London To Do List - 16-22 June

London To Do List – 16-22 June

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 //

gdif

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival | Various Venues | From Friday | FREE

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), probably London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), returns for another celebration of incredible outdoor events that hope to transform people’s lives.

One highlight will be Muaré, from Spanish/Argentinean company Voalá – “a psychedelic world in which aerialists descend from giant revolving “optical art” mobiles accompanied by electrifying live music.” Make sure to check out the Full Programme!

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// Tuesday //

toot

TOOT: Be Here Now | Shoreditch Town Hall | 7:30pm | £11

TOOT presents Be Here Now, an irreverently comic yet tender look at how music seeps into and influences our lives – a combination of pumping nineties beats, suspect dance routines and angsty shoe-gazing, and an examination of how that song will forever ignite heady feelings of love lost and won…

More Info & Buy Tickets // Be Here Now continues until June 28

shortsighted

Short Sighted Cinema: #FAIL | The Ritzy | 7:30pm | £3/4

#FAIL: an evening of short films at the Ritzy, about how life isn’t fair!

Featuring Green, a behind-the-scenes documentary about Angry Birds by Sami Abusamra; Michael Beddoes’ Forget Me Not, about relationships (and forgetting you had one); Gimp, a short film about a Gimp, a Dominatrix and an Alarm Clock by Kate Shenton, & MUCH MORE!

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// Wednesday //

central

Central Saint Martins Degree Show Two 2014 | Granary Building | From Midday | FREE

BA & MA degree shows from the talented artists at Central Saint Martins – in particular, watch out for the Graphic Design and Performance Design and Practice works, which are always outstanding.

More Info // Degree Show Two runs until June 22

// Thursday //

camdenhead

PREVIEW DOUBLE BILL – Tina T’urner Tea Lady & In Cahoots: Some Like It Hoots | The Camden Head | 8pm | FREE

A chance to catch two great acts previewing shows in advance of festival season – Tina T’urner Tea Lady, London Cabaret Awards: Best Newcomer 2014 channels Tina like you’ve never seen her before (imagine if Tina had been in Acorn Antiques and you’re half way there), while In Cahoots preview their Edinburgh show ‘Some Like It Hoots’!, a barrage of inventive, riotously funny sketch comedy.

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// Weekend //

modelmarket

Model Market – Launch Weekend | 196 Lewisham High Street | Friday & Saturday | 5pm-Midnight | FREE ENTRY

They Say: #ModelMarket is an abandoned 1950s indoor and outdoor market just off Lewisham High Street and we’ll be breathing new life, light and vibes into the space with everything you’d expect – fantastic street food, cracking drinks, great music and our usual wonderful crowd.

We Say: Ok, so we like food. And we live near Lewisham. So this was a shoe-in. See you on Friday, you better get there early, or we’ll have eaten EVERYTHING!

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Stuart Wilson

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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.