SNOW PATROL AT THE O2
Snow Patrol are performing their latest album Wilderness along with many of their most popular hits at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Wilderness is the alternative rock band’s first album in seven years and, in the words of lead singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody, taps into something “primal, alive and beautiful”. The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX. January 26, at 6:30pm. Admission: £53.75 – £87.50.
TIME TRAVEL AT DEPTFORD CINEMA
As part of its Sci-Fi Sunday series, Deptford Cinema is screening Shane Carruth’s lo-fi film Primer (2004). The plot follows Aaron and Abe, two employees of a faceless tech company who accidently create a time machine in their garage. A short video essay from The Nerdwriter explaining the history of time travel fiction will accompany the screening. Deptford Cinema,
39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ. January 27, from 3:30pm – 7pm. Admission: £6/£4.50 concessions.
BALLET INSPIRED BY WWI
Impermanence’s film The Ballet of the Nations is showing at Trinity Laban this Friday. The 50-minute film, narrated by Billy Zane, was inspired by the 1915 pacifist satire of the same name, written by Vernon Lee and illustrated by Maxwell Armfield as a response to the First World War. Incorporating dialogue and a narrative of stylised dance pieces, the film imagines war as a diabolical dance choreographed by Satan and Death. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the company and collaborators. Laban Theatre, Laban Building, 30 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ. January 25, at 7:30pm. Admission: £8/£6 concessions. www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/
FINGER ON THE BUZZER
Blackheath Halls is hosting its annual quiz night this Friday, in support of the Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Youth Choir. Grab a team of up to eight players (or buy an individual ticket and join a team on the night), suss out your areas of expertise, and enjoy an evening of light-hearted competitiveness and live music. Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, SE3 9RQ. January 25, at 7pm. Admission: £10pp.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: RINSE, REPEAT AT NOW GALLERY
NOW Gallery’s Rinse, Repeat exhibition is closing this weekend. Created by fashion designer Richard Malone, who is the gallery’s colaborator this winter, the exhibition is an interactive, multi-disciplinary installation made up of three elements, which together create a conversation around fashion, movement and art. NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, SE10 0SQ. Until January 27, from 10am – 7pm weekdays; 10am – 5pm Saturday; 11am – 4pm Sunday. Admission: FREE.