Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 23rd-29th May!

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!

As ever 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!


KILIMANJARO Presents JULIA JACKLIN @ The Forge Camden! “Australian crooner Julia Jacklin layers her delicate, swoon-inducing vocal over woozy guitar lines in 3 minute cuts of 60’s indebted folk. She’s been gigging her breezy, melodically driven tracks for the last couple of years, and after leaving practically everyone at SXSW in love with her expansive tones, she’s announced that her debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win will be released later this year.” The Forge, 3-7 Delancey St, London NW1 7NL. Need a bunch to go with? The London Indie Music Meet-up are heading along!
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GOSH & BROKEN FRONTIER PRESENT DRINK & DRAW! With Krent Able, SJ Harris and Danny Noble… 6.30 pm meeting at GOSH COMICS (1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR) then onto the Brewdog on Poland St at 7 pm
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THE CRICK CRACK CLUB presents: TRICKSTER @ Rich Mix – Performance storytelling with TUUP, Nell Phoenix, & Clare Muireann Murphy. “Sly fox, wiley coyote, mischievous hare and Ananse the original spider man… The Trickster is everywhere… Through grown-up fairytale, folktale and rumour, three fabulous storytellers, TUUP, Nell Phoenix, and Clare Muireann Murphy lead is into the comical, unpredictable and downright dangerous world of the Trickster, in all its many disguises.” Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
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Parallel Lines presents CATE LE BON at the Oval Space! Plus special guests. “The last we heard of Cate Le Bon she was making trippy psych-rock with White Fence’s Tim Presley, but now the Welsh crooner announces her next sonic pursuit, Crab Day. Described by Le Bon as a “coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up”, it’s set to be another weird and wonderful introspective of the songstress’ ingenious ramblings.” Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT. Need a bunch to go with? The London Indie Music Meet-up are heading along!
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PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE WITH HOTLINE TROPICS AT SURYA! Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, N1 9JL. Check out our Profile of the fab PftW on Carabas here!
CPP - Penny for the Workhouse
* 27th – 29th
* Fri to Sunday
MCM COMIC CON at Excel London, Victoria Docks! Excel Centre London
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*** SPECIAL CARABAS RECOMMEND ***AUUDIT @ ZIGFRID: Tech Prog House with DJ’s Fred Asquith! Avi Chowdhury! Maxi Feel Ya! & Rebecca Grant! Zigfrid von Underbelly, 11 HOXTON SQUARE LONDON N1 6NU
The Prince Charles presents: their 1994 ALL-NIGHTER! PULP FICTION!! LEON!!! TRUE LIES! DUMB AND DUMBER! CLERKS!!! SPEED!
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WHIRL-Y-GIG GLOBAL DISCO! “Whirl-Y-Gig embodies the spirit of community in a carnival atmosphere. Bathed in rainbow rippling lights and wrapped in exotic décor, it is a spectacular festival of delights for people of all ages and places.” Camden Centre, Opp Kings Cross St Pancras, Rd., WC1H 9AU
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MUTE ELEPHANT Presents: SPACE Live @ The 100 Club! Plus Very Special Guest… James Atkin (EMF)! The 100 Club, Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
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JOOF EDITIONS at Koko! Room 1: John 00 Fleming * Astrix * Steve Arnold – Room 2: Dancelove Hub with Jon Cockle, Neill Moore & Sachin, Neutrino, N-Kore, Lauren Lyon, Fin, Pete Untitled. And the fab London Techno-House-Psychedelic Clubbing Meet-Up are going… Koko, 1A Camden Hight Street, NW1 7JE
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DIY CULTURES 2016: ZINES, COMICS, ALTERNATIVE DAY FESTIVAL! Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA *** Our Highlights:
Film programme (total running time: 1 hour, screenings at
12:30pm, 1:30pm and 4:30pm in Venue 1 on 4th floor): including A SAFE HARBOUR – a short documentary about Somali sailors in Cardiff – by our old mate Leyla Bile! (Twitter Link)
5.30pm DIY Sci-Fi: Palestine Comics, Imperialism in Space, Sufi Sci-fi, Decadence Comics, Short films
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BSFA Open Meeting – non-members welcome. Last Wednesday usually (check) – Talk / Social: Sci-Fi – The Artillery Arms (upstairs), 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND – Interview with author and social gathering – non-members welcome and free! *** This month: Justina Robson! ***
Comica Social – Last Wednesday – Social: Comics – The Central Bar,The Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX – Free gathering for those who love comics – 6-10pm
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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!