This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 11-17th July!

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!


The Cartoon Museum’s GREAT BRITISH GRAPHIC NOVEL Exhibition comes to an end on 24th July – get it in you diary now to avoid missing out!
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND*** EXTINCTION – EXTENSION Exhibition by OSCHE! “We are excited to announce a solo exhibition “Exctinction / Extension” of fresh works on canvas and new prints by street-artist Otto Schade AKA Osch. As the Anonymous flyers reveals he will be giving us the best of both his signature styles: the unraveling tape-ball and the sunset.” Check out our Artist Profile of Otto Schade on Carabas here! Westbank Gallery, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Westway, W10 5XL. Ends 13th July.
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MICHAEL MOORCOCK IN CONVERSATION WITH SAM LEITH at Blackwell’s High Holborn! “Blackwell’s are thrilled to be welcoming Michael Moorcock into the shop, to celebrate not only his newest book The Whispering Swarm, but also the gorgeous new covers for his classics, Mother London, King of the City, and London Bone. Michael will be in conversation with Sam Leith, author of You Talkin’ to Me and contributor to The Spectator, followed by an audience Q&A session. Tickets are free and open to all, but please book in advance – we look forward to seeing you on the day!” Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP. Need a bunch to go with? The London Science Fiction Book Club are going!
*** Join us after for our own ALTERNATIVE DRINKS event! ***
CB - Go - May - Mother LondonCB - Go - Jun - King of the CityCB - Go - Jun - London BoneCB - Go - Jul - The Whispering Swarm
DAVE MCKEAN AT THE HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION! “Join legendary illustrator, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean as he talks to the Observer’s Rachel Cooke and Imperial War Museum curator Richard Slocombe about his astonishing new graphic novel and performance,Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. (co-commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival)” House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH *** UPDATE: Now sold out ***
*** Join us after for our own ALTERNATIVE DRINKS event! ***
CG - DH - Oct - Black Dog
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Our own humbly awesome event – Social / Creative / Love of: all the good stuff on here! See our Our Events page for details!
Alternative Drinks
HARDWARE presented by Tom Huddleston with Simon Boswell at the Prince Charles! The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY. And if you want a bunch to head along with the fab Mostly Harmless SFF bunch are going!
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16th – 17th
Saturday – Sunday
SPECIAL MENTION: THE ASTOLAT HEMA OPEN 2016! HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts. It’s not dressing up or reenactment but the competitive practice of historical combat with the longsword, sword and buckler and sword and dagger. Competitor’s places are taken – but what a spectator sport! We gather spectator tickets are just £5. Taking place at Broadwater School Sports Centre, Broadwater Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3BW. (If interested in studying medieval swordfighting check our profiles of dedicated London groups here!)
LE - Jul - Astolat HEMA Open 2016
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** THE WHITECROSS STREET PARTY & THE RISE OF THE NON-CONFORMISTS! *** “The Rise of the Non Conformists is a very unusual exhibition which breaks most social norms and expectations. At previous shows we’ve had a comic-book ton weight anvil floating in the sky; a monster-sized pencil scribbling on buildings and a sniper hiding in a fake window. Some of the most intriguing and important urban artists have been free to rise to the occasion in the environment they best excel in – the street. This years artists will paint through out the day of the party; the final artworks will be exhibited along Whitecross Street in ‘The Rise of the Non Conformists’ exhibition until 16 September 2016.”
LE - Jul - White Cross Street Party
CG - TT - Jul - Judge Dredd The Cursed Earth Uncensored
V FOR VENDETTA talk at the CARTOON MUSEUM“Join Dr Monica Walker, member of the HLF Funded Comic Creators Team, for a ten-minute talk highlighting key works from the museum’s collection.” V for Vendetta today at noon and 3pm. Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH
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DEEP SEA SUMMER TERRACE PARTY @ EGG! Mark Fanciulli (Rejected / Saved Records) * Igluu (Magna Carta) * Lola (UK) (Mischief!) * Michal MisTech (SOLU) * Martin Eweek (SOLU) * Will Judge * Gregory Mason * Louis Costa (Mischief!) – The Egg, 200 York Way, N7 9AX. Fancy it but want to head along with some folk? The London Techno / House / Psychedelic Clubbing Meet-up are going!
LE - Jul - Deep Sea Summer Terrace Party



Tue, Wed
Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 8pm, repeated the same time on Wednesday. This month: Gay Manga – Alex Fitch talks to artists Ilya, Inko, Chie Kutsuwada and Emma Vieceli about gay representation in manga and Japanese style comics, including the phenomenon of Yaoi, titles that have inspired them, and LGBT characters in their own work. Recorded at Graphic Brighton 2015, University of Brighton. 8pm Tuesday 12th July, repeated 9am Wednesday 13th July 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at podcast after broadcast at
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Liars’ League – Storytelling… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP – Writers write stories, actors read them – you get to enjoy! This month: GENIUS & MADNESS!
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Our own humbly awesome event – Social / Creative / Love of: all the good stuff on here! See our Our Events page for details!
GOSH!P – Gosh Comic Readers – Social / Love of: Comics – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – Comic book discussion group to chat about their books of the month – normally one mainstream and one small press… Drinks after.
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Scared to Dance – Second Saturday (also last) – Club Night: Indie – MOUSTACHE BAR, 58 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, N16 7XB – Bi-monthly club night in East London playing indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.
CEP - Scared to Dance


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