Volpone, or the Fox
What: Ben Jonson’s exuberant satire on human greed is a feast of language and a triumphant ode to the art of acting and the misguided lure of riches. Will your sympathies lie with this play’s deceiver – or will they lie with the parasite? Watch treachery rewarded, before poetic justice engulfs.
When: Until the 17 October
Where: Brockley Jack Studio Theatre: 408 - 410 Brockley Road SE14 2DH
Cost: £14, £12 concession
Pic: Christopher Fowler
What: Enjoy a different theme of movies, ranging from current blockbusters to world cinema.
When: 12 October, 6 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Where: Deptford Lounge - 9 Giffin Street SE8 4RJ
Theatre at The Spread Eagle - Eagle Improv
Credit: The Spread Eagle
What: This most entertaining comedy improv outfit presents a mix of off-the-cuff games, daring tomfoolery and feats of extraordinary imagination at The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre. Featuring some of the biggest and best improv talent from London, the UK and beyond.
When: Wednesday 14 October - 8:00 p.m.
Where: 39-41 Katharine Street Croydon CR0 1NX
Cost: £5 - Book online at http://www.oxboffice.com/
My Mind is Free
What: Designed to raise awareness of the issue that
is currently at the forefront of the news, My Mind is Free will disturb and provoke in equal measure. Funded by the Arts Council England, the Rah Rah Theatre Company has produced the play with
playwright Sam Hall to initiate discussion about the injustice of human trafficking within the UK.
When: 16 October - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fairfield Halls
Play Me, I’m Yours at Canary Wharf
What: Part of an internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram, this initiative is a strikingly simple yet ingenious concept which bears the enticing invitation to ‘Play me, I’m Yours’. Fifteen pianos act as a musical canvas to inspire spontaneous creativity and will be dotted throughout open spaces, parks, malls and waterfront areas where both music and art fanatics will be inspired by this quirky and fun project. As the name suggests, the pianos are there to be played!
When: Monday 14 September - Friday 30 October 2015
Where: Throughout Canary Wharf
The Alice Look
What: 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of one of Britain’s best-known and most-loved children’s book, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. To mark the anniversary, the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood’s displays The Alice Look, bringing together garments, photographs, rare editions and illustrations to show Alice as both a follower of fashion and a trendsetter.
When: Saturday 2 May - Sunday 1 Nov 2015
Where: V&A Museum of Childhood - Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA
Enough About You
Einat Amir, Enough About You, 2011, courtesy of Lilith Performance Studio and the artist.
What: Artist Einat Amir has designed a participatory performance that delves into relationships ‘in their most organic state, revealing how individuals relate to one another when confronted with constructed reality’. In this set up, two people are placed inside booths and given a ‘pre-recorded conversational structure’, which is provided by the artist and designed to cause an emotional response. Amir is influenced by her fascination with human practices and the building of social relationships. This piece allows for those who choose to take part and to decide on how much of themselves they wish to disclose to a total stranger.
When: 9–18 October 2015
Where: TRIAD Gallery, 28 Field St, London WC1X 9DA
BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night - Nelson Riddle
What: ‘Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe is joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration. Amongst the songs: The Folks Who Live on the Hill, Let's Face the Music And Dance, Night and Day, The Lady Is A Tramp, I've Got the World On A String, Mona Lisa, and Get Happy.
When: 13 October 2015
Where: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
Cost: Adults - £31 to £21 - Students and others £29