Saturday March 28th, 2015 00:01

3 Apr: Wolf Alice, UKG Fest, and a Harry Potter comedy night

Wolf Alice

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COMEDY: Harry Potter Comedy Night | Camden Comedy Club | 3 Apr
How many times a day do you throw yourself down on the floor in despair at the lack of Harry Potter-themed comedy nights on offer? I know, it’s hard. But pick yourself up, because here’s one. Comedians including Adam Larter, Eleanor Morton, Marny Godden and Matt Tedford will star in a new story of the boy wizard (possibly not written by JK Rowling). Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Wolf Alice | Shepherds Bush Empire | 3 Apr (pictured)
Rapidly rising rock quartet Wolf Alice come to Shepherds Bush for at the mid-point of their current UK tour. Catch them now before they head to the US and then around the world on a hectic festival schedule. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: UKG Fest | The Coronet | 3-4 Apr
If Wolf Alice isn’t your thing, then how about this two day celebration of UK garage, taking over The Coronet with a selection of big names straight outta the 90s? Catch the likes of DJ Luck & MC Neat, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont, The Dreem Team, and Norrss ‘Da Boss’ Windross. Details and tickets here.

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Friday March 27th, 2015 00:01

2 Apr: My First Ballet, The Beta Males, and The Lock Tavern Festival

My First Ballet: Swan Lake

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS/DANCE: My First Ballet – Swan Lake | English National Ballet | 2 Apr – 23 May
The English National Ballet and English National Ballet School’s My First Ballet series returns with an adaptation of ‘Swan Lake’ for children aged three and up. A narrator is on hand throughout to help the children follow the story, providing an easy way to introduce them to ballet. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: The Beta Males | Soho Theatre | 2-4 Apr
Described as “something really quite special” by ThreeWeeks at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, The Beta Males’ latest show ‘Happenstance’ comes to the Soho Theatre for a three night run, showing off their exciting take on sketch comedy. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: The Lock Tavern Festival | The Lock Tavern | 2-5 Apr
Here’s a great way to spend your Easter weekend – The Lock Tavern is putting on four days of exciting new and established bands to keep you entertained. The likes of Skinny Girl Diet, William Arcane, The Voyeurs, Flowers and more will all take to the stage. And best of all, entry is free. Details and tickets (to ensure guaranteed entry) here.

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Wednesday March 25th, 2015 00:01

31 Mar: John-Luke Roberts, Future Islands, and Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales For Young & Old

John-luke Roberts

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COMEDY: John-Luke Roberts – Stnad-Up | Soho Theatre | 31 Mar – 1 Apr
John-Luke Roberts is a man who, when not trying to make people think I’ve put a typo in his show title (it really is called ‘Stnad Up’), is a member of the ‘Alternative Comedy Memorial Society’ and a writer on ‘The News Quiz’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’. Here he brings his third solo show to the Soho Theatre, “an emotionally raw and incredibly silly hour of sort-of-stand up”. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Future Islands | The Roundhouse | 30-31 Mar
Together for a decade already, Future Islands boosted their fanbase massively last year with a series of impressive TV performances and their fourth album (first for the legendary 4AD label), ‘Singles’. This will be the second of two nights at The Roundhouse. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales For Young & Old | The Bargehouse | until 11 Apr
This has been on for a little while already, but the Easter holidays provide the perfect opportunity to grab some last minute tickets. Philip Pullman’s collection of Grimms’ fairytales is adapted into a piece of immersive theatre by Philip Wilson. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday March 24th, 2015 00:01

30 Mar: Tove Lo, Comedy Club 4 Kids, and No Such Thing As A Fish

Tiernan Douieb

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS: Comedy Club 4 Kids | Greenwich Theatre | 30 Mar (pictured)
If you’re looking for something to keep the kids occupied as the Easter holiday start, this is always something to stick on your to do list. And I’ll let you into a little secret – you’ll enjoy this just as much as they will. MCed by the brilliant Tiernan Douieb, there will be sets from Johnny & Inel and Iain Stirling. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: No Such Thing As A Fish Podcast | Soho Theatre | 30 Mar
Named the best new podcast of 2014 by iTunes, The QI Elves’ No Such Thing As A Fish Podcast finishes its current weekly run of recordings at the Soho Theatre tonight. Read this ThreeWeeks interview with one of the elves, Dan Schreiber, to find out more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tove Lo | Koko | 30 Mar
With songwriting credits for the likes of Girls Aloud and Icona Pop already under her belt, not to mention a string of her own singles, rising Swedish popstar Tove Lo heads to Camden for her biggest UK show to date. Details and tickets here.

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Monday March 23rd, 2015 00:01

29 Mar: Against Captain’s Orders, Ameriie, and Fragile

Ameriie

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS: Against Captain’s Orders – A Journey Into The Uncharted | National Maritime Museum | 28 Mar – 31 Aug
Created by Punchdrunk Enrichment, this new interactive show takes groups of 6-12 year olds and their families and places on the crew on the HMS Adventure. They then explore the vast wealth of maritime history and artefacts the National Maritime Museum has to offer. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Ameriie | The Jazz Cafe | 29 & 31 Mar
R&B singer Ameriie comes to London’s Jazz Cafe for two shows as part of her 2015 UK tour, at both of which she will be performing with a full live band. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Fragile | King’s Head Theatre | 22 Mar – 12 Apr
The second of four weekly performances of Geoff Thompson’s “emotionally raw and uncompromising” ‘Fragile’ at the King’s Head. Feeling that there are no people he can trust with his secrets, he pours his thoughts into a tape recorder, telling it everything he is unable to say to anyone else. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday March 21st, 2015 00:01

27 Mar: Omid Djalili, Susie Essman, and GoGo Penguin

Omid Djalili

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COMEDY: Omid Djalili – Iranalamadingdong | Hammersmith Apollo | 27-28 Mar
Omid Djalili brings a six month tour of his latest stand up show, ‘Iranalamadingdong’, to a close with the second of two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo, giving his take on everything from the Middle East to Miley Cyrus. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Susie Essman | Soho Theatre | 27-29 Mar
Known for her role in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, Susie Essman also has almost 30 years of experience as a stand up under her belt. Following a run at the Soho Theatre in 2012, the US comic is back again for three nights. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: GoGo Penguin | Union Chapel | 27 Mar
Mercury-nominated last year for their debut album ‘Fanfares’, jazz trio GoGo Penguin return to headline Islington’s Union Chapel for the second time for a special one-off show. Details and tickets here.

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Friday March 20th, 2015 00:01

26 Mar: Simon Amstell, Soko, and Warpaint

Soko

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COMEDY: Simon Amstell – To Be Free | Shepherd’s Bush Empire | 26-27 Mar
Simon Amstell is feeling better about himself these days, which you might think was a negative for his brand of deprecating stand up. It’s OK though, he’s noticed how terrible we all are. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Soko | 100 Club | 26 Mar (pictured)
With her new album, ‘My Dreams Dictate My Reality’, out now, Soko comes to London to perform at the 100 Club on Oxford Street. Details and tickets here.

NOTE: This show has been moved to the 100 Club from St John At Hackney in Shoreditch

MUSIC: Warpaint | Hammersmith Apollo | 26 Mar
LA band Warpaint will be back in London once again tonight, this time to headline the Hammersmith Apollo. They’ll be performing tracks from their two albums, plus (quite probably) two recently released new tracks. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday March 17th, 2015 00:01

24 Mar: Club Attitude, Princess Ida, and Shooting With Light

Toy

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MUSIC: Club Attitude with Toy | Islington Assembly Hall | 24 Mar (pictured)
Psych rockers Toy will headline the annual Club Attitude event, organised by by Attitude Is Everything, a charity which aims to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music. Also on the bill are Hatcham Social and Hulkenburg, with Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Xfm’s Jo Good compering. Details and tickets here.

MUSICALS: Princess Ida | Finborough Theatre | 24 Mar – 18 Apr
As part of the Finborough Theatre’s ongoing Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Phil Willmott directs the first professional London staging of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Princess Ida’ for more than two decades, a comic tale of the marriage of two royal babies. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Shooting With Light | New Diorama | 24 Mar – 11 Apr
The world premiere of Idle Motion’s latest production, ‘Shooting With Light’ Paris in 1934, telling the true story of a young German refugee discovers photography and reinvents herself as Gerda Taro, the first female photojournalist to document the front lines of a war. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday March 17th, 2015 00:01

23 Mar: Radioman, Bechdel Test Fest, and the Teenage Cancer Trust Shows

Radioman

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FILM: Bechdel Test Fest | various venues | 23-26 Mar
This ongoing year-long celebration of films that pass the Bechdel Test – two named female characters must have a conversation about something other than a man, something surprisingly few films manage – this week sees four events take place around London. Screenings of ‘Appropriate Behaviour’, ‘Fish Tank’, ‘Tiny Furniture’, and the utterly brilliant ‘Wadjda’ will be accompanied by Q&As, debates and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC/COMEDY: Teenage Cancer Trust Shows | Royal Albert Hall | 23-29 Mar
Marking the fifteenth anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s first fundraising show at the Royal Albert Hall, there’s a hefty programme of music across this now week-long event. Musical headliners are Stereophonics, Van Morrison, The Who, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, and Frank Turner. Tomorrow night there’ll be a break from the music with a comedy bill headlined by Kevin Bridges. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Radioman | King’s Head Theatre | 23 Mar – 6 Apr (pictured)
Actor Felix Trench brings his one-man show ‘Radioman’ to the King’s Head for three shows, with the first tonight. “A story of canals, eternity and the Radioman”, it features original music by David Knight. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday March 15th, 2015 00:01

21 Mar: The Jankosians, Hookworms, and a Sherlock Holmes sleepover

Janoskians

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COMEDY: The Janoskians – Janofest | Wembley Arena | 21 Mar (pictured)
Australian masters of ‘social disturbance comedy’ will be headlining Wembley Arena for one night only tonight, with support from rap duo Jack & Jack. Hopefully it’ll be a bit more organised than that time they tried to organise a meet-and-greet in Hyde Park. Details and tickets here.

WORDS & EVENTS: Sherlock’s Night Owls Sleepover | Museum Of London | 21-22 Mar
As part of the Museum Of London’s ongoing season of Sherlock Holmes-related events, children aged 7-11 are invited to stay over night in the museum to learn the skills required for detective work. I’m frankly distraught that I failed to have the foresight to halt the ageing process during my childhood in order to be able to take part myself. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Hookworms | Ovalspace | 21 Mar
Leeds psych screamers Hookworms head to East London for a headline show at Hackney’s Ovalspace, playing songs from their two excellent albums, ‘Pearl Mystic’ and ‘The Hum’. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday March 14th, 2015 00:01

20 Mar: Chic, Alexander McQueen, and Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher: Queen Of Soho

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COMEDY: Margaret Thatcher – Queen Of Soho | Leicester Square Theatre | 17-21 Mar (pictured)
Margaret Thatcher sings and jokes her way through this show about gay rights, the 80s and disco, which was the talk of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. At the risk of shattering the illusion, I should probably tell you it’s not actually Margaret Thatcher on stage. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Chic featuring Nile Rodgers | The Roundhouse | 20-21 Mar
Nile Rodgers wrote all the songs. All of them. Well, a lot of them. So many that he needs two nights at The Roundhouse to fit them all in. This show will also mark the release of Chic’s first new single in 23 years. So that’s one more song to put on the list. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty | V&A | 14 Mar – 2 Aug
The first exhibition to celebrate the work of late fashion designer Alexander McQueen in Europe, expanded from its original showing at at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York in 2011, spans his his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished autumn/winter 2010 collection. Details and tickets here.

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Friday March 13th, 2015 00:01

19 Mar: John Hegley, Sam Lee, and BFI Flare

Sam Lee

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COMEDY: John Hegley – New And Selected Potatoes | King’s Place | 19 Mar
The world can be easily categorised into two types of people: People who like John Hegley, and people who shouldn’t be trusted. Oh sure, you might argue, some of those people in the second category might just not be aware of him yet. Well, I wouldn’t lend them money. Unless, perhaps, it was to buy a ticket for this show. Details and tickets here.

FILM: BFI Flare – The London LGBT Film Festival | BFI Southbank | 19-29 Mar
The 29th edition of the BFI’s annual LBGT film festival begins today, kicking off a ten day programme exploring the best in queer cinema from around the world with a screening of ‘I Am Michael’ starring James Franco. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Sam Lee album launch shows | various venues | 17-20 Mar (pictured)
Mercury nominated folk musician launches his new album, ‘The Fade In Time’, with a series of shows around London this week. Tonight he plays Sandy’s Row Synagogue, which I’m singling out because it looks like an amazing (not to mention unusual) place to see some live music. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday March 7th, 2015 00:01

13 Mar: Clean Bandit, Dalloway, and White Noise

Clean Bandit

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MUSIC: Clean Bandit | Alexandra Palace | 13 Mar (pictured)
Clean Bandit bring a UK tour to a close with a headline show at Alexandra Palace, featuring support from Jess Glynne and MNEK. Which, I hope you’ll agree, is quite a line-up. Clean Bandit’s ascent has been pretty rapid since releasing their top five debut album, ‘New Eyes’, last year, and they look set to keep growing, so they may not be around playing venues even this size for long. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Dalloway | Greenwich Theatre | 12-14 Mar
Adapted from Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel ‘Mrs Dalloway’ by writer and director Elton Townend Jones, and performed by Rebecca Vaughan, we find the titular character preparing for a party in Westminster and giving us a feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War. Details and tickets here.

WORDS & EVENTS/MUSIC: In conversation with David Vorhaus and Bernard Szajner + White Noise live performance | Rough Trade East + The Social | 13 Mar
Electronic pioneers David Vorhaus and Bernard Szajner come together for an on-stage interview with The Wire’s Jennifer Lucy Allan. Szajner released his debut album as Z in 1979, while a full decade earlier Vorhaus release the first White Noise album, a collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson and a pivotal moment in the history of electronic music. You’ll be able to hear that with modern ears later when the current line-up of White Noise perform at The Social. Details and tickets here and here.

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Friday March 6th, 2015 00:01

12 Mar: Wink, Laura Welsh, and Convergence Festival

Laura Welsh

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FESTIVALS: Convergence | various venues | 12-22 Mar
Bringing together music and visual art that use technology in new and interesting ways, Convergence takes place in various venues across London, including Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground and St John-at-Hackney Church. There are numerous events scheduled over the course of the festival, kicking off with tonight’s opening party, with live performances from Clark, Vessels and Rival Consoles. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Laura Welsh | Electrowerkz | 12 Mar (pictured)
Hotly-tipped musician Laura Welsh, fresh from an appearance on the soundtrack of ’50 Shades Of Grey’, will headline a show at Electrowerkz in Islington tonight. She’ll be performing tracks from her fresh-out debut album, ‘Soft Control’, four of which you can listen to here – including her duet with John Legend, ‘Hardest Part. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Wink | Theatre503 | 10 Mar – 4 Apr
John is a 27 year old teacher, Mark is one of his sixteen year old pupils. After school, Mark dreams of another life, and starts to build it online. Unfortunately, that life already belongs to John. Written by Phoebe Eclair-Powell and directed by Jamie Jackson, ‘Wink’ explores two lives heading for collision. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday March 5th, 2015 00:01

11 Mar: The Veronicas, The Heart Of Things, and The Revenger’s Tragedy

The Veronicas

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MUSIC: The Veronicas | Heaven | 11 Mar (pictured)
Identical twin pop duo The Veronicas play London’s Heaven as the finale to a UK tour to promote the release of their long-awaited second album, ‘The Veronicas’, which wis due out on 16 Mar. Head down to get a preview of the new songs, plus live renditions of brilliant singles like ‘You Ruin Me’ and ‘Untouched’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Heart Of Things | Jermyn Street Theatre | 10 Mar – 4 Apr
Against a backdrop of the limbo period in 2010 when the main political parties were trying to work out who actually should be in government, a disillusioned English teacher and part-time election volunteer travels home to a village on the Norfolk coast and tries to put his life in order. In doing so, he finds the politics of family life just as complicated as that of Whitehall. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Revenger’s Tragedy | Jack Studio Theatre | 3-21 Mar
Jacobean play ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’, written by Thomas Middleton and first performed in 1606, is a violent bloody affair. The story follows Vindice, as he infiltrates a corrupt Italian court in order to get revenge for the death of his former lover. It doesn’t prove as easy as it sounds. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday March 4th, 2015 00:01

10 Mar: Stephen K Amos, Matthew E White, and Eric Rohmer’s Rendezvous In Paris

Stephen K Amos

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COMEDY: Stephen K Amos – Welcome To My World | Soho Theatre | 10-21 Mar (pictured)
“The maestro of feel-good comedy” brings his current tour to the Soho Theatre for a week and a half of feel-good comedy maestro-ing. Having spread now across radio, TV and the printed page, Amos’ charming, enthusiastic comedy style is at its very best on the stage, where it was crafted. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Matthew E White | LSO St Luke’s | 10 Mar
Modern soul proponent Matthew E White brings to St Luke’s a full performance of his second album, ‘Fresh Blood’, which is due for release the week of this show. Accompanied by a sizeable band, he’ll bring his new songs the the audience in his own jubilant style. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Rendezvous In Paris | BFI Southbank | 10 Mar
French Nouvelle Vague director Eric Rohmer’s 1995 low budget triptych ‘Rendezvous In Paris’ comes to the beautiful main screen at the BFI Southbank. The three stories within the film explore the role that chance plays in romance, shaped both by the characters themselves and places where they fall in love. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday March 1st, 2015 00:01

7 Mar: Mark Thomas, Charlie Tuesday Gates, and the London Electronic Arts Festival

Sing For Your Life

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COMEDY: Mark Thomas – Cuckooed | Artsdepot | 7 Mar
As discussed in this edition of the ThisWeek Podcast, Mark Thomas’ ‘Cuckooed’ tells the story of how a fellow activist and close friend turned out to be a spy working for arms manufacturer BAE Systems. What does it feel like to find out something like that, what’s the aftermath, and can you forgive such a thing? All will be revealed. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVALS: London Electronic Arts Festival | Tobacco Dock | 6-7 Mar
LEAF is a two day celebration of electronic music, art and technology set up by Bestival founder Rob Da Bank. Day one on Friday will feature talks, demonstrations and panels as well as music, while today’s second day will all be about the music. Ten hours of some of the finest artists working today, including Modeselektor, Sasha, Anja Schneider, and Enzo Tedeschi. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Sing For Your Life | The Vaults | 4-8 Mar (pictured)
Artist Charlie Tuesday Gates brings an array of deceased animals back from the dead through the combined arts of taxidermy and puppetry. “It’s a musical of misfortune, a bit like ‘X Factor’ meets ‘Pet Rescue’… apart from that the entire cast are dead”, she told TWL in this interview. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday February 28th, 2015 00:01

6 Mar: 90s TV Night, Sleuthing With Sherlock, and Coffin Dodgers Disco

Sleuthing With Sherlock

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COMEDY: 90s TV Night | Camden Comedy Club | 6 Mar
I was watching an old episode of ‘Fun House’ on Challenge the other week in which, when asked to name three types of nut, all one of the teams managed to come up with was acorn. So, clearly 90s TV is ripe with comic potential. And that potential will be explored full by a line-up of acts, including Mark Stephenson, Sad Faces and Brydie Lee-Kennedy, at this themed comedy night. Details and tickets here.

EVENTS: Sleuthing With Sherlock | Museum Of London | 6 Mar
There’s been a murder. Two, in fact. And someone is going to have to solve them. As part of the Museum Of London’s Sherlock Holmes-themed series of events, attendees of this interactive workshop will compare Victorian and modern methods of solving crimes. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Coffin Dodgers Disco | The Phoenix, Cavendish Square | 6 Mar
Young people, eh? They’re bloody everywhere. Not here though. It’s only old people here, dancing away to tunes spun by DJs Don and Reg. Old people, according to the door policy of the Coffin Dodgers Disco, count as anyone over the age of 28. I realise you may find it quite upsetting to learn that you’re actually old. Why not buy a ticket to cheer yourself up? Details and tickets here.

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Friday February 27th, 2015 00:01

5 Mar: Rob Auton, Sprint Festival, and the Women Of The World Festival

Rob Auton

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COMEDY: Rob Auton – The Face Show | Soho Theatre | 5-7 Mar (pictured)
Following on from ‘The Yellow Show’ and ‘The Sky Show‘, Rob Auton’s ‘The Face Show’ promises to appeal to “anybody who has a face or has seen somebody with a face”. If that includes you, then head on down. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Sprint 2015 | Camden People’s Theatre | 5-29 Mar
Not far off its 20th year, though still a sprightly teenager at present, London’s biggest showcase festival for new and unusual theatre returns. This year’s programme includes plays covering everything from the death of Alexander Litvinenko to explorations of online identity and government snooping. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Women Of The World | Southbank Centre | 1-8 Mar
Now in its fifth year, the Southbank Centre’s Women Of The World festival returns with another incredible programme of events celebrating women. Covering music, art, theatre, interviews, debates, talks and more, there’s a huge amount to discover, learn and enjoy. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday February 26th, 2015 00:01

4 Mar: Yelle, Benefit, and Push

Yelle

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MUSIC: Yelle | Village Underground | 4 Mar (pictured)
French pop trio Yelle released their Dr Luke-produced third album, ‘Complètement Fou’, last year – its title a reference to the reception they received while supporting Katy Perry in the US in 2011. If your French is a little rusty, head down to Village Underground tonight for an idea of what it might mean. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Benefit | Pleasance | 3-8 Mar
Sarah Woods’ ‘Benefit’ tells the story of three characters struggling with their present, past and who they are, detailing their lives, loves and the social systems they have come to depend upon. Presented as ‘forum theatre’ by production company Cardboard Citizens, the audience is invited to debate the play after watching it and change the course of the story, if they wish. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Push | New Diorama Theatre | 3-14 Mar
Adapted from the novel of the same name, ‘Push’ follows the story of Precious who, growing up in Harlem in the 1980s with abusive parents has two children by her own father by the time she’s sixteen. After being suspended from school she joins the ‘Each One Teach One’ alternative school and finds new inspiration for her life. Details and tickets here.

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