Things to Do in London in October 2016
Summer is but a distant memory, but our offbeat tips for things to do in London in October are here to jazz up your Autumn!
This month’s top picks include some ghoulish cabaret, German beer, breathtaking film, some crafty bargains, mind-blowing theatre, a breath of fresh air, tasty food, and a chance to dance like no-one (except a ghoul) is watching!
Cabaret & Comedy
A smörgåsbord of cabaret, comedy and music gems in the glitzy underworld of Crazy Coqs cabaret room. The line up for October includes the offbeat king and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd (pictured).
An Evening With Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ: in Conversation and Song | Toynbee Studios | 19 October | 7:30pm | £14
Jinkx Monsoon’s last alt drag outing at Soho Theatre completely sold out so don’t miss this one off intimate soiree in the east end.
Have a horrifically fun Halloween with PopHorror’s night at BGWMC featuring Canning Town’s most celebrated clairvoyant, Psychic Sandee.
And What? festival continues with October outings from the terrific Timberlina at the Geffrye Museum, Bearded Brutes exhibition at RichMix and challenge your mind with Steakhouse Live performance art platform. See the full programme here.
Poetry is the new rock and roll with top artists like Benjamin Clementine and Kate Tempest breaking the mainstream. National Poetry Day is a chance to celebrate the form with lots of events and top names like PJ Harvey getting involved.
An alpine themed Oktoberfest pop-up with hot dogs from Herman Ze German and a Berliner Pilsner Bar with live music from people like Old Dirty Brasstards.
Film & Music
Markets & Sales
Just moved? Or want to jazz up your humble abode? This design and makers’ market is the real deal – get closer to the people who make your stuff.
Theatre & Shows
Sleepwalk Collective are genuinely different performance troupe in a world of copycats. We can’t wait to see their latest outre performance Domestica.
‘On their way back from a party, two couples struggle home through the snow. Not everyone arrives safely…’. Tense theatre with Elizabeth Debicki, who played the enigmatic villain’s girlfriend Jed in the Night Manager.
Another challenging theme of children and bereavement explored in a relaxed and relatable way through puppetry and theatre magic.
Street food legend KERB is 4 years old and to celebrate they’re throwing a party which features foodie gems including:
deep fried spaghetti balls * Vietnamese chicken wings * mac ‘n cheese fries * ox heart pepperoni quesadillas * Bleecker burger sliders * ahi tuna poke boats * jerk chicken skewers * fried chicken nuggets with popcorn and chipotle chocolate salt * Baked Alaska with marshmallow sauce * butterscotch honeycomb pecan choux cones * Smartie exploding chocolate buttercream donuts * + more
Dining with distractions for All Hallow’s Eve like you’ve never had it before. A Man To Pet, Max Allen, Lewis G Burton and The Bistrotheque Choir combine performances, spooky tomfoolery, late night DJ and perhaps some dancing for a fun night guaranteed*.
Lovely local night out for those who ‘haven’t stopped dancing yet’ so come along and dance to something you’ve heard of.