Things To Do In London: Wednesday 1 April 2015

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House of Illustration in King's Cross opens a new exhibition today. Over 70 works by McCauley 'Mac' Conner, one of New York’s original 'Mad Men' will be on display — his captivating advertising and editorial illustrations graced the pages of major magazines £7.70, prebook, until 28 June

The V&A Museum opens a new exhibition, All Of This Belongs To You, today. In advance of the election, the exhibition examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection. Free, until 19 July

For most schools, this is the first week of the Easter holidays. Whatever the weather and whatever your budget, find plenty to keep children and teenagers happy in our round-up of Easter holiday activities.

London Screen Archives is at Museum of Croydon to show clips of the borough from the past century and see how it has changed. Free, prebook, 2pm

The Old Cafe on Charing Cross Road has a life drawing session with tips and guidance from an expert tutor. All materials are provided, except for A2 paper which costs 20p a sheet. £11, 6.30pm
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Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist Lee 'Scratch' Perry performs at the Jazz Cafe in Camden alongside special guests. Age 18+.  £23, 7pm
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Tomorrow by Sam Evans is a play about how quickly things can change, particularly when an unannounced stranger turns up at a party. At White Bear Theatre in Kennington. £14, 7.15pm
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See excellent, and not at all sketchy, comedians Cariad Lloyd, Gemma Arrowsmith, Abigail Burdess, Sam Fletcher and others at the Proud Archivist in Hackney. £7/£5, prebook, 7.30pm

Head to the Cinema Museum in Kennington for a screening of 1914 film Sangue Bleu, which has never knowingly been commercially screened in the UK. This screening will have live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney. Age 12+.£4,7.30pm
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Club Kamikaze, a new club night at Proud Camden, has DJs and live bands going until late, plus affordable drinks including beer for £2.50. Age 18+. £5, from 7.30pm
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The spotlight is on new filmmakers at Hackney Attic. Three filmmakers are given 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films. Tonight’s filmmakers work with non-acting performance, such as poetry, dance or song, either on-screen or as a means to making the final work. £4/£3, prebook, 7.30pm

Go back to the 1970's with an Abigail's Party themed pop-up restaurant, set in a'70s living room, replicating the setting of Mike Leigh's famous comedy. Enjoy a five course meal featuring food from the era, plus a cocktail. £55, 7.30pm
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Head to Guanabara in Holborn for dinner and a cocktail, plus a Latin and UK circus performance. Expect burlesque acts, contortionists, ballerinas, fire-breathers and much more. £15, Dinner at 7.30pm, show at 8.30pm
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A Jew, a lesbian, a UKIP supporter and a pensioner walk into a bar… and tell some jokes. Head to Dirty Dicks opposite Liverpool Street station to hear gags told by 14 representatives of ‘stereotypes’. Free, just turn up, 8pm

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Good Cause of the Day

Book now for Spitalfields Crypt Trust's East London music evening on 9 April in Brick Lane. All money raised goes towards helping the homeless and people in recovery from drink and drug addictions.

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