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Today in London: Saturday 11 May 2013

By | Published on Saturday 4 May 2013

Eddie Izzard

So we all have a choice of whimsical ‘days’ today, it being Train Day and/or Eat What You Want. Either way and either day, I’m buying a one way ticket to wherever the cultural feast is at in London tonight, and so should you. Gorge on the following…


Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure, Wembley Arena, 11-12 May (pictured)
The incomparable Mr Izzard is back in force with a new show for 2013, inspired by the French phrase meaning  “superior force” or “chance occurrence, unavoidable accident” to probe life’s great phenomena. And be pretty darn hilarious whilst doing it, too. Details and tickets here.

Jack Dee, Hammersmith Apollo, 11-12 May
After a six-year break from live stand-up, po-faced harbinger of comic gloom Jack Dee wants (he says) to “spend less time with [his] family”. Which is great news to my ears (and, perhaps, to Jack’s family’s), and to the ears of anyone partial to his brand of brittle patter. Details and tickets here.


Sound Tracks, London Overground (Dalston – Peckham Rye), 11 May
Try this festival idea for size; a ton of indie-ish bands and artists (The Wave Pictures, Woodpecker Wooliams, Tawiah, Off-Key He-Man, Boats, The Leg, Happy Hunting, We Are Willow and Wormfood) stationed at stops on the Overground (orange)  line between Dalston and Peckham, playing live both on and off the trains, at no cost other than the price of an Oyster fare. Details and tickets here.

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