Things To Do In London: Tuesday 10 March 2015

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Things To Do

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300 singers perform Mozart’s Requiem at Southbank Centre

WAR GIRLS: At the National Archives in Kew, Ruth Sillers will be talking about and performing extracts from her own audio book compilation, War Girls, which features the unsung experiences of women in the First World War as told in their own words. Free, prebook, 2pm-4pm

DOGS OF WAR: Tonight is the opening of Bishopsgate Institute’s Dogs of War exhibition, featuring images from what is possibly the largest number of canine pictures ever gathered by one person. Free, just turn up, 6pm

TONY ROBINSON VOLCANOES: Sir Tony Robinson, star of  Blackadder and Time Team, gives this year’s Stoneley Lecture for the The Petroleum Society of Great Britain, about volcanoes. £15, prebook, 6pm

FREE SPEECH: Journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed chairs a debate at BAFTA on Piccadilly about free speech in the media, following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. Should broadcasters cut controversial topics out of TV programmes in order to refrain from offence, or are these decisions censoring the freedom to shine a light on parts of our society? £5, prebook, 6.45pm

DISCOVERING PEOPLE: As part of its Discovering People series, the Royal Geographical Society hosts a conversation with journalist, correspondent and bestselling author Frank Gardner on his experiences in the Middle East and how curiosity draws him to unusual places. £10/£7, prebook, 7pm

NEW BOOK: Tom McCarthy presents his latest book, Satin Island, in conversation with influential art critic and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist at Foyles on Charing Cross Road. £5, prebook, 7pm

BOOM & BUST: Liars’ League is at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square, where four short stories will be read, and one will be recorded for BBC Radio 4. £5, just turn up, 7pm

SPEAKEASY: Drink Shop Do’s Speakeasy features readings from M. R. Carey, Francesca Haig, Antonia Honeywell, John Ironmonger and Sarah Pinborough on the theme of pandemics, disasters and the collapse of civilisation. Free, from 7pm

MOZART REQUIEM: Head to Southbank Centre to see Mozart’s Requiem sung by a 300-strong choir, uniting voices from North and South London. £12-£32, prebook, 7.30pm

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS: Tying in with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, Natural History Museum hosts photographer Alex Mustard’s masterclass in underwater photography. He’s a six-time award winner at Wildlife Photographer of the Year himself and has photographed creatures from krill to sharks. Includes access to the exhibition from 6.15pm. £45, prebook, 7.30pm

CHARACTER COMEDY: Catch a double bill of character comedy works in progress at the Proud Archivist in Haggerston. Gemma Arrowsmith details everything that’s wrong with the universe, and Susan Harrison takes on the persona of a 15 year old rapper and spoken word artist from Tunbridge Wells. £7/£5, prebook, 7.30pm

FILM Q&A: The Institute of Contemporary Arts screens Seas Without Shore, a film set in remote forest landscapes and interiors in rural 19th century Sweden, following what happens when an amorous relationship between two women is abruptly cut short. Followed by a Q&A with the directors. £8-£12, prebook, 8.3opm

Good Cause of the Day

The Doctors’ Orchestra performs at Cadogan Hall tonight in aid of Freedom From Torture. Pieces being played include Schubert’s Great C-major and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Tickets £15-£32 — get yours here.

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