TCé PICKS: A SELECTION OF THINGS TO DO + PLACES TO GO [OCTOBER2011]
Arts & Culture
OMA/Progress at the Barbican, October 6th to February 19th 2012 – If you’re partial to the cultural ideas that are shaping our world through architecture, then The Barbican has crammed a delightful programme of events beginning this month for you. Yey :-)
Alan Partridge Book signing, Waterstones Piccadilly October 4th and 5th – Did anyone see Alan Patridge on the Jonathan Ross show last Saturday? HI-LARIOUS (Watch it again here). “Norwich’s finest” is signing copies of his new book “I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan” at Waterstones this week (Ha! Steve Coogan’s such a G…).
Doc Brown: Unfamous at London Bloomsbury Theatre, October 20th – Okay, so this ISN’T a theatre show per se, but it’s happening in a theatre, and I’m sure the hilarious DB would appreciate the slight irony of this blurb. Anywho, this show should finally let doubters know that Zadie’s Smith younger bro is rapidly on his way to being crowned one of the leading Kings of Comedy in our fair city – so be prepared to LOL, LMAO and PMSL.
Sonic Cinema: King Kong + Rob Da Bank, October 7th – I’ve recently noticed a trend in London where musicians are re-scoring films to incredible effect and the BFI are jumping on the bandwagon this month with their new live-music-meets-classic-flick series. Will be interesting to see what Rob pulls out of the bag for this one!
Another Honest Jon’s Chop Up, Barbican Hall October 29th – So let’s see here – Damon Albarn, RHCP’s Flea, afrobeat phenom Tony Allen, Phil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Shangaan Electro, Theo Parrish, Fatoumata Diawara, Ghanaian dope-C M.anifest & Cheick Tidiane Seck are coming together for a riotious hootnanny of the highest sorts (I know Bruno Mars, Lenny Kravitz and are also swinging into town this month, but THIS gig right here? Oh boy.)
The Experimental Food Spectacular, Old Truman Brewery October 21 and 22nd – The massive exhibit of food artistry and experimentation will mess with your head as much as your taste buds. In a good way, of course.