Things To Do In London: Thursday 29 October

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Things To Do In London: Thursday 29 October

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London is Wild: Wildlife and Landscape in the City

Don't miss your chance to join Londonist at Conway Hall for our discussion on — and celebration of — the city's animal, bird and plant life. Londonist will be joined by experts in the field, David Lindo (recently voted the 7th most influential person in wildlife by BBC Wildlife Magazine), environment writer Helen Babbs, the London Wildlife Trust’s Mathew Frith, and urban bat detective Kate Jones. Our last event in the series, London is Changing, sold out — so make sure you book your tickets in advance. 2 November, tickets £8/£5 concessions (plus booking fee), 7.30pm

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Dr Rob Levy is hosting Numbercrush: our love affair with data, a lecture in which he will explore the highs and lows of his relationship to data, and examine how data delights, misleads and downright dupes us every day. Darwin Lecture Theatre, free, 1.15pm

An evening of supernatural tales with a twist. Join novelist Frances Hardinge for a flash-fiction workshop, and share your spectral imaginings in the dimly-lit rooms of Keats House. Refreshments will be served. For keen writers of 15 and up. Free, booking essential, 6pm-8.30pm

Learn the art of creating beautiful beaded jewellery while supping some champagne at this beginner's jewellery class. All materials provided. Delta House Studios, Wimbledon, £22, 6.30pm

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The ukulele is the perfect instrument for musical beginners and at this class you'll learn to play your first song within one hour. The Goldsmith Pub & Kitchen, Southwark, £25, 7pm

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Listen to some of London's most up-and-coming jazz groups aboard the famous (facsimile) Elizabethan galleon, The Golden Hinde. Artists include Riff Trio and Max Luthert's Orbital. London Bridge, £8, 7.30pm

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The London Lions are competing against the Manchester Giants in the biggest basketball league in the UK, at The Copper Box Arena. Stratford, £10, 7.30pm

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Not long back from the Edinburgh Fringe, Hooray Cabaret is an irreverent show with a different theme each month, bringing you the best in comedy, burlesque and musical talent. In time for Halloween, the show's theme this week explores your worst nightmare: we're pregnant and it's YOURS! prebook, The Moth Club, 8pm

Sketch group WitTank’s show Old School Secrets is getting a bit long in the tooth now, but they continue to deliver the goods at Leicester Square Theatre. £15, prebook, 9.30pm

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Halloween History Showoff

Historians, Psychologists and Sociologists from Goldsmiths delve into the weird and wonderful side of history, with each speaker having nine minutes to wow the crowd with their chosen subject. £6/£5 students plus 60p booking fee, prebook, all profits from sales will be going towards refugee crisis appeals. Doors 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm

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Last Updated 28 October 2015