Unmissable Things to Do in London - April 2018

Unmissable Things to Do in London – April 2018

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…

Cabaret & Circus

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.





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).

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.

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.


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.

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.’.

Theatre & Performance Art

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.


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.

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

Indulge your inner Del Boy at this Peckham night market.

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!


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.