Things To Do In London: Wednesday 8 April 2015

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Catch a screening of Hook at Leicester Square Theatre

There's a dance performance at Southbank Centre aimed at 3-7 year olds and their families, encouraging them to explore poet William Blake's imagination. £12/£6, prebook, 11am-1.30pm

Head to Leicester Square Theatre for a screening of 1991 film Leicester Square Theatre, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts. Part of Leicester Square Theatre’s Princesses and Pirates Easter film programme. Includes popcorn and a soft drink. £7.50, 5pm
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The Last Tuesday Society has an evening with Richard Kerridge, who grew up encountering wild creatures and catching them for his back-garden zoo. He talks about his book, Cold Blood: part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story. £10/£5, prebook, 6pm

Mews of Mayfair is giving you a chance to learn the art of cocktail making from an expert mixologist. 18+. £30, prebook, 6.30pm
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Salon London presents social psychologist and crowd behaviour expert Dr John Drury, who will explain the exquisite psychological pleasure of being part of a Revolution. £12, prebook, 6.30pm

This is no ordinary life drawing, this is progressive life drawing at The Old Cafe on Charing Cross Road. With tips and guidance from an expert tutor, you'll learn all the tricks of the trade in portraiture and representation. All materials are provided, except for A2 paper which costs 20p a sheet. £11, 6.30pm
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Explore a diverse range of Scotch whiskies in accompaniment to the Fleming Collection's current exhibition, No Foreign Land. Ben Murray from spirit stockists Hedonism  has selected whisky to accompany selected landscapes in No Foreign Land based on their location in Scotland, £25/£20, prebook, 7pm

Learn the skills to carve and print lino blocks in this three-hour workshop at Box Park in Shoreditch. All materials provided, no experience required. £35, prebook, 7pm
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The Conway Hall Ethical Society hosts a London Thinks event with Srdja Popovic, one of the leaders of Otpor, the movement which overthrew dictator Slobodan Milosevic. He has since gone on to train the pro-democracy activists behind the Arab Spring, Occupy, and many other movements. £15/£5, prebook, 7.30pm

Katherine Rhodes, a member of the Inner Magic Circle, and resident magician at Wilton's Music Hall, performs an old-fashioned family magic show, filled with audience favourites alongside specially designed new tricks. £12.50/£6, prebook, 7.30pm

The Star of Kings in York Way present an Oscars-themed burlesque night, offering a fresh look at the world of movies. 18+. £15, 8pm
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COMEDY: Sketch duo The Pin have got a Radio 4 series. See them work up new material for it at Invisible Dot in King's Cross. £5, prebook, 9.15pm
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