London To Do List – 17-23 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 //
A gathering of some of the best young and emerging immersive theatre-makers at Theatre Delicatessen – a souk-style festival of cutting-edge creativity!
The entrance fee buys you access to the souk/marketplace – from there, you’ll have to haggle and barter with the various artists to experience their work.
// All Week //
Until the end of April, ace web-design facilitators Moonfruit take up residency at Boxpark, so you can walk up and learn how easy it is to create your own website and online shop. They will also host events on topics such as social media, and showcase the products and business insight of some of their most successful customers. Special events this week include:
- Friday – Design surgery 12-3pm
- Saturday – In Your Dreams Customer session 3-7pm
// Monday //
(Very) Dark comedy inspired by the culture and lifestyle of Swinton, Yorkshire.
A play which pushes the boundaries, battling with themes such as impotency and sexual addiction and investigating the lives of four characters searching for love in very different ways…
They Say: “Catnip explores dark and ugly sexualities, and it does not shy away from difficult and provocative subjects and situations. This willingness and interest in exploring the dark reaches of the human psyche is ambitious, bold and brave.”
// Tuesday //
Guest curator Elise Bramich hosts Science Showoff, an anarchic cabaret night “where anyone can do anything about any kind of science”. A supernatural evening of comedy, science, music, facts and performance, featuring Steve Cross, Bec Hill, Eleanor Curry, Charlotte Young, George Major, Sam Fletcher, Chris Boyd, Chris T-T & MORE!
// Wednesday //
A dance floor based event with a twist, combining eclectic live performances, cabaret and variety. The Late Night Shop promises to tear apart the traditions of cabaret, “stuffing it into a boom box and pulsing it out through four female clowns”.
They Say: Join East London’s Showgirl Rejects, welcoming you into the Queen of Hoxton for the launch of an annual monthly blow out of underground vaudeville, subversive naughtiness and piss yourself funny entertainment.
A Man To Pet returns to The George & Dragon to make you dance around chairs to win special prizes! Expect music, shows, games, booze… and a face full of A Man To Pet!
// Thursday //
They Say: From change.org to the European Citizens Initiative, hundreds of thousands of people are signing e-petitions in support of causes or ideas. How much of a contribution do they make to democracy, though? Do they provide an easy way in to political engagement, or encourage a shallow and atomised politics? Are they a healthy snack or the junk food of democracy?
Boom and Bang Circus (from Kitty Bang Bang and Bioux Lee Hayes) promises a late-night cavalcade of exotic circus acts. Expect spectacular acrobatics, fire eating beauties, sideshow freaks and terrifying clowns.
They Say: You’ve never been to a circus quite like this before…
Lara Clifton and Lisa Lee present an arty club night of new wave, electronica, mash-ups and classic cuts interrupted by 3-min performance interventions.
Expect live art, live music, dance, drag, theatre, film and fashion from performers including Owen Parry, Danny Schlesinger, MouldEd, Katy Baird, Luxurioux Snacks, Ruth E Cockburn, Marcus Reeves, Antonia Mellows & Roland Saunders.
// Saturday //
The World Premiere of Jon Ronson’s new silent comedy film The Dog Thrower, starring Matthew Perry, Tim Key and Kimberley Nixon.
Jon will also be speaking live on stage about public shame in the age of the internet, which is the subject of his next book.