Things To Do In London: Tuesday 25 August

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Things To Do In London: Tuesday 25 August

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Hear about future London food trends at Borough Market.

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Head to Greenwich Park for a family treasure hunt. Hear a story of ancient hidden treasure then work in teams to find the missing pirate treasure in the park. £15 per family, prebook, 10am-12pm

It's the final event in the Old Operating Theatre Museum's series of still life drawing workshops. Explore the museum's medicine and art collections and flex your creative muscle with a little help from the staff. Included in museum entry, prebook, 2pm-4pm

15-25 year olds can enjoy a screening of music videos shot or set in London at BFI Southbank, followed by a discussion with directors who have worked with the likes of Ella Eyre and Tinchy Stryder. £6, prebook, 4pm

Want to know how to make decent coffee at home? Head along to Ozone Coffee near Old Street for an introduction to home brewing class. Learn how to make the perfect softly-brewed filter coffee at home. £45, 6pm

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Blackwell’s High Holborn bookshop hosts two fantastic short story writers, Thomas Morris and Stuart Evers, who will be reading and signing their books. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm-9pm

Tonight is the third Borough Talks event, with restauranteurs, traders and trend experts discussing London's latest food trends at Borough Market. Ticket includes the talks, three London beers to try and food from the market. £15, 7pm

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Spoken word, poetry, hip-hop, and lyrically-driven live music all mix at The Forge in Camden tonight. Poets Aki Schilz, Tim Wells and spoken word artist Mark Grist all take to the stage to perform. £10/£8, prebook, 7pm

Come and test your bckgammon skills at JW3 in Hampstead. This chance to play one of the oldest games in existence is part of the Mind Sports Olympiad. Every entrant will get to play six exciting rounds from the evening; with gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded. £9, 7pm

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Beginners and experts alike can take part in this African Drumming Workshop at the Kirtland Centre in Mile End. Learn basic techniques and rhythms of African drumming on dunun and djembe drums, and also play as a group. £10, 7.15pm

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Everyone likes those choose-your-own-adventure games, right? So YOU should walk [north/south/east/west] to the Canal Cafe Theatre in search of a yeti [KILL YETI] as the audience guides the show. £8/£6, prebook, 7.30pm

The swashbuckling group of male entertainers known as Briefs Boys, are at London Wonderground's Spiegeltent for their fourth stint. Expect an array of flamboyant fanfare and daring, if not at times delectable, body contortions. £20, 7.30pm

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Jared Hess' 2004 comedy film Napoleon Dynamite is tonight's Luna Cinema offering. Head along to Victoria Embankment Gardens for the Luna Cinema screening, complete with iconic fashion, BMX aerobatics, cage fighting, Tupperware, memorable part-time jobs, chapped lips and more. £17.50, 8.15pm

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Good cause of the day

Tonight, Then Spoke The Thunder, the first in a new series of anti-austerity benefit concerts takes place at the Garage in Highbury and Islington. Tonight's event is an evening of live metal and punk music to benefit the LGBT+ mental health charity PACE. Tickets are £10, available here.


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Last Updated 24 August 2015