Things To Do In London: Tuesday 21 April 2015

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Beauty Of The Beast at Southbank Centre

CURIOSITIES OF CLERKENWELL:
Visit the scene of the Clerkenwell outrage, learn about the area's revolutionary past and see the well that gives the area its name on this guided walk. £3, prebook, 12.45pm

COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS:
Learn the ins and outs of cocktail making in this masterclass at Cartizze in Mayfair. Ticket includes a Bellini and nibbles on arrival, two cocktail demonstrations by mixologists and one cocktail you'll make yourself. £30, 4pm/6.30pm
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ADULTERATION:
The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill hosts an evening talk with Pamela Robinson on food adulteration in a globalised supply chain. Who is responsible for making sure that events such as the horsemeat scandal don't happen again? Are we, as consumers, responsible,as a result demanding cheap meat. £10, prebook, 6pm

COMIC STRIP CLUB:
Drink, Shop and Do in King's Cross hosts an evening of creativity, cocktails and comic joyfulness, which will turn you from an amateur to a pro when it comes to comic strips. No experience or knowledge required. £7.50, 7pm
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WATER CRISIS:
Head to the Frontline Club in Paddington for the second in a series of events held in partnership with The Scientific Exploration Society. Explorers, scientists and journalists come together to examine the water shortage in Brazil —Sao Paulo may run out of water in the next few months leaving 20 million people without water — and debate the wider questions about global water security. £12.50, 7pm
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FLORAL FOOD:
Botanical cocktails experts Christabel's take over a secret location in N1 (revealed on booking) for a floral fantasy evening, with food and drink based on flowers. Items on the menu include candied beetroot, edible violas, a lavender and hazelnut tart, and more. £40, 7pm
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1980s LGBT:
Head to Bishopsgate Institute to hear Linda Bellos OBE reflect on her experiences as leader of Lambeth Council during the late 1980s. She's joined by Colin Clews, author of the blog Gay In The 80s, who will describe the broader historical context for LGBT people living in the UK at this time. £9/£7, prebook, 7.30pm

PAINT LIKE HOCKNEY:
Create your own version of
David Hockney's Arrival Of Spring at The Cricketers in Richmond. It's just for fun — no painting expertise required (art materials included). £25, 7.30pm
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BEAUTY OF THE BEAST:
Company Chameleon is at Southbank Centre for a dance show about being a man. The performance takes a funny, moving and subversive look at male group dynamics peels back and uncovers the many faces of men — strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility. £15, prebook, 7.45pm

COMEDY:
Apparently there’s an election on, or something? Chuckle your way through it at friendly politics night Lolitics at Camden’s Black Heart, hosted by Chris Coltrane with guests Robert Newman, Elf Lyons, Grace Petrie and 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveney. £3, just turn up, 8pm

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