Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

UNUSUAL THINGS TO DO IN LONDON THIS WEEK | 27 APRIL – 3 MAY 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 27th April – Sunday 3rd May 2015

THEATRE

NOW ’15 Double Bill: Choreography of an Argument Round a Table & Nine Night | The Yard | 28 April – 2 May | 7:30pm | £10

N.O.W. '15 | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Week Three of tHe Yard’s annual DIY, new performance festival  brings together a riotous double bill of exciting physical theatre from Dog Kennel Hill Project, and a touching dedication to exploited and forgotten children from hot newcomer Natacha Bryan.

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The State We’re In: Right Honourable Gentlemen | Camden People’s Theatre | 28 & 29 April | 9pm | £10 – £12

Right Honourable Gentlemen | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Ever thought the whole election process is a bit ridiculous? (Ever not?) Right Honourable Gentleman explores the pageantry and implausibility of party politics and British democracy – who is it all for, who wins, and does it even matter?

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The State We’re In: Party State | Camden People’s Theatre | 2 May | Various Times | From £9

Party State | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

A call to arms! The best political activism is the stuff you can dance to – expect a great comedy and performance line up including David Hoyle, Luke McQueen, Cushion Collective, and maybe even ex-MP Lembit Opik…

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DANCE

R.I.O.T | Stratford Circus | 30 April & 1 May | 7:30pm | £8 – £14

Joseph Mercier and his company Panic Lab present their superhero fantasy inspired by the 2010 student protests, an epic adventure asking the question: what does a superhero look like in our world?

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COMEDY

AUTOCORRECT | COGArtSPACE | 3 May | 6pm | £8

AUTOCORRECT | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Ever found your autocorrect function (unintentionally) hilarious? This night is for you!

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MUSIC

La Linea: Buika | Barbican | 27 April | 8pm | £15 – £24

Buika | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

A jewel in the crown of the rather spectacular La Linea festival of Hispanic culture in London, Buika brings her warm, soulful sound to the cool yet fusty Barbican centre.

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Tanya Wells | The George Tavern | 29 April | 7pm | £6

Tanya Wells | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Dream-pop indie songstress Tanya Wells heads a stellar line-up of neo-folk at best pub for music-lovers on Commercial Road.

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Odd Box Weekender | Shacklewell Arms | 1-3 May | 7pm | £12 – £28

Odd Box Weekender | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Purveyors of “DIY pop music for the 21st Century”, Odd Box Records, present a weekend of wonk – full of rough ‘n’ ready new talent including Giant Burger, Nervous Twitch, PinkShinyUltraBlast & more! Download a 27-track Compilation for a taste of what to expect!

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EVENTS

Sparkle 2015 | Ladywell Fields | 2 & 3 May | From Midday | Free Entry

Sparkle | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

South East London at its most inspiring – Sparkle is a mini-festival raising money for the Jimmy Mizen Foundation and celebrating the positive community spirit which has emerged from an awful tragedy, all set in the beautiful surroundings of Ladywell Fields.

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The Wick Sundays | Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, Hackney Wick | Every Sunday | From Midday | Free Entry

The Wick | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Hackney Wick’s very own alternative market & music space returns, every Sunday this summer. Expect ace music, tasty street food, a booze or seven under the (hopefully) beaming sunshine, and general fun-times aplenty – in the very definition of shabby-chic (shabby-shabby?) surroundings.

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ART

Art Macabre: Beards | Looking Glass Cocktail Club | 29 April | 7pm | £15

Beards | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

A chance to draw nude males with beards. We expect this to be very popular!

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What I Tell You In The Dark | St John’s Church, Waterloo | 30 April – 3 May | 6pm

What I Tell You In The Dark | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Head down to St John’s church and discover your dark side in a crypt full of the work of cutting-edge artists Lucy Devenish, David MacDiarmid, Kate Palmer, Luke M Walker & Sheila Wallis.

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ODDITIES

Fight Night | Unicorn Theatre | Until 3 May | Various Times | £10 – £16

Fight Night | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

Ever wondered how you form a majority? Think you know how voting works? Think again.

A lesson in politics, popularity, and manipulation – is it a beauty contest, or is it about ideals? You decide, as the power is in your hands – vote for the performer who speaks to you, elect your leader, and use/abuse your power as you see fit.

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The People Vs Democracy | Free Word Centre | 30 April & 1 May | 7pm | £10

The People Vs Democracy | Unusual Things To Do in London, 27 April - 3 May

A live action board game which promises to peel back the layers of complex compromises that keep governments in power for years after your one day of democratic action.

You’ll find yourself wrestling with a tanking economy, a hostage to events outside your control, fighting to keep your head above water whilst lobbying and cajoling fellow players to further your own agenda…

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Stuart Wilson

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