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36 thrilling things going on this week in London

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‘White rabbits!’ Yeah, I know we’re a day late. But your luck’s in because we’ve gathered up all the great things happening so despite the drizzle, your week’s gonna sizzle. Here’s our guide to what’s going on this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Enjoy!

All week

Maths plus art equals David Saunders‘ maths-inspired paintings at Mummery & Schnelle, Fitzrovia.

Grab a glass (or a bottle) at London Wine Week, various locations.

Get wet and excited because Hot Tub Cinema is back with some great films at the former Shoreditch Underground station this week.

Join the street party of Latin and Caribbean food for the start of More London Free Festival, The Scoop at More London, South Bank.

Bag a bag inspired by architecture at Golden Lane Handbag Pop-Up Store, Monmouth Street, Covent Garden.

Get creative at screenings and discussions at The Tate Shop pop-up at Old Street station.

Watch some hip hop dance at Bruno Beltrão’s show CRACKz, Sadler’s Wells, on Tues and Wed.

Take a look at some colourful landscapes and still-life at Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray, 1920-31, which opens on Wednesday, Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Make your own furniture at an up-cycling workshop at Heals Summer Events, The Heal’s Building, Fitzrovia.


Discover what mischief Mark Thomas got up to at his Comedy show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, National Theatre, Lyttelton, Waterloo.

Gigs: Soweto KinchRonnie Scott’s, Vision Fortune, Power Lunches Arts Café, Kingsland Road, Sara Bareilles, Islington Assembly Hall, and nine more.


Feast your eyes on the classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ at Rooftop Cinema Club: Queen of Hoxton.

Gigs: Cam’ron, The Forum, Kentish Town; EMA, The Garage, Highbury; Spoon, Oslo, Hackney, and 18 more.


Lock your eyes on ‘Locke’ at Rooftop Cinema Club: Queen of Hoxton.

Gigs: London Grammar, O2 Academy Brixton; Black Lips, Bethnal Green, Working Men’s Club; Glasser, Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, and 18 more.


Get your hands on some forward fashion for up to 70 percent off  at Emma Cook Sample Sale, Shacklewell Studios, Dalston.

Make a point of going to watch experimental dance show Pact with Pointlessness, Purcell Room, South Bank.

Have an intimate tongue wag with Julian Clary at Canned Clary, St James Theatre, Victoria.

Check out Brandt Brauer Frick’s orchestral take on dance music as part of the Oval Space Music Series.

Snap up some sunnies at the Linda Farrow Sample Sale, Clerkenwell.

Martial arts inspired choreography at Russell Maliphant: Still Current, Sadler’s Wells.

RSVP to your invite to dubstep king Skream’s birthday, Dance Tunnel, Dalston.

Gigs: Lorde, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire; Snoop Dogg, O2 Academy Brixton; Sharon Van Etten, Koko, Camden, and 21 more.

Or why not…

Watch one of Time Out’s recommended films: ‘Jimmy’s Hall‘, ‘The Two Faces of January‘ or ‘Venus in Fur‘.

Go to see drama ‘A View from the Bridge‘ , Young Vic, Waterloo, or ‘Bash: Latterday Plays‘ Trafalgar Studio 2 Charing Cross before they end on Saturday.

And don’t forget the best of the blog!

★ Selfridges on Oxford Street is getting a £300 million makeover

★ Indian breakfasts, opera and bring your own cocktails: reasons to visit Covent Garden

★ A heartstopping video of a guy dangling from a South Bank crane

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