Things To Do In London: Tuesday 19 April 2016

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Take a walk in the work of Brunel today. Image: Scott Baldock

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Things to do today:

BRUNEL WALK: Take a walk through Brunel's London passing many of his bridges and tunnels on the way. See it under the guidence of those who know his work best, the Brunel Museum. Start at Embankment Bridge and take a boat, tube and tunnel descent into the past. £10/£8, prebook, 10.45am

FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC: Head to St-Martin-in-the-Fields in the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square to hear talented pianist, Artur Pereira, representing the Embassy of Portugal. Today's pieces include Beethoven and Fragoso. Free, suggested donation £3.50, just turn up, 1pm

UMAMI MUSIC: A collision of sound and improvisation, Umami Music encourages openness and simplicity. Come and be immersed in the wilderness of sounds at Hoxton Basement — stay as long or as little as you like. £5, just turn up, 6pm-9pm

RONNIE SCOTT: The name Ronnie Scott has been synonymous with jazz since the 1950s, but who was the man himself? And how did he change the face of jazz music in the capital? The V&A presents an evening of interviews and music streamed from the Soho club. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

Sign up for tonight's running club (see below). Image: J_Clare

SOCIAL QUIZ: Who says Londoners don't talk to each other? The most social pub quiz in the capital comes to Blueberry Bar tonight. It's like speed-meeting, plus all your usual trvia from the pub quiz. There are prizes every round, surprise creativity rounds and it's free to join. Free, prebook, 7pm

FREE RUNNING: No, not the kind where you parkour across the city. Join this relaxed running club, London City Runners, and get fit for free. Join them every Tuesday in Southwark for a 5km jog around the city. It's friendly and inclusive — sign up on their page to join. Free, prebook, 7pm

FILM: If you've never been to Deptford Cinema before, it's a great chance to catch it this Tuesday with a screening of a selection of short films by the Quay Brothers. This US-born duo have swooped a host of celebrity fans for their blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation. £5/£3.50, prebook, 7.30pm

LAUGHS: Laugh out loud with an ecclectic mix of comic talent in Brixton tonight. The world's funniest German (probably) Henning Wehn is joined by Spencer Jones, Rachel Parris and more at Dogstar. £7/£5, prebook, 8pm

Good cause of the day

Orlando Issue 1 is a fundraiser with a bit of a difference. To support their first print and costs of new issues, independent not-for-profit magazine Orlando presents  an evening with three of the magazine's contributors: Alice Wroe, Jade Jackman and Poppy Jackson, plus editor Philomena Epps. Hear the stories of these four fascinating women as they bring aspects of the magazine to life through screenings and discussion at The Book Club. £10, prebook, 7pm, 19 April 2016