Must Do: The Veils, Pete Tong, Fred Deakin & Gog


Theatre, talks, DJs and live music, all taking place in the coming days. Here’s where…



1. A radical theatre experiment at Lion & Unicorn

Come and see Random Acts Theatre present a seriously alternative experience as they travel deep into the fractured psyche of an artist named Alexander Gog. Fifteen years ago, so the story goes, Gog embarked on a radical experiment into artistic expression, social protest, and theatrical activism. He was caged for a year and delivered nightly performances from his cell. However due to unfortunate circumstances, he’s never emerged, instead he’s been from venue to venue, country to country, and made to survive exclusively on a diet of a copy of the Daily Telegraph from 23 July 2001 and Banana-Flavoured ‘Moon Pies’. He’s in Kentish Town for a week, so catch this extreme piece of theatre while Gog passes through. Lion & Unicorn, Gaisford Street, NW5, runs until Sat 29th October, 7.30pm (no show Monday). Tickets and more info here.

2. Don’t miss The Veils


They’ve been described as a collision of David Bowie, Nick Cave and Nine Inch Nails, so if that’s your thing make haste to KOKO for The Veils’ only UK date this year. Recent fifth album Total Depravity has been heralded as their best yet, co-produced by El-P from US hip-hop giants Run the Jewels. And they’re renowned for their live shows, thanks to frontman Finn Andrews. One for David Lynch fans too, as Andrews stars in the new series of Twin Peaks. 25th October. Tickets: koko.uk.com

3. Pete Tong in the ‘hood


The DJ who has arguably done more to champion electronic music across the globe than any other, Radio 1’s Pete Tong plays a rare London date at Egg on York Way this weekend. Now residing in LA when he’s not jetting around the world, Tong touches down on home turf to help celebrate the 25th birthday of equally prolific dance music journal DJ Magazine. Also on the bill are hotly tipped talents Cristoph and Emanuel Satie. Egg, 200 York Way, N7 9AX, Friday 21st October 11pm-9am. Info and £10 advance tickets.

4. In conversation with Fred Deakin

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A former electronic music star himself (as half of celebrated band Lemon Jelly), and now Professor of Interactive Digital Arts at UAL in King’s Cross, Fred Deakin is the latest inspirational person in the Game Changers hot seat. The series of free talks, held at the large Interchange co-working space in Camden Market, aims to inspire young creatives and future entrepreneurs, and Fred, who also founded the Fred & Company studio and co-founded award-winning digital design agency Airside, certainly has plenty of tales from the coalface of creativity. Come hear him speak, ask him questions and share a drink with a like-minded bunch afterwards. Tuesday 26th October, 6.30pm, Interchange Triangle, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AB More info and free tickets on Eventbrite here.


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