Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 6 April – 12 April 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 6th April – Sunday 12th April 2015

THEATRE

Big Smother | Ovalhouse | From Wednesday 8 April | 7:30pm | £8

Big Smother | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

A new, interactive and immersive Ovalhouse commission, presented in-development, which imagines a world where reality TV is not just a choice but a government requirement, like jury service?

Big Smother runs until Friday 10 April // Buy Tickets

On The Run: So It Goes | Shoreditch Town Hall | From Wednesday 8 April | 8:00pm | £12.50

So It Goes | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

An inventive, touching and funny exploration of love & loss and the light and dark sides of grief, from writers/performers Hannah Moss and David Ralfe.

So It Goes runs until Saturday 18 April // Buy Tickets

CABARET

Cabaret Roulette | The RVT | Wednesday 8 April | 7:00pm | £12 – £15

Cabaret Roulette | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

Eight artists take up the challenge of creating a brand new act based on the theme, Nightmare. Featuring puppeteer Von Strumpet, burlesquers Lady May Den-Voyage and Mysti Vine, queer theatre artist Rubyyy Jones, belly dancer Sunny the Snake Boy, comedian Stage Door Johnny, circus performer Edward Gosling, and chanteuse Anna Lou Larkin.

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COMEDY

Arabs Are Not Funny | Rich Mix | Friday 10 April | 8:00pm | £10 – £12

Arabs Are Not Funny | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

Yacine Belhousse headlines a line-up of comedians representing the Arab world, and proving, of course, that Arabs ARE funny! Hosted by Tunisian comedian Marouen Mraihi, and featuring Abraham Ahmed Ibrahim (Egypt), Omar ‘WS’ Ramzi (Sudan), Samar Selby (Lebanon) and Marouen Mraihi MC (Tunisia), as well as special guest Nabil Abdulrashid.

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Musical Comedy Awards | Bloomsbury Theatre | Friday 10 April | 8:00pm | £16.50

Musical Comedy Awards | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

The Grand Final of the seventh Musical Comedy Awards features six finalists vying for the crown: Luke Courtier, Peter Bazely, Baron Fingolfin, Rebecca Humphries, DW & Gatis Kandis. There will also be headline sets from Cassette Boy vs DJ Rubbish Comedy Disco and Rachel Parris.

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FILM

Short Sighted Cinema: Fantasma | COG ARTSpace | Tuesday 7 April | 8pm

Fantasma | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

They Say: Delve into the darkness and you’ll be surprised what you discover… There’s truth in fantasy and a mask on reality, and things are never what they seem, in this darkly sexy selection of short films.

Featuring screenings of:

Happy Thoughts – Layke Anderson
Gazelle Twin ‘Anti Body’ – Chris Turner
Chloe & the Hellicopter – Matt Mead
Reflections – Anthony Khaseria
Breathe – Toby Meakins

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EVENTS

Amuseum Magazine Issue One Launch Party | Beach Gallery | Thursday 9 April | 6pm

Amuseum | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

Amuseum Magazine Issue One (“engaging, colourful illustration, intelligent comics and contagious trivia”) is hitting newsstands, so it’s party time! There’ll be FREE DRINKS supplied courtesy of Bhai Cider and a LIVE DJ SET by the brilliant Fannar Gudmundsson.

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ART

Artsadmin: Pre-show // Degree-show | Toynbee Studios | Thursday 9 April | 7:30pm | FREE

Pre-show Degree-show | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

A chance for audiences to see new work from across the country and get a first look at what is to come in the Summer before the degree show deluge. Featuring work by: Molly Scarborough, Amy Steel, Alex Ramsden, Rachel Mfon, Tit4tat Collective, Holly Eaton Morris Jordan Sherman, Aylish Browning, and Holly Riddle .

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SHOPPING

Renegade Craft Fair | Old Truman Brewery | Saturday 11 April | 11am – 6pm | FREE

Renegade Craft Fair | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

The first ever Spring Edition of Renegade Craft Fair, showcasing a curated selection of some of the best independent makers from across the UK and beyond.

The Renegade Craft Fair is also open on Sunday 11 April

Pop Up Vintage Fair | Wilton’s Music Hall | Saturday 11 April | 12pm – 6pm | £3

Pop Up Vintage Fair | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

Pop Up Vintage Fairs transforms Wilton’s Music Hall into a vintage paradise, brimming with fashion from the 1920s to the 1980s, jewellery, accessories, mid-century homeware, collectables, curiosities and more.

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ODDITIES

#Hashtag | BGWMC | Friday 10 April | 9:00pm | £5 – £7

#Hashtag | Unusual Things To Do in London, 6-12 April

A boozy party for artists, radicals, misfits, cheesy quavers, daft invaders, reckless pokers, carnies and shakers – expect dirty punk, ska, garage, drum-n-bass, rock n roll, northern soul, new wave, old rave, plus live performances by strippers, queens, deviants, and a spiv…

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Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.