Things to do today in London is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
Things to do
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Instagram is bring some of the UK's top independent businesses to #InstaGiftGuide, a Christmas fair at Graphic Bar in Soho. You can buy hand crafted jewellery, matcha tea and personalised stationery, among other things. Free, just turn up, 6pm-9pm
NECROPOLIS: On Halloween this year, 10 film makers went around London, shooting short documentaries for the 1000 Londoners project. Tonight you can watch the resulting films at a screening at Hackney Picturehouse, followed by a Q&A with the film makers. £5, book ahead, 7pm
CONSCIOUSNESS: Ever wondered why our some of our actions depend on consciousness? Head over to The Royal Institution for What's The Use Of Consciousness? for a discussion about what our consciousness offers us with leading neuroscientists and philosophers. £7-£14, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
CEILIDH JAM WORKSHOP: Boost your stamina and get moving at Cecil Sharp House in Camden with a Ceilidh Jam Workshop. You can learn Ceilidh Jam's unique English folk dances, and incorporate other folk dances from around the world. £7/£5, just turn up, 7pm-9pm
TEA TOWELS & TOTE BAGS: Learn the art of silk screen printing and design tea towels and tote bags with textile designer Zeena Shah at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. £25, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
SLACKTIVISTS UNITE: Fed up with the state of the world? Head over to Soho Theatre for Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group. MPs, journalists and comedians clash over current topics and then try to achieve one piece of action before the next meeting — tonight's guests are Chuka Umunna MP, Fleet Street Fox and Henning Wehn. £10, book ahead, 7.15pm
SWEETIES: Fancy a bit of theatre, but not quite sure what to watch? Etcetera Theatre in Camden presents Sweeties, an evening of monologues and shorts, classics and original pieces performed by a talented group of actors. £5.50, book ahead, 7.30pm
THE THREE MUSKETEERS: For swashbuckling fun, head over to Pleasance Theatre in Islington for a re-telling of the classic tale The Three Musketeers. Follow d'Artagnan on his quest to join the King's Musketeers in 17th century France. £10/£8, book ahead, 7.45pm
WEST WORLD: Before Thandie Newton and Anthony Hopkins wowed the world with their HBO show, there was 1973 film West World, set in the fictional theme park Delos. Revisit the classic film tonight at The Victoria in Dalston. £3.50, book ahead, 8pm
MODERN LIFE: Do you despair at modern life, but marvel at its eccentricities at the same time? Head over to Soho Theatre for Tom Allen: Indeed to listen to the Bromley native explain why he feels this way about modern life. From £10, book ahead, 9pm-10pm
Festive foodie events lined up at Whole Foods Market
We all know Whole Foods Market for its huge array of foodie delights. But did you know they also stock fantastic organic and natural beauty brands? It's the perfect place, then, to pick up Christmas gifts, especially with so many exciting festive events lined up.
Check out the Gifting Fair on 3 December at all seven London stores, and tick off beauty sets and edible presents from your list.
For those partial to a glass of vino, drop into the weekly Wine Wednesdays for cheese pairings. Or, if you're looking for cooking inspiration, the Italian Market at Whole Foods Market Kensington will be up your street.
Catering for a vegan this festive season? Head to Deliciously Ella’s plant-based Christmas evening on 5 December for suggestions and samples.
Whole Foods is a one-stop festive shop, with a whole lot of Christmas events lined up: find out the full schedule here.
Good cause of the day
LAUGH TILL IT HURTS: Book ahead for Laugh Till It Hurts in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. With comedy from the like of Kevin Day, Mae Martin and Felicity Ward, have a laugh and give to a great cause at the same time. £15, book ahead, 30 November, from 7.30pm
OUR STUNNING SOLAR SYSTEM: If you missed Otherworlds, here’s a chance to catch the Earth, sun and more photographed by Michael Benson in a smaller exhibition. It’s out of this world. Michael Benson: Atmospheres at Flowers, 21 Cork Street, W1S 3LZ, free. 9 November - 3 December ★★★★☆ [Monday-Saturday]
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