Things To Do In London: Thursday 7 May 2015

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Things To Do

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The Lovely Eggs launch their new album in Camden

ELECTION NIGHT:
Find out where to watch election results tonight, and a load of other election-related things to do with our round-up.

GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND:

This Gresham College event at Barnard’s Inn Hall looks at the environmental initiatives and legislation affecting Britain's countryside. Free, just turn up, 6pm

COCKTAIL NIGHT:
Head to Mews of Mayfair to enjoy two signature cocktails in a refined setting. Age 18+. £10 for two cocktails, 6pm-8pm
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OLLY MURS:
The Essex popstar's show at the O2 in Greenwich tonight is all but sold out, but a few tickets are still available here to see him performing tracks from his new album, Never Been Better. £46.50, 6.30pm
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GALLERY LATE:
The Courtauld Gallery is open late, giving you a chance to explore the galleries (including current exhibition Goya: The Witches And Old Women Album). Expect live music, talks, performance poetry, mime and cabaret drawing on the themes of superstition, witchcraft, dreams and desire. £4-£8.50, prebook, 6.30pm

ALBUM LAUNCH:
The Lovely Eggs, an underground punk rock duo from the north (they also happen to be husband and wife) launch their new album, This Is Our Nowhere, recorded at a disused factory in their home town of Lancaster, at the Jazz Café in Camden. Age 18+. £10, 7pm
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CINEMANIA:
Deptford Cinema hosts a screening of Wasted Youth, about a teenager skater and a middle-aged policeman crossing paths in Athens. Folowed by a conversation with the film’s director, Argyris Papadimitropoulos. £4.99/£3.50, prebook, 7pm

SOCIAL CHAMELEON:
Feisty comedian Suzi Ruffell is at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury to perform her show, Social Chameleon, in which she reflects on 27 years of struggling for acceptance. £10, 7pm
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CAMDEN CARNIVAL:
Proud Camden is the venue for a night of carnivalesque cabaret. Be entertained by fire breathers, sword swallowers, snake charmers and burlesque performers, while tucking into a two-course meal and a glass of prosecco. £25, 7pm
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STORY JAM:
Story Jam is a lively monthly night of stories and music for adults at Canvas & Cream in Forest Hill. Tonight's tales will give you butterflies. £7/£6, prebook, 7.30pm

CHURCH CONCERT:
St Pancras Old Church hosts a concert led by classical folk group Haiku Salut, with support from Bristol electronica collective Jilk. £8.80, prebook, 7.30pm

ARE YOU GAME?
Head down to The Book Club in Shoreditch for an evening of free range interactive cabaret and game show delights. The audience will be competing for prize performances and unique experiences. Age 18+. £10, 7.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Cyclists are needed to take part in a bike ride from London to Transylvania, to mark the launch of the Electric Castle Zero Carbon Footprint Programme 2015 and raise awareness of environmental issues. Those who take part in the 1,400 mile ride get free entry to the Electric Castle festival. More information here.

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