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STREET ART TOUR:
Take a guided walking tour through Camden's backstreets and alleys to see the work of more than 100 street artists, and maybe even see some street art being done right in front of you. £10, 11am
Proud Cabaret Camden hosts the Camden Carnival, a cabaret show featuring fire breathers, sword swallowers, snake charmers and burlesque. Choose between enjoying the show with a cocktail, or a meal. £5/£20, 6.30pm
Head to Fairly Square in Holborn for an evening of crafts. Make a boho headband from recycled fabric, create your own natural lip balm, or a pendant from a wine cork. £5/£10, prebook, 6.30pm
It's the opening night of Howard Griffin Gallery's new exhibition, Jazz, where the worlds of art and music collide, as seen through the eyes of infamous Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir. Free, from 7pm
Mysterious musician The Gaslamp Killer brings his Gaslamp Killer Experience show to KOKO in Camden. It's a live collaboration between the world-renowned artist and a band of musicians. Expect brazen horns, wandering strings and wild percussion. £22.50, 7pm
KEW GARDENS SUPPER CLUB:
Tying in with Kew Gardens' current Spice season, Michelin starred chef Alfred Prasad has created a tasting menu of Indian cuisine. Tuck in at The Orangery. £45, 7pm
CHRISTINA BROOM CLOSE UP:
Join Anna Sparham, curator of Museum of London's Soldiers and Suffragettes exhibition, Edwardian postcard expert Guy Atkins and women’s history specialist Di Atkinson, as they discuss the career of Christina Broom and the intriguing and changing role of the image in Edwardian society. Plus, enjoy an exclusive after hours viewing of the exhibition. £12.50, prebook, 7pm
Did you know there are six tea families? Head to Trinity Buoy Wharf in Docklands to learn about the history of tea, get brewing and tasting tips, and plenty of samples too. £16, 7pm
This should be excellent: head to the Clapham Grand for one of London’s longest serving literary club nights, with Louise Welsh, Felicity Ward, Aisling Fahey plus Hadley Freeman talking 80s movies. £6/£8, prebook, 7.30pm
London Fortean Society is at Dirty Dicks on Bishopsgate for a talk about UFOs. Fortean Times writer David Clarke has spent decades investigating sighting reports, unearthing top secret government files, and interviewing those who claim they have seen interplanetary craft and met their occupants. Tonight, he talks about his research. £4/£2, prebook, 7.30pm
Comedy trio Sheeps (who we're fans of) are taking up a short residency at The Invisible Dot in King's Cross, working on new sketches and characters, with a twist of grammatical discomfort. £6, 7.30pm
The Frontline Club in Paddington regularly holds talks and film screenings around current affairs. This week, they test whether you’ve been paying attention at this quiz. £5, 7.45pm
TICKET TO THE MOON:
Performance storytellers Crick Crack Club are at Rich Mix in Shoreditch for an evening of storytelling with Nell Phoenix, Sally Pomme Clayton and Tim Ralphs, with a space odyssey theme. £8/£6, prebook, 8pm
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Good cause of the day
Today is Paddington Bear's birthday, and children’s charity Action Medical Research is using the birthday of its mascot to raise awareness of its work by taking to social media to find out what followers favour in their sandwiches, whether it’s marmalade like the bear from darkest Peru or something more exotic. Get involved on Twitter and Facebook.
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