Past London Events 2015

Just so we can reflect back and celebrate the awesome stuff around London that happened earlier in the year – might be a few useful links in there as well…

January

Friday
9th
MUSIC
WAR GAMES (Link to Facebook Event Page): THE MICRODANCE, BIG ZERO, DULL KNIFE, THE BOPHINS, ELI (acoustic). A night of bands and DJs at the newly refurbished Nambucca. Bands and DJs from 7.30pm until 3am – £5 entry.
Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, N7 6LB
FILM: QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: PULP FICTION – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CE Jan - QT Retrospective
Saturday
10th
FILM: ALIEN AND ALIENS – DOUBLE FEATURE – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Aliens2
Monday
12th
MUSIC
CYMBALS EAT GUITARS @ THE GARAGE – £11 + fee
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
FILM: CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND: THE CROW! A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered… – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CE Jan - The Crow
Wednesday
14th
CarabasPresentsAltDrinks.jpg

OUR MONTHLY CENTRAL LONDON SOCIAL DRINKS EVENT!

COMICS * MUSIC * SFF * FILM * DRINKS

More info on Our Events page – RSVP and join the mailing list on that page or click here to book a FREE TICKET on Eventbrite

FILM
QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: JACKIE BROWN
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
MUSIC
ARTROCKER NEW BLOOD FESTIVAL FT. MAX RAPTOR + DEATH & THE PENGUIN + SPEAKING IN ITALICS
Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Friday
16th
COMICS: SOPPY LAUNCH PARTY with PHILIPPA RICE, 7-9PM – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
CE Jan - soppy-724x1024
MUSIC – BLOW UP feat THE MAGNETIC MIND + THE RHUBARB TRIANGLE – £6.85 all in! St Moritz, 159 Wardour Street, Soho, W1V3TA
CE Jan - Blow Up
MUSIC
THE JUBILEE CLUB featuring UNDER THE INFLUENCE + STATE OF PLAY + THE ST. PIERRE SNAKE INVASION + REMOTE VIEW (link to Facebook event page)
Camden Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN
FILM
SCI-FRIDAYS: TWELVE MONKEYS (6.20pm showing)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Saturday
17th
COMICS
GARETH L POWELL SIGNING MACAQUE ATTACK, 1-2pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CE Jan - MACAQUE_ATTACK_COVER
FILM
(SWEAR ALONG WITH) SOUTH PARK – BIGGER LONGER & UNCUT! – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CE Jan - South Park
Monday
19th
COMICS
LAYDEEZ DO COMICS (Book tickets in advance – Free but a £1 donation for home-made cake welcome)
The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
Tuesday
20th
COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND: DARRYL MCDANIELS OF RUN DMC SIGNS DMC #1! *** – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CE Jan - DMC
Wednesday
21st
MUSIC
LULUC at THE SEBRIGHT ARMS – £4 via Dice
The Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG
FILM
QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: KILL BILL PART 1
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Friday
23rd
COMICS – F*** YOU KITTY JENKINS LAUNCH PARTY – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
CE Jan - Kitty Jenkins
FILM
LIFE FORCE – 6.35pm showing *** LONDON *** A space shuttle mission investigating Halley’s Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London’s population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
MUSIC – CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND: Our pal GERRY CARTY playing at Bohemia Hackney! Full line up: THE SIMPERING NU FOLK NINNIES + GERRY CARTY + GEIGER VON MULLER! – Bohemia Hackney, Unit 2 Bohemia Place, Mare st , Hackney, E8 1DU
CE - Gerry Carty
Saturday
24th
FILM
AVENGERS WARM-UP MARATHON (already sold out for the January 31st screenings)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
FILM – LABYRINTH MASQUERADE BALL! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Labyrinth
Monday
26th
BOOKS – CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND: BEN AARONOVITCH, SARAH PINBOROUGH & DEN PATRICK signing and chat at a cosy evening of sci-fi from 5.30 at the shiny new Blackwell’s Holborn, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP!
Nov - Foxglove Summer
Tuesday
27th
BOOKS – CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND: SAMANTHA SHANNON SIGNING THE MIME ORDER! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Oct - Mime Order
MUSIC
GIRL BAND with DEMOB HAPPY, EX’S + BRUISING – FREE! (Link to Facebook event)
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch EC2A 3ES
Wednesday
28th
FILM
QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: KILL BILL PART 2
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Thursday
29th
BOOKS: NEAL ASHER SIGNING DARK INTELLIGENCE – 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Jan - asher-1-978023075072201
BOOKS: AN EVENING WITH DEN PATRICK – Waterstones Piccadilly
CBP - The Boy Who Wept Blood
BOOKS: THE GOOD SHABTI – UNWRAPPING PARTY! The Betsey Trotwood pub, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1, from 7pm
CW - The Good Shabti
Friday
30th
MUSIC / CLUB
HOUSE OF JEALOUS LOVERS CLUB NIGHT – Expect to hear: The Strokes / Arcade Fire / The Smiths / Thee Oh Sees / The Cure / Sonic Youth / King Gizzard / The Pixies
CE Jan - House of the Jealous Lovers
Saturday
31st
MUSIC
PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH @ THE UNDERWORLD – £11
The Underworld, 174 Camden High St, NW1 0NE

 

February

Wednesday
4th
FILM
QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: GRINDHOUSE
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
THE AFGHAN WHIGS @ Koko
Koko, 1a Camden High St, NW17JE
Friday
6th
MUSIC
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents: DISAPPEARS @ The Lexington
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
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FILM
DARKMAN! (Superhero / Horror action from 1990!) @ The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Darkman
Saturday
7th
BOOKS
DOCTOR WHO: THE HISTORY COLLECTION EVENT – WITH DAVID BISHOP, PAUL CORNELL, JAMES GOSS & JUSTIN RICHARDS!
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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COMICS
Signing & talk with LIZ PRINCE – 7.30pm @ Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - lizprince-signing
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** – MUSIC / CLUB: STAR SHAPED CLUB – LAUNCH NIGHT! (Facebook Link)

The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
Playing tunes by: Suede, Blur, Pulp, Elastica, Oasis, Menswe@r, Marion, Gene, Sleeper, Ash, Echobelly, Wannadies, OCS, Mansun, Divine Comedy, Salad, Stone Roses, Boo Radleys, Charlatans, Lush, Longpigs, Bis, Shed Seven, Super Furries, Bluetones, Inspiral Carpets, Kenickie, Supergrass, Manics, Dubstar, Teenage Fanclub, Strangelove, Cardigans, Placebo, My Life Story, McAlmont & Butler, Black Grape, Space, Republica, Garbage, Tiger, These Animal Men, Helen Love, Kula Shaker, Catatonia, Lightning Seeds, 60ft Dolls, Ride, Dodgy, Saint Etienne, Geneva, etc. Basically if it was on a Shine compilation, it’s in…
LE - Star Shaped
Sunday
8th
BOOKS
JOE ABERCROMBIE SIGNING HALF THE WORLD – 1-2pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CBP Feb - JA
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COMICS
Meet MARV WOLFMAN!!! 4-5pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
LE - Marv Wolfman
Monday
9th
COMICS
RICHARD MCGUIRE SIGNING ‘HERE’ – 1-2pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Here
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** COMICS / GRAPHIC NOVELS – HERE: AN EVENING WITH RICHARD MCGUIRE AND DAVE MCKEAN – The London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL – Tickets £10
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LAYDEEZ DO COMICS – with Sophie Herxheimer, Philippa Rice, Carol Adlam… The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
LE - LAYDEEZ DO COMICS
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FILM
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Tuesday
10th
COMICS
RICHARD MCGUIRE SIGNING ‘HERE’ – 1-2pm
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Wednesday
11th
CarabasPresentsAltDrinks.jpg

OUR MONTHLY CENTRAL LONDON SOCIAL DRINKS EVENT!

COMICS * MUSIC * SFF * FILM * DRINKS

More info on Our Events page – RSVP and join the mailing list on that page or click here to book a FREE TICKET on Eventbrite

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BOOKS
JONATHAN BARNES SIGNING CANNONBRIDGE – Exclusive advances launch event! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CBP-LE - Cannonbridge
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BOOKS
DARK SOCIETIES WITH NICK HARKAWAY, ANNA SMAILL AND HELENA COGGAN –  How is apocalyptic and dystopian literature changing and why do we always go back for more?
Waterstones Piccadilly
Thursday
12th
BOOKS
ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY SIGNING GUNS OF DAWN – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CBP - GoD
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MUSIC
PRIDE + FLYTE @ Heaven
Heaven, 9 The Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG
Friday
13th
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** – BOOKS: THE DEATH HOUSE LAUNCH! Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP
CBP - The Death House
Massive coverage and love for this book before it was even published and already being touted as an early contender for being a book of the year! Blackwell’s – in their brand new store – have the launch…
Saturday
14th
COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** KIERON GILLEN SIGNING THE NEW DARTH VADER #1! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - darthvader_poster
Tuesday
17th
MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** – THE INDELICATES and KEITH TOTP @ Surya – 156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL
LE - Indelicates + Keith TOTP
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MUSIC
INTERPOL @The Forum (NME Awards Show) – £25.60+
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY.
Wednesday
18th
FILM
QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
THE DRINK @ The Old Blue Last with guests KID GLOVES + SONGS FOR WALTER (FREE) [Facebook Link]
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch EC2A 3ES
Friday
20th
FILM
SCI-FRIDAYS: AKIRA – 6.30pm showing (Subtitled) – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Akira
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FILM
DREDD! (In glorious 2D! ;)) The PROPER cinematic version of 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd…
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
DEATH AND THE PENGUIN @ Jubilee Club (Barfly) + BAD WOLF, KING KARTEL & MARK MATTHEWS
The Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AN
Saturday
21st
FILM
LABYRINTH MASQUERADE BALL – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Labyrinth
Tuesday
24th
MUSIC
PLASTIC MERMAIDS @ The Lexington – £6.50 inc fee(!)
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
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FILM
TIMECRIMES (SF Thriller)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Wednesday
25th
FILM
QUENTIN TARANTINO RETROSPECTIVE: DJANGO UNCHAINED
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Thursday
26th
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** – JEN WILLIAMS LAUNCHING THE IRON GHOST – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CBP - Iron Ghost
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MUSIC
SYLVAN ESSO @ The Scala – Tickets £10.50
The Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
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BOOKS
DEATH AND VIOLENCE IN YA – WHERE ARE THE LIMITS? SARAH LOTZ, SARAH PINBOROUGH, WILLIAM HUSSEY & WILL HILL DISCUSS…
Waterstones Piccadilly
Saturday
28th
FILM
CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND: HARD BOILED! Awesome Hong Kong action movie…
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE & Lizzy & The Banshees @ The 100 Club & Electric Dreams – £13.75 inc fee – The 100 Club, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
LE - Sex Pistols Experience

March

Tuesday
3rd
MUSIC
ARIEL PINK @ THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM
The Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP
Thursday
5th
COMICS
FAST FORWARD TALK (City Lit) presents TOM MULLER! Free but must book tickets… GOSH Link / CITY LIT Link / EVENTBRITE Tickets – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Tom Muller City Lit talk
Friday
6th
EVENT – SFF
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** BFS OPEN NIGHT – Book Launch: “SENSORAMA: STORIES OF THE SENSES” ANTHOLOGY EDITED BY ALLEN ASHLEY (EIBONVALE PRESS)
CPP - British Fantasy Soc logo LE - Sensorama
With Allen Ashley, Kelda Crich, Terry Grimwood, David Gullen and David McGroarty – The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker pub, 292-294 Saint John Street, London EC1V 4PA
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FILM
Kevin Smith’s CLERKS! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Clerks
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MUSIC
GALA DROP @ THE OLD BLUE LAST (Free Tickets!) – organised by EAT YOUR OWN EARS
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch EC2A 3ES
Saturday
7th
COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** THE SCULPTOR – SIGNING AND DRINKS RECEPTION WITH SCOTT MCCLOUD! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - The Sculptor
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BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** IRREGULARITY AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! Join JURASSIC LONDON / PORNOKITSCH for the best in contemporary science fiction and fantasy, 1- 2pm!
LE - Irregularity
With  Tiffani Angus • Rose Biggin • Richard Dunn • Simon Guerrier • Nick Harkaway • Roger Luckhurst • Adam Roberts • Claire North • Gary Northfield • Henrietta Rose-Innes • James Smythe • M. Suddain • E.J. Swift • Sophie Waring
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Monday
9th
FILM
Say hello to my little friend! SCARFACE – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Scarface
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MUSIC
Label Mates Festival (Odd Box Records) + Tyrannosaurus Dead + THE WOLFHOUNDS + The Ethical Debating Society @ The Shacklewell Arms
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB
Tuesday
10th
MUSIC
FAWN SPOTS @ BIRTHDAYS (Free Tickets!)
Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road N16 8BJ
Wednesday
11th
Carabas Launch Invite updated

RSVP to tim@carabas.co.uk or via Eventbrite here

Thursday
12th
BOOKS
JAMES GOSS SIGNING HATERZ – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CBP - Haterz
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FILM
2001. That is all.
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
ZUN ZUN EGUI @ CAFE OTO – £9 via Dice
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
Friday
13th
IT’S THAT DATE
LOCK YOUR DOORS, STOCKPILE TINS, HAVE CHAINSAWS FUELED AND AXES READY BECAUSE IT’S FRIDAY THE… Oh wait, that’s all nonsense – maybe check out the below or see the endless horror flicks on TV, but have a great night either way 😉
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MUSIC
LOVE L.U.V. + ONE WAY TICKET + THE BLUES MACHINE @ PAPER DRESS VINTAGE – Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Pl, EC2A 3AH
CP - Love L.U.V.
Saturday
14th
FILM
TRUE ROMANCE – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - TR
Saturday / Sunday
14th / 15th
COMICS
LONDON SUPER COMIC CONVENTION! ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
LSCC logo
Monday
16th
MUSIC
SLEEP MAKES WAVES + TIDES FROM NEBULA @ CAMDEN UNDERWORLD – £13.20 inc fee
The Underworld, 174 Camden High Street, NW1 0NE
Tuesday
17th
CREATIVE / COMICS
GUARDIAN MASTERCLASS: HOW TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS WITH KARRIE FRANSMAN – £49 (includes VAT, booking fee and drinks) – The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
How to create successful comics and graphic novels Masterclass
Thursday
19th
MUSIC
EAT YOUR OWN EARS presents THE D0 @ KOKO – £15.50 via Dice
Koko, 1a Camden High St, NW17JE
Sunday
22nd
FILM
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Grave of the Fireflies
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FILM
THE RAID 2 – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - The Raid 2
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MUSIC
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE playing with THE FIX, JUST STAY NORTH & MANNI @ THE FINSBURY! – 336 GREEN LANES (by Manor House Tube Station), N4 1BY
CPP - Penny for the Workhouse
Tuesday
24th
BOOKS
MARIA V SNYDER signs SHADOW STUDY – 6-7PM
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Thursday
26th
EVENT – SFF
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** HOLDFAST MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY! The College Arms, 18 Store St, London, WC1E 7DH
CPP - Holdfast Magazine
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BOOKS
CHRISTOPHER FOWLER SIGNING BRYANT & MAY THE BURNING MAN – 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
CBP - Bryant & May The Burning Man
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FILM
FIGHT CLUB!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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FILM
THE MASK – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - The Mask
Saturday – Sunday
28th – 29th
COMICS *** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** SHIPCON! (Facebook event page) “The Ship” will be holding its first comic book convention! We’re taking it back to it’s roots, like the con’s of old with comic books, cosplay, a very special guest, and stalls with the added bonus of a fully stocked bar. This will be a ticketed event for charity, with tickets available for purchase from The Ship only: Weekend pass £10 * Saturday ticket £7 * Sunday ticket £7 * But if you’re going to cosplay we offering a £2 discount on day tickets only. THE SHIP, 47 High Street, CR0 1QD Croydon
LE - ShipCon
Saturday
28th
COMICS
JOHN ALLISON SIGNING GIANTS DAYS – 2pm (Boom! Studios) – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - Giant Days
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FILM
X-MEN MOVIE MARATHON – One ticket, five films! X-MEN, X2, X-MEN : THE LAST STAND, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST…
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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LOVE L.U.V. @ THE FINSBURY (Free Tickets)
The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, N4 1BY
Sunday
29th
FILM
Studio Ghibli Sundays: PRINCESS MONONOKE – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Princess Monoke
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MUSIC
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents: JANE WEAVER @ THE LEXINGTON –
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB

 

April

Wednesday
1st
BOOKS
CITYREADS Launch! 1000 copies of BEN AARONOVITCH’S RIVERS OF LONDON being given away! COVENT GARDEN, 2 pm
LE - CITY READS COVENT GARDEN LAUNCH
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BOOKS
BEN AARONOVITCH’s LONDON LIBRARY TOUR! Author Ben Aaronovitch has volunteered to attempt the never-tried-before feat of a library event in all 33 London boroughs in just one month! See link for schedule…
Various Libraries
Thursday
2nd
MUSIC
Jaguar Shoes Collective presents WIDE EYES CLUB (#1!) with GREAT YTENE and THE WHARVES, WIDE EYED DJ’s & TEEN CREEPS DJ’s @ The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, E8 3AS
CE - Wide Eyes Club
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POLYMATH @ The Old Blue Last! + LOST IN THE RIOTS + POCKET APOCALYPSE (Pick by the Indie MU’s Michael Counsell!)
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch EC2A 3ES
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HERO FISHER @ The Sebright Arms! “Unsigned folky dreampop” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more) – The Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate St, E2 9AG
MKA - Hero Fisher
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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 -Monday

3rd-6th

EASTERCON!

CEP - Dysprosium
Friday
3rd
FILM
Friday 3rd through to Saturday 9th: BLADE RUNNER, FINAL CUT! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Blade Runner 5
Saturday
4th
MUSIC
Baba Yaga’s Hut presents ENABLERS + SWEET WILLIAMS @Electrowerkz! (Pick by the Indie MU’s Michael Counsell!) Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens St, EC1V 1NQ
LE - Baba Yaga's Hut presents Enablers
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The Men They Couldn’t Hang @ The Shepherds Bush Empire “Agitprop folk rock” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
The Empire, Shepherds Bush
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AWESOMENESS, STUFF & NONSENSE!
LONDON INTERNATIONAL PILLOW-FIGHT DAY @ TRAFALGAR SQUARE! Hosted by focallocal.org. 1pm onwards, chill-out in St James Park after…
Trafalgar Square
Monday
6th
FILM
*** Special Carabas Recommend *** HOWLS MOVING CASTLE, SPIRITED AWAY + MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Triple Feature! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - SG Triple Feature
Tuesday
7th
BOOKS
*** Special Carabas Recommend *** JIM BUTCHER signing at FORBIDDEN PLANET! 6-7pm. We cannot recommend Jim B’s Dresden Files highly enough, so why not get a signed copy? Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our MARCH BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on his latest SKIN GAME!
CPP - Jim Butcher
Wednesday
8th
MUSIC
Mama presents BLACK PEAKS (formerly known as Shrine) + BROKER + CHARLIE BARNES @ Barfly (Pick by the Indie MU’s Michael Counsell!)
The Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AN
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THE BOHICAS @ The London Social “Ambitious, arresting rock ‘n’ roll” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD
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FILM
EMPIRE RECORDS – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Empire Records
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BOOKS
SEANAN MCGUIRE SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
LE - Pocket Apocalypse
Thursday
9th
MUSIC
GHOSTPOET @ Electric Brixton – £15 plus fees (or without via the Dice app)
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ
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BOOKS
PETER V BRETT SIGNING THE SKULL THRONE! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our APRIL BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on this and other particularly fantastic titles publishing this month!
CBP - Apr - The Skull Throne
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** THE SAMURAI! IN ASSOCIATION WITH PECCADILLO PICTURES A SPECIAL SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR INTRO + Q&A AND MORE! One of The Dukes favourite titles from last year, The Samurai is about to hit DVD on 13th April so we thought what better way to celebrate its release than holding a special screening? For those unaware The Samurai is a sexually-warped horror film with exquisite moments of pure madness… (More via the link)
LE - The Samurai
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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PACIFIC RIM
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Friday
10th
BOOKS
IN CASE YOU MISSED HIS SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET ON TUESDAY, JIM BUTCHER WILL BE AT WATERSTONE’S PICCADILLY AT 7PM TODAY! See also our MARCH BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on his latest SKIN GAME!
Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD
Friday
10th
CLUB NIGHT
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** STRANGE DAYS LAUNCH NIGHT @ Lock Tavern – Free Entry!!! From the people who brought you All Souled Out and Star Shaped Club, we present to you… Strange Days! The Lock Tavern, 35 Chalk Farm Rd, Camden
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Saturday
11th
AWESOMENESS, STUFF & NONSENSE!
The (Oxford & Cambridge) GOAT RACE 2015! “Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready for London’s most famous pun-based animal satire sporting event…” – big thumbs up for the heads up to William!
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, E1 5AR
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CHIP ZDARSKY signing Howard the Duck & Sex Criminals in Chip’s first and only appearance in the United Kingdom! Tickets with a purchase – check site via link for imminent details… Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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Monday – Sunday
13th-19th
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LONDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK! Various events and venues…
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Monday – Sunday
13th-19th
BOOKS
LONDON BOOKSHOP CRAWL! Part of London Book and Screen Week
Various – North, East, South, West, Central
Monday
13th
MUSIC
SINEAD O’CONNOR @ The London Barbican – “Controversial star promotes her I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss album” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Tuesday
14th
CREATIVE / BOOKS
WRITING AND PUBLISHING FANTASY AND DYSTOPIAN FICTION – Guardian Masterclasses with JOE ABERCROMBIE, PETER V BRETT, FRANCESCA HAIG and Harper Voyager’s JANE JOHNSON! Tickets £49 – The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9GU
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BOOKS *** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** IMAGINED LONDON WITH DEBORAH HARKNESS AND VICTORIA SCHWAB! Via London Book and Screen Week. ‘Join us for a thrilling evening of discussion on the inspiration behind Deborah and Victoria’s alternative version of London, in their novels The Book of Life and A Darker Shade of Magic, respectively. To top it all off the wonderful Sarah Pinborough will be chairing this discussion!’ – Waterstones, 203/206 PiccadillyW1J 9HD
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See more on A Darker Shade of Magic and The Book of Life on our URBAN FANTASY publishing Jan-Jun 15 page!
Check out Sarah Pinborough’s roundly lauded latest book The Death House on our FEBRUARY NEW BOOK RECOMMENDS page!
Wednesday
15th
COMICS
KIM NEWMAN & MAURA MCHUGH SIGNING WITCHFINDER! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic “The legendary master of funk!!!” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
Koko Camden, 1A Camden High Street, NW1 7JE
Thursday
16th
BOOKS
ANGUS WATSON SIGNING CLASH OF IRON – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our APRIL BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on this and other particularly fantastic titles publishing this month!
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Friday
17th
MUSIC
The KAST OFF KINKS @ The Half Moon, Putney! (Pick by the Indie MU’s Michael Counsell!)
Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1EU
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The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band “Reunion of multi-genre art-rock band from the late 1960s” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
Koko Camden, 1A Camden High Street, NW1 7JE
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LINE OF LONDON SEQUENTIAL DRAWING CLASS! In conjunction with T-Pub and London Book & Screen Week, Orbital is pleased to present our first drawing class of the year with a focus on sequential storytelling. Artists Caspar Wijngaard, Seb Antoniou & Patrick Koduah will guide you through an original three-page sequence, exploring the various ways it can be interpreted visually. From 7pm, tickets £10. Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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ROBOT JOX – Well the reviews weren’t great but we always fancied seeing it… The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Saturday
18th
MUSIC
RECORD STORE DAY!
Various, esp Berwick St London
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RECORD STORE DAY at GOSH! Discounts, tie-ins and freebies… GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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TIM LEBBON SIGNING THE SILENCE! 1-2pm. Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our APRIL BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on this and other particularly fantastic titles publishing this month!
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WIRE @ The Lexington “Re-formed pioneers of post punk” – Mark Kelly; one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for more of MK’s April Picks and dates by WIRE)
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Monday
20th
MUSIC
LAURA MARLING @ Queen Elizabeth Hall – “Exquisitely talented singer songwriter” – Mark Kelly; one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for more of MK’s April Picks and dates by Laura Marling)
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
FESTIVAL
23rd Apr to 4th May
ART / COMICS
PICK ME UP GRAPHIC ARTS FESTIVAL returns for its sixth edition! 23 April – 4 May 2015, Open daily 10.00 – 18.00, late night Wednesdays and Thursdays until 22.00. Day tickets £10.00, concessions £8.00 * Festival Pass £17.50
Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Thursday
23rd
BOOKS
PETER NEWMAN SIGNING THE VAGRANT – 6.30-7.30pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our APRIL BOOK RECOMMENDS for more on this and other particularly fantastic titles publishing this month!
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Friday
24th
MUSIC
JOANNA GRUESOME @ The Scala, Kings Cross “Welsh Noise Pop” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
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Friday
24th
COMICS
LOST PROPERTY Launch Party with Andy Poyiadgi! 7-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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THE CROW – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
Junius + City of Ships @ The Barfly! (Pick by the Indie MU’s Michael Counsell!)
The Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AN
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The Fall @ Electric Brixton!
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ
Saturday
25th
FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER!!! The Prince Charles says: We love Arnold Schwarzenegger, you love Arnold Schwarzenegger, so let’s all have an Arnold Schwarzenegger love-in as we serve up 6 of our favourite Arnold Schwarzenegger action films back-to-back in what is sure to be the most muscular night at the PCC… EVER!!!! LINE-UP: COMMANDO, PREDATOR, THE RUNNING MAN, TOTAL RECAL, LAST ACTION HERO and a MYSTERY selection. [We say: GET TO DA CINEMAAAAH!]
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Sunday
26th
MUSIC
WILKO JOHNSON @ The Shepherds Bush Empire “Rockin’ r’n’b survivor!!!” – Mark Kelly, and one of his TOP 10 APRIL RECOMMENDS! (See here for even more)
The Empire, Shepherds Bush
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PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE + IDLE LIARS & PAVITT & PALS!  The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, Camden, NW5 3HS
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Wednesday
29th
MUSIC
FEMME @ The Lexington – £6.50 + booking fee – or without fee via the Dice app.
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
Thursday
30th
MUSIC
EARLY DOORS DISCO returns, and to it’s original home of DRINK, SHOP & DO: With Nice Guy DJ’s and Guest DJ’s Spook School!
DRINK, SHOP & DO, 9 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX
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LAUNCH PARTY: THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE & BABBAGE: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST COMPUTER! – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – 7-9 pm
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ALASTAIR REYNOLDS SIGNING POSEIDON’S WAKE! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. See also our GOLLANCZ JAN-JUN NEW TITLES PAGE for more on this and other particularly fantastic titles publishing this month!
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May

Friday
1st
COMICS and MUSIC!
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** From May 1st – May 14th this year, Orbital Comics will be hosting COVER VERSIONS: When Music & Comics Collide! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA – 12 comic artists have been tasked with taking an album of their choosing, and creating a new piece of cover art for it: The finished pieces will be displayed at 12″ record sleeve size, and when the exhibition closes, a short print run of each piece will be made available for purchase, with proceeds going to Brain Tumour Research. Launch night, 1st May! Click here for the cover art on the Cover Versions Tumblr.
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AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR @ Islington Assembly Hall, N1
ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD
Saturday
2nd
COMICS
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! (Facebook page) – Various – London, UK and across the Earth!
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Saturday
2nd
COMICS
Free Comic Book Day FOR KIDS at GOSH. 11-2pm. Aimed at the kids with window painting et al. Guests include: Grace Wilson, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Will Tempest, Elliot Baggot, Roger Langridge, Adam Vian, Josceline Fenton, Briony May Smith, John Allison, Christian Ortiz, Daisy Hirst, Lizzy Stewart, Robert M Ball, and Jessica Martin!
GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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Free Comic Book Day BUMPER SIGNING at GOSH. 3-5PM. Bumper signing with Christian Ward, Kieron Gillen and Duncan Fegredo!
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Free Comic Book Day at FORBIDDEN PLANET! Meet the creators of Doctor Who Comics and the 2000AD Droids on Free Comic Book Day at our London Megastore! 12:00 to 1:00 – Doctor Who Comics: Two brilliant writers, Al Ewing, and Rob Williams will be signing the FREE* Titan Comics Doctor Who comics. Also the fantastic Cavan Scott will be on hand to sign copies of the brand new series of comics featuring the adventures of the Ninth Doctor!
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3:00 to 4:00 – 2000AD Droids (see link above): A zarjaz line up of talent comes together to sign the FREE* 2000AD sampler. Editor and writer Matt Smith is joined by artists Pye Parr and Ben Willsher – plus a rare London appearance by legendary Judge Dredd artist Mike McMahon.
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FEELING GLOOMY ELECTION SPECIAL: Indie / Goth Rock / New Wave, tonight on a particular theme. Usual playings: David Bowie, The Smiths, Pulp, The Clash, The Cure, Nirvana, Nick Cave, The Pixies, Blur, Soft Cell, Blondie, Joy Division, The Kinks, Manic St Preachers, The Jam, Libertines, Elvis Costello, The Police, Belle and Sebastian, Suede, Johnny Cash, Radiohead, Kirsty MacColl, The Killers, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Buzzcocks, The Killers, Leonard Cohen… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP
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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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ALEX PAKNADEL & MATT TAYLOR signing Boom! Studios ARCADIA #1! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA – 6pm
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Thursday
7th
MUSIC
MISTY MILLER @ The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington
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PALMA VIOLETS + 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.>
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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
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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 Saturady)
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’
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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
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Monday
11th
MUSIC
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN @ Westminster Central Hall *** One of Mark K’s TOP TEN May Gig picks: “The ultimate fey indie band promoting their latest album: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.” ***
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Wednesday
13th
MUSIC
LOW ROAR @ Miranda Bar at Ace, E1
Ace Hotel Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JQ
Friday
15th
MUSIC
SHE KEEPS BEES @ Bush Hall
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ
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ELECTRIC WIZARD + THE COSMIC DEAD + PURSON + MOSS @ The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm! Electric Wizard *** One of Mark K’s TOP TEN May Gig picks *** Also check Alison Gray’s review of the awesome PURSON here!
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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Friday – Sunday
15th-17th
FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** SCIENCE FLICKTION from POP-UP SCREENS – AND £8 OFF THROUGH A SPECIAL CARABAS OFFER! (Normally £18 or £12 NUS) Film, with science and comedy commentary – each hosted by Helen Arney. Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE.
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ALIEN with ADAM RUTHERFORD (Science) and RICHARD SANDLING (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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TERMINATOR 2 with STEVE MOULD (Science) and BEC HILL (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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APOLLO 13 with DALLAS CAMPBELL, JON CHASE (Science) and HELEN KEEN (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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SHAUN OF THE DEAD with KARL BYRNE (Science) and NAT LUURTSEMA (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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GOOD WILL HUNTING with JAMES GRIME (Science) and real life QI elf DAN SCHREIBER (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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SEASON
15th-25th May
ARTS – The ALCHEMY FESTIVAL at the Southbank Centre. “It’s the sixth year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.” The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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Saturday
16th
BOOKS
ROBERT LLEWELLYN signs NEWS FROM THE CLOUDS! 1-2 pm
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE sign INJECTION #1 plus the launch and private view of the shops exhibition of Declan’s artwork!
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** MAMA Presents
SPACE with support from THE MODEL SOCIETY + EVIL BLIZZARD! * Remember Female of the Species? Neighbourhood? Me and you Verses the World? The Balllad of Tom Jones?! AVENGING ANGELS?!!! If you don’t it probably means you weren’t around at the time so do yourself a favour and check them and SPACE out now!
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INBETWEEN DAYS (Cure themed goth/80s club night) at The London Stone (link to Facebook event)
London Stone, 109 Cannon Street, EC4N 5AD
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CLUB *** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** TO THE LAZER CAVE!!! (Link to Facebook event page) Bloc – Unit 3, Autumn Yard, E3 2TT. A not-for-profit event run by a collective with a SINGLE MISSION: to spend every last penny we make on having the best nights of our lives. We party hard, we party with you, that’s how it goes…
* Timeout – #1 event in London * Timeout Critic’s Choice * 3 x Evening Standard event of the week * Guardian event of the week * “Smoke, mirrors, smoky mirrors with lazers bouncing off them, mazes, make up and an incredible soundsystem. It’s something you should experience.” – Le Cool  * “Dig out the tin foil, well, cover yourself in it for the ultimate reflective costume at this laser filled rave-up. It’s simply bonkers and we love it!” – Timeout
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Sunday
17th
COMICS / ART
GRAPHIC TALES – The Art of the South Asian Graphic Novel – Foyer Spaces, Sunley Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall * 4pm * An opportunity to hear from some of the graphic novel artists participating in Alchemy festival installations. Emma Dawson Varughese & artists… Free event but requires a ticket. Please book your free ticket online, by phone or in person (no fees apply).
The Sunley Pavilion, The Royal Festival Hall
Tuesday
19th
MUSIC
SAINT MOTEL at Dingwalls
Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, NW1 8AB
Wednesday
20th
BOOKS
LAUREN BEUKES AND SARAH LOTZ AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! LAUREN BEUKES and SARAH LOTZ will be signing BROKEN MONSTERS (pb) and DAY FOUR at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 20th May from 6 – 7pm!
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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BEST COAST @ Electric Ballroom – £17 inc fees. Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, NW1 8QP. Check them out on Soundcloud.
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Friday to Sunday
22nd – 24th
CONVENTION
MCM LONDON COMIC CON! SFF, Film, TV and Comics! Excel, Royal Victoria Dockk, E16 1XL
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EXHIBITION Friday 22nd May to Friday 12th June
COMICS / ART
DIY CULTURES EXHIBITION! “Exploring intersections of activism, craft and lo-fi art production accompanying contemporary and historical struggles for justice.” Curated by Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee & Sofia Niazi – an extension of the DIY CULTURES FESTIVAL (see below). RICH MIX, Cinema and Arts Centre, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA #DIYJustice
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Sunday
24th
COMICS
DIY CULTURES FAIR: “A day-long festival of zines, artist books, comics, artists-run spaces, talks, films, animation, poetry, video art, exhibitions, workshops – the spirit of independence, autonomy & alternatives.”
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THE WICKER MAN! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Monday
25th
FILM
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Tuesday
26th
FILM
KUNG FU ELLIOTT
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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GALLOWS @ The Garage with BABY GODZILLA + CREEPER! The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD – One of Mark K’s May Gig picks
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NOVELLA @ The Victoria, Dalston *** One of Mark K’s TOP TEN May Gig picks *** The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
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Wednesday
27th
FILM
JAWS! The classic shark thriller – strangely on the very month that Jonathan Green’s SHARKPUNK anthology is published!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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JAY GUNN LAUNCHES SURFACE TENSION #1 at Forbidden Planet, 6-7pm – 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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MATERIAL SIGNING WITH WILL TEMPEST & TOM MULLER – GOSH! COMICS, 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DR – 6-7pm
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PINS @ The Lexington, Kings Cross – with Dream Wife + Kyogen + Jupiter-C! The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB – One of Mark K’s May Gig picks
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Kilimanjaro Live & DMP present CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS + THE DREAMING SPIRES! The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD – One of Mark K’s May Gig picks
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Thursday
28th
BOOKS
JENNY T COLGAN SIGNING RESISTANCE IS FUTILE at Forbidden Planet! 6-7pm – 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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Friday 29th May – Sunday 7th June
FESTIVAL
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** SCI-FI LONDON begins! Various locations, films and events – check the site for daily events and showings and check our particular picks of the festival below…
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Friday
29th
FILM
SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 1 (reshowing)… 8.55pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
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THE KING IN YELLOW LAUNCH PARTY WITH INJ CULBARD! – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – 7-9 pm. Published by SELF MADE HERO – see this and more books published / publishing Jan-Jun from SMH here.
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MAMA Presents COLLEEN GREEN + THE DOUGH ROLLERS + PETER BIBBY! Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.
2 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU – One of Mark K’s May Gig picks
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BRIX AND THE EXTRICATED @ The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL – One of Mark K’s May Gig picks
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Friday to Sunday
29th – 31st
CONVENTION
STARFURY’s INVA5ION! (That’ Invasion 5 ;)) – Guest talks, photo and autograph sessions, competitions, parties… Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, UB3 5AW
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Saturday
30th
MUSIC FESTIVAL!
CAMDEN ROCKS 2015 – Early Bird tickets gone – now £30 for over 200 bands… Including LAWNMOWER DETH! Venues across Camden – TOP RECOMMEND FROM US ALL!
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SFL – NEW SCIENTIST PRESENTS – short films and discussions about why stories, games and falsehoods may be our best guide to tomorrow. With culture editor Simon Ings and introduced with a keynote by multi-award winning science fiction writer Alastair Reynolds. At the BFI Sountbank… UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
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Grunge Pioneers MUDHONEY @ The Forum, Kentish Town! 9 – 17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (One of Mark K’s May Gig picks)
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COLLEEN GREEN + KEEL HER + SEEDS OF DOUBT + MADONNATRON @ The Windmill, Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ (One of Mark K’s May Gig picks)
MKM - Colleen Green
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MIDDLE EARTH MARATHON, The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Middle Earth Marathon
Sunday
31st
MUSIC
PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE playing at the Victoria Embankment Summer Market with City Showcase Markets!
CPP - Penny for the Workhouse
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SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 4… 2pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP4 - Gear
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SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 5… 4.30pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP5 - Roadside
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SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 6… 6.50pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP6 - savant-kali-47

 

June

Monday
1st
MUSIC
MIKAL CRONIN @ The 100 Club – £11 inc fee
The 100 Club, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
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MEMENTO – Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
LE - Jun - Memento
Wednesday
3rd
FILM
SCI-FI LONDON’S 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE AWARDS… 6.30PM – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX – INVITE ONLY – TICKETS TO WIN ON SITE. But you can still check out their Twitter to find out which deserving finalist won the prize…
LE - Jun - SFL - 48-hour-challenge-awards
Thursday
4th
AWARDS
The SFWA’s 50th NEBULA AWARDS!
Click link for more and the shortlists by category…
LE - Jun - Nebula Awards
Thursday
4th
TV – DR WHO
LEARN THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF DR WHO: Join SIMON GUERRIER, JENNY COLGAN, ANDREW SMITH and DR. MAREK KUKULA revealing THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF DOCTOR WHO at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 4th June from 6 – 7pm! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Jun - The Scientific Secrets of Dr Who
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FILM
HARDWARE 25TH ANNIVERSARY screening at the SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL! THE RITZY PICTUREHOUSE, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JG
LE - Jun - SFL - Hardware
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FILM
SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 4… 8.50pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP4 - Gear
Friday
5th
FILM
SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 5… 4.30pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP5 - Roadside
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MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** Meet PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE down the Kilburn High Road! With Le Skiv + JJ Draper + Jonathan Blake + Harriet Langley – The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR – Check out our profile of the awesome Penny for the Workhouse for a preview here…
CPP - Penny for the Workhouse
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CLUB NIGHT
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** RUMPUS Volume 26 at Islington Metal Works – SCIENCE V MAGIC! Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ
LE - Jun - Rumpus V26
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FESTIVAL
The Crouch End Festival – “10 packed days of art, music, drama, spoken word, poetry, comedy, dance, film, photography, workshops, crafts and much, much more…” Over 200 performers and 160 events in 80 venues last year – news on the film festival side coming soon. See also our particular picks individually below…
LE - Jun - Clocktower-man-poster-2015_square-770x770
Saturday
6th
BOOKS
CHRIS BECKETT signing MOTHER OF EDEN at Forbidden Planet – 1 – 2pm! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CBP - Chris Beckett - Mother of Eden
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FILM
SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 6… 2.15pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP6 - savant-kali-47
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COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** MIKE CAREY signing & ‘director’s commentary’ of THE UNWRITTEN: THE APOCALYPSE (Volume 11) at Orbital Comics! From 6pm… Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA. * See our Profile of the fantastic Mike Carey here! *
LE - Jun - Mike Carey
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CECAF: The Crouch End Comic Art Festival – part of the Crouch End Festival – “will host the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene.
On the day there will be over 25 exhibitors selling a variety of comics, graphic novels, prints and all sorts of visual matter.”
LE - Jun - CECAF
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FESTIVAL / ZOMBIES!
ROCKY HORROR ZOMBIE WALK! Part of the Crouch End Festival: “Zombie gathering and walk through Crouch End to the green where we will be showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show (PG) starring Tim Curry and Richard O’Brien.”
LE - Jun - Crouch End Festival RHZW
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FILM
RESERVOIR DOGS – Peckham Rooftop Film Club – The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
Reservoir Dogs
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FILM
THE BIG LEBOWSKI at Rooftop Film Club Stratford
Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
Sunday
7th
FESTIVAL
The last day of SCI-FI LONDON 2015…
CP - SFL
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FILM
SCI-FI LONDON SHORTS PROGRAMME 1 (reshowing)… 6.30pm – STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE, Stratford Centre, Salway Road, E15 1BX
LE - Jun - SFL - SP1 - Dual
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FILM
GHOSTBUSTERS at the Rooftop Cinema Shoreditch
Shoreditch Rooftop Film Club – Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX
Tuesday
9th
FILM
AMILIE at the Shoreditch Rooftop Film Club – Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX
LE - Jun - Amelie
Wednesday
10th
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 THE BIG JUNE BASH! DISCOVER – ALTERNATIVE DRINKS!
The latest in our hugely popular events (as below) but one of the quarterly larger editions, in part to celebrate the launch of our ‘DISCOVER…’ page on Carabas promoting fantastical and fantastic authors, artists, bands, groups and more in the London area and beyond! More generally a good old social bash with drinks and like-minded folk. Free but limited tickets and more info here…
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MUSIC
WAXAHATCHEE @ Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP
LE - WAXAHATCHEE
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FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** WITHNAIL & I at the Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE. One of our favourites of all time… 🙂
withnail-and-i
Wednesday 10th June – Sunday 12th July
MUSIC
KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST – 37–41 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN – “After a successful summer in Dalston last year, the Kopparberg Urban Forest will find itself planted in Hackney Wick for five weeks from 10th June until 12th July. The event will see Swedish and London culture entwine in a heady mix of live music, street food and drink.”
LE - Urban Forest square
Thursday
11th
MUSIC
PILE @ The Lexington
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
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MUSIC
MONARCHY at Hoxton Bar – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
LE - Jun - Monarchy
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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
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FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** THE PRINCESS BRIDE at the Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
C - The Princess Bride
Friday
12th
FESTIVAL
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** GOTHIC GHOST STORIES & GHOULISH DELIGHTS – Part of the Crouch End Festival.  An unusual night of ghost stories (based on local legends), music, comedy, poetry and gothic performance, set in a halloween style setting inSt Mary’s churchyard, Hornsey Village. Top performers including Kate Shortt, Alan Wolfson, David Lennon, Clare Kissane, Robin Stevenson, Chris Arnold & special guests.”
LE - Jun - Crouch End Festival GGS & GD
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COMICS
ODY-C VOL. 1 LAUNCH PARTY WITH CHRISTIAN WARD! Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s gender-bending mind-expanding ODY-C is coming to trade paper back and we’re having a party! 7-9 pm. GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - odyc updated
Saturday
13th
COMICS
ED LUCE signing / launch of Wuvable Oaf at GOSH! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Jun - Ed Luce - Wuvable Oaf
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COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** Tank Girl at Forbidden Planet!  Join ALAN MARTIN, WARWICK JOHNSON CADWELL and JONATHAN EDWARDS signing 21st CENTURY TANK GIRL #1 at Forbidden Planet London on Saturday 13th June from 1 – 2pm!  
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - June - Tank Girl
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FILM
BLADE RUNNER final cut at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Blade Runner 5
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FILM
BLADE RUNNER also at thee ROOFTOP FILM CLUB PECKHAM
Peckham Rooftop Film Club – The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
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MUSIC
LEFTFIELD @ The Forum – The launch of their first new album in 16 years: one date gone already so get in quick! The Forum, 9 – 17 Highgate RD, Kentish Town, NW5 1JY
LE - Jun - Leftfield
Sunday
14th
FILM
TALES FROM EARTHSEA at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Jun - Tales from Earthsea
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MUSIC
HIP HOP KARAKOE + THE HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND at Kopparberg Urban Forest! 37–41 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
CPP - Hip Hop Karaoke
Tuesday
16th
MUSIC
METZ + BAD BREEDING + CROWS at The Camden Underworld! 174 Camden High Street, NW1 0NE
LE - June - Metz
Wednesday
17th
MUSIC
KEVIN MORBY @ The Lexington – £10 inc fees
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
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COMICS
Artist MARTIN SIMMONDS signing DEATH SENTENCE: LONDON #1! 6.30-7.30 pm, Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - June - Death Sentence
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FILM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB at the Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
The Breakfast Club
Thursday
18th
FILM
AKIRA at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Jun - Akira
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FILM
EX MACHINA at the Peckham Rooftop Film Club – The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
LE - Jun - Ex Machina
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MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** DJ YODA at KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST! With LOYLE CARNER & AVEC SANS. 37–41 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
CPP - DJ Yoda
Friday
19th
COMICS
Justice League Signing with Bryan Hitch!
1-3pm, GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - June - Bryan Hitch
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COMICS
The Avery Hill Night Before ELCAF Party, featuring the launch of ‘The End of Summer’ by Tillie Walden – 7-9pm, GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - June - The Avery Hill Party
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** BEZ’S ACID HOUSE PARTY: GLASTONBURY WARM UP! The Ambassador of Madchester, the man with the maracas, BEZ of Happy Monday’s brings his Acid House Party to The Old Queens Head. As festival season is upon us we gear up for what is the ultimate party of the summer. Bez’s Acid House party at Glastonbury never fails to amaze everyone in attendance with some extra special guests and this will be no different. *** Support comes from Star Shaped Club! 8pm to 2am / £5 Tickets – The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, N1 8LN
LE - Bez's Acid House Party
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MUSIC
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD + HARD GIRLS at The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB – £12
LE - Jun - Andrew Jackson Jihad
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st
COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** ELCAF 2015! The 4th East London Comics and Arts Festival. “ELCAF is the annual festival dedicated to showcasing all things related to comics, graphic novels, sequential art, illustration and storytelling based in East London.” Events at both The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, E8 3FN & Space Studios, 129-131 Mare St, E8 3RH
LE - June - Elcaf 2015
Saturday
20th
ART & MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** DAVID NORMAL’S CROSSROADS OF CURIOSITY: THE BRITISH LIBRARY MEETS BURNING MAN! Evening soundtracked by… DJ YODA?!!! What an awesome evening! Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB 
 LE - 20 June - Crossroads of curiosity 02
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FILM
LABYRINTH MASKED BALL at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Labyrinth
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PERSEPOLIS at the Peckham Rooftop Film Club – The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
LE - Jun - Persepolis
Wednesday
24th
FILM
EMPIRE RECORDS at the Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
LE - Empire Records
Thursday
25th
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** AL ROBERTSON and JON WALLACE signing CRASHING HEAVEN and STEEPLE at Forbidden Planet! 6–7pm! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Jun - Steeple & Crashing Heaven
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BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** UNSUNG LIVE #1: Short Story Evening at The Star of Kings! (On Meetup) ‘We find writers with stories to tell, give them a stage and a microphone, and let them loose. All the stories are going to be a little bit Unsung, so expect sci-fi, fantasy, horror, speculative, strange, exciting, funny, sad, scary, wise – the lot.’ The Star of Kings, 126 York Way London, Greater London N1 0AX
CPP - Unsung Stories
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FILM
THE ROOM + THE NEIGHBORS  at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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STAND BY ME at the Rooftop Film Club Stratford
Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
Friday
26th
COMICS
Wytches Volume 1 Launch Party and Exhibition with Jock! 7-9pm, GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - June - Wytches
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FILM
MULHOLLAND DRIVE at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Jun - Mulholland Drive
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FILM
THE LOST BOYS at the Stratford Rooftop Cinema – Roof East, Floors 7&8, Stratford multi-storey car park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
LE - Jun - Lost Boys
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MUSIC
JUBILEE CLUB VS CAMDEN ROCKS FT. KAGOULE + HORSEFIGHT at KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST! 37–41 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
LE - Kagoule
Saturday
27th
COMICS
STEVE YEOWELL signs copies of the Zenith Phase One Apex Edition as well as Phases one to four at GOSH! 1-2 pm, GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Jun - Steve Yeowell - Zenith Phase One Apex Edition
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COMICS
Back to Gosh for Jolly Lad – John Doran, Simon Fowler and Krent Able in conversation with Matt Colegate. 7-9pm, GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - June - Jolly Lad
Tuesday
30th
MUSIC
Baba Yaga’s Hut presents AXES @ Corsica! Support from AKDK… Corsica Studios, 4/5 Elephant Road, SE17 1LB
LE - Jun - Baba Yaga's Hut presents Axes @ Corsica

 

July

1st
Wednesday
COMICS
SI SPURRIER SIGNING THE SPIRE #1 from Boom! Studios at Orbital Comics! 6-7pm – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA. Read our profile article of Si Spurrier here.
LE - Jul - Spire - Si Spurrier
2nd
Thursday
BOOKS
J P SMYTHE, REBECCA LEVENE AND SNORRI KRISTJANSSON launch / signing at Forbidden Planet! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Read our profile article of Rebecca Levene here.
LE - Jul - FP Signing, Bex Levene et al - small
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MUSIC
STAR SHAPED DJ’S play Kopparberg Urban Forest! Also: SLOW CLUB, EKKAH, YOUTH CLUB. Need a bunch to go with? The LONDON INDIE MUSIC MEETUP GROUP are going… 37–41 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN. You can also read our profile of the fab Star Shaped Club here.
CPP - Star Shaped
3rd
Friday
FILM
TERMINATOR 2 at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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CLUB
VILLAGE UNDERGROUND presents SUPERSTITION: BLAWAN, PARIAH, SIGHA AND CSGRV! “Superstition brings you the best of UK techno with a special night headlined by Sheworks boss Blawan and featuring Pariah, Sigha and Superstition resident CSGRV!” Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
LE - Jul - Superstition
4th
Saturday
COMICS
THE GOLDEN CAMPAIGN VOLUME 3 SIGNING WITH CRISTIAN ORTIZ – 1-2pm at Gosh Comics. GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Jul - Golden Campaign V3
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FILM
JAWS! The classic shark thriller – and if this appeals were you aware of Jonathan Green‘s recently published SHARKPUNK anthology? If not now you are!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
5th
Sunday
FILM
OLD BOY at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
9th
Thursday
FILM
STAND BY ME – Nomad Cinema open air showing. * All proceeds to Charity *
Nomad Cinema, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K
10th
Friday
COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** BEETROOT LAUNCH PARTY WITH BARNABY RICHARDS! Blank slate says: ‘All seen through the eyes of a child who can’t get his tongue round the word Beirut–it becomes Beetroot–a world populated with his own wild imaginings…’ More info via the link. 7-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Jul - Beetroot launch
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THE BREAKFAST CLUB – Nomad Cinema open air showing. * All proceeds to Charity * Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K
The Breakfast Club
11th
Saturday
CLUBBING
WE CONCUR – ALL DAY / ALL NIGHT With MICHAEL MAYER, EXTRAWELT, ROBAG WRUHME & more! The Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DY
LE - Jul - We Concur
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NAPOLEON DYNAMITE – Nomad Cinema open air showing. * All proceeds to Charity *
Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K
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PULP FICTION at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Pulp Fiction
12th
Sunday
MUSIC
STAR SHAPED DJ’s play Kopparberg Urban Forest! Also: SUMMER HEART, JOSEF SALVAT, PIERCE BROTHERS, TOUCÁN, KYKO, THE HALF EARTH!
37–41 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
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MUSIC
OLD 97s at The Borderline, off Charing Cross Road – One of Al Devey’s Secret Gigs. The Borderline Club, Orange Yard, off Manette Street, Charing Cross Road, W1D 4JB
LE AD - Old 97's
14th
Tuesday
MUSIC
THE FELICE BROTHERS at The Garage, Highbury & Islington – One of Al Devey’s Secret Gigs. The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
LE AD - Felice Bros
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FILM
THE THING at the Prince Charles! Want to go with a bunch? The CLASSIC & CULT FILM LONDON group are going! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - The Thing film
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COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** BOOKMACHINE LONDON – ALL ABOUT COMICS! Humanoids’ UK Liaison, Chair of the Comic Book Alliance, and veteran of 20 years in comic book publishing, Tim Pilcher will teach you how to read comics, reveal the magic of sequential art, and unlock the secrets of marketing and selling graphic novels. At The Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, WC2H 8BU
LE - Jul - BookMachine Comics event square
15th
Wednesday
* BOOKS and COMICS!
BEN AARONOVITCH and ANDREW CARTMEL signing #1 of the RIVERS OF LONDON comic series! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CGP - Rivers of London Body Work 1
16th
Thursday
BOOKS
JOHN GWYNNE signing The Faithful and The Fallen Book 3: RUIN at Forbidden Planet! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CBP - Ruin - JG
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BOOKS
JOE ABERCROMBIE discusses HALF A WAR at Foyles!
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
17th
Friday
MUSIC
MARQUIS SPECIAL PICK: NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN ‘Kill Your Television 25th Anniversary Show’ + James Atkin from EMF at Koko! Koko, 1a Camden High St, NW17JE
LE - Jul - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
18th
Saturday
COMICS
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** CHARLIE ADLARD – artist of THE WALKING DEAD, signing and talk at GOSH COMICS! Signing 1-3pm, PROCESS talk 7-9pm. GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Jul - Charlie Adlard
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MUSIC
RESTORATIONS at the Lexington – Rising stars of open-hearted, wall-of-sound alt-rock play their debut London gig. Not to be missed. One of Al Devey’s Secret Gigs. The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
LE AD - Restorations
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CLUBBING
BICEP + JEREMY UNDERGROUND PARIS + SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER at XOYO!
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AW
18th-19th
* Saturday and Sunday
FESTIVAL
WALTHAMSTOW GARDEN PARTY! 12.00-9.30pm Saturday, til 8pm Sunday (see also the Stow Festival above, 17th-21st July) * FREE * Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 5JW
LE - Jul - Walthamstow Garden Party
21st
Tuesday
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** TAD WILLIAMS SIGNING SLEEPING LATE ON JUDGEMENT DAY at FORBIDDEN PLANET! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. See more about the book on our APRIL NEW BOOK RECOMMENDS or our JAN-JUNE URBAN FANTASY BOOK pages!
BR - Sleeping Late...
22nd
Wednesday
COMICS
WOLF SIGNING WITH MATT TAYLOR & TOM MULLER! 6-7pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Jul - Wolf signing
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DAN SLOTT SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET!!! 5-6pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Click here for links to our Marvel Recommends articles which include collections of Dan’s fab work on Spider-Man!
CBP - Marvel - Spider-Verse
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BOOKS
ALEX LAMB SIGNS THE ROBOTEER! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Check out more on this and other great Gollancz titles on our Jul-Dec 15 Gollancz New Books page here!
CB - Go - Jul - Roboteer
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BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** REBECCA LEVENE interviewed by The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club’s LEILA ABU EL HAWA at the BSFA Open Night! Upstairs, The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND. See also our Author Profile of Rebecca Levene and our Event Profile of the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club!
CBP - Jul - Hunter's Kind
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MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** BEAUTIFUL LATE NIGHTS: CHARITY LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER – Confirmed performances by MAZ O’ CONNOR, JESSIE KILLGUS, JOHN LANDAU AND THE GIANTS, MALUNGA YESE, BELLE AND THE BUSTER. Proceeds to Body and Soul which does amazing work supporting Children, Teens and Adults affected by HIV. Purchase tickets by donating £10+ to the Body & Soul BTDonate event page and you’ll be added to the guestlist * please ensure you leave your full name when purchasing tickets * Organised by ALISON GRAY of the LONDON INDIE MUSIC MEET-UP (and Carabas). St Ives house, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4RE. Need a bunch to go with? The LONDON INDIE MUSIC MEETUP GROUP are going…
LE - Jul - Beautiful Late Nights
25th
Saturday
SFF
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** SCIENCE FICTION IN THE ARAB WORLD – From utopian dreams to dystopian nightmares, could a new wave of Arabic science fiction spur us to reimagine alternative futures in the Middle East and beyond? Sindbad Sci-Fi’s producer Yasmin Khan joins forces with Shubbak to beam up a stellar panel of visionary writers: Ahmed Khaled Towfik, Ahmed Saadawi, and playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak! Check out more about Sindbad Sci-fi on our Event Profile here!
The British Library, Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
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GOTHGASM ft. THE CUREHEADS & LIZZIE AND THE BANSHEES at Electrowerkz!  Need a bunch to go with? The LONDON INDIE MUSIC MEETUP GROUP are going… Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens St, EC1V 1NQ
LE - Jul - Gothgasm
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KASTIS TORRAU & DONATELLO @ STUDIO 338, GREENWICH – Ticket release and link to come…
Studio 338, 338 Tunnel Avenue, Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 0PF
26th
Sunday
FILM
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
29th
Wednesday
COMICS
DAS PETROU AND JOHN WATKISS SIGNING RING OF ROSES from Titan Comics at Forbidden Planet – 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. See our Titan Graphic Novels Publishing Jul-Dec 15 page for more on this fab title… #AlternateLondon
CG - Titan - Aug - Ring of Roses
30th
Thursday
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** DARK SOCIETIES: SURVIVAL! The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly present an evening of survival with Lewis Dartnell (The Knowledge: How to Rebuild The World From Scratch), Sarah Lotz (Under Ground as one half of S.L. Grey and Day Four) and James Smythe (Way Down Dark)! 6.30pm – Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD. Tickets £5/£3 PABC members and Waterstones Cardholders; see link for more
LE - Jul - Dark Societies - Survival
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DRINK AND DRAW! Gosh! Comics with  Broken Frontier: Drink and Draw followed by drinks at The Phoenix Arts Club; with creators Mark Stafford (Cherubs!The Man who Laughs) David Hine (The Man who Laughs , The Spirit) and regular artist-in-residence Danny Noble (Was it Too… Much for You?, Monday Morning). GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Drink & Draw
31st
FILM
POP UP SCREEN’S: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! ***
Bishop’s Park, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA
31st
Friday
MUSIC
LUNA at The Garage, Highbury and Islington – One of Al Devey’s Secret Gigs. The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
LE AD - Luna (ahfow)

 

August

1st
Saturday
COMICS
FABLES #150 signing with MARK BUCKINGHAM! From 5pm… Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA. See also the final Fables collections on our Jul-Dec 15 Vertigo Graphic Novels page!
LE - Aug - Mark Buckingham
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THE BIG LEBOWSKI at Rooftop Film Club Stratford. Roof East, Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
LE - Aug - The Big Lebowski
3rd – 16th
Monday to Sunday of the following week
FOR AUTHORS!
Hodderscape – Open submissions! From 12 am on Monday 3rd to 11.59 pm on Sunday 16th Hodderscape will be taking open submission of SFF work!
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4th
Tuesday
BOOKS
BRIAN ALDISS signing at FORBIDDEN PLANET! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Aug - Brian Aldiss
6th
Thursday
BOOKS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** FANTASY IN THE COURT 2015! Brought to you by GOLDSBORO BOOKS and HODDERSCAPE! With Rebecca Levene, Sarah Lotz, Stark Holborn, Jen Williams, Brian Catling, James Smythe, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lavie Tidhar, Scott K. Andrews, Sebastien De Castell. Snorri Kristjansson, Sue Tingley, Stephanie Saulter, Tom Pollock, E.J. Swift, Liesel Schwartz, Justin Richards, Lucy Hounsom, Liz de Jager, Zen Cho, Adrian Tchaikovsky, John Gwynne, Laura Lam, Joe Abercrombie, Peter Newman, Joanne Harris, Den Patrick, Aliette de Bodard, Natasha Pulley, Francesca Haig, Gavin Smith, Stephen Deas, Emma Newman, Anna Caltabiano, Stephen Aryan, Julia Knight, J D Oswald, Al Robertson, Alex Lamb and AJ Smith! Goldsboro Books, Cecil Court, WC2N 4EZ
LE - Aug - FitC
7th
Friday
BOOKS
LAURELL K HAMILTON signing DEAD ICE at FORBIDDEN PLANET!
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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COMICS
JULIAN HAMSHAW’S TIM GINGER LAUNCH AT ORBITAL! 7pm, Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - Aug - Tim Hanshaw
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COMICS
EVERYTHING IS TEETH LAUNCH PARTY WITH EVIE WYLD AND JOE SUMNER AT GOSH! 7-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Check out our Jul-Dec 15 Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels page for more info on the title!
LE - Aug - Everything is Teeth
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FILM
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND at THE NOMAD CINEMA! *** Tickets free by ballot thanks to Get Living London: Proceeds to Charity *** Victory Park, Celebration Avenue, Stratford, E20 1DB
LE - Aug - Eternal Sunshine
7th-9th
Friday to Sunday
FESTIVAL
NINE WORLD’S GEEKFEST! “It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.” Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow, 140 Bath Rd, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 5AW
Nine Worlds
8th
Saturday
COMICS
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** BODIES & SUPREME BLUE ROSE SIGNING WITH TULA LOTAY & SI SPENCER AT GOSH! 1-2pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Check out also our Creator Profile of Si Spencer on Carabas here!
LE - Aug - Si Spencer & Tula Lotay
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FESTIVAL
VISIONS FESTIVAL HACKNEY! Loads of great bands – see site for details and you can use Dice here to avoid booking fees… Various venues in Hackney
LE - Aug - Visions
9th
Sunday
BOOKS / MUSIC
STORYTIME WITH JOANNE HARRIS AND THE STORYTIME BAND as part of the Tete-a-Tete Festival! Music: Paul Marshall, Kevin Harris & Joanne Harris * Words: Joanne Harris – Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
LE - Aug - Storytime
10th-15th
Monday-Saturday
THEATRE / SFF
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** KING CHAOS by BAD BAT PRODUCTIONS – in the Camden Fringe at the Tristan Bates Theatre! Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP. “A new one-hour science fiction comedy play about morality, power and corruption (in space), and successor to the critically-acclaimed Future Boys stage adventures, ‘Pilgrim Shadow’ and ‘Dead Static’, written and directed by Steve Jordan.”
LE - Aug - King Chaos
11th
Tuesday
FILM
THE DARK KNIGHT – Batman to you – showing at the LUNA CINEMA!
Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, SW1P 3JA
11th-15th
Tue-Sat
BEER
THE GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL! “The Great British Beer Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and offers visitors the chance to explore over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers to discover their perfect pint…”
LE - Aug - GBBF logo
12th
Wednesday
COMICS
PHONOGRAM THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #1 signing at Gosh Comics with KIERON GILLEN & JAMIE MCKELVIE!!!
LE - Aug - Phonogram
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JAY FAERBER SIGNING AT ORBITAL, 6-7.30pm! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - Aug - Jay Faerber
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COMICS
PAUL CORNELL and NEIL EDWARDS signing at FORBIDDEN PLANET! 6 – 7pm! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.  See also our Creator Profile of PAUL CORNELL here!
LE - Aug - FP PC FI NE signing
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OUR MONTHLY CENTRAL LONDON SOCIAL DRINKS EVENT – from 7pm onwards!

COMICS * MUSIC * SFF * FILM * DRINKS

See Our Events page for more and contact details to join the mailing list!

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BOOKS
PETER F HAMILTON interviewed by GARETH L POWELL! With the BSFA, hosted by the Gerard Earley (creator / organiser of the London Sci-fi Book Club and the London Fantasy Book Club) and Andrea Dietrich – Free Entry! Blackett Laboratory, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ
Oct - Abyss beyond Dreams
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FILM
TRAINSPOTTING at the ROOFTOP CINEMA PECKHAM! Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
LE - Aug - Trainspotting
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FILM
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES at the ROOFTOP CINEMA PECKHAM! Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
LE - Aug - The Motorcycle Diaries
14th
Friday
FILM
POP UP SCREEN’S: STAND BY ME *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! ***
Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Avenue Hammersmith W6 0SL
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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at the ROOFTOP CINEMA PECKHAM! Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
LE - Aug - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – also at the ROOFTOP CINEMA STRATFORD! Roof East, Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
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LOST BOYS at THE NOMAD CINEMA! *** Tickets free by ballot thanks to Get Living London: Proceeds to Charity *** Victory Park, Celebration Avenue, Stratford, E20 1DB
LE - Jun - Lost Boys
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FILM
SCI-FI SEASON  at the Prince Charles, beginning with ALTERED STATES! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Aug - Sci-fi Season at the Prince Charles
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MUSIC
EVI VINE plays at St Pancras Old Church, ALMA headlining! If in any doubt as to whether you should be going Check out Mark K’s review of her earlier gig here!
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, NW1 1UL
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CLUBBING
HERNEO CATTANIO ET AL AT MINISTRY OF SOUND! The Box: Hernan Cattaneo (3 hours) * Guy Mantzur * Darin Epsilon & Cid Inc / 103 *  Dave Seaman & King Unique (3 hours) * Graziano Raffa * Daniel Mielowski / Other rooms: tbc. Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London
LE - Aug - The Gallery - Hernan Catteano et al
15th
Saturday
FESTIVAL / CLUBBING
INDUSTRY CAR PARK AFFAIR – OPEN AIR CAR PARK DAY PARTY! SCLATER STREET CAR PARK, E1 6HR. £12 + £1.50 booking fee. “The very best in up front House and Techno.” Line-up: A VERY SPECIAL GUEST (HOT CREATIONS) * BLAISE * Dan Valente * DANNY C * DEEPER PURPOSE b2b Ross Roberts * DIRTY ADDICTION DJs * Don Major * ENERGIE b2b Tatemae * jarmo * LYNDON EDNEY * Mu5icology * Osmi (UK) * Paul Bradley b2b NEAVE * Pete Cosby b2b * Michal MisTech * RIPLEY & MURDOCK * ROY ROVELLI * SAES * Shane Fernandes b2b Ross Donworth * SMOKIN ACE * SmudgedUp * The Mistaa * TILSON & DIZ  * Toeknee Tee * YASMIN JONES * Zach & Ellis!!!
LE - Aug - Shoreditch Industry Car Park Affair
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COMICS / DR WHO
NICK ABADZIS signing DOCTOR WHO REVOLUTIONS OF TERROR at FORBIDDEN PLANET! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Aug - Revolutions of Terror
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TITAN COMICS PRESENTS DR WHO COMICS DAY AT ORBITAL COMICS! With ANDREW CARTMEL & JESSICA MARTIN (signing 1pm), PAUL CORNELL & NEIL EDWARDS (signing 4.30pm) – and ANDREW, PAUL AND NEIL with NICK ABADZIS, ROB WILLIAMS and AL EWING and more in the live podcast at 7pm!!! [Click the gold links for our profiles of fab creators Jessica and Paul on Carabas]
LE - Aug - Doctor Who Comics Day at Orbital
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BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD DO AMERICA AT THE PRINCE CHARLES! “I am Cornholio! Are you threatening me?”
LE - Aug - Beavis and Butthead Do America
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MUSIC
PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE playing PROUD CABARET! Half hour set at 5pm. Check out our profile of the fab PftW here (with links on to reviews and our ‘A Pint with…’ interview with the band)
PROUD CAMDEN, The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
17th
Monday
COMICS
THE BIND LAUNCH PARTY WITH WILLIAM GOLDSMITH AT GOSH! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Aug - The Bind
18th
Tuesday
FILM
GHOSTBUSTERS at the LUNA CINEMA!
Victoria Embankment Gardens, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, WC2N 6PB
19th
Wednesday
MUSIC
Bird on the Wire presents: VIET CONG @ SCALA LONDON!  275 Pentonville RoadN1 9NL – and the Indie Music Meet-up Group are going as well if you want a bunch to head along with!
LE - Aug - Viet Cong
20th
Thursday
FILM
LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS at the ROOFTOP FILM CLUB STRATFORD! Roof East, Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
LE - Aug - Lock Stock
21st
Friday
COMICS
MARK BUCKINGHAM SIGNING FAIREST WITH DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY at Orbital Comics! 6pm – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - Aug - Mark Buckingham - Fairest
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY at THE NOMAD CINEMA! *** Proceeds to Charity ***
Pheasantry Welcome Centre, Bushy Park, Teddington, Greater London, TW11 0EB
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SCI-FI SEASON  at the Prince Charles – special favourite this time: SERENITY!
LE - Aug - Sci-fi Season at the Prince Charles
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd
FILM
UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season begins with the OPEN-AIR WEEKENDER: ALIENS ON EARTH, DAYS ONE, TWO & THREE! On board talks, workshops, performance – Grumbling Fur (Fri), and open air screenings: Piercing Brightness (Fri), The Day the Earth Stood Still (Sat), The Visit (Sun)! Riverside Green, Three Mills Lane, E3 3DU
LE - Aug - FC OAW
22nd
Saturday
MUSIC
HOT VOX at Acklam Village Market – Free Gigs: 12.00pm – 12.45pm – Low Love  * 1.00pm – 1.45pm – Hero Fisher * 2.00pm – 2.45pm – The Fruitful Earth * 3.00pm – 3.45pm – Freddy James Band * 4.00pm – 4.45pm – Harripaul * 5.00pm – 5.45pm – Louis Courts. And the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are going along if you want some lovely folk to head along with!
LE - Hot Vox Acklam Village
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THE PRINCESS BRIDE at THE NOMAD CINEMA! *** Proceeds to charity *** Queen’s Park, NW6
C - The Princess Bride
23rd
Sunday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! ***
Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street London WC1N 1DN
25th
Tuesday
FILM
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE at the LUNA CINEMA!
Victoria Embankment Gardens, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, WC2N 6PB
26th
Wednesday
COMICS
RACHAEL STOTT signing at ORBITAL – coinciding with the launch of IDW’s STAR TREK / PLANET OF THE APES TPB! 6-7pm – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
LE - Aug - Rachel Stott Signing
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LET’S TALK INTERSECTIONALITY – FEMINISM & COMICS at Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. “Let’s Talk Intersectionality is a monthly reading group at the Feminist Library that explores feminist texts and issues from an intersectional perspective. Gosh! will be hosting a special edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality, discussing the state of feminism in comics. Co-hosted by Lauren Murphy and Lisa Woynarski.”
LE - Aug - Let's Talk Intersectionality
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SCHWING ALONG WITH WAYNE’S WORLD at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Aug - Wayne's World Schwing Along
27th
Thursday
FILM
SCROOBIUS PIP’S FILM CLUB at the Prince Charles Cinema presents: LEON! (One of our fave films!) The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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DEMOCRACY TALK & SIGNING WITH ALECOS PAPADATOS AND ABRAHAM KAWA AT GOSH! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Aug - Democracy
27th – 31st
Thursday to Monday
FILM / FESTIVAL
FILM 4 FRIGHTFEST – The Dark Heart of Cinema! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square and nearby venues…
LE - Aug - Film 4 Frightfest
27th
August
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: GOONIES! *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! *** Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Rd, London SE9 6SZ
LE - Aug - Goonies
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BOOKS
LE - Aug - Dark Societies Best of the Best
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** DARK SOCIETIES’ BEST OF THE BEST AT WATERSTONE’S PICCADILLY! The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly are very proud to present five authors whose books wowed the critics and excited the fans. Join Emily St John Mandel (Station Eleven), Frances Hardinge (Cuckoo Song), M. R. Carey (The Girl with All The Gifts), Emmi Itäranta (Memory of Water) and Dave Hutchinson (Europe In Autumn) as they discuss their novels and inspirations so that we can take a closer look at some of the best books of the last year. Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
28th
Friday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: PULP FICTION! *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! *** Manor House Gardens, Taunton Road Hither Green SE13 5SU
Pulp Fiction
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THE GREMLINS at the Earl Derby Kilburn – Free Gig! Earl Derby, 155 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7HU. Fancy a bunch to go with? The London Indie Meet Up folk are heading along!
LE - Aug - The Gremlins
29th
Saturday
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** PREVIEW SCREENING OF FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD! 10.30 AM. Director: Paul Goodwin. Cast: Pat Mills, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Kevin O’Neill, David Bishop! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square
LE - Aug - Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND at THE NOMAD CINEMA! *** Proceeds to Charity ***
Pheasantry Welcome Centre, Bushy Park, Teddington, Greater London, TW11 0EB
30th
Sunday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE – *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount!
Manor House Gardens, Taunton Road Hither Green SE13 5SU
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WHAT THE F- ILM?! It’s only HAWK THE SLAYER! We’ve no idea what it’s doing on in the FILM 4 FRIGHTFEST though we couldn’t care less! And apparently the filmmakers want to find a sequel? Egad! On at 1.20pm! Don’t be late! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square
LE - Aug - Hawk the Slayer
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HELLRAISER at FILM 4 FRIGHTFEST, 6.40pm! The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square
LE - Aug - Hellraiser
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UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season continues with EVERYDAY ALIENS! Workshops and screening of THE CREEPING GARDEN. Andrews Road, By Broadway Market, E8 4QJ
LE - Aug - FC EA (Heather Barnett photo)
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THE HYDRA: BLUEPRINT! The Hydra​’s opening season event at Studio Spaces E1​. Techno’s innovators on two world class sound systems. Warehouse: Jeff Mills * Robert Hood * Rødhåd * Ancient Methods (live) * James Ruskin / Black Studio: Tessela b2b Untold * Kowton b2b Peverelist * Objekt * Samuel Kerridge * Helena Hauff – Studio Spaces E1, Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Wapping, E1W 2BB
LE - Aug - Blueprint

 

September

1st
Tuesday
MUSIC
OUGHT play at Village Underground with support from London bands SHOPPING and WEDDINGS! Pick by Alison Grey of the London Indie Music Meet-up group (and Carabas) – click second link to check out the group if you fancy a bunch to head along with! Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
LE - Sep - Ought
2nd
Wednesday
FILM
THE IMITATION GAME – showing at More London on the Southbank starring Benedict Cumberbatch! The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, More London, SE1 2DB
LE - Sep - ML - The Imitation Game
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** MIRACLEMAN #1 signing with series artist MARK BUCKINGHAM and colourist D’ISRAELI (written by Neil Gaiman!) at Gosh Comics! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - Miracleman signing
4th
Friday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: LEON – One of our fave films! *** OUR FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! *** Bishop’s Park, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 3LA
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DISPOSSESSION LAUNCH PARTY with SIMON GRENNAN at Gosh! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Check out more on Dispossession on our Jul-Dec Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels page here…
LE - Sep - Dispossession
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GHOSTBUSTERS at More London on the Southbank!
The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, More London, SE1 2DB
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THE CROW at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CE Jan - The Crow
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THX 1138 at the Prince Charles – Part of their Sci-fi Season! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Sep - Sci-fi Season at the Prince Charles
5th
Saturday
FILM
TRUE ROMANCE at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
True Romance
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CLUBBING
TRIBAL VILLAGE! Love your Psy-Trance? Get along to a psychedelic adventure @ The Steelyard! The Steelyard, 13-16 Allhallows Lane, EC4R 3UL
LE - Sep - Tribal Village
5th & 6th
Saturday – Sunday
MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** GRILLSTOCK FESTIVAL, Chestnuts Field, Walthamstow, London – and the line-up is absolutely superb! Grandmaster Flash, Levi Roots, Fun Loving Criminals and DJ Yoda (!!!) and more on Saturday; then Hayseed Dixie and Razorlight and more on Sunday!
LE - Sep - Grillstock
6th
Sunday
FILM, ARTS
UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season continues with HOME GROWN SPACE TRAVEL! 2-10 Hertford Road, By The Proud Archivist, N1 5ET
2-10 Hertford Road, By The Proud Archivist, N1 5ET
9th
Wednesday
COMICS
ONE YEAR WISER LAUNCH PARTY with MIKE MEDAGLIA (Self Made Hero publishers)! 7-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - One Year Wiser
10th
Thursday
BOOKS
ZEN CHO signs SORCERER TO THE CROWN at Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. Read more on Sorcerer to the Crown on our September 15 New Book Recommends page or our Tor Books Publishing Jul-Dec 15 page!
CB - To - Sep - Sorcerer to the Crown
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Club Fandango Presents: SPARE SNARE at Servant Jazz Quarters – One of Al Devey’s Secret Gigs! Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, N16 8JN
LE - Sep - Spare Snare
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Sex and Horror Signing & Talk with EMANUELE TAGLIETTI. Black Decagon Film Club are screening Italian Maestro Federico Fellini’s adult fairy tale, and his first colour feature from 1965 ‘Juliet of The Spirits’. This is preceded by a talk with Emanuele Taglietti, one of the production designers & the subject of the new book “Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti” published by Korero Press. Emanuele will be signing from 6-7pm, then Screening and Talk from 7.30pm. GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - Sex and Horror signing and talk
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UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season continues with MIRAGE MEN – ABDUCTION AND DECEPTION
Outside Crate, The White Building, Unit 7, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 5EN
11th
Friday
COMICS
THE RABBIT by RACHAEL SMITH LAUNCH PARTY at Orbital Comics! 7-9pm – 8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA
LE - Sep - The Rabbit
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AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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2046 at the Prince Charles – Part of their Sci-fi Season! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Sep - Sci-fi Season at the Prince Charles
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MUSIC
Bird on the Wire presents: GREAT LAKES SWIMMERS & special guests at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen! £12.50 + booking fee. And if you need some folk to go with check out the London Indie Meet-up, a good bunch of whom are going along…
Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
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UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season continues with FACT VERSUS FICTION – SCI-FI IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Booking essential but FREE!
Outside Lea Rowing Club, River Lee Navigation, Spring Hill, Clapton, E5 9BL
12th
Saturday
FILM
COMMANDO QUOTE ALONG at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY (9.00 pm)
LE - Sep - Commando Quote-Along
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MAD MAX at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY (11.40 pm)
LE - Sep - Mad Max Fury Road
13th
Sunday
FILM
AKIRA at the Prince Charles – Part of their Sci-fi Season! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Sep - Sci-fi Season at the Prince Charles
15th
Tuesday
MUSIC
GIRLPOOL at the Scala – a gig pick by Alison Grey of the London Indie Meet-up, also of Carabas! And if you need a bunch to go with, the LI Meet-up bunch are heading along so click here for our profile on them with links on…
The Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
16th
Wednesday
MUSIC
THE GRAVELTONE’S live at the Scala! The Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross. Worth seeing? Mark Kelly reckons so – check out his review on Carabas here!
CPP - CR - The Graveltones
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BUBBEMEISES X DON KIPPER: “Join us for a special one-off show in which the Jewish East End is brought to life, a kicking and screaming Golem of a tale, wrought by the delirious music of Don Kipper and the might of Nick Cassenbaum’s pen…” 7.30-11.30 pm – Jamboree, 566 Cable St, E1W 3HB
CPP - Don Kipper
17th
Thursday
BOOKS
STEPHEN BAXTER signs XEELEE:ENDURANCE at Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. Read more on this and other great titles publishing Jul-Dec from Gollancz on Carabas here!
CB - Go - Sep - Xeelee
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OVER THE LINE: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY COMICS LAUNCH PARTY – 7-9pm at Gosh Comics! “Over The Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics is the UK’s first book of poetry comics with support from Arts Council England and is edited by Tom Humberstone and Chrissy Williams. We’ll also be joined by these excellent artist’s and poets: John Canfield, Lorraine Mariner, Shauna Robertson, Ioan Morris, RH Parry, Sean Azzopardi, Cristian Ortiz, Douglas Noble, Hayley Fiddler, Emix Regulus”
LE - Sep - Poetry Comics
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FILMAGEDDON – The Prince Charles Cinema hosts a film quiz to end all film quizzes! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
CPP - Filmageddon
17th-20th
* Thursday – Sunday
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UP PROJECTS The Floating Cinema’s EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Season continues with OPEN AIR WEEKENDER: HUMANS IN SPACE – Days ONE, TWO, THREE & FOUR! Also includes CanalCon Comics day event with Comica! Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Off Good’s Way, King’s Cross, NC1 4AA
LE - Sep - FC OAW HiS
17th-20th
* Thursday – Sunday
FESTIVAL / MUSIC
THE STOW FESTIVAL! With: Amesbury Banks, Arsenic Mines, Attila the Stockbroker, Bity Booker, Black*Scarr, Camden Voices, Cherry White, The Cold Heart Revue, The Coypus, The Crowshaw Family, Dave Congreve, Dr Bird, Dronningen, Eastern Front Soundsystem, Firestations, For The Love Of Music, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunner Who, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Kat Richmond, Keith Hunter, Kevin Morrish, Krix Panx, LACK, Lady President, Lemzi, Lewis Barfoot, Ley Lines, LillStrange, Los Otros, Matt Churchill, The November Five, The Persecuted, PoP Campaign, Rain Maze, Rhys Williams, Rob Finlay, Sam Bailey And The, Savage Animal Sounds, Sisteray, Smith Sound, State of Play, Steve White & The Protest Family, Swear Down Band, Them Fools On The Hill, Tom Lynch, The Uncommon Earth, The Unmentionables, Waltham Forest Community Choir, Walthamstow Acoustic Massive, Without Fidel & The Wolfe Sisters!!!
Numerous E17 / Walthamstow venues!
18th
Friday
COMICS
TEMPO LUSH AND PENNY BLACKFEATHER LAUNCH PARTY! What’s better than a launch party for one comic? Launching loads of comics all at once! Tempo Lush will be taking over Gosh! for the evening to celebrate the release of new titles: Lucy the Octopus: Too Cool for the Likes of You, Penny Blackfeather in High Spirits, Tempo Lush Tales of the Tanoox and another top secret project! With Richy K Chandler (Penny Blackfeather by Francesca Dare), 7-9PM – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - Tempo Lush
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DON KIPPER play at The Vortex! 7:00pm 11:00pm – The Vortex, 11 Gillett St, N16 8AZ
CPP - Don Kipper
19th
Saturday
COMICS
SATANIC MOJO COMIX #3 SUPER SIGNING JAM at Orbital Comics, with Jason Atomic, Graham Humphreys, Savage Pencil, Matt Valentine, Billy Chainsaw, Laughing Indio & Garry Leach!
LE - Sep - Satanic Mojo Comix #3 Signing
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DOCTOR WHO RETURNS TO BBC1! (Link to latest series trailer on You Tube). Series 9, Episode 1: The Magician’s Apprentice.
Dr Who Logo reduced
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METAL WARRIORS at THE STAGS HEAD!  Stag’s Head, Hoxton, Orsman RD, N1 5RA – ROCK & METAL: “With the power of ale we can never fail!” FREE ENTRY!
LE - Sep - Metal Warriors
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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (a 70mm engagement) at the Prince Charles – and the Mostly Harmless SFF Bookclub are going if you fancied joining them! (Link to their profile on Carabas) The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Sep - 2001 - A 70mm engagement
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RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
20th
Sunday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – One of our fave films! *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! ***
Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Avenue, Hammersmith, W6 0SL
21st
Monday
COMICS
MEET ESAD RIBIC AND GORAN PARLOV at Forbidden Planet! 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Sep - Ribic & Parlov
23rd
Wednesday
COMICS
Gosh & NICE 2015 Present GENE HA signing! 6-7pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - Gene Ha
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LONDON IN STEREO, ALCOPOP! & MAMA PRESENTS: FIGHT LIKE APES plus BRAWLERS + YR FRIENDS at The Garage! Tickets £9.50 inc fee. 7pm – The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD. And if you need some folk to go with check out the London Indie Meet-up, a good bunch of whom are going along…
LE - Sep - Fight Like Apes
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ZOOLANDER showing at More London on the Southbank…
The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, More London, SE1 2DB
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SCROOBIUS PIP’S FILM CLUB at the Prince Charles presents: TRAINSPOTTING! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Aug - Trainspotting
24th
Thursday
FILM
POP UP SCREENS: THE SHINING *** OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! ***
Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road, Eltham, SE9 6SZ
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EAST INDIA YOUTH @ THE GARAGE with BLACK HONEY & KAGOULE! Tickets £8.25 inc fee. The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD. And if you need some folk to go with check out the London Indie Meet-up, a good bunch of whom are going along…
LE - Sep - East India Boy
25th
Friday
COMICS / ART
JESSICA MARTIN’S “ELSIE” DRAWING CLASS at Orbital Comics! 7pm – 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA. Tickets £10. See also our Creator Profile of Jessica Martin on Carabas here!
LE - Sep - Jessica Marton's Drawing Class
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2010 at the Prince Charles – Part of their Sci-fi Season! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Sep - Sci-fi Season at the Prince Charles
26th
Saturday
COMICS
JAMES HARVEY & RAMSEY HASSAN SIGNING! 1-2pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - Harvey & Ramsey
COMICS
HILDA AND THE TROLL PAPERBACK LAUNCH PARTY WITH LUKE PEARSON at Gosh! 7-9PM – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Sep - Hilda the Troll
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POP UP SCREENS: E.T. *** OUR FRIENDS AT POP-UP SCREENS HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A 20% DISCOUNT ON THIS AND ALL OTHER SCREENINGS VIA CARABAS! Enter code c4r4b4s20 when checking out to get your discount! ***
East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Chevening Road, Greenwich SE10 0LA
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QUENTIN TARANTINO MARATHON at The Prince Charles: PULP FICTION, RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION, JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL VOL. 1, KILL BILL VOL. 2, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and DJANGO UNCHAINED back-to-back! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Sep - Quentin Tarantino Marathon
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FREE-SPIRIT RECORDS LABEL PARTY at InSpiral Lounge Camden! 250, Camden High Street, London, London NW1 8LS. Psy-Trance and Ambient. Line-up: Jay OM aka Journey (Italy) Showcasing his new compilation ‘Ten Years as free-Spirit’ * Sonic wave Control Live (UK) Showcasing his new EP ‘Second Thought’ * Omsphere Live (UK) Showcasing the K’ag Bak’tun Album remixes EP series * O.C.D LIve (South Africa) Showcasing their new EP ‘Passing Doors’ * Imry Live (Italy) Showcasing his new EP ‘Follow Progression’ * The Wayfarers (UK, Italy) * Alexampt (South Africa) FREE!
LE - Sep - Free Spirit
28th
Monday
MUSIC
Parallel Lines presents LADY LAMB (AKA The Beekeeper) at The Lexington! A Gig Pick by Kevin W of the fab London Indie Music Meet-up who’re going along if you need a bunch to go with! £9 via Dice
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
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AMERICAN PSYCHO at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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LISTEN SOFTLY’S SCIENCE FICTION / SCIENCE POETRY at The Crown, 108 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 8HW. 7 for 7.30pm – £4. Readings from Daniel Carpenter, Ella Chappell, Harry Man and William Thomas…
LE - Sep - Listen Softly - SF & S Poetry
29th
Tuesday
BOOKS
DARK SOCIETIES presents: MICHEL FABER, CATHERINE CHANTER & SARAH PINBOROUGH! Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD. See also our Author Profile of Sarah Pinborough on Carabas here!
LE - Sep - Dark Societies - reduced

 

October

1st
Thursday
COMICS
The Phoenix presents: EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN LAUNCH PARTY WITH LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON – 7-9pm at Gosh! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Oct - Evil Emperor Penguin
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PLASTIC MERMAIDS @ Oslo! (On our radar from Alison Grey) Oslo, 1a Amhurst Rd, E8 1LL. Need a bunch to head along with? The London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going!
LE - Oct - Plastic Mermaids
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COMICS / CREATIVE
DEADLINE for entries to this years Jonathan Cape / Comica / Observer GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE!
Jonathan Cape Logo with text
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FILM
THE ROOM at The Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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CLUBBING
RUMPUS presents: FALLEN EMPIRES! Coronet, 28 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ
LE - Oct - Rumpus presents Fallen Empires
3rd
Saturday
COMICS / CREATIVE
MAKING COMICS WITH DAN WATTERS AND CASPAR WIJNGAARD (Facebook event link) – Presented by Orbital Comics at Waterloo Library as part of Fun Palaces weekend! Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AE
LE - Oct - Watters & Wijngaard reduced
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MUSIC
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND AND THEN SOME! *** INDIE DAZE!!! The Forum host all day Indie greatness with: THE WONDERSTUFF! THE WEDDING PRESENT! POP WILL EAT ITSELF! PRIMITIVES! EAT! BACK TO THE PLANET! And THE POPINJAYS! The Forum, 9 – 17 Highgate RD, Kentish Town, NW5 1JY. Need a bunch to head along with? The London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going!
LE - Oct - Indie Daze
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FILM
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** THE EVIL DEAD TRILOGY at the Prince Charles! Behold the power of the chin! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Oct - Evil Dead Trilogy
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CLUBBING
OOLIGAN ALLEY presents AFTERBURN (Techno, House, Progressive) @ Electric Brixton! Ooligan Alley are one of Burning Man’s leading sound camps… Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ
LE - Oct - Afterburn
5th
Monday
MUSIC
KID WAVE @ The Lexington! The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road St, N1 9JB
LE - Oct - Kid Wave
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DOORS TO MANUAL + THE OUTERS + WE HAVE A DUTCH FRIEND + THE NEVERISTS + GUESTS!  The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, Camden, NW5 3HS. Check out Mark K’s review of The Neverists and others at The Good Ship Kilburn here!
LE - Oct - Doors to Manuel
8th
Thursday
COMICS
EDWARD COX SIGNING THE CATHEDRAL OF KNOWN THINGS at Forbidden Planet! 6-7 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR. Check out our Author Profile of Edward Cox on Carabas here and read more about The Cathedral of Known Things on our October 15 New Book Recommends page!
CB - Go - Oct - The Cathedral of Known Things
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** BAD VIBRATIONS presents: LOLA COLT + DEADPAN INTERFERENCE @ The Shacklewell Arms! Ticket required but FREE! Any doubt this is a good idea? Check out Alison Gray’s review here and / or Mark K’s review here! And if you need a bunch to head there with the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are going!
Lola 7
9th
Friday
FILM
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** ELSTREE 1976 at the London Film Festival! Featuring David Prowse, Garrick Hagon and Jeremy Bulloch: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, ten actors landed themselves small roles in Star Wars. Here are their stories.” Picturehouse Central, 20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 7DH. Repeated Sunday 10th at 3pm – Cineworld Haymarket, 63-65 Haymarket, SW1Y 4RL.
LE - Oct - LFF - Elstree 1976
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** GHOST THEATER at the London Film Festival! “From the visionary director of J-horror classic Ringu comes a new tale of terror.” Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA. Repeated on Saturday at 6.30 at the Curzon Soho
LE - Oct - LFF - Ghost Theater
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CLUBBING
PAUL OAKENFOLD, TILT, QUIVVER & BLAZER @ MINISTRY OF SOUND – 25 YEARS OF PERFECTO RECORDS! Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London
LE - Oct - Perfecto Records 25 Years
10th
Saturday
ZOMBIE WALK!
WORLD ZOMBIE DAY LONDON! Proceeds to St Mungo’s Broadway! Click the (Facebook) link for more!
LE - Oct - World Zombie Day London
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MUSIC
THE GRAVELTONE’S at Hackney Wonderland – Various venues – TBC. Mark K caught their ‘gnarly blues rock’ at Camden Rocks!
CPP - CR - The Graveltones
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MUSIC
Peace In The City presents a night of all things punk: post punk, punk rock, folk punk & punky electro with live music from 8 til 11.30pm (DJs TBA after til 4am): JEEPS + PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE + GUNNER WHO + BEN HEMMING + MORE TBA! The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
LE - Oct - JEEPS et al
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CULT GALA: BONE TOMOHAWK at the London Film Festival! “Kurt Russell heads an all-star cast in this unpredictable and sometimes shocking fusion of horror and western.” 9.15pm – Repeated Sunday 11th at 2.15pm. Odeon, Leicester Square
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MUSIC
Mama presents MENSWE@R, FAERS, GOLDBIRDS, THE HACIENDA & STAR SHAPED DJ’S at The Garage! The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Cres, London N5 1RD. And you can check out our profile on the fab Star Shaped Club here!
LE - Oct - Menswe@r
11th
Sunday
FILM
THE ASSASSIN at the London Film Festival! “Hou Hsiao-Hsien, winner of the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, presents his mesmerising first foray into martial arts.” Showing at Vue West End (Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7AL) at 2.45 and 3.15. Repeated Tuesday 13th at 12 at the same venue, and on Friday 16th at 6.15pm at Cine Lumiere (Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT)
LE - Oct - LFF - The Assassin
12th
Monday
STORYTELLING / THEATRE
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** CRICK CRACK CLUB presents: HEART OF A HERO by CHIRINE EL ANSARY! “Even the greatest of Bedouin warriors has a heart…” Soho Upstairs – Soho Theatre Company, 21 dean Street, W1D 3NE
LE - Oct - Heart of a Hero reduced
14th
Wednesday
MUSIC
INHEAVEN, THE BIG MOON & VANT @ Dingwalls! Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, NW1 8AB. Need a bunch to head along with? The London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going!
LE - Oct - Inheaven
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Live Nation presents METRIC plus All Tvvins @ The Forum! The Forum, 9 – 17 Highgate RD, Kentish Town, NW5 1JY. Need a bunch to head along with? The London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going!
LE - Oct - Metric
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Goldenvoice presents LEFTFIELD at the Roundhouse! The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH
LE - Jun - Leftfield
15th – 18th
Thursday to Sunday
FESTIVAL: BOOKS / SFF!
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** THE GOLLANCZ FESTIVAL! Gollancz Books bring us 4 days of speculative and fantastical greatness in literary and filmic form! (See below at the Prince Charles for the latter). Bookshop events in Manchester on the 15th and at Waterstones Piccadilly on the 16th! #GollanczFest15
LE - The Gollancz Festival
15th
Thursday
MUSIC
THE GRAVELTONE’S Live at The Jazz Cafe! The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG. Mark K caught their ‘gnarly blues rock’ at Camden Rocks!
CPP - CR - The Graveltones
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MUSIC
THE NEVERISTS + HARSH BLUE + I CRIED ON TV + ONLY BRAVES + THE BASKERVILLES at The Dublin Castle! The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway Camden Town, NW1 7AN. Check out Mark K’s review of The Neverists and others at The Good Ship Kilburn here!
GS2901 Neverists 1-min
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BOOKS
CHRISTOPHER FOWLER SIGNS THE SANDMEN AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
CB - Reb - Oct - The Sand Men
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COMICS
ORBITAL COMICS, COMICA, THE OBSERVER AND JONATHAN CAPE PRESENT THE ‘GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE’ EXHIBITION LAUNCH! Opening night on the 15th, exhibition runs from the 16th to the 1st November, winner announced on the 24th October!
LE - Oct - Graphic Short Story Prize Exhibition reduced
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FILM
THE GOLLANCZ FESTIVAL: MINORITY REPORT at the Prince Charles! Presented by SFF authors with chance to meet them and get books signed at the bar at 7.30pm, with showing at 8.15! (Goody bags for every attendee)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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YAKUZA APOCALYPSE at the London Film Festival! “The ever outrageous Takashi Miike fuses elements of action, horror, slapstick and exploitation in this wild gangster vampire saga.” Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA. Repeated Sunday 18th at 8.45 at the Picturehouse Central
LE - Oct - LFF - Yakuza Apocalypse
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** LONDON CALLING at the London Film Festival! “A selection of new shorts from some of the capital’s most exciting upcoming filmmakers, supported by Film London’s production schemes.” 9pm – NFT 1, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XT. Repeated Saturday 17th at 6.15pm at The Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
LE - Oct - LFF - London Calling - Reduced
16th
Friday
FILM
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** KUNG FURY & MIAMI CONNECTION DOUBLE FEATURE at the Prince Charles! Okay so we have no doubt the second feature is awesome as well but… KUNG FURY! As the Prince Charles say: “In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time – kung fuhrer Hitler!” The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Oct - Kung Fury & Miami Connection
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RATTER at the London Film Festival! “A thrilling exercise in techno terror which sees a young woman cyber-stalked by an unseen assailant.” 8.45, The Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE. Repeated Sunday at 8.45 at The ICA, 12 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH
LE - Oct - LFF - Ratter
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CLUBBING
THE GALLERY featuring NEELIX, SIMON PATTERSON, JOHN ASKEW & GAI BARONE! The Box at Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DP. And if you need a bunch to head down with the London Techno House & Psychedelic Clubbing Meetup are going…
LE - Oct - Neelix at Ministry of Sound reduced
17th
Saturday
BOOKS
THE GOLLANCZ FESTIVAL at Waterstones Piccadilly! Two rooms of author talks and more! * Update: Sold out – check in with Gollancz as more tickets may be released *
LE - The Gollancz Festival
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CLUBBING
DUSKY TAKES A TRIP 2 (8 HOUR SET) at the Oval Space! Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DY
LE - Oct - Dusky
18th
Sunday
FILM
THE GOLLANCZ FESTIVAL: THE PRESTIGE at the Prince Charles! Presented by SFF authors with chance to meet them and get books signed at the bar at 7.30pm, with showing at 8.30! (Goody bags for every attendee)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
19th
Monday
COMICS
STUART AND KATHRYN IMMONEN SIGNING RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING at Forbidden Planet! 5.30-6.30 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Russian Olive to Red King
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COMICS / CREATIVE
LAYDEEZ DO COMICS returns, and to their new home at Gosh Comics! Speakers include, Ellen Lindner, Estelle Bachelard (Bach), Laura Howell and John Maybury!
LE - LAYDEEZ DO COMICS
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LIVE-DRAW & WHISKEY TASTING WITH BOULET! 7pm – £10 (includes whiskey). Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA. UPDATE: Tickets sold out!
LE - Oct - Boulet
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BOOKS
BRANDON SANDERSON SIGNING SHADOWS OF SELF at Forbidden Planet! 7-8pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Read more about Shadows of Self on our Jul-Dec 15 Gollancz New Titles page here…
CB - Go - Oct - Shadows of the Self
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MUSIC
THE BOHICAS at the Tufnell Park Dome! One of Mark K’s Top 10 Gigs (April): “Ambitious, arresting rock ‘n’ roll!” The Dome, Tufnell Park, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 1HL. Need a bunch to head along with? Some folk from the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going…
MKS - The Bohicas
20th
Tuesday
BOOKS
JOE HILL SIGNS NOS4R2 at Forbidden Planet! 6-7 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
LE - Oct - Nos4R2 signing
21st
Wednesday
COMICS
DARWYN COOKE SIGNING & TALK at Gosh! 6-7pm signing, 7.30-9pm talk… GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Oct - Darwyn Cooke
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BOOKS
BRADLEY BEAULIEU SIGNING TWELVE KINGS at Forbidden Planet! 6-7 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
LE - Oct - Twelve Kings
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FILM
VIDEODROME at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Oct - Videodrome
22nd
Thursday
COMICS
GRAPHIC SEX TALK (!) by STEVEN LOWTHER of the Wellcome Library at Gosh! 7.30-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
LE - Oct - Graphic Sex Talk
23rd
Friday
COMICS
STEP ASIDE, POPS LAUNCH PARTY with KATE BEATON – 7-9pm at Gosh! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Read more about Step Aside, Pops on our Jul-Dec 15 Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels page…
LE - Oct - Kate Beaton - resized
23rd
Friday
MUSIC
HAYSEED DIXIE! The Brooklyn Bowl, The O2, Greenwich, SE10 0DX
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23rd – 25th
Friday to Sunday
COMICS
MCM COMIC CON at Excel London, Victoria Docks!
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23rd Oct to 1st Nov, Fri to following Sunday
FILM
THE SECOND LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL! Complete listing via this link, see below for our picks… FREE!
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24th
Saturday
COMICS / CREATIVE
This years JONATHAN CAPE / COMICA / OBSERVER GRAPHIC STORY PRIZE awarded!
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GARTH NIX signs at Forbidden Planet! 1-2 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
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SHATTERED BARRIERS at ICan Studios! Line-up: MASTERBLASTERS (Nano Records,UK) ★ XSI (United Beats, Fr) ★ APHID MOON (Aphid Records, UK) ★ POGO (Nano Records, UK) ★ TAGMA (H2O records, GR) *** EP Launch Party *** ★ CONTINEUM (Mutagen Records, UK) ★ DJ SEB (Freecansee, UK). And if you need a bunch to head down with the London Techno House & Psychedelic Clubbing Meetup are going…
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25th
Sunday
FILM
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** CULTURE, COMPASSION, COMMUNITY: LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL shows ‘HOW WE USED TO LIVE’ (plus selected short films). 6pm – Stage 3 Cafe, Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ. How we Use to Live is a a cinematic ode to post-war London… created by acclaimed director Paul Kelly using rare footage drawn from the British Film Institute’s National Archive. Original music by Saint Etienne with a narration by Ian McShane.”!!!
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26th
Monday
FILM
THE FLY at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
28th
Wednesday
FILM
NOSFERATU at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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BATTLES @ The Electric Ballroom! The Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP. Need a bunch to head along with? The London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going!
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STORYTELLING / THEATRE
CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS: FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN UPS – GRIM GRIMMS – THREE DROPS OF BLOOD. Performance storytelling by Ben Haggarty, with music by Sherry Robinson. The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
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29th
Thursday
BOOKS / HORROR
THE HORROR BOOK CLUB HALLOWE’EN PARTY – “…relaxed and perfect for new members who want to socialise and meet like-minded book and horror fans.” Horrific merriment inc Quiz, Drinks, Secret Satan(! – optional) and more! See our Group Profile for the Horror Book Club for links on!
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*** SUPER HALLOWE’EN RECOMMEND *** THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS: The Day of the Dead – Performance Storytelling with Clare Muireann Murphy, Xanthe Gresham and TUUP “Libations, stories, and magical mayhem in East London… Now an exuberant autumn ritual, the Crick Crack Club’s bizarre and quirky annual celebration of the Mexican festival of the Dias de Los Muertos, has become part of the fabric of East London’s cultural craziness! Three fabulous performer-storytellers dig deep into their potent repertoires to dance hand-in-hand with that dynamic trio of God, the Devil and Death.” £8 door / £6 advance
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EMMA NEWMAN signs PLANETFALL at Forbidden Planet! 6-7 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** DRINK & DRAW WITH GOSH! COMICS! “Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink & Draw is back! We’ve teamed up with those talented wordslingers at Broken Frontier to bring you a monthly collaborative Drink and Draw night, sponsored by our friends at Cass Art. This month’s meet-up will take place on the 29th October, starting with a casual assembly of folks at Gosh! from around 6.30pm before heading on to The Phoenix Artist Club for 7pm. This month we’ll be joined by creators Karrie Fransmen (Death of The Artist & The House That Groaned) & Mike Medaglia (One Year Wiser). This month you can also win Avery Hill books in ‘The Rabbit’ Drawing Competition!”
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THE ROOM at The Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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PEACE IN THE CITY presents: ALBERT MAN & HIS BAND + THE NEVERISTS + THE TIN PIGEONS + TIM THACKRAY! Check out Mark K’s review of The Neverists and others at The Good Ship Kilburn here! The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
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30th-31st
* Friday to Saturday
FILM
HALLOWEEN (1978) at the Prince Charles – for Halloween! (Fri 11pm, Sat 1am, 3.15pm, 9pm)
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
31st
Saturday
COMICS
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** MARK MILLAR signing CHRONONAUTS & JUPITER’S CIRCLE at Gosh Comics!!! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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THE BECHDEL TEST FESTIVAL present HORROR HEROINES Double Bill as part of LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL: THE CRAFT and SCREAM! 4pm, at Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road N1 5SH. Q&A after – FREE but tickets must be booked.
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All Day Halloweening at Ally Pally, inc ZOMBIE DISCO from 8.30! “Head to Ally Pally ice rink for a day of scary skating and ghostly Halloween fun. Scary skate sessions throughout the day at 10.30am and 2:00pm. Our family Spooktacular disco starts from 5.30pm is perfect for the whole family to enjoy some Halloween fun. It’s the Adams Family on ice! From 8.30pm our Zombie Disco takes over to spin some freaky tunes for the walking (or skating!) dead.”
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RETURN OF THE GREAT HALLOWEEN HORROR SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! With: Stephen Jones (Editor) * Barry Forshaw * Kim Newman * Jim Burns * Steve Crisp * Les Edwards * Graham Humphreys * Dave McKean * Joe Roberts * Pat Cadigan * Reggie Oliver * Mark Samuels * Robert Shearman * Alison Littlewood * Joe Roberts * Lavie Tidhar * Stephen Volk * Christopher Fowler * Les Edwards * David Case * Adrian Cole * Paul J. McAuley! 3-5 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** THE NOMAD CINEMA showing Joss Whedon’s THE CABIN IN THE WOODS at the Lookout, Hyde Park! £25 – proceeds to charity –  “Tickets include a glass of fizz on arrival, a delicious hot meal [veggie option available], themed craft activities [optional!] and marshmallows to toast at our firepits.”
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THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY! Halloween showing at The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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CLASSIC HORROR ALL-NIGHTER at The Prince Charles: An all-night Movie Marathon featuring some of the finest cuts from the HORROR genre! The line up features: HALLOWEEN, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE SHINING and THE EXORCIST!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

 

November

1st
Sunday
FILM
THE BECHDEL TEST FESTIVAL present A GIRL WALKS HOME AT NIGHT as part of LONDON FIELDS FREE FILM FESTIVAL! 3pm at Hackney Attic @ Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. Plus Q&A – FREE but booking required.
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4th
Wednesday
FILM
NAKED LUNCH at the Prince Charles – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Special LAUNCH PARTY edition of the fab BOOKSLAM for THREE’S A CROWD: BOOK SLAM VOLUME III’! With contributors JESSIE BURTON, NIKITA LALWANI and ALEX PRESTON, live music from MAHALIA and a poetry set from contemporary prince of the hip hop zeigeist, LOYLE CARNER – all hosted by FELICITY WARD (books sold by NEWHAM BOOKS). Tickets £5, from 6.30 at The Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT. Click here for more on THREE’S A CROWD on our Jul-Dec Non-Fiction Book Recommends page!
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5th
Thursday
BOOKS
DAVE HUTCHINSON signs EUROPE AT MIDNIGHT at Forbidden Planet! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Read more about this and other great titles publishing in November on our recommends page here!
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6th
Friday
COMICS
UNDERNEATH EXHIBITION AT ORBITAL COMICS – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH TO DECEMBER 5TH – PRIVATE VIEW ON FRIDAY 6TH! “This November we’ve brought together a stellar group of cartoonists to display some of their influences and inspirations by paying tribute to creators, characters and stories that have had an impact in their own work. Featuring a combination of prints and original art, the show counts with contributions from: * Siobhan Alcaide, John Allison, Andy Barron, Hannah Berry, Robert Brown, Alessandra Criseo, William Exley, Jack Fallows, James Gifford, Julian Hanshaw, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Mike Medaglia, Philippa Rice, Julia Scheele, Hamish Steele, Jack Teagle, Donya Todd and Tillie Walden. * …an informal, relaxed evening, with the chance to see lovely art first-hand, meet some of the artists involved in the show, and have a drink with us.” Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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JAWS & JURASSIC PARK DOUBLE FEATURE at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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MUSIC
KILLING JOKE play at The Roundhouse! £25, no fees via the Dice App. And some of the Indie Music Meet-Up bunch are planning on going if you need some gig-buddies to go with…
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PLEX / BLEED / THEM – PBT 2 AT CORSICA STUDIOS! Paula Temple (hybrid live set) * Svreca * Xosar (live) * Ancient Methods (live/DJ) * Objekt * The Sprawl (live) [ MUMDANCE, Logos, Shapednoise] * Mick Wills * Peder Mannerfelt (live) * Hodge * Dronelock (live A/V) * Volte-Face * Manni Dee * Chrononautz (live) * Chloe Frieda b2b DEBONAIR * Shelley Parker (live) * Skunkrock * Altar * Luke Handsfree * Waterworks * James Tec * Need a bunch to go with? The London Techno House & Psychedelic Clubbing Meetup are going… Corsica Studios, 4/5 Elephant Road, SE17 1LB
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7th
Saturday
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FILMISH TALK WITH EDWARD ROSS“Lights! Camera! Action! Comics! We’re delighted to announce that Filmish: Comic Book Essays on Film Theory is coming to Gosh! To celebrate we’ve got Edward Ross here to give a talk all about his new book and the history of cinema! Edward Ross will be here on the 7th of November from 7.30 -9pm.” GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Read more about Filmish and other great Self Made Hero titles on our page here!
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8th
Sunday
FILM
RINGU at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
11th
Wednesday
FILM
TOP FILM! DONNIE DARKO at the Prince Charles!
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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KATE LETH (POWER UP, BRAVEST WARRIORS) SIGNING & LIVE PODCAST AT ORBITAL COMICS! From 6pm – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA.
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12th
Thursday
BOOKS
DANIE WARE signs ECKO ENDGAME at Forbidden Planet! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Read more about this and other great titles publishing in November on our recommends page here!
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TIM FISH SIGNING at GOSH COMICS, 5-6pm! Followed by…
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DOUBLE D LAUNCH PARTY WITH EDDIE ARGOS & STEVEN HORRY! “Eddie Argos is the singer in the band Art Brut but he’s also gone and written a comic drawn by the talented  Steven Horry, and there both coming to Gosh! to launch their new Image comics original graphic novel, Double D”! 7-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Read more on Double D and other great Image collections on our page here!
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NOELLE STEVENSON (NIMONA, LUMBERJANES) SIGNING & DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY at Orbital Comics! From 5.30pm – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA. Signing free, attendance at the director’s commentary free with the purchase of one of Noelle’s books.
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NORDIC GIANTS- 7 DEPTHS OF CONSCIOUSNESS – 7pm at Hoxton Hall – £15 + £1.50 Booking Fee – “The post-rock duo Nordic Giants invite you to journey through the depths of human consciousness, from the darkest of political questions to the brink of new human discoveries. Performing live soundtracks to award winning short films…” 130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH. 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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13th
Friday
COMICS
GOSH COMICS’ THOUGHT BUBBLE TRIPLE SIGNING with FAREL DALRYMPLE, JEROME OPENA & RICK REMENDER! 6-7pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
 
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16th
Monday
COMICS
EMMA RIOS & ISABEL GREENBERG SIGNING AND DRINK & DRAW – Co-hosted by Broken Frontier. 6-7pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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STORYTELLING / THEATRE
CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS XANTHE GRESHAM-KNIGHT’S BABA YAGA SHOW!
“Russian super-witch, much maligned deity, uber-goddess or crone…. whichever way you look at it, Baba Yaga, would like to meet you, then eat you. In a night of fairytale for grown-ups, Xanthe Gresham Knight gets us lost in the woods and into the bony hands of granny bandy-legs, the classic hag superior. With one leg made of iron and the other of wood, her transport of choice is a giant pestle and mortar, and her home a spinning house balanced on a pair of yellow chicken legs. Win her fire and with it power over the dark forest…”
Upstairs at the Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE
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17th
Tuesday
MUSIC
CRAFT SPELLS @ BIRTHDAYS – comparisons to New Order… Need a bunch to head along with? Some folk from the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going…
Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road N16 8BJ
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COMEDIAN’S CINEMA CLUB: Audience participation comedy – different films recreated each time; this time it’s RETURN OF THE JEDI! The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** WOLF & MATERIAL VOLUME 1 LAUNCH PARTY WITH ALES KOT, TOM MULLER & WILL TEMPEST at Gosh Comics! 7-9pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR. Read more about WOLF, MATERIAL and other great Image collections on our page here!
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18th
Wednesday
COMICS
‘LIMBO’ LAUNCH & SIGNING WITH DAN WATTERS & CASPAR WIJNGAARD – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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19th
Thursday
BOOKS
TOM TONER launches / signs PROMISE OF THE CHILD at Forbidden Planet! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Read more about this and other great titles publishing in November on our recommends page here!
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20th
Friday
COMICS
GIANT DAYS VOLUME 1 LAUNCH PARTY WITH JOHN ALLISON! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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Marvel’s JESSICA JONES premieres on Netflix! Netflix, your TV / laptop
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MUSIC / CLUB
JOHN PEEL SPECIAL AT HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE LOVED? at the Shacklewell Arms! 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB. And if you need a bunch to go with, the fab Indie Music Meetup group are planning on going. See also David Cavanagh’s biography of the great John Peel – Good Night and Good Riddance – on our July to December Non-Fiction Book picks here!
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21st
Saturday
COMICS
RED THORN ISSUE 1 SIGNING WITH DAVID BAILLIE & MEGHAN HETRICK! “It’s time to brush up on your Scottish Mythology because Red Thorn the new dark fantasy from Vertigo is coming to Gosh! We’ll be joined by creators David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick on the 21st of November from 2-3pm where they’ll be signing Issue 1.” GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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BELDAN SEZEN ‘SNAPSHOTS OF A GIRL’ SIGNING PLUS Q&A DISCUSSION – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING at Camden Underworld! “The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, the UK’s biggest, loudest SteamPUNK band return to their hometown for their biggest headline show of the year.” £12 + 10% booking fee
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STAR SHAPED CLUB AND MAMA PRESENTS DODGY LIVE IN LONDON! (£20 exc fees) Dodgy (Now Tour 2015) + Kissin Kippers Fishin Club + compere Matt Abbott + Star Shaped after party… Need a bunch to head along with? Some folk from the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going… The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
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22nd
Sunday
COMICS
DIY ART MARKET – FESTIVUS –  at Hackney Fleamarket – more details to come…
Hackney Flea Market, Epic Dalston, 13-15 Stoke Newington Rd London, N16 8BH
23rd
Monday
COMICS
LAYDEEZ DO COMICS is back at Gosh! Comics with UNA  and RICHY K CHANDLER! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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WONDERLAND by DAMON ALBARN, MOIRA BUFFINI & RUFUS NORRIS OPENS! “A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, wonder.land is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.”
LE - Wonder.Land
24th
Tuesday
COMICS / AUCTION
LICAF AUCTION OF ORIGINAL COMIC ART at Orbital Comics! (Facebook Event link) “The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and Orbital Comics warmly invite you to an auction of original comic art, featuring works by Charlie Adlard, Mark Buckingham, Ian Churchill, Duncan Fegredo, Dave Gibbons, Junko Mizuno, Sean Phillips, Joost Swarte, Bryan Talbot & many more. With guest speakers/auctioneers Jonathan Ross & Tim Farron”. Proceeds to LICAF. Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA
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LA FEMME @KOKO! £13.75 inc fees… Need a bunch to head along with? Some folk from the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going… ALSO: They were one of Kevin W’s (from the LIMU) Gig Picks earlier in the year – you can check out their tunes / vids on his pick page here!
KoKo, 1a Camden High Street, NW1 7JE
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LONELY THE BRAVE @ ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL! ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL, Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UD. 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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25th
Wednesday
BOOKS
ELIZABETH MAY AND SARAH PINBOROUGH IN CONVERSATION – Q&A AND SIGNING at Blackwell’s Holborn! Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP. Check out also our Author Profile of Sarah Pinborough on Carabas here…
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CRICK CRACK CLUB’S FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN-UPS at The Forge! Last of 2015, it’s musician / storyteller NICK HENNESSEY’S THE RUINED HOUSE OF SKIN…
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BUILT TO SPILL at the Electric Ballroom Camden – One of Al Devey’s Secret Gig Picks! (Click link for more) Support from DISCO DOOM…
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26th Nov to 23rd Dec
FESTIVAL
WINTERVILLE 2015 at VICTORIA PARK! East London’s Alternative / Creative Christmas Festival is back for its second year! We’ve also added in some particular recommends below… Check out also our Festival Profile of Winterville on Carabas here!
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27th
Friday
COMICS
DES TAYLOR’S STAR WARS THEMED ART CLASS – Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA. See also Des Taylor’s SCARLET COUTURE on our Titan Comics Jul-Dec 15 New Titles page!
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BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER AT WINTERVILLE! “The long running club night Bugged Out leaves the techno at home and brings the party tunes to Winterville These famous party animals are taking over the Spiegeltent for four nights and bringing a special guest each week. Every Friday. 7pm doors £5.”
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28th
Saturday
CHESS-BOXING!
YORK HALL CHESSBOXING SPECTACULAR! York Hall,  5 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PJ. Need a bunch to go with? The London Alternative Nightlife group are going along!
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December

2nd
Wednesday
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MEET MARK GATISS AND STEPHEN MOFFAT – ESSENTIAL ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ADVENTURES SIGNING! 6pm – Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
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3rd
Thursday
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MEET THE VIZ TEAM: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SIGNING! 12.30pm – Waterstones Leadenhall Market, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, London, EC3V 1PJ
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Film Pick: BRAZIL showing at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
LE - Brazil
5th
Saturday
CLUBBING
*** SPECIAL CARABAS CHRISTMAS RECOMMEND *** STAR SHAPED CLUB XMAS PARTY WITH SAFFRON FROM REPUBLICA!!! The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
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CLUBBING
BUSY P – 20 YEARS OF PARTY: BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET) + FULGEANCE! – XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AW
Need a bunch to go with? The London Techno House & Psychedelic Clubbing Meetup are going…
LE - Busy P & Basement Jaxx at Xoyo R
6th
Sunday
FILM
Back when it was awesome: TERMINATOR 2 showing at the Prince Charles…
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
8th
Tuesday
COMICS
BENJAMIN MARRA SIGNING AND TALK AT GOSH COMICS! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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9th
Wednesday
BOOKS
MEET IAN HISLOP AND THE PRIVATE EYE TEAM! Waterstones Leadenhall Market, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, London, EC3V 1PJ
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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
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10th
Thursday
COMICS
NOEL CLARKE SIGNS THE TROOP! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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11th
Friday
MUSIC
IDLEWILD  at Koko, Camden – one of Al Devey’s Secret Gig Picks! (Click link for more).
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*** 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
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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
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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
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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
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AVERY HILL PUBLISHING EXHIBITION & CHRISTMAS PARTY! 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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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
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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.
Top one, nice one, sorted.
Need a bunch to head along with? Some folk from the London Indie Music Meet-up bunch are planning on going…
The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD
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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…
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14th
Monday
THEATRE / STORYTELLING
CRICK CRACK CLUB presents A DOUBLE BILL OF FAIRYTALES FOR GROWNUPS with SALLY POMME CLAYTON’s THE WHITE BEAR KING and MARTIN SHAW’s TATTERHOOD! Need a bunch to head along with? The fab ALTERNATIVE NIGHTLIFE group are going!
*** UPDATE: SOLD OUT! ***
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15th
Tuesday
MUSIC
TIME OUT PRESENTS: THE BEST OF RISING STARS 2015 – FEATURING: CARRIE HABER + SONIA LEIGH + BROKEN WITT REBELS + THE CARNABYS + SPECIAL GUEST TBA. £15 – The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG
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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19th
Saturday
FILM
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE PRINCE CHARLES! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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