London To Do List - 3-9 March

London To Do List – 3-9 March

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 //

spittingimageSpitting Image: From Start to Finish | Cartoon Museum | £7

An exhibition looking at the unique, era-defining work of artists Peter Fluck and Roger Law, whose 3D caricatures provided the backbone for Spitting Image. Including images of the satirical sculptures themselves, including Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Kate Moss, Saddam Hussein, Billy Connolly, Rupert Murdoch, Jo Brand and John Paul II, not forgetting the Royal Family, Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet and her political opponents.

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// From Monday //

pieweekBritish Pie Week | The Water Poet | From Midday | FREE ENTRY

Celebrate British Pie Week at this veritable festival  smorgasbord of pastry & succulent filling. Highlights include Timmy’s Pop-Up Pie & Mash Shop in the back garden, a special Pie Week menu, and a Fantasy Pie Filling competition (entries must be edible and legal!)

Pie addicts should make sure they’re armed with a ‘Who Ate All The Pies’ loyalty card, with special rewards for anyone who nibbles and munches their way through the entire Pie Week menu!

This event runs until Saturday – More Info

// From Tuesday //

elliestampAre You Lonesome Tonight? | The Yard Theatre | 9pm | £10

An interactive performance piece from Ellie Stamp, exploring her lineage to Elvis Presley. Visual imagery, music, laughter and game play combine as Ellie examines our understanding of delusion and logic and invites us to join her in an exploration of identity.

They Say: Are you lonesome tonight? is about our understanding of truth and lies. It’s about obsession. It’s about the space between delusional and imaginative thought. It examines our relationship to super stardom. It questions ideas about mental health and explores how choice applies to all of the above.

This show runs until Saturday – More Info & Buy Tickets

// Wednesday //

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Wenesday Popup School Open Evening | Bootstrap Company, The Print House | 6.30pm | FREE

Let’s Be Brief presents LBB Pop-Up School: a professional development programme for creative thinkers and do’ers.

There will be discussions around finance and crowd-funding, with guest speakers from RBS, Start-up Direct, and Indiegogo. Also, partners London Fusion andBootstrap Company will talk about out how they can help your business.

Oh, and there will be some FREE booze to be had – probably best to RSVP and get there early!

They Say: Designed with both start-ups and seasoned professionals in mind, the LBB Pop-Up School will provide training, insight and inspiration for creative industry.

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// From Wednesday //

goingdarkSound&Fury’s Going Dark | Science Museum | £20

The Science Museum hosts an immersive theatre experience combining sound and darkness (eep!) which promises to (re)awaken our wonder at the universe we live in.

Read more at http://todolist.london/science-museum-going-dark

This event runs until Saturday – More Info & Buy Tickets

// Thursday //

motherlandMotherland by Vincent Dance Theatre – Part of the WOW Women of the World Festival 2014 | Southbank Centre | 7.30pm | £16/10

Exploring crucial issues of identity through the medium of dance performance, Motherland sees Vincent Dance Theatre tackling modern-day topics such as airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim blaming, slut shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness.

They Say: Uncompromising yet utterly accessible, Motherland has a broad appeal for both sexes through its potent blend of theatre, live music and dance.

Motherland is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks ‘what do we hope for now?’

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// From Friday //

thegrandbudapesthotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel | All Good Cinemas

Get your Wes Anderson fix here! The trailer tells you all you need to know really – if you’re intrigued, you’ll love it! Great performances from Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, F Murray Abraham, Jude Law and newcomer Tony Revolori to name just a few. Quirky, inventive, charming, funny, rude, shocking, thoughtful and never dull – a beautifully told story of a concierge framed for murder… and more.

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camdenpeoplestheatreSprint Festival | Camden People’s Theatre | Various Times | Various Prices

The annual festival of new and unusual theatre returns, with a mix of brand new performances from artists new and old.

They Say: This year, we’re delighted to be welcoming superstars of the indie theatre scene Kindle, with two new shows; the premiere of UNPACK by Shunt and Rotozaza veteran Glen Neath in collaboration with Neil Bennun; Daniel Bye, with the London premiere of his Edinburgh Fringe smash How to Occupy an Oil Rig; two short shows from Tim Crouch sidekick Andy Smith; and many more. There are also CPT debuts from first-timers including PinchVanishMingBeastThe Same But Different and others.

We’ve also got performances of this year’s Spring Festivals Co-Commission, My Son and Heir, “an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood” from Bristol-based Search Party. We have an action-packed one-off night dedicated to intimate performance. And we end the festival with a day of hot-off-the-press showings by participants on our Starting Blocks 2014 artist development scheme.

This festival runs until the end of March – More Info & Buy Tickets

// Saturday //

gemcarmellaGem Carmella #SuperBadassActionHero | Hackney Attic | 3pm | £5

An afternoon of interactive live comedy and short films, featuring:

  • Geoffosaurus by Louis Paxton.
  • Earth’s Last Hope by Riccardo Servini.
  • Assangenator by Tea & Cheese.

Plus action battle reenactments, guns, a cardboard car chase, and guns, and a live score by Erim Ahmet.

They Say: The bad guys are coming and YOU are the last hope for humanity. Unfortunately, you’re in dire need of a new white vest and an epic training montage.

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derekjarmanDerek Jarman at the V&A | 12-4pm | FREE

They Say: Join the V&A’s LGBTQ Network to celebrate the legacy of the filmmaker Derek Jarman. In a day of events we will look at his work and consider the V&A’s historic collections from his unique perspective.

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Rupert Dannreuther

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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.