Week In Geek: 3-9 August

Sarah Jayne Bell
By Sarah Jayne Bell Last edited 108 months ago

Last Updated 31 July 2015

Week In Geek: 3-9 August
Nine World Geek Fest is on 6-9 August.

London events for people with inquisitive minds.


GEEK FEST: The Nine Worlds Geek Fest is a residential convention celebrating geekdom in all its glorious variations. Head to Heathrow for all or part of the weekend for geek events in themed tracks like gaming, anime, food and drink, apocalypse, feminism, Dr Who and knitting. These are seriously good geeks. Listen to talks, play table top and video games, taste gin, make your own 'zine, watch films, be weird and wonderful. Adult day tickets from £47.50, prebook, from 6pm Thursday

Gaming old and new, and much more at Nine Worlds Geek Fest.

Monday 3 August

COMEDY: Elvis McGonagall and Rob Auton are at the Cutty Sark Studio Theatre, putting the finishing touches on their sets before heading off to Edinburgh. £10, prebook, 7.45pm

Wednesday 5 August

ALMSHOUSE: See how poor people lived in the 1780s and 1880s by taking a tour of the restored almshouse at the Geffrye Museum. £3, prebook, various times

Classic sci-fi films at the Royal Greenwich Observatory on Thursday.

Thursday 6 August

SCI-FI: George Lucas made a film without Jedis or lightsabers. It's called TXH-1138. With such a catchy title, we aren't sure why it's not better known. You can watch it with other fans at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. £8/£7, prebook, 7pm

HORNIMAN LATES: The Horniman Museum is full of spectacular natural history specimens and other curiosities. It is also usually full of children. Enjoy the museum without having your ankles bitten at their adults only late event. This month the theme is Africa, with music, dance, storytelling and more. £5, just turn up, 6.30pm

Friday 7 August

TEA: We drink a lot of tea at Londonist. Quality, rather than quantity, is the order of the day at the British Museum where you can see a demonstration of a Japanese tea ceremony, and hear a short talk about the history of tea drinking and gathering in Japan. Free, just turn up, 2pm and 3pm

Even storm troopers knit at Nine Worlds Geek Fest all weekend (see above).

Saturday 8 August

AUTISM FRIENDLY STARS: The Royal Observatory Greenwich is holding a special planetarium screening just for kids with an autism spectrum condition and their families and carers. Various prices, prebook, 10am

Sunday 9 August

BLITZ: Join the Museum of London for a walking tour of around the City of London, to find out how the bombing during World War II revealed lost London history, and how St Paul's survived. £12.50/£10, prebook, 3pm

If you know of any upcoming events that would appeal to Londonist geeks, please email [email protected]