Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 7th-13th December

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!

 

8th
Tuesday
COMICS
BENJAMIN MARRA SIGNING AND TALK AT GOSH COMICS! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Benjamin Marra R
9th
Wednesday
BOOKS
MEET IAN HISLOP AND THE PRIVATE EYE TEAM! 12.30 pm – Waterstones Leadenhall Market, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, London, EC3V 1PJ
LE - Private Eye signing R
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FILM
Society has crumbled. The world has ended. All that remains is to quiz. Welcome to FILMAGGEDON. * A Film Quiz – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CPP - Filmageddon
10th
Thursday
COMICS
NOEL CLARKE SIGNS THE TROOP! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Check out our Series Profile of The Troop here!
LE - The Troop #1 Signing R
11th
Friday
MUSIC
IDLEWILD  at Koko, Camden – one of Al Devey’s Secret Gig Picks! (Click link for more).
LE - Idlewild R
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CLUBBING
*** SPECIAL CARABAS CHRISTMAS RECOMMEND *** RUMPUS: SANTA VS PANDAS! “This Christmas, Rumpus invites you to choose a monochromatic side and stand firm against your chosen foe: will you join the cheery, bearded, slightly creepy legions of Santae, armed with nothing but goodwill, suspiciously wrapped parcels and candy canes? Or will you choose to fight for the so-cute-its-terrifyingly-creepy Pandae, backed by an utter lack of interest in your own self-preservation and more bamboo than you could possibly ever chew on? Joining the Black & White v Red & White onslaught are mighty giants of the musical battlefield: the epic John Langan Band, the outstanding Shambolique, and we welcome back Buffo’s Wake, who’ll be hosting and curating a room of their own.” £25 – Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ
LE - Rumpus - Santa vs Pandas R
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CLUBBING
PLANET ANGEL’S SWEET 16 BIRTHDAY AND CHRISTMAS PARTY! “The best in Trance, Psy Trance, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Break Beats and more, incredible decor and lighting, Spacehoppers, face painters, Giant Jenga, our Lego table, UV Plasticine, UV Art Canvas Wall… wonderful party people and much more…” The Steelyard, 13-16 Allhallows Lane, London, EC4R 3UE
SSB Poster for holding page
12th
Saturday
COMICS
2000 AD SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENT! Join Peter Milligan, Dan Abnett, Rob Williams, Kek-W and Simon Davis as they sign the 2000AD Christmas Special, Prog #1961! 1-2pm. Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CPP - 2000 AD Logo
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COMICS
STAR WARS DAY AT GOSH! “We’ll be joined by Jedi knight JAKe (How to Speak Droid / Wookie) for a kids workshop from 11am- 1pm. Dark lord Kieron Gillen (Phonogram / Wicked and Divine) will also be here for a Darth Vader Volume 1 signing from 2-3pm.” – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Star Wars Day at Gosh R
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COMICS
JESSICA MARTIN signs ELSIE HARRIS PICTURE PALACE (5.30pm) – see also our Creator Profile of Jessica on Carabas here…

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AVERY HILL PUBLISHING EXHIBITION & CHRISTMAS PARTY! 7pm – Private View and Avery Hill’s Christmas Party all rolled up into one great event; exhibition up until the new year. Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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FILM
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE PRINCE CHARLES! Also showing on Sunday 13th and Saturday 19th. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - The Nightmare before Christmas R
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CLUBBING
BAGGY MONDAYS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL at The Social! Madchester-powered indie disco fun, featuring The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, Northside, The Mock Turtles, The KLF, St Etienne, Blur, The Farm, The Charlatans, 808 State, EMF, New Order and maybe even a sneaky bit of MC Tunes.

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Top one, nice one, sorted.

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Need a bunch to head along with? Some folk from the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going…

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The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD
LE - Baggy Mondays R
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CLUBBING
THE HYDRA: OSTGUT TON ZEHN AT STUDIO SPACES E1 – Answer Code Request(live) * Anthony Parasole * Ben Klock * Boris *Kobosil * Marcel Dettmann * Marcel Fengler *ND_Baumecker * Nick Hoppner * Steffi (live) feat Virginia – Studio Spaces E1, Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Wapping, E1W 2BB
Need a bunch to go with? The London Techno House & Psychedelic Clubbing Meetup are going…
LE - Ostgut Ton Zehn R

 

Regular Events

2nd
Tue, Wed
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 8pm, repeated the same time on Wednesday
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This month: Comics for all ages
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Alex Fitch talks to writers / artists Laura Howell and Hunt Emerson who have contributed a number of strips to The Beano since 2002, including Little Plum, Ratz, Minnie the Minx and more. Also, guest presenter (and cartoonist) Marc Ellerby talks to American graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown about his Star Wars illustrated books for kids including Jedi Academy and Vader’s Little Princess.
CEP - Panel Border Logo
2nd
Tue
Liars’ League – Storytelling… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP – Writers write stories, actors read them – you get to enjoy!
CEP - Liars League logo
2nd
Wed
GOSH!P – Gosh Comic Readers – Social / Love of: Comics – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – Comic book discussion group to chat about their books of the month – normally one mainstream and one small press… Drinks after.
CEP - Comic Gosh!p
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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
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

 

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