Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 18 – 24 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!
Monday 18th May – Sunday 24th May 2015
Head along to Farringdon Road for this immersive theatrical journey through human rights research. Take part in tests, make brave choices, and prepare to be taken out of your comfort zone…
Delightfully left-field Mr Twonkey (aka Paul Vickers) doesn’t have a sane bone in his body! Join him for a touching, funny and utterly bonkers hour at Soho Theatre.
Ever struggled to find the Why in Hay? Try HowTheLightGetsIn for a different spin on the intelli-fest. Featuring appearances from George Galloway, Patrick Wolf, Sally Phillips, Mike Skinner, Najma Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, Holly Burn & more!
On a recent jaunt to our local Deptford-based Vinyl store-cum-coffee shop, we heard about this fantastic festival – presented by Baba Yaga’s Hut – of the best in psych heaviness, space rock, synth craziness, electronica and other out-there music genres! Last year featured Boningen, Clinic & Girl Band, so this year should be great too… Our favourite band on the line-up has got to be PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS…
We went last year, and loved it! Meet the movers and shakers of DIY Culture in London at this FREE all-day celebration of all things DIY!
The 5th anniversary of Self Publish, Be Happy is celebrated with this four-day arty-party in the Turbine Hall. GEt inspired to make your own photography book, create your own temporary tattoo, witness a live performance by Japanese photographers Daisuke Yokota and Hiroshi Takizawah, help make a zine and lots more…
Mercury Prize nominated Kathryn Williams debuts her new album, with songs celebrating the work of Sylvia Plath. Producer Ed Harcourt describes the album as “a dark masterpiece that grows and hooks into your heart”.
Find out about wild swimming, with a talk by environmental activist Sarah Saunders and a screening of a short film introducing the world of wild swimming.
Priced-out by expensive opera tickets? Fear not, for Mike Leigh’s Gesamtkunstwerk will be hitting all good cinema screens on May 19th – no need for opera glasses, and you can dress down too!
Do we really need to explain this? Perhaps we should just say that this is no place for Paddington – expect bears of the manly persuasion, wearing snazzy shoes and chucking their big heavy balls about…
This event asks: how can the colour of Barbie and bubblegum be so controversial. A panel featuring Jo Elvin (Editor of Glamour Magazine), Miranda Swayer & Alexander Fury, chaired by Ekow Eshun, discuss the pink problem, or whether their even is one…
LGBTQI issues are pushed to the forefront in this night of performance poetry and partying.
Venture into two derelict Victorian houses in Peckham to discover an eye-opening exhibition of contemporary photography and video from Parisian collective MYOP.
More photography, this time showcasing just over a decade of London streetwear. They say it will explore “the iconic and rebellious style of Londoners through both professional and amateur photography”.