Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 8 - 14 June 2015

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 8 – 14 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 week!

Monday 8th June – Sunday 14th June 2015

THEATRE

The Eighth Wonder of the World | Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum | 8-14 June | 7.30pm (3pm Matinees Thu/Sat/Sun) | £20

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A brand new play from writer Nick Harrison about one very important night in the lives of a certain Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc.

It doesn’t come more site-specific than this – the play is performed in the Thames tunnel that the two men built together!

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Die Like Leslie Cheung | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 9 June | 8pm | £8

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Part of the Angelic Tales New Writing Festival – showcasing 8 new plays from new writers – Die Like Leslie Cheung is “a fearless and fierce ground-breaking comedy about a terminally straight Chinese-Brit who desperately yearns to be a gay drag queen superstar.”

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Rose Bruford College: School of Design, Management and Technical Arts Graduate Exhibition | Bargehouse | 10-14 June | FREE

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Over 100 Graduate students from Rose Bruford’s School of Design, Management and Technical Arts degree programmes will showcasing their work at the beautiful relic that is the Bargehouse on London’s South Bank.

Keep an eye (or an ear) out for the Scenic Arts, Theatre Design, and Performance Sound (Live Design and Engineering) work.

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COMEDY

Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures – Work In Progress | Museum of Comedy | 9 June | 7pm | £5
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Megan Ford: Feminasty | Museum of Comedy | 13 June | 7pm | £10

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The woman behind the wine-guzzling Loretta Maine, Pippa Evans workshops her next stand-up show, exploring things we pretend we don’t like: the music of Mick Hucknall, picking your feet, and Antiques Roadshow…

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“An obnoxious comedy show all about the stupid media from a piece of American trash.”

Megan Ford deconstructs the patriarchy via a raft of horrible characters, stand-up, sketches, and rap. The perfect show for when you want to laugh at how awful the world really is…

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MUSIC

Blow Up ft. Stereo Total | St. Moritz Club | 12 June | 10pm – 3:30am | £8

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Blow Up’s Friday residency at the St Moritz Club continues – and this week, Stereo Total celebrate the launch of their new compilation ‘Yeye Existentialiste’!

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Unlock Your Mind presents TOY | Amersham Arms | 13 June | 8:30pm | £7.50

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TOY: think waves of psychedelic rock rolling out from the stage “with the kind of weight that knocks you like a turbulent sea”.

Unlock Your Mind returns with headliners TOY, supported by BRITAIN.

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FESTIVALS

Block Universe | Various Venues | 8-14 June | Various Times | Some FREE

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The inaugural Block Universe, a performance art festival positioned at the crossroads between contemporary visual art, dance and music.

Check out the full programme – it all looks pretty ace!

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DICE Festival | Rose Lipman Building | 11-13 June | 6pm – 11pm | FREE

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21 artists showcase their work across 3 nights of comedy, cabaret and live art in this inaugural DICE Festival.

‘Dice Master’ Daniel Oliver hosts, as surpise guest headliners are joined by artists including Yve Blake, Brickhead, Nick Cassenbaum, Lara Daly, Miau Vartiainen & Robert Hesp, and Daniel Oliver.

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ART

University of Westminster Photography Degree Show 2015 | Old Truman Brewery | 11-15 June | FREE

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Definitely a highlight of The University of Westminster’s degree shows this summer – check out the catalogue:

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FOOD & DRINK

Kopparberg Urban Forest | Hackney Wick | 10 June – 12 July | Until 11pm
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Photo credit: Rianna Tamara

For lovers of Scandi fun times, the Kopparberg Urban Forest promises five weeks of Swedish and London culture entwined: with plenty of live music, street food and drink to keep you happy!

Check out the music line-up here!

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OUTSIDE

Open Garden Squares Weekend | Across London | 13 & 14 June | £10

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Explore over 200 gardens – if you’ve got time! – ranging from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental. Wherever in London you are, there’s bound to be an interesting garden to nose around!

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Clapton Jumble Trail | 14 June | 11am – 4pm | FREE

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A chance to pick up a unique gem whilst exploring the streets of Clapton. Jumble Trail is “like a car boot sale but on your street – communities co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever”.

Includes the Chatsworth Launderette Opening Party – celebrating the opening of the new coffee shop.

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ODDITIES

Pongplexed | The OTC Bar, Herne Hill | 13 June | From 2pm | FREE

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A day (and evening) of Ping Pong with a difference… And maybe a drink or three…

Pongplexed are a team of Table Tennis coaches and enthusiasts driven by a love for community events and social engagement for all ages and abilities.

NOTE: Entry to the venue will be based on a first come first served basis. Please get down early to avoid disapointment. Tables will also be outdoors from 6pm.

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Rupert Dannreuther

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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.