Things To Do In London: Tuesday 23 June 2015

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City of Westminster Guides lead a lunchtime walk, heading north east from the cathedral. It includes an old churchyard, the location of a Victorian building which influenced the skyline of London for more than half a century and a celebrity wedding venue. £7, prebook, 1.10pm-1.50pm

Rachel Johnson, columnist, author, and sister of our floppy-haired mayor, interviews Hannah Rothschild, author of new novel, The Improbability of Love, a savage satire of London life and the art world, at tonight's Bloomsbury Book Club. £20/£10, prebook, 6pm

The Grant Museum of Zoology hosts an evening focusing on the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace and how they shaped public perceptions of dinosaurs. There’s also a chance to view the Strange Creatures exhibition. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

Is gender a factor when it comes to risks on news reporting in some of the world's most dangerous places? This is the topic up for debate at The Frontline Club in Paddington tonight, with female journalists from frontline conflicts in attendance. Listen up as they debate the role that gender plays in managing risk and reporting news. £12.50, 7pm
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Dane Baptiste, who got nominated for Best Newcomer at Edinburgh last year, previews his new show for free at Top Secret comedy club in Holborn. Free, just turn up, 7pm

BBC Radio presenters Fiona Talkington and Tom Ravenscroft, along with the BBC Concert Orchestra, present an evening with Finnish folk popstars Värttinä. Takes place at Southbank Centre. £11.50, 7.30pm
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Irish comedian Aisling Bea rehearses new material at The Invisible Dot in King's Cross. Unreserved seating, so get there early for the best seats. £6, prebook, 7.30pm
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The Plough & Harrow, Leytonstone, hosts an evening of evening of show-stopping performances including burlesque, comedy and horror. What more do you need on a Tuesday evening? £6, 8pm
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In association with UK Jewish Film, there's a preview screening of Amy, a documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse, at Odeon Swiss Cottage. Amy’s first manager and friend Nick Shymansky and filmmakers will be in conversation with Jason Solomons after the screening. Various prices, prebook, 8pm

As part of City of London Festival, singer Barb Jungr takes on the songs of Nina Simone, accompanied by a backing band. Takes place at ClubTEN near St Paul's. £21.50, 9.30pm
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Good cause of the day

Budding sculptors have the chance to have their work included in regeneration plans for Hackney Road. The Hackney Road sculpture competition is open to professional and emerging artists and the winning artist will see their work made and exhibited as a public work of art, and will also receive a £1,000 cash prize. See terms and conditions and enter here.

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