London To Do List – 8-14 April 2013
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Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!
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Seeing Double | Camden People’s Theatre | 7.30pm | £10
They Say: Two spaces. Two audiences. Two cameras. Too many problems. Too little time. An inventive new production from an exciting young company, featuring two shows running concurrently telling two sides of the same story in CPT’s theatre and its basement. At the interval, the clock resets and the audience move spaces to find out exactly what’s been going on and what’s going to happen next.
Pop-Up Meet Up #7 | Camden Collective Shop | 6pm | SOLD OUT 🙁
They Say: For the April Edition of our monthly Pop-Up Meet Up, we will be celebrating collaboration and inviting you to imagine your dream project then find the collaborators to make it happen. Come along to Camden Collective’s shiny new retail unit to view a space on offer and hear from some who have already brought their ideas to life.
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Mimetic 2013 Commission Showcase | Millfield Theatre | 7pm | £6
They Say: A showcase of the 10 shortlisted applicants for our Mimetic 2013. Each piece will be given slot to perform a 10 minute work in progress. The panel will then decide on the night which piece has been selected to go through. The panel will be made up of: Alexander Parsonage (Finger in the Pie), Laura Bridges (Finger in the Pie) & Paul Everitt (Millfield Theatre).
Ukulele Cabaret Gentleman’s Club | The Lincoln Lounge | 8pm | Free
They Say: Gentlemen! Whatever your gender, you are cordially invited to come and twirl your moustache at April’s ukulele cabaret. Hosted by the supremely gallant Tricity Vogue, and featuring gentlemanly special guests including: Shit Theatre, Joby Mageean, The Dead Victorians, Teri Reed and more!
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Empress Stah in Space | Soho Theatre | 10.45pm | £12
They Say: Empress Stah in Space is part of an ongoing project with a long-term ambition; to create a performance in outer space. As part of this, Empress Stah has floated in ‘Zero Gravity’ and made a film as ‘The Stah Ship Trooper’ in the red light district of Amsterdam. Set on the plane of immanence, the shows concepts have been transcribed through trance and writing sessions between Empress Stah and seminal artist Ron Athey, which took place at Bentwaters in Suffolk, the site of the biggest purported UFO/Military incident in Europe.
Fits & Giggles | Royal Vauxhall Tavern | 6pm | £8
They Say: This new comedy night brings to the RVT stage the delightful Zoe Lyons and Adam Kay. An evening of top-notch stand up comedy, sharp sketches and side-splitting musical comedy…..this will be an action packed evening of gigantic comic proportions….
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The One-Eyed Men’s Land of the Blind | The Cavendish Arms | 8pm | Free
They Say: Now, we all know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins (top bloke) and was resurrected two days later. (Yeah, what? Obviously… He was all magic like what David Blaine is). So, in keeping with the spirit of things, we’re bringing Easter back from the dead, a whole eleven days after it reared its holy head, with an Easter themed Land of the Blind. One might say, therefore, that our resurrection is more impressive than Jesus’.
Folk Rising | Cecil Sharp House | 7.30pm | £5
They Say: Showcasing exceptionally talented artists from across the country. Folk Rising, curated by Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee of The Nest Collective, is a fantastic opportunity to see up and coming musicians. Whether you’re a folk aficionado or a musical explorer, these gigs offer something for everyone. Come along and show your support to emerging artists.
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Udderbelly Festival Opening Gala | Udderbelly | 7pm | £17.50
They Say: Everyone’s favourite oversized bovine is back for 2013, ready and raring for some of the best comedy, cabaret, and music London has to offer. At this, our Opening Gala, Time Out Live curates a line-up show of expert comedians and variety acts, combining stand-up with skills and skits to give you a taste of the festival and leave you wanting more. You’ll be amazed, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry. (Please don’t cry.) You’ll be back for more.
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The Little Joe Classroom | The Old Cardinal Pole School | From 1pm | Free (but make sure to enrol online!)
They Say: The Little Joe Classroom is a temporary free education space from the creators of Little Joe magazine featuring talks, workshops and screenings, created to engage the public in a queer dialogue with film and expand the magazine into an interactive, open space for collaborative learning.
Crafternoon Cabaret Club | The Library, 235 Upper Street | 2pm | £10
They Say: Come and join Crafternoon Cabaret Club! Get creative making vintage inspired pieces, develop your craft skills, make something personal and unique to take away with you, and watch performances by exciting new and established acts on the cabaret and comedy scene.
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Magie Nouvelle | Wilton’s Music Hall | 6pm | £10-20
They Say: A delightful evening of dance and magic curated by Marie Audran of Silencio in Paris fame. We are extremely excited to be hosting some of the world’s finest movers and magicians. Magie Nouvelle is a mix of numeric arts, handcrafts, poetry, imagination and history by amazing talent such as Yann Frisch, who recently won Champion du Monde at the International Magic Convention in Blackpool.
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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.