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RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Watch Tonga v Namibia in a 200-year-old building with two pints and two bites thrown in. Choose from nachos, calamari, popits, cheese sticks and chicken strips at Dado54 in Farringdon. £14, prebook, 4.45pm
The Royal Festival Hall plays host to over 1,000 young musicians trained by the Bird College Music Service in Bexley, from the Youth Orchestra to the Little Big Band. £15, prebook, 5.30pm
OPEN VINYL SESSION:
Vinyl junkies and would-be DJs will want to head upstairs at iconic jazz club Ronnie Scott‘s for its first open session. Spin tunes for up to 2o minutes from your own collection — anything goes, so long as it’s got rhythm. £5, prebook, 6pm
TAX JUSTICE WALK:
How do big businesses dodge tax? Why do they get away with it? This Action Aid walk round the Mayfair HQs of some of the 98 FTSE 100 companies that regularly use tax havens might well get your blood boiling but should also outline what can be done. £5, prebook, 6.30pm
Hear the best-selling author of Birdsong and Engleby talk about his new book Where My Heart Used To Be at Luytyens and Rubinstein Bookshop in Notting Hill. £15, prebook, 7pm
Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan’s latest book, The Red Web, uncovers the history of Russian surveillance. Join them for a talk about their book, from digital dictators to online revolutionaries, at the Frontline Club in Paddington. £12.50, prebook, 7pm
THE ART OF MATHS:
This Barbican Open Salon explores the relationship betweens maths and art that has fascinated artists, scientists and philosophers for centuries. Maths is Beautiful sees Alex Bellos talk to Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond and mathematical artist Edmund Hariss. £10, prebook, 7.30pm
Voga (vogue yoga) marries 80s power dance with meditative stretching. Try it at Pop Brixton tonight. £10, prebook, 7.30pm
This timely production of Hannah and Hanna by new theatre company Culture Clash explores the relationship between two 16 year old girls in Margate, one born and bred there who hates the town, the other a Kosovan refugee, immensely grateful to be there. At Greenwich Theatre until 3 October, £13.50/£11, prebook, 8pm
See the third season of Infinitease burlesque and striptease at Sinbin at the Plough and Harrow in Leytonstone. £10, prebook, 8pm
Belt out the tunes on the Broadway House rooftop at this screening of the 1978 musical classic. This Press Play event offers champagne ice lollies and BBQ food. £15, prebook, 8.30pm
Good cause of the day
Tuck into a three-course plant-based dinner made from local organic produce to fundraise for Made in Hackney. The Local Food Kitchen works to make sure low-income families, carers and those with long-term health problems are not denied access to nutritious food. After the meal, Cameroonian musician Muntu Valdo will play the Sawa Blues. Black Cat Cafe, £55, prebook, 7pm
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