Tag: alternative events

Cardboard Citizens: Home Truths @ The Bunker (Waterloo) / from 17th April – 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Bunker, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Tickets: from £10 for previews, book online

www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/home-truths/about
www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

A group of performers from acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens is squatting in The Bunker to present a playful exploration of housing from the slums of Victorian London to the madness of London today.

An immersive multi-story speculation on need, greed and good intentions, Home Truths is revealed through the world premieres of nine short plays by some of the UK’s most exciting playwrights: Sonali Bhattacharyya, Lin Coghlan, EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten, Nessah Muthy, Chris O’Connell, Stef Smith, David Watson and Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods.

Home Truths will look back at the history of UK housing, from the Victorian housing crisis through to squatting in the 1970s, the ravages of Rachmanism in the 1950s and white flight in the 21st century. The nine plays will be split into three Cycles. Each Cycle can be seen as a stand-alone production, or alternatively audiences can take part in a theatrical sit in and watch all nine plays over the course of a day in one of two special Tri-Cycle performances.

Shows:

  • Slummers by Sonali Bhattacharyya
  • The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency by Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods
  • Back to Back to Back by Stef Smith
  • The Table by Lin Coghlan
  • Put The Schwarzes Into De-Stat by Nessah Muthy
  • The House With the Yellow Front Door by Anders Lustgarten
  • Henrietta by David Watson
  • Nostalgia by EV Crowe
  • Grip by Chris O’Connell

Cycle 1 (red)
17th April preview 19:30
20th April 19:00
24th and 27th April 3rd, 6th, and 10th May 19:30

Cycle 2 (blue)
18th April preview 19:30
21st April 19:00
25th and 28th April, 4th, 8th, and 11th May 19:30

Cycle 3 (yellow)
19th April preview 19:30
22nd April 19:00
26th April 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 12th May 19:30

Tri-cycle (green)
Saturday 29th April 12:00
Saturday 13th May 12:00

Stanley’s Valentine Special @ Stanley Halls / Saturday 18th February 2017 ❤️??

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6pm doors open, 7pm film, 9pm live music

@ Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.stanleysfilmclub.com/events/funny-face-stanleys-valentines-special

A special Valentine’s screening of Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Taking place at Grade-II listed Stanley Halls in South Norwood.

Continuing on from the success of last year’s Valentine’s s creening of Cinema Paradiso, the organisers are paying homage to the 1957 musical by transforming the venue into fashionable 1950s Paris, including chic cafes, bohemian bars and dancing!

Delicious sweet and savoury crêpes will be available from Brixton-based L’Amuse Bouche and independent coffee shop Coffee Craft will be open selling hot drinks and desserts. The film will be followed by live music from the Tootsie Rollers, a retro band with a unique sound that fuses old-school classics with contemporary hits!

VAULT Festival @ The Vaults / from January 25th – March 5th 2017 ? ? ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: times vary

@ The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Tickets: from £5 book online

www.vaultfestival.com

VAULT Festival returns at its original home beneath Waterloo Station and, for the first time, at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley College.

Boldly diverse, the programme features a myriad of shows exploring many themes via many more mediums. New bars and a fresh food offering, plus a dazzling array of late night parties!

For all six weeks award-winning company The Flanagan Collective will immerse audiences in decadence and excess at The Great Gatsby, performed across multiple spaces, ensuring every audience a unique experience, and rewarding those who dive deepest into Jay Gatsby’s world. Following on from Jurassic Park, their hit 2016 comedy, Superbolt Theatre return to VAULT with Mars Actually, which features in Proxima V, a new pulse of Space and Sci-Fi-themed events.

Every week there will be premiers for exciting shorts and features, including are dark_net staring Johnny Vegas and Love Comes Later, a London premiere staring Sarita Choudhury (Homeland). Laughs-a-plenty are in store in Adele Is Younger Than Us, giving voice to a generation of frustrated ‘not-quite-Adeles’. Meanwhile the VAULT Comedy Festival also promises a fresh line-up stepping up to the mic.

Food will be provided by Balkano, a kitchen inspired by chef Martin H Shaw’s exploration of Eastern Europe. Shaw has worked for the Conran Group, alongside Tom Aiken and at the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge. At Balkano he offers up heart-warming dishes including Hungary Hot Potato and Smoky Serb Salsa, plus larger plates such as Chicken or Courgette Souvlaki with Labneh.

LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016 @ LSE / from Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th February 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Free tickets book online

www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/spaceForThought/LiteraryFestival2016

LSE’s 8th Literary Festival, inspired by the anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, will explore the power of dreams and the imagination and the importance of idealism, dissidence, escapism and nostalgia, as well as the benefits of looking at the world in different ways.

This year’s Festival explores the theme ‘Utopias’ with a series of events, free and open to all, bringing together award-winning authors and academics.

Dates:
Monday 22 February
Tuesday 23 February
Wednesday 24 February
Thursday 25 February
Friday 26 February
Saturday 27 February
Children’s Events (Saturday 27 February)
Creative Writing Workshop (Saturday 27 February)

Soiree Subterranea @ secret location (zone 2) / Saturday 29th November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-20:00

@ Secret location in zone 2

Tickets: £25 (including Hellfire Stew and Absynthe cocktails) book online

www.adamotions.com

Hosted by Mad Abbot Phil Kay and set in a secret underground chamber, this event is inspired by the Hellfire Club of Sir Francis Dashwood and the double lives of the 18th Century’s political elite.

Visitors will be ordained into the sacred order of the Monks of Bernaise and immersed in the tawdry brotherhood.

Afterwards they will be invited into the monastery’s mess and will receive the sacraments of Hellfire Stew and Absinthe before descending in to the dark subterranean chamber where the ritual takes place.

Chief Abbot, Phil of Kay and his cast of 12 monks will lead his devoted audience through an evening of the sacred and profane in equal measures.

September Friday Late: Art Licks x V&A @ V&A / Friday 27th September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-22:00 (arrive as early as possible to avoid long queues)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk
www.artlicks.com

Emerging artists, upcoming artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects take over the Museum for the night.

Featuring the grassroots of visual culture in London, September’s Friday Late is a collaboration between the V&A and Art Licks and a preview to the Art Licks weekend from 3rd October until 5th October).

Ghost Stories singles event @ Arts Theatre and Verve bar / Thursday 2nd October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Verve bar drinks 18:00-19:00
Ghost Stories show 20:00

@
Ghost Stories, Arts Theatre, 6­‐7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB
Verve bar, 1 Upper Street, Martins Lane, London WC2H 9NY

Tickets: £35 book online

match.designmynight.com
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk

This October, match.com will be inviting London’s bravest singles to take part in the ultimate dating experience – a single’s fright night.

The unique event will host 300 of London’s most eligible singles as they enjoy an evening of ghostly cocktails and ghoulish tales while meeting potential dates.

The match.com is teaming up with critically acclaimed theatre production, Ghost Stories. Promising to set pulses racing, the show will offer a stage fright like no other. Creating an 80 minute rollercoaster ride of chilling laughs that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.

Attendees will meet at Verve bar before and after the event, offering more opportunity to mingle and discuss the spine tingling experience. Attendees will also receive a discount from taxi firm Uber to ensure they get home safely.

The Scent of Music @ The Book Club / Tuesday 19th April 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Doors: 19:30 – 22:00

@ The Book Club
100 Leonard Street,
London, EC2A 4RH

Entry: £12.  Advance booking is recommended (Get tickets HERE)

www.scratchandsniffevents.com / www.wearetbc.com

Scratch+Sniff are olfactory adventures designed to surprise, delight and indulge your sense of smell and for the latest of their monthly workshops at the Book Club, they will be exploring the connections between scent and musical genres.

Taking you on  a rollercoster tour of different music styles, from classical to blues and punk, you will discover what happens when you listen to a track whilst experiencing very different perfumes.  Guest speaker on the night, (and musical conductor) will be Michael Bywater, a writer and broadcaster, man about town, raconteur and Jasmine award-winner for outstanding perfume journalism.

It promises to be a double sensory whammy this month.  Nostrils at the ready!

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