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Today in London: Saturday 27 July 2013

By | Published on Thursday 18 July 2013

Open East Festival

Want ‘the skinny’ on what’s on in London today? If so, try a salad. If not, bite into this freshly-made feast of fattening cultural treats…


Carl Donnelly/Matt Forde, Pleasance Islington, 27 Jul
Anti-try hard Carl Donnelly oozes natural steez (that’s style with ease) as headliner at tonight’s Pleasance-based Fringe preview, spotlighting his new show ‘Now That’s What I Call Donnelly! Volume V’. His co-star, whip-smart political wit Matt Forde, carves a satirical niche with a half-hour of his signature stand-up. Details and tickets here.


Open East Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 27-28 Jul (pictured)
The Barbican’s grand arts olympiad features international live acts (The Waterboys, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Amadou & Mariam) and additional draws like Floating Cinema; Jeremy Deller’s inflatable Stone Henge-style ‘Sacrilege’ installation; eats via the Real Food Festival, a buccaneers’ banquet and jelly specialists Bompas & Parr; big-screen sports; family activities and a heap of other sights to see, things do and spectacles to take in. Details and tickets here.


Chic feat Nile Rodgers, IndigO2, 27 Jul
One can’t go far wrong in the learned hands of jivin disco freaks Chic (feat Nile Rodgers), as the band spin hit after hit (‘I Want Your Love’, ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘My Forbidden Lover’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’) in a bid to bring on the ‘Good Times’. Details and tickets here.


Jennifer Skylark And The Seagull’s Handbook, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 27 Jul – 11 Aug
Theatre whiz kids Powderkeg imagine an ‘immersive’ play with kids of 8+ in mind, weaving the magical tale of an imaginative little girl and a nautical twist of fate. Details and tickets here.

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