The Future of London's airports
With airport expansion plans in the air, listen to what Jay Foreman had to say on the matter back in July last year in his Unfinished London series.
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Drink your way around Ealing Beer Festival at Walpole Park on a sunny afternoon. Beer selection includes local West London Breweries and we're particularly excited about the chocolate and beer tasting on Sunday. £4, prebook, until 11th July
Soundscapes is a new exhibition at the National Gallery in Charing Cross which merges painted masterpieces with new work by a range of talented musicians and sound artists, including work from DJ Jamie XX and Turner prize winner Susan Phillipsz. £9, prebook, until 6th September
Head to Windrush Square to celebrate the launch of the new Brixton Pound B£5 note. It was designed by a Turner Prize winning artist, and the localised currency aims to support local businesses by keeping money in the local area. Alongside the launch is a Give & Take market, where you can bring along your old items and swap them. Free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm
LIVE MUSIC AT KEW GARDENS:
We can't think of a better setting for listening to jazz-pop sensation Caro Emerald. Take a picnic while relaxing in the lovely surroundings of Kew Gardens or sample delights from the artisan bars and food stalls on site. £52.75, prebook, 6pm
If you have a penchant for the morbid join award-winning pathologist Dr Suzy Lishman at the Old Operating Theatre Museum who'll be exploring what a modern day post mortem examination can tell us about the life of a king in the 15th century. Not just any king but Richard III, the fella we dug out of a Leicester car park. £8, prebook, 6.30pm
LONDON ON FILM:
Explore London life through the BFI's first retrospective of London films. Tonight the theme is transport. Choose from archive footage of London transport, A Night on London Transport (6.20pm)or Underground (8.40pm) a film set, you guessed it on the London Underground. £10.65/£11.65, prebook, until 30th July
Catch some of the best comedy acts at Under One Roof Comedy Festival at the Landor Theatre without ever having to set foot in Edinburgh. The line-up includes Bridget Christie and Phil Wang. £7, prebook, 7pm
Bromance is a blend of circus performance and daring theatre which celebrates the tight bond between the performers. The show is part of the Udderbelly festival. £20, prebook, 7.30pm
Two great comedians perform work in progress at Invisible Dot in King’s Cross: from what we’ve seen of Joseph Morpurgo’s new show already, it’s going to be another belter (£5, prebook, 7.30pm) then stick around for James Acaster. £8/£7, prebook, 9.15pm
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