Things To Do In London: Monday 23 March 2015

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Things To Do

Tricycle Takeover comes to Tricycle Theatre

FIFTY ARTISTS: 50 leading artists are helping UK charity Miracles tackle child poverty in Tower Hamlets through Fifty Children — Fifty Artists. Each artist has produced a portrait of a Tower Hamlets child to raise awareness of the problem faced by the borough, and raise funding through selling the artwork. See the exhibition at Shoreditch Town Hall. Until 27 March

LAST CHANCE: This double bill of nature exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre closes soon, so it's your last chance to see a representation of an alternative calendar system briefly adopted in France after the Revolution. There are also lots of nature films in slow motion. Free, until 29 March

TRICYCLE TAKEOVER: For a week, the Tricycle Young Theatre Company takes over the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn with with theatre, film, music and poetry by emerging and established artists. Various prices, prebook, 22-29 March

FLORA AND FAUNA: Bank of England Museum opens a new exhibition, Flora and Fauna, which examines the symbolic meaning of the plants and animals which appear within the design of the bank building, on banknotes and depictions of the bank over the years. Free

SCIENCE AFTERNOON: The University of the Third Age and the Royal Institution team up for an afternoon of science talks by a palaentologist, a biologist and a physicist. Learn about how dinosaurs behaved, and hear about the discovery of the Higgs Boson. £20, prebook, 2pm-5pm

FILM Q&A: Head to Greenwich Picturehouse for a screening of Appropriate Behaviour, the story of a bisexual Iranian lady whose relationship breaks down because she won't tell her family about her sexuality. Followed by a Q&A with Desiree Akhavan the writer/director/star of the film. £5/£4, prebook, 6pm

COMEDY: Bridget Christie headlines Happy Mondays in New Cross, along with Stuart Goldsmith, Jess Fostekew and MC Holly Walsh, trying out new stuff in a fab venue. £5, prebook, 8pm

LOVE AND WAR: At Slightly Foxed bookshop on Gloucester Road, three novelists ruminate on love and war in their works of fiction. Ben Byrne’s debut novel, Fire Flowers, is set in post WWII Japan, Catherine Hall’s The Repercussions deals with the psychological and emotional reality of war, and Alex Preston’s In Love and War is a tale of love, heroism and resistance. £5, prebook, 6.30pm

POET IN THE CITY: Poet in the City is at Kings Place for an event exploring the poetry and music of Minimalism, in collaboration with Aurora Orchestra. £9.50, prebook, 7pm

NAUTICAL FASHION: Fashion Historian Amber Butchart explores the links between uniform, power and nautical dress at the Design Museum. How did elements of men's naval uniforms become part of women's fashion trends? £12/£9/£6, prebook, 7pm

IBERIAN NIGHTS: Sílvia Pérez Cruz, a flamenco singer and songwriter performs by candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare'S Globe. Various prices, prebook, 7.30pm

MUSIC & LYRICS: St. James Studio hosts a concert of the music by award-winning US composer Ryan Scott Oliver. £15-£25, prebook, 8pm

TONIGHT'S DINNER: Craving some comfort food after the shock of Monday? May we suggest sinking your teeth into one of London's best cheese toasties?


Good Cause of the Day

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity is looking for volunteers to take part in its flagship event, the RBC Race for the Kids. It happens on 7 June in Battersea Park and is a 5k family fun run where everyone can take part regardless of age or ability.

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