Things To Do Today: Monday 11 April 2016

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Look beyond the green belt at today's exhibition. Image: diamond geezer

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Serious case of the news:

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Things to do today:

BEYOND THE GREENBELT: The Built Environment Trust presents an exhibition about going Beyond The Greenbelt at The Building Centre. Is this British planning at its best? Or damage to our countryside? Decide for yourself. Free, just turn up, 9am-6pm

GET FIT FOR FREE: Start your Monday by getting your sweat on at this Beaumont Estate bootcamp. A mixture of traditional body weight exercises and interval and strength training. You'll be buzzing (or knackered) for the rest of the week. Free, just turn up, 10am

Get round the city on a tour today. Image: David Bank

ESSENTIAL LONDON TOUR: Let's be honest, even the most diehard Londoners have a few must-sees still on their to-do lists, so tick them all off in one busy afternoon. From Westminster Abbey to the Household Cavalry, get a dose of London's finest on this walking tour. £15/£12, prebook, 1.30pm

HENRY JAMES GALA: Head to Middle Temple Hall for an exclusive evening  of performance and food. Featuring an all-star cast, this new black comedy by Bruce McKay covers the life and struggles of Henry Fielding. Follow this reading with supper with the performers in Middle Temple's glorious surroundings — for Coram children's charity's 275th anniversary. £125 (+bkg fee), prebook, 6.30pm

GIN O'CLOCK: If you're into gin, get yourself to Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings tonight for Last Liberations: Foraging Origins — an evening with actual forager, Geraldine. She'll show you how gin masters Glendalough use foraged ingredients in their lovely brew. You can even treat yourself to a five-course taste pairing banquet. £20-£60 (+bkg fee), prebook, 6.30pm

UKULELE HOOTENANY: If George Formby did parties, they'd probably be just like this. Grab your uke (or rent one there for free) to jam away to old classics, modern hits and plink to your heart's content. Beginners and the uke-curious welcome at the Queen Of Hoxton. Free (£20 deposit to rent a ukulele), just turn up, 7pm

FREE COMEDY: Theatre Royal Stratford East, presents a night of free, fabulous comedy to cheer up any blue Monday. Shows take place in the bar, so grab a tipple and enjoy the silliness. Free, just turn up, 8pm

JAZZ JAM: A free session for jazz-loving Londoners takes the stage at Hideaway tonight. All abilities welcome, so come down and spread the musical love with a jam. They even provide a PA, piano and drumkit. Free, just turn up, 9pm (doors at 7pm)

Good cause of the day

The After School Comedy Club is funny stuff for adults, with childish silliness at its heart. Tonight, in aid of Syrian charity Jusoor, which aims to give Syrian children a better start in life, it crashes into The Book Club. Homework is strictly off limits but some funny folk (many of whom you will have seen on TV and stages across the country) are taking charge instead of the teachers. Giggle along to the likes of James Farmer, Catherine Bohart, James Ross and Stephen Bailey. You won't get told off for laughing in class, we promise. £5, 7.30pm, 11 April