Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 9-15 March 2015
CPT’s annual festival of new and unusual theatre returns, and runs until 29th March. Showcasing new work from some of the UK’s most innovative theatre-makers, the 2015 programme includes The Privileged (pictured above): a solo participatory performance event that explores race, community and the identity of the working-class citizen within today’s society.
Matt Panesh presents two artistically diverse shows for the price of one ! First up, 300 to One sees a schoolboy re-enacting the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom, with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Then, The Monkey Poet himself presents a set of award-winning stand-up poetry.
Be sure to arrive early at Voodoo Ray’s for free pizza (while stocks last) from 7pm, then head to The Alibi for the 8:30pm screening of Beyond Clueless: a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics…
A specially selected season of film screenings, talks and Q&A’s from industry professionals, running until 30 May.
This week, don’t miss Au Revoir Les Enfants at Greenwich Picturehouse (Monday at 4pm), Persepolis at The Lexi (Wednesday at 4pm), Time is Illmatic at the ICA (Wednesday at 4:30pm), and Leave to Remain at Stratford Picturehouse (Thursday at 4:15pm, followed by Q&A with director Bruce Goodison).
A special screening of The Punk Syndrome, a documentary about top Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, whose members Pertti, Kari, Toni and Sami are learning disabled, living with autism and Down syndrome.
The Classic Car Boot Sale returns to the Southbank Centre, with a collection of some of the finest vintage fashion, accessories and homeware traders operating from the boot of their vintage vehicles.
They Say: Half-woman, half-hostess trolley, and all glamour; La JohnJoseph returns for a second helping of Late Supper at Hoi Polloi. Fresh from winning the Grammy for Best Album Artwork, the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, and the BAFTA for Lifetime Achievement – your friend and mine La JJ will be presenting a candle lit supper to rival even Hyacinth Bucket’s. Prepare yourself for sentimental songs and cultural musings, the occasional clanging name-drop and the odd beauty secret; in short expect nothing but the best from the biggest thing to come out of Liverpool since Cilla!