Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 20-26th June!

Carabas This Weeks Event Recommends...

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Enjoy and have a great week!

 

20th
Monday
STORYTELLING / THEATRE
Crick Crack Club presents: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD & OTHER LOST GIRLS by NELL PHOENIX! Soho Theatre Upstairs, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE
LE - Jun - Little Red Riding Hood
21st
Tuesday
GIG
Parallel Lines presents: CAR SEAT HEADREST @ 100 CLUB! “Signing to Matador, Car Seat Headrest’s crunching drive and cruising guitars sit well alongside the label’s alumni of Pavement and Guided By Voices, with tracks like Times To Die racing through riff after hook after chorus across an epic 7 minute splurge of slacker bliss.” – Need a bunch to go with? The London Indie Music Meet-up are heading along! The 100 Club, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
LE - Car Head Rest
22nd
Wednesday
COMICS
DAN ABNETT SIGNS AQUAMAN #1! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Check out our Creator Profile of Dan Abnett here!
LE - Jun - Dan Abnett signing
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BOOKS
BSFA Open Meeting – non-members welcome. Last Wednesday usually (check) – Talk / Social: Sci-Fi – The Artillery Arms (upstairs), 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND – Interview with author and social gathering – non-members welcome and free. *** THIS MONTH: Edward James interviews CHARLES STROSS! Check out Charles’ latest on our June New Book Recommends page and our profile of him here! ***
CB - Or - Jun - The Nightmare Stacks
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THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN-UPS: THE DEVIL’S PURSE – Dominic Kelly with Music by Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson. The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL. £10 / £8 concessions
LE - Jun - The Devil's Purse
* 23rd to 3rd July
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FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** EAST END FILM FESTIVAL! London’s biggest alternative festival showcases the best new independent films from around the globe. 23 June – 3 July 2016. #EEFF2016 – Various venues…
LE - East End Film Festival
23rd
Thursday
BOOKS
CHARLES STROSS SIGNS THE NIGHTMARE STACKS! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. See our June New Book Recommends for more details on the title and our Author Profile of Charles Stross here!
CB - Or - Jun - The Nightmare Stacks
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COMICS
STAN AND NAN BY SARAH LIPPETT LAUNCH PARTY! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Complete title details on our Jan-Jun 2016 Jonathan Cape New Graphic Novels page…
CG - JC - June - Stan and Nan
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FILM
FILMAGEDDON! The Prince Charles Cinema hosts a film quiz to end all film quizzes! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CPP - Filmageddon
24th
Friday
GIG
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***
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PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE presents SNEAKY PEEKERS EP LAUNCH AND KILBURN HIGH ROAD MUSIC VIDEO SCREENING! Plus(!) support from THE KING ZOOTS, MATT WYATT & MEMORY TAPES!!!
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+ DJ DAVE CORDING (Club 27/11) playing indie rock & roll, ska & soul and everything in between to make you dance all night!!!
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“Entry £5 with Free Goodie bag and baked goods! Best hat wins a prize, plus debut screening of “Kilburn High Road” music video. Doors 7pm, live music starts at 7.45pm. So get ya dancing shoes on and meet us down the Kilburn High Road!”
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The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
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More: Our Band Profile of the BRILLIANT Penny for the Workhouse on Carabas here! And reviews, our interview with and more from the band HERE!
LE - June - PftW
24th
Friday
FILM
The East End Film Festival presents CHASING ROBERT BARKER – David, a grizzled and dour paparazzi photographer, hits the jackpot one night when he receives a tip off that the iconic actor Robert Barker is having dinner with a pretty brunette in central London. But having made the front page, his editor promptly dispatches him to dig for even more dirt on the mysterious star. What follows is a long dark night of the soul, as David’s own tabloid-afflicted past catches up with him, in this gripping Icelandic-UK psychological drama that lays bare the dark reality of the paparazzo scene. Dir. Daniel Florencio *** Co-written by our pal Terry Newman, author of Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf! *** 8.30pm, Rich Mix
LE - Jun - Chasing Robert Barker
*24th – 26th
* Friday – Sunday
AWARD
THE LOCUS AWARDS
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25th
Saturday
FILM
The East End Film Festival presents BASKIN! A squad of unsuspecting cops plunge through a trapdoor – to a Hell created from their nightmares and darkest secrets – when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. A rare foray into genre cinema from Turkey, laced with unbearable tension, blood-soaked torture scenes and ominous symbolism. Featuring a cast of terrifically convincing actors, this debut from Can Evrenolis a trip into your own worst nightmare. 11pm, Hackney Picturehouse
LE - Jun - EEFF Baskin
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FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***PYJAMA PARTY MOVIE MARATHON: FANTASY FILM EDITION! LABYRINTH!! THE PRINCESS BRIDE!!! KRULL! THE DARK CRYSTAL!! RETURN TO OZ! THE NEVERENDING STORY! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Labyrinth
 C - The Princess Bride
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** Yes, a DOUBLE RECOMMEND for The Prince Charles, because they’ve also got a PAUL VERHOEVEN MARATHON!!! ROBOCOP! TOTAL RECALL! BASIC INSTINCT! SHOWGIRLS! And STARSHIP TROOPERS! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Robocop Total Recall Starship Troopers
26th – 29th
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FILM
DUKE MITCHELL FILM FEST! Sun 26, 8.45PM | 20 Years of Madness | Opening Night | The Prince Charles Cinema * Mon 27, 7.00PM | Enter The World Of Mr Cosmic | Free Entry | PimpShuei – 8.00PM | How to Survive a Satanic Cult | Free Entry | PimpShuei * Tuesday 28 June, 7.00PM | The Found Footage Guide To Life | Free Entry | PimpShuei – 8.00PM | The Great VHS Experiment Part IV: Found Footage Edition | Free Entry | PimpShuei * Wednesday 29 June, 9.00PM | The 35mm Trailer Party | Closing Night | The Prince Charles Cinema
LE - Jun - Duke Fest 2016
26th
Sunday
FILM
East End Film Festival presents THE LURE – The year’s best (only?) horror mermaid musical, this utterly unique debut is an alluring fairy tale about two sisters who emerge from the sea, and head straight for a Warsaw nightclub. Embracing their new life as cabaret stars, their symbiosis is threatened when one of them falls for a dashing musician, and they may have to return to the sea, or suffer bloody consequences. A brilliantly entertaining, wacky maiden effort, with killer tunes. Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska. Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute. 4.00pm, Hackney Picturehouse
LE - Jun - The Lure

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