Wednesday August 26th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 1 Sep: Mac DeMarco, Stealing Klimt, In Love/Out Of Love

Mac DeMarco

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FILM: Stealing Klimt + Q&A | JW3 | 1 Sep
‘Stealing Klimt’ follows the story of Maria Altmann and her attempts to reclaim five paintings stolen from her family in Vienna in 1938 and latterly displayed in the Austrian National Gallery. After tonight’s screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s producer, Anne Webber, founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and Michael Newman, Executive Director of the Association of Jewish Refugees. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Mac DeMarco | The Roundhouse | 1 Sep (pictured)
Lo-fi superstar Mac DeMarco headlines a show at the Roundhouse in support of his recently released new album, ‘Another One’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: In Love/Out Of Love | The Arts Theatre | 2-13 Sep
Action To The Word premiere their new show ‘In Love/Out Of Love’ at The Arts Theatre Upstairs, a journey through the trials and tribulations Shakespeare’s lovers pulled together with music created by the company. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday August 25th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 31 Aug: TV On The Radio, Shlomo, Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

TV On The Radio

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CABARET: Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School | London Wonderground | 31 Aug
Part life drawing class, part cabaret show, Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School started in Brooklyn and now runs in cities all over the world. Its models are burlesque performers and circus acts, who will also perform for you in between posing for you to draw. Details and tickets here.

CHILDREN’S SHOW: Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids | London Wonderground | 31 Aug
Join master beatboxer Shlomo on a sonic adventure into sound, as he creates all kinds of noises and music using only his mouth and a microphone. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: TV On The Radio | The Roundhouse | 30-31 Aug (pictured)
The second of two nights for TV On The Radio headlining the Roundhouse, appearing off the back of the release of last year’s ‘Seeds’ album. 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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Monday August 17th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 23 Aug: Matthew Herbert, Chris Timoney, the Mind Sports Olympiad

Matthew Herbert

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COMEDY: Chris Timoney – Whatever Happened To Terry Bulb? | Camden Comedy Club | 23-27 Aug
Chris Timoney punctuates stand up with songs in this show, which also features a burlesque routine featuring an onion. And you’ve got to admit you’re intrigued now. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Mind Sports Olympiad | JW3 | 23-31 Aug
The eighteenth annual Mind Sports Olympiad – billed as “an Olympics for the mind” – features over 60 tournaments of games from chess to Tetris. Prove your skills or pick up some new ones. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Matthew Herbert | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 23 Aug (pictured)
David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival gives the opportunity to see Matthew Herbert live, which is a thing everyone should do a minimum of one time in their lifetime. He’ll perform music from his new album ‘The Shakes’, as well as some of his greatest hits, and showcase his new technique for sampling the audience. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday August 16th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 22 Aug: Anna Calvi, Nomad Cinema, While They’re Out

Anna Calvi

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FILM: Nomad Cinema – Princess Bride | Queens Park | 22 Aug
The Nomad Cinema trundles into Queens Park in West London for a screening of Rob Reiner’s classic ‘The Princess Bride’. Start telling everyone your name is Inigo Montoya now. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Anna Calvi | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 22 Aug (pictured)
A special one-off performance from Anna Calvi as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival will see her perform with a twelve-piece choir, a show created in collaboration with Chris Wheeler of The Heritage Orchestra. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: While They’re Out | Hen & Chickens | 22-23 Aug
A new comedy by Allegra Ceccarelli, ‘While They’re Out’ is a story focussed on the quirks of communication. While one person wants to start a revolution, the other wants just to be entertained. How will a third affect this relationship? Details and tickets here.

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Saturday August 15th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 21 Aug: Kinky Boots, Richard Herring, The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

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COMEDY: Richard Herring – Ménage A Un | Leicester Square Theatre | 21 Aug
Richard Herring continues his run of performing all of his solo stand up shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. From 2006, ‘Menage A Un’ is a reflect on a sex life two people short of a threesome. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Kinky Boots | Adelphi Theatre | 21 Aug – 6 Feb
Based on the film of the same name (and the true story behind it) this music featuring music and lyrics written by Cyndi Lauper comes to London for the first time. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Blue Bird | Moors Bar Theatre | 21-22 Aug (pictured)
Mytyl and Tyltyl, two siblings, are sleeping in their room. Suddenly the mysterious Beryluna appears and gives them a task. They must find the Blue Bird for her daughter who wants to be happy. During their odyssey the children face their fears, deal with loneliness and temptation, but also discover beloved memories. Details and tickets here.

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Friday August 14th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 20 Aug: Sahar Mirhadi, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Music of William Onyeabor

William Onyeabor

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COMEDY: Sahar Mirhadi – Dawn Of The Geek | Camden Comedy Club | 20-23 Aug
Sahar Mirhadi’s ‘Dawn Of The Geek’ is a story of self acceptance, of passion meeting obsession, and of stereotypes dancing in a dazzling Anglo-Iranian beat. We learn how she dealt with the recurrence of being shunned for Nintendo, left for wrestling and lied to by Walt Disney. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Atomic Bomb! The Music Of William Onyeabor | Royal Festival Hall | 20 Aug (pictured)
William Onyeabor was a big popstar in Nigeria during the 1970s and 80s, but his music was largely lost to the mists of time in subsequent years after he moved on to other things. More recently, he has been rediscovered by David Byrne and his Luaka Bop record label. Here Byrne and others perform Onyeabor’s music as part of the Meltdown festival. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 20 Aug
Also in the Meltdown Festival programme today are the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, an eight piece band comprising eight sons of jazz trumpeter and composer Philip Cohran and performing a mixture of jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday August 13th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 19 Aug: Ride, Lady Anna, There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

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MUSIC: There Will Be Blood – Live | Royal Festival Hall | 19 Aug (pictured)
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood performs his soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘There Will Be Blood’ with the London Contemporary Orchestra along with a screening of the film as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lady Anna – All At Sea | Park Theatre | 19 Aug – 19 Sep
It’s 1871, and celebrated novelist Anthony Trollope is Australia-bound aboard the steamship Great Britain. Accompanied by his wife Rose and her maid Isabella, Trollope passes the time by writing his latest tale, ‘Lady Anna’. The story, full of intrigue, rebellion and social politics, proves divisive among his fellow passengers – and it’s not long before fact and fiction overlap. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ride | RADA Studios | 19-25 Aug
A man and a woman wake up in bed together. Naked and hungover, neither can remember how they got there or who the other is. Over 24 hours they attempt to uncover much more than just what brought them together but also what it is that makes them stay. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday August 11th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 17 Aug: Iliza Shlesinger, Bianca Casady, I Am Queen Anne

Iliza Shlesinger

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COMEDY: Iliza Shlesinger – Freezing Hot | Soho Theatre | 17-29 Aug (pictured)
Both the youngest and only female comedian to win US stand up talent show ‘Last Comic Standing’, Iliza Shlesinger brings her latest show, ‘Freezing Hot’, to London for a run at the Soho Theatre. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Bianca Casady And The CIA | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 17-18 Aug
It’s the first day of the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, which this year is curated by David Byrne. Here CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady presents her new musical-performance project. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: I Am Queen Anne | Hen & Chickens | 17-18 Aug
Join Anne, the self-proclaimed Queen, who has the ambition of becoming a powerful and notable woman in the world as she explains (with the help of her giant chess pieces) just how you too can overcome the gender imbalance and become a powerful woman. Details and tickets here.

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Monday August 10th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 16 Aug: Pond Wife, Indelible Images, The Basement Orchestra

Pond Wife

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MUSICAL: Misch-Masch & Peter And The Wolf | Arcola Theatre | 16 Aug
Part of this year’s Grimeborn festival at the Arcola Theatre, this show sees The Basement Orchestra perform Prokofiev’s ‘Peter And The Wolf’ followed by ‘Misch-Masch’, a new work by Jasmin Kent Rodgman which sets Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky to music. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Indelible Images | Canal Cafe Theatre | 16 Aug
A night of new writing about memory on the Camden Fringe, featuring work by Amelia Sweetland, Liam McCarthy, and Annie McKenzie. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Pond Wife | Camden People’s Theatre | 16-18 Aug (pictured)
It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and one fifteen year old mermaid is about to discover music for the very first time in this reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ at the Camden Fringe. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday August 8th, 2015 00:01

Three To See on 14 Aug: Dan Schreiber, Richard Herring, Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

Richard Herring

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

COMEDY: Dan Schreiber – Believable | Aces & Eights | 14-15 Aug
QI elf Dan Schreiber (who you may know has the host of the previously tipped ‘No Such Thing As A Fish’ podcast) presents his new work-in-progress stand up show at the Camden Fringe. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Richard Herring – Twelve Tasks Of Hercules Terrace | Leicester Square Theatre | 14 Aug (pictured)
Instead of going up to Edinburgh this year, Richard Herring is staying down in London and performing all eleven of his previous solo shows, plus a brand new one, at the Leicester Square Theatre. Tonight, ‘Twelve Tasks Of Hercules Terrace’, in which recounts his attempts to complete a set of impossible or arduous tasks. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Canary Wharf Jazz Festival | Canada Square Park | 14-16 Aug
London’s largest free jazz festival sets up shop down in Canada Wharf this weekend, with performances from acts including Sons Of Kemet, The Rawness, Eska, Edwin Sanz ‘San Agustin’ Salsa Orchestra, The Fontanelles, and The Neil Cowley Trio. Details here.

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Monday August 3rd, 2015 00:01

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

The Adventures Of Pinocchio

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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

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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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Sunday July 26th, 2015 00:01

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

Katherine Ryan

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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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Tuesday July 21st, 2015 00:01

27 Jul: Tom Jones, Tessa Waters, and Cubanía

Cubania

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COMEDY: Tessa Waters and Heidi O’Loughlin | Battersea Arts Centre | 27 Jul
Physical comedian Tessa Waters and stand up Heidi O’Loughlin, both acclaimed writers and performers, preview their new Edinburgh shows – ‘WOMANz – Jou’re Jealous’ and ‘A Woman Talking’ respectively. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Cubanía | Royal Opera House | 27 Jul – 2 Aug (pictured)
Royal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta curates a mixed programme of dance inspired by his homeland of Cuba. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tom Jones | Old Royal Naval College | 27 Jul
Tom Jones headlines a night at the Old Royal Naval College as part of this year’s Greenwich Music Time festival. Support comes from The Shires. 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

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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

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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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