Things To Do In London: Wednesday 6 May 2015

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Hip hop trio Ugly Duckling perform in Euston

Hip hop trio Ugly Duckling perform in Euston

Pushing the Envelope, a new exhibition at House of Illustration in King’s Cross, features 138 inspiring postal artworks commemorating the 175th anniversary of the world’s first postage stamp, the Penny Black. Free, until 16 May

Have a go at the creative art of screen printing under the watchful eye of the experts at The Private Press. Learn about the processes involved and take home your own two-colour print. Takes place a Box Park in Shoreditch. £15, 6pm/7.15pm
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Peter Snow is at Apsley House to talk about his new book on the Battle of Waterloo. A copy of the book is included in the ticket price and there’s a chance to get the book signed by the author. £50-£55, prebook, 6.30pm

Dating nights are fairly common in London but this event takes dating to new heights — literally. Head to the Arch Climbing Wall in Bermondsey for an introductory bouldering lesson. £22, 6.30pm/7.30pm
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Talkies in Palmers Green celebrates election eve by showing Julien Temple’s Modern Babylon, all about London’s dense, diverse swirl of creativity, energy and passion. Londonist’s Rachel Holdsworth will be explaining how that’s all under threat from the housing crisis. £5.95, prebook, 7pm

Crick Crack Club’s season of talks exploring myth, metaphor and meaning continue with Dr Martin Shaw giving a talk about trickster stories at Swedenborg House. £8, prebook, 7pm 

This interactive medieval banquet at St Katharine Docks includes a four course meal, prosecco, unlimited ale and wine — plus a court of knights, troubadours, contortionists, magicians, jugglers, minstrels and medieval tumblers will entertain you as you dine. £79, 7.15pm
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American hip hop group Ugly Duckling, hailing from California, perform tonight at 229 Club in Euston. £10, 7.30pm
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Bec Hill hosts Crown Jewels comedy night at the Queen of Hoxton, with a line-up including Katie Pritchard, Stu Richards, John Meagher and Matthew McAloone. £5.60, prebook, 7.30pm

Release your inner painter at The Winchester in Islington and have a go at recreating your own impression of Banksy’s Iconic Flower Thrower. £25, 7.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day

Severndroog Castle, a Grade 2* listed folly tower in the Shooters Hill Woodlands, is looking for volunteers to help with daily visitor experience as well as learning,  publicity, research and fundraising. If you have an interest in history, culture and the arts, as well as bags of enthusiasm, this could be for you. Basic customer service and tour guiding training is provided as part of the volunteer induction. For more information and to apply, click here or email

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