Friday July 18th, 2014 16:47

Sunday 27 July 2014 in London

Television

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

COMEDY: The Leeds Tealights – Lockdown | Canal Cafe Theatre | 27 Jul
“Fast-paced, entirely unpredictable and highly entertaining” said ThreeWeeks of sketch comedy quintet The Leeds Tealights. They’ll be bringing their new show, ‘Lockdown’, to the Canal Cafe for a one-night preview, before taking it up to Edinburgh for many nights more. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Rise Of The Idiots Comedy Club | The Exhibit, Balham | 27 Jul
Not one but two Edinburgh previews at Rise Of The Idiots tonight, with Paul Chowdhry giving London a look at his new show, ‘PC’s World’, and Alfie Brown doing the same with the perhaps more descriptively titled, ‘Divorced From Reality (& My Wife)’. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Television perform Marquee Moon | Shepherds Bush Empire | 27 Jul
Television released their seminal ‘Marquee Moon’ album way back in 1977. And 37 years later it remains an influential reference point for many a band trying to make their way in the music biz. So, how would you like to see Television themselves play every track from the album live? Well then, you’re in luck, because they’re doing just that tonight. Details and tickets here.

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Friday July 18th, 2014 15:29

Saturday 26 July 2014 in London

Mike Wozniak

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

EXHIBITION: Disobedient Objects | V&A | 26 Jul – 1 Feb
From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition examines the role of objects in movements for social change. It aims to demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. Details and tickets here.

CHILDREN’S SHOW: CBeebies Prom | Royal Albert Hall | 26-27 Jul
As part of the ongoing BBC Proms season, the first ever CBeebies Prom will bring a whole host of your kids’ favourite characters to the stage to explore the sounds of the orchestra today, and repeating on Sunday. Amongst those ivolved are Katy Ashworth, Bernard Cribbins, Gemma Hunt, and Chris Jarvis. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Mike Wozniak – Master Of Disguise: Scratch | Battersea Arts Centre | 26 Jul (pictured)
For one night only, before he heads up to Scotland for a month, winner of the 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Mike Wozniak will be bringing his latest solo show to Battersea. “Bizarre, embittered and gloriously moustached” said ThreeWeeks of Wozniak at last year’s Fringe. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday July 15th, 2014 13:37

Thursday 24 July 2014 in London

The Chills

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

MUSICAL: The Legacy | Leicester Square Theatre | 24 Jul
With story by Elaine Gray and lyrics by Phillip Short, ‘The Legacy’ is a story split between an East End jazz club in 1935 and a fashion design house situated on the same site 50 years later in 1985. Family and ghostly happenings link the two eras, with the music of each defining them. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: The Chills | Tufnell Park Dome | 24 Jul (pictured)
As part of their first European tour since 1996, New Zealand indie quartet The Chills will be hitting London tour, one of only two shows in the UK. Part of the influential scene that revolved around NZ record label Flying Nun in the 1980s, it’s set to be a very welcome return. Details and tickets here.

KIDS’ SHOW: What The Ladybird Heard | Cadogan Hall | 24 Jul – 10 Aug
Award-winning children’s book ‘What The Ladybird Heard’, written by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, will come to life on stage at Cadogan Hall, with a run starting today and lasting into August. Will Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len steal the farmer’s cow, or will the ladybird foil their plans? You’ll have to attend to find out. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 14th, 2014 15:29

Tuesday 22 July 2014 in London

David Elms

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

COMEDY: David Elms – Nurture Boy | Battersea Arts Centre | 22 Jul (pictured)
‘Thoughtful romantic’ and victor of the 2014 Musical Comedy Awards David Elms whispers it from the rooftops in this, his debut solo show, a giftbasket of songs, surprises and ‘big gestures’. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Simon Munnery Sings Søren Kierkegaard | Battersea Arts Centre | 22 Jul
Although still working on his new solo show – an intriguing-on-paper study of the various writings of Danish deep-thinker Kierkegaarde – pre the Edinburgh Fringe, olde tyme comedy kook Simon Munnery is nevertheless previewing it tonight. Isn’t he kind? Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars | Shacklewell Arms | 22 Jul
A band of musicians displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War, the eight All-Stars have since scaled the globe, playing a mix of reggae, ‘world’ and earthy African music, and backing humanitarian causes. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 14th, 2014 15:27

Monday 21 July 2014 in London

Carlos Acosta

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

COMEDY: Hurt And Anderson – Bringing Sketchy Back | Canal Cafe Theatre | 21 Jul
The ThreeWeeks-deemed “next Mitchell and Webb”, girl-girl caperers Hurt And Anderson are ‘Bringing Sketchy Back’ – like the J-Timberlakes of imaginative skit-based stand-up. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: The Royal Ballet – Cubanía | Royal Opera House | 21-23 Jul (pictured)
Herculean ballet man Carlos Acosta headlines this mixed bill celebrating the dance styles and rhythms of his native Cuba. The programme features premieres by Russell Maliphant and Edwaard Liang, and Acosta’s own work ‘Tocoroco Suite’, in which he stars alongside dance group the Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Julia Holter + Ocitrop + Karen Gwyer | St-John-At-Hackney | 21 Jul
LA-based alt-classical lady Julia Holter relays her elegant, ‘Gigi’-inspired new LP, ‘Loud City Song’, in this latest show to slot into 2014′s storied St John Sessions. Holter waits till last to play, following sets by site-specific synth trio Ocitrop and disco collagist Karen Gwyer. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 14th, 2014 15:23

Sunday 20 July 2014 in London

Your Vivacious Voice

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

COMEDY: Bill Bailey – Qualm Peddler | Kew Gardens | 20 Jul
So grass-roots he even has a carnivorous plant named after him, down-to-earth oddball Bill Bailey heads to Kew Gardens’ Kew The Music fest to do as nature intended; think up genius surprise mashups, strange twists on pop music tropes and funny stories highlighting exactly how baffling modern life really is. Details and tickets here.

KIDS’ SHOW: Uluzuzulalia | Artsdepot | 20 Jul (pictured)
A ‘voice playground’ for kids guided by funny creatures in which it’s fine to get a little loud, Your Vivacious Voice’s ‘Uluzuzulalia’ invites families to create vocal tornados, howl with wolves, beatbox AND dance at the same time, invent magic spells, and blow colour bubbles. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: 17 | Finborough Theatre | 20-29 Jul
In a world’s first airing at the Finborough, this class-divisons-based drama by Liverpool’s Dameon Garnett centres on teen boy Scott, who finds himself trying to fit in with a new middle-class family, and his estranged birth mum, after his adoptive mother dies. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 14th, 2014 15:21

Saturday 19 July 2014 in London

Mummenschanz

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

DANCE: Mummenschanz – Musicians Of Silence | Peacock Theatre | 19-29 Jul (pictured)
Reprising their well recieved show ‘Musicians Of Silence’ in this, their 40th year of activity; playful Deutsche dance co Mummenschanz use mime, masks, props, light-dark illusions and, um, lots of loo rolls to build a wordless world of possibilities. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Love Motown! w/ Jazz Jamaica All-Stars | Southbank Centre | 19 Jul
Big-voiced Beverley Skeete and soul man Noel McKoy lead a 32-piece reggae band and 200-man Voicelab choir in this Jazz Jamaica All Stars live special, singing and playing the greatest hits of Motown’s golden age. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Frankenstein – UnBolted | Leicester Square Theatre | 19-20 Jul
“Gloriously silly” British skit-kings Last Chance Saloon give a ‘Carry On’-style comic shock to classic horror ‘Frankenstein’, splicing grotesque pop songs into Mary Shelley’s story of a mad doctor and his anarchic lab monster. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 14th, 2014 15:20

Friday 18 July 2014 in London

MIA

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

COMEDY: Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall – Success Arms | Soho Theatre | 18-19 Jul
Though his name sounds like that of an anxious Scottish aristocrat, Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall is in fact a Canadian-Australian with ‘attitude’. The UK debutante’s solo show du jour finds him doing a lot of jokes about things that are grim, but “in a fun way!”. So take that as you will. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC/FESTIVAL: Lovebox | Victoria Park | 18-19 Jul (pictured)
With a whirlwind of acts playing live all day (and later, heading on to play parties after dark), this year’s Lovebox weekend is blessed with twice the headliners in Chase & Status, MIA, Nas and A$AP Rocky, with the slightly lesser-billed (yet still very kissable) likes of Katy B, Bonobo, Banks, The Horrors, Duke Dumont, Mount Kimbie and Annie Mac also due to light up the two-day line-up. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE/FESTIVAL: InTransit Festival | various locations, Kensington + Chelsea | 18-27 Jul
A sprinkling of live art and performance taking place in the city’s SW7 areas, InTransit is this year directed by ‘immersive design’ firm O’Neill/Ross, who’ve chosen shows like avant-dance work ‘Flock’, kids’ physical theatre piece ‘The Little Witch’, and ‘Salvage City’, an installation space/hideaway based on city living. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 10th, 2014 13:21

Thursday 17 July 2014 in London

The Nether

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…

COMEDY: BUG w/ Sara Pascoe | BFI Southbank | 17 Jul
Stand-up and actor Sarah Pascoe auspiciously subs in for usual BUG host Adam Buxton, curating and linking to an array of astonishing, rare and, dare I say it, ‘wacky’ music videos and TV clips. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: Porgy And Bess | Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre | 17 Jul – 23 Aug
Bedded in amid Gershwin’s all-time great and heartbreaking score (‘Summertime’ and all), this adaptation of ‘Porgy And Bess’ stars Rufus Bonds Jr and Olivier-nominated Nicola Hughes as the crippled beggar and wild woman named in its title. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Nether | Royal Court Theatre | 17 Jul – 9 Aug (pictured)
A sinister sci fi/crime thriller by Jennifer Haley, ‘The Nether’ stars Irish thesp Amanda Hale as a detective investigating a new virtual-reality realm in which possibilities are limitless, and which reaches into the darkest parts of the human imagination. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 10th, 2014 13:09

Saturday 12 July 2014 in London

Agnes Obel

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: Chelsea Handler – Uganda Be Kidding Me | London Palladium | 12 Jul
She dated 50 Cent, sliced and diced Piers Morgan live on TV, and now close-to-the-bone US comic/chatshow dame Chelsea Handler is flying in, first class, to sock it (‘it’ being her live show, ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’) to you. Based on a book of the same name, it’s about an African safari trip gone-wrong, and her many extra travel misadventures besides. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Agnes Obel | Somerset House | 12 Jul (pictured)
A Danish nightingale with a crisp and timeless trill, singer-pianist Agnes Obel released her new LP ‘Aventine’, the follow-on to her first, ‘Philharmonics’, earlier this year. She celebrates it tonight as part of Somerset House’s Summer Series festival. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Hyde Park | 12 Jul
Following appearances by Arcade Fire and Black Sabbath, it’s folk-rock grandaddy Neil Young’s turn to headline this year’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, winding up the night following support slots by The National, Tom Odell, and others. Neil and his long-time jam band Crazy Horse will rattle through their many, many, many Americana classics, and, it’s likely, select tracks off their latest LP, ‘Psychedelic Pill’. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 10th, 2014 10:27

Friday 11 July 2014 in London

Mo

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY/FESTIVAL: Balham Comedy Festival | The Bedford, Balham | 11-19 Jul
The Bedford alehouse in Balham gives up its many rooms to this full-to-busting bag of top stand-ups, doling out solo shows from Reginald D Hunter, Susan Calman, Phill Jupitus, Tony Law, Milton Jones and Shappi Khorsandi over the next nine nights. In addition, Banana Cabaret will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a nightly ‘Best Of’ live review, and also Paul Daniels is coming down to do some magic. So, um, that’s a thing. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY/FESTIVAL: Ealing Comedy Festival | 11-18 Jul
A westerly rival to Balham Com-Fest’s SW12 appeal, this year’s five-day ECF presents entertaining revelry with David Baddiel, The Boy With Tape On His Face and Kerry Godliman, who are all providing the laughs at today’s first night gala. The remainder of the bill features Trevor Noah, Rich Hall, Paul Chowdhry, Andrew Maxwell, Hal Cruttenden and Lucy Porter. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC/FESTIVAL: LeeFest | Highams Hill Farm, Warlingham | 11-13 Jul (pictured)
Having started life as a party in enterprising then-teen Lee Denny’s back garden, LeeFest has since earned its title as a legitimate event, with big headliners and everything. This year’s LeeWeekender features myriad live showings by rag-tag Wakefield three The Cribs, Danish pop dyna-mo Mø (pictured), Scottish folkoids Frightened Rabbit and glitchy rap ubermenschen Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. That plus family (or non) camping, the finest food trucks, a no-tears paint fight, and an activity named ‘disco dodgeball’. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 3rd, 2014 14:32

Thursday 10 July 2014 in London

Brutal

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

ART: Martin Firrell – It Ends Here | The Vaults | 1- 12 Jul (pictured)
Much-lauded public artist Martin Firrell digs into ‘Planet Of The Apes’s “particular corner of pop culture” to make ‘It Ends Here’, a maze of pitch-black underground spaces rumbling with ‘found sound’ and towered over by giant words, each meant to provoke thought on war, peace and the human condition. Entry is free, and visitors are given torches to find and map the meaning of the hidden texts. Details here.

MUSIC: Austra + Blue Hawaii | Oval Space | 10 Jul
Estrella Galicia is pleased to present clean Canadian vibes via silky synthpop band Austra and, flying in from Montreal, ethereal ‘Try To Be’ hitmakers Blue Hawaii. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: In Lambeth | Southwark Playhouse | 10 Jul – 2 Aug
Jack Shepherd’s slightly surreal ‘In Lambeth’, a mix of myth and history which imagines a meeting between Enlightened activist Thomas Paine and William Blake and his wife Catherine, is set against the tense tableau of the French and American revolutions of the late 1700s, the play has Paine fleeing to the Blakes, who for a time lived on Hercules Road in Lambeth, only to find them naked, sitting in a tree reading ‘Paradise Lost’, and speaking with angels. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 28th, 2014 09:55

Saturday 5 July 2014 in London

Dance Transmissions

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: ARGComFest | The Garage | 5-6 Jul
The Garage will be spilling over with practically every comedian going over the weekend, presenting competitively-priced Fringe previews by Andrew Maxwell, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Riches, Nish Kumar, Casual Violence and improv pros Cariad (Lloyd) and Paul (Foxcroft) – and that’s only today. On tomorrow; it’s James Acaster, Josie Long, John Kearns, Simon Munnery aaaaaaaand the one and in fact only Bridget Christie. Details and tickets here.

FILM/ART: Dance Transmissions: Selected by Vivian Ziherl + Q&A | ICA | 5 Jul (pictured)
For the penultimate day of the 2014 Artists Film Biennial, curator Vivian Ziherl has chosen this programme of shorts dealing in the ways in which dance-type motifs translate to the moving image. The event’s twin centre-pieces are the London premiere screenings of two new works from Shahryar Nashat, who’ll stick around for a Q&A, and Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Alcopopalooza w/ Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly | Brixton Windmill | 5 Jul
Rock corps Alcopop! Records throws its annual mid-year party, laying on a BBQ and live vibes c/o alt superman Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Johnny Foreigner offshoot Yr Poetry, Brawlers, Emperor Yes, Uncle Luc and a very secret, very special billing (hint: it’s LEN). Details and ticket (tee)s here.

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Friday June 27th, 2014 17:48

Friday 4 July 2014 in London

Mae Martin

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: The Mae Martin Experience | The Invisible Dot | 4 Jul
Acclaimed Canadian Mae Martin MCs this Friday night mixed bill made up of games, songs, and miscellaneous nice things. The vibe is relaxed, the guests are secret, and Mae is, as ever, a likeable delight. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Zip Zip Comedy w/ Daniel Simonsen + Late Night Gimp Fight | The Proud Archivist | 4 Jul
This genius idea for a comic showcase, which combines the jokes with animations and live photoshopping tonight features a brand new episode of Rob Pybus’s ‘Living cartoons’, and as well as the sour-faced Daniel Simonsen and S&M combatants Late Night Gimp Fight. Details and tickets here.

FILM/MUSIC: West Side Story + live score | Royal Albert Hall | 4 Jul
The 1961 movie of the least hammy musical of all time, ‘Romeo & Juliet’-esque gangland romance ‘West Side Story’, gets a big-screen screening with a big live score to go with it; the Royal Philharmonic play Bernstein’s snappy soundtrack as the film rolls. Details and tickets here.

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Friday June 27th, 2014 16:30

Thursday 3 July 2014 in London

The Boss Of It All

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

MUSIC: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | Scala | 3 Jul
NYC indie-lings TPOFBAT give in to the heavenly sway of their stargazing latest LP ‘Days Of Abandon’, playing at the headline pinnacle of a night also featuring sets by grave Brighton band Fear Of Men and tidy alt-pop London-ites Felt Tip. Details and tickets here.

OPERA/SPOKEN WORD: The Turn Of The Screw + The Dwindling House Of Holland | Holland Park | 3-12 Jul
Following a performance by Opera Holland Park of Britten’s operatic spin on ‘Turn Of The Screw’, Henry James’ taught psychodrama involving a governess and her two charges at the rather spooky Bly House, horror fans are invited to join Immercity’s chilling nighttime walk in the park, to learn the history of its great families. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Boss Of It All | Soho Theatre | 2-27 Jul (pictured)
Adapted from an early comic film by divisive director Lars Von Trier, New Perspectives’ “transcendent” office power play follows a cowardly boss who, on discovering his IT company is being sold off, hires an out of work actor to deal with his workers for him. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 25th, 2014 21:36

Monday 30 June 2014 in London

The Elephantom

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: Bec Hill – (Ellipsis) | Etcetera Theatre | 30 Jun
In 2013, feted comedian Bec Hill,  who’s moonlighting solo tonight away from her captaincy of the Pun Run, predicted she’d win an award. And then, that didn’t happen. Bec’s new show ‘(Ellipsis)’ is one for anyone who’s ever made a pledge like that, and failed to keep it. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Blondie | O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | 30 Jun
Ice cool rock icon Debbie Harry and the boys of Blondie sashay over to Shep’s Empire for a show celebrating their 40th year in the new wave pop game. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Elephantom | New London Theatre | 30 Jun – 6 Sep (pictured)
The National Theatre’s big blue pachydermal play, an adaptation of Ross Collins’ whimsical kids book, is the story of a little girl who’s visited by a friendly ghost elephant. Only trouble is, he’s a bit bit big for the house. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday June 22nd, 2014 21:23

Friday 27 June 2014 in London

Sahron Jones & The Dap-Kings

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

CABARET/COMEDY: Friday Night Freaks w/ EastEnd Cabaret + Marcel Lucont + Ria Lina | Udderbelly | 27 Jun
‘Normcore’ has no place at this late-night carnival comprising a whirl of cabaret, comedy and special entertainment presented by kinky ThisWeek interviewees EastEnd Cabaret. Sneering ‘Gallic Symbol’ Marcel Lucont, dotty comic Ria Lina, and ‘Ab Fab’-inspiration stand-up spawn Josh Howie all dabble in tonight’s freakery. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings | Shepherd’s Bush Empire | 27 Jun (pictured)
Funk-soul survivor Sharon Jones and ‘Back To Black’ collaborators The Dap-Kings join as one to ‘Give the People What They Want’, pouring hot toffee grooves all over tonight’s audience. Support is c/o R&B renaissance man Charles Bradley, NYC afrobeat band Antibalas and retro trio The Sugarman 3. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Importance Of Being Earnest | Harold Pinter Theatre | 27 Jun – 20 Sep
Still as sharp, crisp and witty as it was in 1895, Wilde’s well-preserved high-society satire gets a facelift c/o director Lucy Bailey. Nigel Havers, Rosalind Ayres, Cherie Lunghi and Martin Jarvis lead a quintessentially English cast. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 21st, 2014 14:33

Thursday 26 June 2014 in London

Long Story Short

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: Ritzy Crackers w/ Dan Clark + Pat Cahill | Brixton, Upstairs At The Ritzy | 26 Jun
Snapping this particularly piquant Ritzy Crackers bill in two tonight, it’s ‘How Not To Live Your Life’ showman Dan Clark and offbeat singing surrealist Pat Cahill, who’ll be tinkering with their respective Edinburgh Fringe shows. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Brontide | Oslo | 26 Jun
Tip top vox-less instrumentalists Brontide have put a stop to a long(ish) period of quietude by announcing a new album called ‘Artery’. Turns out the band have been working on it for a while, because, they say: “We put a lot of care into every aspect of these songs and wanted to get everything just right”. Catch them in search of ear-ringing perfection tonight at Oslo. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Long Story Short | Pleasance Theatre | 26-28 Jun (pictured)
ThreeWeeks-pleasing
theatre ensemble Squint present this episodic piece on the ‘modern media world’ of the 1960s, in which a teen criminal tries to find his missing brother, travelling with a Fleet Street entrepreneur, with their singular mix of drama, group stories and a live score. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 18th, 2014 12:04

Monday 23 June 2014 in London

Cloud Boat

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: Old Rope w/ Abandoman + Bridget Christie + Chris Martin | The Phoenix (Cavendish Square) | 23 Jun
It’s totally worth swapping some money for Old Rope at The Phoenix tonight, as a £5 ticket means getting to see highly-prized Irishman Rob Broderick doing his ‘improv hip hop’ shtick as Abandoman, the great and rarely late Bridget Christie previewing her new Edinburgh Fringe hit-to-be ‘An Ungrateful Woman’, and Chris ‘not off of Coldplay’ Martin trialling his forthcoming solo show ‘Alright?’. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Cloud Boat | St Pancras Old Church | 23 Jun (pictured)
A lightly pop-leaning guitar act signed to British bass label R&S, deep-sea divers Cloud Boat preview latest LP ‘Model Of You’, the follow-on to last year’s ‘Book Of Hours’, in the approach to its big release on 7 Jul. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Dawn Golden | The Waiting Room | 23 Jun
Flying in for the night from LA, avant-garde DJ Dexter Tortoriello, aka Dawn Golden, layers beats on the themes of addiction, love and death on his recently-released LP ‘Still Life’, which was made neath the captaincy of Mad Decent boss Diplo. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 17th, 2014 16:00

Saturday 21 June 2014 in London

The Crucible

And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

MUSIC: Vanessa Paradis | The Forum | 21 Jun
Franco-pop royalty Vanessa Paradis, also an acting and fashion darling since the the 1980s, picks tracks from her latest LP, ‘Love Songs’ (and perhaps her timeless girly hit ‘Joe Le Taxi’ as well) to fill this rare live appearance. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Crucible | Old Vic | 21 Jun – 13 Sep (pictured)
Brit actor Richard Armitage stars as John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s visceral parable on the frightening potency of fears, lies and mindless convictions in a tight-knit village. This production is helmed by acclaimed ‘Mies Julie’ director Yaël Farber. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Twelfth Night Reimagined | Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre | 21 Jun – 12 Jul
Director Max Webster re-designs Shakespeare’s madcap ‘Twelfth Night’, a fast-paced froth of plots, coincidences and of gender-based disarray, for kids (and big kids) aged 6 and over. Details and tickets here.

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