Things To Do In London This Weekend: 14-15 November 2015

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Go behind the scenes at the Royal Albert Hall

ICE SKATING:
If you're feeling festive already, or just fancy burning off a bit of excess energy, take a look at which seasonal ice skating rinks are open already.

CAKES AND BAKES:
The BBC Good Food Cakes and Bakes Show is quite a mouthful, but where cake is involved, we don't mind. Head to Olympia London for a weekend of baking goodness, including masterclasses, shopping and appearances from the likes of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. Various prices, prebook, 13-15 November

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. Events are mostly free, Queen Mary University of London, 13-15 November

JAZZ FEST:
It's the first weekend of the EFG London Jazz Festival, with more than 2,000 artists performing at 50 venues across London throughout the 10-day event. This weekend, choose from street performances in outer boroughs, a family concert at Wigmore Hall and plenty more to keep music lovers of all ages happy. Various prices (some events are free), prebook, 13-22 November

DIGITAL PERFORMANCE WEEKEND:
Watermans in Brentford hosts its annual Digital Performance Weekender, with a theme of Big Data. Expect dance performances, installations, short films, discussion and workshops, with plenty of family-friendly and free events. 14-15 November

ROYAL ALBERT HALL TOUR:
Take a secret history tour of The Royal Albert Hall, and hear stories of famous people who have frequented it — from Winston Churchill to the Kray twins. Why not go behind the scenes at these London venues too? £10, Saturday and Sunday
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BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH:
Having a lazy weekend? Head along to The Proud Archivist in Haggerston and tuck into a bottomless brunch. Hangover grub available includes sausage and bacon butties, poached eggs, french toast, granola and more. £30, Saturday and Sunday
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Saturday 14 November

See London Raiders take on Cardiff Devils

LORD MAYOR'S SHOW AND FIREWORKS:
Celebrating its 800th year, the annual traditional parade to welcome the newly elected Lord Mayor of London will be extra special this year. The procession can be watched between Bank and Aldwych for 3.5 miles between 11.30am-2.30pm, followed by a riverside fireworks display at 5.15pm. Free, all day

URBAN CYCLOCROSS:
King's Cross's Granary Square hosts the final round of the Rapha Super Cross series (that's cycling, by the way). It's not all about the bikes though — from 10am enjoy food, music from DJs, demo bikes, live commentating, a photo booth and more. Free for spectators, just turn up, from 10am

JEWELLERY-MAKING:
This beginners' jewellery making workshop in Wimbledon is accompanied by champagne to get the creative juices flowing. All materials are provided, and you'll learn the techniques involved in beaded jewellery. £22, 10am
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BISHOPSGATE LIBARY TOUR:
Take a tour of the Grade II* listed library at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection stretches over two centuries, and documents the actions and protests of many radical groups. Free, prebook, 11am

REVOLUTION SERIES CYCLING:
The Revolution Series is the UK's biggest track cycling series and it returns to Lee Valley VeloPark in Stratford. See Olympic champions and hopefuls battle it out against each other (and the clock) in the five-round competition. £27.50, 1pm

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VOGA:
Sweat it out at Voga, an upbeat, fun yoga class wth 80s tunes, Vogue poses and neon Lycra. The Proud Archivist, Haggerston, 1pm

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EXPLORE ZOOLOGY:
UCL's Gibbon Week concludes with a family day at the Grant Museum of Zoology, where visitors young and old can get up close to primate-themed specimens. Before you go, take a peek behind the scenes at the museum. Free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm

SAUSAGE MAKING:
Get to Studio 8 in Islington to learn the skills required to make artisan sausages, including creating sausage mixes and how to fill sausages. Once you're done, take your bangers home with you for your tea. £80, 4.30pm
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ICE HOCKEY:
Watch ice hockey team London Raiders take on Cardiff Devils at Lee Valley Ice Centre. New to the sport? Read our introduction to ice hockey. From £4, 5.30pm
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MALAYSIAN SUPPERCLUB:
Taste the wide range of flavours which make up Malaysian food at this eight-course supperclub at The Fox in Shoreditch. The cuisine has influences from India, the Middle East and China, so expect an eclectic mix. £38, 7pm
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DINING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE:
Truc Vert in Mayfair hosts an evening of dining and entertainment with Queen Marie Antoinette. Dine from an a la carte menu as scenes from her life are performed by actors. £20, 7pm
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THE TICK TACK CLUB:
Enter this "illicit", drinking and gambling den run by seedy gangsters, hidden under the train tracks. You'll enjoy 1920s style food and classic cocktails at this immersive evening where you can have a dance, and maybe even meet a gangster or two. The Tick Tack Club, London Bridge, £35, 7pm

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CONEY ISLAND PARTY:
Experience 1950s New York at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club's Coney Island party. Dance to 50s rock and roll, play the free fairground and win prizes. £5/£10, prebook, 9pm

Sunday 15 November

Watch Amy at Pillow Cinema

OLD DALSTON MARKET:
Epic Dalston hosts the Old Dalston Market, an indoor vintage market with handpicked stallholders selling 20th century furniture, records, jewellery and more. Free entry, just turn up, 11am-6pm

CIDER AND MEAT:
A feast of cider and meat takes place on the roof of Queen of Hoxton. There are taster sessions and a chance to win prizes. £15-£22, prebook, 12pm-7pm

CAMDEN STREET ART TOUR:
Stroll around Camden and discover the work of over 100 artists in the backstreets and alleys. You'll learn about the history and processes of this colourful art form, the old, the new and maybe even see some created in front of you. Meet outside Camden tube station, £9, 12.30pm

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM:
The V&A hosts a screening of Dash Arts' production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed in the original English as well as in six Indian languages by a company of actors from different areas of India. Related to the current Fabric of India exhibition. Free, just turn up, 2pm-5pm

AMY WINEHOUSE:
Amy, the documentary film about the life of Camden singer Amy Winehouse, is screened at Pillow Cinema at Sutton House in Hackney. Kick back on the comfort of a beanbag and enjoy the film, which features previously unseen archive footage. From £7.50, 2.30pm
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THE ORIGINAL CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP:
This is the dream way to spend an afternoon for any chocolate lover. Taste, learn and create with the experts — and take home a goodie bag of your delicious chocolatey treats. Central London Kitchens, Haggerston, £34, 2.30pmGet Tickets

COMEDY:
McNeil and Pamphilon mash together comedians and videogames to make a night for proper nerds. At the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green. £9.90, prebook, 6.30pm

PIANO RECITAL:
Well-renowned pianist Martin Roscoe makes an appearance at Conway Hall tonight for a solo recital featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. £10 (free for under 25s), prebook, 6.30pm

COMEDY STORE PLAYERS:
This performance at The Comedy Store in Soho sees six players take to the stage with no script and no guidance — whatever happens next is entirely up to them. So no pressure. £18/£13, 7.30pm
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MACBETH:
Watch a screening of Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender at the Regent Cinema, Britain's oldest cinema. £11, 8.30pm
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£80 sounds like a proper bargain for a two hour artisan sausage workshop.