Things To Do In London: Thursday 7 January 2016

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MUSEUM MONSTERS: Dive underwater with Museum Monsters — a collection of spectacular creatures made by local children and their families. Inspired by London folklore and stories of the Docklands, these creepy beings form an exciting backdrop to a stroll along Jubilee Walk. The Community Gallery of the Museum of London Docklands, Free, until 9 March, 10am-6pm

FINE ART FAIR: Original photos by Andy Warhol feature in this fair at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. You may not be able to afford much, but hopefully you can manage the £10 entry fee. Prebook, until 10 January, noon

BRITISH LIBRARY TOUR: Drop into the British Library for a behind the scenes peek at the work of the library conservators. Discover the techniques used in caring for the world-famous collection, showing the secrets behind the library's commitment to preserving its artefacts. £8-10, prebook, First Thursday of each month, 2pm

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WOMEN IN REVOLT: Women in Revolt present an exploration of female filmmaking, networking and screenings. Supported by Film London, screenings showcase the capital's most exciting new film work. £3, prebook, 7pm

SIR DEREK JACOBI: Founding member of the Royal National Theatre and twice Olivier Award winner, Sir Derek Jacobi, talks to Piers Plowright about his life on stage and screen at Keats Community Library. In his long and distinguished career, Jacobi has played some of classical theatre's most famous heroes, as well as scooping BAFTA and Emmy awards for his TV roles. £11, prebook, 7.30pm

DAVID BADDIEL: Tonight see the first of David Baddiel's workshops of his new solo material at Soho Theatre. Provisionally titled My Family: Not the Sitcom, the show takes on such material as death, ageing, dementia and the sexuality of cats, in the intimate upstairs room of the theatre. £12.50, prebook, until 9 January, 8.30pm

Listen to Londonist on your commute

Liven up your commute with our regular podcast Londonist Out Loud. In the latest one, N Quentin Woolf looks back at the best bits from 2015 as he travels through the city meeting an eclectic group of Londoners. Have a rummage through the archive to see what takes your fancy.

Good cause of the day

Bring out your inner wizard this Sunday (10 January) at the Harry Potter Tournament Dinner in aid of Making Herstory — an organisation dedicated to ending the abuse, enslavement and trafficking of women worldwide. Taking place at a top secret North London Room of Requirement, the experience includes a three-course feast, soft drink and a £10 donation to Making Herstory. There are only 25 tickets available to non-muggles, so put your name down on their website and wait to see if the Sorting Hat chooses you to join Hogwarts. £35-£40, prebook, 6.30pm

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