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Things To Do In London: Tuesday 29 September 2015

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RUGBY WORLD CUP:

Watch Tonga v Namibia in a 200-year-old building with two pints and two bites thrown in. Choose from nachos, calamari, popits, cheese sticks and chicken strips at Dado54 in Farringdon. £14, prebook, 4.45pm

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MUSIC FESTIVAL:

The Royal Festival Hall plays host to over 1,000 young musicians trained by the Bird College Music Service in Bexley, from the Youth Orchestra to the Little Big Band. £15, prebook, 5.30pm

OPEN VINYL SESSION:

Vinyl junkies and would-be DJs will want to head upstairs at iconic jazz club Ronnie Scott's for its first open session. Spin tunes for up to 2o minutes from your own collection — anything goes, so long as it's got rhythm. £5, prebook, 6pm

TAX JUSTICE WALK:

How do big businesses dodge tax? Why do they get away with it? This Action Aid walk round the Mayfair HQs of some of the 98 FTSE 100 companies that regularly use tax havens might well get your blood boiling but should also outline what can be done. £5, prebook, 6.30pm

SEBASTIAN FAULKS:

Hear the best-selling author of Birdsong and Engleby talk about his new book Where My Heart Used To Be at Luytyens and Rubinstein Bookshop in Notting Hill. £15, prebook, 7pm

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan’s latest book, The Red Web, uncovers the history of Russian surveillance. Join them for a talk about their book, from digital dictators to online revolutionaries, at the Frontline Club in Paddington. £12.50, prebook, 7pm

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COMEDY:

Beth Vyse puts silliness into cancer at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury tonight. Read more about her show in our recent interview. £7.50, prebook, 7pm

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THE ART OF MATHS:

This Barbican Open Salon explores the relationship betweens maths and art that has fascinated artists, scientists and philosophers for centuries. Maths is Beautiful sees Alex Bellos talk to Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond and mathematical artist Edmund Hariss. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

VOGA CLASS:

Voga (vogue yoga) marries 80s power dance with meditative stretching. Try it at Pop Brixton tonight. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

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FRINGE THEATRE:

This timely production of Hannah and Hanna by new theatre company Culture Clash explores the relationship between two 16 year old girls in Margate, one born and bred there who hates the town, the other a Kosovan refugee, immensely grateful to be there. At Greenwich Theatre until 3 October, £13.50/£11, prebook, 8pm

BURLESQUE:

See the third season of Infinitease burlesque and striptease at Sinbin at the Plough and Harrow in Leytonstone. £10, prebook, 8pm

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GREASE:

Belt out the tunes on the Broadway House rooftop at this screening of the 1978 musical classic. This Press Play event offers champagne ice lollies and BBQ food. £15, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

Tuck into a three-course plant-based dinner made from local organic produce to fundraise for Made in Hackney. The Local Food Kitchen works to make sure low-income families, carers and those with long-term health problems are not denied access to nutritious food. After the meal, Cameroonian musician Muntu Valdo will play the Sawa Blues. Black Cat Cafe, £55, prebook, 7pm


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