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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Saturday July 11th, 2015 00:01

17 Jul: Lovebox, American Idiot, and the Ealing Comedy Festival

Julian Clary

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COMEDY: Ealing Comedy Festival | Walpole Park | 17-24 Jul (pictured)
The Ealing Comedy Festival kicks off tonight with a show headlined by Julian Clary and also featuring Shappi Khorsandi, Justin Moorhouse, and Mickey Hutton. Comedians appearing across the rest of the event include, Russell Kane, Marcus Brigstocke, Rob Delaney, Nick Helm, Ed Byrne, and Jo Caulfield. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Lovebox Festival | Victoria Park | 17-18 Jul
If you like a bit more music at your festivals, how about Lovebox over in East London, which runs tonight and tomorrow. Friday night’s headliners are Rudimental, followed by Snoop Dogg tomorrow. In addition to that, there will be performances from Jessie Ware, Hot Chip, Danny Brown, Little Dragon and many more. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: American Idiot | Arts Theatre | 17 Jul – 27 Sep
Green Day’s Tony Award-winning Broadway music gets its West End Premiere at the Arts Theatre on Leicester Square, starring ‘X Factor’ finalist Amelia Lily, is a sentence that would have horrified my fourteen year old self. But don’t listen to him, he thought Ugly Kid Joe were cool. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 9th, 2015 00:01

15 Jul: Anna Meredith, The Gathered Leaves, and Natural Born Storytellers

Anna Meredith

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MUSIC: Anna Meredith | The Victoria | 15 Jul (pictured)
Versatile composer Anna Meredith performs live with her new six piece band at The Victoria in Dalston tonight. Check out some of her music on SoundCloud here, including the incredible ‘Nautilus’. Details and tickets here.

SPOKEN WORD: Natural Born Storytellers | Camden Comedy Club | 15 Jul
The last Natural Born Storytellers night before its summer break welcomes Martha McBrier and Michael Kossew to the stage. McBrier will be previewing her new Edinburgh show ‘Pigeon Puncher’. Entry is free. Details here.

THEATRE: The Gathered Leaves | Park Theatre | 15 Jul – 15 Aug
The world premiere of Andrew Keatley’s new play, featuring a cast led by Jane Asher. The story follows the Pennington family, who have not been in the same room for seventeen years, but come together on their eve of William’s 75th birthday with the aim of putting their past behind them. It might not be that easy. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday July 7th, 2015 00:01

13 Jul: D’Angelo, Blind, and Fiction

Grace Savage

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MUSIC: D’Angelo | Roundhouse | 13 Jul
D’Angelo launched a surprise attack on the world at the end of last year with the release of his third album, ‘Black Messiah’. Bringing to an end a fourteen year hiatus the album was acclaimed by fans and critics. Now he returns to London with a one-off show at the Roundhouse. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Blind | Soho Theatre | 13-25 Jul (pictured)
Grace Savage’s autobiographical show ‘Blind’ charts her personal history as she grew up to become the UK Beatboxing Champion, told through that very art form. The show sees her mimic the sounds she heard around her in that time, reflecting on how they made her the person she is today. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Fiction | Battersea Arts Centre | 7-17 Jul
A theatre show performed in total darkness, Glen Neath and David Rosenberg tell the story through sound pumped into headphones worn by audience members, taking each on an anxious journey through their dreams. Details and tickets here.

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Monday July 6th, 2015 00:01

12 Jul: The Specials, Suspiciously Cheap Comedy, and The King Of Tiny Things

Bridget Christie

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: The King Of Tiny Things | Udderbelly | 11-13 Jul
Mixing circus, pupetry and songs, ‘The King Of Tiny Things’ follows two sisters who one night discover a mysterious winged creature and are led on a moonlit adventure. Together they rescue juggling slugs, contortionist worms, and a trio of acrobatic baby bats, all the while not noticing that their guide requires their help. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Suspiciously Cheap Comedy | Backyard Comedy Club | 12 Jul (pictured)
As ever, this night lives up to its name by offering an impressive bill of comedians for really not very much money. Appearing this month are Bridget Christie, John Kearns, The Pin, plus regulars Gein’s Family Giftshop and Goose. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: The Specials | Kew Gardens | 12 Jul
An opportunity to see The Specials play in the surroundings of Kew Gardens as part of this year’s Kew The Music festival. Bring a picnic and a drink of two to enjoy along with the music. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday July 5th, 2015 00:01

11 Jul: Brendon Burns, Bryony Kimmings, and Ali McGregor

Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz | London Wonderground | 11-19 Jul
An afternoon of upbeat jazz just for kids (and their parents) led by singer Ali McGregor. “An absolutely delightful way to spend an afternoon, whatever your age”, said ThreeWeeks. Read more about the show in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Brendon Burns | Udderbelly | 11 Jul
Taking a break from his ‘Out The Box’ tour, which has seen him play fans’ kitchens, the basement of Shoreditch’s cereal cafe, a zoo and more, Brendon Burns tonight returns to a comparatively traditional comedy venue (it’s still an upside down purple cow though). As well as knowing a lot about staging comedy in unlikely places, he is also very funny. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn – Fake It Til You Make It | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 10-18 Jul (pictured)
ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner Bryony Kimmings discovered six month into her relationship with advertising account manager Tim Grayburn that he had been keeping a diagnosis of severe clinical depression from her. Together in this show they explore the biggest killer of young men in the UK with “homemade music, stupid dancing, onstage arguments, real-life stories, tears and truths”. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday July 4th, 2015 00:01

10 Jul: Balham Comedy Festival, Camden Lock Live, and Hyper Japan Festival

Dempagumi.inc

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COMEDY: Balham Comedy Festival | The Bedford | 10-18 Jul
Taking over three spaces in Balham’s vast Bedford pub, the Balham Comedy Festival returns for its fourth year with another excellent line-up. Tonight Shappi Corsandi and Harry Hill lead proceedings. Over the next week and a bit there are also chances to see, amongst others, Ed Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Sara Pascoe, Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Munnery, Lucy Porter, Ardal O’Hanlon, Paul Sinha, Robert Newman, Romesh Ranganathan, and Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Camden Lock Live | Camden Lock | 10 Jul
Camden Market’s one day free festival returns, with music, food, drink, and market stalls. On the bill this year are Stealing Sheep, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay, Flyte, By The Rivers, Too Many T’s, Frankie Forman, Dom Pipkin And The Iko’s, Cal Jader, world record holding hula troupe Marawa’s Majorettes, and more. Details here.

EVENT: Hyper Japan Festival | O2 Arena | 10-12 Jul (pictured)
The Hyper Japan cultural showcase event spreads out into a festival event, with more going on than ever before. Check out all kinds of amazing stuff direct from Japan, from tech to art, and with a whole lad of music. Tonight and tomorrow evening there will be a chance to catch impressive rock bands Vamps and [Alexandros]. Also among the music programme, our other top tip is amazing girl group Dempagumi.inc. Details and tickets here.

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Friday July 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 Jul: Silent, Paloma Faith, and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

Paloma Faith

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MUSIC: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard | The Scala | 9 Jul
If you’ve just become aware that there is a band that exists called King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and you haven’t immediately bought tickets, you’d better have a pretty good reason. Seriously, all of the rest of us are going. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Paloma Faith | Kew Gardens | 9 Jul (pictured)
Heading down to Kew for her second Kew The Music performance tonight is Paloma Faith. Head down with a picnic and a few drinks, and watch her as the sun goes down. Liam Bailey will support. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Silent | Soho Theatre | 8-25 Jul
Winner of numerous awards, Pat Kinevane’s ‘Silent comes to the Soho Theatre. The story follows McGoldrig who has lost everything and is living on the streets. He dives into the wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 2nd, 2015 00:01

8 Jul: Positive, Caro Emerald, and Emilie Nicolas

Caro Emerald

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MUSIC: Caro Emerald | Kew Gardens | 8 Jul (pictured)
Dutch jazz and pop singer Caro Emerald perform as as part of Kew The Music 2015, which sees a variety of acts play in the surroundings of Kew Gardens. Support comes from Jack Pack, and you’re welcome to bring your own picnic. Sounds lovely. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Emilie Nicolas | Oslo | 8 Jul
A longstanding favourite of the TWL team, the release date of Norwegian pop singer Emilie Nicolas’ debut album is almost upon us. Head down to Oslo in Hackney to find out why we love her so. You won’t be disappointed, promise. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Positive | Park Theatre | 7 Jul – 1 Aug
Inspired by true stories, Positive is a comedy breaking down the out-dated preconceptions surrounding HIV and the 100,000+ people living with it in the UK today. It follows Benji, who is slowly beginning to realise that the only thing standing between him and normality is not some stupid virus, but his own apprehension. And possibly his terrible taste in shoes. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 30th, 2015 00:01

6 Jul: Andy Zaltzman, Piney Gir, and Stand By For Tape Back Up

Andy Zaltzman

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COMEDY: Andy Zaltzman – Satirist For Hire | Soho Theatre | 6 Jul
Andy Zaltzman returns to the Soho Theatre with his popular ‘Satirist For Hire’ show, which sees him satirise topics suggested by members of the audience, which could be anything from gripes about the economy, political leaders the world over, or other members of the audience. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Piney Gir | The Lextington | 6 Jul
Piney Gir launches her sixth album, ‘Mr Hyde’s Wild Ride’, into the world with this show at The Lexington. The album was recorded with Stereolab’s Andy Ramsey and “unleashes [Gir’s] inner riot grrrl with a touch of Krautock-droning synths”. Support comes from Catenary Wires and Cosines. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ross Sutherland – Stand By For Tape Back Up | Soho Theatre | 6-11 Jul
Using nothing by footage from his granddad’s collection of home movies, Ross Sutherland attempts to present his entire life story. Read more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 27th, 2015 00:01

3 Jul: Wireless, Don Giovanni, and Diary Of A Dating Addict

Maddy Anholt

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MUSIC: Wireless Festival | Finsbury Park | 3-5 Jul
Wireless Festival returns to London for its tenth anniversary edition with headline sets from Drake, David Guetta, and Avicii. Also on the bill over the three days are Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamarr, Mary J Blige, Jessie J, Major Lazer, and more. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: BP Big Screen – Don Giovanni | various venues | 3 Jul
As part of this year’s BP Big Screens series, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ will be broadcast to screens around London (and the UK) tonight from the Royal Opera House, giving a chance to see the performance for free. Each screening will also bring exclusive backstage films and competitions. Details here.

THEATRE: Diary Of A Dating Addict | Etcetera Theatre | 3 Jul (pictured)
One of various previews of the new show that “remarkable talent” is about to take up to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. This one woman comedy “reveals every hilarious detail of a whirlwind year of dating, mating and hating”. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday June 21st, 2015 00:01

27 Jun: Luisa Omielan, Duane Hanson, and Doug Aitken

Luisa Omielan

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COMEDY: Luisa Omielan – Am I Right Ladies?! | Udderbelly | 26-27 Jun (pictured)
Luisa Omielan brings her acclaimed show ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ to the Udderbelly for two nights (tonight being the second, so move fast). This “party with jokes” is an emotionally upfront and unique show filled with positivity. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Duane Hanson | Serpentine Sackler Gallery | 2 Jun – 13 Sep
A retrospective of work by American sculptor Duane Hanson, who died in 1996. Throughout his 40 year career, he created lifelike sculptures portray the lives of working class Americans shown here at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Station To Station – A 30 Day Happening | Barbican | 27 Jun – 26 Jul
Doug Aitken’s “living exhibition” will take over the Barbican Centre for 30 days, featuring over 100 events (both free and ticketed) with no two days the same. See music recorded, vinyl pressed, art made, dancers dance, and more. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 20th, 2015 00:01

26 Jun: Reginald D Hunter, Burt Bacharach, and Westway Beach

Reginald D Hunter

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COMEDY: Reginald D Hunter – The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such | Hammersmith Apollo | 26-27 Jun
Reginald D Hunter hits London on his latest tour with two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo. In ‘The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such’ he explores recent events in his life, from stirring up anger in the media to documenting the music of his home state, Georgia. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Westway Beach | Acklam Village Market | 26-28 Jun
The seaside comes to West London this weekend, with Acklam Village Market under the Westway and off Portobello Road is transformed into a beach. The market will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday, plus there’ll be plenty of beach activities and the Portobello Pop-Up Cinema show sea-related films. Details here.

MUSIC: Burt Bacharach – A Life In Song | Royal Festival Hall | 26 Jun
Burt Bacharach comes back to the Royal Festival Hall for one night only, performing some of the best of the songs he’s written over the last 50 years live with a full orchestra as well as being interviewed on stage about his life and career. The show will also be filmed for later broadcast by the BBC. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday June 18th, 2015 00:01

24 Jun: Mogwai, Ed Byrne, and This Is Your Trial

Ed Byrne

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COMEDY: Ed Byrne | Hyde Park | 24 Jun (pictured)
Ed Byrne headlines tonight’s British Summer Time comedy line-up in Hyde Park, with support from Gina Yashere, Jimeoin and Daniel Sloss, with the whole thing MCed by Stephen K Amos. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: This Is Your Trial | Udderbelly | 24 Jun
An improvised show in with Tim Fitzhigham judges cases brought against members of the audience. Representing each side will be Angela Barnes and Rufus Hound, while Thom Tuck will be guest clerk. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of Mogwai | Roundhouse | 24 Jun – 5 Jul
That Mogwai have been going for 20 years is a slightly daunting thing to learn if you remember buying their debut album as clearly as I do. They’re softening the blow, in partnership with ATP and the Roundhouse, with a series of shows celebrating acts that have inspired them, including Public Enemy, GZA, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Mogwai themselves will headline the first two nights too. Details and tickets here.

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Monday June 15th, 2015 00:01

21 Jun: Shoes, Kylie Minogue, and The Horne Section

Kylie Minogue

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COMEDY: The Horne Section’s Question Session | Udderbelly | 21 Jun
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? And there will be special guests in the form of James Acaster and Lucy Beaumont. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Shoes – Pleasure And Pain | V&A | 13 Jun – 31 Jan
An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Kylie Minogue | Hyde Park | 21 Jun (pictured)
Kylie Minogue closes the first weekend of this year’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park. Also on the bill are Grace Jones, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Mika, Years & Years, Foxes, Ekkah, and Bright Light Bright Light. Details and tickets here.

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