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There’s all kinds of things going on in London: here you can make sure you don’t miss the big ones and discover those  you never knew you wanted to know about! For our own monthly ALTERNATIVE DRINKS events check out OUR EVENTS page; and do drop us a line with your own event, launch, gig or anything we might have missed and we’ll add it in. Cheers!
Pat Mills

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UPCOMING

November

First Week of November

2nd
Thursday
FILM
ROAD HOUSE – 35mm PRESENTATIONS – Intro’d by Richard Ayoade! Book signing before the film. Richard Ayoade will be live on stage before the film to sign copies of ‘THE GRIP OF FILM by Gordy LaSure’ — after which he will introduce the film (due to start 21:00). THE GRIP OF FILM will be available to purchase on the night. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
3rd
Friday
* BOOKS / MUSIC
I WAS BRITPOPPED LAUNCH at Waterstones Camden… The first truly comprehensive guide to the Britpop movement – for those who grew up in the 1990s (and those who just wish they had). Here, in more than 500 light-hearted but meticulously researched entries, musicians and fans Jenny Natasha and Tom Boniface-Webb pay tribute to a brief but pivotal moment in musical history. Please join us for an evening with the authors, to celebrate the launch of their book. Waterstones Camden, 128 Camden High Street, NW1 0LU
5th
Sunday
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V FOR VENDETTA – 35mm PRESENTATIONS – at The Prince Charles on Guy Fawkes Night! “Following world war, London is a police state occupied by a fascist government, and a vigilante known only as V (Hugo Weaving) uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressors of the world in which he now lives. When V saves a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) from the secret police, he discovers an ally in his fight against England’s oppressors.” The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

 

Second Week of November

7th
Tuesday
FILM
THE ASSASSIN [Cìkè Niè Yinniáng] – CINEMATIC JUKEBOXIn ninth-century China, an exiled assassin (Shu Qi) must choose between love or duty when she receives orders to kill a man (Chang Chen) from her past. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Tuesday
FILM
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT. ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS – Science Fiction Theatre presentation | w/ Pre-Film Talk | 50th Anniversary. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
8th
Wednesday
BOOKS
AN EVENING WITH CORY DOCTOROW at Waterstones Gower Street – Join award-winning Sci-Fi author Cory Doctorow as he speaks to Gower Street’s Glyn Morgan about his new book, Walkaway: a multi-generational SF thriller about the momentous changes coming in the next hundred years, from revolution and war to love and the end of death. Tickets £6/£4 – Waterstones Gower St, 82 Gower Street, WC1E 6EQ
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GIG
DHP Presents: TORRES @ THE DOME. Nashville singer-songwriter Torres is coming back to the UK for a show at The Dome in November! Support from The Dove & The Wolf. £13 Adv. The Dome, Tufnell Park, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 1HL. Fancy a bunch to head along with? Folk from the London Indie Music Meet-Up are heading along…
9th
Thursday
BOOKS
WEIRD STORIES FOR WEIRD TIMES: GARY BUDDEN AND M. JOHN HARRISON IN CONVERSATION WITH GLYN MORGAN“We are delighted to welcome two Northern Indie publishers, Comma Press and Dead Ink Press to Waterstones Gower Street for a very special event with newcomer, Gary Budden and Sci Fi heavyweight M. John Harrison. Join both writers in conversation with Glyn Morgan, as they discuss these genre-blurring collections, writing worlds that are simultaneously real and unreal, and weird stories for weird times.” Waterstones Gower St, 82 Gower Street, WC1E 6EQ
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FILM
SILENT RUNNING – CINEMATIC JUKEBOX – 45th Anniversary – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
10th
Friday
FILM
FACE/OFF – 35mm presentation • 20th Anniversary – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
11th
Saturday
FILM
PREDATOR – 30th Anniversary | 35mm presentation – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
12th
Sunday
FILM
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN – UK Premiere of the Extended Director’s Cut – also showing Mon 13th. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

 

Third Week of November

13th
Monday
* FILM / MUSIC
DIG! CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | DOCUMENTARIES – After the alternative music boom of the early 1990s, two American rock bands choose very different paths to fame. Compiled from seven years of footage, this documentary follows The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor. Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
14th
Tuesday
BOOKS
THE TCR SCI-FI SHOWCASE, HOSTED BY LAURIE PENNY | ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, JUSTINA ROBSON AND CHRIS BECKETT – 2017 has been a great year for sci-fi, from the release of Blade Runner 2049 and The Handmaid’s Tale to Naomi Alderman’s The Power winning the Bailey’s Prize. TCR is delving into the worlds of science fiction for an evening of readings and discussion from different perspectives. Waterstones, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 1BJ
15th
Wednesday
COMICS
BRYAN TALBOT: GRANDVILLE FORCE MAJEURE – THE EXHIBITION EXTRAORDINAIRE! It gives us great joy to announce that infamous comic creator Bryan Talbot will be coming to Orbital Comics this November for an extraordinary exhibition of his incredible artwork. As an extra treat, Bryan Talbot will be in store on Wednesday 15th of November for a signing and book launch for Force Majeure. Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
16th
Thursday
BOOKS
Paul McAuley and Oliver Morton in Conversation at Blackwell’s London! Blackwell’s is thrilled to invite you to join award winning scifi writer Paul McAuley as he celebrates the launch of his new book, Austral. Paul will be in conversation with Oliver Morton, author of The Planet Remade and journalist at The Economist. Join us for this superb event where both authors look to the topics of nature and climate change as seen in both fact and fiction. 6.30-8.30pm – FREE! Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP
17th
Friday
GIG
THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER STAYS IN. A Fundraising Evening for St John’s Hospice. “Organised by our Duncan, in memory of Liam O’Malley, former indie group event organiser, irish boy, indie lover, dancer, computer gamer, friend.
Featuring music by:
Tom Craven * Sarah Blair (The Fruitful Earth) * Comedy provided by Will Preston – Semi-Finalist – South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017 * Featuring an in-between Indie Music quiz from our very own wonderful Old School Kate too!
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to St John’s Hospice, an independent charity located within the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood, providing specialised palliative care to more than 3,000 terminally-ill patients and their families every year. £5.90. rip Liam. We miss you.”
The Castle, 44 Commercial Road, E1 1LN
Fancy a bunch to head along with? Folk from the London Indie Music Meet-Up are heading along…
18th
Saturday
COMICS
LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY 2017! Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event, celebrating independent comic book specialty stores.
Visit your local Forbidden Planet to see limited editions and “first day of release” items debuting on LCSD – outside of the traditional Wednesday release date.
We will be stocking rare and limited edition comics from DC, Marvel, Boom Studios, Dark Horse and more that will only be available in store.
Stocks are limited and will be first-come-first-served – so get there early!
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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FILM
WAYNE’S WORLD • 25th Anniversary – 35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
19th
Sunday
FILM
THE VENGEANCE TRILOGY – A Park Chan-wook Trilogy of Revenge, Violence, and Salvation: SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, OLD BOY, LADY VENGEANCE! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

 

Fourth Week of November

22nd
Wednesday
COMICS
ALISON SAMPSON SIGNING FOR WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD at Orbital Comics – An American family’s vacation turns into a nightmare when they stop in a small California town. Before they know what’s happening, they’ve become the targets of the town’s citizens who just happen to be Satanists. What comes next is a wild ride of terror and survival. Alison Sampson, artist on Winnebago Graveyard, will be in store on Wednesday 22nd November signing copies of the new standalone graphic novel. Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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BOOKS
DARK SOCIETIES: IN CONVERSATION WITH OWEN KING! “What might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?” In association with Blackwell’s, the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club is very excited to announce an evening in conversation with Owen King. Join us as Owen guides us through the apocalyptic landscape of Sleeping Beauties and tells us more about this amazing collaboration with his father, Stephen King. Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP
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GIG
THE MOONLANDINGZ @ ELECTRIC BRIXTON. Richard from The London Indie Meet-Up: “I’ve been going on about The Moonlandingz for a while now (or at least to anyone who’s asked for my gigs of the year so far), because they’re ace! They started life as a fictional band for an Eccentronic Research Council concept album, and developed into an act in their own right. Think a funky version of Fat White Family (which isn’t too surprising given that half their members are in the band), with all the attitude and stage-presence that goes with that. This is (apparently) the last chance to see them live before they go back to being Fat Whites again!” Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ.
Fancy a bunch to head along with? Folk from the London Indie Music Meet-Up are heading along…
23rd
Thursday
FILM
SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE – UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2017 – Short Films Showcase • Underwire Festival 2017 – A collection of Short Films as part of Underwire Festival 2017: As technology defies all predictions, is human interaction compromised, or can the one improve the other? In these shorts of fear and wonder, tales of dystopian societies, body switching and technological advancement are merged with the most human of ambitions: belonging and connection. The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
24th
Friday
GIG
GOLDEN VOICE Presents WOLF ALICE! ‘After a huge 2015 for the Mercury-nominated Wolf Alice have become one of the nation’s most important new bands. Releasing debut album My Love Is Cool in June two years ago, they stunned music fans with crush after crush of addictive, driving indie that aimed for your chest and echoed across your lips. Tracks like You’re A Germ and Your Loves Whore were all consuming rushes of guitar that burst with ideas and ingenuity.’ Support from Sunflower Bean and Superfood. Doors open 6.30pm. Alexandra Palace Wood Green, London N22 7AY.
Fancy a bunch to head along with? Folk from the London Indie Music Meet-Up are heading along…
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CLUBBING
WARM UP presents Rodriguez Jr. Live, Solee Live BOg Aidan Doherty & Gus Emmett – “Join the Warm Up family this November as we return to our most beloved intimate warehouse space, Bloc. Over the past few years we’ve had some incredible parties there with friends such as Guy J, Rone (live), Einmusik (live) and Dominik Eulberg – just to name a few. It’s now time for us to welcome another one of our musical heroes, the mighty Rodriguez JR, who’s playing a live set!” [More via link…] Bloc (Autumn Street), Unit 3, 39 Autumn St, Hackney Wick, E3 2TT.
Fancy a bunch to head along with? Folk from the London Techno / House / Psychedelic Meet-Up are heading along…
25th
Saturday
FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** LABYRINTH Masquerade Ball – “In 9 hours and 23 minutes… you’ll be mine.” Come and join us as we venture into the dark unknown that is Jareth’s Labyrinth! Before the film begins you’ll each be given a goodie-bag to help bring the screening to life, as well as a hosted pre-show featuring our very own ‘Jareth’ who’ll be there to guide you through the Rules of The Labyrinth. Fancy Dress is strongly encouraged, we’ll even have spot prizes for the Best Dressed. We’ll also be dontaing 10% of the box office for EVERY Masquerade Ball screening for the foseeable future to Macmillan Cancer Support!” The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
26th
Sunday
FILM
METROPOLIS – LONDON LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL • 90th Anniversary • intro by Cristobal Catalan – Join us to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the film with special guest introduction from Cristobal Catalan. Tickets for this also include free entry and free drink to the Labour Film Festival International Awards screening from 15:15-17:30 includes previews of the shortlist with special guests. Shown as part of the London Labour Film Festival (the cinema of work). The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

 

End of November

 

 

 

Last year (and earlier this year)…

Click here for a look at the awesome stuff that went down in 2014 with various links that might be useful, here for 2015here for 2016 and here for 2017…