Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

Unusual Things To Do In London This Weekend | 5 – 7 June 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 weekend!

5th – 7th June 2015

THEATRE

Incoming Festival | New Diorama Theatre | Until 10 June

Incoming Festival | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

A ten-day festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Expect inspirational theatre performances and workshops aplenty.

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This Is How We Die | BAC | Until 20 June | 8:30pm | £12-£15

This Is How We Die | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

We caught Christopher Brett Bailey simply amazing ‘show’ at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate. It has returned to the scene of a 2014 sell-out run after a national tour, and is not to be missed. Surreal, relentless, boundary-destroying and provocative – the less specific said the better, so as not to spoil the experience.

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CABARET

Bourgeois & Maurice and David Hoyle: Middle of the Road | Soho Theatre | Until 13 June | 9:30pm | £15 – £20

Middle Of The Road | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

Bourgeois & Maurice and David Hoyle “join forces for a celebration of everything that makes life on earth really, really boring”. Expect a bizarre mash-up of some of the blandest pop music ever written with original songs, Powerpoint presentations and expertly unresearched panel discussions…

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Club Perverts | London Wonderground | 5 & 12 June | 9:30pm | £17.50 – £22.50

Club Perverts | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

EastEnd Cabaret take over the London Wonderground for an evening of dangerous debauchery and gin guzzling! They’ll be joined by a “lineup of the hottest, weirdest, most hilarious comedy and variety acts in London”. Sounds like a riot!

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The Schadenfreude Cabaret | The Harrison | 5 June | 8pm | £5

The Schadenfreude Cabaret | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

You are invited to the intimate setting of the Harrison basement to enjoy some of the finest comics warming up for the Edinburgh Festival. This week, split your sides in the company of Felicity Ward and Bridget Christie.

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MUSIC

FourPlay String Quartet ft. Neil Gaiman | Leicester Square Theatre | 5 June | 8pm | £25

FourPlay | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

Australian non-classical string quartet FourPlay are joined by special guest Neil Gaiman (author of Sandman, American Gods, Coraline). FourPlay will showcase pieces from their back catalogue, and there will be some “stunning and playful surprises involving Neil”.

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ART

PLAY: An Art Event In A Warehouse | Gransden Avenue, E8 3QA | 6 & 7 June

Play | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

They Say: “A two-day maximalist art exhibition called Play, a big warehouse (guarded by a Burning Candy cat) with walls and floors alive with paintings, sculpture, installation and more… Expect painting, installation, sculpture and… well watch this space, all about artists coming together to make things happen.”

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ODDITIES

Scottee Presents FRAFF | The Glory | 5 June | 8pm | £7

Fraff | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-7 June

FRAFF arrives at its new home, following a run at Rich Mix. Curated and compered by Scottee, the “stand-up sit-down poetry night for drunks and dyslexics” features Hunt & Darton, Benjamin Louche, Cheryl Dole, Ginger Johnson, Jonny Woo and Katy Baird.

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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.