London To Do List – 11–17 August

London To Do List – 11–17 August

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

// All Week //

beerhunt

London Beer Hunt | Various Pubs

Part of London Beer City (9th-16th of August), here’s a chance to win one of 100 limited edition London Beer Hunt beers, or just an excuse to do a pub crawl!

Follow the cryptic words from bar to bar each bar, or just work out the pubs from the nifty map – and generally have a good time drinking with friends (or alone, but it’ll be better with friends).

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// Monday //

randomacts

Random Acts 1 | The Uxbridge Arms | 6pm – 11:30pm | FREE to Enter

For 1 night only, The Uxbridge Arms hosts a John Lee Bird art installation with all works for sale (£10 to £100). Expect some oddness and maybe a special LIVE act!

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antifreeze

Anti Freeze Summer Festival of Arts | The Fiddlers Elbow | Monday-Wednesday | £20

A diverse range of performances over 6 nights in August raising money for GOSH. The line-ups this week are:

Monday – The New Dudley Sutton One Man Show. Fabio Piano man, JP ONeill from Farrago Poetry.
Tuesday – The Last Chanteuse Anne Pigalle, Poetry from Simon Miles and Patrick Lyons!
Wednesday – Award winning Blues Band The Little Devils.

Anti Freeze continues next week, August 18-20 // More Info

// Wednesday //

summercinema

Summer Cinema | Regent’s Place | Wednesday – Saturday | FREE

The Summer Cinema series continues on the Regent’s Place Plaza:

Wednesday – Pirates of the Caribbean (6:30pm)
Thursday – The Wedding Planner (6:30pm)
Friday – Ocean’s Eleven (6:30pm)
Saturday – The Lego Movie (1pm)

Summer Cinema runs until August 29th // More Info

// Thursday //

streaktigers

Streak for Tigers | London Zoo | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | £15 to ogle!

London Zoo (by presumably VERY popular demand) hosts another running of a rather unique event – a chance for supporters to strip off and bare all for Tigers and streak around the zoo, and for paying guests to watch!

This event will rise funds the Zoological Society of London, whilst also highlighting the ZSL’s work with tigers.

If you feel like baring all for a good cause, register for £20 and aim to raise £150  // More Info & Buy Tickets/Register

boyface

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face | The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula | Thursday-Sunday | Various Times | £10

Shunt, the artist collective behind The Architects and Money, return with The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face.

Commissioned by The Jetty, Shunt are creating a temporary space out of shipping containers, into which 30 people disappear every 10 minutes and are spat out 45 minutes later.

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face runs until September 28th // More Info & Buy Tickets

summerhouse

The Summer House Weekend | Sussex | Thursday-Sunday | £180

The Summer House is a chance to party AND a place to make friends! The Summer House is a place of inclusivity, respect and community-building – organisers “want everyone to feel equally free to participate and express themselves”.

Expect activities and games, workshops and talks, one-one-one treatments, cabaret performances, music, DJs and dancing, storytelling, poetry, vintage cinema, tasty food and plenty of booze.

The Summer House Weekend concludes on Monday // More Info & Buy Tickets

// Friday //

margolyes

Film Talk with Miriam Margolyes | The Woolwich Grand Theatre | 7:00pm | £11

They Say: Miriam Margolyes gives a fundraising talk on her life and career in the Arts. We’re very grateful to Miriam, who is dropping in despite her busy schedule and film commitments to come to Woolwich. She won a BAFTA Award for her role in The Age of Innocence (1993) and went on to play the role of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series.The talk is followed by Baz Luhrmann’s delicious re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet in which Miriam stars.

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// Saturday //

spotlight

Spotlight | Seven Dials | 12pm – 7pm | FREE

Seven Dials becomes a traffic free zone packed with live entertainment! Rick Edwards presents main stage performances from Tristan Bates Theatre, London Brass All Stars, St Martin’s Theatre ‘Mousetrap’, Something Suburban, comedian Ian Stone, Pineapple Dance Studios, Wolffe & more.

Plus, there will be live drawing from artists from London Graphic Centre, floral headband making at Frenchologie, face and body painting at Screen Face, hula hoopers at Collectif, dancers in front of Camper, music from Jeez Louis outside Laura Lee Jewellery from 3pm-5pm, and live music outside Kiehl’s!

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aeronaut

Summer Circus Spectacular | The Aeronaut, Acton | 8pm – 10:30pm | £10

It;s the second Summer Circus Spectacular, featuring live performances in the Aeronaut Circus Big Top including: compere Benjamin Louche, juggler Florian Brooks, Iona the Contortionist, fire breather Missy Fatale, Jackie Le on the aerial hoop, comedy from Christian Lee and Ariadne the Greek Wag, and DJ’s The Roustabouts!

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elephant

The Elephant and the Nun | Burgess Park | 12pm – 8pm | FREE

The third Elephant and the Nun brings an eclectic programme of events to the redeveloped Burgess Park.

Check out the Global Local Stage produced by Continental Drifts and Tracey Smith, The Village Hall Experience brought to you by Pull the Other One, the Africa Live Festivalthe Plug in to Perform project, plus loads more performance spaces, curated events, and activities for the whole family.

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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.