Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 4 October 2018

Chat to Sisters Uncut about their occupation of Holloway Prison

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DOWN WITH DESKS: Tired of eating lunch al desko? The people at Seymour Place are here to help you reclaim your lunch break, encouraging you to claw back some precious downtime with workshops, beauty treatments and discounts at local restaurants. Take that, Mr Boss man. Seymour Place (Marylebone), free, just turn up, 9am-8pm

EXISTENTIAL ARTWORKS: Get your art fix in this bold exhibition by self-portrait artist Alex Wilmott. She takes you through her self-questioning experiences in photography, video, text, sculpture and sound. It’s a multimedia feast for the eyes which provides insight into all things autobiographical. One Paved Court (Richmond), free, just turn up, 12pm-5pm  

WOMEN ON CANVAS: Can’t tell your Rossetti from your Rembrandt? Become an art aficionado on a guided tour of female artists and muses in the permanent collection at Guildhall Art Gallery. Guildhall Art Gallery (City), free, just turn up, 12.30pm-1.30pm

HIDDEN GARDEN HAIKU: Escape the bustle and practice the art of zen on an adventure around Vauxhall’s hidden gardens. Children and adults alike will get to grips with three line poetry in the inspiring surrounds of London’s great outdoors and have their masterpieces immortalised in print in a zine anthology. Starbucks (Vauxhall), £12-£15, book ahead, 12.30pm-2pm

RECLAIMING HOLLOWAY: Islington Museum hosts Sisters Uncut for this lively discussion that promises to revive the voices of one of London’s most notorious women’s prisons, a year on from its occupation. They’ll cover everything from reclaiming the institution to creating radical community spaces. Islington Museum, free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

Time for a tipple at Experimental Cocktail Club

EXPERIMENTAL COCKTAILS: Celebrate London Cocktail Week in style as Chinatown’s Experimental Cocktail Club hosts the team behind the renowned Parisian bar Le Syndicat. These guys know their Margaritas from their Mojitos and will be performing alcoholic alchemy to serve you fine French flavours in a cool urban setting. Experimental Cocktail Club (Chinatown), free, just turn up, 6pm-1am

MURDER MYSTERY: Travel back to 1831 to solve this gothic murder mystery in the palatial surroundings of Kenwood House. You’ll encounter body snatchers, great Earls and gravediggers in an evening that requires you to unravel clues and catch the bad guys. Kenwood House (Hampstead), £20, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm

DANCING DIVAS: Descend into the basement at Concrete to be mesmerised by the stars and starlets of The House of Burlesque. The night promises an intoxicating blend of glamorous cabaret and speakeasy vibes for a titillating Thursday night out. It’s interactive, so be prepared to shake your tail feather. Concrete Space (Shoreditch), £10, book ahead, 7pm-10.30pm

AFTERHERE GIG: Join the musical masterminds behind some of the greatest small screen soundtracks from Clockwork Orange to Vanity Fair for a concert like no other. Head down to 229 Venue to get goosebumps. 229 Venue 2 (Fitzrovia), £24.75, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm

Good cause of the day

Make your way to Borough Market between 11am-1.30pm for the annual Harvest Sale in partnership with charity School Food Matters. You can pick up school grown fruit and veg from local children who’ve set up shop and all the money goes straight to FareShare, the people tackling food poverty. Your produce will taste all the sweeter for it.

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2018-10-03 15:45:07 – Source: londonist.com