London To Do List – 1-7 September

London To Do List – 1-7 September

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

Scalarama | Various Venues | All Month | Times Vary

A month-long festival of film at venues across London & beyond! This week, the programme includes such diverse films as Mandela: Long Road to Freedom (Wood Green Vue, Monday), The Last House on the Left (Prince Charles Cinema, Wednesday at 8:45pm), Footloose (Fulham Palace, Thursday at 8pm), Logan’s Run (Hollywood Spring, Friday at 8pm) & Vertigo (The Rooftop Cinema, Peckham, Sunday at 8pm).

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Wuthering Heights | Battersea Arts Centre | Monday-Friday | 7:30pm | £15

A talented, all-male ensemble explore Emily Bronte’s classic story of Cathy, Heathcliffe and all that moping about on moors. Thankfully, the music of Kate Bush and a dance or two should brighten this up no end.

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Unlimited | Southbank Centre | Tuesday-Sunday | Times Vary | Some FREE

The Unlimited festival celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists, promising a diverse range of theatre, dance, music, literature, comedy and visual arts that places centre stage a spirit of artistic adventure, honesty and humour.

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Faux Real with Fauxnique| Hackney Attic | Tuesday | 8pm | £7

San Francisco’s Fauxnique hosts en evening dedicated to female drag queens! Performance artist and dancer Monique Jenkinson may be a woman, but she can still ‘lipsynch for her life’ as well as dancing, singing and offering up some choice philosophical musings

They Say: “Be prepared for high heel stunts, hero-worship, remembrance of gay prom dates past & fervid femme feminism.”

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Briefs: The Second Coming | London Wonderground | Tuesday-Sunday | 7:30pm | From £16.50

Circus meets boylesque in this cheeky, sexy, extravagant exhibition of boys showing off! Gasp one minute, guffaw the next, and beware in the front row – not for the shy, fainthearted or chronically miserable.

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More London Free Film | The Scoop | Wednesday-Friday | 7:30pm | FREE

After hosting free fringe, music and theatre, it’s the turn of free cinema at The Scoop. This year, the eclectic programme includes The Truman Show, The Goonies & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

This week’s line-up:

  • Wednesday – Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Thursday – Philomena
  • Friday – Life of Pi

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Cheese & Crackers | The RVT | Wednesday | 8pm | From £9

Cara Cummings (pictured) hosts the monthly variety showcase where 10 entertainers battling to the death (well, not quite to the death) for audience votes and the coveted Cheese ‘n’ Crackers Platter.

Expect a selection box of cabaret acts, burlesque performers, comedy, stand-up, musical theatre, magic… Anything goes!

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Poeticat’s September London Tour – Smash the Floor! | Various Venues | Wednesday-Saturday | £5

Poeticat is an energetic and unique rock band infusing elements of progressive, experimental and psychedelic music with a punk attitude. They’re touring London throughout September, and this week they’re popping up at:

  • Wednesday – The Macbeth, Hoxton
  • Thursday – The Victoria, Dalston
  • Friday – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
  • Saturday – Pipeline, Shoreditch

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Mencap Team Dodgeball Championships | Wimbledon Park | Saturday | From 11am | £30 Tournament Entry, £10 After Party

Join the UK’s biggest Dodgeball tournament for an unforgettable day, and raise money for Mencap!

There will be hours of dodgeball, music and an after party for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Mencap Website for more info on how you can join in the fun, either as an individual or as a team!

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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.