Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 26th October to 1st November!

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!

This just happens to be HALLOWE’EN WEEK so find below our top picks of London’s alternative Hallowe’en festivities and tie-ins.

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!

 

26th
Monday
FILM
THE FLY at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
28th
Wednesday
FILM
NOSFERATU at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
BATTLES @ The Electric Ballroom! The Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP. Need a bunch to head along with? The London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going!
LE - Oct - Battles
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STORYTELLING / THEATRE
*** SUPER HALLOWE’EN RECOMMEND *** CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS: FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN UPS – GRIM GRIMMS – THREE DROPS OF BLOOD. Performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty, with music by Sherry Robinson. The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
LE - Oct - Grim Grimms
29th
Thursday
BOOKS / HORROR
THE HORROR BOOK CLUB HALLOWE’EN PARTY: “…relaxed and perfect for new members who want to socialise and meet like-minded book and horror fans.” Horrific merriment inc Quiz, Drinks, Secret Satan(! – optional) and more! See our Group Profile for the Horror Book Club for links on!
CP - Horror Book Club Oct 15
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STORYTELLING / THEATRE
*** SUPER HALLOWE’EN RECOMMEND *** THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS: The Day of the Dead – Performance Storytelling with Clare Muireann Murphy, Xanthe Gresham and TUUP “Libations, stories, and magical mayhem in East London… Now an exuberant autumn ritual, the Crick Crack Club’s bizarre and quirky annual celebration of the Mexican festival of the Dias de Los Muertos, has become part of the fabric of East London’s cultural craziness! Three fabulous performer-storytellers dig deep into their potent repertoires to dance hand-in-hand with that dynamic trio of God, the Devil and Death.” £8 door / £6 advance
LE - Oct - Crick Crack Club Day of the Dead reduced
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BOOKS
EMMA NEWMAN signs PLANETFALL at Forbidden Planet! 6-7 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
LE - Oct - Planetfall
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COMICS / CREATIVE
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***DRINK & DRAW WITH GOSH! COMICS! “Gosh! Comics and Broken FrontierDrink & Draw is back! We’ve teamed up with those talented wordslingers at Broken Frontier to bring you a monthly collaborative Drink and Draw night, sponsored by our friends at Cass Art. This month’s meet-up will take place on the 29th October, starting with a casual assembly of folks at Gosh! from around 6.30pm before heading on to The Phoenix Artist Club for 7pm. This month we’ll be joined by creators Karrie Fransmen (Death of The Artist & The House That Groaned) & Mike Medaglia (One Year Wiser). This month you can also win Avery Hill books in ‘The Rabbit’ Drawing Competition!”
LE - Oct - Drink & Draw at Gosh reduced
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FILM
THE ROOM at The Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
PEACE IN THE CITY presents: ALBERT MAN & HIS BAND + THE NEVERISTS + THE TIN PIGEONS + TIM THACKRAY! Check out Mark K’s review of The Neverists and others at The Good Ship Kilburn here! The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
LE - Oct - Albert Man and his Band
30th-31st
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FILM
HALLOWEEN (1978) at the Prince Charles – for Halloween! (Fri 11pm, Sat 1am, 3.15pm, 9pm)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
31st
Saturday
COMICS
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND ***MARK MILLAR signing CHRONONAUTS & JUPITER’S CIRCLE at Gosh Comics!!! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Oct - Mark Millar
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FILM
THE BECHDEL TEST FESTIVAL present HORROR HEROINES Double Bill as part of LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL: THE CRAFT and SCREAM! 4pm, at Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road N1 5SH. Q&A after – FREE but tickets must be booked.
LE - Oct - LFFF - Horror Heroines reduced
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WTF?!
All Day Halloweening at Ally Pally, inc ZOMBIE DISCO from 8.30! “Head to Ally Pally ice rink for a day of scary skating and ghostly Halloween fun. Scary skate sessions throughout the day at 10.30am and 2:00pm. Our family Spooktacular disco starts from 5.30pm is perfect for the whole family to enjoy some Halloween fun. It’s the Adams Family on ice! From 8.30pm our Zombie Disco takes over to spin some freaky tunes for the walking (or skating!) dead.”
LE - Oct - Halloween on Ice reduced
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BOOKS / COMICS
RETURN OF THE GREAT HALLOWEEN HORROR SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! With: Stephen Jones (Editor) * Barry Forshaw * Kim Newman * Jim Burns * Steve Crisp * Les Edwards * Graham Humphreys * Dave McKean * Joe Roberts * Pat Cadigan * Reggie Oliver * Mark Samuels * Robert Shearman * Alison Littlewood * Joe Roberts * Lavie Tidhar * Stephen Volk * Christopher Fowler * Les Edwards * David Case * Adrian Cole * Paul J. McAuley! 3-5 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
LE - Oct - FP's Great Halloween signing
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FILM
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND ***THE NOMAD CINEMA showing Joss Whedon’s THE CABIN IN THE WOODS at the Lookout, Hyde Park! £25 – proceeds to charity –  “Tickets include a glass of fizz on arrival, a delicious hot meal [veggie option available], themed craft activities [optional!] and marshmallows to toast at our firepits.”
LE - Oct - Cabin in the Woods reduced
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FILM
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY! Halloween showing at The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - The Dark Knight Trilogy
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FILM
CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER at The Prince Charles: An all-night Movie Marathon featuring some of the finest cuts from the HORROR genre! The line up features: HALLOWEEN, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE SHINING and THE EXORCIST!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
NOVEMBER
1st
Sunday
FILM
THE BECHDEL TEST FESTIVAL present A GIRL WALKS HOME AT NIGHT as part of LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL! 3pm at Hackney Attic @ Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. Plus Q&A – FREEbut booking required.
LE - Oct - LFFF - A Girl Walks Home at Night reduced

 

 

4th / Last
Tue
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC) – Social / Talk – Two authors / publishing pros from the SFF genre speaking and drinks and merriment after. THIS MONTH: JULIA KNIGHT and LEIGH BARDUGO! Check out all three volumes of Julia’s new The Duellist’s trilogy published/ing Oct, Nov and Dec on our ORBIT JUL-DEC NEW BOOKS PAGE!
CEP - SRFC
4th
Wed
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: EMMA NEWMAN interviewed by ED COX!
BSFA Logo
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
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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…
CEP - The Deep Hum at the Heart of it all
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