Find listings and features on London’s alternative scenes, including Art, Club, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, Think & Wild Cards. Here you’ll find out about the latest shows in town and try something a little bit different.
Programmed with sociologist Akwugo Emejulu, Fugitive Feminism is a five-day convening of artists, activists and academics focusing on the subject of contemporary Black feminist politics.
Running from: Wed 18 - Sun 22 Jul.
Whose interests, experiences and perspectives are contained in the dominant conceptions of gender? What possibilities are created when Black women abandon gender? This five-day meeting of artists, activists and academics examine the impossibility of Black women’s claims to womanhood and the new spaces that are created by a politics of refusal.
Wed, 18/07/2018 - 18:30
£6 - £8
for a series of talks, film, performance and workshops.
Nico and Valerie Solanas – Warhol’s muse and would-be assassin – meet, in this black comedy about fame, failure and firearms.
The Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1968. Nico, German actress and singer with The Velvet Underground is waiting to shoot her role in Andy Warhol’s latest movie and for her lover, Jim Morrison, when her room is invaded by Valerie Solanas, radical feminist and would-be Warhol assassin. A duel to the death begins…
One hundred years since women got the vote, and thirty years since Valerie and Nico died, Fireraisers present a reimagining of two female pop culture icons at the epicentre of ‘60s cool battling for control of their own destinies.
A tongue-in-cheek pop opera about a girl called Nele. It's a rags-to-morerags story of a magnificent failure in love, life, and a so-called pop career.
Running from: Wed 18 - Sat 21 Jul.
A Belgian popstar moves to London to steal the job of British popstars. Luckily, austerity is there to stop her. The Popstar is a girl called Nele who turns her life into a big international mess because she wants to be famous on the other side of the English Channel.
Nele Needs A Holiday is a dramatic songwriter based in Brussels and London – for as long as it lasts. After releasing two albums, she decided to write a musical theatre show about the unfortunate encounters she has with her own ambition.
A day of celebration, noise and action. A day of joy, love, solidarity and resistance as we stand together in celebration of the diverse communities which make up our great city.
Women’s March London invite you to #BringTheNoise to broadcast to the world that we stand together for Justice, Equality and Peace. Bring pots and pans; bring drums; bring musical instruments; bring your voices. Take those pots and pans from the domestic space of home into the public space of politics - their purpose transformed for participation, engagement and joyful noise as together we bring Cacerolazo - ‘Casserole protest’ - to the heart of the city.
Grab a bucket & spade for an alternative British summertime experience! From nostalgic tradition to tongue-in-cheek kitsch, celebrate the world off duty through workshops, experiences & performances.
Vintage Seaside Sing-a-long with Mr Carradine
Gather around the ‘Old Joanna’ and take part in a good old fashioned knees up! From Cockney classics to music hall medleys, sing your heart out and capture the spirit of traditional end-of-the-pier entertainment. Too shy to join in? Enjoy hearing Mr Tom Carradine perform at his piano, a star of London’s vintage cabaret scene and sell-out shows at Wilton’s Music Hall. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!
Come to the grand final of Lipsync 1000, London's fiercest drag battle following ten weeks of sensational heats at East London's famous drag hothouse, The Glory.
It's 'Lipsync 1000 Grand Final 2018' London's, no the UK's, no Europe's wildest drag queen battle, Lipsync 1000 comes to a roaring close in the bad-ass finale, and this year The Glory has super-sized it by holding it at The Clapham Grand. A 1000+ capacity victorian variety theatre. It's showtime! Presided over of course by The Glory's very own Queen of The Lips, Jonny Woo with a panel of A-list celebrity judges including The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss and TV glamour puss Grace Dent.
Celebrate the launch of the fantastic new Film Issue from Magma Poetry with readings of new poetry created to explore the point and passion of film.
Magma Poetry magazine aims to bring the very best of contemporary poetry to people through exciting events and beautiful publications.
Tonight, look back through the lens at cinema as Magma Poetry explore the influence of one on the other, with poems, articles, and films to view online.
There will be screenings of selected film poem submissions plus some specially commissioned for this issue from the Festival of Creative Learning at the University of Edinburgh, and, of course, readings from featured poets.
There will be a pay bar and Magma magazines for sale.
For one night only, visitors will be transported back to the last years of the 20th century, in an interactive evening of retro nostalgia.
Picking up on the popularity of 90s-themed parties, Highlight Nation hopes to strike the perfect balance between an art event and music night, making this exhibition a truly multimedia affair.