Things To Do In London: Tuesday 14 April 2015

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Learn to Lindy Hop in Angel

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REGISTER TO VOTE:
The deadline to register to vote in the election is 20 April — that’s next Monday. Make sure you’re registered to vote today.

CREATURE CREATIONS:
Grant Museum of Zoology gives visitors a chance to create their own animal, either inspired by some of zoological wonders in the Museum or invent a brand new animal to science. Ties in with the current Strange Creatures exhibition. Free, just turn up, until 18 April

BATTLE OF BARNET:
The Battle of Barnet took place on 14 April 1471. Join a special anniversary walk, see what happened, and why it remains one of the most important battles fought on English soil. £9, £4 under 12s, prebook, 11am

TV PREVIEW:
BAFTA on Piccadilly shows a preview screening of The Stranger on the Bridge, the real life story of Jonny Benjamin’s search for the stranger that stopped him taking his life on Waterloo Bridge six years ago. Followed by a Q&A with a panel including director Sam Forsdike and editor Lizzie Minnion. £7.50, prebook, 6pm

GIN TASTING:
Head to the Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings in Finsbury for an education in gin. The Bluffer’s Guide evening includes a flight of gins and tasting notes. £10, from 6pm
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COMEDY AND QUIZ:
This dating night at Bedroom Bar in Shoreditch sees a comedy quiz taking place. Teams have an equal number of guys and girls, with the guys moving tables after every round. £16, 7pm
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LINDY HOP:
Swing Patrol offers a beginners lindy hop class at Candid Arts Trust in Angel. Learn the basics of this dance craze, which evolved during the lively jazz music era of the 1920s and 1930s. £10, 7pm
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WILD WOLVES: 
Author Sarah Hall is at Foyles on Charing Cross Road to talk about her new book, The Wolf Border. It’s about a conservationist who returns to Scotland from living in America, to reintroduce a pack of wild wolves to a private estate. £5/£18, prebook, 7pm

KENNETH WILLIAMS:
David Benson’s solo show at Hackney Picturehouse gives a semi-autobiographical look into the life of Carry On star Kenneth Williams. Age 18+. £10, 7.30pm
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COMEDY:
This is an excellent comedy club line-up, at Laugh Out London on Essex Road. Marcel Lucont, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Lou Sanders and Joseph Morpurgo, who will make you laugh and slightly afraid. £5/£7, prebook, 8pm

PAINT LONDON:
Pick up your paintbrush and try to recreate a Pop Art inspired scene of London at the Jam Tree in Clapham. No painting experience required, all materials included. £25, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Book now for Funny Peculiar, a night of comedy and variety in support of The Mental Health Foundation, taking place at Udderbelly on the South Bank next Monday.

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13 April 2015 | 6:00 pm – Source: londonist.com

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