Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 11 May 2016

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Rise and shine for Awesome views of Tower Bridge in the morning. Image: Paul Williams

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FEEL AWESOME: Get a 'power boost of positivity' at Project Awesome's fitness movement at The Scoop, Tower Bridge. Expect dazzling views of the city as you catch it at the best time of day. Every Wednesday, prebook, 6.30am

TRANSLATION STATION: As part of the European Literature Festival, bring your burning questions about working in literary translation to the British Library. Experts from Emerging Translator's Network will be on hand to help you get started, whatever your language. Free, just turn up, 11am-1pm

BOTANICAL BIOGRAPHY: Discover the fascinating story behind the founder of British botany, John Ray, at South London Botanical Institute. Learn all about the 17th century naturalist and botanist and his Historia Plantanum — the first textbook on modern botany. £20 (members: £15), prebook, 1.30pm-4.30pm

INSIDE COUTURE: Dive inside the world of couture fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum's special afternoon, Couture Inside Out: 1950s Paris and London. Curator Denis Nothdruft leads this rare opportunity to examine couture construction closely. See the technique and structure of garments by Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga. £30, prebook, 2pm-3.30pm

TOUR LEIGHTON HOUSE: Take a special curator-led tour of Leighton House and its exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites On Paper, with senior curator, Daniel Robbins. £20, prebook, 6.30pm

Learn to cook Bengal-style tonight. Image: vipez

COOK BENGAL: Spice up your night with An Introduction to Bengali Cuisine at London Cooking Project. You'll learn to cook a complete meal, discover the herbs and spices used in traditional dishes and feast on your creation. £45, prebook, 6.30pm-9pm

GERMAINE GREER: The feminist and intellectual takes the stage at Conway Hall. Expect outspoken discussion, honesty by the bucket-load and a hugely entertaining night with one of feminism's favourite figures. £20, prebook, 6.45pm

LAUGH OFF: It's the Amused Moose Laugh Off Final 2016, where some of comedy's brightest new stars pack the Hippodrome with hilarity. Hosted by Mark Dolan, previous winners of the comic crown have included Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican, so it's gonna be funny stuff. £17.50, prebook, 8pm

Good cause of the day

St George's Hanover Square invites you to a delightful evening of baroque music, in aid of Sohana Research Fund. Pieces by Telemann, Vivaldi, Bach and Sammartini will be joined by specially-composed work from Rachel Scott — all raising funds for research into the EB group of debilitating skin conditions. Tickets start from £16.93, prebook, 12 May, 7pm