London 2012 event listings 2 August: what’s on during the Olympics

Theatre

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, National Theatre: Cottesloe, South Bank, SE1, to 27 Oct, Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bleakly humorous and award-winning novel following 15-year old narrator, Christopher John Francis Boone’s investigation into his neighbour’s dog’s death.

From Paris: A Taste For Impressionism, Royal Academy, W1, to 23 Sep, royalacademy.org.uk Delicious paintings of Belle Epoque peacocks, hazy seaside days and fecund fields by Monet, Renoir and all the impressionist greats.

In The Moment: The Sports Photography Of Tom Jenkins, Kings Place Gallery, N1, to 24 Aug, kingsplacegallery.co.uk Powerful images by the world-renowned sports photographer.

Blur, 100 Club, tonight only Ahead of headlining at the (sold out) Olympic closing ceremony concert on 12 August, Blur will be leading the line-up tonight, for one night only, at the 100 Club, as part of Converse’s nine-night series of free music gigs. Also playing: The Bots, Savages and Swiss Lips. For free tickets, you need to visit converse.co.uk/blur between 9am and 6pm on Wednesday 1 August.

Theater Tol & Akademi: Bells, Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road, SE3, tonight only, molpresents.com/showtime Aerial outdoor theatre and kathak dance as part of the Mayor of London’s Showtime festival.

Charles Dickens & The Blacking Factory, The Cuming Museum, Elephant and Castle, SE17, today only, southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum Storyteller Olivia Armstrong tells tales of the author’s childhood.

Roller Disco, Renaissance Rooms, Miles Street, Vauxhall, SW8, rollerdisco.com Even if you can’t dance on skates, you’ll still be able to sway to a party soundtrack of funk and disco sounds old and new.

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