Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 2-8 March 2015

Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 2-8 March 2015

Your one-stop culture shop – everything you really need to know if you’re looking for quirky, kooky or unusual things to do in London this week!

Monday 2nd March – Sunday 8th March 2015

THEATRE

Game | Almeida Theatre | Until 4 April | 7pm & 9:30pm (4pm Sat Mats) | £16-£30

Game | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

The world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s provocative new play – spy on a family as they embark upon a dangerous new way to live…

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Fiction | Battersea Arts Centre | 3-21 March | 7:30pm | £15

Fiction | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

David Rosenberg and Glen Neath return to BAC with Fiction, a multi-sensory experience inspired by Dr Tristan Bekinschtein’s approach to the study of cognition of consciousness.

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Vincent Dance Theatre: 21 Years/21 Works | Shoreditch Town Hall | 5-7 March | From 6pm | £11-£25

Vincent Dance Theatre | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

A live and online collection of Artistic Director & Choreographer Charlotte Vincent’s film and production work spanning 1994 to 2015. Includes atmospheric ensemble work Underworld and comi-tragic one-woman show Look At Me Now, Mummy (main picture).

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COMEDY

Spectacular Spectrum of Now | Star of Kings | 4 March | 7:30pm | £5

Spectacular Spectrum of Now | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

They Say: We’re a comedy night that features a spectacular spectrum of all the exciting and alternative comedy around right now. If you like the unconventional, take our hand, it’s right this way

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Jayde Adams’ Kahuzzi! | The Glory | 5 March | 7:30pm | £5

Kahuzzi! | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

Jayde Adams’ own comedy night in the basement of The Glory on Kingsland Road. Featuring Lou Sanders, Spencer Jones, Leo Kearse and Michelle de Swarte.

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Matt Parker: Now in 4D | Canada Water Culture Space | 5 March | 7:30pm | £10

Matt Parker | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

Maths comedian (that niche exists!) and Rubik’s Cube world record holder Matt Parker combines lively stand-up and mind-boggling maths…

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MUSIC

YAP! YAP! YAP!: Echo, Echo, Echo | ICA | 5 March | 6:30pm | FREE

Yap Yap Yap | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

An experimental, multi–layered piece of recorded improvisation blending the voices of Gaggle women past and present, live instruments and a recording of the opening night of Yap! Yap! Yap!

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FILM

Life of Riley (“Aimer, Boire et Chanter”) | Good Cinemas | From 6 March

Life of Riley | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

The late Alain Resnais’s third adaptation of a work by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn and the great master’s last film. In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live.

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FESTIVALS

VAULT Festival | The Vaults | Until 8 March | Various Times | Various Prices

VAULT Festival | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

The last week of the festival sees at least 16 shows every evening, free live music and Lates which sprawl on into the night. Don’t miss Superbolt Theatre’s Jurassic Park: a story of man versus monster that reminds us all of what it is to be human…

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Women of the World Festival | Southbank Centre | 1-8 March | Various Times | Various Prices

WOW

Now in its fifth year, WOW is a festival of talks, workshops and performances celebrating women and girls. Don’t miss Claude Cahun: Beneath The Mask (1-31 March | Royal Festival Hall Spirit Level | FREE), and Bobby Baker’s Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience (3 March | 7.45pm | Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room | £15).

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FOOD & DRINK

Boopshi’s | The Horsehoe, Hampstead

Boopshi's | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

The much-loved schnitzel restaurant has taken over the kitchen and of The Horseshoe in Hampstead, serving hearty Viennese cuisine and classic desserts alongside Camden Town Brewery beers.

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ODDITIES

FRAFF: International Women’s Day Special | Rich Mix | 6 March | 8pm | £10

FRAFF | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

Curated and compered by Scottee, FRAFF celebrates International Women’s Day with an all-female line up including Jayde Adams, Barbara Brownskirt, Angel Rose and Amy McAllister.

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Suburbaret | The Bedford, Balham | 8 March | 6pm | £8

Suburbaret | Unusual Things To Do in London, 2-8 March 2015

A cabaret celebration of the suburbs. Featuring acts including Mysti Vine, Claire Benjamin, Celia Delaney, Marion Déprez , Middle-Aged Mermaid, Miss Hollie Would, and special guest host Lili La Scala.

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.