Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 7-13 September 2015

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 7-13 September 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 7th September – Sunday 13th September 2015

THEATRE

Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me | Soho Theatre | 7-26 September | 7pm | £10-£16

Made In China present a brand new show which combines love story with physical endurance

They Say: A woman takes to the stage. A man watches from the wings. They both wonder if their love will survive what’s about to happen.

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MUSIC

Gabby Young and Other Animals | Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf | 11 September | 7pm | £16.50

GabbyYoung

We’ve been Gabby Young stalkers since 2011, and this looks like it should be another fantastic evening with the 7-piece avant-garde folk band.

They Say: Gabby comes across as Rufus Wainwright’s other younger sister, bred perhaps on a diet of Bjork, Imogen Heap and Edith Piaf.

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FILM

Serial Mom | BFI Southbank | 8 September | 6:20pm | £11.70

SerialMom

One of our favourite John Waters films is being screened at the BFI as part of a celebration of John Waters’ filmography. Kathleen Turner was never better than in this tale of an ordinary suburban housewife who just happens to be harbouring an unhealthy appetite for murder…

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More London Free Films | The Scoop | Until 24 September | 7:30pm | FREE

TheoryofEverything

Take a seat at the 1000 seater sunken amphitheatre on the Thames for a free cinema treat:

  • 9 September – To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) – PG
  • 10 September – Frozen (2013) – PG
  • 11 September – The Theory of Everything (2014) – 12a

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Still I Rise – The Maya Angelou Film Festival | Various Venues | 12-27 September | FREE-£10

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Celebrating the life and work of world-renowned and legendary author, poet, actress, professor, singer, dancer, playwright, director, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou.

Don’t miss the screening of Georgia, Georgia on Sunday: Angelou wrote the screenplay & musical score for this 1970s drama surrounding inter-racial prejudice through the eyes of a popular entertainer.

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FESTIVALS

Queer Show & Tell | Hackney Showroom | 8-12 September

QueerShowAndTell

A week of queer theatre, film & experimentation at Hackney Showroom:

THEATRE
Tuesday: Hoops
Wednesday-Saturday: hookup
Wednesday-Friday: Frau Monde – Farewell to the Theatre
Saturday: Intimacy & Project Derby

FILM
Tuesday & Thursday: Drag is my Ecstasy
Wednesday & Friday: Alexis: Blurred Lines // Val and Emily
Wednesday: Shannon
Thursday: Call me Kuchu
Friday: I am Divine
Saturday: Les Invisibles

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Viet Nam Festival | Potters Fields Park | 12-13 September

VietNam

Organised by the Vietnam Embassy in the UK, the Viet Nam Festival will give you the chance to taste delicious Vietnamese cuisine, take a 3D virtual tours of beautiful Vietnamese places and landmarks, admire Vietnamese arts and crafts , enjoy live performances of traditional costumes, music and dances, and get stuck in to some Vietnamese traditional games.

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The Hidden River Festival | Woodberry Down | 12 September | 12pm-6:30pm | FREE

HiddenRiver

A free annual waterside festival featuring a mix of live music, food stalls, art and fun for all the family. We’re particularly looking forward to the Weirdos Comedy Walk – although you’ll need to leave the kids behind for that!

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KNEES UP

Knickerbocker III | The Yard | 11 September | 10pm – 3am

Knickerbocker

The third laid-back, no frills night of fab music for queers (and their friends) at The Yard, hosted by Katy Baird and featuring a mix of pop, indie and house from Knickerbocker DJs Aaronzimbra & Alex Lawless.

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ACTIVE

Paddleboarding – Active 360 | Brentford Boating Arch | 9-13 September | Times Vary | £15-£55

Paddleboarding

A chance to try out stand up paddleboarding! Taster sessions are just £15, where you can learn the SUP basics and be standing up and paddling confidently by the end of the session. If you want to do more, there’s also a Totally Thames Festival Discount of 20% on all other sessions.

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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.