Things To Do In London: Thursday 2 April 2015

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EASTER HOLIDAYS:

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.

FORENSIC IDENTITY:
Tying in with Wellcome Collection's current Forensics exhibition, an art exhibition of work by Leyton Sixth Form College and photographer Edmund Clark opens today. The group have produced a body of work using elements of the forensic process. Free, until 26 April

SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES:
Natural History Museum's new exhibition, Sensational Butterflies, opens today, giving the public a chance to wander among moths and butterflies in the tropical butterfly house, £5.90, prebook, until 13 September

GALLERY LATE:
Enjoy a glass of prosecco as you peruse the Adventures Of The Black Square exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition is structured around Kazimir Malevich's radical painting of a black square, with over 100 presenting their paintings, photographs and sculptures. £16, prebook, 6pm
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COCKTAIL NIGHT:
Herald the arrival of the Bank Holiday weekend with an evening supping cocktails at Mews of Mayfair on New Bond Street. Get two signature cocktails for £10. 18+.£10, 6pm
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SLEUTHING WITH SHERLOCK:
Head to Museum of London for an immersive evening of sleuthing with Sherlock, tying in with the current Sherlock Holmes exhibition (ends 12 April). Learn the techniques of Victorian fingerprinting versus modern day methods and put them both to the test in two different crime scenes. £25, prebook, 7pm

BURLSKETCH:
Try your hand at sketching burlesque performers at The Old Cafe on Charing Cross Road. All materials are provided and paper is sold at 20p a sheet. £12, 7pm
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COMEDY: Thom Tuck and Rosie Wilby are your comedians for the evening at the Princess of Wales pub in Primrose Hill. £8, prebook, 7.30pm

CLUB TROPICANA:
Percussion, samba and capoeira all meet at Guanabara in Holborn. Enjoy the Club Tropicana burlesque show over a three-course meal and a Caipirinha cocktail. Age 18+. £5-£19.95, 7.30pm
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FILM SCREENING:
The new Bertha DocHouse screen at Curzon Bloomsbury hosts a screening of Waiting for August, a 2014 film highlighting the growing problem of economic migration in Romania. A 15 year old is forced to care for her six siblings while her mother works abroad to earn money for the family. Followed by a Q&A with director Teodora Ana Mihai. £12.50/£10, prebook, 7.30pm

GEEKEASY: GAME OF THRONES:
Calling all nerds, geeks and alternative types. Head to The Miller in Borough for an esoteric evening of comedy that’s laced with inside jokes. £5, 8pm
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ZOMBIE ROOM:
Like a challenge? How about being trapped in a room with up to 11 other people and a zombie chained to the wall. Hidden in the room is a key that'll unlock your freedom. Solving clues and riddles against the clock, the zombie is release foot by foot until you escape. £28, various times
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Good Cause of the Day

This Sunday, there's concert in aid of The Campaign Against Living Miserably taking place on Battersea Barge. Expect acoustic sets from Sam Duckworth, The Xcerts, Tall Ships, Katie Malco. Tickets are £10, available here.

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