Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 10 November 2016

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Oysters 3 at Cecil Sharp House.

WOMEN ON SCREEN: From the culture of cosmetic surgery in Lebanon to a women's activist in El Salvador, see a range of short films about women's lives from some of London's best female filmmakers. The screenings at Hackney Picturehouse are followed by a panel discussion. £7 (+booking fee), 6pm

DANCING LONDON: Whether you're a dad dancer, twerkaholic or ballroom dancer, boogie the night away at Loop Bar to raise money so that some of the most vulnerable Londoners can get the legal advice they deserve. Donations from £10, book in advance, 6pm-1am

BEAUTY>IMMORTALITY: Who was Underground legend Frank Pick? Join BAFTA-winning and Turner Prize-nominated artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell at the London Transport Museum to discover his legacy, and the meaning behind the new installation at Piccadilly Circus station. £10, book in advance, 7pm

ART SALON: Imagine having a cosy night in somebody's living room with Commonwealth Literature Prize-winning jazz-playing Amit Chaudhuri. Head to Blackheath and you can do just that. With a glass of wine too. £25, book in advance, 7pm

FOLK ROCK MUSIC: Join the three legendary founder members of Oysterband at Cecil Sharp House for an evening of music from every era of their careers. They'll tell crazy stories to accompany the songs. £15 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP: Turn a blank piece of A4 paper into a masterpiece with a hands-on origami workshop in Hackney Wick from expert Michael Trew. He's created origami for Pandora, PlayStation and Harrods Magazine. £50 (for two people), book in advance, 7pm

BOOZY PUB QUIZ: Gather your five most alcohol-savvy (or just alcoholic) mates, and head to The Water Poet for a big boozy pub quiz. Expect blind drinks tastings and beer-based questions. £25 per team of six, book in advance, 7.15pm

FREE FILM: Head to The Cat's Back in Wandsworth for a free screening of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Meryl Streep film telling the story of one of the world's worst (yet lovable) singers. Free, just turn up, 8pm


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FIRE WALK: If the thought of walking barefoot on burning embers makes you wince, don't do it — you can always watch other people. The ZSL Firewalk raises money for wildlife. £15, book in advance, 6pm


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Lost London Walking Tour


London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners


Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets

A Secret London Tour


Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 Get tickets

The Westminster Ghost Walk


The afterlife is an intriguing subject, but how close to ghosts do we truly want to get? For those with a fascination of all things spooky, test your limits with The Westminster Ghost Walk. You'll explore this deeply historic and fascinating area of London and hear tales of ghosts, poltergeists and body snatchers along the way. Your experienced guide will lead you through dark alleyways, haunted buildings and human burial grounds - sharing the chilling secrets London has long been hiding in its past.  Get tickets