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If you're looking to splash the cash a bit (OK, a lot), treat yourself to VIP tickets to opening day of Royal Ascot 2015. The package includes admission, a complimentary bar, a four course lunch, Mad Hatter's tea party, celebrity guest speaker and more. From £358
LONDON FILM ACADEMY:
London Film Academy in Fulham has an open house afternoon. Book a time slot for a guided tour of the building and facilities, chat with course supervisors, current students and graduates and watch a showreel of their student films. Free, prebook, 2pm-5pm
WALTER DE LA MARE:
Join Giles de la Mare, grandson of Walter de la Mare, a long-standing director of Faber and Faber, for tea in an 18th century silkweaver's house in Spitalfields. £12.50 (tea and cake included), prebook, 3-4pm
DICKENS AND SCIENCE:
Dickens showed considerable knowledge about scientific developments of the 1850s and 1860s, which he wove into his stories and descriptions of London’s life and environment. Hear more about it at this Gresham Lecture at Museum of London. Free, just turn up, 6pm
As part of Fitzrovia Festival, Nick Bailey, long time resident and author of a book about Fitzrovia, gives a talk about important sites of community activism, the struggle for housing and open space in the area. Free, 6.30pm
Learn the skills to carve and print lino blocks at this three-hour workshop at BoxPark in Shoreditch. It covers everything you need to know and all materials are provided. £35, 6.30pm
SHORT PSYCHO FILMS:
Shorts On Tap presents an evening of short films inspired by Hitchcock's masterpiece, Psycho. Not one for the faint hearted. Takes place at 93 Feet East in Shoreditch. £5, 7pm
OPERA IN A TUNNEL:
Pop-up Opera returns to the atmospheric Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe for a performance of L’Italiana in Algeri, about a Las Vegas hotel employee who find himself in debt to the hotel's corrupt owner. Performed in Italian with English subtitles. £20-£26, prebook, 7.30pm
THE SEVEN FINGERS:
See dextrous collective The Seven Fingers jump through hoops, ascend poles and perform daring feats of acrobatics as they recount an enthralling tale at The Peacock Theatre in Holborn. £23.99-£49, 7.30pm
Get a dose of friendly politics at Camden’s Black Heart with Lolitics, hosted by Chris Coltrane with Bridget Christie, Jonny and the Baptists and Eleanor Morton. £3, just turn up, 8.30pm
Good cause of the day
Enter now to take part in this Sunday's London Walk in aid Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Walk either 5km or 10km starting and finishing in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Find out more and sign up here.
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