Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 16-22 March 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 16th March – Sunday 22nd March 2015
Celebrate the launch of New Future Collective’s new warehouse space and theatre, Hackney Showroom.
A London premiere live performance of The Irrepressibles’ spectacular 2012 album, ‘Nude’.
Eleven days of free film events across SE5. Highlights this week include:
- Next Goal Wins (2014 – Dir: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison | Dulwich Hamlet Football Club | 20 March | 8pm)
- Northern Soul (2014 – Dir: Elaine Constantine) | Longfield Hall, SE5 9QY | 21 March | 8pm)
- Pretty In Pink (1986 – Dir: Howard Deutch) | Cool Cats Café, SE5 7EW | 22 March | 7pm)
Back for a 29th year – highlights this week include:
- I Am Michael (2015 – Dir: Justin Kelly) | 19 & 20 March | Various Times | £8
- We Love Xena Warrior Princess – a celebration of the sapphic adventure series (21 March | 6:30pm | £8 – £11.70)
- Orlando (1992 – Dir: Sally Potter) | 21 March | 1:45pm | £8 – £11.70
World Water Day is the perfect day for this festival at the Chisenhale Dance Space. The Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories, “an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.”
Monster is the launch of a brand new collection of multi-media originals and limited editions by artist Magnus Gjoen, which “explores the fragility of the psyche with a new abstracted and graphic direction”.
In their own words, this is your perfect cabaret-cum-club night… “if you’re in a rush. You also probably fancy the same-sex, or at least are ‘Very Liberal’ about it (and have experimented a few times – whatevs). You use the word whatevs more often than you think you do. You like it when there’s a sequin or two. You studied an arts degree. You don’t take it all too seriously. But seriously enough. Hi.”
Serious stuff! An evening of politics, entertainment and discussion, featuring a panel of politicians and Independent writers (Amol Rajan, Janet Street-Porter, Maajid Nawaz, George Galloway& David Lammy) facing questions from the audience on all things general election-related.
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho | Leicester Square Theatre | 17-21 March | 7:30pm (Sat: 7pm & 9:30pm) | £10 – £15
A riot of counterfactual story-telling, as Maggie takes centre-stage in a kaleidoscope of witty one-liners, merciless caricature and a good few song-and-dance routines… It’s what she would have wanted!
Matt Tedford IS Margaret Thatcher. The look, the voice, the way she treats her men. Everything is spot on! And so it is for this whole show, a barnstorming romp through an alternative history where Maggie realises the error of her ways regarding Section 28, and comes to understand the joys to be had in the gay clubs of Soho.
Promising prizes, laughter, music and a right old royal knees up, Royal Bingo turns back the clock and celebrates the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Di amid games of bingo and music quizzing!
Raising funds for 9 year-old Eden, who suffers from the incredibly rare ‘Mycolonus Diaphramatic Flutter’ – a condition which makes her spasm and hiccup not just for minutes, or hours, but for days at times. Funds are being raised to help send Eden and family to Colorado where specialists may be able to help her.
They Say: “Performing artists, scientists and philosophers take inspiration from each other and offer different insights into ‘Heart, Emotions and Rhythms’: Inspired by everyday life and informed by specialist research, we invite you to celebrate both your emotions and intellect through performance spanning theatre, music, dance, spoken word and circus, all navigated by multi-media interactive talks from experts.”