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There’s more to London statuary than some long-forgotten dead blokes on horseback. Take a look at the strangest statues that can be seen in London.
For your Friday
Titian, Rembrandt and Canaletto are just some of the great masters you can admire at The Wallace Collection. The historical Hertford House hides many secrets: come unveil them with us at their Friday Late this week. During the evening, there will be art installations, edible pigments, live music, behind-the-scenes tours and a complimentary glass of Pimm’s. Book now!
Things To Do
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DEAL OF THE DAY:
Save 52% on tickets to see the Philharmonia Orchestra play soundtracks from great British movies. Performing at Royal Festival Hall tonight, the concert will feature themes from Harry Potter, James Bond, The Great Escape and more. £15, 7.30pm
As part of Keats Festival, Keats House in Hampstead has an afternoon of poetry, including readings from his earliest work and from other poets he found inspirational, tracing Keats’s new beginnings as a poet. Free, just turn up, 2pm-3pm
William Morris Gallery is open late for an All Blues themed evening. Experience the gallery in an adults-only atmosphere, have a go at hands-on art and craft activities while enjoying art, music and performance. See other museum lates you probably haven't heard of. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm
London Dungeon is open late to give adults a glimpse into the scary world of Victorian London. Steel yourself with a complimentary cocktail before exploring plague-ridden passages and sinister alleyways. £25-£29, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Christabel's has a pop-up botanical cocktail lab in Canonbury. Try unique and unusual cocktails with ingredients such as thyme, cardamom, chilli and edible violas. £40, 7pm
GREEK SUPPER CLUB:
Fortnum and Mason teams up with Greek restaurant Mazi for a one-night only supper club at the Piccadilly store. Sample items from the menu include grilled aubergine with soy & thyme honey, and grilled octopus. £45 (£60 with wine pairing), prebook, 7pm
Dublin-born pianist Fiachra Garvey opens the summer concert season at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, performing works by Liszt, Debussy, and Moonlight Sonata. The theme for the night is gothic and the supernatural. £16, prebook, 7.30pm
Watch a film at Britain's oldest cinema tonight. There's a screening of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick's epic historic drama telling the story of a fictional 18th century Irish rogue, on at the Regent Street Cinema. £11, 8pm
PAINT LIKE BANKSY:
Head to the Truscott Arms in Maida Vale to create your own Banksy painting and take the canvas home with you at the end of the evening. All art supplies included in ticket price.£25, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Maggie's Centres, a cancer care charity, have released a video in the run up to National Cancer Survivors Day on 7 June. The film, More Than Medicine aims to build vital awareness and understanding of the free support that Maggie's Centres offer. Why not take a look at the animation, and share it with a friend or two?
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