What's On - April 2010

Obviously the only truly important event this month is the return of that great national institution: Sci-Fi-London (28th April - 3rd May). After that, all other events seem somewhat pointless.

However, in the interests of impartiality, we can also tell you about an eclectic selection of sci-fi and fantasy at the cinema, 'Psycho: A Classic in Context' at the BFI, plus talks and signings from the likes of Warwick Davis and Philip Pullman.

Keep on reading for further details.

Cinema Releases:

Broncos

Clash Of The Titans Friday, 2nd April - General Release
Kakera - A Piece Of Our Life Friday, 2nd April - ICA - SW1Y 5AH
Psycho (Re-issue) Friday, 2nd April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Shelter Friday, 9th April - General Release
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)(Re-issue) Friday, 16th April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Repo Men Friday, 16th April - General Release
It's A Wonderful Afterlife Wednesday, 21st April - General Release
The Sky Crawlers Friday, 23rd April - ICA - SW1Y 5AH
Gentlemen Broncos Friday, 30th April - General Release
Iron Man 2 Friday, 30th April - General Release
Valhalla Rising Friday, 30th April - Limited Release

Festivals/Seasons:

Solar Season Saturday, 6th February - Tuesday, 18th May - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
Sci-Fi Season Tuesday, 16th February - Tuesday, 6th April - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
The Kinoteka Polish Film Festiwal Thursday, 4th March - Tuesday, 13th April - Various Venues
Psycho: A Classic In Context Thursday, 1st April - Friday, 30th April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Odyssey 2010 Friday, 2nd April - Monday, 5th April - Radisson Edwardian International Plaza Hotel (Heathrow) - UB3 5AW
Fanfest Saturday, 24th April - Sunday, 25th April - London Film Museum - SE1 7PB
Salute 2010 Saturday, 24th April - Excel Centre - E16 1XL
Sci-Fi-London 9 Wednesday, 28th April - Monday, 3rd May - Various locations including Apollo Piccadilly Circus - SW1Y 4LR

Screenings:

Dead Wood Saturday, 3rd April - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (Kids' Screening) Saturday, 3rd April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Grindhouse Monday, 5th April - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Kids' Screening) Saturday, 10th April - The Lexi Cinema - NW10 3JU
The Thing Saturday, 10th April, Sunday 11th April - ICA - SW1Y 5AH
The Chess Player Sunday, 11th April - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Spirited Away + Ponyo (Double Bill) Sunday, 11th April, Monday, 12th April - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
Planet 51 Monday, 12th April - Ritzy Picturehouse - SW2 1JG
Battle Royale (Electric Sheep Film Club) Wednesday, 14th April - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
TV Preview: The Prisoner + Q&A Wednesday, 14th April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari Thursday, 15th April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Preview: The Sky Crawlers Friday, 16th April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Kids' Screening) Saturday, 17th April - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
OOOM: Out Of Our Minds + Q&A Wednesday, 21st April - ICA - SW1Y 5AH
Shanks Wednesday, 21st April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Ponyo (Kids' Screening) Saturday, 24th April - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Space Tourists Saturday, 24th April - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb + Talk Tuesday, 27th April - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS

Death Note

Japanimation Sneak Peek: Death Note
Relight: Visions of a God
Wednesday, 28th April - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Amelie + Micmacs (Double Bill) Friday, 30th April - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
The Room Friday, 30th April - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY

Signings:

Forty-Five Thursday, 1st April - Orbital Comics - WC2H 7JA
Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards - Turf Wednesday, 14th April - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Peter Brett - The Desert Spear Friday, 16th April - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
David Weber - Torch of Freedom/A Mighty Fortress Saturday, 17th April - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Warwick Davis - Size Matters Not Wednesday, 21st April - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
The Bitten Word Thursday, 22nd April - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Warwick Davis - Size Matters Not Wednesday, 28th April - Waterstones Piccadilly - SW1Y 6WW

Talks:

Eureka

Eureka Live Thursday, 8th April - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE
Philip Pullman Monday, 12th April - Southbank Centre - SE1 8XX
Digital Generation Thursday, 15th April - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE
A Roadtrip Into Deep Time Thursday, 22nd April - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
Is There Anybody Out There? Thursday, 29th April - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
Vis Lucis, Vis Luminis: How Optics Shaped Physics Friday, 30th April - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS

Events:

Plasticity - 100 Years Of Making Plastics Tuesday, 22nd May 2007 - Wednesday, 1st December - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Dan Dare & The Birth Of Hi-Tech Britain Wednesday, 30th April 2008 - Monday, 1st November 2010 - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Fast Forward: 20 Ways F1 Is Changing Our World Wednesday, 11th March 2009 - Monday, 5th April - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Cosmos & Culture: How Astronomy Has Shaped Our World Thursday, 23rd July 2009 - Thursday, 30th December - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Digital Pioneers Exhibition Monday, 7th December 2009 - Sunday, 25th April - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Decode: Digital Design Sensations Tuesday, 8th December, 2009 - Sunday, 11th April - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Capturing The Imagination: British Fairy-Tale Illustrations 1860-1940 Wednesday, 18th December, 2009 - Saturday, 12th June - The V&A - SW7 2RL
A Fairyland Of Flowers: Beatrix Potter And Cicely Mary Barker Monday, 21st December 2009 - Monday, 14th June - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Crash: Homage To JG Ballard Exhibition Thursday, 11th February - Thursday, 1st April - Gagosian Gallery - WC1X 9JD
Listening Post Tuesday, 19th February 2008 - Friday, 31st December - Science Museum - SW7 2DD

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories Wednesday, 24th February - Saturday, 17th April - Lyric Hammersmith - W6 0QL
'We Are All Mad Here': Alice In Popular Culture Friday, 5th March - Saturday, 12th June - The V&A - SW7 2RL
1001 Inventions Saturday, 13th March - Wednesday, 30th June - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
April London SF Meeting Thursday, 1th April - The Melton Mowbray - EC1N 2LE
Doctor Who Late Night Opening Saturday, 3rd April - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Playworks Motley Stories (Kids' Workshop) Saturday, 3rd April - ICA - SW1Y 5AH
Mad Hatter's Film School Tuesday, 6th April - Friday, 9th April - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Supper Salon: Dunne & Raby Wednesday, 7th April - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE
Prisoner London Locations Walkabout Weekend Friday, 9th April - Sunday, 11th April - Various Locations
The Way Of Tea Friday, 9th April, Friday, 23rd April - The British Museum - WC1B 3DG
League Of The Non-Aligned Meetings Saturday, 10th April, Saturday, 24th April - The Centre Page - EC4V 5BH
Family Fun Day: Health And Medicine Saturday, 10th April - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
Sci-Fi-London National 48hr Film Challenge Saturday, 10th April - Monday, 12th April - Various locations
Fitzrovia Noir Exhibition Friday, 16th April - Friday, 30th April - Orbital Comics - WC2H 7JA
Dino Snores Saturday, 17th April - Sunday, 18th April - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
Snapping The Sky: Presentations + Q&A Saturday, 18th April - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
BSFA Open Meeting Wednesday, 21st April - The Antelope - SW1W 8EZ
ZZ9 London Pub Meeting Wednesday, 21st April - The Wheatsheaf- SE1 1TY
Life In 2050 Exhibition Thursday, 22nd April - Tuesday, 4th May - Proud Central Gallery - WC2N 6BP
Science Museum Lates Wednesday, 28th April - Science Museum - SW7 2DD

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