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Stuck for something to do? Let Adam Lay from The Listings Editor help you find a great event in London, with his top 10 picks for the week ahead.
1. Ghostpoet – Live
The unstoppable force that is Ghostpoet (also known as Obaro Ejimiwe) returns to the London stage after some rather successful sell out shows around Europe.
Known as one of music’s ‘forward thinkers’, the Mercury award winner has been blossoming of late with his second album Some Say I So I Say Light, mixing the abstract and the literal with huge skill. With capable support from Andrew Ashong.
October 24, 7pm. Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ. £15.50-£19.50.
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2. After Dark Cinema Club
Mingle with the celebrity dummies at Madame Tussauds as the doors to its famous domed cinema are flung open to the public.
Gracing the silver screen is the classic Audrey Hepburn flick Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Arrive early and you can stroll up the red carpet with some familiar looking figures at your side, including the star of the film.
A bar and film treats are available throughout the night.
October 23, 7pm-10.30pm. Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, NW1 5LR. £15.
3. Cider and Cheese Tasting
The clue is in the title as fans of the finest cheeses and ciders known to man gather to indulge their habits.
Led by Jessica Marsh and Christine Cryne, the sampling fun coincides with the first ever cider festival at The Pineapple. You can sample six of the top ciders along with specially matched cheeses obtained from the best local suppliers.
You can toddle in unannounced although it is probably best to book first.
October 22, 8pm. The Pineapple, 51 Leverton Street, Kentish Town, NW5 2NX. £8. To book email email@example.com.
4. Morgan and West – Time Travelling Magicians
Comedy and cabaret are the order of the day as conjurers Morgan and West bring a magical extravaganza to the (hopefully) eager public.
No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as this pair of temporal tricksters put on a show brimming with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time. So they say…
October 19, 1.30pm. Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP. £9.50-£12.50.
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5. Myles Sanko Live Project + Florence Joelle
A special double bill of musical goodness as Myles Sanko, the lovechild of soul music, presents his new rock and soul solo project. Ably assisted by Florence Joelle, the critically acclaimed sultry French songstress, ears can expect to process elements of vintage rock, jazz, French chanson and even rhythm and blues.
October 24. Floridita, 100 Wardour Street, W1. 7pm. £10.
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6. Calm Down, Dear
Not to be mistaken for a Michael Winner tribute show, this is in fact a festival of feminism, with everything from comedy and cabaret to discussion and innovative theatre.
Taking place over three weeks, expect a diverse range of talents to have a bash at answering the questions about what feminism meant, what it means now and just why it is resurgent.
October 23 to November 10. Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 2PY. £8-£10.
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7. The Other Art Fair
Taking place a safe distance from a certain art fair in Regent’s Park, The Other Art Fair has firmly established itself as the only event that art buyers of all experiences and tastes need to attend.
Said to be a ‘buying experience like no other’, this is a chance to purchase directly from the great and the good of the art world, with around 100 of the most talented and underrepresented artists flogging off their creative efforts.
October 17 to October 20. Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL.
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8. The House of Cowards
A sardonic comedy set in the spring of 1958, The House of Cowards tells the tale of a mystical man known as ‘The Speaker’.
Due to give a widely anticipated speech on the human condition to the people of a claustrophobic provincial town, he finds that his presence has given a spot of optimism to a downtrodden family. Will the locals find what they’re looking for as they seek lost friends and meaning in their humdrum world?
Directed by Conrad Blakemore.
October 22 to November 10. Pentameters Theatre (above The Horseshoe Pub), 28 Heath Street, NW3 6TE. £10-£12. To book call 020 7435 3648.
9. Masterchef: The Finalists
Having stood the heat but got out of the kitchen anyway, the three cooking aces descend on Foyles to show off their attractive new cookbook.
Telling the story of their passage to television cooking fame, the trio are at hand to share their personal highs and lows and to spread some gossip about behind the scenes antics. Learn how to keep calm and cook as the nation looks on in hungry wonder.
October 24, 6.30pm. The Gallery at Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB. £3-£5.
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10. Paul Foot: Words
Fresh from his recent Barry nomination (whatever that is), the comic with a gift for the surreal takes a well deserved rest from television comedy panel shows and returns home to the stage.
Join his cult following as he muses and rants his way through a distinctive set of unpredictable, measured lunacy, with targets likely to include anything related to pop culture.
October 25, 8pm. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AH. £15.