Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 16-22 March 2015

Unusual Things To Do in London This Week | 16-22 March 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 16th March – Sunday 22nd March 2015

THEATRE

Hackney Showroom Launch Party | Hackney Showroom (E8 2BT) | 21 March | 7pm | £10

Hackney Showroom | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

Celebrate the launch of New Future Collective’s new warehouse space and theatre, Hackney Showroom.

Hosted by that Zawe Ashton, and featuring performances by Jayde AdamsGabby Best, and The Big House Theatre Company.

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COMEDY

Roulston & Young | The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zédel | 17-19 March | 8pm | £25

Roulston & Young | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

Sarah-Louise Young (Fascinating Aida & The Showstoppers) and Michael Roulston (Black Cat Cabaret & Crazy Coqs Open Mic resident pianist) present three nights of top-notch musical comedy.

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MUSIC

The Irrepressibles | Islington Assembly Hall | 20 March | 7pm | £20.50

The Irrepressibles | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

A London premiere live performance of The Irrepressibles’ spectacular 2012 album, ‘Nude’.

Followed by an After-Show event Upstairs at The Garage (11pm – 4am | £5) featuring a live performance from Alexander Geist and a DJ set from The Irrepressibles themselves!

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FESTIVALS

Canalside Festival | Chisenhale Studios, E3 5QZ | 22 March | 12pm – 4pm | FREE

Canalside Festival | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

World Water Day is the perfect day for this festival at the Chisenhale Dance Space. The Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories, “an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.”

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ART

Magnus Gjoen: Monster | Hang-Up | 20 March – 26 April | Tue – Sun, 12pm – 6pm

Magnus Gjoen: Monster | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

Monster is the launch of a brand new collection of multi-media originals and limited editions by artist Magnus Gjoen, which “explores the fragility of the psyche with a new abstracted and graphic direction”.

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PROPER CLUBBING

The Shift | The Montague Arms | 20 March | 9pm | £5

The Shift | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

In their own words, this is your perfect cabaret-cum-club night… “if you’re in a rush. You also probably fancy the same-sex, or at least are ‘Very Liberal’ about it (and have experimented a few times – whatevs). You use the word whatevs more often than you think you do. You like it when there’s a sequin or two. You studied an arts degree. You don’t take it all too seriously. But seriously enough. Hi.”

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POLITICS

The Independent Live | Banking Hall, EC3V 3ND | 17 March | 6:45pm | FREE (But Limited)

 

The Independent Live | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

Serious stuff! An evening of politics, entertainment and discussion, featuring a panel of politicians and Independent writers (Amol Rajan, Janet Street-Porter, Maajid Nawaz, George Galloway& David Lammy) facing questions from the audience on all things general election-related.

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ODDITIES

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho | Leicester Square Theatre | 17-21 March | 7:30pm (Sat: 7pm & 9:30pm) | £10 – £15

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

A riot of counterfactual story-telling, as Maggie takes centre-stage in a kaleidoscope of witty one-liners, merciless caricature and a good few song-and-dance routines… It’s what she would have wanted!

Matt Tedford IS Margaret Thatcher. The look, the voice, the way she treats her men. Everything is spot on! And so it is for this whole show, a barnstorming romp through an alternative history where Maggie realises the error of her ways regarding Section 28, and comes to understand the joys to be had in the gay clubs of Soho.

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Royal Bingo with Charles & Diana | Kaff, Brixton | 19 March | 7:30pm | £5

Royal Bingo | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

Promising prizes, laughter, music and a right old royal knees up, Royal Bingo turns back the clock and celebrates the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Di amid games of bingo and music quizzing!

Raising funds for 9 year-old Eden, who suffers from the incredibly rare ‘Mycolonus Diaphramatic Flutter’ – a condition which makes her spasm and hiccup not just for minutes, or hours, but for days at times. Funds are being raised to help send Eden and family to Colorado where specialists may be able to help her.

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Rhythms of The Heart | The Proud Archivist | 20 & 21 March | 7:30pm/2:30pm | £10

Rhythms of the Heart | Unusual Things To Do in London, 16-22 March 2015

They Say: “Performing artists, scientists and philosophers take inspiration from each other and offer different insights into ‘Heart, Emotions and Rhythms’: Inspired by everyday life and informed by specialist research, we invite you to celebrate both your emotions and intellect through performance spanning theatre, music, dance, spoken word and circus, all navigated by multi-media interactive talks from experts.”

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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.