Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 28 July – 2 August 2015

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 28 July – 2 August 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!

Tuesday 28th July – Sunday 2nd August 2015


Ursula Martinez: Free Admission | Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall | 28 July – 2 August | 7:45pm | £17


Ursula Martinez presents the follow up to her hit show ‘My Stories, Your Emails’.

They Say: An attempt to understand the absurdity of modern living, and celebrate the difficulties of being a human, particularly a human with a vagina…

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The Folly Mixtures: Folly Festival | The Hippodrome Casino | 29 July | 8pm | From £15


Burlesque troupe The Folly Mixtures invite you to a night of playful, sexy and silly entertainment – expect song, dance, circus and burlesque, and maybe some special guests.

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My Beautiful Black Dog | Hackney Showroom | 30 & 31 July | 8pm | £12


“Gig meets theatre meets tidal wave of glitter. A poetically wild musical exploring the beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart, but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful”.

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Stuart Bowden: Wilting In Reverse | Battersea Arts Centre | 31 July | 8pm | £10


They Say: A strangely compelling story with live music, vigorous dance moves, understandable words and a fair bit of profound (probably life changing) body movement.

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BOi BOX: Buoy Box Nautical | She Soho | 30 July | 8pm


Adam All & Apple Derrières host a monthly Drag King cabaret show, open-mic & party. This month, the theme is wet and nautical, so be prepared to have your timbers shivered and your swash unbuckled by performances from Juan Kerr, Juan Tanimo-Bay, Richard von Wild, Zach Backencrack & MORE!

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Traumfrau’s Pride Freaky Friday | The Old Market, Hove | 31 July | 9pm | £10


Kickstart your Brighton Pride 2015 with disco, live performance and a party experience like no other! A chance to practice your parade, wear your hot pants, and give it all you’ve got.

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Duckie: Border Force | Corn Exchange, Brighton | 1 August | 9pm | £15


Border Force – Queering the Borders for Gay Shame – is Duckie’s big night out for Brighton Pride Weekend, an immersive nightclub & disko-show about freedom of movement.

They Say: Join Duckie in a globalised clubland where we challenge the drag of national identity, confront xenophobia and queer the borders. Dress code, travel fashion: beach bum, business exec, expat, hetero holidaymaker, hitchhiker, pirate, trolly dolly, sex tourist, budgie smuggler.

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Dynamite Boogaloo Pride Party | The Rainbow Rooms, Brighton | 1 August | 7:30pm | £10


The legendary pop’n’cabaret knees-up makes a return for Brighton Pride!

They Say: Expect a Greatest Hits set of party anthems from DJ Sal, and of course inimitable smutty cabaret and game shows with Stu and Dolly. Penny Up The Crack, anyone? Remember – Too Much Is Never Enough!

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The Marlborough Street Party | The Marlborough, Brighton | 1 August | 6pm | £10


Another Brighton Pride institution, The Marlborough’s street party will feature DJs, food, booze and love, with the iconic Brighton Pavilion as a backdrop.

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Alien Sex Club: These Twelve Things Are True | Ambika P3 | 1 August | 2pm | FREE


A new performance piece from Vera Chok, in collaboration with HIV expert Dr Michael Brady, pops up at artist John Walter’s mega installation, Alien Sex Club.

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August In Africa Festival | Covent Garden Piazza | 1 August | From Midday | FREE


An exploration of cultural identity – expect a day rich with workshop activities, inspiring fashion shows, cutting edge music and exquisite food!

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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.