Things To Do In London: Friday 8 April 2016

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All aboard HMS Belfast this Friday. Image: Steve Montana

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Things to do today:

HMS BELFAST: Set sail on a voyage of discovery this Friday on HMS Belfast. Go below deck (nine decks to be exact) and take command in the Operations Room, or try out a hammock in the sleeping quarters. There's a special tattoo t-shirts activity too. £16/£8, just turn up, 10am-6pm

THE OTHER ART FAIR: Packed with great contemporary artworks, talented artists available on site and plenty of exciting events, this Victoria House fair is one to watch this month. You can get half price tickets throughout the whole weekend by quoting the code LONDONIST when booking. Standard tickets are £8.80/£6.60, prebook, 12pm-9pm, until 10 April

GREEN MAN GARDEN: Conversation C is an open-air installation of interviews with 20 cancer researchers, medical professionals and cancer patients. It's by the folk behind Green Man Festival — a collaboration with Cancer Research UK and UCL at Camden Lock Place. Free, just turn up, 11am-5pm, until 8 April

BFG DREAM JAR: Inspired by Roald Dahl and the BFG, make your own dream jar at Foyles, Westfield this Friday. Fill your jar with all your dreams and take home to put beside your bed and wait for them to come true. Free, prebook, 3pm

She's back! Violet the purple cow comes to Southbank (see below).

SWIMMING WITH DALI: Hear Edwin Mullens at the V&A, looking back at his memories of working and playing with some of the biggest names in 20th century art. Hear his tales about spending a weekend with Dali, shopping with Peggy Guggenheim and beating Victor Vasarley at boules. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

LATE EASTER CONCERT: Take yourself to the beautiful church of St Magnus The Martyr for an evening of classical Easter music and wine. Clemens Non Papa Consort presents a selection of talented instrumentalists and singers playing music by Couperin, Charpentier, Grimm and many more. £12/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Annie Pui Ling brings her exciting brand of dance to Greenwich Dance in collaboration with sound designer, James Dunn, to surround and disorientate the audience, immersing them in the on-stage action. £12/£9, prebook, 7.45pm

GALA: Udderbelly Festival bursts into the summer with tonight's opening gala. Crack open the weekend with John Robins, The Noise Next Door, Bec Hill, Rob Deering and Lolo Brown, plus loads more. Tickets are being snapped up as we type, so get in there quick. £25/£17.50, prebook, 9.30pm

Good cause of the day

Like free cake? Like dogs? Of course you do. To launch their Battersea Tea Party 2016, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home invite all canine connoisseurs and feline aficionados to come for tea, cake and meet some furry friends, while finding out how to host your own Battersea Tea Party.

Drop in to Spitalfields E1 6EW, Devonshire Square EC2M 4YE and Sheldon Square W2 6PR between 12pm-2pm on 8 April.