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Today in London: Thursday 4 April 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 27 March 2013


Since it’s Vitamin C Day, why not slake your thirst with this freshly-squeezed vial of London’s lightest cultural slices…


Totally Tom, Soho Theatre, 4-6 Apr
Deemed “witty”, “fast-paced” and even “whacky” at last year’s Fringe, likeable sketch pairing Totally Tom are back again tonight at the Soho Theatre, pantomiming a pageant of silly prison-based skits in “immaculately-timed” style. Details and tickets here.


Made In Britain: Warp Films At 10, BFI Southbank, 4-30 Apr
The BFI pays its respects to Warp Films, a company at the heart of the British film renaissance since the Chris Morris-directed ‘My Wrongs#8245-8249 & 117’ was released in 2003. In addition to well-timed recaps of nouveau faves ‘Four Lions’, ‘Submarine’ and ‘This Is England’, the programme also features a live-scored showing of ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, a Warp-themed special of Adam Buxton’s music video show BUG and a masterclass with Warp head Barry Ryan. Details and tickets here.

Rendez-vous With French Cinema, Ciné Lumière/Curzon Coho, 4-7 Apr (pictured)
‘La crème’ of France’s filmic aristocracy graces this fairly ‘petit’ set of screenings, not least Audrey Tatou, who’ll lend her presence to the British premiere of her new title, Claude Miller’s ‘Thérèse Desqueyroux’ on 5 Apr. Her co-star in Michel Gondry’s imminent ‘Mood Indigo’, actor Romain Duris, appears at a showing of his luxuriant new rom-com ‘Populaire’ (5 Apr), whilst Kristin Scott Thomas pops into the Ciné Lumièreto do a Q&A on, amongst other things, her part in François Ozon’s new feature ‘In The House’. Details and tickets here.


Mouth To Mouth, Koko, 4 Apr
Musician Michael Gira invites Mercury Rev’s Tettix Experiment, Ben Frost and Xiu Xiu (and his band, alt-rock flock Swans) to join this niche exercise in “performance-orientated music, irrespective of arbitrary genres or styles”. He says: “This is the first instalment in what we hope to be a yearly festival, focused on disparate music and genres. Artists are chosen based on their ability to resuscitate, set fire to the air, or to mesmerise. All of the performers chosen for this year’s festival I find personally to be compelling in this regard. The goal: joy!”. Details and tickets here.

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