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
NOW ’15 Double Bill: Choreography of an Argument Round a Table & Nine Night | The Yard | 28 April – 2 May | 7:30pm | £10
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.
The State We’re In: Right Honourable Gentlemen | Camden People’s Theatre | 28 & 29 April | 9pm | £10 – £12
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?
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…
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?
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.
Dream-pop indie songstress Tanya Wells heads a stellar line-up of neo-folk at best pub for music-lovers on Commercial Road.
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!
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.
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.
A chance to draw nude males with beards. We expect this to be very popular!
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.
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.
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…