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Your what's on guide to the top events in London this week.

The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes

This new production from Morphic Graffitti is set to bring Sherlock to life in a “music hall musical of elementary magnificence” with a wholly new mystery for the crack sleuth to get to the bottom of.

It promises “more Victoriana than even Prince Albert could handle,” but as well as all the era-specific garb, detail and adventure puzzle-solving, there will be a load of comedy, magical illusions and even puppets. So not exactly Sherlock as Conan Doyle imagined him, but then neither was Robert Downey Jr. 

Until May 10, Wed-Sat, 7.30pm (Sat matinee 3pm)
Sun, 2pm & 6pm, £20
 Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH  
Tube | Hoxton  
morphicgraffiti.com

 

MickRonsonFest

MickRonsonfest at the ICA celebrates the life, times and talent of one of rock’s best ever guitarists, Mick Ronson, a cohort of Bowie and the Spiders From Mars. His legacy and impact on music and style is the focus of these talks and the premiere screening of 1994’s The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert. An unsung rock hero.

Apr 27, 1pm, £15+,
ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH 
Tube | Charing Cross  
ica.org.uk

Underwater Photo Exhib

Organic materials such as flowers, fruit and butterflies, both living and dead, are the focus for Alexander James’ new exhibition, Intersection, the USP being that all his photos have been of their subjects underwater. Bold, startling, with no touching up, and 10 years in the making. Eye-catching stuff. 

Apr 26-May 25, 10am-8pm, free
The Studio Building, W11 4AJ 
Tube | Latimer Road 
distilennui.com/blog

 

The Other Art Fair

This art fair brings you face to face with the artists behind the works on display, so you can find out how it came about and perhaps haggle for your favourite and get a top deal. Up-and-coming artists get recognition, and your new piece for the living room might be from one of tomorrow’s superstars. 

Apr 25-28, 11am-7pm (Sun,11am-6pm), 36  
Ambika P3, University of Westminster, NW1 5LS  
Tube | Baker Street  
theotherartfair.com


Daniel Simonsen

Angel Comedy Festival

The world’s funniest Norwegian Daniel Simonsen is one of the well-funny funnymen at this week-long orgy of laughs, gags and split sides. We say the funniest Norwegian, but that’s mainly because he says he is, and he is indeed very funny. Easiest if you find out for yourself. Also funny is Irish hip-hop improv-er Abandoman, Canadian Tony Law, and Welshman Matt Rees. Best of all, the five nights are free! 

Apr 22-27, 7.30pm, free
The Camden Head, N1 8DY  
Tube | Angel  
angelcomedy.co.uk 

 


Hyperlink

This three-day fest of culture, music and art at Tate Modern’s new underground area looks at today’s youth. There will be all manner of installations and performances designed for your participation and discovery of the “six degrees of separation”. Don’t miss a special performance from rapper Sway, and spoken word from George The Poet.

Apr 26-28, times vary, free 
Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG  
Tube | Waterloo  
tate.org.uk

London Coffee Festival

This artisan coffee event takes up residence in eight festival zones at the Old Truman Brewery and various venues across town, with baristas from 33 coffee shops wowing your tastebuds with their indie-blends. For the overly caffeinated there’s music performances, an art gallery and grinding demos.

Apr 25-28, times vary, £9.50+
Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL  
Tube | Liverpool Street  
londoncoffeefestival.com

 

Photos: Getty, distilennui.com/blog,  facebook.com/TheLondonCoffeeFestival


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