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Nurse Edith Cavell was executed on 12 October 1915 by a German firing squad for her role in assisting over 200 soldiers to escape from occupied Belgium. On the centenary of her death join a guided walking tour of the grounds of the Royal London Hospital, where Edith Cavell trained and worked as a nurse. Meeting outside the Entrance of Whitechapel Station. £5 donation to Cavell Nurses’ Trust through Just Giving or on the day. 2.30pm
Playwright David Hare discusses his memoir, The Blue Touch Paper, which interweaves the history of the period with the story of how he first became a writer for film and theatre. The talk at National Theatre is followed by a book signing. £4/3, prebook, 6pm
Voga is a dynamic fusion of yoga and 'vogueing' — a stretching and posing routine set to an 80s beat. It's fitness meets 80s New York. £12.75, 7pm
A CENTURY OF SCENT:
Go on a journey across the 20th century at the V&A by way of a set of 10 fragrances still loved, loathed and recognised by millions around the world today. Explore wild and wonderful ad campaigns, meet the visionaries behind these fragrances and get to know the people who wore them. £15, prebook, 7pm
MAN BOOKER PRIZE:
Tonight, on the eve of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, join some of this year’s shortlisted authors at Southbank Centre for an evening of readings, conversation and the chance to find out all about their novels. £10-£20, prebook, 7.30pm
London’s first Polynesian inspired restaurant, Trader Vic’s, at London Hilton on Park Lane, hosts Trader’s Tiki cinema. Watch Top Gun with classic cinema fare Trader Vic’s style: with Hawaiian hot dogs and vegetable tempura. £13 (includes a cocktail), prebook, movie starts at 7.30pm
Ed Gamble headlines at the Good Ship in Kilburn’s regular club night, along with Ash Frith, Stephen Bailey, Maria Shehata and Carly Smallman. £4/£5, prebook, 8pm
Catch a special screening of Scorsese's classic, Taxi Driver at Britain's oldest picture house — Regent Street Cinema. The film, one of the earlier collaborations between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, is often cited by critics as one of the greatest films of all time. £11, 8.40pm
Catch the post-apocalyptic thriller The Survivalist. Yes, we know-post-apocalyptic films are two-a-penny these days, but few have the lean intelligence and skill of The Survivalist. A forest-dweller is forced to reckon with two women who require his assistance to survive. With understated stylistic excellence and a nuanced approach, this is a film to be reckoned with. £16, prebook, 9pm
Good cause of the day
Tonight, Jon Richardson, Seann Walsh and Nick Helm headline comedy fundraiser for youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. The special gig at London’s Palace Theatre will also include sets from a very special guest, and Welsh funnyman Elis James is compere. Money raised from the event goes to support Centrepoint’s work in giving homeless 16 to 25 year-olds a future. Tickets £8.50-£31, show starts at 7.30 pm
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