Things To Do in London in May 2016
May is possibly the greatest month of the year (not just because it is the month of Eurovision & this editor’s birthday).
London is your oyster with these unusual things to do in London & beyond including an African Market, the campest night out ever & more chances than ever to see emerging DIY talent.
Our favourite festival of cabaret & circus returns for it’s 5th triumphant year. Shows that caught our eye in May include:
- The Raunch (From 5 May-12 June): ‘A whip-cracking, high-flying, all-twerking, rodeo-rocking night out’ featuring the extraordinary talents of Empress Stah (read our interview here) & Fancy Chance.
- Dusty Limits: Black Dogs (Of Death) (Sat 7 May): Dusty Limits confronts the darker thoughts we all have with some touching & funny songs.
- Replay: There are chances to see our faves – the anarchic punk gameshow Miss Behave’s Gameshow (Sat 28 May) & a new show from an old fave Southern starlet Tina C in Eating Country (Weds 11 May).
A chance to see the next generation of DIY performance legends before the Edinburgh fringe picked by the awesome Fragility. Highlights for us include:
- Vinegar Strokes- Qualified Actress (Fri 6 May): The ‘Whoopi Goldberg’ of drag is qualified to act, daaahling.
- On the Edge of Me (Sat 7 May): ‘Roundhouse Resident Artist Remi shares her story of Graduate life, mental health and JSA’.
- Romeo&Chulio (6-7 May): A classic love story told by men bear suits.
- Plus don’t miss Fragility’s secret artists.
‘“Zurich meets London — a Festival of Two Cities” is a part of a series of festivals designed to engage Zurich in a fertile dialogue with the most inspirational cities in the world.’
Theatre & Shows
We saw this cult show in 2015 Ed Fringe and described it as ‘a hypnotically hedonistic, rave-fuelled ritual led by a faun in heels’.
Music & Nights Out
The Mash Tour comes to London and brings a free gig with METZ at St. John at Hackney Church as well as free feasts & nights out.
A FUNdraiser night of intergalactic camp featuring a stellar cast of alt drag darlings DENIM & the future of funk in the guise of Chiara Hunter.
Everyone remembers Pulp, Suede and The Divine Comedy as 90s britpop kings but Lush were the ultimate sparky pop indie band. Just listen to their album Lovelife here.
Events & Markets
A nice chance to discover there is more to North Greenwich that the O2 with top local talent, all set against a range of established design stalls, music, DJ’s, dance, art & design workshops and food trucks with an international flavour.
A world first ride experience with VR technology combined with the twisted mind of Derren Brown opens this May at the adrenaline junkie mecca of Thorpe Park. Stay tuned for our review…