Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 2 August 2016

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Outdoor opera in Canary Wharf (cross your fingers for good weather).

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Things to do today:

DEAD WALK: Jiff Bayliss will take you on a tour of the spookiest resting places in London, on this family-friendly walk from Newgate Prison to burial grounds you've never even heard of. £12 (£9 child), book in advance, 10.30am

SOHO PUNK TOUR: Discover the iconic punk rock locations of Soho, meet Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and watch four bands in the famous 100 Club.  £25, book in advance, 5.20pm

CHRISTIE'S LATES: Discover all things folk at Christie's monthly after-hours event in South Kensington. Explore costumes and artefacts from the Museum of British Folklore, listen to music by Mercury Prize-nominated Sam Lee, watch a unique interpretation of Morris dancing and hear photographer Henry Bourne in conversation with Simon Costin. Free, just turn up, 6pm

ANIMALS OF WWI: See the role over 16 million animals — from pigeons to monkeys — played in the first world war, with a silent film accompanied by a live pianist at the BFI. £8.35-10.65, book in advance, 6.10pm

SCRATCH NIGHT: Epic Speeches/Lyric Stages showcases new theatre, spoken word and original music as part of the Rich Mix Youth Takeover Festival. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

LIFE DRAWING: Regardless of whether you're the next Da Vinci or your abilities only extend to stickmen, Ceri Ann Littlechild will help you uncover your artistic skills at this life drawing class at 71a Gallery in Shoreditch. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

OUTDOOR OPERA: Canary Wharf's Canada Square Park will be taken over by opera singers including Mary Bevan and Nicky Spence for an open air concert with music from the likes of Carmen and The Barber Of Seville. Bring a picnic and chill out. Free, just turn up, 7pm

NIGHTLIFE JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Make your own clubbing jewellery from recycled glow-in-the-dark and UV-reactive materials at Drink Shop Do in King's Cross. £12, book in advance, 7pm

ROOFTOP GAMES: Head to the Queen of Hoxton for one of our favourite childhood drawing games, Heads and Bodies — draw a head, fold the paper, pass it on. There are prizes for the best combinations. Free entry, just turn up, 7pm

INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC: Folk band Windborne will sing music from Corsica, New England, the Basque Country and Quebec (among other places) at their performance at Green Note, Camden. £9, book in advance, 8.30pm

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REFUGEE DISCUSSION: Head to Southbank Centre for a panel discussion chaired by Nazak Ramadan exploring the uncertainty surrounding asylum seekers, and about changing attitudes towards refugees. The discussion will be followed by music from Sudanese composer Bashir Al-Gamar. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

SUSHI WORKSHOP: Make the perfect roll, pick up some Japanese and discover the history of Japan's food culture at Keiko's sushi class. £29, 7/14 August

TUBE TREASURE HUNT: How well can you navigate the Underground? Take part in a tube-based treasure hunt in a quest to become champion of the Tubiverse. £15, 13/27 August