Elena and Michel Gran

These artists are trained in creating artwork that fools the eye having worked for many years in set design. Now the pair paint together on the same canvas, a process which they say has bonded them to such an extent that they often cannot remember which of them worked on any given section of a piece. They have lived in Paris since 1981, displayed their work all over the world and even had a piece purchased by the Louvre Museum.

Catto Gallery, 100 Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3 1DP, until Tuesday, July 5. Details: 020 7435 6660

Departures: A song cycle

Nine strangers stand at a nondescript railway platform on an unremarkable weekday afternoon. As their train is delayed further and further again they, surprisingly, put down their crumpled newspapers, pocket their bleeping smartphones and begin to share their secrets, hopes and fears.

Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington, N7 9EF, until Saturday, June 25, 7.30pm. Details: 020 7619 6868

Creating Theatre in Complex Political Settings

A series of events will run at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm on Tuesday and Wednesday, focusing on theatre and politics. On Tuesday Tobasi Ahmad from The Freedom Theatre in Palestine will talk about establishing a political and artistic movement of theatre with filmmakers to fight oppression and inequality. The following day Natalie Kaliada, co-founder of the Belarus Free Theatre, will hold a workshop that relates to the work of her theatre. R

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH, Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29. Details: 0300 6789 222

Amy Duncan

A month after the release of her fifth album, Undercurrents, the Scottish singer/songwriter is now on tour. Based in Edinburgh, her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting has her noted as one to watch.

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7AN, Wednesday, June 29, 8pm. Details: 020 7485 9899

Red Shed (work in progress)

Mark Thomas returns to where he first began performing a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the Labour Club, to celebrate the club’s 50th birthday. Part theatre, part stand-up, part journalism, part activism – Mark interviews old friends to piece together the club’s history as well as campaigning alongside some of the country’s poorest workers for their rights. The audience members are required to recreate the setting and its inhabitants.

Jackson’s Lane, 269a Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AA, Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 8pm. Details: 020 8341 4421