Things To Do In London: Tuesday 7 July 2015

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PREWORK CHOIR SINGING:
Who needs coffee when you can sing yourself awake? The Dawn Chorus Choir is offering a unique wakeup call, said to be better than your alarm clock. Start the day by belting out your favourite rock and pop tunes at The Phoenix, Oxford Street. £7, prebook, 7.30am
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UNITED SOCIETY OF ARTISTS EXHIBITION:
The United Society of Artists (UA) celebrates its 94th anniversary with a vibrant exhibition opening at Bankside Gallery. Over 200 works by UA members will be on display. Free, just turn up, until 12 July

PHOTOGRAPHY:
The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 exhibition had so many of us star-struck it's been extended until 19 July. The exhibition is on at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY:
Discover the art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony at Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge. You'll learn from specialist tea merchants The Tea House while enjoying a three course meal and a signature Buddha Bar Cocktail. Turn up between 5pm-7.30pm to take advantage of 50% off drinks. £45, prebook, 5pm
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TALK DESIGN OF THE YEAR:
Head to the Design Museum to learn how the judges, a mixture of expert critics, designers and academics decide which designs make the grade. Ticket includes entry to the Design of the Year exhibition which is open from 6.30pm. £14, prebook, talk begins at 7pm

OUTDOOR CINEMA:
Every Tuesday during July Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is hosting free outdoor film screenings. This week watch Ben Stiller in Zoolander being really, really ridiculously good looking. Blanket space is on a first come first served basis. Free, just turn up, 7pm  

POPUP PAINTING:
Release your artistic side at this PopUp Painting creative workshop where you can paint a London skyline inspired by the work of Van Gogh. There's also a bar to get those creative juices flowing. Ticket includes art supplies and a glass of wine. £25, prebook, 7pm
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MUSIC:
Join British DJ Normski, a leading voice on urban and contemporary culture, for a special night combining performance, chat and music. All back to Norms: A Night with Normski takes place at the Albany in Deptford. £5, prebook, 7pm
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JOURNALISM TALK, PROTECT YOUR SOURCES:
Whether you're just starting out in journalism or at the peak of your career, head to Frontline Club in Paddington for an informative discussion on how to protect sources in this digital age of constant surveillance. £12.50, 7pm
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POETRY
The Burn After Reading Poet's monthly event are celebrating their second birthday with cake, wine and words. The lineup includes poets Emily Harrison and Cecilia Knapp. Event takes place at Seven Dials Club. £5, just turn up, 7.45pm

COMEDY:
Robin Ince is stopping doing proper stand-up for a while, so catch him at the Bloomsbury Theatre doing a mix of his latest show and some best (or least worst, in his words) bits. £15/£12, prebook, 7.30pm

ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE:
The Peacock Theatre in Holborn is being taken over by Canadian collective The Seven Fingers, a group of dextrous acrobats. This new show promises to keep you on the edge of your seat as performers ascend poles and jump through hoops. £22, prebook, 7.30pm
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Commemorating 7/7

There's going to be a minute's silence at 11.30am to mark a decade since the 7/7 attacks. Tube announcements will be silenced and buses will pull over. There's also going to be an event at the 7 July memorial in Hyde Park at 2.30pm.


Good cause of the day

Unseen tours are a social enterprise offering alternative tours around London led by a homeless or formerly homeless person. Join the Camden tour with Mike the Mod. £10, prebook, 2pm


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