Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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

THEATRE

No Feedback | Theatre Delicatessen | 21 May – 6 June | 7:30pm | £12

No Feedback | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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…

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COMEDY

Twonkey’s Private Restaurant | Soho Theatre | 22 & 23 May | 7pm | £12.50

Twonkey's Private Restaurant | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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.

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FESTIVALS

HowTheLightGetsIn 2015 | Hay-on-Wye | 21-31 May | Various Times | Various Prices
HowTheLightGetsIn | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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!

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Raw Power Festival 2015 | The Dome & The Boston Music Rooms | 22-24 May | From £12.50

Raw Power | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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…

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DIY Culture 2015 | Rich Mix | 24 May | 12pm | FREE

DIY Cultures | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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!

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BOOKS

Self Publish, Be Happy Project Space | Tate Modern | 22-25 May

Self Publish, Be Happy | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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…

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MUSIC

Kathryn Williams: Hypoxia Album Launch | JW3 | 20 May | 8pm | £15

Kathryn Williams | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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”.

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7 UNMISSABLE EUROVISION PARTIES IN LONDON

Eurovision Parties | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

We here at To Do List believe that Eurovision is the closest we get to world peace. Hence we strongly encourage you to grab a flag and wave it like you just don’t care at one of these Eurovision parties in London…

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FILM

Where The Wild Things Swim | Corbet Place Bar | 18 May | 7pm | From £3

Where The Wild Things Swim | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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.

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ENO Screen: The Pirates of Penzance | Good Cinemas | 19 May | 7:30pm | Prices Vary

Pirates of Penzance | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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!

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EVENTS

Bears Go Bowling | Palace Superbowl | 20 May | 7pm

Bears Go Bowling | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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…

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What’s The Problem With Pink? | The House of St Barnabas | 21 May | 7:30pm | £13.54

What's The Problem With Pink? | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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…

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QUAER | Ace Hotel Shoreditch | 22 May | 7pm | FREE

QUAER | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

LGBTQI issues are pushed to the forefront in this night of performance poetry and partying.

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ART

Paris to Peckham: MYOP in London | Safehouse 1 & 2 | 21-24 May

MYOP in London | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

Venture into two derelict Victorian houses in Peckham to discover an eye-opening exhibition of contemporary photography and video from Parisian collective MYOP.

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Ruffnecks, Rudeboys and Rollups | 5th Base | 22-24 May | From Midday | FREE

Rx3 | Unusual Things To Do in London, 18-24 May

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”.

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Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.