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Sci-fi Sundays @ Barbican / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS (cinemas 1 and 2)

Tickets: various book online

www.barbican.org.uk/film

Barbican Cinema screens 🎞 a series of cult science fiction films from around the world this summer entitled Sci-Fi Sundays.

Delve into dystopia with this season of sci-fi classics including the hugely influential Ikarie XB-1, Soylent Green and George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138.

The season will sit alongside the public programme of talks, debates and concerts making up the Barbican’s major exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, running in the Curve within the centre.

SOHO @ The Peacock (Sadler’s Wells) / until Saturday 20th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue – Sat at 7.30pm
Sat at 2.30pm
Sun at 2pm and 6pm

@ The Peacock, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £25 book online

www.peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/soho

Circus, street and theatre mix where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders in this diverse trip around the streets of Soho.

SOHO – just one word conjures up London’s world famous district full of sounds, vibes and its unique buzz: a place filled with gloriously diverse characters. SOHO – It’s not just a place, it’s a state of mind….

The show has a seriously crazy and multi talented international cast tell the fast-paced story of a young man’s walk on the wild side, as the colourful characters he meets reveal an unexpected and darkly fantastical world, where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders.

Featuring soaring aerial acrobatics on moving trapezes take the energetic world class performers on a rollercoaster ride. With the pulsating sound of the underground, and the music scene that is Soho’s heartbeat = 21st century indie, buskers, the burlesque of the 50s, the 60s love and peace Carnaby Street generation, disco and punk of the 70s, Cool Britannia pop of the 80s and rave of the 90s – SOHO has THE iconic soundtrack that is….Soho

The Gap in the Light @ New Diorama Theatre / until 27th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF

Tickets: from £12.50 book online

www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/the-gap-in-the-light

As we grapple with a changing world – divisive politics, unstoppable temperature rises, never ending wars – Engineer Theatre Collective explore what it is to be truly afraid. Blending striking physical storytelling with visceral design, The Gap in the Light traces the nightmares that disturb the sleep of our modern world. How far do we have to fall, and who will catch us when the rope snaps?

The show tells the story of two climbers making a deep descent into somewhere they don’t belong. What they encounter in the dark feels real, but what they bring back with them, into the light, will change everything…

A sound. Stop. She’s suspended in black. What’s there? Head torch on full beam… Nothing. It’s in her head. Silent, she continues her descent.

The sound again. Closer. Head torch flickers off. She calls to her climbing partner. No answer. She hangs. Alone. Engulfed in the abyss.

Warning:
Parts of the performance will take place in complete darkness.

London Clown Festival @ Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre / from 11th – 21st May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, Crouch End, London E8 9JJ

Tickets: from £7.50 book online

www.londonclownfest.co.uk

The festival returns and will be located in the Art Deco splendour of Hornsey Town Hall to bring a multitude of shows to four venues within the building.

Featuring highly acclaimed artists, alongside up and coming new talent from across the globe. London Clown Festival will maintain its founding principles remaining a celebration of physical comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance, exploring various forms of clowning and sharing the joy, exhilaration and surprise with a wide breadth of audiences both young and old and to help to explore the image of Clown in the public consciousness, igniting a new passion in audiences.

Lightheaded, whimsical, anarchic, dark and political performers all find a home within the festival. The court jester spoke the truth to the King without punishment or penalty and this subversive performance tradition continues.

In its inaugural year in 2016, London Clown Festival, the first of its kind in London, set out to celebrate the rise of modern clowning, bringing amazing physical performers who could make people laugh with a twitch of their eyebrows into one place.

Highlights of the 2017 festival include Red Bastard, Natalie Palamides: Laid (co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Dr Brown) Zach & Viggo: Dream Team (Winners – Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award and Best Comedy Brighton Fringe) Jamie Wood: I Am A Tree (Total Theatre Award for Innovation Nominee) Twisted Loaf Are Off Yeast (Funny Women Award winners) and many more, including workshops yet to be announced.

Clowning has been growing in popularity and its reputation changing over the last few years, with a number of high profile and award winning performers coming to the forefront of the comedy industry, moving away from stereotypes of red noses and squirty flowers and towards the sophisticated silliness of physical comedy at its greatest.

Last year the festival recognised the upsurge of comedy and theatre performers who have been influenced by the teachings of legendary physical performance trainers Lecoq and Gaulier and many of these students have gone on to become celebrated award winning artists. However, Clown remains somewhat of an enigma to the general public who still sometimes think only of the stereotypical image of the clown as found in circus performance, complete with big shoes and painted faces. Or of course as the figures of fear as seen the spate of scary clown sightings on the UK streets last year.

Fevered Sleep: Men & Girls Dance @ The Place / from Thursday 13th – Saturday 22nd April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7.30pm (Sat 22 Apr 2.30pm)

@ The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.theplace.org.uk/whats-on/fevered-sleep
www.menandgirlsdance.com

Brings together two very different groups of performers: men who dance professionally and girls who dance for fun.

At times playful, at times provocative, Men & Girls Dance celebrates the rights of adults and children to be together and to dance together. It’s a joyful celebration of tenderness, empathy and love.

Co-commissioned by The Place, this critically acclaimed production arrives for a limited London run after a hugely successful national tour.

Pop Up Screens @ various locations around London / summer 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various locations around London

Tickets: £12 book online

www.popupscreens.co.uk

Prepare yourselves for a Summer of cinema joy as the legendary Pop Up Screens returns with an epic program of classic films, guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat.

  • Bishops Park in Fulham
  • Greenwich Peninsula in North Greenwich
  • Coram’s Field in Holborn
  • Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith
  • Manor House Gardens in Hither Green
  • East Greenwich Pleasaunce

This year, Pop Up Screens have also announced that they will be taking over the courtyard of the city’s historic Guildhall in EC2 for seven nights in August. Including a special screening of the mighty Gladiator where visitors will get the chance to see the Guildhall’s amazing Roman Amphitheatre for amazing atmosphere.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for children and you can bag yourself a weekend ticket for £25. You’re welcome to bring blankets, beanbags and cushions or you can hire a director’s chair for £2. Popcorn from Drum and Kernel, burgers and craft beer on offer and you can take your own drinks and snacks too!

July:

22nd Bishop’s Park, Fulham – Labyrinth 7.30pm

23rd Bishop’s Park, Fulham – Dirty Dancing 7.30pm

24th Bishop’s Park, Fulham – 500 days of Summer 7.30pm

29th Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Anchorman 7.30pm

30th Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Grease 7.30pm

31st Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Back to the Future 7.30pm

Foil, Arms & Hog: Skiddlywup @ Udderbelly – Southbank / 8th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9:15pm

@ The Udderbelly at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: book online

www.udderbelly.co.uk/whats-on/foil-arms-and-hog-skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist.

Foil Arms and Hog are at the Southbank festival for with their most critically acclaimed show. With over 4 million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on american comedy website Funny or Die and an endorsement from Rowan Atkinson, they are one of Ireland’s finest comedy prospects.

Individually, Foil Arms and Hog are Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna. Each as talented as the next and as a group, they are stars of Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show, regularly appear on comedy website Funny Or Die, appeared on BBC R4’s Sketchorama and count amongst their fans, John Bishop, Rowan Atkinson and Tommy Tiernan.

Amaluna @ Royal Albert Hall / from January 16th 2016 – March 6th 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna

A Mysterious Island Ruled by Goddesses.

After directing her daughter’s coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm.

A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested.

Aerial Straps
Miranda & the Valkyries fly out over the audience on straps as they do battle with Cali, suspended from a rotating set element high above them.

Teeterboard
Young men launch themselves high into the air, twisting and turning in a playful high-speed. They pull off several seemingly impossible feats.

Uneven bars
The captured young men help the Amazons to present a fast-paced theatrical version of the classic gymnastic routine.

Cerceau & Waterbowl
Miranda plays in the waterbowl, discovering her own physicality and expressing her sinuous sexuality as she performs a challenging hand-balancing routine.

Stevie Wonderland Christmas Rollerboogie @ Shapes / Saturday 20th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 17:00-late

@ Shapes, 117 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN

Tickets: £15 book online (more on the door)

Stevie Wonderland returns for a very special Christmas Roller Disco inside the former print factory. There’ll be a full-size roller disco with free skate hire, loads of room to dance and nothing but the finest disco and boogie.

To mark the occasion, Stevie will have a whole load of festive treats up his sleeve! There’s going to be snow, there’ll be christmas crackers and there’ll even be ‘Stevie’s Grotto’ for you to meet and greet the man himself!

If you’re not a skater or just need a rest, don’t worry; outside on the newly covered and heated terrace there’ll be table football, festive street food from some of London’s best traders, mulled wine and cocktails, as well as plenty of room to eat, relax or just dance!

Disco sets from:
Damiano von Erckert
DMX Krew
Alexander Nut
The Mighty Zaf
IRFAN RAINY
Stevie Wonderland DJs and Friends

UKG Fest @ The Coronet Theatre / Friday 18th April 2014 (Easter Weekend)

UKG Fest at The CoronetTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 16:00-07:00

@ The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, London SE1 6TJ

Tickets: from £30 book online

www.ukgfest.com

A star studded affair of UKG talent celebrating 20 years of House and Garage. The event takes place at The Coronet Theatre London with 15 hours of UKG spanning across six arenas packed with over 200 DJs, MCs, PAs and attractions.

Celebrating 20 years of UK Garage 1994-2014.

Headliners:
Matt Jam Lamont
Norris Da Boss Windross
DJ Luck & MC Neat
Pied Piper
Mc Creed
MC CKP
Sparks & Kie
Monsta Boy

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