London To Do List – 9-15 September 2013

London To Do List – 9-15 September 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 //

Bourgeois & Maurice (Credit - Magnus Hastings)

Bourgeois & Maurice: Sugartits | Soho Theatre | 9.30pm | £10

Fresh from a UK tour, neo-cabaret wunderkinds Bourgeois & Maurice make a welcome return to Soho Theatre with their Edinburgh hit Sugartits.

Covering everything from erotic tax returns and the joys of phone hacking to eco-nightmares and the traumas of Twitter, the award-winning musical duo present an anarchic, celebratory tribute to modern life littered with acid charm, sequins and a few really gross snacks.

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CheeseCHEESE (a play) by Nikki Schreiber | Floor One, 29-31 Oxford Street | 7.30pm | £15

Joe and Freya have it all: the job, the car, the house made of Emmental in an up-and-coming part of town. Sure, they have the odd disagreement over the best way to make fondue – but they’re living the dream, more or less.

Then one morning, the cheese runs out. There’s no explanation and someone seems to have changed the rules overnight. So Joe sets off on a journey through a labyrinth of cheese hole tunnels to investigate; he finds unexpected laboratories, factories, casinos – and some worrying clues that he had more to do with the cheese disappearance than he originally thought.

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// Monday //

Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival

Free Film Festival: Making Your Film Legal | Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich | 7pm | FREE

Hannah Wylie, a solicitor at the media law firm Wiggin LLP, will give a free talk with Q&As about the legal aspect of films and making them.

Hannah acts for a wide range of clients in the media sector including distributors and producers on a variety of film and television projects.

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Scalarama

I Want to Start A Cinema | The Horse Hospital | 7.30pm | FREE

The workshop that launched a dozen film initiatives on the unsuspecting public is back for a third year! Members of the Scalarama network return to give advice, support and recommendations to anyone interested in starting their own film club, society, pop up venue or full time cinema. Kicking off with a panel discussion detailing programming, venues, promotion and sustainability, the event will move on to a speedy presentation of various film clubs from around the UK, before ending with an opportunity to meet both fellow film enthusiasts or potential partners in your future endeavours.

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// Tuesday //

Muppet Ukulele Cabaret

Muppet Ukulele Cabaret | The Lincoln Lounge | 8pm | FREE

Hosted by Miss Piggy acolyte Tricity Vogue and featuring Special Guests: Catharine Rogers, Lord Hicks and, of course, Statler & Waldorf providing their critical commentary, in true Muppet tradition!

PLUS! A Furry Free-For-All on the open mic & Muppetacious singalongs!

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// Wednesday //

Cockabilly

Cockabilly | The George & Dragon | 8pm | FREE

Little Richard the original cockabilly announced he is retiring today at the age of 80 just in time for your favourite rockabilly disco with homosexual tendencies.

This time its gonna be SHAKIER than Jerry Lee Lewis at his cousin’s Bar Mitzvah, SWEATIER than Elvis at all you can eat buffet, and defo SLUTTIER than Joan Blondell waiting for you to hand her your loofah.

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// Thursday //

Birkbeck

Future Focus – Careers Evening | Birkbeck, University of London | 6pm | FREE

Whether you’re feeling stuck in your current job or are looking to fast-track your progression, this workshop is designed to help you explore how further study can have a positive impact on your future.

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Mark Ward

Mark Ward: Made You Look | Jaguar Shoes | 7pm

Prepare to be transported into a ticker tape parade with candy floss cocktails and confetti cannon’s

Viewing the world through his own kaleidoscopic lens, Mark Ward presents this brand new body of work which proposes mascots, distorted pop infused creatures and cheering parades of psychedelic coloured icons.

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// Friday //

Schon

The Schön! 22 Launch Celebration | St. Ermin’s Hotel | 6pm | FREE (£8 With Mag)

With the start of London Fashion Week please join Schön! Magazine at the launch of its 22nd issue, which celebrates bespoke, tailored and timeless fashion and the start of the Autumn season.

Enjoy food and refreshments courtesy of St. Ermin’s Hotel, music from Ariana and the Rose and dreamNostalgia and gorgeous gifts from Floris, Dr. Hauschka, Murad and Rémy Martin.

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Cleo Rocos

Cleo Rocos | St James Theatre | 8pm | £30

CLEO ROCOS is the essential ingredient to any party. Her #1 selling book “The Power of Positive Drinking” is a life changing Handbook of Glee.  Join Cleo on her yacht for divine cocktails & fabulous stories.

Your ticket includes two of Cleo’s exquisite #positivedrinking party cocktails.

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// Saturday //

City of Conspiracy

City of Conspiracy Occult Secrets of London Walking Tour | Starts at Covent Garden | Various Times | £12

View the Mysteries of the Occult secrets of London on this tour, which will take in the home of Aleister Crowley, the worldwide headquarters of Freemasonry and the locations featured in the City of Conspiracy series of interactive thrillers.

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BRIGHT

BRIGHT by Cécile B Evans | Bold Tendencies | 7:15pm | FREE

BRIGHT is the installation of a rendered sunset backdrop against London’s skyline that will serve as the site for a routine inspired by the televised appearances and electric scenography of North Korea’s all girl group, the Wangjaesan Dancers.

The backdrop, straddling a delicate line between superfluous and sublime, will remain for the duration of the exhibition as a visual prompt for a performance on 14th September, taking place at sunset.

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// Sunday //

Designersblock

Designersblock Expo: The Fifth Element | Royal Festival Hall | 12-8pm | FREE

Science Tecnology and Process in Design, 30 cutting edge projects. Since Designersblock started, they’ve been getting excited about designers using new technologies in their work – those designers who look to current thought in the sciences, technology, new materials, nature and very new ideas to deliver products, experiences and services that instigate and anticipate change in our day to day landscapes. This year, they have launched a dedicated platform for this work, The Fifth Element.

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Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.