Summer has officially started and we cannot wait to make the most of the sunshine, so we’ve compiled a list of top things to do this month. Get ready to discover the most inspiring art and cultural events to get your summer off to a sizzling start…

Movies On The River, City Cruises London

Movies On The River

Sail off into the sunset and watch a film top deck whilst cruising down the River Thames. With screenings of classics such as Grease and Dirty Dancing to modern marvels like La La Land and The Greatest Showman, cruise along London’s iconic skyline with one of your favourite films this summer.

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Blenheim Palace

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre | Blenheim Palace

Make a trip to Blenheim Palace for a soliloquy or two at Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre. Whether you choose to sit or fancy being a ‘groundling’ for a day, catch one of William Shakespeare’s plays, be it Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III or Romeo & Juliet, in the most Elizabethan of settings.

Bridget Riley, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Bridget Riley | Scottish national Gallery Of Modern Art

See Bridget Riley’s largest collection of work on display in 16 years at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. World-renowned for her abstract paintings and contribution to the Op Art movement, this is an exhibition that will immerse you in a world of geometric shapes and alter your perceptions.

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall

BBC Proms | Royal Albert Hall

From Brahms to Rachmaninov, sci-fi to Swan Lake, there’s a sound for everyone at the Royal Albert Hall this summer as the BBC Proms return. Staying true to founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s vision of bringing ‘the best classical music to the widest possible audience,’ this year’s Proms are set to be the most eclectic and diverse yet.

The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain

Van Gogh | Tate Britain

Discover how Vincent van Gogh was inspired by Britain and other British artists at this major exhibition featuring over 50 of his works. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of his most famous paintings, brought together from around the world, including Sunflowers, Starry Night on the Rhône and At Eternity’s Gate.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe, York

Yorkshire Fringe Festival

Can’t make it up to Edinburgh next month? Head to Yorkshire for your comedy fix at The Great Yorkshire Fringe festival from the 18th to 28th July. With a diverse mix of comedy, music, theatre and activities for all of the family, a day out at this festival is guaranteed to make you giggle.

Édouard Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday, The Holburne Museum

Edourard Vuillard

As a founding member of the Nabis, French artist Édouard Vuillard and this group of post-impressionist painters were most famous for creating a painting style synonymous with abstract art and psychological symbolism. Discover the most extensive UK exhibition of Vuillard’s work at the Holburne Museum in Bath this summer, and see some of his most rarely displayed artworks for the first time.