London To Do List - 1-7 July 2013

London To Do List – 1-7 July 2013

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week! This week our To Do List includes Le Gateau Chocolat, The Freud Museum, Free Art Shindigs and much more.

// Wednesday //

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Le Gateau Chocolat –I ♥ CHOCOLAT | London Wonderground, South Bank| 9.15pm| £15.50

The plus size opera diva returns for just 3 shows in London before a run in Edinburgh. This glittery new masterpiece is evening of decadent indulgence, which will entreat all of your senses through opera, musical theatre, jazz maybe even some rap!

BANG! Private view by William Blanchard | Karmarama, Farringdon | 6.30pm | Free with RSVP

1010190_10200747552745461_1763436681_nDid you spot the wunderkid ad agency Karmarama in last week’s Apprentice? If so come and have a snoop round whilst seeing some awesome new visual work by William Blanchard. This event includes a live performance from The Pop Gun who will make a live soundtrack to the work.

Sleaze | Lockside Lounge, Camden | 8.30pm | FREE

sleazeTrannies including To Do List faves; Myra Dubois & Miss Cairo, live dance act mayhem, beached themed burlesque turns and fun & games all round. Leave your inhibitions at the door!


// Thursday //

Fantasy Cafe | Secret Location, The Cut, Waterloo | Various Times | FREE

fantasy_cafe_flyer_1000Written by Philip Glass (to celebrate his 75th birthday), this adaptation of Peter Stephan Jungk\’s novel looks set to be the cultural highlight of the month. This very modern opera imagines the final months of Walt Disney\’s life – which, of course, includes mythical imaginings of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol!

The Magic Book of Nightmares | Scawfell Street, Hoxton | 6.30pm | FREE

themagicbookofnightmaresThe rather hip organisers of this exhibition launch of some edgy new scrawls have promised ‘a night of deranged fun, frightful art works, free drinks and a killer line up.’. Can’t beat that.

Check out the gorgeous website for Scawfell Street

// Friday-Sunday //

Totemic Festival | The Freud Museum | Various Times | Various Prices

totemic festivalA weekend of performance art, live art, interventions, lectures and film celebrating the centenary of Freud’s ‘Totem and Taboo’.

Encounter contemporary explorations of the text ranging from the delicate and the profound, to the surreal and the absurd, from 30 British and international artists, performers and speakers, set in the unique surroundings of Sigmund and Anna Freud’s final home and garden.


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.