This Week’s Alternative Guide to London – 8th-14th 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!

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!


Pop-Up Screen’s presents: STAND BY ME! Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street London EC2V 7HH *** ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE ‘CARABAS’ AND GET A 20% DISCOUNT ON SINGLE OR PAIRS OF TICKETS!!! ***
Stand by Me
AN EVENING OF FANTASY WITH EDWARD COX, JAMES BARCLAY, AND JON WALLACE at Blackwell’s High Holborn! “Blackwell’s High Holborn are thrilled to be hosting an evening of endings and beginnings as Edward Cox concludes his series with The Watcher of Dead Time, whileJames Barclay starts anew with Heart of Granite. Both featuring the battleground and fantastic military fantasy, they will be joined by Jon Wallace whose newest book Rig concludes his own stunning trilogy. Join us for a discussion of these exciting new titles, followed by a Q&A with all three authors. Tickets are completely free, so don’t miss out on a packed evening of Sci-Fi and Fantasy from Gollancz.” *** FREE *** 6.30-8.30pm – Blackwell’s, 50-51 High Holborn, WC1V 6EP
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Pop-Up Screen’s presents: DEADPOOL! Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street London EC2V 7HH *** ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE ‘CARABAS’ AND GET A 20% DISCOUNT ON SINGLE OR PAIRS OF TICKETS!!! ***
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***Goldsboro Books host FANTASY IN THE COURT 2016! “This annual event celebrates Fantasy and Science Fiction and is an informal gathering for fans of this genre to meet the best fantasy and science fiction writers published today.” Authors attending: Mark de Jager, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Mike Brooks, Lucy Hounsom, Genevieve Cogman, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Vic James, Claire North, M R CAREY, Maria Lewis, Liz de Jager, John Gwynne, Tom Lloyd, A J Smith, Jason Arnopp, Rob Boffard, Paul M.M. Cooper, DEN PATRICK, Al Robertson, EDWARD COX, Sebastien de Castell, Angela Slatter, JEN WILLIAMS, Tom Toner, JAMES BARCLAY, Robert Dickinson, Matthew Blakstad, Brian Catling, Gemma Todd, Sue Tingey, TOM POLLOCK, STEPHANIE SAULTER, Lisa Tuttle, Adrian Selby, Jamie Sawyer, REBECCA LEVENE, JP Smythe, LAVIE TIDHAR, Scott K Andrews. Tickets £5 – Goldsboro Books, 23-25 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ *** CLICK BOLDED AUTHORS WITH HYPERLINKS TO CHECK OUT OUR PROFILES OF THEM ON CARABAS – USE OUR SEARCH BOX FOR WORKS BY THE OTHER GREAT AUTHORS ATTENDING – WE’VE SOMETHING HERE FOR MOST OF THEM! ***
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*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** SHAKESPEARE VS. CTHULHU LAUNCH AND SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET! 1-2 pm – Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR. See our August Highlights for more and the contributor list!
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Laydeez Do Comics – Social / Creative: Comics – The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT – Usually 2nd or 3rd Monday: check their site for changes and special events and more details
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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Liars’ League – Storytelling… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP – Writers write stories, actors read them – you get to enjoy!
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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.
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Staying in? Why not check out our Music Articles and Gig / Band Reviews

Or have a read of our Book articles / recommends or extracts of top book picks

Or maybe DISCOVER some great authors, bands, sites and events on our Discover page here!