have really got people talking. You'll be hard pushed to find a bad word about these events which started a couple of years ago in a remote corner of Wales, so if you doing something a bit different and seeing what all the fuss is about, this intimate four day event shouldn't disappoint. More here. 21st September, Here, Royal Geographical Society It's Nice That will be hosting a day of creativity at the Royal Geographical Society. Their biggest event to date promises some excellent speakers, including fashion designers, BAFTA winning animators, and digital innovators. If you want to get those creative juices flowing then this should do the job. More here. 21st September, Pecha Kucha, The Design Junction Set to be this year's biggest Pecha Kucha night in London, this fast-paced and unique form of debating will bring together high profile speakers from the design world. More here.