Things To Do In London: Thursday 11 June 2015

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Grab your swimsuit and head for your nearest lido or outdoor pool. It may be chillier than your average leisure centre pool, but it's a sure sign that summer's here.

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Things to do

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SLAPDASH FESTIVAL:
The international celebration of improvised comedy continues at Theatre Delicatessen in Farringdon with a double bill that gets the audience involved. Influence a show about neighbours by writing them letters and experience a TED-style comedy talk with the excellent Wunderkammer, who will be joined by guests live from Chicago! Starts 8pm
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CLERKENWELL CURIOSITIES:
Meet at Farringdon Station for this guided walk around Clerkenwell. Visit the pub where Dickens drank, Gotham City’s police HQ and the house that started the gentrification of the area. £3, prebook, 12.45pm

DINNER IN BRIXTON:
Hungry people! Try the five course tasting menu at Beehive Place in Brixton for £36.
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NIGHT FOR NEPAL:
Head to Canavan's Peckham Pool Club for a night of DJs, dancing and ping pong to raise money for local earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. £5 entry, 8.30pm

ROCK 'N' ROLL ROOFTOP
The weather's looking pretty perfect for watching Kate Hudson in Almost Famous on Netil House's rooftop in Hackney. Enjoy the film from a deckchair with a free bag of Propercorn with your £12 ticket. Screening starts when the sun goes down, doors open 7pm
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V&A BACKSTAGE:
Take a curator-led backstage tour of the V&A’s theatre and performance archives at Blythe House near Kensington Olympia. Free, prebook, 2.30pm

BARRY BINGO:
Barry from Watford has got some excellent guests in for his shambolically funny Bingo Bonanza at the 100 Club: Johnny Vegas, John Thomson, Angelos Epithemiou, Marcel Lucont and the Mayor of Kentish Town. It's the last show of the summer so get your £10 tickets and arrive early to bag a good seat. Doors open 7pm
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BRIXTON FIGHTBACK:
With the Brixton community reportedly under threat from property developers, evictions and council regenerations, there's a benefit concert tonight to raise funds for those fighting to keep their homes. Acts with strong ties to the area, including Alabama 3 and Fat White Family, perform at Electric Brixton. £17.25/£20, prebook, 7pm

SWING DANCE:
Don't be shy, Swing Patrol can get you dancing with Lindy Hop and Charleston moves in no time. Try a beginners class in Spitalfields, Notting Hill or London Bridge for just £10. No experience and no partner necessary.
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SCREENING ROOM:
The Overlook Screening Room is at The Water Poet in Spitalfields for a screening of Red Rock West, about a Vietnam war veteran and drifter who arrives in the town of Red Rock, Wyoming. Suggested donation £3, just turn up, 7pm

ASHKENAZY CONDUCTS SIBELIUS:
Witness the spectacular finale to the Royal Festival Hall's Sibelius series as Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra and whips up a sense of the rugged landscape of Finland's greatest composer. £15, 7.30pm
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COMEDY:
Nick Hall and Gareth Cooper are doing Edinburgh preview shows at Comedy Back Rub in Camden, hosted by Sarah Campbell. £3, just turn up, 7.30pm

FILMS:
Here's our list of films not to miss in June — and you can get Vue cinema tickets for just £7 each through YPlan. What will you pick?
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Good cause of the day

Tonight, head to The Chapel in Queen Square for a special one-off performance of Whattalife! — the story of one of Britain's most phenomenal women of the 20th century, Kathleen Ferrier. She received cancer treatment at the hospital which houses a plaque to her memory. The event raises money for the University College Hospital Cancer Fund. £15, prebook, 7pm


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