Things To Do In London: Monday 9 November

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Things To Do In London: Monday 9 November

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society which has some excellent public events coming  up — read on to find out more.

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London’s eclectic art festival showcases films, art and performance work by LGBTQI artists. Today sees a free tour of LGBT artworks in The Tate Modern. GFEST 2015 starts today until Saturday. Check out the program of events.

Unlock your inner cocktail expert and learn how to shake it all about to make some delicious tipples. You'll even get your own cocktail to sip on, plus a shot. La Brasserie, Chelsea, £10, 6pm

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This week: Climate Talk & Discovering Bangladesh

Can London and the rest of the UK adapt quickly enough to the impacts of a changing climate? Find out at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday evening at Ready for Impact? where a panel of experts will discuss the impacts of climate change and whether enough is being done to protect our communities. Tickets are £10 (£7 for members) prebook or buy on the door, 7-8.30pm. A bar will be open before and after.

Also this week, thinking about travelling to Bangladesh? Find out everything you need to know and share plans with fellow travellers at Discovering Bangladesh on Wednesday 11 November at 7pm. Tickets £15 (members £10) includes wine, info pack and access to exhibitors.

Other public events this season include the annual Explore weekend, a film screening of BFI’s South, and opening of the ‘Enduring Eye’ exhibition as part of the Society’s Shackleton centenary commemorations. Find out more at Royal Geographical Society website.

21st Century Challenges discussion at the RGS in Kensington.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society.

Don a chef's hat and try your hand at making your own pizza after being shown how to do it by a pizza expert. Ticket includes a glass of prosecco and some nibbles on arrival. Mayfair Pizza Co, Mayfair, £25Get Tickets

He’s won four Olympic medals, set eight outdoor and three indoor world records and headed the successful London bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Newly elected President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Seb Coe will be talking about his experience and hold an audience Q&A. China Exchange, £5, prebook, 6pm-7pm

Escape the rain and the Monday blues at this Polynesian paradise, sip a Mai Tai and get cosy to watch cult-comedy horror Gremlins. Trader Vic's, Park Lane, £13, 7pm

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Browse an exhibition of space-themed photos from the London Photo Festival while listening to a variety of traditional and contemporary chamber music by Ensemble Perpetuo, a dynamic and versatile collective of musicians. The Forge Camden, prebook, £10/£12 on the door, 7.30pm

The excellent Susan Calman headlines Happy Mondays at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. Last time she played there the room was packed out, so get tickets early. Also on the bill are Matt Rees, Abigail Burdess and Holly Walsh MCing. £5.50, prebook, 7.45pm

Renowned bassist and composer Michael Janisch stars in Whirlwind recordings showcase of 606 jazz club with a selection of some of the UK's top improvisational musicians. Tickets include entry, a two-course dinner and a glass of wine. £33, 606 Club, Chelsea, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

'Operation Christmas Child' Comedy Night

A fantastic line-up for this charity comedy night that is sure to have you giggling, including recent movie star Jack Whitehall, Adam Bloom, Carl Donnelly, Chris McCausland, Charlie Baker, Nick Helm, Paul Tonkinson and MC Maff Brown. The Comedy Store, £15, prebook, doors open 6.30pm, happy hour at the bar until 7.30pm, 8pm show


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Last Updated 09 November 2015