UNUSUAL THINGS TO DO IN LONDON THIS WEEK | 5 – 10 MAY 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!
Tuesday 5th May – Sunday 10th May 2015
Inspired by one of our fave diatribes, Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, Electric Dreams is a taut mystery, which journeys through 1950’s mind-control experiments, the Iraq war and the current destruction of the welfare state.
This show asks the often avoided question of your work life: ‘Is it best to follow your dreams or to be practical?’. Live art queen Katy Baird explores the very nature of our work life.
Fuel your imagination – 4 days and over 30 events including Urban Performance Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, International work, Debates, Q&A, Workshops and much more…
Emergence is driven by theatre and applied performance practice, with a range of performances and activities in and around spaces in Stratford.
It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and one fifteen-year-old mermaid is about to discover music for the very first time…
Pond Wife is a radical reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale The Little Mermaid, told through the medium of 90’s pop.
With storytelling, a bath tub and cheesy pop, performance collaborative Holly & Ted (Holly Norrington, Teddy Lamb) use lo-fi tech and a casual performance style to reinvent a story that is funny, scientific and magical.
Geranium Theatre Company’s Paradise creates a “sparkly and surreal world in which we follow the contestants quest for the title of “miss Paradise 2015” – the most eligible bachelorette of them all!”
Poor Thing’s Dear Universe is a look “at the struggle for spiritual enlightenment within the limits of living in London… through clowning, interactive performance and opera.”
Jonny Woo is joined by opera and cabaret sensation, Le Gateau Chocolat for a night of “unadulterated musical theatre nonsense.” Expect Phantom Of The Opera, Gypsy, Grease and maybe even some Whitney Houston!
Films 4 Free | Dalston Roof Park | 5 May | 5pm | Free (well you ideally need to donate £5 to become a member)
Party Cinco de Mayo stylee with a secret film choice for free on a lovely rooftop in Dalston
The spectacular but treacherous Futuro Beach provides the backdrop to this vibrant film featuring an electrifying soundtrack including David Bowie’s Heroes and Suicide’s Ghost Rider. Head to Clapham Picturehouse for an exclusive Q&A preview screening with director Karim Aïnouz.
Join Bobby and the Daily Life Ltd team for a two-day East London extravaganza exploring ‘expertise’ in arts and mental health, from the perspectives of all involved.
Alternative Press & The London Radical Bookfair take over 47/49 Tanner Street with a day that champions all radical publishing – from its independent bookshops and publishers to its DIY-ers; the small press, self-publishers, and zinesters.
A solo exhibition by Zoë Hough, The Microbial Verdict: You Live
Until You Die explores issues surrounding ageing in modern society and the desire for control over our bodies and our minds.
A party in a theatre, with drag. This is Fun with a capital F, where P stands for both Pop and Performance.