We've already told you what bands are playing at the Camden Crawl, but it's not just about music. May Day Bank Holiday weekend brings some excellent comedy and spoken word to NW1, too.
We urge you to hit the Enterprise on Saturday afternoon for Homework, the poetic residency from Ross Sutherland, Joe Dunthorne, Luke Wright, John Osborne and others. Funny and sharp, for Camden they're planning a session of anecdotes from local residents.
On the comedy front: Lolitics should be fun, coming the day after the Mayoral and London Assembly election results are out (Saturday, Camden Head from 2.30pm), Get Comedy has a bunch of great club acts and big names in Rufus Hound and Andrew Maxwell (Dingwalls, Saturday and Sunday), Totally Tom and the wonderful Henning Wehn are our picks of the Knock2Bag line up (The Black Heart, Saturday), Crack Comedy bring nine years of programming club nights to Camden Rock on Saturday and definitely make time for Tony Law (pictured) at Gag Reflex at the Camden Head on Sunday.
Want more? Try this lot for size: hop hop artists performing songs inspired by Shakespeare at the Jazz Cafe (Saturday), the debut musical of BBC Three's Ross Lee (Jazz Cafe, Sunday), zines at the Alternative Press Fair and poster making, both at St Michael's church (all weekend), crafty-makey sessions at the Roundhouse on Saturday, art history lectures – including representations of meat in art – (Enterprise, Sunday) and hula hooping!
The Camden Crawl runs 4-6 May at various venues around Camden. A pass for Saturday and Sunday costs £72.90 including booking fee. For more information see the Camden Crawl website. Photo of Tony Law performing in 2011 courtesy of the Camden Crawl.