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Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 2-8 November 2015

After last week’s Halloween howlerama we’re back with unusual things to do in London this week including: mist art, Penny Arcade punk theatre, Paul Daniels, top offbeat comedy and much more…

Monday 2 – Sunday 8 November 2015


Fireworks & Light Shows

We’ve listed the top fireworks & light shows in London, with lots happening this Saturday 7 Nov!

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Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer | Soho Theatre | Mon 2-Sat 21 Nov | 7.30pm | From £10

A pop culture infused prayer from To Do List fave Penny Arcade. Expect cutting satire mixed in with a disco beat, this show is not to be missed!

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LINES | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick | Until 21 Nov | 8pm | £15/12.50

lines the yard theatre

Early reviews are proving the new play from director Jay Miller & Pamela Carter is going to be another hit, after the awesome The Mikvah Project earlier in the year. The British Army is put under a microscope as Lines explores the effect of military training on young people today.

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Staging a Revolution: Belarus Free Theatre | Returns or Watch Online for FREE | Until 14 Nov | from FREE

Tickets are all sold out for Belarus Free Theatre’s ‘Staging a Revolution’ 10 year celebration season but don’t fret – you can watch all performances and discussions online.

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EMERGE Festival | The Space, Mudchute | Mon 2-Sat 21 Nov | £10

emerge festival

First short outings for a great mix of talented, up-and-coming choreographers and theatre makers.

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Paul Daniels: The Intimate Magic Tour | Hoxton Hall, Hoxton | Thu 5-Sat 7 Nov | £15/13

Magic legend Paul Daniels (and not forgetting the lovely Debbie McGee!) will present an intimate chance to fall in love with magic all over again, in the sensational setting of Hoxton Hall.

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Lolly by Lolly Adefope | Kings Place, Kings Cross | Wed 4 Nov | 8pm | £12.50/9.50

lolly adefope

Rising star character comedienne Lolly Adefope presents her critically acclaimed show at the gorgeous Kings Place. Plus (not that we just think with our stomachs) you can get a ticket + pizza + drink for just £15.

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The Shipping Forecast | The Nines, Peckham | Wed 4 Nov | 7pm | £?

the shipping forecast cabaret

A divine smorgasbord of ★★★★★ oddities including Gareth Edward as The Middle-Aged Mermaid, anarchic buffoonery from Cheekykita, George the Shark and much more…

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This Is Your Trial | The Phoenix | Sat 7 Nov | 7pm | £6

‘Judge Judy meets Whose Line is it Anyway’ in this hilarious riot of a night out at The Phoenix.

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yellowbluepink: Ann Veronica Jenssen | Wellcome Collection, Euston | 10am-6pm Tues-Sat – 10am-10pm on Thurs & Sun 11am-6pm until Sun 3 Jan | FREE

The wait time was 1 hour 15 minutes on Saturday but we’re sure this exhibition is worth it. Why not try a week day or Wellcome Collection late nights on Thursdays.

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The Groundnut |  St John’s Hall, London Bridge | Until Sat 12 Dec | 7.30pm | £30


The Groundnut returns for another residency at St John’s Hall, promising a mouth-watering menu inspired by African heritage of founders Folayemi Brown, Duval Timothy & Jacob Fodio.

They Say: The menu is always evolving, so if you come to The Groundnut dinners you’ll never eat the same thing twice (you can get a taste for what we serve here) but I guess something else that sets us apart is how much we invest in the other aspects of dinner, away from the food. Check out our interview with The Groundnut team & enter our competition to win a copy of The Groundnut cookbook!

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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.