Things To Do In London: Thursday 20 August

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Girls About Town

The recent unveiling of the Jack the Ripper Museum which was supposed to celebrate the women of the East End shows how far London has to go before women's achievements both past and present are truly acknowledged. Yet if you know where to look women have been remembered by sculptures and artists around the city even as they fade from public consciousness.

Things to do

THEATRE:
Talawa is Britain's primary black led theatre company. Tonight head to Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre to see Soapbox, the final product of Talawa’s flagship programme for young, emerging artists who had just four weeks to create the show. £5/£8, prebook, until 22 August

BOND IN MOTION:
The London Film Museum in Covent Garden is showing an exhibition of 007 vehicles. A must-see for any Bond fan / car enthusiast. £9.50, prebook, 10am

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HARRY POTTER WALKING TOUR:
Meet at TKTS Booth in Leicester Square before discovering the bits of London which appear in the magical Harry Potter series including, of course, a trip to platform 9 and 3/4. £10, prebook, noon

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WORLD MOSQUITO DAY:
Yes today is dedicated to those buzzing critters which are not just irritating — but lethal too. Join the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to commemorate the day in 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross confirmed the Anopheles mosquito as the malaria carrier. There will be live music, performance and a prize for best dressed guest. £10, prebook, 4pm-6pm

SUMMER GARDEN PARTY:
Enter the walled garden at Fenton House in Hampstead for cocktails, croquet, music and lawn games hosted by London Shh, a collection of hidden historic houses with fascinating stories of former residents to tell. £8, prebook, 6pm-8pm

CAMDEN CARNIVAL:
Prepare to be wowed by sword swallowers, flame breathers, burlesque dancers and the like while you enjoy a two course meal and bubbly at Proud Cabaret in Camden. £20, prebook, 6.30pm

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DIZZY BITES:
It's not often we find a good deal that's veggie friendly but tonight you're in luck. Dizzy Bites at Hackney Empire are offering a vegetarian meal and cocktail for £12.50. Plus there's live jazz. £12.50, prebook, 6.30pm

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REGENERATION CITY BLUES:
Jane Palm-Gold's exhibition on regeneration and corporate development continues with another talk on the loss of spaces of creativity and cultural importance. Tonight's topic is Johnson's The Modern Outfitters with Lloyd George. Free, just turn up, 7pm

FILM SEASON:
It's not enough to enjoy a film on your laptop in your pjs, it has to be an experience these days. If you've had enough of boring old al fresco films, the new concept on the block is the cinemeal. The Proud Archivist in Haggerston is screening Sideways accompanied by not one not two but seven wines — with food to match. Arrive hungry. £25, prebook, 7.45pm

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CINEMA AT A LIDO:
Luna Cinema have taken al fresco film screenings one step further with this pool-side screening. Tonight you can see The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey. It might be a bit chilly to take a dip but nab a floating dingy (see photo above) for the full lido/film experience. £14.50, prebook, 8.15pm

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HEREFORD AND SOMERSET CIDER TAP TAKEOVER:
The King & Co in Clapham Common is kicking off its long weekend tap takeover this evening with a Meet the Maker session. Enjoy free tasting sessions and have questions answered by expert cider makers Newton Court Cider and Harry’s Cider. Until 23 August

COMEDY:
Shappi Khorsandi (you’ll have seen her on TV; you just will have) works out new material at the Soho Theatre tonight and Friday. £10, prebook, 9.15pm


Good cause of the day

Visit London and The British Heart Foundation are launching the London Heart Trail, an interactive  one to two hour walk along the South Bank, from the London Eye to Tower Bridge. The walk is free and suitable for all ages. Be generous and make a donation of £3 or more. Until 3 September


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