Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 29 November 2016

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Things to do

Paprika film screening at UCL

FOLLOW YOUR NOSE: Unleash your inner canine as you wander around Greenwich, led by your nose. On this Sense Safari, run by the Museum of Walking, learn about the history of smell and then put your new knowledge into practice. £20, book in advance, 11am-12.30pm

BLAKE'S LONDON: This walk guides you through artist William Blake's time in Lambeth. This was his most creatively fruitful time and you'll be able to see why the area inspired him so much. Free (donations welcome), just turn up at the steps of the Imperial War Museum, 11am-1pm

MICHAEL MORPURGO: Daunt Books in Marylebone hosts legendary children's author Michael Morpurgo. The former Children's Laureate will chat and sign his new books: Greatest Animal Stories, Didn't We Have A Lovely Time and The Fox And The Ghost King. Free, book in advance, 4.30pm

PAPRIKA SCREENING: UCL's artist in residence, Kara Chin, introduces a screening of the seminal animé film, Paprika. It explores the boundaries between dreams and reality, which has influenced Chin's work greatly. Donation necessary in order to book tickets, 6.30pm-8.30pm

MORRIS DANCING: Get the handkerchiefs and sticks out, it's time for some Morris dancing. It's held at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, with a beginners' class first, and an advanced class later, with the two set to overlap so students can learn from their peers. £5, just turn up, beginners 6.30pm-8pm, advanced 7pm-9pm

INAPPROPRIATE CHRISTMAS CARDS: Tap into your naughty side and create the most inappropriate Christmas card possible at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. Free entry, just turn up, 7pm

TASTE LONDON WINE: The city's only winery, London Cru, is having a tasting of its 2015 vintage in West Brompton. All seven wines will be available to taste along with some from previous years. £25, book in advance, 7pm-9pm

MANLY COMEDY: Sheraz Yousaf presents his new comedy show The Pursuit of Manlyness at The Betsey Trotwood on Farringdon Road. He attempts to strike at the root of what it means to be a man and whether it can be taught. £6, book in advance, 7.30pm

BRITISH CHINESE THEATRE: Foreign Goods Last Forever at Theatre503 in Battersea aims to highlight the work of female British Chinese playwrights. The show will feature six extracts from different productions. £12, book in advance, 7.45pm

RNB, JAZZ, CABARET AND SASS: Musician Lily Atkinson performs her unique blend of R'n'B, jazz, cheeky cabaret and sass at St James' Studio. £25, book in advance, 8pm


Good cause of the day

DISCO CRAFT NIGHT: Make your own disco ball in aid of charity. Learn to create your own sparkly accessories and knit something for the dance floor at The Make Escape. It's held at Hackney Attic, all materials are provided, bring along a charitable donation for MIND, 7.30pm-11pm


Copyright Sean Scully, courtesy of Timothy Taylor

ABSTRACT DARKNESS: Think of Sean Scully as a modern day Rothko with these stripy abstract paintings. Much like the great man himself, the works are at their best when using a darker palette. The lighter works fail to convince. Sean Scully: Horizons at Timothy Taylor, 15 Carlos Place, W1K 2EX, free. 2 November - 17 December ★★★☆☆


Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

Dating Against Humanity


Struggling to find someone who shares your dark sense of humour? This twisted speed dating event can help. A group of 30-40 people will take part - with equal male/female ratios - and play a few rounds of the hilarious (and slightly dark) card game, Cards Against Humanity. After the event, connect with those who you found suitably sinister using a unique online matching system.  Get tickets

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

A Secret London Tour


How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. 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