Things to Do In London: Friday 15 April 2016

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Catch pink dawn skies at Primrose hill this Friday. Image: Mike Rolls

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PROJECT AWESOME: See great views of the city on your workout with Project Awesome at Primrose Hill. See the sun rise during your workout with this friendly fitness class. Free, just turn up, 6.30am

SHAKESPEARE: The British Library's huge exhibition Shakespeare in Ten Acts opens today. Travel through 400 years of Bard-based history, from the first productions of The Tempest to Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's a stunning collection of over 200 items, including costumes worn by Vivien Leigh and Mark Rylance, props and the only surviving play script written in Shakespeare's hand. £12, prebook, 9.30am-6pm

WAR GIRLS: Radio 4 and BBC World Service actress Ruth Sillers performs extracts from her audiobook War Girls at London Metropolitan Archives. Hear stories of first world war heroines, told in the words of famous poets and novelists. £10, prebook, 10am

FIND A FORT: Explore the remains of a Roman fort as you step back in time on this Museum of London tour. Dive beneath the streets of central London to discover nuggets of history among the modern architecture. £5, prebook, 2pm
Relax at this late at Leighton House
LEIGHTON HOUSE LATES: Not just an after-hours chance to see the Leighton House Museum collection, but also an evening of live music. Relax with complimentary refreshments and the latest exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites on Paper. £8-£10, just turn up, 5.30pm
UNREMARKABLE 90S FILMS: Quirky journal The Wrong Quarterly presents an evening of "high-brow literary absurdism with a cinephile twist". Enjoy original works in response to the most forgettable films of the 90s (mostly on VHS) at Vout-au-Reenee's. £7, prebook, 7pm
WALLACE COLLECTION: Catch a concert with international soprano, Ailish Tynan, tonight in the Great Gallery. With a programme curated to complement the gallery's French artwork, Fête Galantes includes pieces by Fauré and Debussy. You can also enjoy a drinks reception and private view of the collection. £30-35, prebook, 7pm
SPONGE FINGER: He’s been shaking stages Stateside since winning America’s Got Talent, but Paul Zerdin’s been a bit of a British treasure for ages. See his latest ventriloquism show, Sponge Finger, at Udderbelly this weekend. £15, prebook, 9pm
HIPHOP BURLESQUE: Yep that's right — not two words that normally go together, but at tonight's Emporium at Haunt, beats meet bowler hats, and jazzy elegance mixes with the jams for a burlesque evening with a funk twist. They've even got a dressing up box if you fancy donning a cravat. £5 (£8 on the door), prebook, 9pm

Good cause of the day

Next Saturday is World Book Night and the British Library is celebrating with The Reading Agency — a charity encouraging people to read more. This special gala evening features a line up of guest authors reading their work, including Cathy Rentzenbrink, Matt Haig, Dreda Say Mitchell, S J Parris, Holly Bourne and Sathnam Sanghera. £20, prebook, 7pm, 23 April