Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 30 Nov - 6 Dec

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 30 Nov – 6 Dec

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 30 November – Sunday 6 December 2015

THEATRE

The Ballad Of Robin Hood | Southwark Playhouse | Until 26 December | 7:30pm (+ 9:15pm on Fri/Sat) | £20

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Robin Hood meets Game of Thrones in Tacit Theatre’s immersive adventure, wielding swords, songs and music in this historical (ish) reimagining of the myth surrounding the legendary outlaw.

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Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman | The RVT | 5 December | 7:30pm | FREE

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A work in progress showing of Marisa Carnesky’s new project, which aims to “question and reinvent the rites and cultural representations of menstruation”. Featuring performances from H Plewis, Fancy Chance, Rhyannon Styles, MisSa Blue and Nao Nagai.

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) | Shoreditch Town Hall | 2-12 December | 7:30pm | £12-£25


A radical re-working of John Gay’s satire The Beggar’s Opera, Dead Dog in a Suitcase… aims to shine a contemporary light on people’s capacity for corruption, confronting big business, corrupt institutions, urban myths and pilchards.

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COMEDY

Grotto @ The HoHo Theatre | 27c Throgmorton Street | 1-22 December | Times Vary | £10 or under!

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The ‘HoHo Theatre’ pops back up on Throgmorton Street for another festive season showcasing some of the biggest, hottest, award-winning names in comedy! This week, check out Richard Herring and Boothby Graffoe amongst others…

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Jackson’s Way: The Christmas Top-Up Power Seminar! | Battersea Arts Centre | 1-12 December | 8pm | £12

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Will Adamsdale’s Perrier Award-winning motivation-a-thon returns as hopeless self-help guru Chris John Jackson gives his teachings a festive twist. Part-theatre part-comedy, Jackson is a modern-day parody of American motivational speakers and a hilarious satire of the world of self-help and corporate jargon.

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Video Game Comedy Night | The Camden Head | 4 December | 8:30pm | £3-£5

A group of London’s most inventive alternative comedians recreate and pay homage to some of the greatest button bashers in history, from Italian plumbers to speedy hedgehogs to large breasted archaeologists.

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EVENTS

KidZania’s Grown-Up Christmas | 3 December | 7pm-11pm | £29.50

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The intriguing, fun and bonkers attraction in west London’s Westfield Shopping Centre transforms into Big KidZania, giving adults the chance to try out the role-play activities lurking within. No kids allowed!

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Camp as Christmas Market! | The Glory | 6 December | 12pm-6pm | Free Entry

Unleash your Christmas consumerism guilt-free, with stalls from local independent designers and makers offering everything from cards and decorations, screen prints, drawings, jewellery, t-shirts, ceramics, silk scarves & hats, knits and headbands to candles and bath bombs!

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East Dulwich Christmas Cracker | Lordship Lane, North Cross Road and beyond… | 5 December | 11am-5pm | FREE

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East Dulwich hosts a street festival with all the trimmings – featuring musical performances from local choirs, bands and theatre groups, roaming entertainers, a festive market with fabulous gifts and delicious festive foods, a treasure hunt, arts & crafts workshops, poetry and storytelling for kids and grown ups alike.

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Festival of Culture | Islington Square | 4-6 December | FREE

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A spectacular event hosted by Islington Square, in collaboration with the many cultural institutions of the Islington area. Featuring performances by Richard Herring, Abandoman and Miss Hope Springs, screenings of About A Boy, Annie Hall, Toy Story and Pulp Fiction, and loads more!

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ART

Please Do Touch | Studio Ex Purgamento | 6-31 December

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Participating Artists: Natalie d’Arbeloff, Andrzej Maria Borkowski, Charles Boyle, Martina Evans, Katy Evans Bush , Dan Goner, Pawel Kordaczka, Natasha Lohan, Kit Redstone, Christopher Reid, Piotr Rosinski, Elzbieta Smolenska, Danuta Solowiej, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Clarissa Upchurch, Carina Waggenar, Pawel Wasek, Helen Wilks & Natalia Zagorska-Thomas.

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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.