Things To Do In London: Friday 15 May 2015

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If you're hitting the art galleries and exhibitions of London this weekend, keep an eye out for these derrières, which featured recently in our round-up of the 10 best bums in London’s museums and galleries. More cheeks than a cheeky Nando's.

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There's a cracking line-up at the Channel 4 Comedy Gala.

London Wetland Centre in Barnes runs a spring wildlife photography course with practical guidance and tuition from wildlife photographer and tutor Iain Green. Suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers. £60, prebook, 10am-4pm

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and art in the outdoor grounds of the world's first public gallery — Dulwich Picture Gallery. Part of the ongoing Mayfest, catch a screening of Hitchcock's Rear Window, enjoy a free swing dancing class and browse the Ravilious exhibition.£18, 6pm
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Channel 4's Comedy Gala takes over the O2 in Greenwich for an evening of giggles featuring the likes of (deep breath) Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jonathan Ross, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry and Sara Pascoe. Age 18+. £55.75, 6.30pm
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As part of Museums at Night, Keats House in Hampstead is open late. Try your hand (literally) at the art of shadow puppetry, create your own Regency silhouette, or join a twilight tour around the Georgian villa. Adults only. Ticket includes a free drink. £8, prebook, 7pm. There's also a Mad Men themed Friday Late at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

What does London look like through the eyes of 100 different illustrators? Find out tonight at the London Transport Museum —  the London Places and Spaces Late celebrates the launch of The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces. Celebrate the talent of these artists and their creative representations of our beloved city with an evening of music, drinks and entertainment. £12/£10, prebook, 6.45pm

Frontline Club in Paddington hosts the UK premiere of documentary film This Is My Land, about the contest for land between Israel and the occupied West Bank. Followed by a Q&A with director Tamara Erde. £10, prebook, 7pm
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Attend the opening gala of London Burlesque Festival at Dingwalls in Camden, featuring burlesque performers from as far afield as Canada, the USA and Russia, as well as some home-grown talent. Age 18+. £16.90, 7pm
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Six short films from the 1,000 Londoners project are screening at Baskervilles Tea Shop in Palmers Green, with stories of local Londoners from Jenny Bourke and John Sollis. £5.95, prebook, 7.30pm/9.15pm

We loved Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical when we saw it recently. See a whole new show at Angel Comedy’s Festival of Improv on Camden Walk, plus a set from Cariad Lloyd. Free, just turn up, 8pm

'60s SOUL:
Head to The Phoenix on Cavendish Square to dance the night away to soulful classics and rock 'n' roll gems, from Jackie Wilson to The Kinks. £4, 9pm
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Good Cause of the Day

This coming Monday, The Doodle Bar in Battersea holds a fundraising evening in aid of victims of the Nepal earthquakes. The music night line-up includes The London Bulgarian Choir, L.A. Salami and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Tickets are £10 - get yours here.

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