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Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 June 2017

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INTERNATIONAL FASHION: Calling all fashion lovers, discover something new and exciting at Graduate Fashion Week. The future of creative design talent is on display with the work of over 1,000 students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world. Old Truman Brewery (Shoreditch) £14, book ahead, 11am-8pm

RONNIE CORBETT: Celebrate the life and laughs of talented comedian Ronnie Corbett CBE in a service of thanksgiving in the company of his family and friends. Westminster Abbey, free, book ahead, 12pm-1pm

WALKING TOUR: Head off the beaten track to hear tales of Woolwich Arsenal; how it appeared to the Victorians and others, shrouded in secrecy, home to gigantic machines, white hot metal, convicts, mosquitos and mountains of ammunition. Woolwich Arsenal, £12/£8, book ahead, 2.45pm-4.45pm

NIGHT MARKET: Eat to your heart's content at pop-up street food stalls as part of the London Evening Standard Food Month Night Market. Explore 50 diverse  food stalls from London’s favourite restaurants, food trucks and street food vendors and be entertained by DJs, performers, and even an outdoor cinema. Perks Field (Kensington) £15, book ahead, 5pm-10.30pm

Fundraiser with Switchboard and 10:10 Climate Action

CONSERVATION: It's the golden anniversary of the first designated Conservation Areas, and there are now some 10,000 protected sites. Architecture historian Simon Thurley will be exploring the origins, variety and some challenges for the future. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm

PARTY WITH PRINCE: It's time to find that purple satin outfit in the back of your wardrobe. Switchboard (the LGBT+ helpline) and 10:10 Climate Action invite you to join them for a night in honour of Prince and the nineties and party like it’s 1999. Ticket sales from this DJ dance bonanza will contribute to their solar power fundraiser. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, £4/£6, book ahead, 7pm-12am

DEMOCRATIC COMEDY: On the evening before the general election, comedians from across the political spectrum come together for a one-off gig Stand Up... For Democracy to re-invent satire and stand up for democracy. Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green, £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.00pm

JANE EYRE: Rebecca Vaughn takes on the role of one of England's best loved literary heroines, Jane Eyre, in this performance of the classic tale. Stifled by societal expectations and living with the intimidating Mr Rochester, Jane's story unfolds and continues to surprise audiences to this day. Dugdale Centre (Enfield), £15, book ahead, 7.45pm-9.45pm

STARMAN: A hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sven Ratzke is bringing his cabaret show to London, paying homage to David Bowie and blending it with his own unique style of storytelling and reinterpretations of the star's legendary music. Underbelly Festival (South Bank) £15.50, book ahead, 9.30pm-10.30pm

Art review: history of homosexuality

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This exhibition is a literary look back at 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexual acts, looking back at texts from literary greats like Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, to recent tragedies such as the backlash when footballer Justin Fashanu came out. This is a densely packed and important exhibition, that gave us greater appreciation of the struggle for equality. Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty at The British Library.96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB, free.Until 19 September. ★★★★☆ Tabish Khan

Theatre review: Frazzled by Ruby Wax

The world-renowned stand-up ‘therapist’ waxes poetic on the virtues of mindfulness in this ‘self-interview’. It's excessively colloquial and reeks of confused narcissism, as it feels more rehearsed than genuine. Navigating what’s serious or funny proves difficult, leaving the participatory mindfulness exercises as a show highlight; the rest is a weakly supported verbal melange. A few lines are memorable and original, but Frazzled lacks the poignant or even heartfelt moments necessary to elevate its ‘feel good’ factor where intended. Is this entertainment or a safe space guise to facilitate a mental health discussion? Unclear but there’s something too tongue-in-cheek for a show about the brain. Ruby Wax: Frazzled. Leicester Square Theatre, Soho, WC2H7BX. Tickets are £18. Until 24 June ★★☆☆☆ Sophia Shluger

Good cause of the day

Sign up now to take part in Guy's Urban Challenge, a challenging but rewarding day of running, spinning and climbing to raise money for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Run around the hospital, go 15km on a spin bike, before climbing the world's tallest hospital building. £30 entry + £200 sponsorship, book ahead, 30 September

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LDN Talks @ Night | The Science of Psychedelics
Scientific research is resuming on how psychedelics affect the weirder aspects of human consciousness. This talk from Dr David Luke engages in current study into pyschedelics and their historical use in shamanic rituals. Be prepared, you might leave with more questions than answers. Get tickets

Talk: Neuroscience of Powerful Habits
Every January you do the same thing. You make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, be thriftier, quit smoking or possibly even to start exercising. Yet how many of us find ourselves in the exact spot we started in once the month is up? This talk by Dr Gabija Toleikyte, explains why the brain resists changing habits of a lifetime. She'll also explain how to create long lasting change, by working with your brain rather than against it. Get tickets

LDN Talks@Night |Insights of a War Crime Investigator
What would you say face-to-face to Saddam Hussein? How would you feel digging up the mass graves of Kosovo? Jonathan Tait-Harris will share experiences from his jobs as a policeman, soldier, war-crimes investigator and adviser to UK and Iraqi governments. £10 Get tickets