Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 7 June 2018

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EPHEMERAL SCULPTURE: True to its name, it’s best that you catch Nothing Endures but Change while you can. From a paper hammock that (unsurprisingly) offers no rest, to a large house sparrow created from wild bird seed, the majority of sculptures in this exhibition are all about change and impermanence. St John’s Churchyard (Waterloo), free, just turn up, until 24 June

A POLAROID FOR A REFUGEE: For every polaroid photographer Giovanna del Sarto takes of a refugee on her travels around Europe, she gives a copy to her subject with a simple request — ‘tell me when you feel you have reached a safe place’. See a selection of images from her project, where refugees are neither victims, nor heroes, nor objects of fear but rather are depicted in all their resilient humanity. Migration Museum at The Workshop (Lambeth), free, just turn up, until 1 July

FLORISTRY FREEBIE: Learn how to craft a gloriously green leafy arrangement using foliage foraged from the forest floor with the help of professional florist Joan Payne. Fancy adding some colour to your display? Bring along a bunch of your favourite flowers to work into your natural masterpiece. Age 19+. The View (Chingford), free, just turn up, 1.30pm-3.30pm

GIN AND OYSTERS: What happens when you combine a noted aphrodisiac with a tipple that’s meant to make you tearful? You’re about to find out with the help of Citadelle, who are hosting an indulgent oyster and gin matching masterclass in the heart of Spitalfields. You’ll get a taste of three Citadelle gins followed by a G&T and oyster serve. Blixen, £10, book ahead, 6pm-7pm

GABOUREY SIDIBE: Oscar-nominated star of Precious and Empire, Gabourey Sidibe, has nipped across the pond to launch her new memoir. Join her for a refreshingly frank chat with Terri White, editor-in-chief of EMPIRE magazine, about what life in Hollywood is really like. There’s also a Q&A. Genesis Cinema (Stepney Green), £16, book ahead, 7pm-8pm

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Sounds Like London: our picks today

June brings the Mayor of London’s Sounds Like London campaign to the capital — a month-long celebration of both women in music and London’s grassroots music scene. Here’s our pick of today’s Sounds Like London events:

HIP HOP DJ BATTLE: Pitch up just off Carnaby Street to see some of the best women hip hop DJs (some from Radio 1 Xtra) battle it out for your entertainment. Carnaby Street, free, 5pm-9pm

ANOUSHKA LUCAS: A night of warm and magnetic music from Anoushka Lucas in an exclusive east London member’s club, all thanks to Little Concert and Airbnb. The Kings Head, £10, 7pm-10pm

LAURA OAKES: Lap up the cocktails in a secret Kentish Town speakeasy, as British country artist Laura Oakes provides the perfect soundtrack for your evening. Knowhere Special, £10, 7pm-10pm

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AMBER ARCADES: Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf goes by the name Amber Arcades, and will play songs from her new album, European Heartbreak. Omeara, £11, 7.30pm-10pm

BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING: It’s an all female line-up of tomorrow’s superstars at legendary north London music pub, The Lexington. There’s a solid soul lilt to those performing. The Lexington, £8, 7.30pm-11pm

AMERICAN MINIMALISM: If you’ve ever wondered what the American minimalist musical tradition sounds like on the organ, now’s your chance to find out. Join US composer Nico Mulhy and organist James McVinnie in the splendour of St Paul’s for performances of the former’s own work, alongside pieces by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. St Paul’s Cathedral, £15, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

A SPACE ODYSSEY: 50 years after Kubrick’s sci-fi epic A Space Odyssey brought us sentient intergalactic computer HAL, The Royal Institution is looking at how AI can help us in space today. If you prefer your scientific exploration a bit more hands-on, you’ll also get to fire a carrot gun and test your ability to withstand g-force on a very special spinning chair. The Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

DELI COMEDY CLUB: Theatre Delicatessen’s monthly comedy night returns to bring you not one, not two, but five acclaimed acts, alongside lashings of locally brewed craft beer. Tonight’s line up include hotly-tipped new character comic Sam Spence and double act Max & Ivan. The Old Library (Southwark), £6.50, book ahead, 8pm-10.30pm

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Now here’s a niche event if ever we’ve heard one — Makers Academy are hosting a Prince-inspired vegan bake off cabaret (phew), in order to raise funds for Code Club, an initiative from the Raspberry Pi foundation aimed at empowering 100,000 kids in the UK to learn code.

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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…
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Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You’ll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area’s links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets

Have you visited London’s Roman ampitheatre? What about London’s Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you’re sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets

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