Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 9th-15th 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!


CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS: KALI BY EMILY HENNESSEY & SHEEMA MUKHERJEE @ The Soho Theatre upstairs! “Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of them all. Demon-slayer, Life-saver, Supreme-Mother, Destruction-dancer, this goddess is truly awesome. Storyteller, Emily Hennessey, and sitar player extraordinaire, Sheema Mukherjee, take the wheel on a white-knuckled tuc-tuc ride through sun-kissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous, saffron-scented marketplace in-between.” Soho Theatre Upstairs, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE
LE - May - CCC Kali
ANDREW CARTMEL signs THE VINYL DETECTIVE at Forbidden Planet! 6-7 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CB - Ti - May - The Vinyl Detective
INDIGO SESSIONS PRESENT THE BEST OF EMERGING UK ARTISTS: MAZ O’CONNOR! CHALKY SEAS! HAZEY JANE! ARC ISLA! HANNAH SYMONS! Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street, E8 1HR. Need a bunch to go with? The fab Indie Music Meet-up bunch are going! Also check out our gig reviews of Maz – by herself here and at the wonderful Beautiful Days charity gig night here!
LE - May - Indigo Sessions inc Maz O'Connor
DANIEL AVERY – 8 HOUR SET AT SUPERSTITION! And if you need a bunch do head along with the London Psychedelic, Techno, Trance Meet-up are going! Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
LE - May - Daniel Avery
ALEC WORLEY, PYE PARR AND THE SONS OF BALAUR AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! “This is an event like you’ve never seen! Join Alec Worley and Pye Parr signing THE REALM OF THE DAMNED at the London Megastore SATURDAY 14th MAY from 1 – 2pm – and see metal musicians THE SONS OF BALAUR as they take the store by storm!” Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR *** See our May Graphic Novel Recommends for more on the title ***
CG - May - Realm of the Damned Tenebris Deos
THE NEBULA AWARDS – Coming from the SWFA Nebula Conference Chicago to you wherever you!
LE - Jun - Nebula Awards
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THE COMICA LONDON WEEKENDER! Sending off Comix Creatrix in style… House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH
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Tue, Wed
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 8pm, repeated Wednesday @ 9am: “Exploring Avery Hill: A special episode looking at the output of Avery Hill Publishing: Alex Fitch talks to various creators and staff at this young British Comic Book company about their varied output. In a round table panel discussion Avery Hill co-publisher Dave White, publicity agent Katriona Chapman, plus artists Edie O.P., Matthew Swan, and Owen Pomery discuss moving from self publishing to having a company to help promote your work. * Also Rachael Smith talks about her latest title The Rabbit and drawing back-up strips for Doctor Who comics, and Tillie Walden discusses her work for the company including The City Inside plus her Eisner Award nominated graphic novel The End of Summer.”
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Liars’ League – Storytelling… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP – Writers write stories, actors read them – you get to enjoy!
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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.
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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


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!