Things To Do In London: Wednesday 23 December 2015

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Things to do today:

LAST CHANCE: The Wellcome Collection has filled an entire gallery with brightly coloured mist as part of a new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens. Contemplate the human consciousness or just enjoy the pretty colours. Free, just turn up, until 3 January

DESERT: Sneak out of work early and head to Beer Rebellion in Peckham, where the excellent people behind the Deserter website will be toasting Christmas with their own special black IPA brewed by Late Knights. Free entry, just turn up, from 3.55pm

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING: In a panic about your Christmas shopping? Pick up some last minute gifts at London Transport Museum's shop which is in the south east corner of Covent Garden. On arrival you'll receive fuel for your late night shop in the form of a rum or gin based cocktail and mince pie. Free, just turn up, 6pm-8pm

CAROL SINGING: Join Stagecoach Theatre Arts School for a festive evening of carol singing at No.1 Duke Street in Richmond. Let kids sip on hot chocolate while the adults enjoy cocktails. Then have dinner wrapped up in blankets on the heated patio or indoors by the fireside. Free, just turn up, 7.15pm

COMEDY: Queen of Canvey, Diane Chorley and guests have a Yuletide bash at Soho Theatre. Stewart Lee’s a fan, if you need convicing. £17.50/£15, prebook, 9.30pm

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ICE SKATING, FILM SING-ALONG: Frozen fans are in for a treat at Streatham Ice Arena where you'll sing along to the movie before you skate. Film £7.80/£8.80, skate and film £13/£14, prebook, 4pm

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PILLOW CINEMA: If you haven't snuggled up with a Christmas movie yet, get yourself down to Pillow Cinema at Sutton House in Hackney for a special screening of Elf in the stunning surroundings of the Tudor building. It's extra for a beanbag for two. £7.50-£27.50, prebook, 7pm

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MEDIEVAL BANQUET: Sit down for a meal with a medieval twist at St Katherine Docks. You'll be served by costumed waitresses and there will be plenty of entertainment while you enjoy the three course meal. £40/£59, prebook, 7.15pm

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY CLUB: Spend the evening being entertained by a mixture of emerging and established comedians for just £1 (or £6 if you want front row seats) at Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden. £1, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Homelessness charity Crisis is looking for volunteers to work at Crisis Skylight London in Tower Hamlets. The centre runs workshops, classes and drop-in sessions every week in all sorts of subjects — music, art, maths, IT, theatre, gardening, exercise and more. The winter term begins 11 January and runs to 20 March. Check the website for detail on the specific roles available.  

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