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Today in London: Monday 20 May 2013

By | Published on Tuesday 14 May 2013


So, lots going on in London today, if I’m speaking culturally (and I am), not least the following…


Awful Animals With Stote & Carp presents…Sara Pascoe/Nathan Dean Williams/Ford & Akram/Luke Benson, The Miller, 20 May
Rachel Stubbings and Jessica Fostekew have  invited a flock of funny/furry comics to share their patter as part of this Awful animal-based night, and Sara Pascoe, Nathan Dean Williams, Ford & Akram and Luke Benson all RSVPd for tonight. Details and tickets here.


London Literature Festival, 20 May – 4 Jun
London’s litterati (and normal book fans too) will love the city’s yearly biblio-fest, the activities index at which features readings via the Man Booker and Women’s Prize For Fiction awards; biographer Claire Tomalin’s seminars on Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen; authorial talks by Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Lionel Shriver and William Dalrymple; and live poetry, short plays, and panel debates on fame and the graphic novel. Details and tickets here.


Parquet Courts, Rough Trade East, 20 May
Sparky NYC upstarts Parquet Courts ‘Light Up Gold’ has so far proven one of the year’s most-loved LPs, and they’ll be showing why that is tonight via a free (free, that is, to wristband-wearers and those buying copies of ‘Light Up Gold’ only) in-store set at RTE. Details here.


Chimerica, Almeida Theatre, 30 May – 6 Jul (pictured)
Writer of the Royal Court’s provocative ‘NSFW’ Lucy Kirkwood’s new play trains its lens on Joe (one time ‘History Boy’ Stephen Campbell Moore), a young photojournalist plagued by the things he saw at China’s Tianamen Square riots back in 1989. Details and tickets here.

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