London 2012 event listings 3 August: what’s on during the Olympics

{ Posted on Aug 13 2013 by B-man }
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Theatre

Soho Cinders, Soho Theatre, W1, to 9 Sep, sohotheatre.com The latest work by George Stiles and Antony Drew – a quirky take on the Cinderella tale set amid sex scandals and political intrigue.

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, W1, to 9 Sep, thephotographersgallery.org.uk Pieter Hugo, Rinko Kawauchi, Christopher Williams and John Stezaker offer drama, transcendence, advertising’s illusions and an alternative view of photography using collages.

John Currin, Sadie Coles, W1, to 25 Aug, sadiecoles.com Currin’s latest nudes match women painted from life with those culled from the pages of old top shelf mags.

Jamaica 50th: Toots And The Maytals, Indigo2, SE10, theo2.co.uk Legendary reggae and ska from Frederick “Toots” Hibbert and the current incarnation of his cooler-than-thou Jamaican collective.

Laurie Anderson, Royal Festival Hall, SE1, 3 Aug, southbankcentre.co.uk Maker of what’s still surely the weirdest song ever to get to No 2 in the charts (O Superman), experimental sound artist Anderson here presents her new work, Dirtday.

Zoe Lyons, The Comedy Store, SW1, 3 Aug, 7.30pm, thecomedystore.co.uk Out-and-proud observational comic Lyons defies prejudices and stereotypes with a refreshing blast of joke-heavy storytelling stand-up.

99 Club Leicester Square, Storm, WC2, 3 Aug, 99clubcomedy.com Featuring Spencer Brown, Jason John Whitehead and Holly Walsh, who’ll be drawing heavily on her status as a perpetual wallflower and her dull upbringing on the not-particularly-mean streets of Guildford.

English National Ballet: Swan Lake, London Coliseum, WC2, from 3-11 Aug, eno.org Derek Deane’s finely shaped production of the Petipa/Ivanov classic, part of artistic director Wayne Eagling’s swansong season.

Closing Ceremony: A Dance Show In A Day, Chelsea Theatre, SW10, 10am-4pm, chickenshed.org.uk/kc Ages 8-14 can take part in a series of workshops covering a variety of dance styles from street to Bollywood.

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain!, Garrick Theatre, WC2, to 1 Sep, barmybritain.com Enduringly irreverent take on all the nasty, crazy things British people have done to each other over many years.

Fabriclive Fabric, EC1, Fri, fabriclondon.com It’s another Hessle Audio takeover in Room 1 with the regulars joined by Jackmaster and MM/KM (aka Mix Mup and Kassem Mosse). Oneman hosts Room 2, while dBridge is in Room 3.

Entail Records Presents Okie Dokie Warehouse Party, Crucifix, SE1, 3 Aug, residentadvisor.net German rural techno don and sometime park ranger Dominik Eulberg makes a rare trip to London. Greg Brockmann supports.

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