London To Do List - 30 June - 6 July

London To Do List – 30 June – 6 July

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 //

digital revolution

Digital Revolution | Barbican | July 3 – September 14 | £12.50

Promising the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever staged in the UK, Digital Revolution is an immersive and interactive exhibition bringing together a diverse range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, whose use of digital media pushes at the boundaries of their fields.

Featured artists include: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lynn Hershman, Chris Milk, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Aaron Koblin, Lillian Schwartz, Olia Lialina , Björk, Pauline van Dongen , Studio XO, CuteCircuit , Amon Tobin & MORE!

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// From Tuesday //


Once Upon a Nightmare | The Courtyard Theatre | Tuesday-Sunday | 7:30pm | £10

They Say: Once Upon a Nightmare is the new dark comedy fantasy adventure play from the makers of the hit five-star show Death Ship 666!

Andy and Sophie are sucked into the magical dream world of Somnia to defeat the forces of evil, but on the way back home Andy is trapped and doesn’t return. Twenty years later, Sophie is called back once more to save Somnia and her childhood friend from the clutches of a nightmare from which no one can wake.

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Beyond Caring | The Yard | Until July 26 | 8pm | £10-£15

They Say: Four people arrive to work the night shift in a meat factory. They meet for the first time. They are employed as cleaners, by a temp agency. They are all on zero-hours contracts.

Every shift, they clean. Every four hours, they take a break. They drink tea or coffee together. They read magazines. They chat. As it gets light, they go home, or to another job. The cycle goes on. And on. Strangers. Until something stirs, until isolated people get too close to one another, too fast.

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// Tuesday //


World Cup Carnival, Last 16: The Wookies & Mexican Dubwiser | The Vaults | From 4pm (Bands from 11pm) | From £6

The Vaults hosts The Wookies and Mexican Dubwiser, fresh from the green and pleasant muddy fields of Glastonbury.

A night full of cumbia rhythms and disco power from Mexico City and L.A, preceded by football from that tournament that’s apparently still going on in Brazil…

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// Friday //


Boom & Bang Cabaret Circus | The Hippodrome | 11pm | £10-£20

Kitty Bang Bang and Bioux Lee Hayes present “a late night cavalcade of exotic circus acts”, a nod to the Hippodrome Casino’s history but with a leaning towards new and greater excesses. Expect spectacular acrobatics, fire eating beauties, sideshow freaks, terrifying clowns and more!

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Flaws – Mark Watson | The Bowler Hat | 9:30pm | £15

A To Do List favourite, Mark Watson brings his new show to the City of London Festival.

They Say: This is his darkest, most personal show yet. Luckily, also his funniest

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// Saturday //


The Dandy Warhols | Brooklyn Bowl | 7:30pm | £16-£18

They Say: Hailing from Portland, neo-psychedlic outfit The Dandy Warhols formed because the group of friends “needed music to drink to.” Named after the great Andy Warhol, they’ll bring their mix of power pop, garage rock, and shoegaze to melt faces on Brooklyn Bowl’s stage across two nights.

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Silver Lining | The Bowler Hat | 7:30pm | £12.50

Circus company Silver Lining features some of the UK’s finest young circus artists – an exciting collection of acrobats, aerialists and jugglers who promise to balance, hang, sing, fly, catch, spin and throw their way through a fast-paced, feel-good explosive show.

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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.