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