This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 22nd-28th August!

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!

Enjoy and have a great week!


LAYDEEZ DO COMICS @GOSH!  7.30-9pm with Henny Beaumont and Nick Abadzis! GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
GOSH! AND BROKEN FRONTIER PRESENTS DRINK AND DRAW AUGUST! “It’s time for Drink & Draw with our friends at Broken Frontier! On Tuesday, August 23rd we have special guests Emix Regulus, Jade Sarson, Lando, and Stathis Tsemberlidis.” GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR
Gosh LogoCP - Broken Frontier
Bad Vibrations presents EXPLODED VIEW (ANIKA) at The Shacklewell Arms! + Special Guests. “Formed of Crocodile producer Martin Thulin, Hugo Quezada from Robota, and Jessy Bulbo’s Hector Melgarejo, the quartet is completed by journalist-turned-musician Anika. Taking her krautrock origins and spun them into a danceable cut of bleeps, heavy snares and glitchy melodies doused in reverb, recent single Orlando is a sound to behold.” Need a bunch to go with? The London Indie Music Meet-up are heading along! £10 via the Dice app. From 8pm. The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** THE ARTHUR C CLARKE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS at Foyles! “The six shortlisted books in the running to receive the prize of 2016 and a commemorative engraved bookend are:
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton)
Europe at Midnight – Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
The Book of Phoenix – Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton)
Arcadia – Iain Pears (Faber & Faber)
Way Down Dark – J.P. Smythe (Hodder & Stoughton)
Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
Join us at this very special evening as we raise a glass to the winner of the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Complimentary drinks & nibbles will be available.
The Auditorium, Foyles, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
Tickets: £13.00 includes a complimentary drink & nibbles.
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Bird On The Wire present THE WEATHER STATION and GUN OUTFIT at the Shacklewell Arms! “Fronted by Canadian actress and musician Tamara Linderman, The Weather Station bring their gracious and grounding folk to London after the release of last year’s Loyalty. Joined by The Gun Outfit, Linderman and her troupe hit the UK for this special show at The Shacklewell Arms. You won’t want them to leave.” Need a bunch to go with? The London Indie Music Meet-up are heading along! £10 via the Dice App. The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB
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25th – 29th
FRIGHT FEST 2016! VUE West 12 Shopping and Leisure Centre, Shepherds Bush Green London W12 8PP
LE - Aug - Frightfest 2016
Pop-Up Screen’s presents: THE BREAKFAST CLUB! Manor House Gardens, Taunton Road Hither Green SE13 5SU *** ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE ‘CARABAS’ AND GET A 20% DISCOUNT ON SINGLE OR PAIRS OF TICKETS!!! ***
The Breakfast Club
ANGELA SLATTER SIGNS VIGIL at Forbidden Planet! See more on this title and other great Jo Fletcher Books titles on our page here… Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR.
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND ***AUUDIT @ ZIGFRID: Tech Prog House with DJ’s Fred Asquith! Avi Chowdhury! Maxi Feel Ya! & Rebecca Grant! The fab London Techno-House-Psychedelic Clubbing Meet-Up are going if you’re looking for people to head along with… Zigfrid von Underbelly, 11 HOXTON SQUARE LONDON N1 6NU
SAFARI FESTIVAL 2016“Safari Festival is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place over one Saturday at the end of August, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics, and for attendees to experience the best of UK comics’ avant-garde.” 11am to 6pm, Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY. *** Amazing list of artists / exhibitors: click the link for full details ***
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