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Things To Do In London: Tuesday 5 April 2016

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Relax to a soothing soundtrack at the Old Royal Naval College today (see below). Image: Davide D'Amico

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SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: BFI Southbank presents a day of exploring the use of music in films of Shakespeare's work with talks and a screening of 1965's Shakespeare Wallah, plus an illustrated presentation from lecturer and composer, Miguel Mera. £15, prebook, 11am

STORY OF LONDON'S FOUNDLINGS: Learn something new this lunchtime at the Royal College Of Surgeons. The Foundling Museum's Alison Duke explores the history of this institution and the stories of some of the 25,000 children who passed through its doors. £4, prebook, 1pm

FREE MUSIC: Lunch has never sounded sweeter. Head to the Old Royal Naval College Chapel for a free classical recital, featuring the work of Bach, Ravel, Chopin and Gershwin. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm

FEEDING LONDON: Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow are bringing back the history of South London's market gardening at Guildhall Library. Historian David Lawrie will take you through the cultivation of gardens and explain how these helped to feed London, right up until the 1970s. £6.47, prebook, 6pm

Head to Hackney Attic for a bargain night of film quizzing. Image: Picturehouse

PONGATHON: Get your spin on at this free ping pong party at The Queen Of Hoxton. Wall-to-wall tables, bats and balls galore, plus prizes and surprises. There's even a chance to win a bar tab at the weekly tournament. Free, just turn up, 6pm

FILM QUIZ: When it comes to film quiz kudos, Hackney Attic's You're Going to Need A Bigger Boat's up there with the Academy Awards. This blockbuster-packed offering has no limit on group size so whether you come (Hans) solo or bring a team of (The Magnificent) seven, grab your place before it sells out. £5, prebook, 6.30pm

KEN LENNOX AND PHOTO KARAOKE: The award-winning press photographer Ken Lennox reveals stories behind some of his Fleet Street photos at The Beaufort. Then visitors will have a chance to show their own images to Ken and tell the story behind it. £12/£7.50, prebook, 7pm

STORY SLAM: The worldwide storytelling competition MothStorySLAM is back in London tonight at Rich Mix. Create a five minute tale based on the theme of 'Jokers and present it at this open mic. Or just come along and hear some tales. £8, prebook, 7pm

JAZZ: Hear the alt-folk sounds of Irish musician Dermot Kennedy at Dalston's Servant Jazz Quarters tonight. His songs of beauty, heartache and hope are a captivating mix of honesty and imagery. £5 +bkg fee, prebook, 7.30pm

BOAT SHOW COMEDY: Go overboard on the funny with The Boat Show Comedy Club on the Tattersall Castle. This week, giggle away with David Morgan, Paul McCaffrey and a special guest who can't be named... £6, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

It's your last chance to to register for a charity place in the Virgin Money London Marathon. The most famous race through London is watched by a worldwide audience and is an excellent opportunity to run while raising funds for your favourite charity. Fancy dress and generally looking a bit silly is also strongly encouraged. Register your details on the website and get in last minute training. Good luck. 10am, 24 April