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Unorthodox things to do in London's churches
Churchgoers in London these days can trade Hail Marys for Bloody Marys, prayer mats for yoga mats. Here's how to have fun in a church without getting on your knees (unless you actually are doing yoga).
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THE CRIME MUSEUM UNCOVERED:
This October — for the first time ever — objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum will go on public display in a major new exhibition opening at Museum of London. £10/£8, prebook, 10am-4pm
LIBERTY IN FASHION EXHIBITION:
The exhibition explores Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and aesthetic dress in the 19th century, through art nouveau and art deco in the early 20th century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s. £9/£7 concessions/£6 students, prebook, 11am-6pm
LIFE AND TIMES OF JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA:
Fans of Jane Austen's Emma celebrate its 200th anniversary this year. This walk focuses on the book, the film and the Regency. Starting near Russell Square station the walk takes one and a half hours. Find out more about the tour. £10/7.50, prebook, 11.30am-1pm
Award winning writer, actor and producer Steve Coogan will be signing his new autobiography, Easily Distracted at Waterstones Piccadilly, 12.30pm
THE POETRY OF A PEOPLE:
Actors Mark Gatiss and Fenella Woolgar have just been announced to read out a series of extracts from Andrew Marr’s new book, We British: The Poetry of a People, illustrating how poetry of the past reflects the issues of today, in light of National Poetry Day. Followed by a book signing. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm
THE SOUND MAN SCREENING + Q&A:
The Sound Man tells the story of Abdul Rahman Ramadhan, a 62-year-old professional sound man who has lived in Nairobi’s Kibera slum since he was born. For the past 35 years, Abdul has worked side-by-side with the best photojournalists from Kenya while recording sound for news reports featuring crisis, war, famine and genocide. £10, 7pm
ACOUSTIC EAST FESTIVAL:
Three unplugged performances from a diverse range of artists playing across a multitude of genres at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Check the lineup: - Jack Tinner - Lloyd Yates - Kizzy Meriel Crawford. Over 18s only. £10, 7.30pm
Wunderkammer is an improV/TED style talk combo from troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage plus guest speakers. Tonight it’s Idil Sukan talking boxing and Matt Smith (not that one) on boxing. The Nursery, Borough Road. £8, prebook, 8pm
ROAR WITH LAUGHTER:
Aiming at raising vital funds for the Zoological Society of London’s Asiatic Lions Campaign, Roar with Laughter will feature some of the UK’s top comedians, including Nick Helm, Marcus Brigstocke, Rich Hall, Robin Ince, Jeremy Lion, Miles Jupp, Dominic Holland and Tiff Stevenson. £20, 8pm
Good cause of the day
Royal National Institute of Blind People Glow Neon 3k Fun RunTaking place after dark, The RNIB 3k Fun Run is inspired by the colourful full moon parties of Thailand. Participants can run, walk or even dance their way around the track under the UV lights whilst being sprayed with luminous paint along the way.
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