London To Do List – 28 August-1 September 2013

London To Do List – 28 August-1 September 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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// Wednesday //

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Science Museum Lates: Science of Food & Drink | 6:45pm – 10pm | FREE

The monthly booze-n-brains sesh returns – a free night for adults to run around the museum with a glass of wine or seven. Expect DJs and bars across three floors of the museum, as Lates explores the Science of Food & Drink…

Lates takes place on the last Wednesday of each month.  The Science of Food & Drink programme

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Clive Bloom: Revolution And Alienation In Victorian London | Housmans Radical Bookshop | 7pm – 8:30pm | £3

“Clive Bloom’s latest book ‘Victoria’s Madmen’ tells the stories of a host of figures who came to exemplify a contradictory history of the Victorian Age: not one of Dickensian London and smoking factories, but one of little known revolutionaries and radicals. This is the story of those who were outcasts by temperament and choice; the non-conformists of Victorian London.”

Housmans regularly hosts book launches –  More Info Here

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Halbwelt Kultur | Battersea Mess & Music Hall | 8pm | £12

Halbwelt Kultur is a new musical cabaret which presents snapshot vignettes of seven highly influential Weimar Republic women set against the sound of the period’s finest songs and the backdrop of the rise of World War II.

‘The German is gross in his immorality. He likes his halbwelt, his underworld pleasures, to be devoid of any kultur, of any refinement.’

2013 marks 80 years since the end of the Weimar Republic and Halbwelt Kultur refocuses the historical lens on these wonderful women and their enduring legacy.

You can also catch Halbwelt Kultur on Friday – More Info Here

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Pop Modern

Pop Modern: The Portobello Urban Art Festival | Louise Blouin Foundation | 9am – 6pm | FREE

A celebration of urban art, featuring artwork and installations from 13 contemporary artists including Joe Rush,  Wreckage International and the Mutoid Waste Company, as seen in the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2013.

There’s also a diverse range of contemporary artists across street art, kinetic sculpture and more, including Teddy Baden, Dotmaster, Zeus, Sickboy, Peter Dunne,  #CodeFC, Giles Walker, Cosmo, Carrie Reichart, Lucy Sparrow and Solo One. And if that’s not enough, check out the  exciting programme of film screenings, music, workshops and special events.

Pop Modern runs August 28th – September 1st at the Louise Blouin Foundation, and then continues September 2nd – 15th at Westbourne Studios –  More Info

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Home | The Shed (National Theatre) | 8pm | £20

“Bullet doesn’t want to call a hostel home. Eritrean Girl was smuggled here in a lorry. Singing Boy dreams of seeing his name in lights and Garden Boy just wants to feel safe.

In 2013, homelessness amongst young people in the UK is at a record high, so when the big society doesn’t work ― where do you go? An inner city high rise hostel, Target East, offers a roof.

Home brings to life the unheard voices of the young residents and staff who live and work behind the anonymous concrete walls. Using real testimonials alongside existing and original music, Nadia Fall’s new play asks what it really means to call somewhere home.”

Home runs until September 7th – More Info & Buy Tickets

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// Weekend //

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Cricklewood Town Square | B&Q Grassland | Sat: 2pm – 4:30pm, Sun: 2pm – 6pm | FREE

Two fab events kick off the Cricklewood Town Square programme. Firstly, Saturday sees CRICKLEWOOF – A DOGSHOW, as Gladstonebury’s Woofstock comes to the Town Square, transforming the space into a pet spectacle. You can enter your pet pooch into competition for £1, and all proceeds go to the Mayhew Animal Shelter.

On Sunday, there’s a SIGN MAKING WORKSHOP WITH STUDIO HATO, where graphic designers Studio Hato will have all the tools ready to help you create your own signs for the square, and help you write the rules!

Cricklewood Town Hall will be moving around until September 28th –  More Info