Unmissable Things To Do in London in October 2022
Truly this is the darkest of timelines – but even as the nights get longer clouds roll in, we’re here to pick out the Unmissable Things To Do in London (and beyond) this October.
Escape miserable reality by ticking off everything on this list – but do it safely!
Justin Vivian Bond & Anthony Roth Costanzo bring the house down with the London transfer of Only an Octave Apart – a solid-gold, five-star smash-hit! Check out our review.
A tale of two Pakistani men, one escaping homophobia in Pakistan and one a jaded Londoner, dealing with the racism against Brown people on hook up sites like Grindr.
‘A millionaire and his double. A need for a revolution. A cycle of family trauma’. Uncover this German Expressionist tale about our devastating relationship with money, which has not been performed in the UK for 100 years. No time like the present!
A music festival which supports new artists, with themed nights from VICE, BBC Music Introducing, club night RISEN and an unmissable event by shesaid.so, a global community connecting women, gender minorities and allies in the music industry.
London’s revolutionary comedy night showcases femmes of colour in a uniquely supportive atmosphere, led by the amazing Kemah Bob.
An immersive tribute to the power of protest, which is well worth the trip to Chatham.
Cherish Menzo reclaims the image and power of those unnamed models of 90s hip hop videos.
Head up north to indulge your inner horror fantasy at an abandoned Medieval theme park near Preston, Lancs.
‘2022. Shady billionaires make plans to colonise and mine the solar system behind all our backs, and one rocky satellite is dangerously close to the edge. One last cycle to figure out where it all went wrong and how (if) we can course-correct before it’s too late.‘
Don’t miss this absurd treat from Meg Hodgson in collaboration with scientist Professor Ilan Kelman.
Dolly Sen explores how psychiatry has harmed queer people in a hilarious and honest performance.
A one-man tour de force exploring what happens next to a teenage art prodigy.
Jazz classics are performed by incredible diverse and disabled musicians.
Almeida’s latest smash tells the story of religious megastar Tammy Faye is sure to hit the West End. Music is by Elton John, lyrics by Jake Shears, book by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold. Could there be any more white men involved? Nevertheless…
Support independent gem the87press for the launch of five new books from Fran Lock, Gareth Farmer, Danny Hayward, Jessica Widner, and Laura Doyle Péan (who will join via a virtual reading). This event will be blended together with the warm Latinx sounds of Manuka Honey.
A unique series of events discussing artistry and care with creatives Katie Greenall, Krishna Istha, Sarah Hopfinger, DemiMa and Daisy Hale,
Head to EartH to be blown into the stratosphere with electronic music producer Halina Rice.
A mass intergenerational dance celebrating Lewisham as borough of culture.
Anthology This Arab Is Queer is here to celebrate LGBTQ+ Arab writers including journalist Elias Jahshan and author Saleem Haddad.
Another one at London’s most exciting music venue, Dan Samsa fuses techno, jazz and art with live audio-visuals – plus, a cracking warm up in TVOYA.
This exhibition dredges the depths of the horror show that has been the last fifty years in the UK with three main sections; Monster, Ghost and Witch.
Weirdos Comedy Presents The Envelopes (Halloween Special) | Museum of Comedy | 28-30 October | £15.50
Expect the unexpected and perhaps the underrehearsed (or is it on purpose?). Pure spooktacular joy from the Weirdos comedy collective.
Get on board the Puppet Theatre Barge for horror, heartbreak, and whimsy from artist Charlie Wood.
Move outside the gender binary with writer and performer Travis Alabanza, discussing their new memoir.
‘HEEERE’S JOHNNY’ at London’s newest queer community hub (and our local).