A brand new music festival – The Butterfly Effect – features artists from hip hop, house, garage, tech and dance such as global DJs Steve Lawler, Darius Syrossian and Detlef with BBC 1 Xtra’s Charlie Sloth, ( pictured above). Second City, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Shola Ama and Kele Le roc are all performing over the weekend.
Over 20,000 people are expected in Lloyd Park which will have four stages and street food. Festival producer Charles Intsiful said: “It’s time that Croydon had its moment in the spotlight and we’re proud to be part of that.” Hip hop encyclopedia, Radio 1 Xtra tastemaker and Giggs collaborator Charlie Sloth are on the bill, as are Kiss FM’s DJ Pioneer and garage legends DJ Luck & MC Neat, Shola Ama and Kele le Roc. Lloyd Park tomorrow and Sunday.
Set in the geriatric ward of ailing Yorkshire hospital the Bethlehem, ’Allelujah!’ is about mortality. From a placid opening, it’s characterised by an increasing rage about the state of this country – its struggling system of social care, and its rapidly disappearing compassion.
Bridge Theatre, One Tower Bridge, SE1 2SD until September 29
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Evita is at the Churchill Theatre Bromley. The production by Bill Kenwright tells the story of Eva Perón, second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. It follows her journey from humble beginnings to extraordinary wealth and power. The hit musical has won more than 20 awards and contains some iconic Tim Rice songs like Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and On This Night of a Thousand Stars.
Churchill Theatre, Bromley, until tomorrow
Marcus Brigstocke is premiering his new stand-up show at Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre until Sunday before an Edinburgh Fringe tour. He follows the retired devil as he finally clears up what is good and what is bad once and for all.
Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common North Side SW4 0QW until Sunday
The free Green Rooms Botanical Market has more than 30 stalls selling indoor and outdoor plants, pots, botanical art and horticultural supplies and instructions in how to make flower-pressed art, painted plant pots or macrame hangers.
Peckham Springs 22a Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QN tomorrow [Saturday} 8pm-midnight
Tate Modern’s Magic Realism reclaims the term commonly used to describe novels of the 1980s. The term was actually invented by Franz Roh, a German artist and critic who coined it as a name for the art created in his home country following the German Expressionist movement. Paintings and works on paper include some surely unmissable ones by the brilliant Otto Dix.
Tate Modern until July 2019
Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to The Old Vic stage in by director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved to America. But now his mum’s very sick and she’s not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, at seven arrives to tell Conor tales – and when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears. Suitable for adults and children aged 10+.
The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, until August 25.
The Underdog Gallery in the arches below London Bridge station has its Summer Show 2018, with new artwork from a selection of the gallery’s top artists. A mix of original paintings, sculpture and limited edition prints.
ARCH 6, Crucifix Lane, London Bridge SE1 3JW until August 30
Sounds and Sorcery, an immersive celebration of Disney’s Fantasia, is now on at The Vaults, London’s home for immersive theatre and alternative arts. A 96-piece orchestra will take you, with the aid of headphones, through tunnels underneath Waterloo station, with the world of Fantasia with binaural sound, 3D projections, elaborate set designs and dazzling lighting effects. Tickets from £30.
Leake Street, Lambeth SE1 7NN until September 30
600 SECONDS: CONFLICT! showcases nine short plays on the theme of conflict, performed ‘script-in-hand’ by professional actors. Then vote on your favourite play. There will be comedy, drama, satire and some violence… From 8pm (show lasts approx two hours, including interval). Tickets £10, concs £8, available from Kirkdale Bookshop or online.
Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Road SE26 tomorrow
Pioneering artist Lee Bul has transformed the Hayward Gallery into a dream-like landscape with installations and futuristic cyborgs. The show features more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, inspired by everything from science fiction to architecture.
The Hayward, Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Road SE1 8XX until August 19
The Quay Players are performing the hit West End musical, Made in Dagenham. In June 1968, the women of Ford Dagenham went on strike for their right to equal pay. With the support of women all over the country, the actions of these factory machinists led directly to the Equal Pay Act 1970: enshrining the right to pay equality between men and women.
The Greenwood Theatre in Southwark, tonight 7.30pm; tomorrow, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Ibiza nightclub Glitterbox is in Southwark tomorrow with Jellybean Benitez, Mousse T, Dr Packer, Ralphi Rosario, Simon Dunmore, Melvo Baptiste and Natasha Kitty Katt on the decks.
Ministry of Sound tomorrow
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