Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 4th-10th 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…

 

Monday
4th
FILM
INTERNATIONAL STAR WARS DAY! #MayThe4thBeWithYou!
Across the world and others in galaxies near and far, far away…
Wednesday
6th
BOOKS
The ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD PRESENTATION! 6.30-8.30 pm – £12.50. Tickets on sale Friday 17 April. The six shortlisted books for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2014 are:
The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit)
The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate)
Europe In Autumn – Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
Memory Of Water – Emmi Itäranta (HarperVoyager)
The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August – Claire North (Orbit)
Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel (Picador)
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
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COMICS
ALEX PAKNADEL & MATT TAYLOR signing Boom! Studios ARCADIA #1! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA – 6pm
LE - Orbital Arcadia
Thursday
7th
MUSIC
COMMUNION presents: MISTY MILLER + Shark Dentist @ The Waiting Room Stoke Newington!
The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington
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MUSIC
PALMA VIOLETS + MING CITY ROCKERS and KING NUN @ New Slang, The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road,  KT1 2AH, Kingston upon Thames <Mark K seriously rates these chaps as you can see in his coverage / review of the NME Awards Tour here.>
LE - Palma Violets + King Nun
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MUSIC
SJM CONCERTS PRESENTS, TWIN ATLANTIC, PLUS ELIZA & THE BEAR, and LONELY THE BRAVE @ O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9S – One of Mark K’s May Gig picks
MKM - Twin Atlantic
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FILM
FILMAGEDDON! The Prince Charles Cinema hosts a film quiz to end all film quizzes!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Friday (also Saturday)
8th (+ 9th)
MUSIC
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS @ O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9S – with the MAGIC NUMBERS! *** One of Mark K’s TOP TEN May Gig picks: “Welsh Psychedelia. Groovily Insane.”  *** Also on the evening of Saturday 9th with ‘special guests’
MKM - Super Furry Animals
Saturday
9th
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***

SHARKPUNK SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR, 1- 2pm! Jonathan Green (Editor / Writer) plus David Lee Stone * Andrew Lane * Ian Whates * Al Ewing * Steven Savile * Toby Frost * Jonathan Oliver * Kim Lakin-Smith * Alec Worley * Jenni Hill * Laurel Sills * Robert Spaulding – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CBP - SB - Sharkpunk

 

Regular Events this week…

1st
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
1st
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)
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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
1st
Thu
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 11am
CEP - Panel Border Logo

 

2nd
Sat
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 7.00am (Repeat from Thursday)
CEP - Panel Border Logo
2nd
Sat
Scared to Dance – Second Saturday (also last) – 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

 

Stuck now or staying in? You could do a lot worse than reading some of our recent articles… 😉

Extracts / Previews Profile Articles Other articles and bits & pieces from the last week 
Dave vs The Monsters by John Birmingham Star Shaped Club (London Indie night) A Panel and Chat with Graphic Novel Publisher TPub’s Neil Gibson
Sky Pirates by Liesel Schwarz Taran Matharu (YA Author) Carabas May New Book Recommends!
Blood Red City by Justin Richards Stephen Deas (SFF Author) Carabas May New Graphic Novel Recommends
Radiant State by Peter Higgins Penny for the Workhouse (Indie band) Mark K’s May Gig Guide
The Summoner by Taran Matharu The Dark Coast (Folk Indie) Video – Deadpool vs Deadpool: Dawn of Deadpool (!???)
Death of the Artist by Karrie Fransman – interior art!