Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 24th-30th August!

Carabas This Weeks Event Recommends...

For our full months event recommendations see our London Events page and Regular Events page also – if we’re missing something (your own event or someone else’s) let us know. Enjoy!

Below the first run of events extracted and pasted from our London Events you’ll find the same for this week from our Regular Events page which covers those ongoing weekly and monthly happenings…

Enjoy!

 

25th
Tuesday
FILM
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE at the LUNA CINEMA!
Victoria Embankment Gardens, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, WC2N 6PB
26th
Wednesday
COMICS
RACHAEL STOTT signing at ORBITAL – coinciding with the launch of IDW’s STAR TREK / PLANET OF THE APES TPB! 6-7pm – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - Aug - Rachel Stott Signing
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COMICS
LET’S TALK INTERSECTIONALITY – FEMINISM & COMICS at Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. “Let’s Talk Intersectionality is a monthly reading group at the Feminist Library that explores feminist texts and issues from an intersectional perspective. Gosh! will be hosting a special edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality, discussing the state of feminism in comics. Co-hosted by Lauren Murphy and Lisa Woynarski.”
LE - Aug - Let's Talk Intersectionality
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FILM
SCHWING ALONG WITH WAYNE’S WORLD at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Aug - Wayne's World Schwing Along
27th
Thursday
FILM
SCROOBIUS PIP’S FILM CLUB at the Prince Charles Cinema presents: LEON! (One of our fave films!) The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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COMICS
DEMOCRACY TALK & SIGNING WITH ALECOS PAPADATOS AND ABRAHAM KAWA AT GOSH! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Aug - Democracy
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FILM
POP UP SCREENS: GOONIES! *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! *** Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Rd, London SE9 6SZ
LE - Aug - Goonies
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BOOKS
LE - Aug - Dark Societies Best of the Best
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** DARK SOCIETIES’ BEST OF THE BEST AT WATERSTONE’S PICCADILLY! The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly are very proud to present five authors whose books wowed the critics and excited the fans. Join Emily St John Mandel (Station Eleven), Frances Hardinge (Cuckoo Song), M. R. Carey (The Girl with All The Gifts), Emmi Itäranta (Memory of Water) and Dave Hutchinson (Europe In Autumn) as they discuss their novels and inspirations so that we can take a closer look at some of the best books of the last year. Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
27th – 31st
Thursday to Monday
FILM / FESTIVAL
FILM 4 FRIGHTFEST – The Dark Heart of Cinema! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square and nearby venues…
LE - Aug - Film 4 Frightfest
28th
Friday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: PULP FICTION! *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! *** Manor House Gardens, Taunton Road Hither Green SE13 5SU
Pulp Fiction
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MUSIC
THE GREMLINS at the Earl Derby Kilburn – Free Gig! Earl Derby, 155 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7HU. Fancy a bunch to go with? The London Indie Meet Up folk are heading along!
LE - Aug - The Gremlins
29th
Saturday
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** PREVIEW SCREENING OF FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD! 10.30 AM. Director: Paul Goodwin. Cast: Pat Mills, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Kevin O’Neill, David Bishop! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square
LE - Aug - Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD
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FILM
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND at THE NOMAD CINEMA! *** Proceeds to Charity ***
Pheasantry Welcome Centre, Bushy Park, Teddington, Greater London, TW11 0EB
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COMICS
JESSICA MARTIN EXHIBITION LAUNCH PARTY! 7-9pm, Orbital Comics
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
30th
Sunday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE – *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount!
Manor House Gardens, Taunton Road Hither Green SE13 5SU
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FILM
WHAT THE F- ILM?! It’s only HAWK THE SLAYER! We’ve no idea what it’s doing on in the FILM 4 FRIGHTFEST though we couldn’t care less! And apparently the filmmakers want to find a sequel? Egad! On at 1.20pm! Don’t be late! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square
LE - Aug - Hawk the Slayer
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HELLRAISER at FILM 4 FRIGHTFEST, 6.40pm! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square
LE - Aug - Hellraiser
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FILM
UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season continues with EVERYDAY ALIENS! Workshops and screening of THE CREEPING GARDEN. Andrews Road, By Broadway Market, E8 4QJ
LE - Aug - FC EA (Heather Barnett photo)
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CLUBBING
THE HYDRA: BLUEPRINT! The Hydra​’s opening season event at Studio Spaces E1​. Techno’s innovators on two world class sound systems. Warehouse: Jeff Mills * Robert Hood * Rødhåd * Ancient Methods (live) * James Ruskin / Black Studio: Tessela b2b Untold * Kowton b2b Peverelist * Objekt * Samuel Kerridge * Helena Hauff – Studio Spaces E1, Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Wapping, E1W 2BB
LE - Aug - Blueprint

 

4th / Last
Tue
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC) – Social / Talk – Two authors / publishing pros from the SFF genre speaking and drinks and merriment after.
CEP - SRFC
Last
Wed
Comica Social – Last Wednesday – Social: Comics – The Central Bar,The Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX – Free gathering for those who love comics – 6-10pm
CEP - Comica Social Club
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The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All – Weekly Gig night – The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD – Gig night – Emerging bands… This week with LOCK, CELLULOID JAM & BRITAIN! (Links to Facebook pages)
CEP - The Deep Hum at the Heart of it all
4th / Last
Thu
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 11.30am *** This Week:  On the Brink of a Brass Sun: Alex talks to artist I.N.J. CULBARD about his work for 2000AD on strips such as Brass Sun (written by Ian Edgington) and the forthcoming Brink, plus Sci-Fi titles published published by SelfMadeHero and Boom! including Celeste, The King in Yellow and (written by Dan Abnett) Wild’s End. ***
CEP - Panel Border Logo
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BookSlam – usually last Thursday (check) – Event: Literary / Books – The Grand, 21-25 St. John’s Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TT – Literary cabaret
CEP - Book Slam strapline
4th / Last
Sat
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 7.00am (Repeat from Thursday)
CEP - Panel Border Logo
4th / Last
Sat
Scared to Dance – Last Saturday (also second) – Club Night: Indie – MOUSTACHE BAR, 58 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, N16 7XB – Bi-monthly club night in East London playing indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.
CEP - Scared to Dance