London To Do List – 19-25 May 2014

London To Do List – 19-25 May 2014

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!

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// All Week //

adriennetruscott

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It | Soho Theatre | From £12.50

They Say: Adrienne Truscott, one-half of the infamous Wau Wau Sisters, dressed only from the waist up and the ankles down, undoes and does in the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. With commentary from George Carlin, Louis CK and Robert De Niro, polkadots, whistles, and enough gin and tonics to get a girl in trouble, she lets her pussy do the talking. Set to pop music. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, all night long.

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incomingfestival

Incoming Festival | New Diorama Theatre | Prices Vary

A week-long festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Expect inspirational theatre performances (including The Wardrobe Ensemble’s ’33’, pictured) and workshops aplenty.

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meowmeow

Meow Meow: Feline Intimate | London Wonderground | 9.15pm | From £15.50

Meow Meow makes her Wonderground debut with a three weeks run in the Speigeltent. Expect mind-blowing reinterpretations of Brecht and Radiohead, as well as original songs, “sexiness, sequins, satire and possibly even the splits”.

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bearfest

London Bearfest | Various Locations | Until May 26th

A week-long festival celebrating the London’s bear scene, bringing together “bears, cubs, otters & admirers from all over the world to enjoy a week of furry and chunky fun in this cosmopolitan city”.

Check out the full programme of major events, club nights & parties, restaurant outings, cabaret shows, sing a-longs and the ‘Big bear Bar Crawl’.

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// Monday – Wednesday //

pintofscience

Pint of Science | BGWMC | 7:30pm | £2

Pint of Science lures academic scientists into local pubs and bars so that they can explain their latest research to the public.

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club hosts three events:

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// Tuesday //

shortsightedcinema

Short Sighted Cinema presents ‘COMMUTER’ | Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton | 7.30pm | £3

An evening screening of short films at the Ritzy, around the theme of ‘the commuter’. Featuring

  • BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE – Dir. Nick Scott
  • MALADJUSTED – Dir / Animator Adam Wells
  • TRAIN OF THOUGHT – Animator + Dir. Leo Bridle & Ben Thomas
  • DRONE – Dir. Daniel Jewel

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// Wednesday //

thetriptoitaly

The Trip to Italy Screening + Satellite Q&A with Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon | Good Cinemas | £15

An abridged screening of the BBC2 comedy series, which sees friends Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon traveling around Italy in a Mini, reviewing restaurants for The Observer whilst engaging in endless good- (and occasionally bad-) humoured banter.

Followed by a satellite Q&A session with the stars themselves, discussing the series, and taking questions from the audience.

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myradubois

Turning – Lady Thatcher Returns! | The RVT | 7pm | £5

They Say: Actress & cabaret star Myra DuBois capitalises on the death of the ‘Iron Lady’ in this bandwagon of a one-woman show. A jukebox-musical romp with the first person to rise from the grave since Jesus Christ. Icon, woman and late former Prime Minister. Myra DuBois IS Margaret Thatcher. Look out, old Maggie is back!

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// Sunday //

sohofleamarket

Soho Flea Market | Dean Street | 11am -7pm | Free to potter about

London’s first designer street market brings together London’s up and coming creative talent on historic Dean Street.

Featuring artisans, artists, fashion designers, jewellery designers, ceramicists, fabric designers and more, plus yummy street food and fab entertainment.

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Stuart Wilson

About 

I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.