Things To Do In London This Weekend: 6-7 February 2016

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Plan your next trip at Destinations. Image: Destinations

THINK OF HOLIDAYS: Plot your next escape at Destinations: The Travel And Holiday Show at Olympia this weekend. Hundreds of tour operators and exhibitors will help you discover new places, while you fuel your travel passion with talks and presentations about everywhere under the sun. £11, prebook, 10am

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CHANGING MINDS: Taking the Southbank Centre by storm this weekend, Changing Minds Festival examines mental health and arts. With music, punk poetry, yoga, singing and book reading just some of the activities on offer, you can also visit the Mind Space or Show Your Inner Glow. Weekend passes are sold out, but you can still catch individual events. Many events are free, see website for details. 10am

JUMP INTO FITNESS: Double the bounce, double the chance to enjoy trampolining. Jumping Fitness Trampoline Workout aims to increase your stamina, burn calories and boost fitness. Trampolines provided, so just bring yourself. You'll practically be Zebedee by the end. £12, prebook, Saturday at 9.30am in Finchley and Sunday at 10.30am in Kenton

CANARY WHARF ICE SKATING: Bring your best triple toe loop to this rink in the heart of Canary Wharf. Swoop down London's only skate path, past the towering lights of East London's business district. Grab a fondue or cocktail in The Tasting Room once you're all skated out. £10, prebook, 12.30pm-11pm

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GHOSTLY RIDES: Discover London's dark side with The London Ghost Bus Tour. Ride a creepy Routemaster past the sites of horrid hauntings and dastardly deaths (with a bit of comedy thrown in too). It's a full-on theatrical experience. £15, prebook, various times

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VAULT FESTIVAL: It's wild under Waterloo Station this weekend. As part of Vault Festival, catch Wild World — a fusion of circus, dance and physical theatre based on two concepts of love, from Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Dante's Inferno. An explosive and original piece. £16, prebook, 7.30pm

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Saturday 6 February

Celebrate Dickens's birthday this Sunday (see below). Image: Paul Bommer

LAW AND DISORDER IN THE EAST END: Join this Museum Of London walking tour to see the infamous crimes that have taken place on East End streets. This two-hour trek uncovers the perpetrators and victims, and reveals who solved these gruesome goings on. £20, prebook, 11am

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH: Out of This World is a secret underground universe of DJs, arts activities, stories, archaeology, play spaces and more, especially for children. Dive under Waterloo Station for this Mini Vault rave and enjoy a huge selection of entertainment with added glitter cannons, glow sticks and bubbles. £15/£12 (babies free), prebook, 11am-2pm

BEER FESTIVAL: The Snooty Fox in Canonbury holds the final day of its Hop'n'Roll real ale festival. There'll be a DJ, food and we predict plenty of local brews. Free entry, just turn up, noon-1am

THINKER DRINKER SOLDIER SPY: You're a prospective recruit for BOI3 intelligence in this immersive Cold War-themed puzzle/pub crawl. Meet at a secret Ccentral London location and see if you have what it takes to save the country from enemy agents. £15, prebook, 4.30pm

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CHINESE NEW YEAR: Celebrate the year of the monkey in style at this secret members club party. With music from Andy Leung and Wan Pin Chu, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on the big screen, dinner and a rooftop party, consider your Chinese New Year sorted. £11.74-£43.39, prebook, 6pm

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ITALIAN WINTER SUPPER CLUB: Giuseppe invites you to share the food his mama used to make at this Vegetarian Winter Supper Club, a sumptuous five-course feast, packed with delicious flavours and fresh ingredients. £18, prebook, 7.30pm

SANDBLAST CONCERT: A benefit concert supporting Saharwi Flood Crisis comes to Boliver Hall. Enjoy music from some of the city's leading musicians and DJs, while supporting the Algerian refugee crisis. World music and blues will be just some of beats ringing from the rafters this Saturday. £12/£15, prebook, 7pm

MARDI GRAS: Move over pancakes, this is Shrove Tuesday New Orleans style. Take to the Vaults and celebrate excess with music from Kansas Smitty's House Band and curious entertainment from Shotgun Carousel. NOLA has arrived in London this weekend. £12, prebook, 10pm

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YUNG CLUB YOGA: An immersive experience with light and sound, Yung Club Yoga invites you to Space. Inspired by the city, this is no dull downward facing dog — more like a club night colliding with a multi-sensory workout. Intrigued yet? £12, prebook, 11pm

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Sunday 7 February

Join a director's Q&A this Sunday (see below). Image: BFI

VISIT MY MOSQUE: If you've never been inside a mosque or are curious about what it's like to be Muslim, today's Visit My Mosque day is a chance to discover all about the Islamic faith. Check out the Muslim Council Of Britain to see where you can find your nearest participating mosque. Free, just turn up, various times

DRESS MAKING: Want to bring out your couture side but don't know how to start? This one-day dressmaking workshop from Fashion Box gives you a threads-up with pattern cutting, adding fastenings and making your own pieces. £48, prebook, 10am

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WHAT THE DICKENS: Celebrate Charles Dickens's birthday today with a trip around the many north London sites connected to his life and work. Hear how he celebrated his own birthday and learn about the inspiration behind some of his famous work. £9/£4, prebook, 11am

TANGLED FILM Q&A: Disney's 50th classic comes to BFI this Sunday. Watercolour and CG animation combine in this fun take on Rapunzel. As a special twist, join a Q&A with its director, Byron Howard, as he discusses his interpretation of the hairy tale. £4-£11.75, prebook, 11am

DRAW AS A DESIGNER: Learn to draw like an architect in this class with Vanessa. From basic design principles to perspective, she'll offer tips on creating your own portfolio and get you drawing like a designer in no time. £40/£30, prebook, 10am/12.30pm

CONCERT: The award-winning sisters of Fujita Trio visit Conway Hall playing pieces by Takemitsu, Mendelssohn and Schubert. They've been creating "spine-tingling moments" with their talent since 1999, so catch them for a beautiful take on three popular pieces. £10 (free to people aged 8-25), prebook, 6.30pm

HIP HOP AT SCALA: J Dilla made a deep mark on hip-hop culture, despite his short career. J Dilla Changed My Life celebrates his life and music, 10 years after his untimely death, with appearances by Phat Kat, DJ Maseo, Illa J and more. All proceeds from tickets will be donated to charity. £11, prebook, 7pm

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COMEDY: Matt Ewins mashes video, multimedia, sketches and the absurd in his "well-produced bullshit". Expect stand-up, character and shambles as he workshops new material on willing guinea pigs at the Pleasance Theatre. £6, prebook, 7.45pm

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