Things To Do Today In London: Friday 21 October 2016

Hackney Colliery Band performs in Croydon.

Things to do today:

DESIGN AND CRAFTS: Made in London’s Design and Craft Fair in Marylebone showcases work by 120 national and international designers, across ceramics, wood, textiles and more. £10, just turn up, until 23 October

CONFLICT PHOTOGRAPHY: Photojournalist Rick Findler’s images of the world’s most conflict-ravaged places are on display at The Republic Gallery near Poplar. The photos were taken over a period of six years in places including Somalia, Iraq and Syria. Free, just turn up, until 30 October

CROYDON PARTY: Hackney Colliery Band performs two sets at the launch of CROWD, a new pop-up event space in Croydon. There will also be live DJs, two bars, and a host of local street food stalls to keep you nourished. Free, just turn up, 4.30pm-9.30pm

CABARET VOLTAIRE: Everything from Hungarian poetry to Music Concrète is on offer at Senate House to mark 100 years of the Dadaist movement, as part of Bloomsbury Festival. There will be performances in languages from Russian to Latin to Spanish. £6 (drink included), book in advance, 6pm

HOXTOBERFEST: If you fancy a beer and a Bavarian bratwurst (or three), head to Hoxtoberfest on Regent’s Canal, where there’ll be live brass bands, a Berlin cocktail bar and a chalet full of beer. £15-£30, book in advance, 6pm-midnight (repeated tomorrow)

SPEAK MY LANGUAGE: Author Henry Hitchings quizzes guests including Countdown’s Susie Dent and the world’s leading slang lexicographer about the relationship between language and identity at The British Library. £10, book in advance, 7pm

ANTIQUE SUPPERCLUB: From the French Huguenots to Brick Lane’s Curry Mile, explore the foodie history of Spitalfields with a supper club at Town House, an antique shop in the area. Get tickets from £45, book in advance, 7pm

BALLROOM DANCING: It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet — dance everything from swing to ballroom at Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park, with expert guidance from Olympian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Louis Smith. £25, book in advance, 7.30pm

Good cause of the day

SLEEP OUT: Sleep out in the gardens of Piccadilly’s St James’s Church to raise money for West London Day Centre which helps to get people off the streets and into paid employment. If you can’t make the event, you can donate here. £20 (+£250 fundraising pledge), book in advance, 8pm


Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing.

Step on Board the Haunted Tube Tour

The Underworld collides with the Underground in more ways that one — from the angel that saved a tube worker from death to the ghosts of King’s Cross, discover the ghoulish history of the Undergound on a tour around the city. £10 Book now

Funzing Sessions || Fly First Class for Free

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Discover the Delicious World of Dim Sum with Will

Fancy some Dim Sum Fun?

Learn how to make restaurant-quality dim sum under the guidance of the main instructor at the London Cookery School, William Wong.

William will also teach you about different Chinese teas, and how to find one you love.

If that’s not enough, you’ll also pick up some Cantonese, so you can order the authentic way the next time you’re in China Town.

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