Things To Do In London: Thursday 4 February 2016

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Go behind the golden dome at Regents Park Mosque. (see below) Image: Sven Loach

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WOMEN FACING WAR: Eleven Women Facing War by award winning Brit photographer, Nick Danziger opens today at the Imperial War Museum. From 2001-2011, Danziger documented the stories of women in worldwide conflict zones in this series of stunning portraits. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

STATES OF MIND: Catch the opening day of Tracing the edges of consciousness at Wellcome Collection. Exploring disorders of memory and consciousness in this series of changing installations, the first — The Whisper Head by Liverpool-based, Imogen Stidworthy. Free, just turn up, 10am-10pm

MOSQUE TOUR: See inside the golden domes of Regent's Park Mosque while learning about Islam's history and role in the community. Visit the Mosque's dedicated library, see the Islamic Golden Age exhibition and ask questions over tea and cakes. £12/£6, prebook, 12.30pm

The secret side of the Royal Albert Hall. Image: Sean Batten

ROYAL ALBERT HALL: Go behind the scenes at one of London's most famous landmarks on this Secret History Tour of the Royal Albert Hall. In a building steeped in stories, discover the iconic Londoners who've visited in the past. Apparently Churchill was a big fan. £10, prebook, 1pm

HAIKUS IN GREENWICH: Foot powered poetry? Join Haikus on Foot for a walk with words as you create free form poetry on a stroll through Greenwich. Walk, talk, recite and write on this informal trip with the Museum of Walking. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

NEVER TOO COLD FOR SHORTS: Seven short documentaries share the screen at this week's Shorts on Tap in Shoreditch. Discuss, debate and network your way through the best in of UK and international documentary film. £3, prebook, 7pm

SOMETHING WILD: The Water Poet throws open its doors for a screening of Jonathan Demme's (The Silence Of The Lambs) 80s screwball romance with Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith, Something Wild. It's a great chance to see an overlooked film from the Academy Award-winning director. Free, just turn up,  7.30pm

STORY JAM: A spine-tingling night of tales in south London. Head to Canvas and Cream's Story Jam with master storyteller, John Edgar. It promises to be chock full of revenge, shipwrecks and cursed mummies. £8/£6, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Stop trying to make sketch happen! pleads this night at the Camden Head. And then programmes excellent sketch acts like Beasts, Lolly Adefope, Bucket and Sam & Tom. Talk about inconsistent. £4.40, prebook, 7.45pm

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There's a new city of love...

With Valentine's Day peeking round the corner at us like a cheeky little cupid, we're talking dating in London at Conway Hall. London Is Dating matches up a panel of daters and dalliers to discover how we meet people in London. Whether you're a swiper, a speed dater or a believer in the 'meet cute', we want to hear your views on dating in the Big Smoke.

Ticket holders will also be invited to try our Londonist Lover-In questionnaire where we try and seat you with other like-minded people on the night. You never know who you might meet...

Head to the event page to buy tickets for London Is Dating on 11 February, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8/£5

Good cause of the day

Children's Cancer Center Of Lebanon UK holds its second charity concert today, featuring the multi-instrumental Chehade Brothers. The CCCL has one simple mission — to save children's lives. Help them get a step closer by attending this Mayfair event. Tickets are selling fast, but there's still time to grab some on the event page. 4 February, 7pm