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 21ST NOVEMBER

Froth, live at Moth Club

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Once a joke amongst friends, emerging psychedelic pop band Froth will be performing live at Hackney’s unique Moth Club this Monday, as part of Bad Vibrations x Eat Your Own Ears.

Where: Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, E9 6NU

Get tickets here: www.mothclub.co.uk.

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TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

The Pharcyde and Submotion Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

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Soundcrash presents its first mini-festival at the Royal Albert Hall with performances from some of the most game – changing musicians including: Submotion Orchestra, The Pharcyde, Hidden Orchestra, Andreya Triana, Henry Wu and special guests.

Where: Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College Rd, Kensington, SW7 2AP

Get tickets here: www.soundcrashmusic.com

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WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

Romare at The Pickle Factory

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This Wednesday Romare will be returning to Oval with his brand new live show, ‘Ovation’. The young Londoner will be performing his new album ‘Love Songs Part Two’, which experiments around themes of love – from innocence to filth.

Where: The Pickle Factory, 13-14 The Oval, E2 9DU

Get tickets here: www.ovalspace.co.uk

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THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

Irish Film Festival London

The Irish Film Festival takes place this week! Winners include ‘The Young Offenders’, ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ and ‘Fis Na Fuiseoige’. This Thursday see ‘Twice Shy’, a modern coming- of- age drama about a young couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. ‘The Queen of Ireland’ will also be showing on Thursday. The documentary that follows the life of an Irish  drag queen in the lead up to the referendum on marriage equality for same-sex couples in Ireland.

Where: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, Marylebone, W1B 2UW

For more info visit: www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com

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FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER

Last chance to see ‘Oil’ at the Ameida Theatre

‘Shameless’ star Anne-Marie Duff time-travels through a century and a half, ending up in the dystopian, post-oil future of 2051 in Ella Hickson’s play ‘Oil’. This weekend will be the last chance to see this incredible performance which drills deep into the world’s relationship with its most limited resource.

Where: Almeida Theatre, Almeida St, Islington, N1 1TA

Get tickets here: www.almeida.co.uk

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SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

Joseph Corre for Punk London Protest and Live Burning

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The son of the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren is planning to burn his collection of punk memorabilia, estimated to be worth around £5m.The event will take place on 26 November to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols single ‘Anarchy in the UK’.

Where: Camden, venue TBC

For more info visit: www.punk.london

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SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

Gavin Turk: Who What When Where How & Why

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This weekend Damien Hirst’s Newport street Gallery will be showcasing Gavin Turk’s first major solo exhibition since 2002. Spanning almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career including ‘Cave’, the now iconic blue plaque installation that was exhibited in Turk’s Royal College of Art degree show in 1991.

When: Tuesday 23 November 2016 – Sunday 19 March 2017

Where: Newport Street Gallery, Newport St, Lambeth, SE11 6AJ

For more info visit: www.newportstreetgallery.com