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
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.
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
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).
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.
A fantastic new mix of 5 voices who come together to form Clean Break’s mystery of Joanne.
Ovid’s Metamorphoses by Pants on Fire | The Pop-up Palais, Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End | Thurs-Sun until Sun 30 Oct | 7.45pm + 3pm matinees on Sat/Sun | £12/8
A mighty talented bunch of actor-musicians create a ‘swell party’ mixing the epic Greek tales of Ovid and WWII.
Support new artists now at this friendly work-in-progress night with performers, poets, authors and artists presenting new works.
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
Gloriously horrifying comedy cabaret from Dina Martina, in the gorgeous downstairs dive at Soho Theatre, that will leave you shaken & stirred.
Joseph Morpurgo spins vinyl into his offbeat multimedia extravaganza – selling fast but there are still tickets for the weekend.
Inside Out Underground with Beat | Red Gallery | Thurs 15 & Fri 16 October | 7pm-midnight | £15 each night or £20 for both
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.
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.
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):
Capital Punishment: Execution Sites of London and the History of Beheading | Brompton Cemetery | Sat 17 Oct | 1pm | £12
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.