• Posted:Monday, July 12, 2010
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Use a London hostel as your base for the Shoreditch Festival
People looking to experience a bit of English culture may like to take in an event in its capital city.

A cheap hostel in London could be the perfect base to check out the Shoreditch Festival, which is free to attend.

The extravaganza takes place from July 16th to the 18th and could be a great excuse to attend a weekend away in England's capital city.

The first night includes a spectacular firework display, as well as an orchestra, while the Saturday features a range of entertainment for a variety of ages beginning at 13:00 BST until 19:00 BST.

In addition, theatre-lovers may like to note that Barbican films will be showcased on a big screen and there will be a dance stage, as well as literature readings.

One of the more unusual events of the day is sure to be the Shoreditch Bark Dog Show which features an array of different categories that could see pooches win prizes.

Moreover, these include Most Adorable, Best Old Timer and Best Vocal Performance. People are able to enter their dog on the day, with registration beginning at 13:00 BST.

On the Main Stage there will be a variety of acts including Brassroots - a brass playing outfit from London - and the Zong Zing All Stars.

But you may just want to reserve that London hostel for the last Sunday, which has been named the World in Motion day and features performances from Hackney eight-piece band Lazy Habits, as well as Roots of Reggae.

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