Friday May 29th, 2015 00:01

4 Jun: Soak, Secret Cinema, and East India Youth

East India Youth

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FILM: Secret Cinema – The Empire Strikes Back | secret location | 24 Jul – 27 Sep
Secret Cinema is back with another ambitious summer-long event, this time building an immersive experience around the best ‘Star Wars’ film, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. Obviously there were some teething troubles at the start of last year’s ‘Back To The Future’ event, but fingers crossed this one will all go as planned. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: East India Youth | Village Underground | 4 Jun (pictured)
East India Youth’s second album ‘Culture Of Volume’ has been one of the musical highlights of 2015 so far, and here’s your opportunity to see it performed live. What a treat! Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Soak | Bush Hall | 4 Jun
Rising singer-songwriter Soak takes up headline position at Bush Hall to mark the release of her debut album, ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’. For a few quid extra you can also eat at the venue. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday May 28th, 2015 00:01

3 Jun: Jungle, The Red Lion, and Violence And Son

Jungle

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MUSIC: Jungle | Brixton Academy | 3 Jun (pictured)
Synth-pop duo turned sprawling collective Jungle continue their ongoing touring schedule with a headline show at Brixton Academy. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Red Lion | National Theatre | 3 Jun – 30 Sep
Patrick Marber’s fifth play for the National Theatre delves into the world of semi-professional football, when an ambitious club manager resolves to make a promising new player his own. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Violence And Son | Royal Court | 3 Jun – 11 Jul
‘Violence And Son’ is the story of Liam, a seventeen year old ‘Doctor Who’ fan who has lost his mum, who has to go and live with his dad who he doesn’t know and is nicknamed Violence. Written by Gary Owen, it’s an exploration of what parents pass on to their children and trying to do the right thing. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday May 26th, 2015 00:01

1 Jun: Ariana Grande, The Flannelettes, and L’Italiana In Algeri

Ariana Grande

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MUSIC: Ariana Grande | O2 Arena | 1 Jun (pictured)
Pop sensation Ariana Grande comes to London to headline the O2 Arena, continuing the promotion for her 2014 album ‘My Everything’. She’ll probably do a couple of songs off her debut ‘Your Truly’ too. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Flannelettes | King’s Head Theatre | 13 May – 6 Jun
Written by Glee Club Award winner Richard Cameron, ‘The Flannelettes’ is a tale of love an violence, set against a soundtrack of 60s soul delivered by the titular Motown tribute act. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: L’Italiana In Algeri | St Mary’s Church, Islington | 1 Jun
Popup Opera brings Rossini’s ‘L’Italiana In Algeri’ to Islington’s St Mary’s Church, with a new staging setting the story in the Algiers Hotel in Las Vegas. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday May 24th, 2015 00:01

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

David Cross

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

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

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

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Friday May 22nd, 2015 00:01

28 May: Alex Burey, Bedtime Stories, and Kafka On The Shore

Bedtime Stories

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: Bedtime Stories | Stratford Circus Arts Centre | 28-30 May
This circus show takes a girl from her bed, to the moon, across the sea, over mountains and then back home again. Find out more in this TWL interview with creator Vicki Amedume. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Alex Burey | London Fields Brewery | 28 May
Hotley-tipped singer-songwriter Alex Burey, whose soulful vocals belie his nineteen years, headlines a special show at the London Fields Brewery in Hackney, ahead of the release of his new EP, ‘The Family Stone’, on 13 Jun. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Kafka On The Shore | Barbican | 28-30 May
The Ninagawa Company’s stage adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s best-selling novel comes to London. Performed in Japanese with English subtitles, the performance has already been described as “stunning”. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday May 21st, 2015 00:01

27 May: Tim Vine, Ryoji Ikeda, and The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Tim Vine

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COMEDY: Tim Vine – Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You | Bloomsbury Theatre | 26-30 May (pictured)
On his first stand up tour for four years, Tim Vine is back with another barrage of one-liners, prop-based gags, and silly songs. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Ryoji Ikeda – Supercodex | Village Underground | 27 May
Electronic musician and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda brings his impressive talents to Village Underground, in partnership with the Barbican Centre. ‘Supercodex’ sees him rework his 2013 ‘Superposition’ piece into an immersive club show. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Clockmaker’s Daughter | Landor Theatre | 27 May
The world premiere of a new show by writers Daniel Finn and Michael Webborn, ‘The Clockmaker’s Daughter’ is set in a fictional Irish town and built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown, accompanied by a soundtrack of original folk music. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday May 20th, 2015 00:01

26 May: Kelela, The Dogs Of War, and Poetry @ The Print Room

Kelela

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MUSIC: Kelela | XOYO | 26 May
Two years on from her still excellent ‘Cut 4 Me’ mixtape, R&B vocalist Kelela comes to London for a headline set at XOYO. In addition to that mixtape, check out her recent Arca collaboration ‘A Message’ here. Details and tickets here.

POETRY: Poetry @ The Print Room | The Print Room | 26 May
A night of poetry from Declan Ryan, Daljit Nagra, the award-winning Jo Shapcott, a students of the Faber Academy, part of a series of intimate evenings with contemporary poets at The Print Room. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Dogs Of War | Old Red Lion Theatre | 26 May – 20 Jun
A dark comedy written by Tom O’Brien, and directed by Tim Foley (who has previously earned 5/5 status from ThreeWeeks), follows a family battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation. Details and tickets here.

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Monday May 18th, 2015 00:01

24 May: Ride, Hozier, and DIY Cultures

Ride

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EVENT: DIY Cultures 2015 | RichMix | 24 May
A day long festival celebrating independent creators and creations, with talks, exhibitions, music, film, workshops and poetry exploring zines, artist books, comics, artists-run spaces and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Hozier | The Garage | 24 May
Rising pop superstar Hozier headlines a special Xfm-hosted night at The Garage in Islington to raise money for the Make Some Noise charity to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the country. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Ride | The Roundhouse | 24 May (pictured)
Ride come to the Roundhouse for the biggest date of their ongoing reunion tour, which sees them playing their first live shows for 20 years. The show also acts as a warm up for their headline slot at this year’s Field Day festival next month. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday May 16th, 2015 00:01

23 May: Hawaiian Bop, Foodies Festival, and the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

Labyrinth

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EVENT: Foodies Festival | Syon Park | 23-25 May
Do you like food? Might you consider yourself a ‘foodie’? And how about going outside, are you up for that? Well then this is the event for you. A whole three days of chefs and food makers showing off their skills and wares. There’s even a daily chilli eating challenge, to ensure you don’t forget the event for some time afterwards. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Labyrinth Masquerade Ball | Prince Charles Cinema | 23 May (pictured)
Sometimes just sitting down and watching a film isn’t enough. Especially not with one like ‘Labyrinth’. No, for that you want to dress up, wear a mask, have a bit of a party (presided over by a David Bowie impersonator) first, and then sit down with a load of like-minded people ready to sing along with all the songs. And that is what this is, if I hadn’t made that clear. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Hawaiian Bop | CLF Art Cafe | 23 May
I don’t know about you, but I don’t go to enough Hawaiian-themed club nights. As a child, American movies make be believe that this was a major part of adult life. Bloody Hollywood. Well, luckily there’s one right here, with a range of great music spanning the 40s to the 60s. Details and tickets here.

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Friday May 15th, 2015 00:01

22 May: Tom Vek, Mara Carlyle, and Riviera Style

Mara Carlyle

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

EXHIBITION: Riviera Style – Resort & Swimwear since 1900 | Fashion & Textile Museum | 22 May – 30 Aug
Summer is fast approaching, so ready yourself with this exploration of beach fashions over the last 115 years, from beach pyjamas to bikinis and examples from the race to design a material that wouldn’t sag when wet. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Mara Carlyle | RichMix | 22 May (pictured)
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle comes to Bethnal Green’s RichMix as part of a week-long Serious Space takeover, performing songs from her albums ‘The Lovely’ and ‘Floreat’. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tom Vek – We Have Sound 10 | Electric Brixton | 22 May
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its original release, Tom Vek will perform his debut album ‘We Have Sound’ live in full at Brixton’s Electric venue, maybe throwing a couple of songs from his two more recent albums too. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday May 14th, 2015 00:01

20 May: Mew, Manger, and Josie Long

Josie Long

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COMEDY: Investigations With Josie Long | The Invisible Dot | 20 May (pictured)
The latest edition of Josie Long’s new regular show at The Invisible Dot, which sees her joined by investigative journalist Martin Williams to present the findings of research they have carried out (all wrapped up with jokes, of course). Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Manger | Sadler’s Wells | 19-20 May
As part of Sadler’s Wells and Tate Modern presentation of Musée De La Danse in London, French choreographer Boris Charmatz’s new work ‘Manger’ aims to set bodied in motion with not the limbs or eye, but the mouth. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Mew | Roundhouse | 20 May
A year and a half on from their last London show at the same venue, Danish band Mew return to the Roundhouse following the release of their brilliant new album, ‘+-‘. Always an impressive live act, this is a show well worth checking out. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday May 12th, 2015 00:01

18 May: Twerps, The Horne Section, and Another Comedy Night

The Horne Section

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

COMEDY: Another Comedy Night | Hackney Attic | 18 May
Currently preparing to take his debut solo show ‘Mulitifarious’ to the Edinburgh Fringe, character comedian John McKeever hosts Another Comedy Night at the Hackney Attic, joined by a collection of other rising comics. Free entry but tickets required. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: The Horne Section’s Question Session | The Invisible Dot | 18 May (pictured)
Comedian Alex Horne and his very own house band host their own quiz, giving them the chance to show off their skills in both improvised and pre-prepared musical comedy. Also, it’s a quiz! Who doesn’t like a quiz? Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Twerps | The Shacklewell Arms | 18 May
Australian quartet Twerps head to London following the release of their second album ‘Range Anxiety’ in February. Having honed their stage craft supporting the likes of Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, and Mac DeMarco, catch them here in unrestrained headline form. Details and tickets here.

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Monday May 11th, 2015 00:01

17 May: The Paper Dolls, FestivalAsia, and Mwalimu Express

The Paper Dolls

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Paper Dolls | Little Angel Theatre | 18 Apr – 28 Jun (pictured)
Adapted from the book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, ‘The Paper Dolls’ sees a string of paper dolls – Ticky, Tacky, Jackie the Backie, Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow – and the little girl who cut them out go on an adventure with the friends and foes found around her house and garden. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: FestivalAsia | Tobacco Dock | 15-17 May
The very first FestivalAsia takes place at the Tobacco Dock this weekend, celebrating culture from across the entire continent of Asia. There will be food, fashion, spirituality, art, music, performance, culture, artefacts, and much more to check out. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Mwalimu Express | RichMix | 17 May
This monthly Sunday afternoon event brings together culture from across Africa, with music, film, poetry, dance, market stalls and more. Entry is free. Details here.

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Sunday May 10th, 2015 00:01

16 May: Joseph Morpurgo, The Prodigy, and If Tate Modern Was Musée De La Danse

Joseph Morpurgo

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COMEDY: Joseph Morpurgo – Odessa | Soho Theatre | 14-16 May (pictured)
Given 5/5 by ThreeWeeks at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Joseph Morpurgo’s ‘Odessa’ sees him craft a detailed, but entirely fictional history from a short clip of found VHS footage. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: If Tate Modern Was Musée De La Danse? | Tate Modern | 15-16 May
Part of a series of performances created by French choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz, ‘If Tate Modern Was Musée De La Danse?’ will see around 90 dancers take over the Tate Modern’s gallery spaces and Turbine Hall. Details here.

MUSIC: The Prodigy | Alexandra Palace | 15-16 May
With their latest album ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ out now, The Prodigy are spending the night tearing up Alexandra Palace. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday May 9th, 2015 00:01

15 May: Myrddin, Science Flicktion, and John Robertson’s Dark Room

John Robertson - The Dark Room

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COMEDY: John Robertson – The Dark Room | Udderbelly | 15 May (pictured)
“You’ll struggle to find better than John Robertson’s show – or perhaps game show – ‘The Dark Room’”, said ThreeWeeks in this 5/5 review. Robertson appears as a floating head, guiding you through a mind-bending choose-your-own-adventure. There’s a grand prize of £1000 for anyone who can beat the game (but be prepared, only a handful ever have). Details and tickets here.

FILM: Science Flicktion | Chelsea Old Town Hall | 15-17 May
How often have you wondered if the science in films actually stacks up? Endlessly, if you’re anything like me. And therefore, this is the perfect event for both of us. Five films – ‘Alien’, ‘Apollo 13′, ‘Terminator 2′, ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’ – will be screened over three days, with commentary on each from one scientist and one comedian to confirm authenticity or (more likely) tear it all to pieces. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Myrddin | RichMix | 15 May
A night of contemporary flamenco music and dance, featuring music from Belgian guitarist Myrddin’s latest album ‘Rosa de Papel’. He is joined by dancers Alicia Carrasco and Ana Llanes, plus special guest, Syrian kanun player Maya Youssef. Details and tickets here.

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Friday May 8th, 2015 00:01

14 May: Richard Herring, Tyler The Creator, and US Girls

Richard Herring

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

COMEDY: Richard Herring – Lord Of The Dance Settee | Bloomsbury Theatre | 14-15 May (pictured)
Bringing the tour of his latest show ‘Lord Of The Dance Settee’ to a close, Richard Herring takes up residence at the Bloomsbury Theatre for two nights, the second of which will be filmed for a future DVD release. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tyler, The Creator | Roundhouse | 14 May
Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator comes to London to play a show at the Roundhouse in support of his latest album, ‘Cheery Bomb’, which was released last month. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: US Girls | Courtyard Theatre | 14 May
Recently signed to 4AD, Meg Ramy, aka US Girls, will be in London for a one-off show at the Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch tonight. Check out new single ‘Damn That Valley’ here. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday May 7th, 2015 00:01

13 May: Passepied, Moumoon, Rooftop Film Club, and The Catalogue For The Public Library Of Private Acts

Passepied

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EVENT: The Catalogue For The Public Library Of Private Acts | Wellcome Collection | 13-24 May
Artist Johanna Linsley hosts an interactive piece imagining a library that doesn’t yet exist, which makes available the entire array of human experience. Assisted by audio recordings and live interventions, visitors are invited to contribute to a catalogue for this not-yet-existent library, with the aim of calling it into being. Details here.

FILM: Rooftop Film Club – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off | Bussey Building | 13 May
Bueller? Bueller? Well, everyone’s invited to the roof of the Bussey Building in Peckham for a screen of 80s classic ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. There will also be food, cocktails and panoramic views of London, which hopefully won’t distract you from the film. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Passepied and Moumoon | The Pipeline | 13 May (pictured)
Over in the UK to perform at showcase festival The Great Escape in Brighton, Moumoon and Passepied play a warm-up show in East London. Both take different and interesting approaches to pop and rock music well worth checking out. Details and tickets here.

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Monday May 4th, 2015 00:01

10 May: Christeene, Idris Khan and the Covent Garden May Fayre And Puppet Festival

Christeene

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CABARET: Christeene | The Laundry | 10 May (pictured)
Promising a “gender-bending booty-pounding perversion of punk, foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality”, Christeene hits East London venue The Laundry for one night only. See if you can decipher this ThreeWeeks interview with Christeene from the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Covent Garden May Fayre And Puppet Festival | St Paul’s Church Garden | 10 May
This year marks the 40th anniversary of this annual event, which celebrates the first performance of Punch & Judy in Covent Garden in 1662 (witnessed by Samuel Pepys and recorded in his diary, handily). Various activities and events will take place throughout the day, including of course performances of the show itself. Details here.

VISUAL ART: Idris Khan – Conflicting Lines | Victoria Miro | 1 May – 6 Jun
A new exhibition of large-scale works from Idris Khan. The composite photographs are created from a series of oil stick paintings and a process of overlaying lines of writing repeatedly painted onto a minimal ground, until the language becomes obscured. Details here.

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Sunday May 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 May: Bridget Christie, Son Melao Orquesta, and the London Pet Show

Bridget Christie

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COMEDY: Bridget Christie – An Ungrateful Woman | Soho Theatre | 8-23 May (pictured)
Are there really still people out there who have not seen this show? I mean, it’s not like you haven’t been given ample opportunity. You should consider yourself very lucky that Bridget Christie is giving you one more chance. I wouldn’t. In fact, I hope it’s all booked out by people who’ve seen it before, just to teach these latecomers a lesson. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: London Pet Show | ExCel Centre | 9-10 May
Pets! Everybody loves them, don’t they? Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, horses, mice, cows, snakes, frogs, badgers, monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, camels. Well, maybe not camels. But pets though. Gotta love a good pet. And there will pets aplenty at this show, I can tell you. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Son Melao Orquesta | The Forge | 9 May
The Son Melao Orquesta will headline this night of Latin rhythms up in Camden, with DJ King Carlos on the decks to ensure a non-stop night of partying. And best of all, it’s free to get in. Details here.

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Saturday May 2nd, 2015 00:01

8 May: Ed Gamble, Shigeto, and Knightmare Live

Ed Gamble

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COMEDY: Ed Gamble – Gambletron 5000 | Soho Theatre | 7-9 May (pictured)
One half of double act Peacock & Gamble, Ed Gamble goes it alone for the first time in this energetic show, which premiered at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Shigeto | Village Underground | 8 May
Electronic music maker Shigeto will headline this exciting bill of musicians courtesy of Soundcrash at Village Underground tonight. Performing ahead of his live set will be Slugabed, DJ Rum and Anchorsong. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE/EVENT: Knightmare Live – Level 2 | Udderbelly | 8 May – 5 Jun
Having drawn large audiences in its previous form, this reawakening of 80s Children’s gameshow ‘Knightmare’ takes things up to level two in its latest incarnation. Each week over five week, a member of the public will be guided through the dungeon, but can they succeed in their quest to get out again? Details and tickets here.

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