Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 28 September - 4 October 2015

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 28 September – 4 October 2015

October is nearly here & we are so ready to hit you with this MEGA list of quirky, kooky & unusual things to do in London this week!

Monday 28 September – Sunday 4 October 2015

FESTIVALS

Art Licks Weekend | All Over London | Fri 2-Sun 4 Oct | FREE
Lucy Joyce, The Space Above Your Head, Art Licks Weekend 2015. Photo Ollie Hammick © Art Licks and the artist

Lucy Joyce, The Space Above Your Head, Art Licks Weekend 2015. Photo Ollie Hammick © Art Licks and the artist

300 young artists are taking over London is this accessible free festival. Here’s some highlights that grabbed our attention:

  • David Blandy‘s retro video game inspired work at Four Quarters in Peckham.
  • Nelmarie du Preez‘ new video installation at Arebyte imagines a world where humans have to tame the artificial creations we have made.
  • RARA collective present ‘We shall not be moved’ an exhibition & events exploring the housing crisis.

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Fun Palaces Weekend | All Over London | Sat 3-Sun 4 Oct | FREE

Joan Littlewood’s mantra of ‘Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist’ has gone from strength to strength and this year is the biggest ever. Discover your local arts centre or public building and take part in loads of free activities.

See our picks for Fun Palaces here (coming very soon)

London Month of The Dead | All Over London | All October | Various Prices

Feed your morbid curiosity this October with a month-long festival exploring London’s deceased, taking place in the capital’s finest & creepiest cemeteries. Don’t miss this eerie opportunity to tour Kensal Green Cemetary for just £8 with a free cocktail, Saturday 3rd October at 1pm.

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THEATRE

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival | Richmix & Barbican | Fri 2 Oct-Sun 11 Oct | £15/12

CASA brings top Latin American theatre talent to London, including the explosive political company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol & the young pioneers of documentary theatre Colectivo Alebrije (pictured above).

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Dog Show by Kandinsky | New Diorama Theatre | Tues 29 Sept-Sat 17 Oct | 7.30pm | £15/12

Kandinsky's Dog Show

Kandinsky’s Dog Show transposes the dark mystery of the Hong Kong dog serial killer to London, and delves into the strange world of owners & their dogs.

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Slap | Theatre Royal Stratford East | Tues 29 Sept-Sat 10 Oct | 7.30pm | £15/13

‘Life’s a b*tch… why not become one?’ Quite possibly the best tagline for a show we’ve seen in a while! Meet transexual hooker Dominique in ‘Slap’, a non-stop sexy shock written by new writer Alexis Gregory and directed/designed by the great Rikki Beadle Blair.

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MUSIC

Bad Vibrations Presents: THE OCTOPUS PROJECT & FEVER THE GHOST | The Shacklewell Arms | Tues 29 Sept | 8pm | £8.80 (inc. booking fee)

theoctobusclub

A night of perfect plinky plonk wonky pop from two amazing up-and-coming arty collectives: The Octopus Project & Fever the Ghost.

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Woodburner | Dalston Eastern Curve Garden | Tues 29 Sept | 7pm | £4

Autumn is here and enjoy it with a chilled out evening of top genuine music talent by candlelight.

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COMEDY

kunt & the gang | New Cross Inn | Sun 4 Oct | 7pm | £5

kuntandthegang

The most F*&KING OBSCENE band you might ever see. Some songs you may have to enjoy (endure) include: ‘A lonely wank in a Travelodge’, ‘That’s why I’m voting UKIP’ & ‘Jimmy Savile and the sexy kids’.

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EVENTS

Rumpus: Fallen Empires | The Coronet | Fri 2 Oct | 10pm | £25

Immersive night spectacular Rumpus is going big with live music, dressing up, circus & more in the cavernous Coronet.

See the full line up here

Stour Space: Late Nights | Stour Space, Hackney Wick | Every night from Thursday 1 Oct | 5pm-Late | From FREE (some ticketed events)

If you haven’t discovered Hackney Wick’s hidden art paradise that is Stour Space, now is the perfect chance! Now open every night of the week, the venue has programmed some impressive events including capoeira, live music, free film screenings & much more.

See the full line up here

Rupert Dannreuther

About 

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.