Things To Do In London: Tuesday 1 March 2016

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Will it be Forrest you get to watch at tonight's Camden movie night? (see below) Image: Loren Javier

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Things to do today:

GET INTO THE GROVE WITH VOGA: If you're a yoga bunny with a Madonna side trying to get out, try this upbeat workout. Voga — a hybrid of both yoga and iconic 1980s dance beats. With the same health benefits of yoga plus added motivational music, you'll be vogue-ing in no time. £10, prebook, 11am

BILLROTH QUARTET: Hill Homes plays host to Lauderdale House's favourites, the Billroth Quartet. Let your Tuesday lunch drift by as you listen to the soothing melodies of the accomplished musicians — the regular special guests of Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish. Free, just turn up, 1.15pm

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE ART: Strawberry Hill House hosts a selection from the botanical art collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE. See her favourite pieces representing plants selected by Horace Walpole for his own garden. £12, just turn up, 1.40pm-5.30pm

Who needs an oven? Make this brownie at a Raw Food Workshop (see below)

RAW FOOD WORKSHOP: If your healthy start to the year has stalled, don't worry — health coach Denisa can get you back onto the good stuff with her Raw Food Workshop. Make four types of smoothies, learn to soak and sprout grains and beans, make sauerkraut and even whip-up a chocolatey raw desert. £65, prebook, 6.30pm

FILM PREMIERE: The V&A throws its doors open for the world premiere of A Million Rivers. The film from award-winning Sarah Singh is a black and white tale of a man with a mirror, starring Om Puri and Lillete Dubey. A director's Q&A follows the screening. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

MOVIE NIGHT: Large screen, leather sofas, free popcorn and wine — you'll feel like it's still the weekend at The Pack And Carriage's movie night. Vote for your favourite movies from Taxi Driver, Mullholland Drive, Goodfellas or Forrest Gump; the two with the most votes get screened. £12/£15, prebook,7pm

POETRY SLAM: Head to The Book Club for live poetry from one of the biggest slam networks in the UK. Join Johnny Fluffypunk and Mell Nyoko for a lively mix of banter, poetry and observations on all social, cultural and personal issues. £6/£5, just turn up, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Have your pint poured by former Rugby Union player, Tom May, at this Player At The Pumps event in Battersea. He'll be heading to the Northcote pub in aid of Wooden Spoon, one of the UK's leading grant-making charities helping disabled people through rugby. Get stuck into lovely pub grub, a complimentary pint and ask Tom all about his 19-year rugby career in the Q&A. 2 March, 6pm