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Today in London: Tuesday 17 Sept 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Jo Brand

So, Jo Brand looks happy. You too can attain similar joy by doing what Jo did, and considering this list of London’s choicest arts options (guess which one she picked)…


Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartney, National Portrait Gallery, 17 Sep – 1 Jun
A mini-portfolio of ten images shot by Hungarian photojournalist Peto during the 1950s/60s, ‘Mandela To McCartney’ captures famous subjects including a young Ian McKellen, Burton and Taylor, Jennie Lee and Samuel Beckett. Details and tickets here.


Stand Up For Choice with Jo Brand, Union Chapel, 17 Sep (pictured)
Whilst it stops short of making light of a fairly dark topic, this showcase aiding Dignity In Dying stars patrons to the charity Jo Brand, Robin Ince and Simon Munnery. Details and tickets here.

Stand Up And Slam!, Comedy Cafe Theatre, 17 Sep
Devised by playwright/polymath Lucy Danser and Canterbury laureate Dan Simpson, this brand new idea pits mixed teams of comedians and poets against each other in an ink and joke-soaked battle of verbal agility v comic artistry (and vice versa). Details and tickets here.


Au Revoir Simone, XOYO, 17 Sep
An all-girl indie band for all seasons, Au Revoir Simone gaze back on a decade of cerebral dream-pop, and ahead to this year’s new LP ‘Move In Spectrums’. Details and tickets here.

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