Things To Do In London: Wednesday 23 September 2015

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Watch a silent film with live piano accompaniment at the Cinema Museum.

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Visit the Museum of Imaginative Knowledge for the opening of room 75 on the theme of 'small things forgotten'. While you're there, have a pootle around the postcard archive. Leytonstone, free, just turn up, noon


See great design in action on the Behind the Scenes in Creative Southwark walk. Glimpse inside architecture, fashion and culinary studios, and end at the Design Museum's Life on Foot exhibition. £7.50, prebook, 2pm

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Continue watching beefy men throw a ball backwards at the Proud Archivist in Haggerston. Shelter from the rain under their covered and heated outdoor cinema terrace with a burger and beer. £4, prebook, 4.45pm

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Head to the renowned auction house for its Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction Special to see the pieces and then watch an auction. Free, just turn up, 5.30pm


Join Secret Adventures for an old-school night around the campfire to celebrate the autumn equinox. Roast marshmallows, munch on sausages and listen to chilled-out acoustic guitar. Wear warm, waterproof clothes and BYOB. Secret location revealed to revellers two days before event. £20, prebook, 6.30pm


Learn how to be happy, how to bend people to your will and how to beat a hangover — basically, how to win at life — with three twenty minute talks from Nerd Nite at Epic in Dalston. £7.50, prebook, 7pm


The Vaults have been transformed into a post-apocalyptic nightmare after the world's most deadly pandemic. Scavenge to survive in Never Ending Night, and experience a dystopian world playing out. Until 25 September, £25/£20, prebook, 7pm


Head to the Cinema Museum in Lambeth, former home of Charlie Chaplin, for a screening of 1929 silent film Evangeline with live piano accompaniment. £4, prebook, 7.30pm

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Vladimir Jurowski conducts Mahler's dark and enigmatic Seventh Symphony, with its celebrated 'night music' serenades, at the Royal Festival Hall. From £9, prebook, 7.30pm

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Head to Hampstead's Holly Bush to grab a brush and emulate the splendid Spaniard. A glass of wine will help you get creative. Materials included. £25, prebook, 8pm

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Adam Hess is a definite rising star and you don’t have long to see him and still get bragging rights. he’s doing his show Salmon at Soho Theatre until Saturday. £10-£12.50, prebook, 8.45pm


The 29th edition of the festival opens with a Gala at Café de Paris in Soho featuring a live performance from Little Barrie (the band behind the Better Call Saul title theme) and a DJ set by Tronik Youth. £20, prebook, 9pm

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Taste your way through handpicked wines at Soho's Vinoteca, wander through Bompas & Parr's breathable cocktail cloud in Borough Market, or raise your martinis to a 007-themed four-course feast from Edible Stories at private members' club Library.

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Good cause of the day

Suicide remains the leading cause of death in the 20-34 age range. Open your eyes or deepen your understanding of the problem at Perception Festival's short film double bill Ombnibus Arts Centre in Clapham. Mandown focuses on the difficulty of engaging with a friend who’s experiencing mental health issues and aims to encourage young men to talk, not 'man up'. And You Are takes a more abstract look at the topic. £5, prebook,  7.30pm

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