Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 2nd-8th 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!

 

2nd
Monday
FILM
SCI FI LONDON & SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE present a 50th Anniversary showing of Richard Fleischer’s FANTASTIC VOYAGE! And the screening will be preceded by a talk from Professor Edward James examining the history of shrinking in sci-fi films! The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS. Talk 7:30pm, Film 8pm
LE - SFL 2016 - Fantastic Voyage
3rd
Tuesday
BOOKS
LAUNCH OF THE ARRIVAL OF MISSIVES AT BLACKWELL’S HIGH HOLBORN!“Blackwell’s favourites Unsung Stories will be joining us in the shop to celebrate the launch of Aliya Whiteley’s The Arrival of Missives” – Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP. And you can read more on The Arrival of Missives on our May 2016 Book Recommends page…
CB - May - The Arrival of Missives
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FILM
SCI-FI LONDON PRESENTS EINSTEIN’S GOD MODEL – Quantum physics and string theory collide with the afterlife when a researcher makes contact with the departed. 7pm – Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - SFL 2016 - Einstein's God Model
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FILM
THE SCI-FI-LONDON 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE and – with UrbanFantasist.com – FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE Awards! FILM JURY: Frank Spotnitz, Pat Cadigan, David Sheldon-Hicks, Laura Adams, Mitch Davis * WRITING JURY: Gareth Powell, Robert Grant, Pat Kane
LE - SFL 2016 - 48 Hour Film Challenge
5th
Thursday
COMICS
THE RED VIRGIN AND RED ROSA – RADICAL GRAPHIC NOVELS at The House of Illustration with Bryan and Mary Talbot and Kate Evans! Hosted by Alex Butterworth. House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH. There’s more about The Red Virgin on our May 2016 Book Recommends page… Red Rosa came out in 2015 – more on that on Waterstones here…
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BOOKS
LAVIE TIDHAR signs CENTRAL STATION at Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR – 6-7 pm. Check out our Author Profile of Lavie on Carabas here and read more on Central Station (published by Tachyon) on our May 2016 Book Recommends page…
CB - May - Central Station
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BOOKS
Pages of Hackney Presents: BEN JUDAH and ROWAN MOORE discussing London’s hidden immigrant life with DAVE HILL… The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road, E5 0PU. See ourJanuary Book Recommends for more on This is London and our March Recommends for more on Slow Burn City
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FILM
SCI-FI LONDON presents CESIUM AND A TOKYO GIRL – A delightful adventure fantasy about Mimi and the seven gods… Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX – 7pm
LE - SFL 2016 - Cesium and a Tokyo Girl
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SCI-FI LONDON presents KILL COMMAND“…a sci-fi action thriller set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines” – Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE – 8.30pm
LE - SFL 2016 - Kill Command
6th
Friday
MUSIC
RELEASE DAY FOR THE BOY FROM SPACE’S MACAQUE ATTACK EP – Based on the books and with lyrics by Gareth L Powell! See here for details of Macaque Attack the book on Carabas – and check out our article on its adaptation to song here!
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CLUBBING
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** PROGRESSIVE ASTRONAUT PARTY! (Facebook link) With Kastis Torrau, Donatello, Arnas D & Dale Middleton! Created in conjunction with Jessica Sheppard, creator of the wonderful Psy/Tech/House Clubbing Meet-Up! 11 pm to 6 am… The Qube Project, 191 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NE
LE - May - Progressive Astronaut Party
7th
Saturday
COMICS
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Your Local Comic Store!
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COMICS
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Orbital Comics – 2000 AD SPECIAL MEGA SIGNING with Hannah Berry, Peter Milligan, Henry Flint, Alec Worley, Matt ‘Tharg’ Smith, Dani, Pete Milligan and possibly even more to come! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - May - FCBD 2000 AD Mega Signing at Orbital Comics
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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT GOSH COMICS! It’s an INCREDIBLE FCBD at Gosh this year… After the Kids Workshop at 11am, there’s a Guardian Cartoonist signing with Krent Able, Simone Lia, Stephen Collins and Tom Gauld (3-4pm), the Image Comics signing with Kieron Gillen, Tula Lotay, Christian WardCaspar Wijngaard, and Dan Watters (5-6pm), followed by 2016’s Avery Hill Launch Partywith Rachael Smith, Matt Swan, Tillie Walden, along with Edie OP, and Owen D. Pomery!!! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - May - Guardian Cartoonist signing at Gosh LE - May - Image Comics signing at Gosh LE - May - Avery Hill 2016 Launch Party
8th
Sunday
THE BARROWMAN’S SIGN AT FOYLES! John and Carole Barrowman will be signing copies of their new novel Conjuror, the first in the Orion Chronicles series, at Foyles Charing Cross from 1pm. Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT. Check out more on The Conjuror and other great books from Head of Zeus on our page here…
CBJJ16 - HZ - Apr - Conjuror

 

Regular Events

Tue
Distraction Club – Comedy – THE PHOENIX, 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP – Mitch Benn et al’s A-list comedy night!
CEP - The Distraction Club
Wed
Process – Gosh Comic Creators – Social / Creative: Comics – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – Monthly comic creators workshop/discussion group
CEP - Process (Image by Steve Walsh)
Thu
BookSlam – Currently first Thursday, has been last (check) – Event: Literary / Books – The Grand, 21-25 St. John’s Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TT – Literary cabaret
CEP - Book Slam strapline
Sat
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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Staying in? Why not check out our Music Articles and Gig / Band Reviews

Or have a read of our Book articles / recommends or extracts of top book picks

Or maybe DISCOVER some great authors, bands, sites and events on our Discover page here!