Things To Do In London: Friday 8 May 2015

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London Dungeon is open late for adults only.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day, and as you would expect, there's plenty going on around the capital today and this weekend to mark the occasion.

Spin LDN Urban Bike Show is back, taking place at the Sorting Office on New Oxford Street. 60 exhibitors will be offering cycling related goodies and accessories to pimp you, your home and your ride.There are also DJs, a test track, street food, BMX demonstrations, cycle-related art, craft beer and expert talks.  £10/£12.50, prebook, until 10 May

There are some cracking films in the London Turkish Film Festival from crowd-pleasing features to documentaries and powerful shorts, across several venues. Well worth a look. Various prices, prebook, until 17 May

This new exhibition at Rich Mix is a photographic series documenting all the sites where murders have occurred in London between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012. It encompasses 210 sites. Free, just turn up, until 30 May

Head to Ursula T in South Croydon for a lesson in the art of using henna dye. £38, 6pm
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London Dungeon is open late for an adults only event giving a terrifying insight into Victorian London. Steady your nerves with a gin cocktail as you arrive, before taking a 60 minute tour through plague-ridden passages and sinister alleyways. £25-£29, 6.30pm-8.30pm
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Head to Frontline Club in Paddington for a preview screening of Warriors From The North, a film that focuses on the process of luring young Muslim boys from Europe to join groups like groups like Al-Shabaab and Islamic State. Followed by a Q&A with directors Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah. £10, 7pm
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Californian singer-songwriter Beth Hart performs material from her 20-year career and showcases her new album, Better Than Home, at Barbican. Support act is Miles Graham. £25-£32.50, prebook, 7.30pm

The luxurious setting of Kensington Roof Gardens is the venue for this party night, with DJ Dan Browne (who's previously shared a stage with the likes of Groove Armada) on the decks. £10, 8pm
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Jugglers, hula hoopers, dancers, contortionists, magicians and comedians are on the bill at Circus Night at The Aeronaut in Acton. Age 18+. £8.75-£9.75, 9pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Book now for An Evening with Sir John Hurt tomorrow night at The Tabernacle in Westbourne Park. Event includes an interview, a Q&A session and a raffle. Proceeds go to Project Harar, a charity that works in Ethiopia to provide access to treatment, rehabilitation, and integration services to children and young people with facial conditions.

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