London To Do List – 10-16 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 //
Vacuum Theatre, the team behind one of our favourite ‘shows’ from 2013, Vacuum Cleaner, return with a suitably quirky and offbeat exploration of stories, storytelling and the notion of performance. Expect an unexpected journey of truth and lies, of fragments and beginnings – narratives can come from some unexpected places.
They Say: A story about telling a story about telling a story. A kettle boils, an intruder is on stage, it’s someone’s birthday, the chairs are warming up for a race, Oya is angry… oh and the secret of the universe is unveiled…
Tickets for Something From Nothing also include a 7:30pm performance of The Tom Hanks Missions // More Info & Buy Tickets
// All Week //
A re-imagination and reinterpretation of John Webster’s tragedy. To Do List favourite La JohnJoseph takes the title role, as an all-male cast take the Jacobean classic and give it an alternative, contemporary twist.
A brand new, Valentine’s special from the self-styled ‘Tranny with a Fanny’!
Holestar celebrates ten years of international entertaining, showing off and gender bending, exploring her unconventional showgirl biography – from her time in the British Army, and as a Professional Dominatrix, through to success as an artist, pop star, DJ and writer.
// Monday //
A comedy night-cum-panto – and apparently the world’s only live-action video game – are you ready to take on The Evil Floating Head in a test of skill, wit and cunning?
They Say: Imagine a choose-your-own-adventure mixed with a riot and performed by a Commodore 64. It’s strange, insane and addictive and there’s a £50 grand prize if you can beat the game and escape… THE DARK ROOM.
Rhum and Clay and On The Run present no such thing, which promises a platform for bold, short form theatre. This is perfect for adventurous audiences out to experience a variety of theatre, however it may come…
// Tuesday //
Part live performance, part art installation about life, love, meanings and memory. Inspired and influenced by Lowri’s projects with people with dementia, conversations with strangers and a long distance relationship that spanned the UK and Brazil.
They Say: Hello. My name is Lowri. I made this show because, to be honest, I was approaching my thirtieth birthday and I didn’t have a lot to show for my life. I had started working with people with dementia and I noticed that the things they had to show for their lives were disappearing.
This show is my attempt to make a tiny mark on a page.
The Secret Life of You & Me continues until Saturday // More Info & Buy Tickets
// Wednesday //
Kicking off a 4 week programme of rolling exhibitions at Façade, Out Of The Gutter is a major exhibition of artists with work spanning graffiti, street art and fine art, situated right in the heart of London’s financial district city. Artist Blair Zaye brings together some of the finest examples of emerging and established street and fine artists from across the UK, alongside specially selected international artists to exhibit inside a rough-and-ready space on London Wall.
Out Of The Gutter continues until Friday // More Info
// Thursday //
Vera Chok and Charles Adrian present three lo-fi and lovely evenings celebrating Anti-Valentine month.
Expect stories, little films, spoken word, Weirdo Dance Offs and live music, plus the obligatory sandwiches and cake.
// Saturday //
In 2013, Drunken Nights was a series of free live events in pubs and bars, providing emerging artists with an opportunity to create and develop site-based performances.
Acts competed for three prizes of development money and mentors, and the chance to tour around more locations in Jan and Feb. Now the winners, Nathan Birkinshaw, Lydia Cottrell and The Blue Tits return to present their freshly developed work.
// Sunday //
Beatnik Presents: The Yes Mess, Katie Nicholas, Jack Harris, Dan Clews +More! | All Day from 2pm | FREE
Your one-stop-shop for all day revelling, a stellar cast of musicians, all day roasts and Bloody Marys! The perfect place for a lazy, boozy, food, musical Sunday!
Featuring music from The Yes Mess, Katie Nicholas, Jack Harris, Dan Clews , Nicole Dainton Music & Lauren Rich, plus a chance to dance at the end of the night with resident Beatnik DJ Russell John Swallow.