This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 3rd-9th 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!

 

4th
Tuesday
GIG
ST ETIENNE PLAY A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW  AT HEAVEN! * Second date added due to huge demand * Heaven, 9 The Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG
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GIG
ALL THEM WITCHES at The Scala! Support from the Great Machine… Want some folk to g0 with? There’s a bunch from the Indie Music Meet-Up bunch heading along… The Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
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5th-16th
* Wed-Mon
* FESTIVAL
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** The London Literature Festival – Living in Future Times! The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. See below for particular recommends…
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5th
Wednesday
GIG
ST ETIENNE PLAY A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW  AT HEAVEN! * Second date added due to huge demand * Heaven, 9 The Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG
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COMICS
PETE MILLIGAN signs DISCIPLINE at Forbidden Planet! (Image Comics) – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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* 5th, 6th
* Wed, Thu
FILM
INTO THE FOREST / Dans la forêt – Two young boys take a nightmarish trip to the forest in this supernaturally tinged thriller from Gilles Marchand. BFI Film Festival (Cult) * BFI Southbank (Sold Out!), Cine Lumiere
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6th
Thursday
COMICS
CHRIS BECKETT signs DAUGHTER OF EDEN at Forbidden Planet! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
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ART!VIST UK & Afro Futures UK present COSMIC ASHOKE! “Travelling from an unknown past to unseen futures, Cosmic Ashoke will explore the rhythm of afro-futuristic poetry, music and micro-lectures through unique visual and auditory experiences.” Features sets from Juice Aleem, Caleb Femi, affiejam, Jolade Olusanya and Nicky Norton. £10 plus booking fees. 7.30 – Spirit Level (Blue Room) at Royal Festival Hall. The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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SPECIAL EVENT
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** MARGARET ATWOOD DISCUSSES HER RE-IMAGINING OF THE TEMPEST, HAG-SEED at the Royal Festival Hall! The London Literature Festival – Living in Future Times. The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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COMICS
THE TIME MACHINE – read by Christopher Eccleston, Emma Hamilton and Nikki Amuka-Bird! Text adapted by Claire Allfree, Directed by Artistic Director of WordTheatre®, Cedering Fox. The London Literature Festival – Living in Future Times. The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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GIG
Parallel Lines presents MITSKI at The Dome! Want some folk to g0 with? There’s a bunch from the fab Indie Music Meet-Up bunch heading along! *** Update: Sold out! ***
The Dome, Tufnell Park, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 1HL
* 6th, 7th, 11th
Thu, Fri, Tue
FILM
A MONSTER CALLS – Patrick Ness’ hugely popular book is brought to life, as a young boy’s vast imagination enables him to see wonder beyond his tough circumstances. BFI Film Festival (Gala). Odeon Leicester Square (Thu, Fri), Hackney Picturehouse (Tue)
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7th
Friday
SPECIAL EVENT
THE AGE OF BOWIE“A panel of experts and authors celebrate and explore Bowie’s life and legacy, including biographer Paul Morley, the author of The Age of Bowie (on our Carabas July Book Highlights!): How David Bowie Made a World of Difference and Tiffany Murray, editor of the anthology Fill Your Heart: Writers on Bowie.” * FREE * The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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CLUBBING
TECH-HOUSE @EGG –  DENNIS CRUZ, JESS BAYS, RAFFL FL & MARTIN ILKIN + AUUDIT B2B SET! “It’s the Ibiza closing party, meaning it’ll be full of big summer tunes and good feels. Plus – Your favourite resident DJs Electra Nyx and simplyFREd are going B2B in the loft from 2.30am! The headline DJs are Dennis Cruz; Raffa Fl; Martin Ikin; Jess Bays.” Need a bunch to go with? The London Techno / House / Psychedelic Clubbing Meet-up are heading along! Egg London, 200 York Way, Kings Cross, N7 9AP
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8th
Saturday
BOOKS
*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND *** NATIONAL BOOK DAY! From the Bookseller Magazine: “The Booksellers Association is holding the first Bookshop Day for the UK and Ireland on Saturday 8th October and it will also continue its Books Are My Bag campaign, now in its fourth year. Bookshops are being encouraged to host special parties, events and book-signings to mark Bookshop Day and the start of the crucial autumn selling season. Bookshop Day will replace the Big Bookshop parties that booksellers were previously encouraged to hold in the run-up to Christmas. The new date closely follows a big day in the publishing calendar: Thursday 6th October, when several big autumn titles are released” Location: Your local bookshop! More: The Express.co.uk
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FILM
LIAM YOUNG & FOREST SWORDS PRESENT IN THE ROBOT SKIES: “The world premiere of speculative architect Liam Young and acclaimed electronic producer Forest Swords’ audio-visual tour, In the Robot Skies, the first science fiction film to be shot entirely through autonomous pre-programed drones.” 7pm. BFI IMAX, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR. *** Double Bill discount ticket with DJ Yoda’s History of Gaming (below) available also from the box office… ***
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*** CARABAS TOP RECOMMEND *** DJ YODA premieres his History of Gaming at the Imax as part of the London Film Festival!!! Produced in conjunction with Gamer Disco – 9.30pm. BFI IMAX, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR *** Double Bill discount ticket with In The Robot Skies (above) available also from the box office… ***
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8th
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FILM
THE POSSESSED – Four artists’ films which reflect on the possession, embodiment and channelling of other characters and personalities, from Helen Mirren to a VR medieval hunchback. BFI Film Festival (Shorts / Films in Experimenta) – BFI Southbank
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CLUB
DO U REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME? Old school indie club night in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support Fund. Tickets in advance only, £6. #Charity The Apples And Pears Bar, 26 Osborn Street, E1 6TD, London
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FILM
THE NOONDAY WITCH / Polednice – A single mother must protect her daughter from a mysterious spectral figure in this modern retelling of an old Czech folk tale. BFI Film Festival (Cult) * ICA, Curzon Soho
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9th
Sunday
Crick Crack Club presents KALI by Emily Hennessey with Sheema Mukherjee on sitar! The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
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* 9th, 11th
Sun, Tue
FILM
PSYCHONAUTS, THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN – Psiconautas, los niños olvidados – Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy. BFI Film Festival (Cult) * Prince Charles, The Ritzy Cinema
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 Regular London Events

Tue
Distraction Club – Comedy – THE PHOENIX, 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP – Mitch Benn et al’s A-list comedy night!
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Wed
Process – Gosh Comic Creators – Social / Creative: Comics – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – Monthly comic creators workshop/discussion group
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