Things To Do In London: Monday 1 February 2016

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Swing into the week with dance class (see below). Image: psyxjaw

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Things to do today: 

LSE ARTS: Opening today and celebrating 40 years of Christian Voices Coming Out (the LGBT Christian movement), LSE presents oral histories from its members, friends and allies. Hear their remarkable stories until 4 March. Free, just turn up, 10am-8pm

FEEL FLEXIBLE: Take a class in the Feldenkrais Method at the Jewish Cultural Centre. Designed to increase flexibility and bodily freedom, it also helps our ability to rest and relax. Just what you need after a fast weekend. And breathe. £12.50, prebook, 10.30am

LUNCHTIME MUSIC: The Solarek Trio treat your ears this Monday lunchtime with pieces by Rachmaninov and Christopher Gunning. Head to Piccadilly for saintly sounds in St James’s Church. Free, just turn up, 1.10pm

LATE NIGHT LIVE:  Three very different acts explode in south London this Monday. Stephanie McCourt (X Factor), Autumn Sharif (The Voice) and Ne-Yo-backed Kyle Lettman bring urban beats to Primo Bar. Free (see website for guest list), just turn up, 7pm

Crawl around Camden’s pubs this Monday.

CAMDEN CRAWL: Our of London’s most vibrant areas, Camden‘s a perfect pub crawl location. Free shots, live music and free entry to some of the city’s best bars — this is a ready made night out. Who said Mondays were dull? £16, prebook, 7.30pm

LIGHT UP IN BATTERSEA: Following its Barbican sell out, Light switches on at Battersea Arts Centre. Fusing physical theatre, anime, soundscapes and more, this dystopian tale draws the audience deep into an alternative reality. £12/£9, prebook, 7.30pm 

COCKTAILS AND CROSS STITCH: Itching for some stitching? Thread to Drink, Shop, Do for an evening of craft, cocktails and cake with Mr X Stitch. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Hooray! Another chance to catch Joseph Morpurgo’s show Soothing Sounds for Baby at Soho Theatre, in which he takes bizarre records found in charity shops and creates character comedy around them. Winnie the Pooh will never be the same again. Until 13 February. £10-£17.50, prebook, 8.45pm

BEGIN TO SWING: However you swing, get dancing at Swing Patrol‘s Beginner’s Swing Dance Class in Islington. Lindy Hop and Charleston your way through an energetic evening whether you’re a Fred, Ginger or a total beginner. £10, prebook, 9pm

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There’s a new city of Love…

With Valentine’s Day peeking round the corner at us like a cheeky little cupid, we’re talking dating in London at Conway Hall. London Is Dating matches up a panel of daters and dalliers to discover all about how we meet people in London. Whether you’re a swiper, a speed dater or a believer in the “meet cute”, we want to hear your views on dating in the Big Smoke.

Ticket holders will also be invited to try our Londonist Lover-In questionnaire where we try and seat you with other like-minded people on the night. You never know who you might meet.

Head to the event page to buy tickets for London Is Dating on 11 February, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8/£5


Good cause of the day

Dodgeball, celebrities — no, not a Will Ferrell comedy, but CoppaFeel’s charity event this Monday at the Olympic Park. Join Radio One DJ Greg James, Russell Howard and many more for Celebrity Boob Ball — a host of dodgeball games featuring elite sports people and celebrities. All proceeds go to CoppaFeel, a charity supporting women checking themselves for the signs of breast cancer. Dodge, dip and dive this Monday. £10, prebook, 1 February.

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31 January 2016 | 7:00 pm – Source: londonist.com

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