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A new, stunning exhibition featuring signed prints by the French master of photography Henri Cartier-Bresson is at The Fine Art Society. It gives you the opportunity to own signed prints of both rare and iconic works by one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. 6-29 October
LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK:
Call us Old Fashioned, but there’s nothing better than a good cocktail. London Cocktail Week is back for its sixth year, stretching across the capital, to provide us with the perfect opportunity to taste and sharpen up our knowledge on cocktails. With an LCW wristband you have access to unlimited £5 cocktails in over 275 brilliant bars all week long. Take a look at our recommendations of where you should head. £10, 5-11 October
Better than your alarm clock and stronger than your morning coffee, the new Dawn Chorus choir offers a totally unique wake-up call. Join other Londoners and flex your vocal muscles before hitting the office. The group promises all your favourite tunes from the best of rock and pop to kickstart the day. £7, 7.30am
KINGS, SOLDIERS AND BEER:
One of a series of interesting walks, Kings, Soldiers and Beer starts from the piazza in front of Westminster Cathedral at lunchtime led by Westminster Guide Joanna Moncrieff. £5, prebook, 1.10pm.
CHRISTIES’S LATES, OLD AND NEW:
Exploring all things old and new, an evening dedicated to the arts of collecting and restoration. The evening will include special guest speakers and an Antiques Challenge — spot the difference between original antiques and copies and cast your vote for a chance to win a prize. Christie’s South Kensington, free entry, cash bar, 6pm-8.30pm
A HISTORY OF SCOTTISH DRINKS:
A whistle stop tour focused on stories of the history and production, of alcohol in Scotland, including tasters. Hear all about the Scots fuelling London’s ‘Gin Craze’ and discover why there’s a bottle of Scotch every bar in the world. £30, 7pm
Can comedy improve human existence? Ed Aczel is going to try — though the audience is going to have to do most of the heavy lifting. Go to Aces and Eights in Tufnell Park to see him and Joey Page. £5.95, prebook, 7pm
Needlepoint mavericks I Make Knots are showing you how to make a super soft chunky merino wool Jelly Snood in a variety of stitches. No experience or equipment is needed — just enthusiasm and a positive attitude. It’s all good in the snood. £35, 7pm
SOME LIKE IT THEA-SKOT:
Still vibing from her sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe, Alison Thea-Skot brings her five-star show to London. Often silly, occasionally absurd and always funny, her characters are crazy, her impressions uncanny and her comedy infused with a joyfulness that’s contagious. £10, 7pm
This African Drumming Workshop held at The Kirtland Centre in Mile End is suitable for beginners and experts alike, going over some basic techniques and rhythms of African drumming. Plus tea and biscuits are included. £10, 7.15pm
Four of London’s top buskers — Ste Forshaw, Emily Lee, Lewis Fieldhouse and Charlotte Campbell — will be playing separate sets this evening, onstage with a roof at The Bedroom Bar in Shoreditch. Check out Charlotte live here. Brilliant street entertainers coming in from the cold. Free, 8pm-1am
CIDER AND CHEESE:
There is nothing quite like cider and cheese. Six different ciders will be paired with six different cheeses by north London cider expert, Jess Marsh, aided by beer writer and judge, Christine Cryne, who will talk about the cheeses. Upstairs at The Pineapple in Kentish Town, ticket (£12 per head), prebook, 8pm
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Good cause of the day
This Cancer Research UK public science event is a great chance for people to find out about CRUK’s Grand Challenge (before properly launched!). Hear about the exciting work of their Imperial scientists and share their opinion on how the public could be engaged with the Grand Challenge in the future.
There will be three speakers attending, who will be doing short TED style talks on their work and what their Grand Challenge would be. The Durrell Arms (704 Fulham Rd), free tickets through Eventbrite, 7pm.
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