Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 September 2016

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Things to do today:

LUNCH ART CLASS: Spend your lunch hour drawing London’s landmarks with charcoal, inspired by historic maps and modern photos. Free, book in advance, 1pm

BREXIT AND ECOLOGY: ZSL hosts a talk about the role the UK plays in climate change, and how Brexit could affect it. Speakers include the former chief scientific adviser to the UK government. £5, book in advance, 6pm

RIVER ARTWORK: A 25-metre long freight boat has been converted into an interactive artwork and is sailing down the Thames. Fluxland has a mirror exterior to reflect the locations it passes and is mooring at various places (starting at Imperial Wharf Marina) so you can hear its soundtrack. Free, just turn up, 6pm (until 24 September)

URBAN FORAGING: Ever eaten Hackney horseradish? Learn about the art of urban foraging, and discover the free food that’s grown in London. Wild food forager Jason Irving shares his hot tips at Ask For Janice, £20 (+booking fee), book in advance, 6pm

LEARN TO SUCCEED: The ex-Royal Navy chief of staff, a gold medal-winning rower and the executive VP of Aston Martin are among the speakers discussing how to succeed at The Royal Institution. £14, book in advance, 7pm

SECRET GARDEN GIG: Henry Taylor’s melodic tunes fill the air at South Palace Hotel’s secret garden — sip a tropical cocktail and savour the end of summer. Free, just turn up, 6.45pm

PERFORMANCE ART: Joss Carter presents a controversial contemporary dance performance exploring the joruney of a religious fanatic. £12, book in advance, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Last chance to catch surreal Aussie comedian Tom Walker, and his show Beep Boop, at Soho Theatre. Glorious nonsense is weaved from thin air. £10, book in advance, 8.45pm


Good cause of the day

SING FOR SAMARITANS: Belle Roscoe, Will Connor and Nadia Roscoe are performing at the Coffee House Sessions in aid of Central London Samaritans. All proceeds go towards The Samaritans. £8, book in advance, 7.30pm


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Our daily pick of Funzing events

STREET ART: Find your inner Banksy in a tunnel he graffitied — have a go at street art under the guidance of professionals. All materials provided. £35, 21 September

LUXURY TRAVEL TALK: Discover how to travel in style for next to nothing. Nicky has been travelling first class around the world for a fraction of the price and he’s sharing his tips with you — get your tickets now. £10, 20 September

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6 September 2016 | 6:00 pm – Source: londonist.com

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