Things to do: A week in London

  • Words: Victoria Pearce

From Monday to Friday, we seek out the top things to do in the city this week.

MONDAY 31st OCTOBER

JMSN at The Jazz Café

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One of R&B’s most exciting new artists, JMSN will be performing his new album ‘It Is’ at the Jazz Café this Monday. For more information or to book tickets head to: thejazzcafelondon.com.

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TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER

James Blake at Eventim Apollo

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This week get the opportunity to see a live performance of  ‘The Colour In Anything’, “an album that feels too overwhelmingly beautiful to be real”. This Tuesday, the ward-winning artist, producer, songwriter and vocalist James Blake will be performing at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, this is not a gig you want to miss! Get your tickets here: eventimapollo.com.

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WEDNESDAY  2nd NOVEMBER

Hair by Sam McKnight

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This Wednesday marks the opening of an exhibition championing Sam McKnight’s impressive 40-year career in hair-styling. The show held at Somerset House will explore the craft of hair styling as well as McKnight’s key collaborations with Nick Knight and models such as Kate Moss and Christy Trurlington. Book tickets at somersethouse.org.uk.

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THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond

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Taking Bethlam Royal Hospital as a starting point, visit the very important exhibition exploring tensions between biomedical and psychosocial therapy for mental illness and how integration can benefit both patients and the public. For more information visit: wellcomecollection.org.

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FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER

Bonobo at Studio Space

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This Friday hear Simon Green aka Bonobo at one of the most interesting electronic music venues of recent times. Studio Spaces, the day-time photographic studio will be transformed into a two room music venue, where Bonobo and supporting artists Max Graef and Glenn Astro will be performing. Get your tickets here: the-hydra.net.

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SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER

Bonfire Night at Clissold Park

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This years Bonfire night at Clissold Park in Hackney will be setting off their fireworks to music, kicking off the 20-minute performance at 7pm. Alongside the fireworks you can expect a thrilling funfair ,street performers, and various food and drink stalls. Tickets must be booked in advance online and Hackney residents get a £1 discount: clissoldpark.com.

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SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER

Camberwell Sunday Market

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This Sunday have a wonder round this new food and drink market on Camberwell Green. Gyoza, Macaroni cheese, Indonesian food and vegan burgers all on the menu, as well as pale ale made especially for market-goers. The market this Sunday will be open from 10am onwards at Camberwell Road, SE5 7AN.