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GLOBE ROAD POETRY FESTIVAL:
Celebrating the diverse local and global poetic traditions of London's ever-changing East End, Globe Road Poetry Festival offers three days of live readings, music, debates and screenings — plus workshops on creative coding and artificial intelligence experiments. It takes place at Queen Mary University of London and most events are free. Runs until 15 November
BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW:
Learn some new culinary skills, try tasty treats and see star chefs in action. Olympia Exhibition Centre, West Kensington, £13, 1pm
A 30-minute twilight yoga session for an enlightening and peaceful protest: to mark World Kindness and Tolerance Day. The event is part of the Her Voice initiative, a campaign to create real change for women and girls affected by gender based violence in India. Tavistock Square London, free, 4pm
Create Lego worlds and join in with a large-scale Escher-inspired communal build with the UK's master Lego builder. Explore the Escher exhibition with tours throughout the evening. £20 for build and exhibition, £25 for tour as well, prebook, 6.45pm-9pm
SECRET INDIAN FOOD TOUR:
London has some of the best curry in the country, so join this delicious tour and taste some exciting dishes whilst learning all about the magic of spice. Whitechapel Gallery, £40, 7pm
Have a go at painting Van Gogh's Poppies while sipping a glass of prosecco. All materials provided. Urban Meadow, Bayswater, £29, 7.30pm
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL:
A night of dark comedy and surreal humour; watch funny short films followed by live stand up from the wacky Beth Vyse and the hilarious "boy who never grew up", Adam Hess. The Proud Archivist, £8, prebook, 8.30pm
HISTORY OF HIP HOP:
Take a trip down hip hop memory lane as some of London's top DJs — Mr Thing, Mo Fingaz and Ralphonzetake — take you on a musical journey from 1980 through to today. Birthdays, Dalston, £5, 10pm
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Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk celebrates 20 years of The MoonWalk on 14 May. This year has a carnival theme so it'll be extra colourful, loud and fun. Walkers have the choice of two challenges; either a Half Moon (13.1 + 2 miles) or Full Moon (26.2 miles). All participants must be aged 13 and over, the cost of entering the Half Moon and Full Moon is £47.50 and walkers are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. Entries are now open, so sign up and help raise money.
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