London Events: Pestival

London always has a variety of shows and events on throughout the year and what's amazing about this city is that there is something for everyone no matter what your interest may be.

Among the many interesting events taking place around the city, this rather unusual one caught our eye. PESTIVAL is a Festival of performance, talks and visual art celebrating 'insects in art and the art of being an insect'. The whole idea behind Pestival is to promote awareness of insects and the good deeds that they do for the environment which a lot of people ignore because of their squemishness! Changing the public's view of insects is a difficult one but this unique festival manages to do just that. With over 50 interactive exhibits and events, this festival is ideal for a family day out and the kids (and adults) would find it fascinating. For those thinking of staying in the area, our Waterloo serviced apartments are ideally located for this event.

There are events for adults and children, most of which are free, including visual art from the likes of Bob and Roberta Smith, the chance to walk through a structure called the Termite Pavilion in Southbank Centre Square, or step into the BeeCab, a London cab in yellow and black showing a film about the life of a bee.

You can also meet beekepers, find out how to plant an urban garden that will attract insects, and buy food created by useful pollinators at the Slow Food Market.

Paid-for evening performances include Robin Ince's night of insect comedy with guests including Garth Merenghi, Robyn Hitchcock and friends playing insect-themed songs and Chris Watson's 'The Bee Symphony'.

Dates: Sep 4-6
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX

For more information on this or any other top attractions or events in London, please see our London Guide. For information on London Serviced Apartments please call us on +44 843 289 8820 or e-mail us at for rates and availability.

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