Things To Do In London: Friday 19 June 2015

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Things to do

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Museum of London Docklands' new exhibition is all about the UK’s first female press photographer, Christina Broom, a self-taught novice who turned photography into a business venture to support her family. Free, just turn up, 19 June-1 November

Gardening show Grow London is back on Hampstead Heath, and whether you've got a field or a windowbox to work with, there's something for you. From £6, 19-21 June
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Been wondering what some of those buttons on your camera do? This day-long wildlife photography course at London Wetland Centre in Barnes will guide you through your camera’s various automatic settings — and then show you how to use other settings but still get good photos. £60, prebook, 10am-4pm

Morley College offers a day of free, hour-long taster courses. Try anything from mime, to flamenco, to hypnotherapy. Free, prebook, 10.30am-8pm

ZSL London Zoo stays open late to give the public a chance to see the animals outside of normal hours. See more than 750 animal species on a self-guided Safari Trail of the zoo, relax at Base Camp with acoustic guitar music, or tuck into food and drink from the street food vendors. £16/£11.20, 6pm
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Tour guide and Londonist contributor Laurence Scales leads a guided tour around Brompton Cemetery. Instead of focusing on the usual famous residents, this tour focuses on science, eccentric and intrepid inventors, scientists and naturalists whose stories range from the aeronautical to the piratical. £10/£9, prebook, 6pm

Comedian and writer Paul Merton talks about his life and career as told in his autobiography, Only When I Laugh. At the V&A. £12, prebook, 6.30pm

Surrey take on Kent in the Natwest T20 Blast at The Oval in Kennington. Watch the action from Club Level seats with access to a private bar. £40, 6.30pm
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The Meow Meows bring reggae music to New Cross Inn, and are joined by Sharks Don't Swim and The Barefoot Bandit. £6, prebook, 7pm
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Those Who Feel the Fire Burning is a documentary about Mediterranean migrants who find themselves desperate enough to make the dangerous sea crossing. This screening at The Frontline Club is followed by a Q&A with director Morgan Knibbe. £10, prebook, 7pm
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Shadow play, speaking and singing are some of the gestures being explored tonight by artists in a performance in the Thames Tunnel at Brunel Museum. £8, prebook, 7.30pm

Brasserie Blanc on South Bank has a pop-up painting night, where you can paint a mini masterpiece based on the French Riviera. Art supplies, a glass of wine and selection of French antipasti are included. £35, 7.30pm
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Busker Charlotte Campbell, who featured in our video What's It Like Busking On South Bank?, is launching an album, Making Waves. Tonight at The Monarch in Camden, there's an album launch party. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Conductor Anthony Inglis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are at the Royal Albert Hall for a concert with music by Holst and Strauss and John Williams — plus lights, lasers and fireworks. £47.50, 7.30pm
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There’s sketch previews from Beasts and one-third of Pappy’s, Tom Parry, at The Hanbury Arms in Islington. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Head to The Phoenix on Oxford Street to dance the night away to soulful classics and rock 'n' roll gems. Expect everyone from Jackie Wilson to The Kinks. Age 18+. £4, 9pm
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Whirr air gladioli around your head while dancing to singles by The Smiths at How Does It Feel To Be Loved? at The Shacklewell Arms. As well as timeless tunes from Morrissey and co, there'll be plenty more indie and soulful floor-fillers to bop along to, courtesy of guest DJs Niall and Anna of The Spook School. £4 members (to become one for free, email£6 non members + booking fee. 11pm

Good cause of the day

Travels to My Elephant  is a global autorickshaw race to save Asian elephants. A fleet of 20 intoxicating high colour autorickshaws are now available on London’s roads. The rickshaws, designed by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, Bompas & Parr, and Mulberry are available to buy in an online auction — more information and bidding here.

London Cycling Awards

Love cycling in London? You've got until 25 June to vote in this year's London Cycling Awards. Choose your favourite in categories such as Cycling Event of the Year and Best Cycling Hangout. Everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a draw to win a bike.

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