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CROCHET WITH MAGGIE:
For adults or children who want to learn how to crochet or develop crochet skills they already have. Expert crocheter Maggie will run through a number of techniques including how to chain, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch. Don't forget your needle and yarn! Crafty Arts, Romford, £9.50, 1oam
LUNCH HOUR LECTURE:
As the government contemplates the use of force in Syria, Philippe Sands explores the political and legal lessons learned (and not learned) from the experience of Iraq and the the Chilcot Inquiry. Darwin Lecture Theatre, free, 1.15pm
AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP:
With its funky rhythms and upbeat vibes, it’s easy to see the appeal of African dance. Senegal’s dance master, Papis, will teach you the moves. A great workout and great fun to boot, the session includes live drumming and a break for refreshments. The Kirtland Centre, Mile End, £6, 6.15pm
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a Halloween classic. Its camp combination of cross-dressing aliens, hideously unfashionable sweethearts, Meat Loaf and sci-fi satire still looks fresh today. This is your opportunity to catch a 40th anniversary screening, complete with a pre-film Q&A with original cast members Patricia Quinn and Neil Campbell. Royal Albert Hall, £20, 7pm
SHORT FILM NIGHT:
BarShorts Film Club is back for an evening of animated laughs and short film lunacy. HA HA Shorts directors will include Alex Goddard, Alexander Engel, Robert Loebel, Greg Haiste, and Marie Lawrence. The Book Club, Shoreditch, free; doors open at 7pm, films begin at 8pm
BEER AND CHEESE TASTING:
Meet the guys from Brixton Brewery, who’ve lined up a selection of their finest beers for you to try. Paired with a selection of Neal's Yard cheeses — it’s a proper taste explosion. Bedales at Spitalfields, £20, 7pm
COMEDY: Rahul Kohli may have opinions on current affairs, social media and free speech, but we’d recommend this show at Bloomsbury’s Museum of Comedy for the punning title alone: Newcastle Brown Male. He’s a Geordie, see? £8/£7, prebook, 8.45pm
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Good cause of the day
The Comedy Grotto fundraiser in aid of MTI's Syria Refugee Relief Appeal has a great line up (Rob Carter and Pierre Novellie) for a great cause, The Star of Kings, King's Cross, free, donations gratefully received, 7.30pm doors, show at 8pm
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