July To Do list – All picnics and punch for Loserville this July
Loserville’s July is for picnics, seaside, bingo, silent cinema and vintage short shorts. Find out how to achieve this kind of July below in our rather extensive July To Do List.
Lullaby | @ The Barbican | Until 24th July | 22:30 | £42 including breakfast
Lullaby is a moonlit soporific serenade followed by seven hours of slow-wave sleep rounded-off by breakfast to send you on your way. Bring your pyjamas and toothbrush and pile up the zzz’s at this romantic rock-a-bye nocturne. Book a single, a double or a triple bed and sleep with us on a summer night in the city. Enjoy your reveries as sister songstresses H. Plewis, Harriet Plewis and domestic dreamers Matthew Robins and Tim Spooner create a nod-off narrative of soothing storytelling and choral cradle song.
Loserville Review Here
North London Vintage Market | @ Stoke Newington Library Gallery | 2nd July | 11-5pm | Free
The buzz is building that North London Vintage Market is the vintage event to attend for one off curiosities, quirky homeware and unique vintage collectables from quality and experienced dealers.
Jonny Woo’s Gay Bingo | @ Soho Theatre | 3rd July | 7pm | £7.50
Tranny Superstar Jonny Woo heads the stellar cast as ‘Gay Bingo – The Show’ comes to The Soho Theatre Downstairs. Throw back a cocktail and do what you do with your dauber! It’s a show! It’s a party! It’s bingo – like you have never seen it.
Loserville Review Here
David Hoyle’s Seaside Bucket | @ The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton | 8th, 9th & 10th July | 7.30-10pm | £7.50
David Hoyle (Channel 4’s The Divine David) brings his avante garde blend of comedy, live art, music and social commentary into one unique experience in the intimate surrounds of the Marlborough Theatre. Expect the unexpected from the UKs best avant guarde comedian. With special guests, live music and dance!
7 Day Drunk/10 Ways to Die on Stage | @ Jacksons Lane | 9th July | 8pm | £10
Award winning, larger than life Bryony Kimmings is NOT an alcoholic…BUT admittedly has always had a very rocky relationship with drink. This preview performance tackles the intrinsic links between alcohol and creativity seen in artists for many generations. Plus, 10 Ways to Die on Stage brings one man’s life into sharp yet bewildering focus, fusing stand-up and storytelling with dance, live art and clowning.
Slapdash Festival | @ Old Vic Tunnels | 12th – 16th July | Various Times & Prices
Slapdash is London’’s festival of improvised comedy and theatre, run by The Nursery and held annually at the Old Vic Tunnels. This year featuring fifteen of the country’s best improvisation groups, Slapdash is a weeklong celebration of The Spontaneous. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching and always totally unpredictable.
Silent Cinema | @ The Deptford Project | Various Dates | £10
Silent Cinema is beautifully simple: you wear wireless headphones to watch classic films on a full-size cinema screen. Sit back and relax without the unwelcome soundtrack—no noisy neighbours and no shhhhh!
Search Party | @ The Streets of East London | 23rd July | 2pm | Free
Search Party is An unusual treasure hunt filled with intrigue, interaction and conviviality. And …a secret party for those who can find it. For one amazing afternoon, East London turns into an urban playground filled with adventure and surprise.
Eat Your Heart Out Edinburgh Preview | @ Apothecary, Kings Cross | 23rd July | 7pm | £5
Eat Your Heart Out present their equivalent of a Judy Garland film – ‘We’re throwing on a show before we leave town’ etc.. For one night only they allow cultured southern types to endure their forward thinking cabaret before they head to Edinburgh & make some drama students cry (this happened last year).
At Home With The Ludski’s Housewarming & Launch | @ The Rio Cinema | 30th & 31st July | 11:30pm | £5.50
The Rio is pleased to invite you to this ‘house warming’ for a new Avant Garde night curated by the inimitable Granny Ludski. An inebriated event packed with film, performance, installation, sculpture, live music, painting, VJ’s and so much more.
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.