Loserville To Do List – March
Well, apparently winter is over. We’re not so sure. While we all wait for global warming to, well, do some warming, here’s some fun/interesting stuff to do this month, all indoors and all vaguely excellent (probably).
All of March > British Art Show 7: In The Days of The Comet | Hayward Gallery | £8
“British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet looks to art made in the period 2005–10, paying particular attention to the ways in which artists make use of histories – be they distant or proximate, longingly imagined or all too real – to illuminate our present moment.” More info here.
Thu 3 > Gail Pickering: Sixty Six Signs of Neon | 20:00 | Southbank Centre | Free
Gail Pickering presents a live film montage involving a performance transmitted in real time from a remote studio. More info here. _
Thu 3 – Thu 24 > You Me Bum Bum Train Poster Exhibition | 14:00-21:00 (Except Thu 3) | Drawers Gallery | Free
An exhibition of posters painted by Kate Bond and Morgan Lloyd over the past six years for You Me Bum Bum Train. More info here.
Thu 3 – Sat 5 > La JohnJoseph: Underclass Hero | 20:00 | Oval House Theatre | £5
Transdrogynous performance-starlet La JohnJoseph, returns to London this Spring to present “Underclass Hero”, the frank and almost charming tale of his formative years on Liverpool’s most glamorous council estates. More info here. _
Sat 5 – Sun 6 > Christian Marclay: The Clock | 18:30-18:30 (24hrs) | Southbank Centre | Free
A rare opportunity to see Christian Marclay’s highly acclaimed film in its entirety. The Clock is a montage of clips from several thousand films, showing scenes featuring clocks and watches, or situations indicating a particular time of day. _
Tue 8 > David Devant & His Spirit Wife + The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra | 20:00 | The Lexington | £8
David Devant & His Spirit Wife present a live show that promisese ‘music hall’-style props and magical moments, plus support from the 2 dozen strong Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra. _
Tue 8 – Thu 17 > Birds Eye View Festival | BFI Southbank, ICA & Southbank Centre | Full Programme Here
The seventh Birds Eye View Film Festival opens on International Women’s Day and celebrates a century of women filmmakers, from Lois Weber to Lucy Walker. More info here.
Fri 11 > Polyester | 21:00 – Late | Star of Kings | £3
Merry revelry is in order at the launch of Polyester at the Star of Kings, Kings Cross! Featuring the quite awesomely insane bands Fagget Fairys, Labyrinth Ear and Disco Damage as well as crazy films and dance-floor antics. More info here.
Fri 18 > Up & Over It | 20:00-22:00 | Hackney Empire | £12.50-£22
International Irish dance superstars Up & Over It present an electro-pop inspired, alternative St Patrick’s Day celebration, with special guests Bourgeois & Maurice and The Breakfast Club. _
Tue 29 – April 9 > ONE-ON-ONE Festival | Various Times | Battersea Arts Centre | £19.50
Filling every inch of the BAC, from the basement to the attic and specially commissioned bedrooms, with individual performances, tailor-made for each visit – “this adrenaline fuelled experience is unlike anything you’ve ever done.
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.