Things To Do In London: Thursday 23 April 2015

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For Your Commute

Today is both St George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday. Toast the pair at this selection of London pubs with Shakespearian and Saintly connections.

Things To Do

Enjoy an evening of jazz aboard The Golden Hinde

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ART FAIR:
Discover 130 independent artists and their creativity at The Other Art Fair, opening today at Bloomsbury's Victoria House Grade II listed building. Use the code ‘LONDONIST’ to get 20% off the ticket price. £8.80/£7.04, prebook, until 26 April

WORLD BOOK NIGHT:
Get your hands on free books, chat with fellow book lovers and meet authors at lots of events around London for World Book Night. The big one is at Shaw Theatre on Euston Road, with Irvine Welsh, Elif Shafak and more (£20, prebook, 7.30pm), but check the listings for something more local.

STREET ART TOUR:
Take a tour around Camden's backstreets and alleys where the work of more than 100 street artists can be seen. Learn about the history and processes of this art form. £9-£10, 11am
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REDBRIDGE FILM ARCHIVE:
Head to Redbridge Museum for a screening of archive film clips of Redbridge, and see how the area has changed over the past century. Free, prebook, 2pm

CANNING TOWN:
Join this guided walk around Canning Town and learn about the history of the area, from the 1840s when workers at the local Thames Ironworks needed somewhere to live, to redevelopment after World War Two and the new apartment buildings that are going up today. £10/£7.50, prebook, 6pm

POEMS ON THE UNDERGROUND:
Keats House in Hampstead hosts an evening celebrating Yeats 2015 (marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize winning poet) and Shakespeare, held in partnership with Poems On The Underground. Expect guest readings from Shaun Traynor and poets Imtiaz Dharker and George Szirtes. £8, prebook, 7pm

JAZZ BOAT:
The Josh Jaswon Quintet and Ferg Ireland Group take to the Golden Hinde, docked in a dry dock near London Bridge. Hop on board for an evening of jazz music. Age 18+. £8, 7.30pm
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SHAKESPEARE SUPPER:
The Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall marks the Bard's birthday with a three course meal, including traditional English ale, with Elizabethan music, Bardic readings and more. £30, prebook, 7.30pm

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST:
Chef Nina Parker offers a three course Mediterranean feast at Brixton East in Brixton. Sample menu items include tomato caviar on baby gem lettuce with toasted pine nuts and pig cheeks slow cooked in merlot and amalfi lemons... we're drooling at the thought. £35, 8pm
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COMEDY:
Adam Riches is doing four of his previous insanity laden, audience participation heavy, Edinburgh shows at Kings Place this month, but the best is tonight — the award winning Bring Me The Head of Adam Riches. £12.50, prebook, 8pm

HOORAY CABARET:
Hooray Cabaret at Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch is an airline themed cabaret evening with a line-up including Pat Cahill, Luke Capasso, Leo Kearse and Richard Todd. Age 18+. £10, 8pm
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PAINT LIKE PICASSO:
Whether you're an expert artist or a complete novice, head to The Red Lemon in Notting Hill to have a go at recreating one of Picasso's masterpieces. All art supplies included, food and drink available to buy. £25, 8pm
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HIP HOP AND R'N'B:
Head to a midweek party at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, headlined by DJ Sarah Harrison. Expect the latest underground and commercial hip hop, R&B, grime and trap. £10, 10pm
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Good Cause of the Day

It's a double bill of charity comedy shows tonight. Comedy For Depression takes place at Union Chapel in Islington with a line-up including David Morgan, Angela Barnes and Matt Richardson. Over at the Bloomsbury Theatre, Royal Comedy sees the likes of Aisling Bea, Brett Goldstein and Lou Sanders take to the stage to raise money to support mothers of premature babies who can’t take their babies home.

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