Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018

Unmissable Things To Do in London – October 2018

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When life gives you pumpkins, make… pumpkin pie (or, How to make October the best month of the year, and not just because it’s our Stuart’s birthday!)

This month’s top picks include crazy cabaret, flop musicals, a view from China, a night of jumps & scares, GIN, amazing live music, five-star theatre, brand new work, truth spoke unto power & much more…

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Cabaret & Circus

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Comedy

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Festivals

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Film

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Music

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Talks

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Theatre & Performance Art

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Cabaret & Circus

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David Hoyle: Electric Cars | The RVT | 4 October | 8:30pm | From £10

Lord or is it lady of misrule David Hoyle leads a merry band of delightfully dark cabaret guests.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vauxhalltavern.com%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fdavid-hoyle-7%2F%3Foid%3D1988||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Comedy

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Weirdo: A Lois Mills Showcase | Leicester Square Theatre | 26 October | 7pm | £7

‘Lois is a one woman sketch group, demonstrating theatrical skills by becoming the “actor” before transforming into the “character” in a Brechtian fashion.’ Sounds hilarious.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fmuseumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com%2Fshows%2F873592848||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

FlopFLOP! Hit Songs from Musical Misfires! | Leicester Square Theatre | 28 October | 8:30pm | £12.50

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Festivals

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City Life Festival | Various Venues | 2-27 October | Times Vary

A postmodern mix of supper clubs, creative workshops, screenings, performances and discussions championing city life.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fsecondhome.io%2Fcultural-programme%2Fcity-life-festival||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 4

China Changing Festival | Southbank Centre | 4-7 October | Times Vary

Cutting-edge culture from China including Citizens of Nowhere? a British-Chinese Sitcom, Wen Hui’s RED a revolutionary ballet, Red Ink (pictured above) a hip-hop challenge to banned writing and the visually spectacular The Injustice to Tou O.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.southbankcentre.co.uk%2Fwhats-on%2Ffestivals-series%2Fchina-changing-festival||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 5

Queer Migrant Takeover: Deeper Routes | Rich Mix | 6 October | 5pm | From £10

A party, a celebration and a space for co-existence of multi-national queers and their allies to resist your ‘hostile environment’.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.richmix.org.uk%2Fevents%2Ftheatre%2Fqueer-migrant-takeover-deeper-routes-full-day-including-party||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Film

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Classic Horror All-Nighter | Prince Charles Cinema | 6 & 27 October | 8:45pm | From £17.50

Balls to the wall horror all night including Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fprincecharlescinema.com%2FPrinceCharlesCinema.dll%2FWhatsOn%3Ff%3D2808||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 7

The Celluloid Sorceress Presents: Sparkle (1976) + Samira Ahmed In Conversation | The Cinema Museum | 28 October | 3pm | £10

A very rare screening of the cult musical based on stories of Motown and The Supremes, written by Joel Schumacher with songs and music by Curtis Mayfield. The event also includes acclaimed journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed for a pre-show discussion of a film that inspired generations of African-American musicians, filmmakers and artists.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbilletto.co.uk%2Fen%2Fe%2Fthe-celluloid-sorceress-presents-sparkle-1976-16mm-presentation-samira-ahmed-in-conversation-tickets-280817||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Food & Drink

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Catford Gin Festival | Catford Broadway Theatre | 5-7 October | £25

A bevvy of fabulously named gins south of the river: Fatty’s Organic, Hidden Curiosities, Cuckoo, Old Bakery, Sherlock & Sons and Tom Cat Six.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%2Fe%2Fcatford-gin-festival-2018-tickets-47433497869||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Music

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Sawa Manga | Canada Water Theatre | 4 October | 7:30pm | £8

Voice, beats and visuals collide in this excellent addition to the Albany’s new music programme.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thealbany.org.uk%2Fshows%2Fsawa-manga-2%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 8

Jennie Abrahamson | Rich Mix | 29 October | 7:30pm | £13.25

Swedish dream popstar will make you feel all cozy for winter.[/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%2Fjennie-abrahamson-%E2%80%93-reverseries-solo-tour||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Talks

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Communicating Tax | London College of Communication | 4 October | 6pm | FREE

‘Tax doesn’t need to be taxing’ An interesting event around how we communicate something universally hated.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%2Fe%2Fcommunicating-tax-how-can-communications-and-design-transform-the-way-that-people-perceive-tax-tickets-49646257292||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”custom” style=”dotted” accent_color=”#24addd”][vc_column_text]

Theatre & Performance Art

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A Generous Lover | Camden People’s Theatre | 2-3 October | 9pm | £12

Read our five star review to understand why this show really is unmissable.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cptheatre.co.uk%2Fproduction%2Fa-generous-lover%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 11

I’m A Phoenix, Bitch | Battersea Arts Centre | 3-20 October | 8pm | £15 – £26

The BAC  welcomes back cult performance artiste Bryony Kimmings for a mythical tale of motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bac.org.uk%2Fcontent%2F44913%2Fwhats_on%2Fwhats_on%2Fshows%2Fim_a_phoenix_bitch||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Garden | Rose Lipman Building | 8-9 October | Multiple Times | From £15

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Skate Hard, Turn Left | Battersea Arts Centre | 9-13 October | 8:30pm | £12.50

A female skating revolution is presented in this unique project between theatre and reality.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bac.org.uk%2Fcontent%2F43304%2Fwhats_on%2Fwhats_on%2Fshows%2Fskate_hard_turn_left||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 13

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True | New Diorama Theatre | From 16 October | 7:30pm | £15

A #MeToo story from the past gives us perspective on the future of sexual violence against women. Read our review here.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newdiorama.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fits-true-its-true-its-true||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Unmissable Things To Do in London - October 2018 14

Swansong | The RVT | 17 October | 8pm | £10

Join leg-endary London drag icon Lavinia Co-op for a show about getting gay lib in a care home.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vauxhalltavern.com%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fswansong%2F%3Foid%3D2001||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

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Burgerz | Hackney Showroom | From 23 October | 7:30pm | From £10

‘Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.’ Travis Alabanza proves they are more than zeitgeist with this touching tale of being trans.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hackneyshowroom.com%2Fburgerz%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

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Link Link by Isabella Rossellini | Southbank Centre | 23-24 October | 7:30pm | From £28

‘A one-woman (and her dog) show by Golden Globe-nominated actress and film-maker Isabella Rossellini, Link Link is a theatrical lecture with a comic twist.’ Bravo to the Southbank Centre for letting this curiosity take the stage.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.southbankcentre.co.uk%2Fwhats-on%2F128078-link-link-isabella-rossellini-2018||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

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Truth To Power Cafe | Roundhouse | 30-31 October | 7:30pm | £10

Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them? Jeremy Goldstein gives you 5 minutes to respond to this important question. Anyone can speak.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.roundhouse.org.uk%2Fwhats-on%2F2018%2Ftruth-to-power-cafe%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Curios

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Depresstival | The Others Bar | 10 October | 7pm | FREE

A multi arts platform which provides a supportive and welcoming environment for 100s of established and emerging artists alike.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F313077716168350%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

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WonderLust: A Queer Takeover | New Cross Inn | 12 October | 7:30pm | From £6

Experience performance and cultivate new queer futures.

Disrupt the heteronormative homogeny of the day to day on the runway.

Dance until you transcend the limits of space-time to rewrite history.

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

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