Things To Do In London: Wednesday 15 April 2015

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Aisling Bea is on the bill at Knock2Bag comedy in Shepherd's Bush

Aisling Bea is on the bill at Knock2Bag comedy in Shepherd’s Bush

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.

STREET ART TOUR:
Take this guided tour and see the work of more than 100 street artists in Camden’s backstreets and alleys. See old and more recent pieces — you may even see artists at work in front of you. £9-£10, 11am
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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE: To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, Middlesex University London hosts a screening of Night Will Fall, about the horrific discoveries made when Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1944-45. Free, prebook, 5.30pm

PIZZA MAKING:
Learn the art of pizza making from the experts at Mayfair Pizza Company. Learn about the history of pizza before having a go at making one yourself. Ticket includes a glass of prosecco. £25, 6pm
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DARWIN’S STRANGEST BEASTS:
This month’s PubSci (science in a pub, for the uninitiated) hosts Professor Ian Barnes of the Natural History Museum. He’ll be talking about his recent work using new scientific methods which finally solved one of the longest standing puzzles in mammal evolution. Free (donations encouraged), from 6pm

DRONE WARS:
Investigative journalist Chris Woods is at the Frontline Club in Paddington to talk about his new book, Sudden Justice. The book focuses on the secretive history of the United States’ use of armed drones, and a panel of experts will also be there to discuss the issue. £12.50, 7pm
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CITYREAD: As part of Cityread London, Ben Aaronovitch (author of Rivers of London) is at Barbican Library for a talk, Q&A session and book signing. Free, prebook, 7pm

GHOST WALK:
Feeling brave? Join in this ghost walk, starting at Green Park, reputedly London’s most haunted park. Check out a royal murder, see the most haunted house in the whole city, visit All Hallows Church, and more. A valid Travelcard/Oyster card is required. £10, 7pm
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PABLO PICASSO:
Writer Julie Birmant and artist Clément Oubrerie will discuss their award-winning graphic novel biography of Pablo Picasso at the Institut Francais in South Kensington. Followed by a book signing. Free, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY:
There’s comedy, multimedia and variety brought to you by Spectacular Spectrum of Now, at Star of Kings in King’s Cross. The night’s logo tends to involve things riding unicorns, so you know what to expect. Will Franken and Holly Burn are among the guests. £5/£3, just turn up, 7.30pm

A GOOD DEATH:
Mortician Caitlin Doughty takes a fascinating look at the funeral industry and how we deal with death, exploring rituals around the world and making a case for a healthier and more enlightened attitude towards our mortality. Takes place at Barbican. Find out more about London’s history of death cafes. £12/£15, prebook, 7.30pm

SPEED DUETTING: 
Nope, not a typo. Singles are invited to exercise their vocal chords at Lucky Voice in Islington, for a twist on traditional speed dating. In each room the girls will be in groups of four, while the guys are rotated around the rooms. £10, 7.30pm
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VENEZUELIAN FOLK:
Sands Film Studio in Rotherhithe hosts a performance by Family Atlantica’s Luzmira Zerpa, a Venezuelian folk musician who plays several instruments including the cuatro (Venezuelan 4 stringed guitar). £14, prebook, 7.30pm

CIRCUS HEATS:
Watch some of the UK’s best circus acts competing to win a place in the final of the Circus Maximus competition this Sunday. Takes place at Udderbelly on Southbank. £10-£19.50, 7.30pm
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KNOCK2BAG COMEDY:
Head to Bar FM in Shepherd’s Bush for an evening of comedy with Aisling Bea, Nick Helm, Matthew Crosby and more at Knock2Bag. Tickets £6, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Book ahead for A Night At Number 90, taking place tomorrow evening in aid of Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK. Taking place at Number 90 in Hackney Wick, enjoy a three course meal, live band, DJ set, bingo, gin tasting, tea tasting and more. Find out more or get your ticket.

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