Today: April 20, 2024

London’s First Dada Festival

On June 23 at London’s Cinema Museum, LonDADA becomes the world’s first dedicated Dada festival, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Dadaism. 

The event will feature an animated recital of Hugo Ball’s Karawane by Brian Blessed, live music, theatre, spoken word and of course, film, including Hans Richter’s seminal 1928 short film Ghosts Before Breakfast. Screened on 35mm, a new original score will be performed live by Austrian composer Vinzenz Stergin.

Also screening, for the first time in the UK, is Germany DADA: An Alphabet Of German Dadaism – Helmut Herbst’s rip-roaring 1968 documentary, prefaced by an exclusive video introduction by the director.

Slapstick & Slaughter by Desperate Men, KUNST? by HunkyPunk!, Vaudeville Creepers with Sir Gideon Vein & Elena Van Gotha, poetry from Gabriel Moreno and Amy Neilsen Smith, music from David Goo, Pig With The Face Of A Boy and woodwind quintet Pénte, and a programme of short films by John Smith, Helmut Herbst, Francis Thompson and Bob Georgeson completes the eclectic lineup.

For further information visit:

To book advance tickets:
Tickets are £15 (16+ only).
Doors open at 6pm.
Event begins at 6:30pm.
Venue: The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH. Web: |

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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