Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 17 May 2016

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones — the world's largest exhibition about the iconic rock band, currently on display at Saatchi Gallery. Scroll down to find out more.

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FREE FITNESS: Take a free fitness class at Sweaty Betty's Islington store. Join the one hour Run Club with a certified instructor and enjoy your morning workout without paying a penny. Free, prebook, 7am

AIR FORCE: Get in the cockpit of a B-17 Bomber at the RAF Museum's 4D theatre. Take on a selection of missions, from flying over enemy territory to doing the Paris Air Show— you're at the controls for this one. £4, just turn up, 10am

FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC: Head to St-Martin-in-the-Fields in the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square to hear the superb Miha Smirnov Ostir, Pablo Álvarez Delgado and Ieva Caune. Free, suggested donation £3.50, just turn up, 1pm

CAN JOURNALISM CHANGE THE WORLD?: Join journalists from the BBC, Guardian, Google and the Independent at Birkbeck Institution of Social Research as they debate an an age-old question. Free, prebook, 6pm

Hear a revival in Union Chapel (see below) Image: Danny Nicolson

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Discover the legend of the Rolling Stones at Saatchi Gallery

If you see one exhibition this summer, make it Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones. Telling the 50+ year history of the iconic rock band, this is the Stones' biggest exhibition to date.

A vast archive has been unlocked and scattered over nine themed spaces at Saatchi Gallery, showcasing 500 original items including stage costumes, instruments, personal diaries, and never-before-released audio and behind-the-scenes footage. Highlights include a recreation of a recording studio, complete with original instruments — as well as a realistic reconstruction of Edith Grove — the Stones' first shared flat, in Chelsea. Exhibitionism culminates in a mind-blowing backstage and 3D concert experience.    

Due to popular demand, the exhibition is open late on Thursday and Saturday evenings for a limited period. Check the website for more information and book your ticket now.

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones is on until 4 September at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road
SW3 4RY. Tickets are £19-£21 (adults), £12-£15 (children)+ booking fee.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones.

CORY HENRY: Grammy award-winning Cory Henry's is a member of Snarky Puppy, and one seriously in-demand, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He brings his latest solo project, The Revival, to Union Chapel tonight — expect gospel, jazz and soul, in spectacular surroundings. £18.50, prebook, 7pm

LIT CAFE: JW3 presents an evening dedicated to one of Britain’s most celebrated and prolific authors — Bernard Kops, combining vérité footage with traditional Jewish songs and Kops's poetry. This will be followed by a reading of This Room in the Sunlight, his recent collected volume of poems. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

FREE COMEDY: Get your chuckling muscles ready for Oh Boy Comedy, the Rose and Crown's weird and absurd comedic mix. This Tuesday, welcome Will Rowland, Sian and Zoe, Andy Barr and Candy Gigi — plus loads more. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

SANDS FILM: See free film at Sands as they present Iranian movie The Runner. It's notable for its child's perspective of the world and set the tone for other Iranian cinema following its 1984 release. Free, prebook, 8.30pm

Good cause of the day

Everyone's welcome at The London Welsh Centre for an informal combination of live music, drinks and canapés to raise money for Mind — which helps thousands of people every year struggling with mental illness. Join the Blend Choir, Côr y Boro, The Lacettes, Sasha Brown, The B Sides, Kimberley Newell and TAKEN for a night crammed with songs. £15.96-£20, prebook, 6.30pm, 17 May