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Today in London: Sunday 5 May 2013

By | Published on Saturday 27 April 2013

Land Of Kings

So it’s a Bank Holiday tomorrow, which is nice if you like that kind of thing (and don’t have any pressing admin to do ‘in branch). And given we all have the day off, you can afford to sneak a naughty night-time glance at London in all its cultural regalia…


Stand Up For Football Action presents… Tom Rosenthal/The Beta Males/Fredrik Andersson/Funmbi Omotayo, The Bedford, 5 May
A nice, appropriate thing to take in after the Sunday match, this, as ‘Friday Night Dinner’ card Tom Rosenthal plays charitable five-a-side (if only figuratively speaking) with team mates The Beta Males, Fredrik Andersson, Funmbi Omotayo and MC Iain Stirling. All cash raised via their sporting endeavours will go to children’s charity Football Action. Details and tickets here.


Land Of Kings, Dalston, 5 May (pictured)
Taking place in various dark, artsy dives in east London’s pinnacle-of-cool, Dalston, this year’s Land Of Kings will feature the right royal presences of live acts like Darkstar, Chrome Hoof, Bo Ningen, New Young Pony Club, Night Works, Skream, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Gang Colours. Also optional; a buy-and-play vinyl fair, musical bingo, films-on-roofs, and a ‘Walala UV Room’ created by Hackney-based graphic artist Camille Walala. Details and tickets here.


Van Dyke Parks, Borderline, 5 May
Aged (well, aged 70) Americana great Van Dyke Parks is to mark the release of his new LP, ‘Songs Cycled’, by playing a show live in London. It’s been hastily arranged in place of Grizzly Bear’s postponed-to-2-Nov I’ll Be Your Mirror fest, at which VDP was meant to play. And that’s all, really. Details and tickets here.

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