Event: the great outdoors

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The Independent Culture
It's the festival that's too big to be contained. From this weekend, the Royal Festival Hall's annual al fresco beano, The Great Outdoors, once again spills out on to the South Bank's walkways and roofs, with artists from around the world providing the latest in theatre, music and dance. Some of this year's more unusual inclusions are two installations using 1950s fridges and the contents of Dijon's rubbish bins respectively, a cinema in the back of a 1959 Peugeot (left), adult babies and a "cannibal" buffet from France, and a band of luminous, hooded drummers from Italy. And as an added treat, London's Articultural Show has moved south of the river to bring its mix of market, theatre, fairground and studio under the festival's umbrella.

Various locations on the South Bank, London SE1 (0171-960 4242) every weekend to 22 Aug

Sharon Gethings