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Things To Do
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Two new art shows open at Camden Arts Centre today. Jo Baer’s first major UK show centres around her most recent series of paintings, In the Land of the Giants, which reflects on her life-long interest in history and science and is inspired by Palaeolithic cave paintings. British artist Simon Martin presents a new film, UR Feeling, focusing on how we understand ourselves through social structures, mythologies and collective memory. Both until 21 June
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The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) runs a wildlife photography workshop at London Wetland Centre in Barnes. It's aimed at SLR users who know the basics but want to learn a few additional skills. £60, prebook, 10am-4pm
The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill is open late for Spicy Friday, celebrating all things piquant. Tabasco and the like take centre stage; test your heat tolerance in the chilli challenge, whilst being gently marinated with live Mariachi music. 18+. £10, prebook, 6.30pm-10pm. Meanwhile, Tate Britain is also open late for the first of a series of events. A mixture of artists, musicians, digital makers and performers will encourage you to explore what the gallery space means to you. Free, 6pm-10pm
Head to Foyles on Charing Cross Road for a performance by musical theatre collective Secluded Bronte. Adam Bohman, Jonathan Bohman and Richard Thomas perform using an array of sound-producing devices such as cutlery and toast racks, mixing it with poetry, speech and various impromptu gags. Free, prebook, 6.30pm
Kick off your weekend with a screening of 2011 romantic film Like Crazy in the disused Shoreditch Tube Station, cushioned nicely with a giant beanbag to sit on. £20 (for two people sharing a large beanbag), 7pm
The Museum of London has teamed up with Film Hub London for a night dedicated to the famous detective, including a screening of the 2009 film with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Also includes talks, comedy, quizzes and a costume competition — so polish off your deerstalker. £15, 7pm
Catch a preview screening of the film We Were Rebels. It tells the story of Agel, a former child soldier who returns to South Sudan to help build his country, covering two years – from South Sudan gaining its independence in 2011 to the renewed outbreak of civil war in December 2013. Followed by a Q&A with director Florian Schewe. Takes place at the Frontline Club in Paddington. £10, 7pm
Enjoy a tasting menu of Japanese food in a secret location at Monograph's Japanese Supper Club. Menu includes red shiso in tsuyu marinade and saikyo-miso marinated salmon. £29, 7.30pm
Yve Blake's website WhoWereWe.com asks strangers to share who they felt they used to be. So far, strangers from 154 cities around the world have contributed more than 1,000 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. Tonight, Yve brings these to life on stage at Canada Water Culture Space. 12+. £12/£10, prebook, 7.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Listen Fundraising presents A Night For Damilola, raising money for the Damilola Taylor Trust (allowing inner-city youths to live their lives free of fear and violence) at Egg London. Taking place tonight, it's an evening of varied entertainment, with tickets costing £10.
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