Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 25th April – 1st May!

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!

As ever 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 and have a great week!

 

 

25th
Monday
BOOKS
MEET JOE ABERCROMBIE at Waterstones London Wall, 1-2 pm – 54 – 55 London Wall, EC2M 5RA. Check out Joe’s latest on our Jan-Jun 2016 Gollancz Books page and our Jan-Jun 2016 HarperVoyager Books page
CB - HV - Jul - Half a War
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TALK AND SIGNING WITH JOE ABERCROMBIE at Blackwell’s High Holborn!6.30 pm – 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP *** UPDATE: SOLD OUT! ***
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COMICS
BECKY CLOONAN signing at Gosh! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – 7-9 pm
LE - Apr - Becky Cloonan signing
26th
Tuesday
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND*** DARK SOCIETIES: CURSES AND QUESTS! – The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly are very proud to host three fantastic authors: Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Hex), Francesca Haig (The Map of Bones) and James Smythe (Long Dark Dusk).Tickets £5/£3 PABC members and Waterstones Cardholders available in store, via 02078512400 or email Piccadilly@waterstones.com – Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD. And you can check out our profile of the fab Post-Apocalyptic Book Club on Carabas here…
CBJJ16 - HS - Apr - Hex FmCB - HV - Apr - The Map of BonesCB - Jul - Way Down Dark
27th
Wednesday
BOOKS
THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT SIGNS HEX at Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Book details on our Hodder Books Jan-Jun 2016 page here
CBJJ16 - HS - Apr - Hex Fm
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GIG
HERO FISHER plays SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS (only £8) Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, N16 8JN. Need a bunch to go with? The fab Indie Music Meet-upare heading along…
MKA - Hero Fisher
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FILM
DEPTFORD DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE: JOE’S APARTMENT + SOCIAL COLLAPSE MUSIC VIDEO – part of the NEW CROSS AND DEPTFORD FREE FILM FESTIVAL! Free! (No ticket required – First come first served) – 7:00PM – “Sex, bugs and rock ‘n’ roll – Joes Apartment – The greatest anti-gentrification musical comedy you’ll ever see – with cockroaches! Joe’s Apartment warns of the dangers of gentrification and offers the only sensible solution… singing cockroaches!” * Plus Social Collapse by Blatoidea – London-based punk band’s music video featuring… giant cockroaches! Dirs Joe Ryan-Leah & Daisy Smith, 2015, 2.5 mins. Overdrive Studios, Resolution Way , London, SE8 4NT
LE - Apr - Added - Joe's Apartment
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UNSUNG [STORIES] LIVE #3: SHORT STORY EVENING with Stephanie Saulter, Ian Whates, Rose Biggin & Edward Cox! (NB. Event link directs to the Unsung Meet-Up page, author links to our profiles of them on Carabas…) The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX
CPP - Unsung Stories
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MAJOR EVENT
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND ***SCI-FI LONDON begins!
CP - SFL
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AWARD
CLARKE AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED AT SFL (Award 23rd August) – Sci-Fi London
CA - Clarke Award Logo square
28th
Thursday
TALK
BEN JUDAH at Theos Think Tank: “Ben will speaking about his new book, This Is London, and answering questions about a city that he found, against his expectations, to be surprisingly religious.” Theos, 77 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2EZ *** See our JANUARY NEW BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on THIS IS LONDON and more great Non-Fiction and Fiction besides… ***
CB - NF - This is London
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** SCI-FI LONDON Presents Byrd McDonald’s VINTAGE TOMORROWS documentary – on STEAMPUNK! Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - SFL 2016 - Vintage Tomorrows
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GIG
BIRD ON THE WIRE PRESENTS SHE DREW THE GUN @ Victoria Dalston (Only £7) The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, E8 3AS. Need a bunch to go with? The fab Indie Music Meet-up are heading along…
LE - Apr - She Drew the Gun
29th
Friday
FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***FORBIDDEN PLANET + ELECTRONIC DJ SET at Deptford Lounge – part of the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival! “The film will be introduced Deptford Lounge Hothouse artists Uninvited Guests, followed by electronic DJ set. * Free! (No ticket required – First come first served). Deptford Lounge, Giffin Street , London, SE8 4RJ
LE - Apr - Added - Forbidden Planet
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COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***BROKEN FRONTIER ANTHOLOGY AND 2016 SMALL PRESS YEARBOOK LAUNCH PARTY at Gosh Comics! ALISON SAMPSON * DAVID HINE * EDIEOP * INJ CULBARD * JAMIE COE * KARRIE FRANSMAN * MARK STAFFORD + ADAM VIAN * ALICE URBINO * DANNY NOBLE * EMMA RABY * JESS MILTON * REBECCA BAGLEY * ROZI HATHAWAY – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Apr - Broken Frontier 2016 Anthology Launch
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John Carpenter’s ‘THE APOCALYPSE TRILOGY’ Marathon at the Prince Charles! 6.30 pm to 12.05 pm: THE THING! PRINCE OF DARKNESS! IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Apr - The Thing
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MUSIC
PURSON’S NEW ALBUM ‘DESIRE’S MAGIC THEATRE’ IS OUT! Your local record store or the interwebs – get it on ITunes via us here! And check out our review of Purson at The Borderline on Carabas as well!
LE - Apr - Purson Desire's Magic Theatre
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CLUBBING
GOBLIN KING MASQUERADE BALL AT THE CORONET! (Special Time Out offer – otherwise check The Coronet’s site here) And the fab London Alternative Nightlife Meet-Up are going! Discount tickets via Time Out… The Coronet, 28 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ
LE - Apr - The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball
30th
Saturday
FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***LABYRINTH – BIKE POWERED BOWIE at New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival! “Our final out door, bike powered screening, courtesy of Electric Pedals had to be a Bowie film this year. Join us as we salute the Thin White Duke as The Goblin King and make this a night to remember.” * Electric Pedals has supported the festival for five years. This dynamic and communal cinematic experience relies on real-time pedal power: there aren’t any back-up generators. So when the human batteries stop pedalling, the film stops reeling! * Free! (No ticket required – First come first served) Telegraph Hill Upper Park
Labyrinth
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STRANGE DAYS @ THE GARAGE – DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL!!! The guys from Star Shaped Club bring your their night celebrating guitar based music from the 60’s to the early 00’s at The Garage: “Think Stones to Suede, The Coral to The Cure, Roses to Roxy Music…” but with a particular celebration of the music of David Bowie!
LE - Strange Days
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MRS PEEL VS BARBARELLA at Eight Moorgate Club! “A special party with a cosmic twist—pitching the aristocratic whimsy and British cool of The Avengers against the playful space-fantasy eroticism of Barbarella. Who will gain the upper hand? You decide!” Compere and lounge legend Count Indigo * Live music from The Court of St James, including psychedelic hits from the Barbarella soundtrack * DJ sets from loungecore and freakbeat god Martin Green * Unnatural gyrations from robotic pleasure machine Cherry Shakewell * Mind-altering light effects * Cocktails * Awesome views from our rootop terraces – Eight Moorgate, 1 Dysart Street, Moorgate, London, EC2A 2BX
LE - Apr - Added - Mrs Peel vs Barbarella
1ST
Sunday
FILM
SCI-FI LONDON: ANDROID’S DREAM – A sparce, enigmatic adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ that is far removed from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. 8.30pm Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - SFL 2016 - ANDROIDS DREAM

 

4th / Last
Tue
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC) – Social / Talk – Two authors / publishing pros from the SFF genre speaking and drinks and merriment after: “A bumper edition this month, so come along for readings from Francesca Haig (Map of Bones), Marc Turner (Dragon Hunters) and Clifford Beal (Solaris Books), as well as the usual Q&A.” See our profile of the fab SRFC here…
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
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

 

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