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Today in London: Saturday 10 August 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013


As thousands cram into Battersea Power Station to throw rainbow powder in honour of the (sold-out) Holi Festival Of Colours, what other (non sold-out) cultural talcs has London to shower us all with today?


Robin Ince’s Dirty Book Club, Downstairs at The Phoenix, 10 Aug
All adults loves a bit of literary erotica, none more so than Robin Ince, who’ll be reciting passages from the tawdriest back-room paperbacks he can find tonight as part of this year’s Phoenix Fringe. Details and tickets here.


Groove On Down The Road, Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, 10 Aug – 1 Sep
Aiming to top past shows like ‘Into The Hoods’ and ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’, the maddeningly lithe B-boys and girls of ZooNation Dance re-imagine ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ with added head-spins, streetwear, and a groove-tastic score by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae. Details and tickets here.


Visions, Oval Space/London Fields Brewhouse/Netil House, 10 Aug
This brand new single-day fest features live sets by its headlining trio – hardcore Canadians F*ucked Up, dance architects !!!, American legend Jeffrey Lewis – in addition to international picks like Cloud Nothings, Koreless, Iceage and Childhood, and London prides Micachu & Tirzah. Lucky Chip, Breddos Taco Shack, Fin And Flounder will be serving bites to eat at Netil Market, whilst art tykes Belly Kids will present a ‘Visions’-themed exhibit. Details and tickets here.

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