London To Do List - 1-7 April 2013

London To Do List – 1-7 April 2013

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Our new weekly London To Do List starts here, with some free, cheap and offbeat treats including: Project Colony at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Musical Comedy Awards, Kinema & Kocktails & much more…

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A Spoonful of Poison | The Finsbury Pub | 7pm | Free

Open mic madness with the most eclectic of line-ups featuring random slapstick weirdos, comics, musical prodigies, magicians and more. We were especially excited about  this: JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE’S WORLD NEWS VISION – think a female Ivor Cutler rounding up the week’s current affairs in off-the-wall poetical format with ‘synth, sequencer & samples’ accompaniment…

Pistol & Jack | The Source Below | 8pm | Free with Free shot on Entry!

A yank and a cockney brought together by the power of MASH-UP. Get ready for a free ride on the Pistol & Jack train.

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Project Colony | Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands | 7.30pm | £10 with promo code ‘KAFKA’

Based on Franz Kafka’s short story In The Penal Colony, Fourth Monkey’s immersive, site-specific Project Colony starts on Tuesday in the incredible Trinity Buoy Wharf. Watch the Trailer Here

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Field Day Warm Up Party: Spectral Park | The Shacklewell Arms | 8pm | Free

Field Day continues its series of pre-parties at the Shacklewell Arm, in the run up to the festival itself on May 25th. Mexican Summer’s Spectral Park is a “warped and warbling, pitch-bent snippets of notes, rhythms and loops spanning disparate portions of musical history…. live instrumentation and heavily-treated vocals over them, creating a gritty, noisy, yet wide-eyed and exuberant dive into manic, ‘60s psychedelic, clear-eyed flower child reveries of reverberation and pop chaos.”

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The Merchant of Venice | The Cambria | 7pm | £10.90

A site-specific performance of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice above a beautiful pub in Camberwell. Set in 1930′s New York, you will be among the New Yorkers in their speakeasy setting, with a bar to mingle and join in with ‘prohibited’ drinking. Book Tickets Here

Streets – ‘A New Kind of Musical’ | The Cockpit | 7.30pm | £10

A brand new musical, featuring an original score by young Scottish composer Finn Anderson, and directed by Adam Boland. Interval Productions promise an exciting, hard hitting new piece of theatre that focuses on a group of friends growing up on London’s streets.

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Musical Comedy Awards | Bloomsbury Theatre | 8pm | £15

Finalists Lucy Cox, Hill & Weedon, I am, I am, Jonny & The Baptists, Steven Seller, and Tina Tea Lady battle for the musical comedy crown, plus headline performances from Isy Suttie and the Brett Domino Trio.

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The Dandy Lion Market | The Oxford | 12pm – 7pm | Free

Head along to  The Oxford for a gastro meal, and you’ll find an ace market to while away your Saturday afternoon too. Prepare to be excited and enticed by the beautiful range of unique handmades and cherry picked vintage wares – reminisce and groove to the eclectic decadian toons and chill out in the lounge area where you can soak up the atmosphere. Oh, and you get a little gift if you dandify yourself!

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NoFit State: Bianco | Roundhouse | 7.30pm | £20

NoFit State return with BIANCO, an immersive promenade experience that takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience – “With a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band, this is the kind of all-consuming theatrical experience that can only happen at the Roundhouse.”

Kinema & Kocktails | Cellar Door | 2pm | Free (Reserved Seat: £15 includes complimentary cocktail & UNLIMITED POPCORN)

Cellar Door have installed a state of the art projector to match their amazing cocktails (we recommend the Norma Jean) to create London’s cutest & most intimate cinema, with just 25 seats and room for another 15 standing. This week: Rocky Horror Picture Show. Reserve A Seat Here (or take your chances – it’s free to roll up, but you’ll likely have to stand…)

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