Things To Do Today In London: Monday 21 November 2016

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If you like gin, Graphic Bar in Soho is the place to be tonight.

Things to do

CHURCH EXHIBITION: Artist Ian Brice is putting on an exhibition at St Dunstan's Church in Stepney. Go along to see 27 colourful, framed acrylic on canvas boards featuring architectural details from the church. All the works are for sale. Free, just turn up, until 31 January 2017

BACH AND BABY: Take the kids to hear the sounds of the bass, tuba and cello with a classical concert for children in Walthamstow. £12 (children go free), book in advance, 10.30am

LEE CHILD: Meet Lee Child, the crime author behind Jack Reacher, at Waterstones in Leadenhall Market. Free, just turn up, 12.45pm

GIN OFF: After eight long months, 16 brands become two. Sample bespoke cocktails from the finalists of this year's Gin Off at Graphic Bar Soho and vote for your favourite. £10, book in advance, 6pm

30 YEARS OF PUBLISHING: Nigel Newton, the man behind Bloomsbury Publishing which has published books including the Harry Potter series and The Kite Runner, is at the British Library discussing the key moments of the company's publishing history. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

CHEEKY CHRISTMAS CRAFTING: Explore the naughty side of Santa at Drink, Shop & Do where you can add a cheeky twist to your Christmas gifts — we're talking mugs with naughty words and rudely enhanced stockings. £5, book in advance, 7pm

NECROPOLIS: Head to The Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise for a screening of Necropolis by 1000 Londoners. The film is a documentary, made on Halloween, documenting the lives of Londoners. The film makers went to a Japanese Halloween party and went trick or treating with eight year olds over the course of the evening — sounds like it makes for an intriguing watch. £7, book in advance, 7pm

COMEDY SHOW: Take a humorous look at breast cancer with a stand up show from cancer survivor Beth Vyse at Soho Theatre. £10, book in advance, 7.30pm

ADULT STORYTELLING: Storytelling isn't just for kids. Find out what Rapunzel and a cabbage have in common with tales from the Crick Crack Club at Soho Theatre. £10, book in advance, 8pm


Good cause

CHARITY SCREENING: Book now for Crystal Palace International Film Festival's screening of Half Way, a documentary about a family living in a hostel. The screening is in association with Shelter, with all proceeds going to the housing charity. £7.50, book in advance, 26 November


Copyright: Claudio Rasano

PORTRAITS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Trump, Brexit, the refugee crisis and celebrity deaths aplenty — 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster. So why does this exhibition of the best portrait photography from across the world feel so dispassionate? They may be beautifully composed, but are all rather dull. Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize, National Portrait Gallery, £5. 17 November - 28 February ★★☆☆☆ [Monday - Sunday]


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