Monday August 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 Aug: Baila Brazil, Perfect Ghost, and The Adventures Of Pinocchio

The Adventures Of Pinocchio

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Adventures Of Pinocchio | Greenwich Theatre | 5-23 Aug (pictured)
Originally produced at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this new musical adaptation of ‘Pinocchio’ written by Broadway and Disney writing duo Neil Bartram and Brian Hillis now playing at the Greenwich Theatre. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Baila Brazil | Royal Festival Hall | 5-15 Aug
The acclaimed Balé de Rua bring the dance and music of Brazil to London’s Southbank Centre, aided by B-boys, sambistas, capoeiristas, musicians and singers. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Perfect Ghost | The Phoenix Artist Club | 9-15 Aug
In film musicals of the 1950’s, Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood mimed to the uncredited voice of Marni Nixon. This show at the Camden Fringe asks how she felt and delves into her secret thoughts, exposing the reality of life as a Hollywood underdog. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday August 2nd, 2015 00:01

8 Aug: Ardal O’Hanlon, Visions Festival, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ardal O'Hanlon

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Ardal O’Hanlon – Work In Progress | The Phoenix | 8 Aug (pictured)
Closing this year’s Phoenix Fringe is the brilliant Ardal O’Hanlon, who will be giving apeak at his latest work in progress show. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Visions Festival | various venues | 8 Aug
Now an established and much anticipated date on Hackney’s calendar, the Visions Festival returns and this year encompasses six venues. Among the acts on the line-up are, Camera Obscura, Holy Fuck, Fat White Family, Andy Stott, Shamir, Girl Band and more. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Canal Cafe Theatre | 8-9 Aug
A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by the Venture Wolf theatre company. Set in the 90s with a Britpop soundtrack, this shortened version focusses on the young lovers and Puck. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday August 1st, 2015 00:01

7 Aug: Limmy, Andy Zaltzman, and Alan And Bennett

Limmy

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Andy Zaltzman – Satirist For Hire | The Phoenix | 7 Aug
Andy Zaltaman brings his brilliantly unpredictable ‘Satirist For Hire’ show to the Phoenix Fringe, asking audience members to submit their suggestions for the topics that should meet his satirical takedown skills. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Limmy – Daft Wee Stories | Union Chapel | 7 Aug (pictured)
Having mastered podcasts and TV, Limmy’s latest comedy project is his new book, ‘Daft Wee Stories’, which is presented here as a live show. Hear some of Limmy’s favourite stories from the book, and more. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Alan And Bennett | Rabbit Hole NW3 | 7-12 Aug
Alan Bennett can’t stop talking to himself, which is becoming a problem. Over the course of this show at the Camden Fringe, Alan and Alan discuss Moscow, monks and mothers, while trying to ignore the ominous sound coming from the corner of the room. Details and tickets here.

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Friday July 31st, 2015 00:01

6 Aug: Stand Up aLive, Their Dark Materials, and Let’s Not Still Be Friends

Their Dark Materials

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Stand Up aLive – Norway’s Top Comedians Come To London | The Phoenix | 6 Aug
How’s your knowledge of the Norwegian stand up scene? Whatever you just answered, this is the night for you, as it brings a selection of the country’s finest comics to London as part of the Phoenix Fringe, including Henrik Farley, David Varnvatn, and Ole Aagenæs. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Their Dark Materials | Etcetera Theatre | 6-9 Aug (pictured)
Over on the Camden Fringe there’s stand up comedy from Ashley Haden and LJ Da Funk, who are described at being like “Bill Hicks and the Ultimate Warrior but less sympathetic and not dead”. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Let’s Not Still Be Friends | RADA Studios | 6-7 Aug
A comedy about what happens when you realise that the only thing you and your best friend have in common is that you are friends. It could be time to call time on the friendship, but how does that work in these more connected times? Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 30th, 2015 13:13

Tiernan Douieb: Phoenix Fringe

It’s that time of year again. Yes, Phoenix Fringe, the comedy fringe festival that’s perfect for Londoners who don’t want to go to Edinburgh, is back for a ten day extravaganza of super stand up.

Tiernan Douieb

To find out more about what’s happening this time, I spoke to that nice Tiernan Douieb, festival organiser, about Phoenix Fringe, but also a bit about his own show and plans for the future.

CM: For those who don’t know, can you tell us a bit about why Phoenix Fringe began, and who is behind it? What inspired its creation?
TD: It was created by Tiffany Stevenson after she decided that just because she and other acts didn’t want to go to Edinburgh that year, that we shouldn’t be able to have a fringe of our own. One where you can actually try new ideas and which is both affordable for the act and the performer. And thus, the Phoenix Fringe was born in 2013!

CM: When it began, did you expect it to be a one-off, or was there always a plan to bring it back each year? Do you expect it to continue?
TD: We had no idea it’d sell so well! Our first year did have Russell Howard on, who we knew would sell out, but the audiences were so supportive of everyone. We sold a day ticket for £20 to see all shows on that date and everyone that bought one would come to all three shows so no one was left without a healthy sized crowd.

CM: Can you give us an idea of the range of acts performing this year? Are many of them also headed to Edinburgh, or is this very much an alternative to that?
TD: We don’t usually have acts that are going to Edinburgh but due to the Fringe starting later this year we decided we’d let some of those acts do the first few days of the Phoenix Fringe. We’ve been quite picky though! There’s a very wide range of acts, from Milton Jones, Kerry Godliman, Ardal O’Hanlon all the way to Gareth Richards, who lost his free fringe venue in Edinburgh so now isn’t going, some of Norway’s best comics and Lady Carol, who’ll be serenading the crowds with her unique vocal style.

CM: It’s probably an impossible question to ask you, but what would you name as the highlights of this year’s Phoenix Fringe?
TD: Ok, this is hugely biased as I’m on that night too, but Sunday August 2nd, after me, has Andrew Maxwell and then Nick Helm and that is a ridiculously good evening of comedy. I’ll be watching all of that, definitely.

CM: Are you appearing in the line up yourself?
TD: Yep, see above! My show is an Edinburgh preview and it’s on 2 August at 5.30pm. It’ll be the last one I do before I go to the Edinburgh Fringe.

CM: Will there be another winter event this year? Can you envisage further expansion for the ‘brand’?
TD: I’m sure there will be. People need a laugh in February and it’s useful for acts to try out new stuff before Melbourne Comedy Festival. Not sure if we can fit more than that in a year, though, and we wouldn’t want to tire our audience out!

CM: As you have said, you are taking a show to Edinburgh again this year. Yet you previously seemed pretty disillusioned with the Festival – what made you decide to keep going?
TD: Thanks to co-running Comedy Club 4 Kids and doing my show on the Free Fringe I can make the festival actually affordable now, which is a big difference to when I went in 2011. I did a half run on the Free Fringe last year and realised how much less stress there is when you aren’t worrying about getting enough audience to pay back all the hefty bills. Also, I’m looking at using the Fringe differently now. What I hope to do over the month is make my new show really polished so that I can take it on a mini-tour and to other comedy festivals after August. I’ve realised it’s pointless to pretend that the Edinburgh Fringe can do more for you than that when you’re one in 2500 shows a day, and there are few other places you can do a show everyday for a month and really hone it.

CM: You seem to be having a rather successful Twitter career (ie, you always seem to get featured in these round up articles about the funniest tweets about ). Is there a secret to your success?
TD: Erm, I think it’s just relentless tweeting! I’m horribly addicted to it and wish I wasn’t! I do make a point of trying to tweet a lot of jokes rather than endless promotion. Although this week it’s been all about the Phoenix Fringe so I have been losing a few easily irritated followers!

CM: Can you tell us about your video ‘This Isn’t For You’?
TD: It’s a filmed version of my last solo show, which I toured around the UK and did a half run at the Edinburgh Fringe with. I sort of realised that in this age of self created content, I didn’t need to wait around for a DVD deal that would probably not come anyway. So a friend of mine, the very talented Ben Hilton, offered to film my show properly, on 4 cameras and in a dingy proper comedy club basement in London to a lovely crowd. I hate seeing footage of myself but I’m really proud of that and it’s sold okay for just £1.99 a download! Hopefully I’ll be able to do it for my next show too.

CM: What’s next for you?Any new projects in the pipeline?
TD: Gotta get this new show finished first, and then I’m going to hopefully be taking that around the country a bit. Other than that, I think I’ll take a little break post Edinburgh and try and write a short film idea I’ve had in my head for a year. I’m also still determined to get my Partly Political Broadcast videos up and running again if I can. There’s a little post it note program on my laptop that has a list of things I’ve been intending to work on for a while so I’m going to aim to make it shorter and get them done! I say that , but I’ll probably just end up tweeting a lot instead.

Phoenix Fringe runs until 8 August. See this page here for a list of events and visit Tiernan’s website to buy his video.

LINKS: www.phoenixfringe.co.uk | www.tiernandouieb.co.uk | twitter.com/tiernandouieb

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Thursday July 30th, 2015 00:01

5 Aug: Shappi Khorsandi, This Language, and Am I Not Pretty Enough

Shappi Khorsandi

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Am I Not Pretty Enough?!!!?!?!??? | The Phoenix Artist Club | 5-9 Aug
A comedian and an opera singer go head to head on glitter, gender stereotypes, speculums and lack of respect for polite society in this show on the Camden Fringe tonight. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Shappi Khorsandi – Because I’m Shappi | The Phoenix | 5 Aug (pictured)
Over at the Phoenix Fringe, Shappi Khorsandi is tonight’s big draw, kicking off a run of London shows throughout August, presenting here her latest show, ‘Because I’m Shappi’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: This Language | The Cockpit | 5-8 Aug
For some theatre action, head back to the Camden Fringe and the Cockpit for ‘This Language’, which follows a group of students from different corners of the globe thrown together into the melting pot of multiculturalism and brought together by music. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday July 29th, 2015 00:01

4 Aug: Andrew O’Neill, Phaedra, and Penny Woolcock

Andrew O'Neill

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Andrew O’Neill – Mindspiders | The Phoenix | 4 Aug (pictured)
Tonight at the Phoenix Fringe, stand up comedian Andrew O’Neill uses his latest show to answer all the questions you were afraid to ask about heavy metal and its fans, with musical examples performed live. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Phaedra | The Cockpit | 4 Aug
One of tonight’s Camden Fringe performances is ‘Phaedra’, a solo dance piece based on ‘Hippolytus’ by Euripides, performed by Eirini Apostolatou and directed by Christiana Ioannou. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: Penny Woolcock – Utopia | The Roundhouse | 4-23 Aug
Filmmaker, writer and artist Penny Woolcock takes over the main space at Camden’s Roundhouse with an installation created in partnership with Block9. ‘Utopia’ is a cityscape built form the stories of the lives of Londoners. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday July 28th, 2015 00:01

3 Aug: Milton Jones, Nathan Cassidy and Whale In A Bathtub

Nathan Cassidy

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

CHILDREN’S SHOW: Whale In A Bathtub | London Welsh Centre | 3-22 Aug
It’s the first day of the Camden Fringe today, and here to kick things off is a piece of children’s theatre that uses puppets, movement and music to tell a story of three teenagers who find a whale washed up on a beach and decide to take it home and keep it as a pet in a bathtub. Amazingly enough, this is based on true events. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Milton Jones – Work In Progress | The Phoenix | 3 Aug
The Phoenix Fringe is still on too, you lucky Londoners. Among tonight’s shows, you can catch fabulous one liner merchant Milton Jones trying out new jokes. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Nathan Cassidy – Back to the Future I, II and III | Camden Comedy Club | 3 Aug (pictured)
Back at the Camden Fringe, Nathan Cassidy presents three solo shows back to back, all loosely based on the ‘Back To The Future’ films. Take in one, two or all three. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 27th, 2015 00:01

2 Aug: Andrew Maxwell, Tiernan Douieb, and We Know Where You Live

Andrew Maxwell

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Andrew Maxwell – Yo Contraire | The Phoenix | 2 Aug (pictured)
Andrew Maxwell is heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe for the 21st time this August, but just before he goes he has time to show off his latest hour closer to home at the Phoenix Fringe. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Tiernan Douieb – The World’s Full Of Idiots, Let’s Live In Space | The Phoenix | 2 Aug
Also previewing his latest Edinburgh show at the Phoenix Fringe tonight is Tiernan Douieb, who you may have heard interviewed on the ThisWeek London Podcast last year. If not (or indeed if so), go and have a listen now. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: We Know Where You Live | Finborough Theatre | 2-18 Aug
The world premiere of a new production commissioned by the Finborough looking at London’s housing crisis, ‘We Know Where You Live’ is written by Steven Hevey and directed by John Young. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday July 26th, 2015 00:01

1 Aug: Katherine Ryan, Iain Stirling, and Jonny And The Baptists

Katherine Ryan

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Iain Stirling and Adam Hess | Battersea Arts Centre | 1 Aug
A great double bill at the Battersea Arts Centre tonight. Iain Stirling presents his new show ‘Touchy Feely’, about post-referendum Scotland, and Adam Hess previews his long-awaited debut hour. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Jonny And The Baptists – The End Is Nigh | The Phoenix | 1 Aug
Musical comedy at the Phoenix Fringe tonight, with the excellent Jonny And The Baptists. Last year Jonny mistakenly told his four year old niece that climate change would bring about the end of the world. To stop her crying, he promised to fix it. This show details his and partner Paddy’s efforts. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Katherine Ryan and Harriet Kemsley | Cutty Sark Studio Theatre | 1 Aug (pictured)
I can only apologise for the dilemma I’ve just put you in, because somehow you’re going to have to choose between these three shows tonight. Finishing our line-up is another double bill, this one featuring Katherine Ryan and Harriet Kemsley who will preview their Edinburgh shows down in Greenwich. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday July 25th, 2015 00:01

31 Jul: Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar, and Stuart Bowden

Aisling Bea

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Aisling Bea – Plan Bea | The Phoenix | 31 Jul (pictured)
Aisling Bea previews her latest show at the Phoenix Fringe. It’s a show “which, in March, was loosely supposed to be about childhood dreams, death, confidence and success”. What’s it about now? Well, I think you know how to find out. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Nish Kumar – Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever | The Phoenix | 31 Jul
If you’re already at the Phoenix to see Aisling Bea, it would be foolish not to catch Nish Kumar as well. You don’t want to be considered foolish by a faceless writer of cultural tips, do you? No, of course not. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Stuart Bowden | Battersea Arts Centre | 31 Jul
Stuart Bowden’s latest show promises “live music, vigorous dance moves, understandable words and a fair bit of profound (probably life changing) body movement”. Can he deliver? I would wager that he can. Details and tickets here.

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Friday July 24th, 2015 00:01

30 Jul: Bec Hill, Alex Edelman, and Michael Che

Bec Hill

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Alex Edelman – Everything Handed To You | Battersea Arts Centre | 30 Jul
New York-based stand up Alex Edelman previews his new Edinburgh show ‘Everything Handed To You’, which is about responsibility and being overwhelmed. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Bec Hill – Caught On Tape | The Phoenix | 30 Jul (pictured)
This year’s Phoenix Fringe kicks off tonight with a number of shows, including this preview of Bec Hill’s new Edinburgh show, ‘Caught On Tape’. She has just one regret in life, and this show aims to change that (by stopping it from being a regret, not making more). Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Michael Che | Soho Theatre | 30 Jul – 1 Aug
Rapidly rising US comedian Michael Che takes time off from ‘Saturday Night Live’ to head over to the UK to play three nights at the Soho Theatre. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday July 19th, 2015 00:01

25 Jul: David O’Doherty, Writers Bloc, and Archikids Festival

David O'Doherty

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

CHILDREN: Archikids Festival | City Of London | 25-26 Jul
Open-City’s family-focussed Archikids Festival is a weekend programme of over 30 free architectural activities located in the City of London’s Square Mile, aimed to inspire the next generation of Londoners about the great places of their city. Details here.

COMEDY: Live At The Chapel With David O’Doherty | Union Chapel | 25 Jul (pictured)
This month’s ‘Live At The Chapel’ is headlined by the brilliant David O’Doherty, with a bill that also features Nick Helm, John Kearns, Diane Morgan and Alun Chochrane. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Writers Bloc | Old Red Lion | 25 Jul
A night of new writing presented by Writers Bloc, featuring work by Frank Osborne, Katy Davies, Susan Gray and Lee Hunter. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 13th, 2015 00:01

19 Jul: Monski Mouse, Scotch & Soda, and Citadel Festival

Citadel Festival

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

CHILDREN’S SHOW: Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall | London Wonderground | 19 Jul
A mid-afternoon disco for under fives and their parents, hosted by Australian DJ Monksi Mouse. She’ll be playing “an eclectic selection of retro hits and funky nursery rhymes”. Details and tickets here.

CIRCUS: Scotch & Soda | London Wonderground | 14 May – 2 Aug
What is Scotch & Soda? Apart from an awful drink, it’s also “a cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerizing musicians”. And that sounds pretty good to me. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Citadel Festival | Victoria Park | 19 Jul (pictured)
A one day festival in London’s Victoria Park, combining those two most important of things: music and food. Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club will headline the music side, while the food programme is hosted by Hawsmoor’s Richard Turner. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday July 12th, 2015 00:01

18 Jul: Primetime 2015, Little Frankenstein, and the Walthamstow Garden Party

Little Frankenstein

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

CHILDREN’S SHOW: Little Frankenstein | Little Angel Theatre | 17-18 Jul (pictured)
Frank Stein is preparing for a new puppet show, but the poor quality of his puppets is proving problematic. Inspired by Dr Frankenstein he comes up with a design for a new real live puppet that will change everything. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Walthamstow Garden Party | Lloyd Park | 18-19 Jul
Walthamstow’s free festival returns for another year, with a great line-up of music, theatre, dance, spoken word, comedy and more. Among this year’s performers are Femi Kuti, Ghostpoet, Ninia Benjamin, Ian Stone and more. Details here.

THEATRE: Primetime 2015 | Royal Court | 18 Jul
The return of the Royal Court’s ‘Primetime’ event, a series of new short plays written by primary school children aged eight to eleven, plus free family writing workshops. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday July 11th, 2015 00:01

17 Jul: Lovebox, American Idiot, and the Ealing Comedy Festival

Julian Clary

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Ealing Comedy Festival | Walpole Park | 17-24 Jul (pictured)
The Ealing Comedy Festival kicks off tonight with a show headlined by Julian Clary and also featuring Shappi Khorsandi, Justin Moorhouse, and Mickey Hutton. Comedians appearing across the rest of the event include, Russell Kane, Marcus Brigstocke, Rob Delaney, Nick Helm, Ed Byrne, and Jo Caulfield. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Lovebox Festival | Victoria Park | 17-18 Jul
If you like a bit more music at your festivals, how about Lovebox over in East London, which runs tonight and tomorrow. Friday night’s headliners are Rudimental, followed by Snoop Dogg tomorrow. In addition to that, there will be performances from Jessie Ware, Hot Chip, Danny Brown, Little Dragon and many more. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: American Idiot | Arts Theatre | 17 Jul – 27 Sep
Green Day’s Tony Award-winning Broadway music gets its West End Premiere at the Arts Theatre on Leicester Square, starring ‘X Factor’ finalist Amelia Lily, is a sentence that would have horrified my fourteen year old self. But don’t listen to him, he thought Ugly Kid Joe were cool. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday July 4th, 2015 00:01

10 Jul: Balham Comedy Festival, Camden Lock Live, and Hyper Japan Festival

Dempagumi.inc

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Balham Comedy Festival | The Bedford | 10-18 Jul
Taking over three spaces in Balham’s vast Bedford pub, the Balham Comedy Festival returns for its fourth year with another excellent line-up. Tonight Shappi Corsandi and Harry Hill lead proceedings. Over the next week and a bit there are also chances to see, amongst others, Ed Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Sara Pascoe, Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Munnery, Lucy Porter, Ardal O’Hanlon, Paul Sinha, Robert Newman, Romesh Ranganathan, and Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Camden Lock Live | Camden Lock | 10 Jul
Camden Market’s one day free festival returns, with music, food, drink, and market stalls. On the bill this year are Stealing Sheep, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay, Flyte, By The Rivers, Too Many T’s, Frankie Forman, Dom Pipkin And The Iko’s, Cal Jader, world record holding hula troupe Marawa’s Majorettes, and more. Details here.

EVENT: Hyper Japan Festival | O2 Arena | 10-12 Jul (pictured)
The Hyper Japan cultural showcase event spreads out into a festival event, with more going on than ever before. Check out all kinds of amazing stuff direct from Japan, from tech to art, and with a whole lad of music. Tonight and tomorrow evening there will be a chance to catch impressive rock bands Vamps and [Alexandros]. Also among the music programme, our other top tip is amazing girl group Dempagumi.inc. Details and tickets here.

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Monday June 22nd, 2015 00:01

28 Jun: FreshFaced + WildEyed, Barely Methodical Troupe, and the British Summer Time Family Event

Barely Methodical Troupe

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

CIRCUS: Barely Methodical Troupe – Bromance | Udderbelly | 24 Jun – 19 Jul (pictured)
Fusing circus with comedy, brotherhood with romance, and sex appeal with stunts, ‘Bromance’ is brought to you by Barely Methodical Troupe, winners of Circus Maximus, the UK’s first circus competition. Using powerful music and spotlights, the troupe perform an array of acrobatics around the central theme of friendship. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: British Summer Time Family Event | Hyde Park | 28 Jun
It’s family day at the British Summer Time festival, with a line-up featuring Union J, Collabro, Brainiac Live, Justin Fletcher, Dick & Dom, Horrible Histories, and more. Details and tickets here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: FreshFaced + WildEyed | The Photographer’s Gallery | 16 Jun – 5 Jul
The Photographers’ Gallery presents FreshFaced+WildEyed 2015, its annual exhibition dedicated to recognising and nurturing new talents. 25 emerging photographers and artists have been selected by a judging panel of photography experts. 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

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

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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Sunday May 24th, 2015 00:01

30 May: David Cross, Wes Anderson, and Camden Rocks

David Cross

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: David Cross | RichMix | 30 May
David Cross is headlining Knock2Bag’s RichMix comedy night. That really should be exciting enough, but also on the bill are Sarah Kendall, Nish Kumar, Ed Aczel, Tom Toal, Amir Khoshsokhan and Jarred Christmas. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Camden Rocks | various venues | 30 May
An all day event filling the many venues of Camden with some of the finest rock bands out there, including an exclusive London performance from headliners Bullet For My Valentine. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Wes Anderson – The Collected Works | Prince Charles Cinema | 30 May
Do you like Wes Anderson? Would you like to watch all of his films? Would you like to watch all of his films in one sitting? Would you like to watch all of his films in one sitting in the Prince Charles Cinema? Well then, it sounds like this is the event for you. Details and tickets here.

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