Things To Do In London: Wednesday 14 October 2015

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Master the art of creating punch at The Ciroc School Of Mixology

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Crafty cat lovers are welcome to the Knitting Kittens Club, held at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Suggested £2 donation, 5-8pm

Learn the process of making Fairtrade chocolate, taste indulgent caramel and truffles, and try your hand at chocolate-making at the Golden Divine Chocolate Making Workshop. £34.30, 7pm

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Whisky 101 is the first in a series of whisky pairing events taking place at The Gallery, West Hampstead. Explore the Isle of Jura whisky range, matching each blend with a craft beer and canapé course. Tickets include four flights of whisky, four third pints of beer and four canapé courses. £15, 10% of sales will be donated to UK charity Centre Point, prebook, 7pm

Master the art of creating the perfect bowl of punch at The Ciroc School of Mixology. While the sun sets over the Thames, sip a Ciroc pineapple cocktail and brush up on your mixology skills. Ticket includes welcome cocktail. £20, 7.30pm

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Krzysztof Penderecki, Poland's greatest living composer joins London Philharmonic Orchestra for a night of rousing music at Royal Festival Hall. The composer’s Horn Concerto and Adagio for strings will enjoy their UK premiere, while his earlier work will also be revisited, £9, 7:30pm

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Take speed dating, throw in a pub quiz and what do you get? Yep, quiz dating. Fun, unorthodox and highly successful, quiz dating is a winning formula that yields dividends. Meet new people and have a laugh with none of the pressure that comes with one-on-one speed dating. Pocket your phone, get out of the house and give it a go. Black & Blue (Mortimer's Bar), £14, 7.30pm

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Shirley Smart (cello) and Maurizio Minardi (accordion) present a highly original evening of diverse music, incorporating repertoire from North Africa and the Balkans. Sands Films Studio, Rotherhithe, £10, prebook, 7.45 pm (doors 7.15 pm)

There’s no website to direct you to, but take our word for it — Caroline Mabey, Sam Deards, Ed Pownall, Sara Mason and Rick Murtagh are performing for free at the Duchess of Cambridge in Hammersmith. Free, just turn up, 8pm

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Screen Social
Screen Social returns to The Book Club, Shoreditch, to present BEAT - an evening of film, music, and visual rhythm, with guest artists and spoken word. Screen Social will also be opening up the stage and passing the mic to anyone who wants to perform lines, rhymes and verses. All proceeds go to Shelter. Tickets are pay-what-you-like (£4 suggested donation), prebook, 7pm - late, (Swhype will donate an extra £1 for every ticket purchased online)

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