Events

Duelling Pianos @ Tamesis Dock

Head to Tamesis Dock, the Dutch barge turned quirky floating pub, for an evening of Duelling Pianos this March. For more unusual (and cheap) venues, check out our guide.
What to expect
London is no stranger to piano bars, but few can claim to have as much character as this one. For this event, two seasoned pianists will be rocking the boat with jams both old and new. As at most classic duelling piano events, some audience participation is encouraged, and you’ll be able to request music from an extensive setlist—from Billy Joel to Beyoncé. It all takes place below decks–so expect an intimate, party-like vibe.
Tickets for Duelling Pianos
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St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19this event has been canceled for 2020
The London St Patrick’s Day Festival will no longer be taking place over the weekend. Presumaby leaving the 150,000 planned attendees in the lurch. Check our guide for more St Patrick’s day events that are yet to be cancelled, or see our what’s on guide for other things to do this weekend.
For guaranteed fun and rowdiness, follow the St Patrick’s Day Parade (complete with floats, marching bands and colourful showmanship). The route is scheduled to start at Hyde Park Corner, passing through piccadilly around midday. This massive parade passes many iconic London sights before ending at Trafalgar Square. From there tThe post St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival appeared first on London Cheapo.

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Acton Depot Open Weekend: Poster Power

Not normally open to the public, Acton Depot open weekends are a fantastic opportunity to see some the hundreds of thousands of treasures stored in the working museum storehouse.
What to expect
These depot open days take place three times a year. That’s April, July and September, so don’t miss your chance! This April’s theme is Poster Power. From propaganda to ettiquette—London Transport’s posters have been a part of London’s visual landscape for over 100 years. See some of London’s most iconic posters from—from times gone by to the present day. There’ll also be a series of themed activities for children and adults alike, including talks and special displays.
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Gig Connection: Tri Attack feat. The Syamisenist

Hot off a live performance at Japan’s recent Rugby World Cup, The Syamisenist hits the UK as part of their re:tokyo live tour.
What to expect
The Syamisenist is a three piece band—with one drummer and lead and bass shamisenists. The band is a tale of old meets new, with the shamisen (perhaps Japan’s most iconic traditional instrument) played with blistering punk passion. They’ve worked up a considerable reputation in Tokyo’s indie music circles. That makes this is a rare opportunity to see one of Japan’s most exciting live acts in London.
RE:MAKE, A Surrey-based band with Jrock influences and Yuhito Ikehara are supporting. Making for a full evening music with a Japanese theme.
Getting there
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The London Book Fair

As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19this event has been cancelled for 2020
The London Book Fair is London’s biggest event for writers, publishers and production channels of all kinds. London Book Fair started as a hub for publishing industry and printed-word professionals to network, negotiate and learn. But it’s evolved far beyond that. These days, as many as 25,000 people from a wide range of industries attend—from books and films to video games and advertising. For more of the month’s top events, see what’s on this month.
What to expect
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BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19this event has been canceled for 2020
Celebrating the hearts, bodies and minds of London’s LGBTIQ+ community, BFI Flare returns for another scorching year of queer cinema. Expect new faces and old favourites on the big screen, along with some great talks and events. For more of this month’s top events, check our full lineup. Dozens of films from all aspects of LGBTIQ+ culture are being screened. Themes include love, romance, sex and transformation.
Best in Fest
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The event organisers at BFI Flare have handily picked out their favourite queer films of the last 12 months for all to see. This year’s line-up includes And Then We Danced, Booksmart, Pain and Glory aThe post BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival appeared first on London Cheapo.

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London Gaming Market

London Gaming Market is the city’s biggest (and perhaps only) regular market dedicated solely to games and game culture. It’s a regular grab bag of bargains, with everything from retro consoles and accessories to new games and general geek swag. So expect to see your fellow gamers out in droves.
What to expect
The market covers pretty much all aspects of game culture—from video games to board games and tabletop RPGs. Vendors range from seasoned pros to a few private sellers. So it’s not unusual to see imported games and merch you won’t find in your usual stores.
Tickets for London Gaming Market
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Klook Explores: Time Travel, Is It Possible?

Ever wondered whether time travel is possible? Popular science speaker and astronomer Colin Stuart is here to show how we’re already using it as we go about our daily lives. One of astronomy’s most prolific voices, Colin has given TED Talks and penned best-selling books.
What to expect
Whether it’s accidentally altering the course of history or getting stuck in the distant future, the idea of time travel has captured the human imagination for thousands of years. But just because some of Hollywood’s most popular time-travel tropes seem far-fetched doesn’t mean you couldn’t one day be sending robots back in time to kill your younger self. Look forward to glimpses into humanity’s future with time travThe post Klook Explores: Time Travel, Is It Possible? appeared first on London Cheapo.

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WOW – Women of the World Festival

This year marks the 10th anniversary of WOW Festival, which launched in 2010 to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day. WOW is now a global movement that has held festivals in Australia, Brazil, China, and Pakistan among others.
The London event takes place at Southbank Centre in Waterloo . Spread across three days, the festival coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March. The aim of the festival is to celebrate the lives of women and girls. All while exploring the global issues they face through debate, workshops,and performances.
Each year, world-renowned artists, activists, writers and performers come to the Southbank Centre. These have included Angela Davies, Malala Yousafzai, Annie Lennox, Patrick SteThe post WOW – Women of the World Festival appeared first on London Cheapo.

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GENDERS at Science Gallery London

Science Gallery London’s fascinating GENDERS exhibition is now open to the public until late June. It’s an open and nuanced look at gender, the conflicts that surround it and the people most affected by them.
GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary
Grace in the Garms—Sadé Mica
The exhibition sees more than a dozen artists on display, covering a broad range of media and messages. It’s a perfect blend of scientific study and art, with artists and researchers of all stripes coming together to explore and express gender and its relationships with culture, race, sexuality and age.
While gender has been one of our society’s defining issues for well over a century, the conversation has exploded recently&mdashThe post GENDERS at Science Gallery London appeared first on London Cheapo.

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