This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 10th-16th October!

Carabas This Weeks Event Recommends...

For our full months event recommendations see our London Events page and Regular Events page also – if we’re missing something (your own event or someone else’s) let us know!

Below the first run of events extracted and pasted from our London Events you’ll find the same for this week from our Regular Events page which covers those ongoing weekly and monthly happenings…

Enjoy and have a great week!

 

(Second Week of October)

* 10th, 11th, 13th
Mon, Tue, Thu
FILM
ARRIVAL – Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extraterrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve. BFI Film Festival (Gala). Odeon Leicester Square (10th+11th), Hackney Picturehouse (13th)
Amy Adams (right) as Louise Banks in ARRIVAL by Paramount Pictures
11th
Tue
COMICS
Breakdown Press and Fantagraphics Books present BENJAMIN MARRA & JON CHANDLER SIGNING at Gosh Comics! 6-7pm – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
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* 11th, 12th
Tue, Wed
FILM
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER – A teenage sociopath comes face to face with an evil force in this chilling and darkly humorous adaptation of Dan Wells’ acclaimed cult novel. BFI Film Festival (Cult). Prince Charles, The Ritzy Cinema
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12th
Wednesday
BOOKS
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** FANTASY PANEL WITH DEN PATRICK, JEN WILLIAMS, PETE NEWMAN, FRANCESCA HAIG AND STEPHEN ARYAN – Celebrating the release of the third and final volume in the Erebus Sequence! Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD. Check out our profiles of Den Patrick and Jen Williams on Carabas via the links…
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BEN AARONOVITCH, ANDREW CARTMEL & LEE SULLIVAN SIGNING RIVERS OF LONDON #3.1, BLACK MOULD at Forbidden Planet! Check out also our Author Profile of Ben on Carabas here! 6-7pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
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13th
Thursday
BOOKS
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** THE PEN PINTER PRIZE 2016: MARGARET ATWOOD! “The annual award in memory of Harold Pinter. The 2016 PEN Pinter Prize will be awarded to Margaret Atwood. She will be presented with the prize at this event and will deliver an address. There will also be a reading from her novel The Handmaid’s Tale by actress Elizabeth McGovern. A limited edition booklet containing the presentation will be published by Faber & Faber and available on the night. The prize will be shared with an International Writer of Courage: someone who is active in defence of freedom of expression, often at great risk to their own safety and liberty, selected by Margaret Atwood from a shortlist of international cases supported by English PEN. The co-winner will be announced and will accept their award on the night.” Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
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SPECIAL EVENT
THE FUTURE OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL“Meet a panel of graphic novelists who are pushing the boundaries of their form. In recent years comics and graphic novels have expanded the possibilities of narrative storytelling, and shaken up the literary world. These graphic novelists are finding playful and provocative new ways to tell their stories. The panel includes award-winning Isabel Greenberg, whose most recent graphic novel One Hundred Nights of Hero, is a love story set in dark times and Tom Gauld, whose previous books include You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, and whose most recent book is Mooncop.” The London Literature Festival – Living in Future Times. The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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* 13th, 16th
Thu, Sun
FILM
WITHOUT NAME – A land surveyor has an encounter with the uncanny in Lorcan Finnegan’s creeping and imaginative slice of modern rural gothic. BFI Film Festival (Cult). Curzon Soho (Thu), The Prince Charles (Sat)
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14th
Friday
SPECIAL EVENT
*** CARABAS SPECIAL PICK *** ZUFÄLLIG: What The Future Sounded Like… “Zufällig present a dynamic instrumental soundtrack experience not to be missed. Taking the spirit of the improvised new music of post-war Germany and mixing it with an alternative dance music aesthetic, the group create a future world of sound and texture. Zufällig are Steve Hellier (original founding member of Death in Vegas and sound artist) on modular synth electronics, treatments; Richard Thompson (formerly of Weevil, Swedish Chef) on guitars and FXs; and Will Cleasby on drums.” Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall – The London Literature Festival – Living in Future Times. Lunchtime, 1-2 pm * FREE * The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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BOOKS
CIXIN LIU signs DEATH’S END at Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Check out book 3 Death’s End in HB and book 2 The Dark Forest in PB on our July 2016 Highlights here…
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GIG
MID-LYFE-KRISIS – part of OXJAM 2016! Mid-Lyfe-Krisis first event, hosted as a charitable cause as part of Oxjam Music Festival. Feature’s sounds supplied by four crews: YUNG (AESTHETIC KID, DUCATI BOI, VACANT), MID-LYFE-KRISIS (S.O.Y, JOSSY MITSU), AKITO on behalf of SANS ABSENCE and LIQUID RITUAL (SKIT, KAREFUL, LTHL)! Visuals: IN:EXHALE, CHRIS SPEED! “As this event is free entry and for charity, there will be donation buckets on the night for any contributions.” Cafe 1001, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. #Charitable #Free 
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GIG
Bad Vibrations present THE WANDS at The Shacklewell Arms with REVREVREV! “WHO: Psych wizards from Denmark. FOR FANS OF: The Orange Revival, Magic Castles, Camera. MUST LISTEN TRACK: Faces. WHY YOU NEED TO SEE THEM: While some psychedelia leaves you hazy, The Wands’ sinister sound will have you looking over your shoulder.” And some folk from the Indie Music Meet-Up bunch are heading along… The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB #FREE
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CLUBBING
KRYDER & TOM STAAR at the Ministry of Sound! “Kryder and Tom Staar combine forces as the Cartel, returning for a second B2B outing exactly twelve months on from last year’s debut.” Loads more DJ’s inc Rebecca and Talib of the London Techno, House & Psychedelic Meet-up who are going if you want a bunch to head along with! Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London
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15th
Saturday
BOOKS
ZEN CHO, PAUL CORNELL AND CASSANDRA KHAW SIGN AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. Also check out our Author Profile of Paul Cornell on Carabas here!
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SPECIAL EVENT
CHINESE SCI-FI WITH CIXIN LIU AND XIAOLU GUO (The London Literary Festival – Living in Future Times) 2pm – 3.15pmWeston Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall, The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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SPECIAL EVENT
IRAQI SCI-FI WITH HASSAN BLASIM“See visions of Iraq’s future, 100 years from the 2003 invasion. A group of Iraqi writers have projected their imaginations out to 2103, a century on from the 2003 American- and British-led invasion that ravaged their already battle-scarred homeland. Will the fallout from so many years of conflict extend into the next century, or will the decades between now and then be defined by repair and rebirth? Will sectarian struggles intensify still further, or might Iraq finally have escaped chaos and found its own peace a hundred years down the line? These questions are explored in Iraq+100, a new anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Hassan Blasim, the award-winning author of The Iraqi Christ. At this talk, Blasim is joined by a number of the anthology’s contributors to discuss the fate of Iraq, and the power of fiction as a lens through which one may envision the future.” (The London Literature Festival – Living in the Future) 4pm – 5.15pm – Weston Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall, The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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SPECIAL EVENT
SOUTH AFRICAN SCI-FI WITH LAUREN BEUKES (The London Literature Festival – Living in the Future) “In a rare London event, Beukes reads her fiction and talks about the relationship between the present and the future. Does fiction help us glimpse what comes next? What does the future hold for women and girls? And are we entering a different time-space-continuum of complexity?” Weston Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall. 6pm – The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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BOOKS
*** Not the Booker at the Big Green Bookshop!!!
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FILM
BORN IN FLAMES – Lizzie Borden’s provocative feminist sci-fi returns to our screens and has lost none of its power. BFI Film Festival (Treasures). 5.45. Update – Sold Out!
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OXJAM WORLDWIDE MUSIC“This October is Oxjam worldwide music! a live music and performance event to showcase the communities upcoming talents, there will be music from a variety of different genres to suit everyone! dance shows, raffles and on the night sign up to perform at open mic!. This is a charitable event to raise money for Oxfam donating to people in poverty, whilst bringing everyone together, having fun doing so!” 7.30-11pm – Map studio cafe, 46 Grafton Road, NW5 3DU – £5
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FILM
PHANTASM (Remastered) – A brand new 4K restoration of the 1970s horror cult classic, brought to us by devoted superfan J.J. ABRAMS! BFI Film Festival (Treasures / Films in Experimenta / Cult) 9pm – Picturehouse Central, 20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 7DH
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* 15th, 16th
Sat, Sun
FILM
THE VOID – Terror unfolds inside a deserted hospital in this nightmarish throwback to old-school creature features and practical monster FX. BFI Film Festival (Cult). Picturehouse Central, Sat. BFI Southbank, Sun – update Sold Out!
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* 15th, 16th
Sat, Sun
HACKNEY WONDERLAND! “Since 2014 the people behind the iconic Cherry Cola Club in partnership with Jack Daniels and Spotify have hosted the best indoor music festival in the UK. Hackney Wonderland Music Festival has been treating London to some of the most prestigious and up and coming bands around. Always highly recommended by NME ,Time Out and London on the Inside as one of the must go and see new music festivals. 2016’s incredible line up promises to be our best year yet spread across 5 of London’s best live music venues all within a few minutes walk from each other.” Fancy it but want a bunch to go with? The London Alternative Nightlife MU are heading along! Various venues
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16th
Sun
SPECIAL EVENT
IS SCI-FI A FEMALE INVENTION? “A panel of writers discuss whether women authors were the true pioneers of the genre. Naomi Alderman, Yasmin Khan and Lauren Beukes look across an international range of science fiction and discuss whether sci-fi was a female invention.” Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall – The London Literature Festival – Living in Future Times. The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Check out The Power and Zombie’s Run by Naomi Alderman on Carabas here…
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Regular Events

Tue, Wed
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 8pm, repeated the same time on Wednesday
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Tue
Liars’ League – Storytelling… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP – Writers write stories, actors read them – you get to enjoy! October: “Flesh & Bone. In the run-up to Hallowe’en, the League presents a clutch of spinetingling stories to make your bones rattle and your flesh creep…”
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Wed
GOSH!P – Gosh Comic Readers – Social / Love of: Comics – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – Comic book discussion group to chat about their books of the month – normally one mainstream and one small press… Drinks after.
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