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Today in London: Thursday 1 November 2012

By | Published on Wednesday 24 October 2012


It’s a First Thursday again today, and that means free admission to various East London galleries and (potential) free light refreshments thereat. If all that art leaves you parched and thirsting for more culture, why not quench that desire thus…


Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, 1-4 Nov
Its parallel Battersea event having closed on 28 Oct, the also reasonably-priced Hampstead version of AFF promises a contemporary spread of exhibiting artists and galleries. In addition to art bargains, tutorials in printmaking, collage, sculpture and drawing aimed at all the family will be taking place, as well as instructive talks on art history and first-time buying. Details at

Marc Hagan-Guirey – Horrorgami, Gallery One And A Half, -14 Nov
Not much is macabre about kirigami, the traditional Japanese art of paper-scoring, cutting and folding… that is, unless the paper is shaped like iconic scary movie sets, say from ‘The Shining’, ‘The Adams Family’ or ‘House On The Haunted Hill’. And so you have Scottish artist Marc Hagan-Guiery’s ‘Horrorgami’, a mini Amityville of eerily-lit paper sculptures, each made using a single sheet, and minus glue. Click this link for visiting info, plus a video intro to the exhibition.


Jason Rouse – Hellarious, Comedy Cafe Theatre, 1 Nov
Well-inked metaller Jason Rouse’s bare-faced brand of confrontational comedy most likely won’t prove popular amongst grannies and librarians (saying that, it might), but this rare London cameo is essential for lovers of the Canadian’s taste-free tirades. And so, to the Comedy Cafe!


Robyn, O2 Academy Brixton, 1 Nov
The reigning queen of excellent Swedish pop, aka ‘Dancing On My Own’ she-genius Robyn,  rules Brixton’s O2 Academy platform for one night only. Need I say anything else? No, that’s it. Stage times and tickets here.


Alan Bennett’s People, National Theatre, 31 Oct – 9 Feb 2013 (pictured)
The great Alan Bennett’s mysterious new play. NT AD Nicolas Hytner stages the drama, while Frances de la Tour stars as antiques-hoarding aristocrat Lady Stacpoole. All performances are inevitably sold-out, so you’ll have to stand by for day tickets (restricted view, made available at 9.30am) and cancellations. Do so here.

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