Unmissable Things To Do in London in 2017
Put the clusterf**k that was 2016 behind you, and get ready for a sensational year of things to do in London in 2017, Trump, May & Farage be damned!
Check out our hot picks for 2017, and let us know if we missed any gems…
The French contemporary circus troupe Compagnie XY bring their ‘supreme act of resistance’ (Marcus Davey, Artistic Director at Roundhouse) to London.
Comedy legend and star of our fave films ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit’, Whoopi Goldberg makes a rare live UK appearance at the Palladium with her latest stand up outing.
We’re not sure if Tate have quite nailed the art of the exhibition description, with such informed copy as describing Tillmans as having a ‘characteristically innovative style’… Nevertheless, Wolfgang Tillmans is a brilliant, ballsy photographer with an eye for the sexy side of life.
The power couple of installation art get a retrospective at the Tate to show off their Soviet style of humour, sadness and theatricality.
An iconoclastic live exhibition combining installation, performance, film, video, sound, and talks over a period of ten days.
This #EdFringe sub-festival comes south to celebrate the body (‘its problems and potential’) through performances, talks, new commissions & artist development workshops.
The biggest festival to happen in the Vaults under Waterloo Station makes for the ultimate opportunity to see the future of live performance, art and comedy.
South London’s Overground festival returns after a year off for more outdoor community fun in the only park we know with giant dinosaurs (Jurassic Park doesn’t count!).
The latest low-key, understated film from the director of The Fifth Element and, more recently, Lucy. The trailer looks pretty incredible – it could go either way, but it’s certainly not to be missed!
Look out for 25 more unmissable films (that you might not have heard of) – coming soon on To Do List!
Relaunching following an extensive refurbishment, legendary music venue The Garage returns, now also home to a daytime coffee spot, craft beer and cocktail bar, a cutting edge nightclub and an exciting new programme of live concerts and immersive club nights.
London’s newest giant night club and cultural hub in Surrey Quays – in the old Evening Standard printworks – is ready to reveal its music credentials after a few test runs in 2016.
Left-field, hairy and heartfelt theatre fresh from a hit run at Edinburgh, at one of London’s most beautiful performance venues.
To Do List fringe faves Theatre Ad Infinitum are coming to BAC to tell the impassioned story of a Mexican woman’s fight for justice.
The Bard’s bonkers battle of the sexes is reinvigorated by TV comedy royalty Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Extras) and Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony).
Seven (yes, 7!) hours of pure theatre gold with an interstellar cast including Denise Gough, Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, and directed by War Horse’s Marianne Elliot .
Here’s the premise of this bloody rock opera:
‘Lizzie Borden took an axe,
Gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
Gave her father forty-one.’.
‘Inua Ellams tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, directing an arts festival at his college in Dublin, performing solo shows at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England, all the while without a country to belong to or place to call home.’
The filthiest and funniest podcast in town – Gabriel Bisset-Smith, Robert Cawsey and Vicky Jones tackle the tastiest of topics: including masturbation, pooing and ageing so far! Perfect listening for your commute, as long as you don’t mingd looking weird when you spend the whole journey laughing out loud…
Lucy McCormick’s ★★★★★ Soho and Edinburgh hit, packed full of hilarious anarchy, returns for a month-long run at Soho Theatre.