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Today in London: Wednesday 6 March 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Russell Brand

As it’s Dentist’s Day – an international occasion we can all join in with (given floss, a white coat and Novocaine) – what time as apt as this to drill into London’s fresh and clean cultural enamel?

So let’s do this…

TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES

Give It Up For Comic Relief, Wembley Arena, 6 Mar (pictured)
Russell Brand plays crimson-schnozzed anchorman at this night of Comic Relief-themed charitable comic stylings. Eddie Izzard, Simon Amstell, Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Jason Manford will arrange the laughs; while Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and bald-popstar-to-be Jessie J – who’s shaving her hair off on Red Nose night – will play a songbook of popular pop hits. Details and tickets here.

TODAY’S FESTIVAL CHOICES

Pioneers Of Electronic Music Festival, various venues, 6-17 Mar
A rather niche revel in all-things digitised in the audio-visial arts, as London collective NonClassical programme a labyrinthine, London-spanning maze of film screenings, instructional ‘lab’ talks led by experts on electronica and live sets by Ian Helliwell, Peter Zinovieff & Aisha Orazbayeva, Details and tickets here.

TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES

Lysistrata, Riverside Studios, 6-23 Mar
Theatre Lab Co contrive a “naughty” contemporary take on dead Greek playwright Aristophanes’ ancient sex-ban saga, re-setting its drama to modern-times via the scenery of Euro financial crisis. Details and tickets here.



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