London To Do List – 24-30 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 //
To Do List favourites Bourgeois & Maurice host a monthly performance night at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch – last Thursday of the month.
They Say: Shindig brings together B&M’s favourite humans from the worlds of comedy, music and performance-artism for a mixed bill fuelled by a thirst for experimentation, fun and vodka cocktails.
// Monday //
An absurd and darkly comic play which hurls its characters across the stage, genuinely believe that they might just take flight. At its core, Dandelion Heart asks fundamental questions of the nature of humanity and being human, and why, so often, all we really want to do is run away.
They Say: Expect fantastic, expect devilishly clever, expect daredevil neartoolatelastminuteoooohhe’sgotoutjustintime escapes and japes and high quality high jinks. Expect these things, because expected, generally, happens.
// Tuesday //
If it’s good enough for Los Angeles, it’s good enough for London! “LA’s hottest matchmaking event” arrives in London, and it’s all about the science of smell… If you really want to find out who you’ve got chemistry with, just follow your nose.
RULES: Guests sleep in a clean, white, cotton t-shirt for 3 nights in a row to capture their odour print and bring this in a ziploc bag to the party.
// Wednesday //
The Irrepressibles return with the sexually charged Nude, a melange of influences from New Wave, Grunge and Exotica combining for “a darkly sensual and playfully chaotic mix”.
// Wednesday – Saturday //
They Say: The official Soho celebration of all things sketch! Featuring award winners, tv stars and acclaimed funny people – four days of the best Character and Sketch comedy in the UK.
// Thursday //
The first preview of Guilt & Shame’s new show for 2014 – following the amazing success of 2012’s Up All Night and 2013’s Addicted To Everything.
They Say: Orgies, murders, bank robberies and boy bands. Gay virgin Rob and unstoppable womaniser Gabe have been involved in them all. These boys really need to change their hedonistic ways so they join a strange religious cult. But their new found god has some very weird rules. Wild sketch comedy with crazy Christians, sex mad Zombies and a disco loving Grim Reaper, Guilt & Shame: Going Straight is anything but.
The kookiest, quirkiest, and downright coolest musical artist of her generation is returning to the Hammersmith Apollo for a run of 15 shows.
We’re sure you don’t need telling twice that Kate Bush tickets will sell VERY FAST. So make sure you’re up bright and early on Friday 28th!
// Saturday //
Forest Hill’s Mini Film Festival is a four day programme of film related events in, erm, Forest Hill. This workshop at The Hob pub is for you if you’d like to learn the basics of screen-writing and have a go at writing a short screen-play yourself.
// Sunday //
Treat your Mum to a tipple and a slice of cake, or splash out on one of Little Nan’s Cream Teas. Reservations aren’t essential, but if you would like to reserve a table and order the High Tea, email email@example.com.
Weirdos Comedy Club present Blueprint Part 2 (Part 3). A delightfully bonkers comedy night, featuring special guests Robin and Partridge, Depresstival & Darren Maskell.
They Say: Electric. Exciting. Ridiculous. Completely stupid fun.