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Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 12-18 October 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!

There’s a bumper shed load of things this week including the mighty CHERYL FERGISON, Cumberbatch & severed heads (not a band).

Monday 12 – Sunday 18 October 2015

NIGHT OUT

Club de Fromage – Back To The Future: Time Travel Special w/guest Cheryl Fergison AKA Hev from Eastenders | O2 Academy Islington | Sat 17 Oct | 10.30pm | £7.55

The mighty whirlwind of wonder that is Cheryl Fergison (aka HEV from Eastenders) is a live special guest at this pure FROMAGE fuelled fungasm.

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Hot Breath Dance Party 4000 | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Bethnal Green | Friday 16 Oct | 9pm-2am | £6 + 1 booking fee advance or £8

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Trash disco deities Hot Breath Karaoke seem to be BACK. Expect a dance party extraordinaire with special guests Duotard (Who are teaching a dance class), Octavio Master of the Panpipes (self-explanatory) & the return of the obligatory spinning genre wheel (pray for GAY DISCO).

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STAGE

Howl at the Moon – Tom Adams | Oxford House | Fri 16 Oct | 7.30pm | £10
howl at the moon

Photo credit: Jane Hobson

Join spaceman Michael Collins who is adrift (a la The Martian) and is going to make the most of his 60 minutes with you via beat making, bass shaking & electro funk.

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Joanne by Clean Break | Soho Theatre | Tues 13-Sat 31 Oct | 7pm | £15-10
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Image credit: Ed Fairburn

A fantastic new mix of 5 voices who come together to form Clean Break’s mystery of Joanne.

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Words in Progress | The Miller, London Bridge | Mon 12 Oct | 7pm | FREE

words in progress

Support new artists now at this friendly work-in-progress night with performers, poets, authors and artists presenting new works.

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COMEDY

Barry from Watford’s Bingo | The 100 Club, Oxford Street | Weds 14 Oct | 7pm | £14.85

Barry from Watford is 83 years young and is ready with an outstanding line up of bingo, comedy & song, featuring the awesome Debra Stephenson & top psychic from Phoenix Nights, Clinton Baptiste.

Dina Martina: Sitting Ovations | Soho Theatre, Soho | Tues 13-Sat 24 Oct | 9.30pm | £10 previews on Tues Weds or from £12.50 after

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Gloriously horrifying comedy cabaret from Dina Martina, in the gorgeous downstairs dive at Soho Theatre, that will leave you shaken & stirred.

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Joseph Morpurgo | The Invisible Dot, Kings Cross | Mon 12-Thurs 22 Oct | Various Times | £12/11

JOSEPH MORPURGO

Joseph Morpurgo spins vinyl into his offbeat multimedia extravaganza – selling fast but there are still tickets for the weekend.

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MUSIC

Inside Out Underground with Beat | Red Gallery | Thurs 15 & Fri 16 October | 7pm-midnight | £15 each night or £20 for both
INSIDE OUTSIDE UNDERGROUND IOU WITH BEAT

 

A true home for experimentation in music, IOU brings cross-gender alternative cabaret hardcore, multifarious universal cross-cosmopolitan artists, loud loud noise and gorgeous artwork visuals.

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When Mother Comes to Visit | N5 Live at The Gunners, Highbury | Thurs 15 Oct | 8pm | FREE
when mother comes to visit

We’re a little in love with the sublime smokey sounds of ‘When Mother Comes to Visit’ and this is a great opportunity to see them for free alongside some great support.

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FILM

NT Live: Hamlet | Various Cinemas | Thurs 15 Oct | 7pm | Various Prices

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CUMBERBATCH ALERT. Ok so you couldn’t get tickets to see it at the Barbican, but stop weeping and get some awesome close ups in this live cinema broadcast.

The screenings are pretty sold out across London but we found a few lovely cinemas still with tickets (at time of writing):

Genesis Cinema, Mile End

Hackney Picturehouse

ODDITIES

Capital Punishment: Execution Sites of London and the History of Beheading | Brompton Cemetery | Sat 17 Oct | 1pm | £12

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We all know the fate of Anne Boleyn and now you can find out how the eery practice of beheading as part of capital punishment began from Dr Frances Larson, author of Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found.

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Rupert Dannreuther

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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.