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It’s summer again in London that after the deluge the sun appears to be emerging.  Ascot, Wimbledon and Masterpiece, this is the time that people flock to our great capital.  A weakened sterling has seen foreign investment continue. And if the price is right things are selling.

Here’s our tips for things to stay in and go out for:

Box Sets have reformed the way we consume television.  Some of our favourites are:

Chernobyl – this gruelling tale of the events of 1986 is already rated the best TV series ever by IMDB.
 
Years and Years – Russell T Davis six-parter charts the Lyons family from now to 15 years forward is a terrifying look into the future.
 
Big Little Lies – the end of season one seemed to be the end, but with the brilliant casting of Meryl Streep, doing her best Miss Marple, as the murdered Perry’s mother, season two promises to be even better than season one.


Theatre:
 
The Lehman Trilogy:  The cast of three sparkle in this epic tale of the Lehman Brothers from 1844 to 2008.  At the Piccadilly theatre until August 31st.


Dance:
 
The Mother:  Arthur Pita’s 2018 adaption of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Story of the Mother’ stars two of the finest dancers in Britain: Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard.  At the Queen Elizabeth Hall.


Film: 
 
Gloria Bell:  Sebastian Lelio’s remake of his 2013 film about a woman finding life after marriage is a reminder of why we go to see Julianne Moore at the movies.
 
Late Night: Conceived as a valentine to Emma Thompson, who plays a late-night-talk-show host under pressure to deliver to younger audiences.  It’s zinger full.


Art:
 
Manga:  An adventurous, at times frantic journey into the 800-year history of the comic strip art form.  At the British Museum until 26th August.
 
Christian Dior:  The UK’s largest exhibition devoted to the house of Dior focuses on the designer’s relationship with Britain.  At the V and A until September 1st.
 
Paula Rego:  The much-loved Portuguese figurative painter’s first major retrospective in England in more than a decade covers the full span of her career.  MK Gallery, Milton Keynes until September 22nd.