Things To Do In London: Monday 26 October

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Empire Masterclass with cocktails, gin, rum and port

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Take a visit to ZSL London Zoo, where its Boo At The Zoo returns for another wicked week of crafts, activities, talks and much more. £16.65, 11am

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This lecture will show how archaeological skeletons can inform our understanding of people's health in the past. It will focus on how this is done and why it is important, including recent research on infectious disease. Museum of London, free, 1pm

Voga is a stretching and posing routine set to an 80s soundtrack — quite the energetic version of yoga. Lights of Soho, 7pm

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Merchant House boasts the largest combined collection of gin and rum in the world. Each masterclass will include a long refreshing drink on arrival plus four tasters (a mixture of gin and rum), plus a cocktail midway through the tasting and a glass of Port to round the evening off. Merchant House, Bank, £20, 7.30pm

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With a trio of Cirque Du Soleil artists in their midst, this Barcelona collective is brimming with talent. Theatre, circus and mime combine to stunning effect in Tuberias. Pleasance Theatre, Caledonian Road, £11, 7.30pmGet Tickets

A night of brand new short horror films from around the world, plus all new horror trailer finds to start the night off, along with giveaways and more. The Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, free, register

Comedian Maria Shehata invites different artists to share their stories on similar themes such as relationships, break-ups, and hometowns, all through music, comedy, and storytelling. Featuring comedians Liz Miele, Jonathan Hearn, and Sarah Benetto and musicians Evie-Sky and Grant Sharkey. The Book Club, £6, prebook, 7.30pm

Richard Herring headlines Happy Mondays at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. Diane Morgan and Lolly Adefope make up the rest of an excellent bill. £5.50, prebook, 7.45pm

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Pictures Of Life
A concert performance of the thrilling musical pageant Pictures of Life with music and words by acclaimed composer Lionel Oscar Segal, to take place in the elegant surroundings of Kings Place. Pictures of Life is a unique and exhilarating choral work for all ages celebrating our wonderful but threatened world and the power of the human spirit. 6.30pm (for 7.30pm) to 9.30pm, £19.50-39.50, prebook

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