Londonist Lunchtimes: City of London Festival @ Canary Wharf

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Londonist Lunchtimes: City of London Festival @ Canary Wharf

Bicycle Ballet by raysto, under the Creative Commons licence.
This week's tip for a London lunchtime with a difference is over at Canary Wharf.

If the bad weather holds off, we can really recommend getting away from your desk, and heading outside to check out the great free entertainment on offer.

Each lunchtime this week, Canada Square Park welcomes performers from the City of London Festival, and a very lively bunch they sound too.

Today sees the Adriano Adewale Group bringing Nigerian, Angolan and Brazilian beats infused with contemporary European classical and jazz styles, while tomorrow between 12.30 and 2pm, you can enjoy a blend of old-time, bluegrass, Celtic folk and union songs from banjo player Pat McGarvey's band, Southern Tenant Folk Union.

On Friday, you can hear a remarkable Scottish band, Bodega, who were the recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musicians of the Year.

Alternatively on Friday, trip over to Montgomery Square where you can catch a performance of Bicycle Ballet, celebrating "the playful, chaotic and sometimes treacherous world of cycling." Shows take place at 12.30, 2pm and 5pm.

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Last Updated 07 July 2009