Alternative events in London this week

Searching for something quirky to do this week?

Look no further. Voice of London has searched from East to West to collate the best alternative events in the city over the next seven days.

Shoot The Hip @ The Camden Head

Angel, N1 8DY

Monday 27th November 

Everyone hates Mondays. Or they did until they heard about the side-splitting stand-up comedy at The Camden Head. ‘Shoot The Hip’ are a London-based comedy group whose shows are completely unscripted, and free every Monday at 8pm. Audiences are advised to arrive half an hour early as spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Voice of London recommend spending this time productively in the pub’s beer-garden.

The Play Space presents Episode 7 – Sustainable Art @ The Flying Dutchman

Camberwell, SE5 7SY 

Tuesday 28th November

The Flying Dutchman is an old pub that went under full refurbishment to become a hidden gem of the South-East art scene. Different from your average boozer, the pub is regularly used for private exhibitions and networking events during the week. Come the weekend, there’s fetish parties on Fridays and dance nights on Saturdays.

The basement of the building is home to The Flying Dutchman’s latest initiative, ‘The Play Space’. This ongoing event welcomes artists and creators of all kinds to use the room for collaboration and discovery. Come along this Tuesday to view submissions related to sustainability from textile creator Sian Dorman, and see a live performance from Joonhong Min. From 6-10.30pm.

Skate Lates @ Somerset House

Temple, WC2R 1LA

Wednesday 29th November

Book tickets to skate your troubles away on the rink at Somerset House. Cool down afterwards to the sounds of Balamii radio, an upcoming station broadcasting from Downtown NYC and Peckham. This Wednesday’s lineup includes sounds from DJ Sean OD, Wussah and Champagne Funk. 

Ticket pricing starts from £19.

BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) @ The Nines

Peckham, SE15 3SN

Thursday 30th November

Thursdays are the new Fridays in London.

By no circumstance does this mean wasting time or money in a club. Those on the hunt for alternative merry-making should stop and make their way to the BYOV Night at The Nines.

The concept is this: bring some records and a few bob for charity to learn how to mix with Grace, the bars very own ‘in-house vinyl nerd’. All genres of music are welcome so take the chance to listen to something new for a good cause.

The wax spinning won’t begin until 8, but arrive between 6-7pm to get 2 cocktails or 3 beers for just £9.

Late at Tate Britain: Flux

Millbank, SW1P 4RG

Friday 1st December

The final ‘Tate Late’ of 2017 examines the theme of gender fluidity. Kick-start your weekend with a diverse evening of sound, visuals and discussion all under one roof at the Tate Britain. Take a stab at life drawing during a special workshop run by LGBTQI platform queerdirect, or consider what gender means to you through nonsense poetry and spoken word. See a showreel of films collated by the Tate Collective which investigates issues from identity crisis to concepts of love between AI and humans.

From 6-9.30pm.

Peckham Springs Christmas Market 

Peckham, SE15 4QN

Saturday 2nd December

Enjoy mulled wine and seasonal winter cocktails whilst browsing through vinyl, vintage pieces and general festive knick-knack this Saturday at Peckham Springs Christmas Market. The venue’s very own gallery space, The Chopping Block, has teamed up with Sassoon Gallery to present ‘Pretty Hot Pink’; an exhibition bringing together work from 15 different artists all printed in risograph format.

Winterville, Clapham Common

Clapham, SW4 9DE

Sunday 3rd December 

Be adventurous this Sunday and head to South London for Winterville, which opened for its debut on Common Clapham last week. Catch a Christmassy flick in the Winter Night Garden or test your balance at the roller disco, then swap your usual Sunday roast for the treats and eats of Street Feast. Winterville is free entry on Sundays and runs until 1st January 2018.

Words: Katherine Docherty Subbing: Olivia Herring

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