Things To Do In London: Monday 27 April 2015

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Things To Do

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Learn the ins and outs of blue cheese

Learn the ins and outs of blue cheese

Enjoy a Thai lunch at Busaba Eathai in Soho. Choose a dish from the Bangkok lunch menu, plus a soft drink or juice for £9.50. Choices include chicken butternut squash and Thai calamari. 12pm/1pm/2pm
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The earliest known collection of Arabic stories, surviving in a single ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul, is the focus of tonight’s event at the Viktor Wynd Museum in Hackney. Robert Irwin, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Arabic literature expert, offers his input. £10/£5, prebook, 6.30pm

The Old Comedian of the Year heats are ongoing at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury. Over the course of the competition, 100 not-so-new comedians go head-to-head for a place in the final on 7 June. Cast your vote to make sure your favourite gets through. £6.50, 7pm
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Head to Drink, Shop & Do in King’s Cross to have a go at tea towel screen printing. Textile Designer Zeena Shah will guide you through creating your own design and getting it print ready. £15, prebook, 7pm

Brush up on your current affairs at Frontline Club in Paddington, where a panel of experts will be discussing the potential outcomes of Saudi Arabia’s new leader, King Salman. Is stability achievable? They’ll also be discussing Saudi Arabia’s influence and actions in the region and its relations to the West. £12.50, 7pm
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For the first time, Duke Mitchell Film Club teams up with Aorta Burst Film Club for a joint night of film weirdness, where neither club knows what the other is going to show. Expect clips, trailers, shorts, found footage, music videos, strange edits and more. Free, from 7pm

Vivat Bacchus in Farringdon hosts a night focusing on the most mysterious cheese of all — blue cheese. Hear what makes it taste so good, learn about traditional and new production methods, and find out how they get those blue veins to appear. £20, 27 April, 7pm 
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If you missed Mark Thomas’s show Cuckooed at the Tricycle last year, see him performing it at Battersea Arts Centre until 3 May. £12-£18, prebook, 8pm

Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps takes part in a pre-election Q&A at JW3 in North Finchley, in Partnership with The Jewish News. Chaired by Sky News presenter Samantha Simmonds. Free, prebook, 8pm

Head to the Roxy on Borough for a screening of Django Unchained, an American western black comedy from Quentin Tarantino. Tuck into a main meal while you’re watching it. Age 18+.  £12, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Footprints of London and Amnesty International have teamed up to offer a series of themed charity walks. The first takes place today, with a theme of Taking Liberties, exploring some of London’s outlaw liberties. Find out more about the series of walks.

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