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Things to do today:
PROJECT AWESOME: Get a 'power boost of positivity' at Project Awesome's fitness movement at The Scoop, London Bridge. Expect dazzling views of the city while everyone else sleeps. Free, prebook, 6.30am
NEW LONDON WALKING: Take a Soho stroll on this New London Walking Tour through St Giles, Regent Street and Soho, and discover the recent developments due to Crossrail. Learn about new buildings in Piccadilly, the modernisation of Savile Row and a secret location near Oxford Circus. £12-£15, prebook, 10.30am
MAY AT THE V&A: Brian May (yep the one from Queen) joins historians Dennis Pellerin and Professor Lynda Nead at the V&A to discuss crinoline and the launch of their new book, Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster — a striking 3D exploration of one of fashion's most important garments. £7/£10, prebook, 6.30pm
BREAKING STONES: Join photographers Terry O'Neil and Gered Mankovitz at The Conran Shop, Chelsea as they sign copies of their book, Breaking Stones — a retrospective of their time spent with the Rolling Stones in the 1960s. Free, RSVP essential, 6.30pm
STANZA BONANZA: It's a war of words this Wednesday at the Poetry Cafe as poets from Tonbridge challenge the Hastings team at Stanza Bonanza. Pop to Betterton Street for a sonnet stand off or two. Free, just turn up, 7pm
GENTRIFICATION: We're heading to Oxford House tonight to present Our London Talks: Gentrification: Good, Bad & The Ugly with a panel of experts including Guardian journalist Dawn Foster, local author David Rosenberg and Julie Begum from the Geffrye Museum. £7.70, prebook, 7pm
JEST AND GUESTS: The Jest, Stars of BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama, rock up to the Camden Comedy Club this Wednesday. Holly Burn, Andrew Hunter Murray and, the fabulously named, Fish Finger Fridays, will be revving up the laugh factor. £5, just turn up, 8pm
BARBICAN JAZZ: ECM Records artist, Bobo Stenson joins Guildhall Professor Martin Speake in an intimate jazz duo in the Milton Court Studio Theatre — transformed into a jazz club especially for this week's Jazz Showcase events. £15, prebook, 8pm
Good cause of the day
In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2016 bursts into the O2 next week. A stageful of funny people, including Michael McIntrye, Russell Kane, Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Warwick Davies and loads more, get your giggles going — to raise money for a new operating theatre at the hospital. Tickets start from £40, 7.30pm, 6 May