• Posted:Tuesday, October 6, 2009
  • Comments: 0

Posted in: Travel
Spend some time at Londons Dance Umbrella
Anyone out there traversing the streets of England's capital city and resting their weary heads in London hostels could do worse than dancing the night away at 2009's Dance Umbrella festival, a series of events throughout October and November featuring artists from both the UK and much further afield.

I've never been before but it certainly sounds like fun - the hardest part will probably be deciding which night to head out on, as every time I read about one of them, something else catches my eye and I end up a whirling dervish of complete indecision regarding which group I want to see.

Take the Michael Clark night, for example. Between October 28th and November 7th, he can be seen turning the stage into a glam rock extravaganza during his show Come, Been and Gone, which - according to Time Out - is set to tunes by greats such as Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Straightaway, I'm there for that one.

Or Rosemary Lee's Common Dance, which is on between October 29th and November 1st, could be a great one to go and see. She's famous for using non-professional dancers in her pieces and this one is showcasing 50 such people, aged from eight to 80. If your London hostel is anywhere near Greenwich's Borough Hall, this could well be the show for you.

Failing that, if you're up for a bit of almost-celebrity action, Diane Vickers from last year's X-Factor is debuting on the West End stage in Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Vaudeville Theatre in The Strand.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19394662-ADNFCR
City Guides and Information

Video guides, travel podcasts, city maps & free city guides. What to eat, where to stay and things to do and see - our travel guides have it all.

Find a guide »
Latest Blog Post

A badly packed suitcase (or backpack) can leave you with a headache regardless of the trip length. With a few key tips and a concise packing list, you can be sure to leave the hassle of packing behind. Don't put a damper on your travel just because you didn't pack well!

Read more »
Great Value and Choice

We offer the most comprehensive selection of hostels on the internet with over 35,000 great places to stay in 180 countries. The ultimate online resource for hostels everywhere.

Find great value hostels »