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Today to Sun 20 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - SPIKED
Written, directed and designed by mothers but more importantly performed by three women in their forties, SPIKED is triumphantly created entirely by an age bracket underrepresented in theatre.
StageSpace, Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, London
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Dames
This spring, the Pleasance sees the world premiere of Charlotte Merriam’s Dames. Celebrating females with no filters, Dames is about the intimate and exposing nature of friendships in the true contemporary confessional – the club toilet.
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy
Fresh from a sell-out run at this year’s VAULT Festival, where it was awarded a Highly Commended accolade, Wound Up Theatre bring their hilarious play Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy to Pleasance London to launch the theatre’s brand new 80-seat Downstairs.
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews
Tue 24 Apr to Sun 13 May

More details - 9 Furlong Road - Open Garden for NGS
Award winning small garden designed by Karen Fitzsimon which makes clever use of an awkwardly shaped plot. Curved lines are used to complement a modern extension. Raised beds contain a mix of tender and hardy plants to give an exotic feel and incl loquat, banana, palm, cycad and tree fern.
9 Furlong Road, London
Sun 13 May

More details - Ought
Ought. Artists performing: Ought.: Tickets avaiable.
The Garage, London
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Islington Barnsbury
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
St Andrew’s Church Thornhill Square Islington
Fri 4 May, Fri 8 Jun

More details - 13 College Cross - Open Garden for NGS
An award winning walled garden 5m x 17m, behind a Georgian terraced house, enclosed by evergreen climbers with mature Bay, Box, Olive and Fig trees. Architectural plants chosen for form and texture in shades of green, enlivened by pots of white flowers.
13 College Cross, London
Sun 13 May

More details - Malvern Terrace Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Group of unique 1830s terrace houses built on the site of Thomas Oldfield’s dairy and cricket field. Cottage style front gardens in cobbled cul-de-sac - a peaceful oasis in the heart of London.
Malvern Terrace Gardens, London
Sun 13 May

More details - Classic Car Boot Sale
A mini festival that celebrates classic vehicles, fashion, design, music and food all for £5. Vehicles that thrill and fabulous “threads for less” are available by the boot load as the Classic Car Boot Sale parks up in Granary Square, King’s Cross, London on 28th and 29th April 2018.
Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C
Sat 28 Apr

More details - 2 Lonsdale Square - Open Garden for NGS
One could describe our garden as a person: small, unpretentious and attractively formed by yew and box hedges, and faithful beds with hellebores, fatsia, erysimum, euonymous, euphorbia and the lively climbing roses, star jasmine and solanium.
2 Lonsdale Square, London
Sun 13 May

More details - Canonbury House - Open Garden for NGS
Large secluded garden next to historic Canonbury Tower and 500yr old mulberry. Magnificent mature trees, woodland planting, clipped box lining lawn. Sheltered herbaceous border. Fountain and well stocked pond; hidden children’s play area.
Canonbury House, London
Sun 20 May

More details - Tumble Tuck
Tumble Tuck, written by Sarah Milton and presented by BackHere! Theatre, will headline the Who Runs the World? season at the King’s Head Theatre. This exciting season showcases work by female playwrights in direct response to the under-representation of female voices on stage.
King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sat 5 May, Tue 8 May to Sat 12 May

More details - 19 St Peter's Street - Open Garden for NGS
Charming secluded town garden with climbing roses, trees, shrubs, climbers, pond, patio with containers, and a gazebo with a trompe l’oeil mural.
19 St Peter’s Street, London
Sun 20 May

More details - Dance Well Dance Class @ St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre
Open to attend Dance Well is Akademi’s 3-year community participation project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre 2 Ossulston Street London
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May

More details - PQA Islington free family open day
The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school providing tuition for children and young people aged 4-18 and the newest Academy is opening in Islington! Join us for our FREE OPEN DAY!
PQA Studios 242 Pentonville Road
Sat 12 May

More details - Designer dog homes to descend on London
Visitors to St Pancras International from 19 March 2018 will see a unique display of bespoke doggy dream homes designed by celebrities, renowned architects, artists and designers.
St. Pancras Station, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London
Today to Thu 26 Apr

More details - Godsticks + Special Guest
Having toured extensively throughout Europe with The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally and The Pineapple Thief, Godsticks will be showcasing their explosive new material at this headline show.
Camden Assembly 49 Chalk Farm Road, London
Sat 5 May

More details - Clissold Park Food & Drink Festival
Our Food and Drink Festival will be returning to Clissold Park in Stoke Newington following our successful launch in 2016.
Clissold Park
Fri 11 May to Sun 13 May

More details - The Bekkrell Effect by Groupe Bekkrell
The Bekkrell Effect is an exhilarating visual feast combining the power of punk with risk and flare. Five performers hurtle around the stage, things fall apart, atoms decay and relationships break up – below the surface is chaos, yet with enough distance everything can be beautiful.
Roundhouse
Today

More details - CircusFest 2018
CircusFest is London’s biennial international festival of contemporary circus. The programme is as follows: Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine by Pirates of the Carabina (3–15 April, Roundhouse) The Bekkrell Effect by Groupe Bekkrell (19-22 April, Roundhouse) Fram & Dunt by Collectif and then… (3–5 April,...
Roundhouse
Today to Fri 27 Apr

More details - MFest - UK's First Festival of Muslim Culture, Literature and Ideas
MFest brings together Muslims and non-Muslims to celebrate the richness and plurality of Muslim cultures, and explore contemporary Muslim thought through the breadth of its heritage, politics, and communities.
The British Library Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road, London
Fri 27 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - What is England? Festival
A 4-day festival in the run up to St George’s Day exploring ’Englishness’ through music, talks and workshops at London’s only surviving Elizabethan church.
The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London
Today and Mon 23 Apr

More details - King Henry's Walk Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Vibrant ornamental planting welcomes the visitor to this hidden oasis and leads you into a verdant community garden with secluded woodland area, beehives, wildlife pond, wall trained fruit trees, and plots used by local residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
King Henry’s Walk Garden, London
Mon 7 May

More details - Family Barn Dance
Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the British Isles in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.  Groups should include a minimum of one adult for every four children.
Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent’s park Rd London
Today

More details - May in a Day!
Help Cecil Sharp House celebrate the spring at our fun-filled family festival, filled with fun and creative activities for all the family!
Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent’s park Rd London
Sat 12 May

More details - Use Your Senses London 2018
Feel immense - run every sense! Guide Dogs’ hugely popular Use Your Senses 5K fun run comes to London in May - join us at Finsbury Park for the most sensational event of the year! Unlike other 5K runs, around the course our Sense Stations will surprise your senses.
Finsbury Park, London
Sat 12 May

More details - Cecilia Bengolea & Francois Chaignaud
The award-winning duo Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud have collaborated together since 2005 and have created works for Lyon Opera Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Mon 23 Apr and Tue 24 Apr

More details - TORO - Beauty and the Bull
DeNada Dance Theatre comes to Sadler’s Wells with a new production following a guest appearance in a Wild Card evening last autumn. Boldly approaching the erotic themes within the story, TORO is a gender-fluid, Hispanic interpretation of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.
Lilian Baylis Studio Rosebery Avenue Clerkenwell
Wed 25 Apr and Thu 26 Apr

More details - BalletBoyz
After its premiere in Autumn 2017, BalletBoyz returns with the unique project: four pieces created in just 14 days.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Breakin' Convention '18
Breakin’ Convention is back and celebrating its 15th year with another incredible line-up of acts from around the world and around the corner, including highlights from the past 14 years.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Wed 9 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion
Burrows and Fargion return to Sadler’s Wells with Any Table Any Room, a new work welcoming four local artists to join them on stage: Seke Chimutengwende, Tanja Erhart, Jacky Lansley and Alesandra Seutin. How possible is community? How do we retain our autonomy while being in a group?
Lilian Baylis Studio Rosebery Avenue Clerkenwell
Thu 10 May and Fri 11 May

More details - Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre
After bringing Sadler’s Wells a succession of story-ballets, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984 and the critically acclaimed Casanova, Northern Ballet returns with Jane Eyre.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Diespeker Wharf - Open Garden for NGS
An intriguing and unexpected garden in an historic industrial setting alongside the Regents Canal owned and converted by a firm of architects. The garden has become an enticing and unique space enjoyed both socially and for business. Interesting climbers clothe the high wall.
Diespeker Wharf, London
Sun 20 May

More details - Jenny Wilson
Jenny Wilson: Tickets avaiable.
Birthdays, London
Wed 25 Apr

More details - 19 Coolhurst Road - Open Garden for NGS
Evolving, organic and wildlife garden with dappled sunlight, bees, birds and butterflies. Informal woodland planting under magnificent deciduous trees with interesting shrubs, box shapes and perennials.
19 Coolhurst Road, London
Sun 20 May

More details - Happy Warriors
A new play, ‘Happy Warriors’, written by 91-year old James Hugh Macdonald, makes its worldwide premiere Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate from 28th March – 22nd April.
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate road
Today

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Regents Park
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
St Marks Church Prince Albert Road London
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 12 May

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Highgate Village
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
Pond Square Chapel South Grove Highgate Village
Mon 14 May

More details - City of Light - Sunday Family Workshop
Celebrate the powerful role of inter-generational learning through creative collaboration and freedom of expression. Come and join us to create an imaginary city! Construct large and small-scale buildings using cardboard, wooden bamboo canes and other interesting materials.
14 Wharf Road
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Project Light- Early Years Workshop
Generate meaningful experiences with art and process through playful experimentation with light and shadow. Immerse yourself in a process-driven architectural floor piece that spans the entire space.
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art 14 Wharf Road
Thu 3 May

More details - TEXT ME - Sunday Family Workshop
Celebrate the powerful role of inter-generational learning through creative collaboration and freedom of expression. Get the chance to experiment with printed texts to create striking designs for urban interventions using the techniques of collage, photo weaving and mosaic.
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art 14 Wharf Road
Sun 20 May

More details - Kendal Mountain Tour - Tales of Adventure - London - Hackney
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our London tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Jack Harries and Beth French.
Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London,
Thu 10 May

More details - Southwood Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Densely planted garden hidden behind C18 house (not open). Unusual plants preferred, many propagated for sale. Ponds, waterfall, frogs, toads, newts. Many topiary shapes formed from self sown yew trees. Sculpture carved from three trunks of a massive conifer which became unstable in a storm. Hard working greenhouse!
Southwood Lodge, Highgate
Sun 13 May

More details - Moormaid
Berlin. Eleven past eleven. Art teacher Melissa is about to do something drastic. Seeking a place to hide, her ex-pupil Mehdi interrupts her momentum. This meeting is the key to her questions as Melissa represents a depressed and fearful generation longing to break out.
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London
Today to Sat 19 May

More details - Warrior Saint
Warrior Saint: Workshop with Hari Nam Singh Khalsa and Kuldip Singh Khalsa This workshop will give you a crystal clear concept and experience of the warrior side of the spiritual path, represented by the vision, message and energy of both Yogi Bhajan and Guru Gobind Singh (the great 10th master of the Sikh way of
JOY Yoga Dalston • 27D Dalston Lane • London
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Shakti School: The Prosperous Woman with Sukhdev of Aykanna
Woman is a powerhouse. Her capacity is 16x greater than that of a man. When she understands and develops herself, she becomes radiant and prosperous. Surrender and flow are her natural state when she is no longer ruled by her fears and neuroses.
JOY Yoga Dalston • 27D Dalston Lane • London
Sun 6 May

More details - 12 Fairfield Road - Open Garden for NGS
This peaceful, secluded garden backs onto the Picturehouse cinema. Created on two levels and with year-round interest, it is packed with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as succulents, palms and bamboos.
12 Fairfield Road, HORNSEY
Sun 20 May

More details - Vintage Paperback and Pulp Fair - A Unique Event!
A book fair with a difference! Come and discover the REAL pulp fiction. Thousands of vintage paperbacks and magazines from the glory days of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s - a time when book and magazine covers were VERY different to the dull, tame covers of today… This was a time when publishers paid skilled...
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London
Sun 29 Apr

More details - 3 The Park N6 - Open Garden for NGS
Established large garden with informal planting for colour, scent and bees. Pond with fish, frogs and tadpoles. Tree peonies, Crinodendron hookerianum and Paulownia. Plants, tea and home-made jam for sale. Children particularly welcome - a treasure hunt with prizes!
3 The Park N6, London
Sun 20 May