London To Do List - 6-12 May 2013

London To Do List – 6-12 May 2013

This party of a to do list this week includes UCL Festival of Arts, WERK! at Vogue Fabrics, Accidental Festival & Soundtracks Festival & so much more to improve your life.

From Tuesday

UCL Festival of the Arts  | Free – Book online here

An incredible array of free events, from bite-size lectures, readings and exhibitions, to poetry, panel discussions, film screenings and debate. Our picks include Sense and Madness in Screwball ComedyThe Future of the Arts – debate, drinks and canapes & Jeremy Bentham on the Sexuality of Jesus.

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Wednesday

The Bowler Debates | Udderbelly Festival, South Bank | £12.50

Sir Ian Bowler has long been a scourge of the liberal intelligentsia. Now, Jake Yapp moderates as the political titan takes on The Left at their own game. Shouting. With special guests and audience participation, Sir Ian finaly proves that he’s Britain’s biggest Member. A political comedy masterpiece.

 

Thursday

Werk! | Vogue Fabrics, Dalston | £3

The monthly life drawing and performance night at Vogue Fabrics, Dalston. Hosted by Alun and Gia G Spot. This month we are all about the WERKING CLASS! With a fashion show by Anna Kostina modelled by Alexus de Luxe & Lucy Fizz. Special guest life model to be announced! Guest lecturer Amantopet. DJ Performance – Owen Parry

 

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Thursday

Night of the Living Dead | Jerusalem | Free

A morbid night dedicated to remembering deceased artists, bands that have split up and one hit wonders!

Friday

Kunt And The Gang – 2ND ANNUAL KUNT CONVENTION!  | Nambucca, Holloway Road | £7/5 (advance)

If you haven’t experienced the potty-mouthed sensation that is KATG this is your chance. Expect filthy songs in a cabaret style with some wonderfully wicked surprises.

Ghana Gets Cocky | The Skyroom, London Bridge | £15

A fabulous Ghanian feast provided by the pop-up pioneers ‘Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Book now to guarantee your meal including: Benachin’ – Jollof Rice w/Chicken, Suya Chicken Kebabs, Scotch Bonnet Coleslaw, Cassava Chips & Fried Plantain.

 

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All Weekend

Accidental Festival | Roundhouse & Various other venues | Free & Under £10

This is the next generation festival of performance & arts curated by Central School of Speech and Drama in partnership with Roundhouse. We’re most looking forward to Soiree de Cabaret Insolite on Friday with three unique cabaret-style performances from Dodger, Duckels & Co., SPIRITW. Also don’t miss the free Open Spaces exhibits in the Roundhouse. Read the full programme here.

Saturday

Soundtracks Festival | Various venues around the Overground | £15

A boutique inner-city festival taking place at various hip venues along the East London side of the Overground including: on the Overground trains themselves, Dalston Roof Park (Dalston), The Geffrye Museum (Dalston), Bussey Building (Peckham), Brunel Museum (Rotherhithe) & the gorgeously designed Canada Water Library. Music-wise expect the next big thing with acts like ‘Woodpecker Wooliams’ a lofi harpist PJ Harvey with a creepy folk twist.

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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.