Unmissable Things to Do in London - April 2018

Unmissable Things to Do in London – April 2018

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Never mind those April showers – make like Rhianna with your umbrella-ella-ella!

This month’s things to do in London include a drag spectacular, a porn film festival, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, classy cabaret crooning, puppet theatre, cutting-edge performance, a car boot sale & much more…

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Cabaret & Circus

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Festivals

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Film

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Music

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Theatre & Performance Art

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Curios

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Cabaret & Circus

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Drag Graduation Showcase | The RVT | 5 April | 7pm | £10

Leave the sofa and sashay away from RuPaul’s Drag Race to delve deep into the underbelly of neo-drag – London style.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vauxhalltavern.com%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fdrag-graduation-showcase%2F%3Foid%3D1909||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Exhibitions

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Embracing the Goddess | Wellcome Collection | 5 April | 7-10pm | FREE

A fascinating night of discussion and night out exploring South Asian socio-religious life and its complex history of goddess worship.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwellcomecollection.org%2Fevents%2FWqkd1yUAAB8sW4By||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Festivals

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London Porn Film Festival | The Horse Hospital | 12-15 April

An open space to see, share and show more sex positive films within the Queer Community of Wotever World.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.londonpff.com||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

V&A Performance Festival | The V&A | From 20 April

A free festival of screenings, talks, live performances, tours and events dealing with the slightly disparate dual themes of Censorship and Circus.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vam.ac.uk%2Fseason%2F2018%2Fva-performance-festival-2018%3Futm_source%3Dfacebook_event%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3Dperformance_festival||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Imperial Festival | Imperial College London | 28-29 April

The famous science college of University of London presents it’s annual free festival. From playing robotic air hockey, performing VR surgery, or even creating your own art-making roving machines Imperial Festival is epic for all ages.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http://www.imperial.ac.uk/festival/” el_class=”MoreInfo”]

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Film

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East End Film Festival | Multiple Venues | 3-29 April | Times Vary

A pioneering film festival which champions unsung heroes and new stories including Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (pictured).[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastendfilmfestival.com||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Email My Heart Film Club: The Lizzie McGuire Movie | Deptford Cinema | 7 April | 7pm | £6

Eons before the milennial was the y2k generation and this night is here to celebrate the saccharine sweet zany world of Lizzie McGuire – a Disneyfied vision of teenage rebellion.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdeptfordcinema.org%2Fnew-events%2F2018%2F4%2F7%2Femail-my-heart-film-club-presents-the-lizzie-mcguire-movie-15th-anniversary-screening-y2k-pop-party%3Frq%3Demail%2520my%2520heart||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Big Picture Film Club Presents: Guardians | Close Up Film Centre | 25 April | 8pm | £8

An oddball comedy-thriller, which centers around 2 live in guardians.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbigpicturefilmclub.com%2Fevent%2Fbig-picture-film-club-presents-guardians%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Lady Terminator

Crap Film Club: Lady Terminator | The Book Club | 30 April | 7pm | £5

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Music

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Camille O’Sullivan: The Carny Dream | Wilton’s Music Hall | 10-21 April | 8pm | From £10

A wild ride through the legendary Irish chanteuse’s repertoire in the most iconic venue, London’s original surviving Victorian Music hALL.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wiltons.org.uk%2Fwhatson%2F416-camille-o-sullivan-the-carny-dream||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Mélissa Laveaux | Roch Mix | 13 April | 8pm | From £10

Mélissa Laveaux performs songs from her third album, Radyo Siwèl: ‘Draping them in an indie rock aesthetic, Mélissa’s reinterprets Haitian heritage, taking traditional tunes, vodou anthems and scraps and phrases discovered in old songbooks, and sewing them together like a patchwork of intersecting identities.’.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.richmix.org.uk%2Fevents%2Fmusic%2Fm%C3%A9lissa-laveaux||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Theatre & Performance Art

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The Little Matchgirl | Sam Wanamaker Playhouse | Until 21 April | Times Vary | From £10

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The Adventures of the Bearded Lady | Camden People’s Theatre | 4 & 5 April | 7:15pm | £12

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The White Plague - Ferodo Bridges

White Plague | Landor Space | 7-22 April | Times Vary | £15

An immersive journey through a city beset by an epidemic of blindness.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.landorspace.com%2Fwhite-plague||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Curios

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PopHorror X: Björn of The Dead (ABBA Stabber) | The RVT | 11 April | 7:30pm | From £5.50

Pop, horror and fierce cabaret combine for a devilishly fun night with a hilarious name.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vauxhalltavern.com%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fpop-horror%2F%3Foid%3D1897||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Maya Angelou – The Dream of a Common Language: The Women Poets Who Changed 1968 | Wilton’s Music Hall | 16 April | 7:30pm | From £10

The poet and filmmaker Maya Angelou’s work is explored in East London.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wiltons.org.uk%2Fwhatson%2F430-maya-angelouthe-dream-of-a-common-language-the-women-poets-who-changed-1968||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Rebel Choir: Sing for Resistance! Sing for Change! | Camden People’s Theatre | 21 April | 5pm | Pay What You Can

Sing like you mean it to protect workers’ rights.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cptheatre.co.uk%2Fproduction%2Frebel-choir-sing-for-resistance-sing-for-change%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Night Car Boot Sale | Peckham Springs | 26 April | 6-10pm | FREE

Indulge your inner Del Boy at this Peckham night market.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F197238604203056%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Did we miss the perfect April event or opening? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it in to our list!

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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.