London To Do List – 25-30 June 2013

London To Do List – 25-30 June 2013

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

// Tuesday //

ALEXANDRIA | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick | 7.30pm | £5


In the city of Alexandria, Constantine Cavafy calls up visions of the illicit encounters of his youth. A double life of sensual abandon in late night coffee shops and sordid beds.

Intrigued? Bet you are!

Watch the trailer for this intense new theatre show

See the other show in this Generation Game Double Bill, ‘On The Benefits of Being A Troll’


Bar Wotever –  Naked Poet Pride Special | Royal Vauxhall Tavern| From 6pm | £5

1001465_10151985179175760_1530561557_nA fantastic lineup at this haven for emerging offbeat culture, including the fabulously kooky Mary Ocher, the naked poet Ernesto Sarezale and music from the wonderful Detour City (pictured).

Bar Wotever takes over the RVT every Tuesday. More Info

// Wednesday //

Guilt & Shame (Work in Progress) | Hen & Chickens | 7.30pm | £7

guilt and shame

We can’t wait to join the ultimate depraved comedy duo for the following: Sex. Drugs. Partying. Pornography. Bestiality. Downton Abbey. (Not necessarily in that order).

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The Supreme Fabulettes: Viva La Drag | Leicester Square Theatre | 7pm | £19.50


Who loves a bit of the most glamourous drag trio in town? YES YOU! Welcome to the world premiere of The Supreme Fabulettes in Viva La Drag, directed by Klylie Minogue’s creative director William Baker. The show will reveal the previously untold, uncensored (and mostly true) story of the girls’ 50-year and eternally young career together in wigs and heels.

Viva La Drag runs at the Leicester Square Theatre until Saturday 29th. More Info

In The Flesh London | The Alley Cat Bar & Club |  6pm – 8pm


In the Flesh relaunches in London – a evening for well-known erotic writers to share their work with their readers. Hosted by erotic memoirist Suzanne Portnoy (The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker: The Intimate Adventures of a Woman Who Can’t Say No), the session will feature readings by Kelly Lawrence, KD Grace, and others.

In The Flesh will take place at the Alley Cat Bar & Club on the last Wednesday of every month. More Info

// Thursday //

A Brief Case of George Melly’s Briefcase | The French House | 7:30pm | Free


We like to feature offbeat jaunts, right? Well how about this: a show of new prints by Le Gun at the French House, Soho, based on the contents of a briefcase once owned by the late jazz pirate and trout tickler George Melly. Odd much?

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival | 7:30pm | Free


The 7th Crystal Palace Overground Festival begins on Thursday, showcasing the best local live music, poetry, theatre, film, food and shopping, and transforming some of Crystal Palace’s most iconic venues and outdoor spaces into a wealth of creative activity for everyone to enjoy.

Crystal Palace Festival runs 27-30th June. More Info

// Friday //

Voyage Voyage! Eurodisco | Royal Court Bar & Kitchen | 9:30pm | €1 (Yes, One Euro!)



Your eyes do not deceive you! One shiny Euro buys you entry to Eurodisco, as Voyage Voyage! bring party time to the Royal Court’s PIIGS week (a series of events and plays around Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain). Expect Euro-high-campery, Latin melodrama and Scandipop in spades from Vogue Fabrics DJs Bob Chicalors & Johnny Kalifornia.

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// Saturday //

Silencio | London Wonderground | 9:30pm | £17.50


The first of six cinematic-live-action-disco extravaganzas at the London Wonderground this summer – Silencio promises thrills, shocks and suspense galore! “A spectacular adventure beyond time, space and sound, where live performance and celluloid oddities collide!”

Silencio returns to London Wonderground through July & August. More Info

Can’t Buy Me Love Vintage Jumble Sale | The Boogaloo | 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Cant Buy Me Love

The last vintage jumble at the Boogaloo for a couple of months – and its a special one! Can’t Buy Me Love celebrates its third birthday, and will be marking the occasion in style! Favourite traders from the last 3 years will be setting up stalls selling affordable vintage clothing, jumble, brick-a-brac, books, records, trash and treasure.

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// Sunday //

Sailor Jerry’s Rum Afternoon Tea Party | Little Nan’s Bar | 2pm – 5pm | £15



Roll up and enjoy an English Afternoon High Tea (Nan Style) – unlimited tea and a FREE Sailor Jerry Rum Cocktail. There’ll be plenty of savoury & sweet treats, either home made from Little Nan’s vintage recipes, or from local bakers and treat makers. High quality and big portions are promised – “Nan can’t have you wasting away!”

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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.