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53 unmissable things happening in London this week

Posted at 11:30 am, March 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife

[Feeling Spring-ish. Virjen_P]

Happy St Paddy’s Day guys! Check out our lovely list to keep yourself entertained today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All week

A dance with a view: Silent Disco at The View from The Shard.

Enjoy the festival of colours from the safety of a party pod: The House of Holi, Devonshire Square.

Woop! Woop! It’s still Women’s History Month!


Make mine a Guinness: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the Water Poet or any of these other Irish pubs.

The BBC found Sasquatch: Shooting Bigfoot at Frontline Club, Paddington.

Smoooooth jazz: Monday Night Jam Session And Jazz Workshop at The Hideaway, Streatham.

From one poet to another: John Hegley at Keats House, Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon.

Gigs: Cults at Village Underground, Spitalfields; Fringe Magnetic at Vortex, Dalston and 26 more.


From Ancient Egypt & Africa to Britain: A Fusion of Worlds opens at the Wilkins Building, Euston.

Hello Vogueing, meet Yoga: Throw shapes at Voga, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

Jerry Brotton, Lisa Jardine and Grayson Perry talk Objects as Evidence of Themselves at Sir John Soane’s Museum.

A whole new newscape: Learn how Digital Natives are Redefining News at the Frontline Club, Paddington.

Take a sprightly choir course: Spring Chirp at The Pullens Centre, Elephant & Castle.

Gigs: Editors at Roundhouse, Camden; Jean Toussaint at Ronnie Scott’s, Soho; The Notwist at Village Underground, Shoreditch; and 33 more.


Pig out at Porky’s rib eating contest, Man vs Ribs, Camden.

Get your geek on at this week’s Nerd Nite London talk, Paper Dress Vintage, Old Street.

Learn about Secrets from the Soul: The Cutting Tradition, The Grant Museum of Zoology, Fitzrovia.

All hands on gluesticks:  Head to a Creative Taster for Adults on Pop Art Collage, the Fashion and Textile Museum, London Bridge.

Inspired by the movie? Make LEGO Robots at Drink Shop & Do, King’s Cross.

Or, head on a Historic Almshouse Tour at the Geffrye Museum, Hoxton.

Gigs: The Excitements, Jazz Café, Camden; Gabrielle at Indigo, Tower Hamlets; Temple Songs at The Sebright Arms, Haggerston; and 33 more.


Live the Wes Anderson dream: Secret Cinema: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barbican.

Get switched on at lecture Plug in Your Brain: The Examined Life, the University of Westminster.

Foray into femininity at the Spirit of Womanhood ExhibitionGallery@oxo, Waterloo.

Hearing and healing: Discover what links Music and MedicineThe Academy Of Medical Sciences, Marylebone.

Get your stitch on at the Creative Knitting Drop-in at the Hackney Museum.

Watch an Illustrated Talk on London’s Myths & Legends, the Guildhall Library, Clerkenwell.

Have a laugh with the littl’uns at Comedy Club 4 Kids, Fortismere School, East Finchley.

Gigs: Bassekou Kouyaté And Ngoni Ba at the Union Chapel, Highbury; Maximo Park at The Forum, Kentish Town; We Are Scientists at Shepherd’s Bush Empire; and 47 more.

Other Ideas

See this week’s best new art: RCA Secret at the Royal College of Art, Battersea; Welcome to Iraq at the South London Gallery, Peckham; Renaissance Impressions at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly; and 17 more.

Film: Enjoy new releases ‘Under the Skin‘, ‘The Zero Theorem‘, or ‘Back To The Garden‘.

Catch the month’s best theatre: ‘Urinetown‘ at the St James Theatre; ‘Blithe Spirit‘ at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue; ‘I Can’t Sing‘ at the London Palladium, Oxford Circus; or six more.

Tickle your funnybone: Jack Whitehall Gets Around, The O2 (Mon); Julian Clary – Canned Clary, St James Studio (Thurs); or Norman Lovett – Old and New, Leicester Square Theatre (Thurs).

Chow down at one of London’s best cheap eats; head to a one of the city’s newest restaurants; or check out London’s best Irish Pubs.

Don’t miss screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at The Ritzy, Brixton (Tues and Thurs).

The Country Living Spring Fair kicks off at the Business Design Centre, Islington (from Wed).

For King and Country? opens at the Jewish Museum, Camden, on Wednesday.

And The Art of Dining: ‘Say Cheese’ opens its doors at the Rose Lipman Building, Haggerston (from Wed).

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