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Check out our guide on where to spend your Bonfire Night this year.
RECYCLING: LONDON'S DIRTY PAST:
An exhibition focusing on Victorian London, and how recycling is not a modern idea. The Welcome Collection, free, 6pm-7pm
BONFIRE NIGHT PICNIC:
If you're not keen on spending Bonfire Night out in the cold, hunker down at The Tea Studio instead. The fireworks here are all edible, served in the form of tasty sweet treats — think flame-roasted hazelnut cheesecake brownie, and vanilla custard topped with a torched oolong syrup. Sizzling stuff. Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, £21, 7pm
Paint your own fireworks in the pub, steadying the brush with a pint or two, at PopUp Painting. All materials provided. The Jam Tree, Chelsea, £25, 7.30pm
Feel like a real rockstar, with the chance to perform on stage with an actual live band behind you. The Phoenix, Oxford Street, £4, 7.30pm
FLEA MARKET MUSIC:
Hear songs inspired by old photos found in Berlin's flea markets. Singer-songwriter Paul Armfield is quite the find too; Caitlin Moran describes his voice as "toasty and lovely as Christmas Morning." Rich Mix, Main Space, £10/£8 concessions, prebook, 8pm
Good cause of the day
Elf The Musical in aid of Alzheimer's
Attend the glitzy gala night for Elf The Musical. Based on the 2003 classic starring Will Ferrell, this festive West End production stars Ben Forster (Phantom of the Opera) and former Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh. Dominion Theatre will donate all profits raised to Alzheimer's Society. Tottenham Court Road, prebook, prices on website.
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