THURSDAY 2 JULY 2015
ROSS SUTHERLAND: STANDBY FOR TAPE BACK-UP
We've been following Ross Sutherland's career with interest since we first came across him, a good few years ago now, as one of the members of spoken word collective Aisle16. Next week he heads for the Soho Theatre with 'Standby For Tape Back-Up', a show that earned a five star review in Edinburgh last summer from our hugely impressed reviewer.

It's an unusual show, with an intriguing premise, so naturally, I wanted to chat to Ross about that, as well as other elements of his career, and what we can expect from him in the future. You can read the interview here.

'Standby For Tape Back-Up' is on at Soho Theatre from 6-11 Jul. See this page here for more info and to book tickets.




MADDY ANHOLT: DIARY OF A DATING ADDICT
The marvellous Maddy Anholt, who wowed Edinburgh Festival audiences in 2013 with her Fringe debut 'Maddy's Many Mouths', is headed back up to the Scottish capital later this summer with her latest show, 'Diary Of A Dating Addict', but before she does that, she's going to treat London audiences to a few sneaky previews...

Far from being a simple stand up or character show, this sounds like it has a very strong theme, and interesting observations to make, so I was keen to find out more about it. I sent some questions over to Maddy, ahead of her London dates. You can read the interview here.

'Diary Of A Dating Addict' previews in London on various dates and in various locations throughout July, before heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe. See list below for dates, or this page here.

3 Jul: Etcetera Theatre, Camden
5 Jul: Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham
10 Jul: Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington
30 Jul: Cutty Sark Studio, Greenwich

FRIDAY 3 JULY 2015 >>
MUSIC: Wireless Festival | Finsbury Park | 3-5 Jul
Wireless Festival returns to London for its tenth anniversary edition with headline sets from Drake, David Guetta, and Avicii. Also on the bill over the three days are Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamarr, Mary J Blige, Jessie J, Major Lazer, and more. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: BP Big Screen - Don Giovanni | various venues | 3 Jul

As part of this year's BP Big Screens series, Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' will be broadcast to screens around London (and the UK) tonight from the Royal Opera House, giving a chance to see the performance for free. Each screening will also bring exclusive backstage films and competitions. Details here.

THEATRE: Diary Of A Dating Addict | Etcetera Theatre | 3 Jul (pictured)

One of various previews of the new show that "remarkable talent" is about to take up to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. This one woman comedy "reveals every hilarious detail of a whirlwind year of dating, mating and hating". Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 4 JULY 2015 >>


COMEDY: Stewart Lee - Live At The Chapel | Union Chapel | 4 Jul
The Invisible Dot's excellent 'Live At The Chapel' series continues with a night headlined by Stewart Lee, and featuring an amazing supporting line-up of Aisling Bea, Phil Wang, and Adam Riches, with Arthur Smith MCing. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Dan Clark – The Wow Wow Show | Soho Theatre | 7 Jun (pictured)
Dan Clark brings his British take on the classic American talk show to the Soho Theatre, with stand up, sketches, music and more, showcasing the finest in upcoming comedy talent, with music from house musicians the Wow Wow Band. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: Anges Martin | Tate Modern | 3 Jun - 11 Oct

This is the first retrospective of Martin's work since 1994. Covering the full breadth of her practice, this extensive exhibition will reveal Martin's early and little known experiments with different media and trace her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerising grid and striped canvases that became her hallmark. Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 5 JULY 2015 >>


EXHIBITION: Audrey Hepburn - Portraits Of An Icon | National Portrait Gallery | 2 Jul - 18 Oct (pictured)
This photographic exhibition illustrates the life of actress Audrey Hepburn, who died in 1993 aged 63, covering her early years as a chorus girl in London's West End through to her philanthropic work in later life over more than 70 images. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Barbara Hepworth - Sculpture For A Modern World | Tate Britain | 24 Jun - 25 Oct
The first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost 50 years, this retrospective features some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Fighting History | Tate Britain | 9 Jun - 13 Sep
From Ancient Rome to recent political upheavals, Fighting History looks at how artists have transformed significant events into paintings and artworks that encourage us to reflect on our own place in history. Details and tickets here.
MONDAY 6 JULY 2015 >>
COMEDY: Andy Zaltzman - Satirist For Hire | Soho Theatre | 6 Jul (pictured)
Andy Zaltzman returns to the Soho Theatre with his popular 'Satirist For Hire' show, which sees him satirise topics suggested by members of the audience, which could be anything from gripes about the economy, political leaders the world over, or other members of the audience. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Piney Gir | The Lextington | 6 Jul
Piney Gir launches her sixth album, 'Mr Hyde's Wild Ride', into the world with this show at The Lexington. The album was recorded with Stereolab's Andy Ramsey and "unleashes [Gir's] inner riot grrrl with a touch of Krautock-droning synths". Support comes from Catenary Wires and Cosines. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ross Sutherland – Stand By For Tape Back Up | Soho Theatre | 6-11 Jul
Using nothing by footage from his granddad's collection of home movies, Ross Sutherland attempts to present his entire life story. Details and tickets here.
TUESDAY 7 JULY 2015 >>


COMEDY: The Comedian's Comedian Podcast - Adam Buxton | Soho Theatre | 7 Jul
The last in this run of live recordings of the brilliant Comedian's Comedian Podcast sees host Stuart Goldsmith speaking to Adam Buxton. Which is exciting, I'm sure you'll agree. How they'll manage to talk about Buxton's entire career in the allotted time, we're not sure. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: The Laugh Out London Comedy Festival | Old Queen's Head | 7-14 Jul
For a whole week in July, Laugh Out London will be bringing top class stand up comedians to the Old Queen's Head in Islington. The line-up really is impressive, and includes Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan, Bridget Christie, Simon Munnery, James Acaster, Aisling Bea, Mike Wozniak, Alex Edelman, Ed Aczel, Rhys James, and Pappys. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Robin Ince's (Almost) Farewell Show | Bloomsbury Theatre | 7 Jul
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Robin Ince has decided that it's time to quit stand up. At least until 2017, when he will make a triumphant return. But for now, it's time to stop and do other things. So, it would be quite sensible for you to go and see him here, where he'll be performing a blend of his latest show, 'Reality Tunnel', and some of his greatest hits. Details and tickets here.
WEDNESDAY 8 JULY 2015 >>


MUSIC: Caro Emerald | Kew Gardens | 8 Jul (pictured)
Dutch jazz and pop singer Caro Emerald perform as as part of Kew The Music 2015, which sees a variety of acts play in the surroundings of Kew Gardens. Support comes from Jack Pack, and you're welcome to bring your own picnic. Sounds lovely. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Emilie Nicolas | Oslo | 8 Jul

A longstanding favourite of the TWL team, the release date of Norwegian pop singer Emilie Nicolas' debut album is almost upon us. Head down to Oslo in Hackney to find out why we love her so. You won't be disappointed, promise. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Positive | Park Theatre | 7 Jul - 1 Aug

Inspired by true stories, Positive is a comedy breaking down the out-dated preconceptions surrounding HIV and the 100,000+ people living with it in the UK today. It follows Benji, who is slowly beginning to realise that the only thing standing between him and normality is not some stupid virus, but his own apprehension. And possibly his terrible taste in shoes. Details and tickets here.
THURSDAY JULY 9 2015 >>
MUSIC: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard | The Scala | 9 Jul
If you've just become aware that there is a band that exists called King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and you haven't immediately bought tickets, you'd better have a pretty good reason. Seriously, all of the rest of us are going. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Paloma Faith | Kew Gardens | 9 Jul (pictured)

Heading down to Kew for her second Kew The Music performance tonight is Paloma Faith. Head down with a picnic and a few drinks, and watch her as the sun goes down. Liam Bailey will support. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Silent | Soho Theatre | 8-25 Jul

Winner of numerous awards, Pat Kinevane's 'Silent comes to the Soho Theatre. The story follows McGoldrig who has lost everything and is living on the streets. He dives into the wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Details and tickets here.
 
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