Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 27th April to 3rd 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. 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…

 

Wednesday
29th
MUSIC
FEMME @ The Lexington – £6.50 + booking fee – or without fee via the Dice app.
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
Thursday
30th
MUSIC
EARLY DOORS DISCO returns, and to it’s original home of DRINK, SHOP & DO: With Nice Guy DJ’s and Guest DJ’s Spook School!
DRINK, SHOP & DO, 9 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX
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COMICS
LAUNCH PARTY WITH SYDNEY PADUA: THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE & BABBAGE: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST COMPUTER! – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – 7-9 pm
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BOOKS
ALASTAIR REYNOLDS SIGNING POSEIDON’S WAKE! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our GOLLANCZ JAN-JUN NEW TITLES PAGE for more on this and other particularly fantastic titles publishing this month!
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May

Friday
1st
COMICS and MUSIC!
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** From May 1st – May 14th this year, Orbital Comics will be hosting COVER VERSIONS: When Music & Comics Collide! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA – 12 comic artists have been tasked with taking an album of their choosing, and creating a new piece of cover art for it: The finished pieces will be displayed at 12″ record sleeve size, and when the exhibition closes, a short print run of each piece will be made available for purchase, with proceeds going to Brain Tumour Research. Launch night, 1st May! Click here for the cover art on the Cover Versions Tumblr.
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MUSIC
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR @ Islington Assembly Hall, N1
ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
Saturday
2nd
COMICS
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! (Facebook page) – Various – London, UK and across the Earth!
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Saturday
2nd
COMICS
Free Comic Book Day FOR KIDS at GOSH. 11-2pm. Aimed at the kids with window painting et al. Guests include: Grace Wilson, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Will Tempest, Elliot Baggot, Roger Langridge, Adam Vian, Josceline Fenton, Briony May Smith, John Allison, Christian Ortiz, Daisy Hirst, Lizzy Stewart, Robert M Ball, and Jessica Martin!
GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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COMICS
Free Comic Book Day BUMPER SIGNING at GOSH. 3-5PM. Bumper signing with Christian Ward, Kieron Gillen and Duncan Fegredo!
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COMICS
Free Comic Book Day at FORBIDDEN PLANET! Meet the creators of Doctor Who Comics and the 2000AD Droids on Free Comic Book Day at our London Megastore! 12:00 to 1:00 – Doctor Who Comics: Two brilliant writers, Al Ewing, and Rob Williams will be signing the FREE* Titan Comics Doctor Who comics. Also the fantastic Cavan Scott will be on hand to sign copies of the brand new series of comics featuring the adventures of the Ninth Doctor!
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3:00 to 4:00 – 2000AD Droids (see link above): A zarjaz line up of talent comes together to sign the FREE* 2000AD sampler. Editor and writer Matt Smith is joined by artists Pye Parr and Ben Willsher – plus a rare London appearance by legendary Judge Dredd artist Mike McMahon.
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CLUB
FEELING GLOOMY ELECTION SPECIAL: Indie / Goth Rock / New Wave, tonight on a particular theme. Usual playings: David Bowie, The Smiths, Pulp, The Clash, The Cure, Nirvana, Nick Cave, The Pixies, Blur, Soft Cell, Blondie, Joy Division, The Kinks, Manic St Preachers, The Jam, Libertines, Elvis Costello, The Police, Belle and Sebastian, Suede, Johnny Cash, Radiohead, Kirsty MacColl, The Killers, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Buzzcocks, The Killers, Leonard Cohen… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP
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4th / Last
Tue
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC) [Link to Facebook Page] – Social / Talk – Two authors / publishing pros from the SFF genre speaking and drinks and merriment after.
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4th / 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
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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…
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1st
Thu
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 11am
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1st
Sat
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 7.00am (Repeat from Thursday)
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Star Shaped Club – Club Night: Indie – The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD – Britpop funtimes have a new name… 
See also our STAR SHAPED EVENT PROFILE for this and their other nights!
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