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London International Mime Festival

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Sorry, was just miming out that this weekend sees the start of the London International Mime Festival.  Did you get it?

Hmm, I’d better tell you about it then.

It starts on Saturday, January 15th – and there are all sorts of things to be getting involved with.

Not only are there lots of performances to go and see (click here for the listings and how to get tickets), but there are also workshops to have fun with.

Topics include ‘Creating Theatre and Performance’, ‘Introduction to Commedia for Performance’ – based on the old Italian mime shows, and ‘Clown Through Mask’.  Information on all of these – and others – can be found here.

The performances include mime, mask work, acrobatics, circus skills, animation and puppetry. Venues include Southbank Centre, Barbican, ICA, Roundhouse and Royal Opera House.

Ticket prices vary.  The festival runs until January 30th.

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Bad Film Club

Ok, so I know I’ve posted a lot about cinema recently, but that’s only because there’s some good stuff out there! Plus, what with the weather being so unpredictable you need an indoor back up plan, right?

We all have films we love to hate – but what about films we hate to love…? That’s where Bad Film Club comes in.

Nicko and Joe have been running the club in 2006 and it’s grown quite a following.  This time, the film’s Twister (you know, the one with Helen Hunt) and it’s showing at the Barbican on September 30.

Tickets range from £5.50-£10.50 and the film starts at 8:45pm.  You can book tickets and find out more info here.

Nearest Tube: Barbican/Moorgate

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Free Futureheads!

The Futureheads are doing a FREE instore performance at Pure Groove this Thursday, May 6.

Head down there for 1:15pm to be in with a chance of seeing them. They’ll be doing lots of new stuff, including new single Hearbeat Song, as well as a few classics.

Nearest Tube: Farringdon/Barbican

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Summer Nights with the LSO

No, nothing to do with Grease. The London Symphony Orchestra are gearing up for summer with their Summer Nights season.

Running from May 23 – July 1, the concert series will visiting soloists and conductors joining the Orchestra – including Daniel Harding, Thomas Adès and Sir Mark Elder, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Hakan Hardenberger and Janine Jansen.

The concerts are being held at the Barbican.

Tickets start from £7 and are available from the LSO website.

Nearest Tube: Barbican/Moorgate/Liverpool St/St. Paul’s

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Disney Festival

The Barbican is holding a Disney Film Festival to celebrate the the art of traditional hand-drawn animation.

It starts today, with a showing of the new film The Princess and the Frog, but continues until Feb 27.

All the films are being shown on the big screen, including classics like Snow White and Cinderella, alongside modern favourites like Lion King and Aladdin.

Tickets are £7.50 for non-members of the Barbican and can be bought online or in person.

Nearest Tube: Barbican

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