Things To Do In London: Thursday 25 June 2015

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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
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CAMDEN CARNIVAL:
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
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BEER BOOK:
The CAMRA Guide to London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars launches at Blackwell’s in High Holborn tonight, with author Des de Moor and a free beer tasting. 18+. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

GOOD CRAFT:
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

NEW EXHIBITION:
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

GASLAMP KILLER:
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
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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
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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

TEA TASTING:
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
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BOOK SLAM:
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

FORTEAN SOCIETY:
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

SHEEPS:
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
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST:
Head to Vaudeville Theatre for a performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring David Suchet as Lady Bracknell. £32-£70, 7.30pm
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CULTURE QUIZ:
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
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COMEDY:
Zoe Lyons is touring last year’s Edinburgh show Mustard Cutter, and brings it to St James’s Theatre tonight. £10-£15, prebook, 8pm

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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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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