Things To Do In London: Thursday 12 November 2015

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There's music, dance, circus, storytelling, talks, food and more at this rare chance to get behind the doors of one of London's great Victorian museums, complete with gardens and aquarium. Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill, £5, 6.30pm

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Watch a mystery independent film whilst enjoying dinner and a cocktail. The festival is a fun initiative to get more people enjoying independent film. Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge, £15, 7pm

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Why is it that, in a time when we no longer have to worry about things like the bubonic plague, our emotional health has never been worse? And can thinking about the past make us feel better about the future? Join historian and broadcaster Dan Snow  and psychologist Richard Bentall as they explore these questions. The Emmanuel Centre, £30, prebook, 7pm

All aboard the My Fair Lady of Walker’s Quay to enjoy a four-course gourmet meal with paired wines, presented by fish connoisseurs London Shell Co. and The Wright Brothers. Tickets for this tasty cruise sold out last time, so get your tickets fast. Walker's Quay, Camden, £60, 7pm

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Enjoy the soulful strains of Bandini and the Taylors as they kick off a night of extra special guest performances. If you play an instrument yourself, you can join in the fun later at an open-jam session. Drink, Shop & Do, King's Cross, free, 7pm till late

Alwin Solanky, biscuit sommelier, headlines this evening of art, music and comedy. The lineup is a mixed bag of comedy treats with spoken word, live music and of course, biscuits. The Montague Arms, Peckham, £5/£4, (only biscuits carriers will be entitled to discounted entry), prebook, 7.30pm

An evening of 1920s entertainment at this speakeasy; sip on cocktails, have a boogie, and see some retro burlesque. Proud Cabaret City, £5, 8pm

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Festive variety, cabaret and more at the Roundhouse

Festive Campery from Scottee and friends at the Roundhouse

Looking for something different this Christmas? Look no further than the Roundhouse, with a double bill of inspired festive silliness.

Comedy variety troupe Slightly Fat Features: A Fat Lot of Good welcomes those of all ages, shapes and sizes to an award-winning bill of cabaret stunts, orchestrated madness, and hilarious routines.

Hot on its heels comes sell-out show Scottee: Camp, where the great Scottee himself is joined by cabaret friends Dickie Beau, Ginger Johnson, Japans People, Jayde Adams, Jess Love and more. If you like camp clichés, limp wrists, naff catch phrases and cheap tinsel (and who doesn't), you'll love this.

So get booking for Slightly Fat Features: A Fat Lot of Good for 25-28 November, 2pm & 7.30pm and Scottee: Camp for 9-12 December, 8pm. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

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Good cause of the day

Rock Against Violence

Solace Woman's Aid, who support survivors of sexual and domestic violence, hold their annual flagship event, Rock Against Violence. There will be performances from We Used To Make Things, an eight-piece north London rock band with big harmonies and impressive vocals; Cable Street Collective who mix African influences with UK funky house dance beats; folksy pop band Model Village; and Landshapes, who combine heavy bass lines, layered harmonies and stomping percussion. The night includes a silent auction and fundraising raffle. All proceeds go directly to Solace Women’s Aid. 02 Academy, Islington, £15, prebook, 6.30pm-11pm

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