Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 27th June – 3rd 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 (special shout this week for a fab line-up at the brilliant SRFC!) – which covers those ongoing weekly and monthly happenings…

Enjoy and have a great week!


End June

The East End Film Festival presents GOD’S ACRE! The malevolence of the property ladder takes on a disturbing edge in God’s Acre, JP Davidson’s Bethnal Green set thriller. Malcolm is a boozed up, agoraphobic ex-property developer whose only shot at escaping a cycle of debt is to flip his one remaining property. But when he discovers that the layout doesn’t match the original plans, a dark discovery awaits him. A tale of gentrification meeting a man plunging headfirst into oblivion. Director: JP Davidson. 8.30pm, Rich Mix.
LE - Jun - EEFF Gods Acre
The East End Film Festival presents JACKRABBIT! Both thrillingly ambitious and beautifully lo-fi, Carleton Ranney’s John Carpenter-inflected debut takes place in a future, apocalyptic America. Set decades after an event known as ‘the reset’, life in Sector 6 is dominated by surveillance, teen suicide, and 1980s technology. Brought together by a friend’s suicide and a mysterious hard drive, Max and Simon begin to explore what might lie outside the city limits, and especially a radio tower which might hold the key to bringing down their fascistic overlords. Cloaked in a minimal-synth score by MGMT’s Will Berman, Jackrabbit is a brilliantly atmospheric slice of analogue science fiction. Director: Carleton Ranney. 9.30pm Hackney Picturehouse
LE - Jun - Jackrabbit


Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC) – Social / Talk – Two authors / publishing pros from the SFF genre speaking and drinks and merriment after. “It’s summer, and it’s another bumper edition of your favourite laid-back club. Come and see readings from Laura Lam, Sara Jayne Townsend and Paul Cornell!” *** Facebook event link *** See also Paul C’s latest Graphic Novel and Book on our May Recommends page!
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
CEP - Comica Social Club



East End Film Festival presents THE DARKEST UNIVERSE! Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley follow the BAFTA-nominated Black Pond with an often hilarious, always poignant tale of troubled sibling relationships, alienation and aliens. When his sister Alice and her boyfriend disappear on the canalways of London, Zac desperately sets out to find her. Featuring Joe Thomas and Simon Bird, The Darkest Universe is a brilliantly distinctive, emotive piece of comedic filmmaking, featuring some of Britain’s most exciting young comic actors. Dir. Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe. 6.30pm – Genesis
LE - Jul - The Darkest Universe
East End Film Festival presents NATIVEWhen a signal is received from the other side of the universe, Cane and Eva are dispatched to colonise a distant world. So begins Native, a stylish and cannily directed slice of science fiction. Featuring a powerful turn from Rupert Graves, and with much of the film being shot in East London, Native is a gripping vision of a future hive-mind society, and enduring questions of what it means to be human, and whether we should serve our masters. Dir. Daniel Fitzsimmons. 9pm, Genesis
LE - Jul - Native
East End Film Festival presents WE ARE THE FLESHGrisly, beautiful and frequently bonkers, We Are The Flesh is a fairytale of power, rebirth and fresh meat. Wandering through a ruined city, a young brother and sister discover a building inhabited by a mysterious hermit. Offering them sanctuary, it’s the beginning of a spiritual, visceral journey that offers the possibility of rebirth, in Emiliano Rocha Minter’s utterly distinctive, visually extraordinary kaleidoscope of a debut. Produced by Carlos Reygades and EEFF 2014 Director in Residence Sebastian Hofmann, this may be the work of Latin America’s next great director. Also supported by Mexican heavyweights Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuaron, you’ve never seen anything quite like this. Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter. 9pm, Hackney Picturehouse
LE - Jul - We Are the Flesh
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** AUUDIT with Rebecca, Fred, Maxi and I (Part 5)! [Facebook link] Zigfrid von Underbelly, 11 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, N1 6NU *** FREE *** Fancy it but want to head along with some folk? The London Techno / House / Psychedelic Clubbing Meet-up are going! (In fact they’re DJ-ing!)
East End Film Festival presents LONDON OVERGROUND‘A tiny little map of what is happening now’ is how legendary east London author Iain Sinclair describes the London Overground line, the subject of John Roger’s (Make Your Own Damn Art, EEFF 2012) film following Sinclair and frequent collaborator Andrew Kötting as they traverse the train line on foot. Undertaken for the purposes of Sinclair’s book of the same name, this journey takes place over a year as opposed to the day’s walk written about by Sinclair. But that simply creates space for Sinclair’s fascination with the ‘Ginger Line’ as the ‘spin-drier of capitalism, whirling banknotes around the city…a real moment to look at this city of unreal money’. An engrossing, frequently humorous exploration of a unique mind, and its insights into a changing city. Dir. John Rogers – 3.45, Rio
LE - Jul - London Overground film
East End Film Festival presents THE MACABRE MASONIC MASQUERADE! On the site of the old Bedlam hospital, where crowds once gathered to mock inhabitants, rose a Masonic tabernacle, home to clandestine gatherings and arcane rituals. Fallen into disuse, walled up and derelict, the Grecian Masonic Temple at Liverpool Street lay bereft and forgotten for decades. This summer A Curious Invitation and the East End Film Festival will return to the marbled splendour of the City’s only original Freemasons’ lodge for a macabre night of cabaret, circus and cinema!
LE - Jul - Macabre Masonic Masquerade
STAR SHAPED SUEDE SPECIAL @ The Garage! Need a bunch to head along with? TheIndie Music MU bunch are going! The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
LE - Apr - Star-Shaped Blur Special
East End Film Festival presents ANDROID IN LA LA LAND. An electronic music pioneer famous for his standoffish demeanour, sharp threads and eyeliner, Numan’s journey into the musical wilderness, long undiagnosed Asperger’s, marriage to his biggest fan, and triumphant return is the stuff great movies are made of. A human story with killer songs, Android in La La Land is a film for would be Numanoids everywhere. Director: Steve Read, Rob Alexander. 7.00pm, Genesis
LE - Jul - Gary Numan Android in La La Land



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