Things To Do In London: Friday 25 September 2015

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There's loads happening at the V&A and elsewhere in South Kensington tonight. Photo by Bradman334 from the Londonist Flickr pool.


If you've had a long week and are getting a bit mushy-brained, you'll sympathise with the people behind our double collection of London's error-riddled signs.

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If Grayson Perry and Edmund de Waal have whetted your pottery appetite, you'll be like a child in a sweet shop at the Geffrye Museum's Ceramics in the City weekend. Browse work by the 50 artists on display, and buy from £10. There's also demonstrations for adults and workshops for kids. Until Sunday. Free, just turn up, 10am


See the best in body art at Tobacco Dock, along with live music, 'risqué alternative entertainment' and a fire-breathing tattooed acrobatic dance troupe, while knocking back BrewDog beers. Until Sunday, £20, prebook, 11.30am


Pioneers History Dance returns to Brixton with a host of open mics, beatboxers, street dance workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, performance and freestyle dance contests and an art exhibition. Free, just turn up, noon


Proceedings continue at Hampton Court Palace as Jon Snow reflects on his quarter-century career of news broadcasting, including major moments like the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela. £12.95/£6.95, prebook, 2.30pm

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There's a whole lot going in tonight on and around Exhibition Road. Cosmonauts (which we love) is open until 10pm, there's Late Night Laughs and Free Friday Music at the Royal Albert Hall, Park Nights at the Serpentine Pavilion, London Design Festival at the V&A and Science Uncovered at the Science Museum. Many free, other prices vary, prebook, from 3pm


Doc'n Roll is back at the Picturehouse Central with films and Q&As exploring the theme 'Instigators & Innovators'. Today it kicks off with Morphine: Journey of Dreams, but expect all sorts until 4 October: flamenco, boogaloo, Irish folk and more. Prices vary, prebook, 7pm


Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremewaw Anas goes out in disguise to trap criminals in his country, yet is often criticised as sensationalist. Discover the story in Chameleon and make up your own mind, then ask director Ryan Mullins what he thinks at the post-screening Q&A. The Frontline Club, Paddington, £10, prebook, 7pm

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Listen to Japanese prodigy Tomoaki Yoshida play Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel in Pushkin House, Holborn, then hear critic Bryce Morrison compare Japanese and European music training and discuss what each can learn from the other. £8, prebook, 7.30pm

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Six-piece The Display Team play their 'upbeat yet extremely pessimistic' paradoxical pop at Surya in King's Cross: a mixture of Madness, Frank Zappa and The Beach Boys. £4, prebook, 7.30pm

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Step back in time with Tony Middleton's Victorian-style Magic Hour. From Amsterdam to Claridge',s he now lands at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Queensway. Ticket includes cocktail. £21.50, prebook, 8pm

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Order a White Russian and start quoting your favourite lines at this screening of the Cohen Brothers' cult classic with added bowling. Brooklyn Bowl London, North Greenwich, £20, prebook, 8pm

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Cocoon yourself in layers, boot up and arm yourself with a torch for 'chilling tales' of the Fairies of Deptford Creek from London Dreamtime in a secret, muddy location in south London. £3, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

Sleep Out tonight for the West London Day Centre so that others don't have to. The experience does not aim to replicate homelessness — there's a marquee in case of rain and you'll be safely in their garden — but to give a small flavour of what rough sleepers have to go through every night. The centre helped 280 people get off the streets last year: help them keep that up.

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