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Things To Do In London: Tuesday 22 September 2015

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PREWORK CHOIR SINGING:
Eschew your morning caffeine fix and instead sing yourself awake with The Dawn Chorus Choir. Start the day by belting out your favourite rock and pop tunes at The Phoenix, Oxford Street. £9, prebook, 7.30am

ROYAL FASHION DAY:
London Fashion Week's most regal do is at Middle Temple Gardens today. Enjoy luxury brands and live entertainment, catwalks and canapés. From £15, prebook, 5pm

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SECRET CINEMA:
Step into Star Wars at Secret Cinema in a mysterious breathtaking venue, with actors to interact with and themed food to indulge in. £78, prebook, 5.30pm

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COFFEE CLASS:
Make coffee more than just a means to an end at Ozone Coffee's Introduction to Home Brew in Old Street this evening. Find out how to make a softly-brewed filter coffee at home and find out what cheap kit will make the world of difference. £45, prebook, 6pm

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CAT CAFÉ:
If you haven't been to the London Cat Village yet, get your paws over there ASAP. Switch to slippers and cuddle some kitties for the ultimate de-stressing experience. Until 25 October. £4, prebook, 6pm

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GALA CONCERT:
The Orpheus Sinfonia and Roger Sayer join Menuhin Competition's 2014 prizewinners in the lead-up to the 2016 event. Hear Bach, Poulenc and more on Temple Church's newly restored organ. £25, prebook, 7pm

ENVIRONMENTAL ART:
See Anita Glesta's Watershed installation at the National Theatre's Lyttleton Flytower: an information 'billboard' projecting climate change imagery, from flooding to fish, and encouraging engagement. Free, just turn up, 7pm

RAILWAY POETRY:
Head to Made in Greenwich gallery for railway poems from Greenwich and beyond at The Sting of Speed and the Solace of Motion. Part one sees NJ Hynes reading poems from her residency at Greenwich station for Southeastern trains; part two delves into the canon for poems from Dickinson to Auden and Stevenson to Wordsworth. There's also an opportunity to view the gallery's current exhibition, Greenwich Station Revisited. £7, prebook, 7.30pm

BLOKES DO BALLET:
We've raved about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo since they arrived in London from New York. The bad news is Programme One is over — boo you if you missed it. The good news: Programme Two is here! Celebrate drag-ballet and second chances at the Peacock Theatre in Holborn. £49, prebook, 7.30pm

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PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TALK:
Camden Arts Centre celebrates its 50th birthday with a series of discussions on the role of public institutions in making art and culture accessible to all. Its director talks with Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota and artist Jeremy Deller. £9/£7, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY:
We have opinions on pubs at Londonist, and doubtless you do too. Take those opinions to the Camden Head to help James Dowdeswell design the perfect boozer. Pay what you want, just turn up, 8pm

MAD MEN CABARET:
Listen to the soothing tunes of Bryan Batt, star of Mad Men and 12 Years a Slave. This New Orleans-born Mardi Gras man will be armed with a piano and a whole load of stories at The Vaults in Waterloo. £10, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Two big fundraisers for Syrian refugees today: one for Save the Children's Child Refugee Crisis Appeal and the other for Medical Teams International's Syria Refugee Relief appeal. For the former, party with a whole host of great DJs and listen to the likes of Caitlin Moran and Jeremy Deller at The Social from 6pm, £10. For the latter, scoot over to The Star of Kings for a night of funnies from The Comedy Grotto at 8pm in King's Cross, free but donations welcome.

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