Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 29 June - 5 July 2015

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 29 June – 5 July 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 29th June – Sunday 5th July 2015

THEATRE

King Henry V | Union Theatre | 30 June – 18 July | Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm | £10-£15

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An all-female production of Shakespeare’s King Henry V from the Lazarus Theatre Company, exploring the role of women in the military, leadership and the legacy of empire.

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STYX | Secret Location | 1 July – 1 August | Various Times | £15

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They Say: You are the dead; a lost soul. You can hear the gods around you. You can access the divine and the sublime. As you navigate around the building you are spun into the fabric of a mythical world.

Once you are plunged into the underworld these stories become real. You are free to drift, impervious to the events around you – with an eternity to explore and ruminate on the stories that live in this space meeting gods and monsters along the way.

Emerging back into London you see it anew. Around you are epic characters, undertaking epic deeds and behind doors and under your feet is magic.

Happy to be alive, unafraid, death another adventure.

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The Four Fridas | Royal Artillery Barracks | 1-4 July | FREE

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An outdoor theatre spectacular, celebrating the life and work of the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo…

Bringing together some of Britain’s most exciting creative talent, The Four Fridas promises to immerse its audience in a visually thrilling experience, combing elements of ritual, music, narration, contemporary dance, and aerial choreography performed alongside video projections on a giant flying canvas.

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See Primark and Die! | White Bear Theatre | 4 & 11 July | 7:30pm | £12

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They Say: Buy Little Buy Less Buy Nothing at all …. Imagine awaking one morning to discover you can no longer shop… and you’re not alone.

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COMEDY

Cassie Atkinson & Oh Standfast: ‘Comedy in Progress’ | The Water Poet | 29 June | 7:30pm | FREE

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Cassie Atkinson & Oh Standfast present a preview of their forthcoming Edinburgh Free Fringe show, ‘Comedy in progress’.

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MUSIC

Nova Heart | House of VANS | 30 June | 8pm | FREE

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Described by Rolling Stone as sounding “like an apocalyptic version of Debbie Harry”, Nova Heart’s series of European gigs arrives at the House of VANS.

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FILM

Disaster Film Club: Into Eternity | Hackney Picturehouse | 1 July | 8pm | £3

Disaster Films is a film club dedicated to films with amazing soundtracks. Screening this time is Into Eternity: A Film For The Future – a documentary on the safety of nuclear storage directed by Michael Madsen and featuring Kraftwerk, Jean Sibelius, Philip Glass, Wilhelm Killmayer, Arvo Pärt and Edgard Varèse on the soundtrack.

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FESTIVALS

Sydenham Arts Summer Festival | 4-12 July
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Sydenham you ask? A leafy suburb near Crystal Palace, on the London Overground, may not strike you as an epicentre of artistic endeavour, HOWEVER Sydenham Arts Summer Festival is an eclectic celebration of creative arts in an unlikely location.

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ART

Loop Dreams | Stour Space | 2 July – 3 August | FREE

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An exhibition focused on the medium of illustration, featuring local & emerging artists Takayo Akiyama, Aliyahgator, Marcelina Amelia, Connor Annal, Tamzin Atkinson, Amélie Barnathan, Tom Berry, Lozzy Bones, Belinda Chen, Brigid Deacon, DogBoy, Luke Drozd, Adi Hollander, Daniel Jamieson, Laura Lenihan, Bryce Louw, Wai Wai Pang, Maxwell Paternoster, Liane Plant, Emily Rand, Yuli Serfaty, Coby Walsh & April Wernham.

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Barbican Open LAB | Rich Mix | 3 & 4 July | FREE

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A showcase of artists experimenting with their work in a theatrical space, featuring workshops, films, talks, symposiums and installations. Expect exciting work from artists Yve Blake, Chris Avis and Eelyn Lee, choreographers Sounding Motion, hip-hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment & more!

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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.