London To Do List - 19-26 August 2013

London To Do List – 19-26 August 2013

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

// All Week //

The Picture of Dorian Gray | Greenwich | Tue-Sat, 7:30pm | £25

Dorian Gray

One of our favourite books gets “The Alchemic Order” treatment:  “a reappraisal of the metaphysical premise of the novel” which “paves the way for a new theatrical experience”.

Be swept away to Dorian Gray’s 19th century Salon, and immerse yourself in a “journey through time, space and imagination, from aristocratic Victoriana to the decadent underworld of a gothic nightmare and beyond.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray runs until September 28th – More Info

// Monday //

Make Good: Pinatas | The Book Club | 7pm | £8

Make Good

Those lovely Good Empire Events people show us how to create our own colourful pinatas, perfect for late-summer parties! Just bring along a selection of your favourite sweets – everything else will be provided for you!

Make Good will return monthly, and in future promises to teach us how to make 3D cards, Day of the Dead decorations, Christmas treats and cards and more!

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// Tuesday //

The Chaosbaby | The Deptford Mission | 7:30pm | £6


Over three years in the making, The Chaosbaby project (which has involved more than 50 people) finally presents… The Chaosbaby.

“A town longs for a child. It takes the last two young people, and breeds them to love each other, only each other. And they make – the Chaosbaby. Careful what you wish for…”

The Chaosbaby runs August 19th-23rd – More Info

Wotever Sex: The Big BANG! | RVT | 7pm | £7


Wotever World returns to the Hot August Fringe with their ever-popular Wotever Sex series, which we’ve featured in the past.

Guests this week include Fierce and Fabulous Adam All and Mysti Vine.

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// Wednesday //

I LOVE LISTS: A List-Making Night! | The Gallery Cafe | 7.30pm | £5 in advance

I Love Lists

So, obviously, we’re prone to a list or seven – so this event is right up our tree-lined avenue!

American presenter Jess Indeedy, of Musical Bingo fame, hosts the world’s only list-making night – “you’ll define what you love, loathe, and you’ll learn interesting facts about yourself and your friends. The night concludes with an awards ceremony for your listing skills.” A FIVER SAYS WE WIN!

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Holestar: Sorry I’m A Lady | RVT | 10pm | £7


“Underground queer icon Holestar celebrates ten years of international entertaining & gender bending in Sorry I’m A Lady; exploring her unconventional biography from the British Army, as a Dominatrix, artist and good time girl through song, storytelling and humour.”

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// Thursday //

Stomach | Hoxton Arches Gallery | 4pm-Midnight | FREE


Stomach invites you to a one day event consisting of a group exhibition, film screenings and seeds of music – their first summer show! “Falling somewhere between an art fair and a curated show, with works from different artist next to installations and performance art.”

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Son of a Tutu: Freckled | RVT | 8:30pm | £7

Son of a Tutu

Tackling such questions as ‘What is right and what is NOT?’,  Freckled, a brand new ‘one woman show’, “chronicles Miss Tutu’s search for the elusive multicultural nirvana in a world where the melting pot is on the brink and about to EXPLODE!”

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Jelly | Space London | 10am | FREE


Jelly are casual, co-working events happening in cities across the world. Turn up, log-in, create, collaborate or work solo. It’s open-source living — sharing bandwidth, ideas and elbow room.

“Thursdays at SPACE are Jelly days. We provide the space, the wifi, the desks, coffee, and conversation. You bring your laptop (or use one our machines) and your ideas.”

Jelly is a weekly event – More Info

// Friday //

White Men Can’t Jerk | The Skyroom | 5pm | £13

Can't Jerk

A newcomer to the pop-up food game, WMCJ “smashes together vibrant delicacies from the opposite side of the world whilst keeping elements firmly grounded in their British roots.”

Expect high quality food that shows a genuine love for all things Caribbean with a twist – bold flavour combos and feel good vibes.

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// Saturday //

Field Trip Day | Circus Space | 3pm | FREE

Field Trip Day

A day out in the big city which promises to let you “explore everything the most diverse and vibrant corner of England’s capital has to offer, from its own Little Shop of Horrors and the canal backstreets boasting street art, performance and live music to local bakehouses, flower markets, and even a pig-toting farm slap-bang in the bustle of Hackney.”

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Art Macabre: Death Drawing | Barts Pathology Museum | 2pm | £20

Death Drawing

“Join the infamous Art Macabre for an afternoon salon of “Death Drawing” at the unique location of Barts Pathology Museum. Sketch a range of skeletons and skulls, explore rare anatomical specimens and dissect your drawing techniques, as we present both the living and the dead together in this truly spectacular setting. RIP boring life drawing workshops, hello DEATH DRAWING.”

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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.