Things To Do In London: Tuesday 24 November 2015

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FLEET STREET TOUR: Look Up London leads a walking tour of Fleet Street. Walk from Temple station to the original Temple Bar, seeing sites you've probably never noticed before, with tales of disgruntled writers, murderous villains and pet parrots. £12/£10, prebook, 12pm

GALA CONCERT: Firefly International, a charity helping Syrian children in refugee camps, holds a fundraising concert at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden. Expect a mix of Balkan and Middle Eastern music and literature. Suggested donation £45/£25, prebook, 6.30pm

LIFE DRAWING: London Drawing's monthly life drawing class takes place at The Goldsmith's Centre. It's suitable for all abilities, with a variety of models and poses. Paper and charcoal available to buy. £12/£10, prebook, 6.30pm

THE JOY OF FREUD: Head to Hampton Court House for a talk about the life and work of Sigmund Freud, and how his theories have influenced our thoughts on child development. No prior knowledge of his work is required. £10, prebook, from 6.45pm

WHAT MAKES A MAN?: To mark International Men's Day, Short Sighted Cinema hosts an evening of short films along the theme of "What makes a man?" followed by a debate. At The Proud Archivist in Haggerston. £6/£8, prebook, 7pm

SLAVERY: Slavery is often seen as something limited to exotic and far-flung places, but this Conway Hall talk suggests otherwise. James Walvin (Professor of History at University of York) talks about how slavery was part of, and has shaped, Western culture. £3-£5, prebook, 7pm

FROST FAIR CRAFT NIGHT: The Make Escape is a regular free craft night at Hackney Attic. Tonight, the theme is Frost Fairs, so go along to get messy with wool and glitter while you make festive creations. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm-11pm

JUST JINJER: South African contemporary rock group Just Jinjer play their first London show in five years at the Clapham Grand Theatre. They'll be playing a mix of old hits and songs from the new album. £15, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: Beth Vyse is at the Soho Theatre tonight with her show about breast cancer, which we very much recommend. £10, prebook, 9.15pm

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Explore Sir John Soane's Museum after dark.

FILM SCHOOL: A day at Saturday Film School could help you break into the industry — learn about screenplays, movie making and directing plus fill your phone with contacts from the networking session at the end of the day on 28 November from 10am

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AI WEIWEI: The universally acclaimed Ai Weiwei show at the Royal Academy closes on 13 December. If you haven't seen it yet, get tickets to the Late on 28 November from 6pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS: Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre in Crouch End hosts three Sunday lunchtimes of inspirational classical music on 29 November, 6 December and 13 December at 1pm

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DRESSMAKING: Ever wanted to make your own clothes? The Fashion Box in Seven Sisters is offering a full day dressmaking course on 29 November, 10am

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CANDLELIT LATE: An atmospheric opportunity to visit Sir John Soane's House after dark and view the museum by candlelight. Your ticket includes two cocktails and there'll be Christmas shopping opportunities too on 4 December, 6.30pm

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CHINESE FOOD: Tom Parker Bowles hosts a 90 minute chat with Giles Coren and restauranteur Alan Yau about Chinese food at China Exchange on 14 December at 6pm

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Good cause of the day

Tickets go on sale today for this charity performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night which actually takes place on the twelfth night (5 January 2016) at King's Cross Theatre. The cast features comedians including Tim Key, Sheeps and Ellie White, with all profits going to Refugee Action. Tickets available here today.

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