Omnibus

Omnibus
1 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0QW
  • Telephone 020 7498 4699
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  • Website www.omnibus-clapham.org
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Omnibus

A space for arts and ideas, connections and discoveries.

The Omnibus programme encompasses everything from five-star productions of classic plays to film screenings, spoken word performances, cabaret and puppetry. You can find lectures, book readings and massively successful local education projects, both on the road and in-house.

Every weekend we also serve up the Sunday music schedule, which boasts the best emerging and established jazz, classical and world musicians. A hive of activity and a hub for socialising, there’s always something going on in the Omnibus building.

With an ambitious artistic vision informing every decision and a need to appeal to the curious, Omnibus specialises in defying conventions in everything it does.

Just a short walk down the road from Clapham Common tube (on the Northern Line), Omnibus is always great value – under 25’s can get in to many events for a fiver and there are very often free events making up part of the programme.

Check us out www.omnibus-clapham.org

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48 Hours On Clapham High Street - A Photo-essay

Award-winning photographer Jim Grover unveils "48 Hours On Clapham High Street", a unique photo-essay and exhibition which captures the complete transformation from day to night of one of South London's most well-known high streets. The difference between the two personalities of Clapham High Street - daytime shoppers and…

Sun 23 Apr

Free / 020 7498 4699

Mon 24 Apr

Free / 020 7498 4699

Tue 25 Apr

Free / 020 7498 4699

…and 5 more dates until 30 Apr

Apollo5

Jazz and swing from the a cappella group.

Sun 23 Apr

£10–£12 (under 25s £5) / 020 7498 4699

Bookish

Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams present an irreverent look at a five different books.

Wed 10 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

Thu 11 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

Circled in the Radio Times

A storytelling show by John Osborne about how finding an old collection of copies of The Radio Times leads to him piecing together the life of someone he barely knew.

Fri 12 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

Death in the Afternoon

Natasha Cooper, former chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, leads a lively discussion on crime writing with authors Sabine Durrant, J P Delaney and Annemarie Neary.

Sat 6 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

Part of Clapham Book Festival.

Dough!

Dough! explores how life can be filled with colour and beauty when we step outside the beige world we know.

Sat 6 May

£9 (£7) / 020 7498 4699

Engine Room

Scratch night bringing distinctive and dynamic performances from emerging artists across various art forms. Ages 14+.

Wed 24 May

£5 / 020 7498 4699

Fabled

Jazz quintet headed by saxophonist/clarinetist Sam Rapley, influenced by classical, folk and film soundtracks.

Sun 21 May

£10 (under 25s £5) / 020 7498 4699

The Faerie Thorn

The Faerie Thorn recreates Talbot's dark, imaginative and bewitching tales.

Thu 8 Jun

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Fri 9 Jun

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Sat 10 Jun

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairytale romance is adapted for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.  Performer Rebecca Vaughan plays more roles than just Jane.

Wed 3 May

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Thu 4 May

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Fri 5 May

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Kate Adie

Famed flat-jacket wearer Adie discusses her respected career as a writer and journalist, often reporting from war zones around the world.

Sat 6 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

BBC journalist Kate Adie talks to Bafta-winning documentary maker Simon Berthon.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

A storytelling extravaganza celebrating 40 years of the classic book, packed with original music inspired by folk songs of the British Isles.

Sun 7 May

£9 (£7) / 020 7498 4699

Louisa Staples & Friends

Classical and chamber concert from Louisa Staples, Joseph Pritchard and Can Arisoy, students at the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Sun 7 May

£12 (£10; under 25s £5) / 020 7498 4699

Performing solo works before coming together for a performance of Beethoven Piano Trio op.1 no.3 in C minor.

Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

Intimate Narnia-inspired show about holding on to adventure.

Tue 16 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7498 4699

Wed 17 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7498 4699

Thu 18 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7498 4699

…and 31 more dates until 18 Jun

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An outdoor, interactive rendition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, where the audience get involved in the story.

Fri 16 Jun

£18 (£16) / 020 7498 4699

Sat 17 Jun

£18 (£16) / 020 7498 4699

Sun 18 Jun

£18 (£16) / 020 7498 4699

…and 12 more dates until 30 Jun

A Midsummer Night's Dream

'I'll follow you, I'll lead you about a round/Through bog, through bush, through brake, through brier.' Dare you join Puck in his mischievous game? Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare's finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the…

Fri 16 Jun

£18 (£16) / 020 7498 4699

Sat 17 Jun

£18 (£16) / 020 7498 4699

Sun 18 Jun

£18 (£16) / 020 7498 4699

…and 12 more dates until 30 Jun

Omniwritten

A night celebrating a selection of new work from some bold writers.

Sun 21 May

£12.50 (£10.50) / 020 7498 4699

With Imogen Smith's 'Love and Friendship'; Jan Carey's 'Author, Composer, Soldier of a Sort'; Geoge Johnston's 'The Overcoat', and Antony Tuckey's 'Candide'.

The Past Is Another Country

Local author Julie Anderson chairs a discussion on historical writing with Simon Berthon, Elizabeth Fremantle and Robin Blake.

Sat 6 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

Part of Clapham Book Festival.

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

The 17-piece London-based ensemble, and winners of the 2015 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, performs big band music.

Sun 14 May

£10 (under 25s £5) / 020 7498 4699

Permission Improbable

An improvised evening featuring six female comedians.

Sat 3 Jun

£5 / 020 7498 4699

The School of Night: Improvised Shakespeare

School of Night present Shakespeare like you've (literally) never seen it before – made up on the spot each night.

Sat 13 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

So, This is What Happened

Six 10-minute performances of allegedly true stories.

Thu 25 May

Thu 29 Jun

Spies Under The Bed

Three bestselling writers debate the facts and fiction of spies, led by local author Elizabeth Buchan.

Sat 6 May

£10 (£8) / 020 7498 4699

Part of Clapham Book Festival.

Spring Offensive

Dark comedy about war, lost boys and fighting for survival.

Sun 23 Apr

£10–£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Tue 25 Apr

£10–£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Wed 26 Apr

£10–£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

…and 4 more dates until 30 Apr

Spring Offensive

Welcome to the best Bed & Breakfast on the Somme Expat April runs a quality establishment on the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Death surrounds it. And sheep, lots of sheep. There's dinner to be served and history to pay tribute to. The guests are coming, the sheep are closing in. The…

Sun 23 Apr

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Mon 24 Apr

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Tue 25 Apr

£15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

…and 5 more dates until 30 Apr

Tom Green Septet

The London-based trombonist, keyboardist and composer performs contemporary jazz.

Sun 4 Jun

£10 (under 25s £5) / 020 7498 4699

We are Bronte

Publick Transport Theatre's amusing take on the Yorkshire literary siblings, as two performers deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness, repression and revenge, but also themselves.

Fri 19 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7498 4699

Sat 20 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7498 4699

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