Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 4 August 2016

Get stuck into samba in Paddington.

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Things to do today:

BRAZILIAN SUMMER PARTY: Take part in capoeira lessons and watch the London School of Samba perfrom at Merchant Square in Paddington. There’s also a Brazilian market, for sampling the delights of Rio. Free, just turn up, noon

LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Listen to a wide range of music from alumni and current students of Trinity Laban at St Alfege Church in Greenwich. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm

POP UP ART EXHIBITION: Take a gander at affordable artworks, soundtracked by live music. There will also be talks from the artists and live portrait sketches at the Hoxton Arches Gallery. Free, just turn up, 6pm

BRAZILIAN NIGHT: Head to Camden Market’s Middle Yard for live street art from a Brazilian DIY collective, a variety of Brazilian food and live music from DA LATA. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Laurie Bolger entertains at Rich Mix.

PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP: Find your style and voice at Rich Mix, with a creative workshop led by stand-up poet Laurie Bolger. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

BRAZIL TALK: Adventurer and TV presenter Ryan Pyle regales with stories of his two-month expedition through the most remote areas of Brazil. London School of Economics. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

COMEDY: The Pursuit of Manly-ness details comedian Sheraz Yousaf’s quest to be a man, forget about being a man and everything in between. The Betsey Trotwood. £6 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7.30pm (the show runs until 6 August)

FOLK MUSIC: Pianist Philip Miles and Norwegian fiddler Sturla Eide will play their own compositions as well as original folk pieces from around the world. The concert is preceded by a workshop for musicians wanting to play Scandinavian folk tunes. £10 (£15 for workshop and concert), book in advance, 7.30pm (workshop at 4.30pm)

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: Have a few belly laughs from comedians including Matthew Giffen and MC Sion James at Clapham Comedy Club. £8 (+booking fee), book in advance, 9pm


Good cause of the day

CYCLING GRANTS: If you’re a community group, apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to grow cycling in your area. Transport for London has funded 300+ community cycling activities since 2003; apply for one at www.cyclinggrants.london and yours could be next. Applications are open until 19 September.


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Our daily pick of Funzing events

POKEMON GO TOUR: Explore the Southbank in a hunt to catch the rarest of Pokemon. Find out where the best gyms are whilst you take in the sights of London. £15, 5/19/21 August

POTTERY CLASS: Think Patrick Swayze in Ghost and try your hand at pottery under the guidance of an expert. Vinni will teach you basic skills and how to make a pot using a pottery wheel. £35, 6/13 August

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3 August 2016 | 6:00 pm – Source: londonist.com

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