Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 6 July - 12 July 2015

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 6 July – 12 July 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 6th July – Sunday 12th July 2015

THEATRE

The Initiate | Roundabout, Southbank Centre | 7 June – 18 July | Various Times | £18

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We caught this last August when the Roundabout was at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe. The Initiate is a timely exploration of “altruism, greed and the search for belonging”, as a Somali taxi driver living in East London decides to try to save a British couple seized by Somali pirates.

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FEAST | BAC | 8-11 July | 9pm | £12

FEAST Trailer from Clout Theatre on Vimeo.

Clout Theatre explore “the evolution of mankind’s relationship with food through the triptych of the daily routine: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.”

Expect a “visual feast”,  showcasing vastly different performance styles, from primal movement to clowning and multimedia.

They Say: “This excessive, anarchic and wordless piece is peppered with absurdity, violence and hints of cannibalism.”

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Fake it ’til you Make it | Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall | 10-18 July | 7:45pm | £17

Bryony Kimmings’ new work about clinical depression and men, featuring “homemade music, stupid dancing, onstage arguments, real-life stories, tears and truths.”

They Say: “A wickedly warming, brutally honest and heartbreaking show about the wonders and pitfalls of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a ‘real man’.”

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Brute | Roundhouse | 11 July | 7:30pm | £5

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Roundhouse Resident Artist Izzy Tennyson’s semi-autobigraphical play is based on the true events of a rather twisted, horrible schoolgirl…

Description: Being 14 is an awful age you know… You’re not a very nice person at 14. No one knows this better than new girl Poppy who’s just started at an all-girls state school in a provincial English town. There are rules with no logic, sadistic jokes that aren’t actually funny and the most sinister games played out of boredom. And, you better not be fat or clever or you’re f*cked.

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NIGHT OUT

Woodburner | Dalston Eastern Curve Garden | 7 July | 7-11pm | £4

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Every Tuesday night through summer, the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden hosts an evening of live music and hand made, wood-fired pizzas!

This weeks musical line-up features: Dila V. & The Odd BeatsMikel Krumins & The Lunar Waves, and Alabaster dePlume.

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DUCKIE Homosexualist Summer Show | RVT | 8 July | 8pm | FREE

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They Say: “Mark Whitelaw directs a oddball variety show with a mix of live art, cabaret, DIY culture, popular forms, nu-drag and post-queerness.”

The line-up of performers features Azara Meghie, Johanne Hague, Krishna Istha, Ray Filar, Finn Love, Jack Edwards, Jack Ellis, Rafael Pereira do Rego, Rich Dodwell, Sam Reynolds, Tommy Ting, and Tylor Deyn.

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Throbber #3 | The Macbeth | 8 July | 8pm

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Editor Ru’s perfect night out! A smörgåsbord of zany acts and all-round fun-timez!

Featuring legendary Michael Jackson impersonator David Boakes, daring strongman and escapologist Stuart Burrell, notorious local poet Ant “The Game Cat” Smith, Ginger Johnson (Sink The Pink: raconteur, compere, divine queen), and Heman Sheman.

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EVENTS

Lock Live 2015 | Camden Market | 10 July | FREE

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The third Lock Live festival showcases everything that’s great about Camden Market. Featuring live music from Stealing Sheep, The Cuban Brothers, Flyte, By The Rivers, Too Many T’s, Frankie Forman, Dom Pipkin and the Iko’s and Cal Jader, a DJ set from Norman Jay, and performances by Marawa’s Majorettes, S.O.U.P. Ukulele Club and North London Brass.

Plus “epicurean delights from the best of London’s street food scene, stylish cocktail bars, independent artisan shopping and designer maker stalls.”

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Lewisham People’s Day | Mountsfield Park | 11 July | 12pm-8pm | FREE

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Lewisham People’s Day, in association with L&Q Housing, is on Saturday 11 July 2015, 12noon to 8pm and is south-east London’s biggest free festival. It’s always a great mix of community fun & lively frolics in a peaceful park setting in Lewisham, London’s underdog borough.

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ODDITIES

Bish Bash Bosh | The Lexington | 12 July | 3pm-6pm | £12

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Brigitte Aphrodite hosts a fundraiser for her forthcoming Edinburgh fringe show, My Beautiful Black Dog.

An afternoon of festival-y fun, featuring radical girl group Gaggle, theatre, dance and comedy group Figs in Wigs, the loud & trippy Echo Boom Generation, and of course Brigitte Aphrodite herself!

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Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.