London To Do List – 17-23 June 2013

London To Do List – 17-23 June 2013

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!

// Monday & Tuesday //

Sheeps | The Invisible Dot | 7:45pm | £6

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Liam Williams, Alastair Roberts, and Daran Johnson are still Sheeps, the super super-exciting sketch act who are returning with a brand new show. Check out their work in progress at The Invisible Dot.

Catch Sheeps on Monday or Tuesday – More Info & Book Tickets

// Wednesday //

Streets | Hackney Empire | 2:30pm & 7:30pm | £15

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A new kind of musical – a live soundtrack, featuring an original score by Finn Anderson and music produced by Bless Beats, is performed every night by musicians, singers and a beat boxer.

The story? A group of friends growing up on the streets of London struggle to make ends meet and gradually carve out their future paths in life, falling in and out of love and making decisions that will resonate for the rest of their lives.

More Info & Buy Tickets

F*ck You Cancer | Monty’s Bar & Lounge | 6pm

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To Do List is always keen to support a good cause, and they don’t come much better than this. F*ck You Cancer is supporting Cancer Research UK in raising awareness about Oesophageal Cancer, which is a very rare condition in the UK. This exhibition of artwork at Monty’s Bar & Lounge will feature work by artists from across the globe – all will be donating a percentage of sales to Cancer Research UK.

Head along to show your support and maybe buy a great piece of art (or two!).

// Thursday //

Arts Emergency | Hackney Empire | 8pm | £20

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The Arts Emergency Service is out in force for a huge night of comedy, live art and music at one of our favourite venues in London! Line-up features Josie Long, Stephen K Amos, Mark Watson, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Tim Key, Isy Suttie, Kate Tempest, Robin Ince, Kevin Eldon, Jo Neary, The British Humanist Association Choir, Brigitte Aphrodite and the VOBs and more!

More Info & Buy Tickets

// Friday //

Dress The Statue | 3Space Blackfriars | 6pm | FREE

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Ferodo Bridges International Platform for Artistic Collaboration present ‘Dress the Statue’, an event of visual art and performance curated by Danae Loukaki and Anna Vauhkonen in association with Ferodo Bridges and 3Space Charity Organization.

The aim is to address timeless concepts like the sense of Context, Freedom, Controversy, Religion, Responsibility, Politics, Sexuality, Criticism, Boundaries, Censorship, and Ethics in relation to the very existence of the Arts. The event will include pieces by Hannah Breslin, Christopher Tavoularis, Patrizia Paolini, Malgorzata Drohomirecka, Marco Turcich, Vicky Kyriakoulakou, Anna Vauhkonen, Simona Zemaityte, Howard Sivills, Danae Loukaki, Natalia Zagorska- Thomas and Andrzej Maria Borkowski.

Dress The Statue continues until June 26th, 10am-6pm – More Info

HomeGround Midsummer Kate Bush Party | RVT | 9pm | £10

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This year’s HomeGround and katebushnews.com party takes place on Midsummer’s Night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The party will feature Kate Bush themed DJ sets from Paul Burston, Phil Marriott, Dave Cross and Paul Thomas.

The evening will also feature an exclusive live performance from Kate Bush tribute band Cloudbusting, fronted by massive Kate fan and HomeGround reader, Lisa Oliver. Cloudbusting will be performing a special set and are asking fans to make suggestions for Kate songs they would like to hear on the night – you can email your requests to katebushmydreamthree@yahoo.co.uk.

More Info & Buy Tickets

// Weekend //

West End Live | Trafalgar Square | FREE

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A spectacular live showcase of some of the biggest West End hits of the moment, including Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, Dirty Dancing, Jersey Boys, Les Mis, Matilda, Once, Spamalot, The Bodyguard, The Colour Purple and Wicked!

Those of a musical disposition need only turn up and enjoy!

West End Live takes over Trafalgar Square on Saturday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-6pm) – More Info

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival | Various Locations

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GDIF 2013 arrives, with a great line-up (as ever): its stated mission is “to recapture the spirit of Olympic London”, and plans to do so with a programme packed full of free, outdoor arts events, from intimate street performance to the very biggest spectacle. Expect eye popping spectaculars, innovative outdoor theatre, the country’s biggest programme of outdoor dance, and the odd surprise art installation.

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival runs from 21st to 29th June – More Info

Death Ship 666 | Courtyard Theatre | 7:30pm | £10

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We can’t beat this description: “Death Ship 666 is sinking. In the fight for survival it’s woman vs child, human vs bear, and ship vs time!

When our young heroine, Grandma, falls instantly in love with the dashing Architect, it seems she may finally be free of the pressure to fulfil her namesake – to have a child, just so they can have one too.

Little do the lovers know that a grizzly secret from the past and elaborate plots to destroy Death Ship conspire against their happiness.”

Death Ship 666 runs 19th-30th June – More Info & Buy Tickets

 

Rupert Dannreuther

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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.