Things To Do In London: Thursday 30 April 2015

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With the news that the abandoned Down Street tube station could soon be open to the public again, take a look inside ghost tube station Brompton Road.

Things To Do

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Hot Tub Cinema is at the abandoned Shoreditch Underground station

DOCHOUSE:
Catch a screening of Sleep Furiously, a documentary set in a hill-farming community in Trefeurig, mid-Wales, where small-scale agriculture is disappearing. Followed by a Q&A with director Gideon Koppel. £8/£5, prebook, 3pm

HOT TUB CINEMA:
Head to the abandoned Shoreditch tube station on Brick Lane to watch a screening of The Lego Movie from the comfort of a hot tub. Age 18+. Remember your swimsuit and towel! £45 (for two people) - £120 (for six people), 6.30pm
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BOTANICAL COCKTAILS:
Flowers and foliage lead the menu at this candlelit botanical speakeasy. Indulge in alcoholic drinks and nibbles, all inspired by flowers and herbs. £40, 7pm
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VALPURGIS NIGHT:
30 April is Valpurgis Night. Mark the German folklore tradition at Islington Metal Works in Angel with live gypsy-folk bands, house, pop and funk music. Age 18+ £12, 7pm
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GANDINI JUGGLING:
Four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage in this unusual collaboration at artsdepot in North Finchley. It's directed by world renowned juggler Sean Gandini and choreographed by Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela so we're expecting good things all round. £10-£16, prebook, 7.30pm

UNDISCOVERED ITALY:
Head to Bedales Wines in Leadenhall Market for a tasting session of Italian food and wine, focusing particularly on the regions of Daunia Rurale and Alto Tavoliere of Puglia. Hear from wine experts and guest speakers. Age 18+. £20, 7.30pm
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MUSIC DUO:
Husband and wife folk music duo Megson play at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. They draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. £14, prebook, 7.30pm

BOOK SLAM:
Tonight's Book Slam at Clapham Grand features co-creator of Peep Show and Fresh Meat, Jesse Armstrong, reading from his first novel Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals. Also on the line-up is poetry from Lisa Luxx and Luke Wright. £6, 7.30pm
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FORTEAN SOCIETY:
London Fortean Society meets at Dirty Dicks on Bishopsgate. Dan Baines, the hoaxer behind the Derbyshire Mummified Fairy gives a full account of what he did, why he did it and the strange repercussions that followed. £3/£2, 8pm

COMEDY:
If you asked us to describe how much we love Festival of the Spoken Nerd we’d have to start talking about googolplexes. Partly because it’s an accurate size reflection, partly because we’re just like that. See the trio’s new sci-nerd show at Udderbelly. £16.50, prebook, 9pm

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