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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
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
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
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
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
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
BUSKER ALBUM LAUNCH:
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
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
SOUL OF THE '60S:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)/£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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