Sunday November 22nd, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 29 Nov: Christmas Fairs, Christmas at Kew, Desperate Measures


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

Christmas Fairs and Markets | various locations | 29 Nov
It’s nearly, nearly, nearly December, and so of course I have begun trawling in earnest for Christmas themed events and productions (no matter how dire) of ‘A Christmas Carol’. I found three things that are only on today, so you must partake of them today. Yes, today. There’s the Hampstead Christmas Festival, there’s the Christmas Designer Market at the Museum of Childhood, and there’s Primrose Hill Christmas Fair. That’s just to start you off. Bet you can find more if you go googling a bit. Info from all the links I already linked to.

Christmas at Kew | Kew Gardens | 25 Nov-2 Jan (pictured)
Yes, yes, I know I have already recommended a similar event, but I love this kind of thing so much that I just can’t help myself. And this one carries on into January, and the other one didn’t, so, if you can’t go today, you’ve got the whole of the Christmas holidays to fit this in. Why would you want to miss the chance to wander around in the dark looking at gorgeously lit trees and illuminated fountains? And there are rides for the little ones, and everything. See this page here for all the info you need.

Desperate Measures | Jermyn Street | 24 Nov-20 Dec
Okay, so here’s one for those of you who still don’t want to think about Christmas, or indeed, don’t actually celebrate Christmas. This is a new musical, based on Shakespeare’s ‘Measure For Measure’, but set in 1960s London, with presumably the style of music to match. Sounds interesting, no? More info about the show and tickets from right about here.

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Saturday November 7th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 14 Nov: Back II Live, Handmade In Britain 15, Crafternoon Cabaret Club


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

Back II Live | Hoxton Hall | 14 Nov (pictured)
Ooooh, this looks good. Hosted by OneNess Sankara and promising you “a magical night of soul-stimulating creativity,” this magazine-styled contemporary and cutting edge variety show features a broad range of different stuff, including music, spoken word, comedy, storytelling and interviews. Get your tickets here.

Handmade In Britain 15 | Chelsea Old Town Hall | 13-15 Nov
Mmmmmmmmm, The Contemporary Crafts and Design Fair. A three day showcase of the craft and design of more than one hundred artists, all staged at a time when you are (come on, admit it) desperately wondering what to get that significant person for Christmas. Go and enjoy all that beautiful stuff – jewellery, ceramics, wood, glass, furniture, textiles, sculpture, fashion, metal, lighting.. there will surely be something for everyone that likes beautiful things. More info and tickety stuff here.

Crafternoon Cabaret Club | The Book Club | 14 Nov
Yayyyyyyyy, and talking of craft, here’s an event that will fall into what I would describe as “utterly perfect for me” – performance, and craft, combined into one delicious event. Crafternoon Cabaret Club offers what is probably already pretty well summed up by its title and my previous sentence: a craft activity and a cabaret act, on a weekend afternoon. See this site here for more info and to book.

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Friday November 6th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 13 Nov: Mulled Wine Festival, Staying Alive, London Jazz Festival


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

Mulled Wine Festival | Covent Garden Piazza | 12-14 Nov
You know, I am not generally hugely comfortable with the idea of Christmassy things happening in early November, but you know, booze is involved, so of course I’m down with this. Plus, you could argue, I suppose, that mulled wine is a winter thing, not a Christmas thing, so it’s all good. This actually starts on the 12 Nov, but I thought this seemed like more of a Friday night after work sort of thing to do. Get more info from this page here.

Staying Alive | Pleasance Theatre Islington | 10-29 Nov
This deals with some very sad subject matter, and given how hard it is to deal with a heart-rending loss, and how much difficulty people often have in knowing how to deal with their friends or loved ones who have experienced it, I can’t help thinking this kind of exploration is important. Developed in conjunction with bereavement charity SLOW, Kat Roberts’ piece deals with the death of a child, and looks at how, in the wake of great tragedy, we find ways to survive. More info from the venue website here.

London Jazz Festival | various venues | 13-22 Nov
Another festival now, and this time it’s jazz, which is almost as good as mulled wine, I suppose, though possibly not quite. This long running and highly regarded festival returns with 300+ gigs to choose from, though, it may be a bit fewer than that now because I hear quite a lot of events have already sold out. On this, the first night, I’d struggle to choose between Saleena Jones and Lizzie Emeh, but there are loads of others, so have a look here and see what takes your fancy.

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Thursday November 5th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 12 Nov: I Want My Hat Back, Denmarked, The End Festival


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

I Want My Hat Back | National Theatre | 12 Nov-2 Jan
Jon Klassen’s witty book-for-children-that-appeals-very-much-to-parents, published in 2011 and quickly established as a modern classic, is brought to the stage for this National Theatre production. The show has been adapted by acclaimed playwright Joel Horwood and the music has been written by that nice Arthur Darvill off the telly. Today is the first day, but you’ve got lots of chances to see it as it’s on until the new year. See this page here for info and to book.

Denmarked | Battersea Arts Centre | 12-14 Nov (pictured)
This is an autobiographical performance conveyed via the media of storytelling, singing, rapping and a loop station. Conrad Murray is the star, telling stories from the council estate – rites of passage, dodgy friends, your first arrest. Sounds like it will be a heartfelt, personal show, which aims to explore just how much events in our lives change and shape us. See the venue website here for more info and tickets.

The End Festival | various venues in N8 | 12-22 Nov
Lots of different, exciting, interesting underground music acts, all squashed together in one big happy Crouch End smorgasbord. Acts lined up to play include The Wave Pictures, The Fierce and The Dead, Emma Pollock, DJ Jeanette Leach and You Are Wolf. If you haven’t heard of any of them, then maybe you should get along to N8 and discover them. Then you really will be a really hip hipster. For real. Details and ticket info here.

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Wednesday November 4th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 11 Nov: Stand Up In Action, Radar 2015, Trois Ruptures


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

Stand Up In Action | Hammersmith Apollo | 11 Nov (pictured)
An extremely starry line up makes its way to west London for this comedy benefit gig, organised in response to the refugee crisis by familiar TV face Greg Davies. All proceeds will go to Action Aid and The UN Refugee Agency, and the likes of Jo Brand, Roisin Conaty, Russell Howard, Reg D Hunter and Dara O’Briain will appear alongside Davies, who hosts the event. Get your tickets here.

Radar 2015 | Bush Theatre | 11-26 Nov
The Bush Theatre’s new writing festival Radar kicks off today, and there are all sorts of tasty theatrical treats to choose from over the next couple of weeks. Today you can see the shows ‘Misty’ and ‘Dirty Little Secrets’, both of which look excellent, but there are plenty more double bills to look out for in subsequent days. See this page here for your guide to what’s on each day.

Trois Ruptures | Print Room | 11-18 Nov
This new-ish play – it premiered last January at the Chelsea Theatre – is a dark comedy from French playwright Rémi De Vos which depicts the disintegrating relationships of three separate couples, investigates the human condition, and brings humour out of situations that should not really be funny… it’s in French, but with English surtitles, so you don’t need to be French or fluent to enjoy it. Find more info and book tickets here.

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Monday October 26th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 2 Nov: Vibrant 2015, Staging A Revolution Festival, Mark Watson


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

Vibrant 2015 | Finborough Theatre | 25 Oct-12 Nov
I can’t quite remember why I haven’t already mentioned this in one of these here tipping sessions, but you know, better late than never, there’s still time to take advantage of this year’s Vibrant festival of new work at the Finborough: staged readings of work from both established and up-and-coming playwrights, now in its seventh year. Lots of different and varied sounding pieces that are highly likely to be oozing potential. See this page here for more info.

Belarus Free Theatre’s Staging A Revolution festival | secret locations and the Young Vic | 2-14 Nov (pictured)
And another likely festival for you. And I’ve remembered to tip this one at the start of it, too, so no excuses for not going. Belarus Free Theatre, one of the boldest, most political arts organisations we know,  present two weeks of performances and discussions in association with Young Vic. See this page here for a great long list of what’s on and this page here for other info and to book.

Mark Watson: Work In Progress | Invisible Dot | 2-6 Nov
I am not sure I need to try and sell you the lovely, lovely Mark Watson, do I? He really is lovely, you know. And extremely funny. Plus, this is only one of many ‘From The Fringe’ events you can take in at Invisible lot, so while you are on the website booking your tickets for this, have a look at all the other great things that they have coming up. Though I may remind you of some of them further down the line. Anyway, info and ticket bookery right here.

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Friday October 23rd, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 30 Oct: Midnight Soup, Illuminations, Suspense Puppetry Festival


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

Midnight Soup | Camden People’s Theatre | 30-31 Oct (pictured)
To be honest, I am slightly worried about recommending this show because only a small number of people are allowed into each performance, so it might be hard to get tickets. But if you can, this sounds great, poignant and touching, and with an interesting premise – the audience is invited to help make and share soup as part of the performance. See this page here, where there’s a quotation from one of my favourite poems, for more info.

Illuminations | various venues | 30 Oct-8 Nov
This London festival has loads of great music acts and screenings lined up, so I think your best bet is to have a look at the website here for more info on all of the acts and events.  If I had to pick your highlights for you, then I’d suggest Micachu and the Shapes, and Holly Herndon. But obviously, feel free to make your own mind up about this. The full list is here.

Suspense Puppetry Festival | various venues | 29 Oct-8 Nov
Yes, yes, I am all about the festivals today. I just couldn’t help myself. Anyway, if you are a fan of puppetry, this will be heaven, but I reckon even if you don’t think puppetry’s really your thing, it’s about time you gave it a try. Here you will find such a wide range of subject matter and style that you’ll have no struggle finding something to suit you. See the festival website here for more info.

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Friday October 16th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 23 Oct: London Fields Free Film Festival, AH/HA, Affordable Art Fair


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

London Fields Free Film Festival | various locations | 23 Oct-1 Nov
It’s a free film festival, so why ask any questions? Especially if you live in the London Fields are and all this stuff be local to you. I’m quite taken by the idea of ‘How We Used To Live’, and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’, but you take a look at this list of what’s on here, and decide for yourself.

AH/HA | The Place | 23-24 Oct (pictured)
This fascinating looking dance piece is part of the previously TW-trumpeted Dance Umbrella, and is the work of Belgian choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez, who, according to the blurb, has “a real eye for detail and a wicked sense of humour”. The show sees five performers dissecting and deconstructing one thing – laughter – with silly, tragic and tender results. See this page here for more info and to book.

Affordable Art Fair | Battersea Evolution | 22-25 Oct
Whether it’s truly affordable or not probably depends on what your personal definition of affordable actually is, and you have to be able to afford a ticket to get in there as well. But if you have a yearning for good art, and don’t have thousands to spend, this might be the event for you. I’d certainly like to have a look at it all, even if I don’t end up buying. For more info, take a look at the event site here.

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Monday September 28th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 5 Oct: Ali Brice, Balletboyz, Comedy Couplets


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

Ali Brice – Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories Of Pasta | Aces and Eights | 5 Oct (pictured)
Coming up, Aces and Eights have a run of shows forming a ‘Best Of Edinburgh’ strand, and here’s one I think you’ll like: a character set from the talented Ali Brice, who revives Eric Meat for a second bizarre and chaotic outing. If you fancy spending your whole evening at the venue, I can also recommend the other Edinburgh export playing tonight, Twins’ ‘Pret A Comedy’. And they are both available to view for only a fiver. A bargain evening of entertainment. See this page here for ‘Eric Meat’, and this page here for all the listings.

BalletBoyz – Young Men | Sadler’s Wells | 5-10 Oct
The company known as BalletBoyz bring their sell-out show ‘Young Men’ back to Sadler’s Wells, following its successful premiere there in January. It’s a poignant piece blending together dance with other media, focusing on love, friendship and loss, against the backdrop of war and conflict. Go to this page here for more info and tickets.

Comedy Couplets | Royal Festival Hall | 5 Oct
This is part of the line up of Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival (for more events see this page here) and it sounds great. Partly because it’s poetry with a comic twist, which is always fun, and partly because a few of my favourites, Mark Watson, Tim Key and Sara Pascoe, are involved. See the venue website here for more info and to book.

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Saturday September 19th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 26 Sep: Haggerston Improv Festival, Minor Delays, F*ck The Polar Bears


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

Haggerston Improv festival | The ARTSpace and The Proud Archivist | 26-27 Sep
This looks fabulous, basically because it features a number of our very most favouritest improv acts in the world, like Austentatious and Abandoman and Cariad & Paul. What’s even nicer is that the proceeds of this event are going to charity, so it’s one of those occasions when you get to have a good time AND feel like you are doing some good in the world. See this page here for all the info and tickety stuff.

Minor Delays | Hen & Chickens | 26 Sep (pictured)
This rather good comedy troupe have recently been granted admission to the TW Hall Of Sketch Comedy Groups We Really Rate. This particularly punchlinetastic show has already received a clutch of highly positive reviews when it was up at the Edinburgh Fringe in the summer. Find more info and tickets here.

F*ck The Polar Bears | Bush Theatre | 22 Sep-24 Oct
Why would I even need to try and sell this to you? It’s called ‘F*ck The Polar Bears’, which is a great (if slightly worrisome) title for a show. It’s not just what’s in a name though, this looks like a funny, dark and compelling family drama about climate change, and why we choose to ignore it. See this page here for more info and tickets.

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Saturday September 12th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 19 Sep: Open House London, London Design Festival, The Big Bang


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

Open House London | various locations | 19-20 Sep
Open House London, if you’re not yet aware of it, is an annual festival of architecture and design, which gives you the chance to see inside buildings that you might not normally get to see, and learn more about London’s great yet perhaps not-too-well-known structures. It happens all over town, all over the weekend, so if you’re interested, you’ll have to plan your own tour; the website can help you with lots of info and guides, so take a look at it, here.

London Design Festival | various venues | 19-27 Sep
More design, but this time not just of the architectural type. There’s absolutely loads going on in this huge celebration of creativity, so again, you’ll have to navigate the programme of events and exhibitions for the stuff that piques your interest. Personally, I’m leaning towards anything that involves textiles at the moment, so that’s what I will be making a beeline for. Make your own beeline choices here.

The Big Bang #1 and #2 | Camden People’s Theatre | 19 + 20 Sep (pictured)
And so we return to tipping events at CPT’s festival of feminism Calm Down Dear (can you tell there’s a feminist in the house?) with ‘The Big Bang #1’ and ‘The Big Bang #2’. Each show offers a series of short, sharp, scratch-y performances – and by scratch-y, I mean in the early stages of development, not that they will make you itch. There’s also a third ‘Big Bang’ on 10 Oct, but that’s much too far away for me to think about right now… more info here.

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Sunday September 6th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 13 Sep: Hackney One Carnival, Maria Camahort Quintet, Newsrevue

maria-camahort-quintet_rop (1)

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

Hackney One Carnival | Hackney Town Hall + environs | 13 Sep
Bright, fun, and free. What’s not to like? Haste ye to the borough of Hackney to witness a diverse array of entertainment; live music, DJs, children’s area and of course, the carnival procession itself, which will see 750 performers taking to the streets, bringing with them the traditional carnival arts of  Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Ireland and the UK. And if you live along the route of the parade, you can decorate your property and potentially win a prize…! I wish I lived along the route of the parade. Hmmph. See this page here for more details.

Maria Camahort Quintet – Iberian Colours | King’s Place | 13 Sep (pictured)
This is the second event that I have plucked from the programme of the King’s Place Festival (yes, you know, the one that’s at King’s Place) and with good reason: I am a sucker for Spanish rhythms. This concert offers performances of the work of tradionally-influenced Spanish composers, promising a “journey through the relationship between Spanish Classical repertoire and influences from Iberia’s traditional music”. Sounds fab. See more info and arrange tickets here.

NewsRevue | Canal Cafe Theatre | 13 Sep and ongoing
If you haven’t yet managed to catch an edition of NewsRevue, then shame on you, frankly, they’ve been around long enough. You can see the “world’s longest running live comedy show” at Canal Cafe Theatre every Thursday through to Saturday, so this show isn’t just for today, it’s for soon, and the rest of your life. Once you have been once, you will want to go again and again, so it’s a good thing the news keeps giving ’em food for new material. More info and tickets from this location here.

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Friday September 4th, 2015 00:00

Three To See on 11 Sep: Richard Herring – Lord Of The Dance Settee, Emma 200, Ayanna Witter Johnson


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

Richard Herring – Lord Of The Dance Settee | Leicester Square Theatre | 11 Sep
As you may well recall, Richard Herring came up with a spectacular wheeze to encourage ThisWeek London feature him in our Threes To Sees on a weekly basis for a sustained period, when he decided to perform his entire back catalogue of shows at intervals throughout the summer, and autumn, I suppose (time may be getting on, but I’m still holding out for lots of lovely mellow sunshine in September). Info and ticketry here.

Emma 200 | Brunswick Square | 10-13 Sep
If you are a fan of Jane Austen (and I know a great many people who are), you might want to nip along to this mini-fest of Austenalia (if that isn’t a word, I just made it up, and it’s mine) celebrating the 200 year anniversary of the publication of ‘Emma’. It features talks, concerts, guided walks, a film screening, and even a Georgian Country Dance… find lots more info about what’s going on here.

Ayanna Witter Johnson | King’s Place | 11 Sep (pictured)
The major talent that is Ayanna Witter Johnson is on the bill as part of the King’s Place Festival at, er, King’s Place. For those who don’t know, she already has a MOBO nomination under her belt and she hasn’t even released her debut album yet. A classically trained cellist, singer, and composer, she has worked with the likes of sitarist Anoushka Shankar and the Kronos Quartet. She’ll be showcasing tracks from that aforementioned debut album. More info about the show here, and help her get her album out here.

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Monday August 24th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 30 Aug: Notting Hill Carnival, Quills And Crosses, This Heaven

Notting Hill Carnival

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

EVENT: Notting Hill Carnival | Notting Hill | 30-31 Aug (pictured)
The Notting Hill Carnival! You know the Notting Hill Carnival. Two days of carnival action in Notting Hill, filling the streets of West London with colour since 1966. Go down, dance, eat and soak up the atmosphere. Details and tickets here. And check out our sister site CMU’s preview here.

THEATRE: Quills And Crosses | The Gatehouse | 30 Aug
Mathias is an up and coming merchant in Tudor England who wishes to escape his religious background by embracing the tradesmen’s life and reap the rewards. But when the monasteries are under threat from the Act of Supremacy he suddenly finds a need to reconnect with his father. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: This Heaven | Finborough Theatre | 30 Aug – 15 Sep
The European premiere of Nakkiah Lui’s ‘This Heaven’. Set in Mount Druitt, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, Sissy Gordon’s father, an Aboriginal man and pillar of the community, has died in police custody. Suddenly justice seems to have been taken away, and as anger spreads into the streets Sissy has to decide what is her next step. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday August 23rd, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 29 Aug: Fenella Fielding, Richard Herring, South West Four

Fenella Fielding

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

COMEDY: An Audience With Fenella Fielding | The Gatehouse | 29-30 Aug (pictured)
Best known for her appearances in two ‘Carry On’ films, ‘Carry On Regardless’ in 1961 and ‘Carry On Screaming!’ in 1966, Fenella Fielding takes to the stage to tell stories from her career. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Richard Herring – Hitler Moustache | Leicester Square Theatre | 29 Aug
Tonight as Richard Herring works his way through all eleven of his previous solo shows at the Leicester Square Theatre, he attempts to reclaim the ‘Hitler moustache’ for comedy – after all, Charlie Chaplain had it first. How successful this 2009 show was in its aim isn’t clear, but it is very funny. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: South West Four | Clapham Common | 29-30 Aug
Clapham Common’s dance music focussed SW4 festival returns, with a headline set from Faithless tonight and Skrillex tomorrow. Also on the bill are Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Sasha, Carl Cox, Basement Jaxx, and more. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday August 22nd, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 28 Aug: MJ Hibbett, Richard Herring, Planet Of The Apes

MJ Hibbett (and Steve)

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

COMEDY: MJ Hibbett (And Steve) – Hey Hey 16k | Camden Comedy Club | 28-29 Aug
MJ Hibbett and Steve (just Steve) return with their latest two-man rock opera based on the viral internet hit Hibbett had back in 2001 when the internet was all still held together with string. Find out more in an interview with Hibbett on this edition of the ThreeWeeks podcast. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Richard Herring – The Headmaster’s Son | Leicester Square Theatre | 28 Aug
Richard Herring is still powering through every single one of his solo shows, getting ever closer to a brand new one as the finale of the run. Tonight we reach 2008 and one of our favourites, ‘The Headmaster’s Son’, in which he recalls his childhood as… well the clue’s in the title. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Planet Of The Apes – Live | Royal Festival Hall | 28 Aug
The original ‘Planet Of The Apes’ film from 1968 is a stone cold classic. Who wouldn’t want to go and see it shown on the big screen. And the BBC Concert Orchestra are performing a live soundtrack too? You maniacs! Sounds brilliant. Details and tickets here.

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Friday August 21st, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 27 Aug: Young Thug, Young Jean Lee, I Dreamt Of A Flower

Young Jean Lee

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

DANCE: I Dreamt Of A Flower | Kentish Town Community Centre | 27-29 Aug
A dance performance in the Japanese butoh style inspired by ‘Blue Of Noon’ by Georges Bataille and danced by Flavia Ghisalberti & Ezio Tangini. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Young Thug | Islington Academy | 27 Aug
Off the back of his recent ‘Barter 6’ mixtape, Young Thug performs his first ever London show tonight at the Islington Academy. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC/THEATRE: Young Jean Lee – We’re Gonna Die | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 27-30 Aug (pictured)
Playwright Young Jean Lee performs her show ‘We’re Gonna Die’, a mix of songs and monologues accompanied by her band Future Wife and, for these Meltdown Festival shows, the event’s curator David Byrne. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday August 20th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 26 Aug: Sam Green, Decide-A-Quest, No More Lotus Flower

No More Lotus Flower

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

FILM: Sam Green – The Measure Of All Things | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 26 Aug
As part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival, Sam Green presents a live documentary, blending pre-recorded film footage, in-person commentary and live music. Loosely inspired by the Guinness Book Of Records, Green’s film presents a series of portraits of record-holding people, places and things. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Decide-A-Quest | Canal Cafe Theatre | 25-29 Aug
An interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style theatre show, in which you (the audience) set out on a quest to find a yeti. Your choices will take you all over the world, and maybe even into space. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: No More Lotus Flower! | Camden People’s Theatre | 26-30 Aug (pictured)
This piece of documentary theatre uses interviews with British East Asian actors to examine their frustrations with the theatre industry, and how things could change. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday August 19th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 25 Aug: François And The Atlas Mountains, The Scoober Doobers, Houdini – The Art Of Escape

Houdini: The Art of Escape

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

CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Scoober Doobers | Kentish Town Community Centre | 25-28 Aug
Part of the Camden Fringe’s programme of children’s shows, ‘The Scoober Doobers’ offer an interactive performance with silliness and games. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: François And The Atlas Mountains | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 25 Aug
French indie band François And The Atlas Mountains perform their latest album ‘L’homme Tranquille’ as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Houdini – The Art Of Escape | Etcetera Theatre | 25-30 Aug (pictured)
This one man show starring Felipe Cabezas uses mime, mask and puppetry to investigate the childhood, life and and death of the escape artist Harry Houdini. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday August 18th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 24 Aug: Article 10, Nathan Willcock, Being Robin

Article 10

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

COMEDY: Nathan Willcock – Cross In A Box | Camden Comedy Club | 24-25 Aug
Nathan Willcock brings his debut hour to the Camden Fringe, in which he combines his interests in love and politics and not being particularly good at either. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Being Robin | Hen & Chickens | 24-25 Aug CANCELLED
35 screaming children fill a Batman-themed party and out of the shadows steps a man dressed as… Robin. ‘Being Robin’ is a one man show that meets the worlds of children’s parties and mid-life crises. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Article 10 | Aces & Eights | 24-29 Aug (pictured)
Returning in a new version following sell-out runs in 2013 and 2014, ‘Article 10’ is an immersive show that takes its name from the section of the European Convention on Human Rights that grants the right to freedom of expression and information. Now, the show asks, in 2015 is that no longer a human right? Details and tickets here.

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