Damp and dingy it may be, but mid-June has clearly inspired events organisers all over the capital to make the most of the summer, as a rash of festivals break out around town this week. Among them is the Festival of Central European Culture - a season of special events around the city, which starts tomorrow. The Festival, which celebrates the diversity of artistic styles and talent from across Central Europe, features a host of performances from all over the musical spectrum, as well as exhibitions (such as "Twenty Years of Graffiti Documentation Europe", left), theatre and dance, talks and film events. This week's highlights include Monday's "Opening Concert" at the Barbican Centre, featuring the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra; "Sensitivities: Contemporary Art from Central Europe" (from 24 Jun) and Lorca's Blood Wedding at the Bloomsbury Theatre, performed by gypsy theatre company Pralipe (tomorrow and Mon, 7.30pm).

Venues around London (info: 0171-388 8822) tomorrow to 12 Jul