Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 13 April – 19 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 13th April – Sunday 19th April 2015

ART

Martin O’Brien: Taste of Flesh/Bite me I’m Yours | The White Building | 18 April | 3pm | £5

Martin O'Brien | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

Commissioned by The Arts Catalyst and hosted by SPACE c/o The White Building, Martin O’Brien’s durational performance addresses the fear of contamination associated with both the sick body, and our virtual online (projected) identity. Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

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CIRCUS

Circolombia | Roundhouse | 14 April – 3 May | 8pm | £15 – £29.50

Circolombia | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

The UK premiere of new production Acelere, inspired by Colombia’s diverse communities and mixing spectacular circus with dance and an original soundtrack.

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COMEDY

Spectacular Spectrum of Now | Star of Kings | 15 April | 7:30pm

Spectacular Spectrum of Now | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

They Say: We’re a comedy night that features a spectacular spectrum of all the exciting and alternative comedy around right now. If you like the unconventional, take our hand, it’s right this way…

Hosted by Dan Lees, and featuring Will Franken, Holly Burn, Alexander Bennett, Huntington & Hutt, and Harry Deansway.

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Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen – The Extended Mix | Soho Theatre | 19 -30 April | 7:30pm | £17.50 – £25

Arthur Smith | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen. What more do you need to know? Arthur will be joined by “the fabulous Smithereens, a trio of unbeatable melodious and glamorous singer/musicians”.

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EVENTS

Arts Emergency Response Centre | CASS, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street | 13 April – 2 May | Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 5pm

Arts Emergency | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

An immersive exhibition in run up to General Election in collaboration with arts charity ARTS EMERGENCY, curated by Bob and Roberta Smith. The exhibition will directly confront issues such as funding, privilege and class, and aims to ensure that the arts are seen as an important election issue.

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Tooting Field Days: Natural Neighbours | Meeting at Tooting Library | 19 April | 2pm – 5:30pm | FREE

Tooting Field Day | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

A free adventure through Tooting – a chance to join family, friends, or just head out on your own and get involved with a range of fun water-based activities around Tooting. Decorate your own reusable water bottle, take an audio-guided walk from Tooting Broadway, through Furzedown, to Tooting Bec Lido, maybe have a dip, and then play some games on the common!

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FOOD & DRINK

Taco Queen | The Peckham Pelican | 15 April | 6pm

Taco Queen | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

Taco Queen launches its first menu at the Peckham Pelican – fill your face with Beer Battered Fish Taco, Chocolate & Coffee Braised Beef, Mole Poblano Chicken & MORE!

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GOING OUT

Gospeloke | Queen of Hoxton | 16 April | 7pm | £10

Gospeloke | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

They Say: London’s first Gospel-style karaoke knees-up, where you’ll be given the chance to perform alongside London’s hippest urban choir – Singology!

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ODDITIES

Freshly Made | Roundhouse | 13 April | 8pm | FREE

Freshly Made | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

The Roundhouse’s regular scratch night returns, featuring an eclectic line up of brand new work across music, comedy, circus and spoken word. This month, you’ll catch: new music from Karyma, Josh Jacob and Montana.B, Poetry from Kid Glove and Karoo Chanti, rap from Minkles, circus skills from Matt Green, and a DJ set from Aaron Rush. Hosted by Mr Emotionz.

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One of Us: House on Haunted Hill | St Matthews Church/St Pancras Clocktower | 18 – 26 April | 7pm | £20

House On Haunted Hill | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

A screening of William Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill” (1959), preceded by an hour and a half of “entertainment”…

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SHOPPING

Hackney Flea Market | Abney Hall | 18 & 19 April | 11am – 6pm | FREE

Hackney Flea MArket | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

Possibly London’s finest alternative market returns with an eclectic selection of hand-picked stall holders, all selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items.

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THEATRE

Not Too Tame Tuck Shop | Hackney Showroom | 17 & 18 April | 7:30pm | £8 – £10

Tuck Shop | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

Two jam-packed evenings of new short plays brought to life by a stellar line up of actors and top-notch directors.

PLUS: Live music, booze & sweets!

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Shock Treatment | King’s Head Theatre | 17 April – 6 June | £19.50

Shock Treatment | Unusual Things To Do in London, 13-19 April

The World Stage Premiere of the Equal-Sequel to Richard O’Brien’s world-famous The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Brad and Janet are “sucked into the world of TV Media, where bleach-white teeth and immaculate make-up are the warpaint, the studio audience are the crowds baying for blood, and people will stop at literally nothing to get the ratings through the roof!”

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