You may have spotted the odd multi-coloured Londoner on the tube of late and that’s because they’ve all been hit with the summer colour bug. Well, that and hundreds of colour bombs. The Hindu festival of Holi set this all off back in spring, and since then a frenzy of people have been inspired to chuck powdered colour at each other while sprinting in The Color Run [sic] or boogieing at one of the two Holi Festivals held at Battersea Power Station over the past two weekends.
If you didn’t make it down to any of the events, worry not, because we snapped the final day so you can witness the madness from a safe, powder-free zone.
But if you are dyeing (ahem) to get in on the vibrant action, there’s still a chance to take part in The Color Run, which hits Brighton on Sep 14. Alternatively, if you don’t fancy getting grubby, why not try one of a handful of colourful events going on right here in the capital?
Fitness Freak Pop-Up Rave
Cover yourself in UV paint and feel the burn at this lycra-clad, glow stick-fuelled, ‘90s jam packed dance-off.
Fitness Freak Pop Up Rave at the Camden Centre, September 17-18. £13.50.
Walk among a dense cloud of newly emerged, brightly fluttering butterflies.
Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington until September 15. Single ticket, £3.60, family ticket, £12.60.
Have you been to see the new Katharina Fritsch instalment on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth yet? It’s only a ruddy great big blue chicken.
Hahn / Cock by Katharina Fritsch, The Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, until July 2014. Free.
Kew’s Summer Festival: IncrEdibles
As well as an array of edible plants, be sure to check out the colourful fruit salad boating lake that architectural foodies Bompas & Parr have installed, titled ‘Tutti Frutti’ and in the middle of which is a giant golden pineapple.
IncrEdibles, Kew Gardens, until November 3. Tickets £16, £14 concs.
Karine Jackson Colour Festival
Organic hair colour specialist Karine Jackson showcases her new techniques at her annual Colour Festival this month, with exciting shades of ‘Dusted Purple’ and ‘Sea Bed’.
Karine Jackson, Covent Garden, until August 28. Prices vary.
Pictures were taken with the HTC One. Post by Danielle Goldstein