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This Week: 7th - 13th October

7 October 2013 Charlie Kenber

Our pick of five events well worth a look this week.

Welcome to This Week – our regular feature picking out what’s hot to do and see in the capital this week. From films, exhibitions and theatre to dance, comedy and literature, each week we’ll be delivering a fresh range of interesting and unusual events to catch.

Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm

This exhibition at the Tate Britain explores the history of physical attacks on art in Britain, exploring the motivations behind such acts. From religious assaults to symbolic destruction marking regime change, the displays will also engage with the fallout of such attacks, and the extent to which modern artists use destruction in a creative manner. Surely a remarkably original exhibition from one of the finest galleries this nation has: it runs until January, but why not catch it now?

World Zombie Day

Truly a one-off event, Saturday 12th October will see central London swarmed by blood-drenched, shambling flesh-eaters. No this isn’t the Apocalypse; it’s the annual Zombie Walk to raise money for St. Mungos! World Zombie Day began in Pittsburgh in 2006, and has since spread – plague-like – to more than fifty cities worldwide. It brings together fans of Zombie culture in an effort to relieve hunger and homelessness across the globe. Truly an international phenomenon, and a great excuse to get creative with the fake blood!

The National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary

To celebrate this impressive milestone, the National Theatre is hosting a whole series of Platforms, with leading lights from the industry discussing changes in theatre, their favourite memories of the National, and looking ahead to future challenges. Highlights this week include a discussion on Friday 11th of the challenges that have faced women in the sector with Dominic Cooke, who was notably succeeded at the Royal Court by the theatre’s first female Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone. Sara Kestelman and Adrian Lester will be sharing their memories of the theatre in a ‘National Histories’ platform on Tuesday 8th. Make sure to check out the website for full listings.

Laughing Horse Comedy Club           

The Laughing Horse present regular comedy evenings across London. These often allow young or up-and-coming performers the chance to try out their material, and with tickets usually just £5 or even free, you’re sure to have a great value night. This week there’s a show on Monday 7th in Stratford and on Friday 11th in Lancaster Gate. You’ll need to book in advance for Friday’s show, but on Monday it’s totally free: just turn up and get involved!

Literary Footprints Festival

Celebrating London’s rich literary heritage, this annual Festival hosts a whole range of walks, special events and readings across the capital. Hosted by independent guides, a remarkable range of walks take place throughout the month of October, and this week is no exception. Thursday 10th sees a ‘Mary Poppins’ walk as well as a walk on the Strand covering authors from Shakespeare and Charles Dickens to Dan Brown. ‘Literary Clerkenwell’ on the Friday 11th and ‘Keats in Hampstead’ on Saturday 12th are also well worth a look-in. Full details of all walks are available here.

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