Wednesday July 1st, 2015 00:01

7 Jul: Robin Ince, Adam Buxton, and the Laugh Out London Comedy Festival

Robin Ince

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COMEDY: The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast – Adam Buxton | Soho Theatre | 7 Jul
The last in this run of live recordings of the brilliant Comedian’s Comedian Podcast sees host Stuart Goldsmith speaking to Adam Buxton. Which is exciting, I’m sure you’ll agree. How they’ll manage to talk about Buxton’s entire career in the allotted time, we’re not sure. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: The Laugh Out London Comedy Festival | Old Queen’s Head | 7-14 Jul
For a whole week in July, Laugh Out London will be bringing top class stand up comedians to the Old Queen’s Head in Islington. The line-up really is impressive, and includes Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan, Bridget Christie, Simon Munnery, James Acaster, Aisling Bea, Mike Wozniak, Alex Edelman, Ed Aczel, Rhys James, and Pappys. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Robin Ince’s (Almost) Farewell Show | Bloomsbury Theatre | 7 Jul
Robin Ince has decided that it’s time to quit stand up. At least until 2017, when he will make a triumphant return. But for now, it’s time to stop and do other things. So, it would be quite sensible for you to go and see him here, where he’ll be performing a blend of his latest show, ‘Reality Tunnel’, and some of his greatest hits. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 30th, 2015 00:01

6 Jul: Andy Zaltzman, Piney Gir, and Stand By For Tape Back Up

Andy Zaltzman

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COMEDY: Andy Zaltzman – Satirist For Hire | Soho Theatre | 6 Jul
Andy Zaltzman returns to the Soho Theatre with his popular ‘Satirist For Hire’ show, which sees him satirise topics suggested by members of the audience, which could be anything from gripes about the economy, political leaders the world over, or other members of the audience. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Piney Gir | The Lextington | 6 Jul
Piney Gir launches her sixth album, ‘Mr Hyde’s Wild Ride’, into the world with this show at The Lexington. The album was recorded with Stereolab’s Andy Ramsey and “unleashes [Gir’s] inner riot grrrl with a touch of Krautock-droning synths”. Support comes from Catenary Wires and Cosines. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ross Sutherland – Stand By For Tape Back Up | Soho Theatre | 6-11 Jul
Using nothing by footage from his granddad’s collection of home movies, Ross Sutherland attempts to present his entire life story. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday June 28th, 2015 00:01

4 Jul: Stewart Lee, Dan Clark, and Agnes Martin

Dan Clark

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COMEDY: Stewart Lee – Live At The Chapel | Union Chapel | 4 Jul
The Invisible Dot’s excellent ‘Live At The Chapel’ series continues with a night headlined by Stewart Lee, and featuring an amazing supporting line-up of Aisling Bea, Phil Wang, and Adam Riches, with Arthur Smith MCing. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Dan Clark – The Wow Wow Show | Soho Theatre | 7 Jun (pictured)
Dan Clark brings his British take on the classic American talk show to the Soho Theatre, with stand up, sketches, music and more, showcasing the finest in upcoming comedy talent, with music from house musicians the Wow Wow Band. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: Anges Martin | Tate Modern | 3 Jun – 11 Oct
This is the first retrospective of Martin’s work since 1994. Covering the full breadth of her practice, this extensive exhibition will reveal Martin’s early and little known experiments with different media and trace her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerising grid and striped canvases that became her hallmark. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 27th, 2015 00:01

3 Jul: Wireless, Don Giovanni, and Diary Of A Dating Addict

Maddy Anholt

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MUSIC: Wireless Festival | Finsbury Park | 3-5 Jul
Wireless Festival returns to London for its tenth anniversary edition with headline sets from Drake, David Guetta, and Avicii. Also on the bill over the three days are Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamarr, Mary J Blige, Jessie J, Major Lazer, and more. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: BP Big Screen – Don Giovanni | various venues | 3 Jul
As part of this year’s BP Big Screens series, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ will be broadcast to screens around London (and the UK) tonight from the Royal Opera House, giving a chance to see the performance for free. Each screening will also bring exclusive backstage films and competitions. Details here.

THEATRE: Diary Of A Dating Addict | Etcetera Theatre | 3 Jul (pictured)
One of various previews of the new show that “remarkable talent” is about to take up to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. This one woman comedy “reveals every hilarious detail of a whirlwind year of dating, mating and hating”. Details and tickets here.

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Friday June 26th, 2015 00:01

2 Jul: Liam Williams, Orson’s Shadow, and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Liam Williams

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COMEDY: Liam Williams – Work In Progress | The Invisible Dot | 2 Jul (pictured)
Liam Williams appears at The Invisible Dot tonight to work through some new material, which is an exciting prospect because, as you’ll hopefully already know, he’s already got a lot of very good material written. He’s good at it, you see? And that’s why you should go to this. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show | Hampton Court Palace | 30 Jun – 5 Jul
Do you like flowers? Who doesn’t like flowers? Actually, thinking about it, I can think of several people who have told me they don’t really like flowers. Oh well, they won’t be at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual show, which means there’ll be more room for you, the noted flower fancier who has bothered to read this far. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Orson’s Shadow | Southwark Playhouse | 1-25 Jul
Based on true events and set in 1960, Orson Welles has agreed to direct Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugène Ionesco’s ‘Rhinoceros’ at the Royal Court Theatre. But with Olivier’s eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday June 25th, 2015 00:01

1 Jul: As Is, The Three Pigs, and Steen Raskopoulos

Steen Raskopolous

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Three Pigs | Little Angel Theatre | 1-5 Jul
‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Susannah The Fanciful Sow’ and ‘The Old Woman And Her Pig’ are all brought to life with songs and storytelling by Rod Burnett and Storybox Theatre. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Steen Raskopoulos – Character Assassin | Soho Theatre | 1-11 Jul (pictured)
Back in London with his latest hour, it’s one man sketch show Steen Raskopoulos showing why he’s one of the most hotly tipped newcomers on the circuit. “It’s facial expressions and subtle gestures that help him become his characters – not costume changes”, said ThreeWeeks in this 5/5 review. “It’s in the nuance, not the overt”. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: As Is | Trafalgar Studios | 1 Jul – 1 Aug
Set in New York in 1985, Rich, a young writer beginning to find success, has just broken up with his long term boyfriend Saul and started seeing someone else, when he discovers that he has contracted AIDS and returns to his former partner for comfort. This new staging at Trafalgar Studios, following a 2013 sell out run at the Finborough, marks 30 years since William M Hoffman’s powerful play was first staged in New York. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 24th, 2015 00:01

30 Jun: James Acaster, Lampedusa, and Serial Killers

James Acaster

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COMEDY: James Acaster – Work In Progress | The Invisible Dot | 30 Jun (pictured)
James Acaster will be performing some work in progress new material at The Invisible Dot tonight. “But how can I be sure this will be good?” You ask. Well, he’s been nominated for Best Show at the Fosters Comedy Awards for the last three year’s running. Also, shut up. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lampedusa | Soho Theatre | 30 Jun – 25 Jul
Anders Lustgarten’s Lampedusa follows the stories of two people working on the island of Lampedusa, sat between North Africa and Italy. Stefano’s job is to pull drowned migrants out of the sea, while Denise goes door to door collecting payday loans. Along the way these two strangers find hope and connection where they least expect it. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Serial Killers | Bridewell Theatre | 30 Jun – 4 Jul
James Griffin’s comedy ‘Serial Killers’ follow a week in the lives of five writers of TV medical soap opera ‘Heart Of Hearts’. Ratings are falling, so they come up with an exciting storyline for one of the main characters, heart-throb surgeon Dr Robert Gilligan, which will ultimately see him written out. But the actor behind him doesn’t want to go, and quickly behind-the-scenes the drama becomes all too real. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 00:01

29 Jun: Stewart Lee, Wimbledon, and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Stewart Lee

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COMEDY: Stewart Lee – A Room With A Stew | Soho Theatre | 29 Jun – 3 Jul (pictured)
Stewart Lee continues his run of work in progress shows in preparation for the next series of ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’. Worth attending because it is Stewart Lee. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Wimbledon | The All England Lawn Tennis Club | 29 Jun – 12 Jul
There are few things as British as Wimbledon. Queuing. Eating strawberries and cream. Waiting for rain to pass. Shouting the name of a person because they are British. Being shushed for shouting. Being vaguely interested in a sport for a set period of time. It is our entire culture compressed into two weeks. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Summer Exhibition | Royal Academy | 9 Jun – 17 Aug
Packed full of work by emerging and established artists across a variety of media,The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition has been held every year since 1769, and they’re not about to stop now. Imagine if they just took a year off suddenly. For one thing we’d have to work out what the largest open submission exhibition in the world was, because currently this is it. Details here.

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Sunday June 21st, 2015 00:01

27 Jun: Luisa Omielan, Duane Hanson, and Doug Aitken

Luisa Omielan

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COMEDY: Luisa Omielan – Am I Right Ladies?! | Udderbelly | 26-27 Jun (pictured)
Luisa Omielan brings her acclaimed show ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ to the Udderbelly for two nights (tonight being the second, so move fast). This “party with jokes” is an emotionally upfront and unique show filled with positivity. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Duane Hanson | Serpentine Sackler Gallery | 2 Jun – 13 Sep
A retrospective of work by American sculptor Duane Hanson, who died in 1996. Throughout his 40 year career, he created lifelike sculptures portray the lives of working class Americans shown here at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Station To Station – A 30 Day Happening | Barbican | 27 Jun – 26 Jul
Doug Aitken’s “living exhibition” will take over the Barbican Centre for 30 days, featuring over 100 events (both free and ticketed) with no two days the same. See music recorded, vinyl pressed, art made, dancers dance, and more. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 20th, 2015 00:01

26 Jun: Reginald D Hunter, Burt Bacharach, and Westway Beach

Reginald D Hunter

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COMEDY: Reginald D Hunter – The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such | Hammersmith Apollo | 26-27 Jun
Reginald D Hunter hits London on his latest tour with two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo. In ‘The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such’ he explores recent events in his life, from stirring up anger in the media to documenting the music of his home state, Georgia. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Westway Beach | Acklam Village Market | 26-28 Jun
The seaside comes to West London this weekend, with Acklam Village Market under the Westway and off Portobello Road is transformed into a beach. The market will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday, plus there’ll be plenty of beach activities and the Portobello Pop-Up Cinema show sea-related films. Details here.

MUSIC: Burt Bacharach – A Life In Song | Royal Festival Hall | 26 Jun
Burt Bacharach comes back to the Royal Festival Hall for one night only, performing some of the best of the songs he’s written over the last 50 years live with a full orchestra as well as being interviewed on stage about his life and career. The show will also be filmed for later broadcast by the BBC. Details and tickets here.

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Friday June 19th, 2015 00:01

25 Jun: Richard Herring, Rob Delaney, and Zoe Lyons

Richard Herring

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COMEDY: Richard Herring – Best Of (Part 1) | Udderbelly | 25 Jun (pictured)
This August, Richard Herring will perform all eleven of his previous shows in sequence at the Leicester Square Theatre, finishing with a brand new one. Ahead of that, he’s performing two ‘best of’ shows at the Udderbelly, each featuring an hour of his own favourite routines. The first is tonight, with the second following a week later on 2 Jul. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Rob Delaney – Meat | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 24-26 Jun
Very funny American man Rob Delaney brings his new show ‘Meat’ to the Southbank Centre for three whole nights, following his recent appearance on British TV screens in the also very funny ‘Catastrophe’. He’ll tell jokes, you’ll laugh, everyone will go home happy. It’s a tried and tested system, but one that works well. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Zoe Lyons – Mustard Cutter | St James Studio | 25 Jun
I feel I should probably issue some sort of apology here for tipping three great stand up shows on the same night. Look, you’re already struggling to choose between the first two and now I’ve thrown Zoe Lyons into the mix too. Well no I’m not sorry, life is all about making difficult choices. Get used to it. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday June 18th, 2015 00:01

24 Jun: Mogwai, Ed Byrne, and This Is Your Trial

Ed Byrne

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COMEDY: Ed Byrne | Hyde Park | 24 Jun (pictured)
Ed Byrne headlines tonight’s British Summer Time comedy line-up in Hyde Park, with support from Gina Yashere, Jimeoin and Daniel Sloss, with the whole thing MCed by Stephen K Amos. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: This Is Your Trial | Udderbelly | 24 Jun
An improvised show in with Tim Fitzhigham judges cases brought against members of the audience. Representing each side will be Angela Barnes and Rufus Hound, while Thom Tuck will be guest clerk. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of Mogwai | Roundhouse | 24 Jun – 5 Jul
That Mogwai have been going for 20 years is a slightly daunting thing to learn if you remember buying their debut album as clearly as I do. They’re softening the blow, in partnership with ATP and the Roundhouse, with a series of shows celebrating acts that have inspired them, including Public Enemy, GZA, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Mogwai themselves will headline the first two nights too. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 17th, 2015 00:01

23 Jun: Jim Jefferies, Aisling Bea, and Before Us

Aisling Bea

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COMEDY: Aisling Bea – Work In Progress | The Invisible Dot | 23 Jun (pictured)
Multi award-winning stand up and person you quite possibly recognise from off the telly Aisling Bea will be working through some new material this evening, with some old tried and tested stuff thrown in just in case (which I’m quite sure will be more of a bonus than anything). Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Jim Jefferies | Hyde Park | 23 Jun
Australian serial offender (I mean he has a tendency to offend people) Jim Jefferies headlines the second night of the British Summer Time festival. Also on the bill are Katherine Ryan, Glenn Wool and Jamali Maddix, with the evening hosted by Andrew Maxwell. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Before Us | Soho Theatre | 23 Jun – 4 Jul
A show given a 4/5 review from ThreeWeeks at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Bowden’s “surreal and heart-warming look at the life of a nearly extinct insect” comes to the Soho Theatre in London for a brief run. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 16th, 2015 00:01

22 Jun: Rich Hall, Alex Horne, and Simon Munnery

Rich Hall

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COMEDY: Alex Horne – Monsieur Butterfly | Soho Theatre | 4-16 May
Nominated for the 2014 Fosters Comedy Award for Best Show, Alex Horne takes on the task of building his own real life version of the classic boardgame ‘Mousetrap’ in just 60 minutes. Will he manage to turn himself into Monsieur Butterfly? You’ll have to come along to find out. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Rich Hall And His Band | Hyde Park | 22 Jun (pictured)
Kicking of the weeknight comedy bills at this year’s British Summer Time festival Rich Hall tops tonight’s line-up with his band in tow. Also on the bill are Marcus Brigstocke, Shappi Khorsandi, Romesh Ranganathan, with Russell Kane MCing. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Simon Munnery – Fylm School | Soho Theatre | 2 Feb (pictured)
Serial innovator and cinema know-all Simon Munnery acts as host and fylm director as he invites a reel of temping comedians (in this case Phill Jupitus and Brian Gittins) funniest, to play with a camera, projector and screen for a night of live film-based comic schooling. Details and tickets here.

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Monday June 15th, 2015 00:01

21 Jun: Shoes, Kylie Minogue, and The Horne Section

Kylie Minogue

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COMEDY: The Horne Section’s Question Session | Udderbelly | 21 Jun
Comedian Alex Horne and his very own house band host their own quiz, giving them the chance to show off their skills in both improvised and pre-prepared musical comedy. Also, it’s a quiz! Who doesn’t like a quiz? And there will be special guests in the form of James Acaster and Lucy Beaumont. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Shoes – Pleasure And Pain | V&A | 13 Jun – 31 Jan
An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Kylie Minogue | Hyde Park | 21 Jun (pictured)
Kylie Minogue closes the first weekend of this year’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park. Also on the bill are Grace Jones, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Mika, Years & Years, Foxes, Ekkah, and Bright Light Bright Light. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 13th, 2015 00:01

19 Jun: Katherine Ryan, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, and The Trial

Katherine Ryan

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COMEDY: Katherine Ryan – Glam Role Model | Udderbelly | 19-20 Jun (pictured)
The fantastically funny Katherine Ryan brings her 2014 Edinburgh show ‘Glam Role Model’ to the Udderbelly on the Southbank for a two night run, mixing celebrity culture, world politics and what it’s like find out your partner is seeing a glamour model behind your back with ease and great jokes. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Jaakko Eino Kalevi | Courtyard Theatre | 19 Jun
Always a joy to see live, Finnish pop merchant Jaakko Eino Kalevi comes to London to perform just as his debut album is released. Prepare for as much of a party atmosphere as his deadpan delivery will allow. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Trial | Young Vic | 19 Jun – 22 Aug
A new production of Franz Kafka’s classic tale adapted by Nick Gill, directed by Richard Jones and starring Rory Kinnear. On his 35th birthday Josef K answers a knock at the door, to find he is being arrested. What his crimes are or who is arresting him are unclear. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday June 11th, 2015 00:01

17 Jun: Alan Davies, Paul Merton, Josie Long, and Eddie Argos

Josie Long

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COMEDY: Alan Davies and Paul Merton’s Impro Chums | Hampton Court Palace | 17 Jun
A comedy double bill as part of the Hampton Court Palace Festival. Alan Davies will perform a solo atand up set, while Paul Merton will draft in his ‘impro chums’, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Josie Long Investigations | The Invisible Dot | 17 Jun (pictured)
The latest edition of Josie Long’s new regular show at The Invisible Dot, which sees her joined by investigative journalist Martin Williams to present the findings of research they have carried out (all wrapped up with jokes, of course). Details and tickets here.

SPOKEN WORD: Eddie Argos | The Courtyard | 17 Jun
Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos follows his ‘I Formed A Band’ memoir will a spoken word show recounting his time at the helm of the indie outfit. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 10th, 2015 00:01

16 Jun: Chef, Lolitics, and Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley

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CABARET: Diane Chorley – Duchess Of Canvey | Soho Theatre | 15-27 Jun (pictured)
Diane Chorley recounts her former life as the owner of a celeb-filled 80s nightclub in Essex, how she ended up in prison, and her returned to the stage through Hackney’s nightlife, all broken up with songs performed with her band The Buffet. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Lolitics | The Black Heart | 16 Jun
Chris Coltrane’s political comedy night returns to The Black Heart in Camden for another evening of “cool lefty comedy with a radical edge”. For a better idea of what it’s all about, check out the rules. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Chef | Soho Theatre | 15 Jun – 4 Jul
Winner of a First Fringe award in Edinburgh last year, Sabrina Mahfouz’s ‘Chef’ is the story of how one woman went from being a haute-cuisine head-chef to a convicted inmate running a prison kitchen. Find out more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 9th, 2015 00:01

15 Jun: Oh Land, Carl-Einar Häckner, and Lead Belly Fest

Carl-Einer Hackner

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MAGIC: Carl-Einar Häckner | Soho Theatre | 15-20 Jun (pictured)
Swedish comedic magician Carl-Einar Häckner is back in the UK for a run of shows at the Soho Theatre, filled with tricks, songs and jokes. He’ll also be joined by the escapologist Houdini! (Please note: Houdini is a dog.) Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Lead Belly Fest | Royal Albert Hall | 15 Jun
A whole evening of performances celebrating the music of blues musician Lead Belly, headlined by Van Morrison and also featuring artists including Billy Bragg, Jools Holland, Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones, Dr Hook’s Dennis Locorriere, and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Oh Land | Islington Assembly Hall | 15 Jun
A former ballet dancer who turned to music after an injury put an end to her dancing career returns to London to perform songs from her fourth album ‘Earth Sick’, and more from her back catalogue. Details and tickets here.

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Monday June 8th, 2015 00:01

14 Jun: Greg Proops, Jenny Hval, and Not A Game For Boys

Jenny Hval

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COMEDY: Greg Proops – The Smartest Man In The World Book Event And Podcast | Soho Theatre | 14 Jun
Greg Proops will hold an event to promote his new book, ‘The Smartest Book In The World’, based on his ‘Smartest Man In The World Podcast’. Then afterwards, he will record a live edition of that very podcast. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Jenny Hval | Cafe Oto | 14 Jun (pictured)
The entirely wonderful Jenny Hval will play a show at Cafe Oto in Dalston tonight to mark the release of her new album, ‘Apocalypse, Girl’- described as “hallucinatory narrative that exists somewhere between fiction and reality, a post-op fever dream, a colourful timelapse of death and rebirth, close-ups of impossible bodies — all told through the language of transgressive pop music”. Perfect. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Not A Game For Boys | King’s Head Theatre | 10 Jun – 5 Jul
Starring Bobby Davro and directed by Jason Lawson, Simon Block’s ‘Not A Game For Boys’ tells the story of three cabbies and a vital stage in the local table tennis tournament they are part of. Details and tickets here.

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