London To Do List – 3-9 February
Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!
// Pick of the Week //
For the next ten weeks, twenty of the most talented emerging artists and companies descend on The Yard to develop and share their work.
Here’s the line-up:
THIS WEEK – On the Night of November 28th by Pablo Meneu and 12Volt Tandem & Horsehead by Live Beasts
WEEK 2 – The Tom Hanks Missions by Fleur Alexander and Something from Nothing by Vacuum Theatre
WEEK 3 – Still Score by Tom Adams and The Drowned Girl by Kelly Jones
WEEK 4 – The Balloon by Carolyn Defrin and Guinea Pigs on Trial by Sh!t Theatre
WEEK 5 – The Face Show by Rob Auton and Are you Lonesome Tonight? by Ellie stamp
WEEK 6 – End of Species by Richard Pettifer and The Game by Philipp Oberlohr
WEEK 7 – Britney Spears Custody Battle vs Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker by Lucy Hutson and Painkillers by Mamoru Iriguchi
WEEK 8 – Earning Innocence by Anton Mirto and The Way I Wear my Hair by Rachael Mckenzie Young.
WEEK 9 – XXXY? by Femmes Fatales and Life on the Refrigerator Door by Amy Draper
WEEK 10 – This is the Moon, That is the Earth (We are Here, We are Here) by Gameshow and Determine by Bern Roche Farrelly
// Wednesday //
An evening of performance and conversation exploring queer and trans London life in the 1950s.
NotTelevision.net‘s Ben Walters hosts a one-off event in anticipation of Cover Her Face – Inky Cloak’s forthcoming reimagining of The Duchess of Malfi starring La JohnJoseph – opening a window onto a period of the capital’s queer history that remains undervalued and underexplored.
Featuring Bette Bourne, La JohnJoseph, Tom Marshman, Sara Davidmann, Patrick Higgins and Lazlo Pearlman.
Ten of London’s most amazing science and engineering communicators come together for an evening of “entertainment, jokes, demos, music and general mucking about, but with science, in a cabaret kind of style”.
Featuring Dr Hannah Fry, Prof Sophie Scott, Dr Zoe Laughlin, Ella Murray, Carla Washbourne, Prof Clare Elwell, Dr Jennifer Bizley, Dr Sarah Bell, Dr Monika Böhm and Emma Newton.
// Thursday //
A chance to drop-in and experiment with the art of silk screen printing. Tutor Morris Monroe (artist/teacher/ BA fashion technology) will guide you through the design process, taking inspiration from the world of graphics and fashion – or you can bring along your own idea to work with.
They Say: A creative and inspiring way to spend a wintery evening. Join us for our next session.
All Girls. All Swing.
Vintage music with modern attitude.
Cheeky, sunny, stomping, floor-filling tunes from an all-female ensemble with bags of musical talent and irrepressible charm.
They Say: Stacy Makishi’s solo show The Falsettos returns to London after touring the UK. Splicing together influences from American popular culture including The Sopranos, Barbra Streisand and E.T via a deft mix of theatre and comedy, The Falsettos sees midlife, lowlife, menopause and taboo get the Makishi treatment – uncompromising, compassionate and joyously absurd.
Marking William S Burroughs’ centenary, Guerilla Zoo present an experiential event inspired by the man himself.
There can be no doubt that a man whose writing and ideas changed the course of literature and spawned new directions in music and film, would approve of Interzone – a “strange and seedy surreal metaphorical stateless city” which plays host to an immersive spectacle, combining promenade theatre, music, performance art, films, and art installations.
// All Weekend //
Academics, curators, collectors, museum directors and art dealers join writers, film directors, artists and journalists, to debate and shed light on the following themes:
- FAKES & THE ISSUE OF AUTHENTICITY
- THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS
- THE FUTURE OF ART HISTORY
- ART & NATIONAL IDENTITIES
- THE INFLUENCE OF COLLECTIONS & COLLECTORS
- PUBLISHING & BROADCASTING ART HISTORY