Friday March 6th, 2015 00:01

12 Mar: Wink, Laura Welsh, and Convergence Festival

Laura Welsh

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FESTIVALS: Convergence | various venues | 12-22 Mar
Bringing together music and visual art that use technology in new and interesting ways, Convergence takes place in various venues across London, including Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground and St John-at-Hackney Church. There are numerous events scheduled over the course of the festival, kicking off with tonight’s opening party, with live performances from Clark, Vessels and Rival Consoles. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Laura Welsh | Electrowerkz | 12 Mar (pictured)
Hotly-tipped musician Laura Welsh, fresh from an appearance on the soundtrack of ’50 Shades Of Grey’, will headline a show at Electrowerkz in Islington tonight. She’ll be performing tracks from her fresh-out debut album, ‘Soft Control’, four of which you can listen to here – including her duet with John Legend, ‘Hardest Part. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Wink | Theatre503 | 10 Mar – 4 Apr
John is a 27 year old teacher, Mark is one of his sixteen year old pupils. After school, Mark dreams of another life, and starts to build it online. Unfortunately, that life already belongs to John. Written by Phoebe Eclair-Powell and directed by Jamie Jackson, ‘Wink’ explores two lives heading for collision. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday March 5th, 2015 00:01

11 Mar: The Veronicas, The Heart Of Things, and The Revenger’s Tragedy

The Veronicas

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MUSIC: The Veronicas | Heaven | 11 Mar (pictured)
Identical twin pop duo The Veronicas play London’s Heaven as the finale to a UK tour to promote the release of their long-awaited second album, ‘The Veronicas’, which wis due out on 16 Mar. Head down to get a preview of the new songs, plus live renditions of brilliant singles like ‘You Ruin Me’ and ‘Untouched’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Heart Of Things | Jermyn Street Theatre | 10 Mar – 4 Apr
Against a backdrop of the limbo period in 2010 when the main political parties were trying to work out who actually should be in government, a disillusioned English teacher and part-time election volunteer travels home to a village on the Norfolk coast and tries to put his life in order. In doing so, he finds the politics of family life just as complicated as that of Whitehall. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Revenger’s Tragedy | Jack Studio Theatre | 3-21 Mar
Jacobean play ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’, written by Thomas Middleton and first performed in 1606, is a violent bloody affair. The story follows Vindice, as he infiltrates a corrupt Italian court in order to get revenge for the death of his former lover. It doesn’t prove as easy as it sounds. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday March 4th, 2015 00:01

10 Mar: Stephen K Amos, Matthew E White, and Eric Rohmer’s Rendezvous In Paris

Stephen K Amos

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COMEDY: Stephen K Amos – Welcome To My World | Soho Theatre | 10-21 Mar (pictured)
“The maestro of feel-good comedy” brings his current tour to the Soho Theatre for a week and a half of feel-good comedy maestro-ing. Having spread now across radio, TV and the printed page, Amos’ charming, enthusiastic comedy style is at its very best on the stage, where it was crafted. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Matthew E White | LSO St Luke’s | 10 Mar
Modern soul proponent Matthew E White brings to St Luke’s a full performance of his second album, ‘Fresh Blood’, which is due for release the week of this show. Accompanied by a sizeable band, he’ll bring his new songs the the audience in his own jubilant style. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Rendezvous In Paris | BFI Southbank | 10 Mar
French Nouvelle Vague director Eric Rohmer’s 1995 low budget triptych ‘Rendezvous In Paris’ comes to the beautiful main screen at the BFI Southbank. The three stories within the film explore the role that chance plays in romance, shaped both by the characters themselves and places where they fall in love. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday March 1st, 2015 00:01

7 Mar: Mark Thomas, Charlie Tuesday Gates, and the London Electronic Arts Festival

Sing For Your Life

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COMEDY: Mark Thomas – Cuckooed | Artsdepot | 7 Mar
As discussed in this edition of the ThisWeek Podcast, Mark Thomas’ ‘Cuckooed’ tells the story of how a fellow activist and close friend turned out to be a spy working for arms manufacturer BAE Systems. What does it feel like to find out something like that, what’s the aftermath, and can you forgive such a thing? All will be revealed. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVALS: London Electronic Arts Festival | Tobacco Dock | 6-7 Mar
LEAF is a two day celebration of electronic music, art and technology set up by Bestival founder Rob Da Bank. Day one on Friday will feature talks, demonstrations and panels as well as music, while today’s second day will all be about the music. Ten hours of some of the finest artists working today, including Modeselektor, Sasha, Anja Schneider, and Enzo Tedeschi. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Sing For Your Life | The Vaults | 4-8 Mar (pictured)
Artist Charlie Tuesday Gates brings an array of deceased animals back from the dead through the combined arts of taxidermy and puppetry. “It’s a musical of misfortune, a bit like ‘X Factor’ meets ‘Pet Rescue’… apart from that the entire cast are dead”, she told TWL in this interview. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday February 28th, 2015 00:01

6 Mar: 90s TV Night, Sleuthing With Sherlock, and Coffin Dodgers Disco

Sleuthing With Sherlock

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COMEDY: 90s TV Night | Camden Comedy Club | 6 Mar
I was watching an old episode of ‘Fun House’ on Challenge the other week in which, when asked to name three types of nut, all one of the teams managed to come up with was acorn. So, clearly 90s TV is ripe with comic potential. And that potential will be explored full by a line-up of acts, including Mark Stephenson, Sad Faces and Brydie Lee-Kennedy, at this themed comedy night. Details and tickets here.

EVENTS: Sleuthing With Sherlock | Museum Of London | 6 Mar
There’s been a murder. Two, in fact. And someone is going to have to solve them. As part of the Museum Of London’s Sherlock Holmes-themed series of events, attendees of this interactive workshop will compare Victorian and modern methods of solving crimes. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Coffin Dodgers Disco | The Phoenix, Cavendish Square | 6 Mar
Young people, eh? They’re bloody everywhere. Not here though. It’s only old people here, dancing away to tunes spun by DJs Don and Reg. Old people, according to the door policy of the Coffin Dodgers Disco, count as anyone over the age of 28. I realise you may find it quite upsetting to learn that you’re actually old. Why not buy a ticket to cheer yourself up? Details and tickets here.

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Friday February 27th, 2015 00:01

5 Mar: Rob Auton, Sprint Festival, and the Women Of The World Festival

Rob Auton

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COMEDY: Rob Auton – The Face Show | Soho Theatre | 5-7 Mar (pictured)
Following on from ‘The Yellow Show’ and ‘The Sky Show‘, Rob Auton’s ‘The Face Show’ promises to appeal to “anybody who has a face or has seen somebody with a face”. If that includes you, then head on down. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Sprint 2015 | Camden People’s Theatre | 5-29 Mar
Not far off its 20th year, though still a sprightly teenager at present, London’s biggest showcase festival for new and unusual theatre returns. This year’s programme includes plays covering everything from the death of Alexander Litvinenko to explorations of online identity and government snooping. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Women Of The World | Southbank Centre | 1-8 Mar
Now in its fifth year, the Southbank Centre’s Women Of The World festival returns with another incredible programme of events celebrating women. Covering music, art, theatre, interviews, debates, talks and more, there’s a huge amount to discover, learn and enjoy. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday February 26th, 2015 00:01

4 Mar: Yelle, Benefit, and Push

Yelle

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MUSIC: Yelle | Village Underground | 4 Mar (pictured)
French pop trio Yelle released their Dr Luke-produced third album, ‘Complètement Fou’, last year – its title a reference to the reception they received while supporting Katy Perry in the US in 2011. If your French is a little rusty, head down to Village Underground tonight for an idea of what it might mean. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Benefit | Pleasance | 3-8 Mar
Sarah Woods’ ‘Benefit’ tells the story of three characters struggling with their present, past and who they are, detailing their lives, loves and the social systems they have come to depend upon. Presented as ‘forum theatre’ by production company Cardboard Citizens, the audience is invited to debate the play after watching it and change the course of the story, if they wish. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Push | New Diorama Theatre | 3-14 Mar
Adapted from the novel of the same name, ‘Push’ follows the story of Precious who, growing up in Harlem in the 1980s with abusive parents has two children by her own father by the time she’s sixteen. After being suspended from school she joins the ‘Each One Teach One’ alternative school and finds new inspiration for her life. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday February 25th, 2015 00:01

3 Mar: Metz, Susanne Sundfør, and The Honey Man

Susanne Sundfør

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MUSIC: Metz | 100 Club | 3 Mar
Life-affirmingly loud Canadian punk trio Metz will be in London for a show to promote their upcoming new album, ‘Metz II’, tonight. Did I mention that they’ll be loud? They will be loud. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Susanne Sundfør | The Scala | 3 Mar (pictured)
Susanne Sundfør’s new album ‘Ten Love Songs’ has already been called as album of the year by our sister site CMU, and there are plenty of other reviews to back up that bold assertion. But how is she at performing live? Also brilliant, as you’ll find out at this show. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Honey Man | The Albany Theatre | 3-4 Mar
Set in rural England, a reclusive beekeeper attempts to save his dying colony, when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the teenage heiress to the nearby manor house, finding an unlikely link between their very different backgrounds. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday February 24th, 2015 00:01

2 Mar: Ruby Wax, The War On Drugs, and Tinashe

Ruby Wax

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COMEDY: Ruby Wax – Sane New World | St James Theatre | 2-14 Mar (pictured)
Ruby Wax comes to her new show armed with plans for how to survive the 21st century, using her considerable experience as a comedian and her recent Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: The War On Drugs | Brixton Academy | 2 Mar
Last year The War On Drugs released their third and most successful album to date, ‘Lost In The Dream’, scoring a top 20 placing in the UK charts. Tonight they bring that album (and parts of the other two, I’d imagine) to the Brixton Academy. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tinashe | Heaven | 2 Mar
If you only have the capacity to remember the name of one rising R&B star, then Tinashe wouldn’t be a bad one to pick. Following a series of acclaimed mixtape releases she released her debut album ‘Aquarius’ last year, also to pretty uniformly positive reviews. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday February 22nd, 2015 00:01

28 Feb: Todd Terje, Rich Hall, and J Fergus Evans

Todd Terje

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COMEDY: Rich Hall – 3:10 To Humour | Battersea Arts Centre | 28 Feb
A man who surely needs no introduction, Rich Hall brings ‘3:10 To Humour’ to the Battersea Arts Centre as part of his ongoing UK tour of the show, which will be keeping him busy up to June. Any opportunity to see this deadpan Montanian at work is well worth taking. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Todd Terje | Ministry Of Sound | 28 Feb (pictured)
Having received high acclaim for last year’s ‘It’s Album Time’ album, Norwegian producer Todd Terje will be performing live at Ministry Of Sound as the guest of Rinse FM. As well as Terje, there will a stellar bill of DJs keeping things going through the night. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: J Fergus Evans – Rove | Battersea Arts Centre | 24-28 Feb
Through a mix of poetry and folk music, ‘Rove’ sees J Fergus Evans deliver family anecdotes and folk tales. With the accompaniment of Rhiannon Armstrong, he unravels the stories and wonders where they will go next. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday February 18th, 2015 00:01

24 Feb: Phil Wang, Miranda July and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Miranda July

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COMEDY: Phil Wang – Mellow Yellow | Soho Theatre | 23-24 Feb
A man with “a nerdy charm and ready wit”, said ThreeWeeks when reviewing this show at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, Phil Wang plays the second of two nights at the Soho Theatre tonight. In ‘Mellow Yellow’, he takes a laid-back look at love, race and Batman, amongst other things. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra | Cadogan Hall | 24 Feb
On their first trip to the UK for ten year, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra head to Cadogan Hall with a performance that will include the European premiere of Fung Lam’s ‘Quintessence’. After that, they’ll run through Beethoven’s ‘Violin Concerto’ and Prokofiev’s ‘Symphony No 5′. Details and tickets here.

WORDS & EVENTS: Miranda July | Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall | 24 Feb (pictured)
Acclaimed filmmaker, artist and author Miranda July comes to the Southbank Centre for an event marking the release of her debut novel, ‘The First Bad Man’. Always an intriguing voice in whatever she does, this will be well worth attending. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday February 17th, 2015 00:01

23 Feb: Busdriver, The QI Elves, and Liam Williams

Busdriver

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MUSIC: Busdriver | Birthdays | 23 Feb (pictured)
Following the release of his latest excellent album ‘Perfect Hair’ last year, LA rapper Busdriver makes it to London for a live show at Birthdays in Dalston. Expect smart lyrics, self-deprecating humour and and a style like no one else. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: No Such Thing As A Fish Podcast | Soho Theatre | 23 Feb
Named the best new podcast of 2014 by iTunes, The QI Elves’ No Such Thing As A Fish Podcast begins a new weekly run of recordings at the Soho Theatre. Read this ThreeWeeks interview with one of the elves, Dan Schreiber, to find out more. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Liam Williams | Soho Theatre | 23-28 Feb
It would technically be possible to see both this and the QI Elves’ podcast, thanks to the intricacies of the passing of time. And that would be a very good night out. The very funny Liam Williams hits Soho with a show about money, told in his own downbeat style. Details and tickets here.

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Monday February 16th, 2015 00:01

22 Feb: Håkan Hardenberger, King Lear, and Lippy

Håkan Hardenberger

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MUSIC: Håkan Hardenberger | Royal Festival Hall | 22 Feb (pictured)
Swedish trumpet virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger joins the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform HK Gruber’s ‘Aerial’ concerto and Gustav Mahler’s ‘Symphony No 5′. Hardenberger will also give a free talk beforehand. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: King Lear | Peckham Asylum | 18 Feb – 4 Mar
Starring the BAFTA-nominated John McEnery and directed by Benjamin Blyth, this production of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ from the Malachite Theatre company has been designed specifically for the setting of the Peckham Asylum. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lippy | Young Vic | 19 Feb – 14 Mar
Winner of a number of awards, including last year’s First Fringe Award and a Total Theatre Award for innovation, ‘Lippy’ makes its way to the Young Vic theatre. Based on true events, the play tells the story of four women who spend 40 days destroying every trace of their existence in preparation for their deaths. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday February 14th, 2015 00:01

20 Feb: FKA Twigs, Ballet Flamenco De Andalucía, and Plantastic

FKA Twigs

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DANCE: Ballet Flamenco De Andalucía – Images | Sadler’s Wells | 20-21 Feb
‘Images: 20 Years’ is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Ballet Flamenco De Andalucía, considered the most important company involved in flamenco art in Spain. Presented as part of Sadler’s Wells’ Flamenco Festival London, this performance is directed by the multi-award-winning Rafaela Carrasco. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITIONS/KIDS: Plantastic! | Horniman Museum & Gardens | 14 Feb – 1 Nov
The Horniman’s new family-friendly exhibition magnifies the world of plants with interactive exhibits and games. It’ll be like you’ve been shrunk down down to the size of an insect, in order to first hand how plants live. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: FKA Twigs | Roundhouse | 19-20 Feb (pictured)
The second of two nights headlined by FKA Twigs will at The Roundhouse, showing off songs from her Mercury nominated debut album, ‘LP1′, showing off her rapid ascent to fame (it’s less than two years since her debut release). Details and tickets here.

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Friday February 13th, 2015 00:01

19 Feb: Mark Watson, Ja Ja Ja and Craft Beer Rising

Mark Watson

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COMEDY: Mark Watson – Flaws | Union Chapel | 19 Feb (pictured)
A favourite of TWL sister site ThreeWeeks (and TWL, obviously), Mark Watson takes to the stage at the wonderful Union Chapel tonight with his latest show, ‘Flaws’. His darkest and most personal show to date, it sees Watson go head-to-head with life and try to emerge triumphant. Details and tickets here.

EVENTS: Craft Beer Rising | Old Truman Brewery | 19-22 Feb
Beer, music and food are all on offer at this event. Mainly beer though, obviously. Part of London Beer Week, 70 breweries big and small will be providing samples of their own craft ales. On the music side, this year’s headliner is Jazzie B. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Ja Ja Ja | The Lexington | 19 Feb
Nordic showcase night returns for its first outing of 2015. On the bill tonight are Swedish pop maker Jennie Abrahamson, Norwegian rock band Psyence Fiction, and Danish tip hop trio Mont Oliver. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday February 12th, 2015 00:01

18 Feb: Grainne Maguire, Elliphant and Robin Lee’s Regrets

Gráinne Maguire

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COMEDY: What Has The News Ever Done For Me? | Aces And Eights Bar | 18 Feb (pictured)
Comedian Grainne Maguire’s monthly topic panel show returns, with another three stand-ups called upon to convince the audience why their chosen news story is the one everyone should care about. Previous nights have asked such burning questions as, ‘Which is the more important of cuts to the NHS and the B*Witched reunion?’ Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Elliphant | XOYO | 18 Feb
Swedish genre-spanning singer, rapper and now iPad advert star Elliphant heads to London for a headline show at XOYO to give a taste of her debut album. An all too rare opportunity to see this up-and-coming star. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART/EVENTS: Regrets | Barts Pathology Museum | 18 Feb
This exhibition of Robin Lee’s art made with real life hearts is on show at Barts Pathology Museum throughout February. However, this ticketed evening event will give attendees the chance to view the work alongside the artist. There will also be heart-themed food and drink (Marinated ox heart, Bloody Mary served in syringes etc) created by chef Andy Evans, plus live music. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday February 11th, 2015 00:01

17 Feb: Sabotage, Lydia Ainsworth and Hamlet

Lydia Ainsworth

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COMEDY: Sabotage with Liam Williams, Joseph Morpurgo, Bobby Mair and Lou Sanders | Backyard Comedy Club | 17 Feb
Listen all-a y’all, it’s a sabotage. Listen all-a y’all, it’s a sabotage. Listen all-a y’all, it’s a sabotage. Listen all-a y’all, it’s a sabotage. Iiiiiiiii can’t stand it, I know y… Oh, sorry. BBC Radio 4 Extra comedy show ‘Sabotage’ brings its live form to the Backyard Bar with sets from the very funny Liam Williams, Joseph Morpurgo, Bobby Mair and Lou Sanders. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Lydia Ainsworth | Sebright Arms | 17 Feb (pictured)
Lydia Ainsworth made one of last year’s finest albums, ‘Right From Real’. Our sister site Complete Music Update said that her songs “might fit easily into a Lynchian-level eerie silver-screen dream (or sci-fi getaway) sequence”. And you can experience that live with her show at the Sebright Arms in Hackney tonight. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Hamlet | Cockpit Theatre | 16 Feb – 15 Mar
Following a sell out season at Oxford Castle, the English Repertory Theatre’s stripped-back staging of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ comes to London’s Cockpit Theatre. The performance stars Rachel Waring as the eponymous prince, who at 26 is apparently the youngest woman to ever take on the role professionally. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday February 10th, 2015 00:01

16 Feb: Sara Pascoe, BRITs Week and Inigo

Sara Pascoe

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COMEDY: Sara Pascoe Vs History | Soho Theatre | 16-23 Feb (pictured)
Sara Pascoe brings her Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the Soho Theatre for six nights. In it she explains how “wars, witches, Kim Jong-il and your ex” are all interlinked, through examinations of existential theory and her own romantic history. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: BRITs Week | various venues | 16-20 Feb
The 2015 BRIT Awards ceremony isn’t due to take place until 25 Feb, which you may have noticed is next week. But that doesn’t mean that this week isn’t BRITs Week, because it is. Specifically, it is a week in which a series of BRITs-related gigs will take place. Tonight, George Ezra hits Electric Brixton, on Tuesday (17 Feb) Royal Blood will tear up Koko in Camden, and on Friday night (20 Feb) The Charlatans will bowl over the audience at the Brooklyn Bowl under the O2 dome. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Inigo | White Bear Theatre | 3-28 Feb
Jonathan Moore’s ‘Inigo’ tells the story of how Ignatius of Loyola went from rough, tough street-fightin’ man to found the radical Society Of Jesus, more commonly known at The Jesuits. The play promises “an allegorical story of anyone who wants change and meets with savage opposition from any establishment”. Details and tickets here.

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Monday February 9th, 2015 00:01

15 Feb: Mica Levi, Steve Reich and The Elves And The Shoemaker

Mica Levi

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MUSIC: Mica Levi & The London Sinfonietta | White Cube Gallery | 15 Feb (pictured)
Artist Christian Marclay has invited ‘Under The Skin’ soundtrack composer Mica Levi to perform a new composition written in response to one of his new pieces of art. And she said yes, which must be a relief. The performances will take place as part of Marclay’s new exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey, and will see her perform alongside members of the London Sinfonietta to “explore the sonorities of glass”. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Minimalism Unwrapped – Steve Reich | King’s Place & Royal Academy Of Music | 15 Feb
As part of King’s Place’s Minimalism Unwrapped season, you can experience two Steve Reich works live today. Sadly, for health reasons, Reich has been unable to travel to the UK to join in himself, but both will still be very much worth attending. First, in the morning at King’s Place, the Carducci Quartet will perform ‘Different Trains’ and ‘WTC 9/11′, while later in the afternoon at the Royal Academy Of Music, Colin Currie will lead a performance of the incredible ‘Drumming’. Details and tickets here and here.

THEATRE/KIDS: The Elves And The Shoemaker | Artsdepot | 14-18 Feb
Riding the wave of independent retail surging with the growth of the internet, Sam Lacey decides to start making shoes in his kitchen to sell online. Unfortunately, it turns out that he is no good at making shoes and no one wants to buy them. Then one night some elves sneak in through the window and turn his business around. The Stuff And Nonsense Theatre Company tells this classic tale (with added internet) with puppets, music and “surprises aplenty”. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday February 8th, 2015 00:01

14 Feb: David O’Doherty, Luisa Omielan and the Imagine Children’s Festival

Luisa Omielan

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COMEDY: David O’Doherty Has Checked Everything | Hackney Empire | 14 Feb
David Doherty has checked everything, if the title of this show is to be believed. I guess it depends on your definition of ‘everything’. And his. I mean, I suppose it depends on the context. He couldn’t literally check everything, could he? That would take ages. And probably couldn’t be explained in an hour. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Luisa Omielan’s Single Ladies Valentine’s Ball | Islington Assembly Hall | 14 Feb (pictured)
It’s Valentine’s Day, aka the least romantic day of the year, so why not liven it up a bit with this, the second annual Single Ladies Valentine’s Ball, organised by stand-up comedian Luisa Omielan. She will perform her solo show, ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’, after which there will be much partying with a DJ set from Olly Stock. “Willies are welcome, no cocks”. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL/KIDS: Imagine Children’s Festival | Southbank Centre | 9-22 Feb
Covering all your half-term needs, the Imagine Children’s Festival encompasses a wide range of events covering books, music and more. Listen to talks form various authors, learn to complete a Rubik’s cube in record time, check out orchestras and learn to play their instruments yourself, plus much more. Details and tickets here.

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