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. 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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Sunday June 14th, 2015 00:01

20 Jun: Blur, Six Organs Of Admittance, and the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

Labyrinth

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FILM: Labyrinth Masquerade Ball | Prince Charles Cinema | 20 Jun (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: Blur | Hyde Park | 20 Jun
Blur headline the first Saturday of this year’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park. Also on the bill are Metronomy, The Horrors, Jupiter & Okwess International, Drenge, Roots Manuva, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Hanni El Khatib, Teleman, Iris Gold, Fufanu and Sugarmen. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Six Organs Of Admittance | Cafe Oto | 20-21 Jun
A two day residency from Ben Chasny, aka Six Organs Of Admittance, with a full band show tonight and a solo performance tomorrow, following on from the release of new album ‘Heaxadic’. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 13th, 2015 00:01

19 Jun: Katherine Ryan, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, and The Trial

Katherine Ryan

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COMEDY: Katherine Ryan – Glam Role Model | Udderbelly | 19-20 Jun (pictured)
The fantastically funny Katherine Ryan brings her 2014 Edinburgh show ‘Glam Role Model’ to the Udderbelly on the Southbank for a two night run, mixing celebrity culture, world politics and what it’s like find out your partner is seeing a glamour model behind your back with ease and great jokes. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Jaakko Eino Kalevi | Courtyard Theatre | 19 Jun
Always a joy to see live, Finnish pop merchant Jaakko Eino Kalevi comes to London to perform just as his debut album is released. Prepare for as much of a party atmosphere as his deadpan delivery will allow. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Trial | Young Vic | 19 Jun – 22 Aug
A new production of Franz Kafka’s classic tale adapted by Nick Gill, directed by Richard Jones and starring Rory Kinnear. On his 35th birthday Josef K answers a knock at the door, to find he is being arrested. What his crimes are or who is arresting him are unclear. Details and tickets here.

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Friday June 12th, 2015 00:01

18 Jun: DJ Yoda and Three Trapped Tigers

DJ Yoda

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MUSIC: DJ Yoda | Koppaberg Urban Forest | 18 Jun
Koppaberg’s Urban Forest in Hackney Wick is hosting various gigs over the summer with a wide variety of bands. One of our picks of the whole line-up being tonight’s show from DJ Yoda, a master of cutting up and scratching music, jingles, spoken word and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Three Trapped Tigers | Electrowerkz | 18 Jun
A trio of incredible musicians, Three Trapped Tigers return after some time away to give a live airing to songs from their upcoming second album, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Route One Or Die’. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 9th, 2015 00:01

15 Jun: Oh Land, Carl-Einar Häckner, and Lead Belly Fest

Carl-Einer Hackner

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MAGIC: Carl-Einar Häckner | Soho Theatre | 15-20 Jun (pictured)
Swedish comedic magician Carl-Einar Häckner is back in the UK for a run of shows at the Soho Theatre, filled with tricks, songs and jokes. He’ll also be joined by the escapologist Houdini! (Please note: Houdini is a dog.) Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Lead Belly Fest | Royal Albert Hall | 15 Jun
A whole evening of performances celebrating the music of blues musician Lead Belly, headlined by Van Morrison and also featuring artists including Billy Bragg, Jools Holland, Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones, Dr Hook’s Dennis Locorriere, and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Oh Land | Islington Assembly Hall | 15 Jun
A former ballet dancer who turned to music after an injury put an end to her dancing career returns to London to perform songs from her fourth album ‘Earth Sick’, and more from her back catalogue. Details and tickets here.

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Monday June 8th, 2015 00:01

14 Jun: Greg Proops, Jenny Hval, and Not A Game For Boys

Jenny Hval

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COMEDY: Greg Proops – The Smartest Man In The World Book Event And Podcast | Soho Theatre | 14 Jun
Greg Proops will hold an event to promote his new book, ‘The Smartest Book In The World’, based on his ‘Smartest Man In The World Podcast’. Then afterwards, he will record a live edition of that very podcast. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Jenny Hval | Cafe Oto | 14 Jun (pictured)
The entirely wonderful Jenny Hval will play a show at Cafe Oto in Dalston tonight to mark the release of her new album, ‘Apocalypse, Girl’- described as “hallucinatory narrative that exists somewhere between fiction and reality, a post-op fever dream, a colourful timelapse of death and rebirth, close-ups of impossible bodies — all told through the language of transgressive pop music”. Perfect. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Not A Game For Boys | King’s Head Theatre | 10 Jun – 5 Jul
Starring Bobby Davro and directed by Jason Lawson, Simon Block’s ‘Not A Game For Boys’ tells the story of three cabbies and a vital stage in the local table tennis tournament they are part of. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 6th, 2015 00:01

12 Jun: 1984, Sunset Safari, and 5 Seconds Of Summer

5 Seconds Of Summer

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EVENT: Sunset Safari | London Zoo | 5 Jun – 17 Jul
Going to the zoo during the day is fine. I mean, you can do that if you want. But why would you go during the day when you could be there at night? And I’m not even suggesting you break in. Not this time. In June and July London Zoo is opening up its doors to a limited number of people on Friday nights. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: 5 Seconds Of Summer | Wembley Arena | 12-14 Jun (pictured)
Australian pop-punk quartet 5 Seconds of Summer are performing three nights at Wembley Arena, starting tonight, playing songs from their debut album, which was released last year. Yeah, that’s right, they’ve released one album and they’re playing three nights at Wembley Arena. What has your band done? Nothing. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: 1984 | Almeida Theatre | 12 Jun – 5 Sep
Returning to the Almeida for a twelve week run, ‘1984’ brings George Orwell’s dystopian classic to life on stage. Since first appearing at the Almeida in 2013, and subsequently touring the UK, the production has been seen by over 250,000 people. Still room for a few more. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 00:01

8 Jun: Take That, Amanda Palmer, and Death Cab For Cutie

Amanda Palmer

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MUSIC: Amanda Palmer | Union Chapel | 8-9 Jun (pictured)
In support of her book ‘The Art Of Asking’, Amanda Palmer will perform two shows at Union Chapel in Islington that will be a mixture of music, spoken word pieces and audience Q&As. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Death Cab For Cutie | Shepherds Bush Empire | 8-9 Jun
In town to promote their latest album ‘Kintsugi’, the first without co-founder Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie hit the Shepherds Bush Empire. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Take That | O2 Arena | 4-19 Jun
Like Death Cab For Cutie, Take That are also now slimmed down to a trio (this may be where the similarities end). Nonetheless, they’re playing ten nights at the O2 Arena, which suggests their popularity hasn’t been hurt by this. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday May 31st, 2015 00:01

6 Jun: Kid Carpet, Pete Firman, and Field Day

Kid Carpet

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: Kid Carpet And The Noisy Neighbours | Greenwich Theatre | 6 Jun (Pictured)
The utterly, utterly, utterly brilliant Kid Carpet comes to Greenwich Theatre with his latest show for children. Through the combined arts of theatre and pop music he’ll ask questions, such as are the neighbours really feeding cats to their dog? And Why do they smell like lemons and cat wee? Details and tickets here.

MAGIC: Pete Firman | Udderbelly | 6 Jun
Top comedic magician, or magical comedian – No, I think the first one was better – Pete Firman will be performing for one night only at the Udderbelly down on London’s Southbank. If you like magic tricks and jokes, you should head down to see him. If you don’t like magic and jokes, I don’t think we can be friends anymore. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Field Day | Victoria Park | 6-7 Jun
Headlined by Caribou and Ride, Field Day returns to East London’s Victoria Park for its ninth year. Other acts on the impressive two day line-up include Run The Jewels, Patti Smith, Hudson Mohawke, Tune-Yards, FKA Twigs, Savages, Sophie, and Tei Shi. Details and tickets here.

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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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