What we’re reading:
- Waterloo station hawk to stop sandwich thieving pigeons.
- Climate activist daubs graffiti on UK government building in London protest.
- Crossrail isn’t launching one month from today!
- Tottenham contacted by Advertising Standards Authority after Arsenal fan complains.
- Stolen dog found in Bangor 300 miles from London home.
Things to do:
BIG BUSINESS: The likes of Google, Dragons Den and The Apprentice are heading to the ExCel to meet a lineup of top entrepreneurs, business owners and philanthropists sharing their pearls of wisdom on all things business. Join them to see what you could learn. ExCel (Royal Victoria), free, book ahead, 10am-6pm
DWELLING: Money can’t buy you taste, but it sure can get you a beautiful dwelling. This exhibition showcases some of the most incredible art and images from hotels and homes in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Fitzrovia. Don’t miss portraits of Andy Warhol, posters from L Ron Hubbard’s House and some seriously quirky apartments. The Fitzrovia Chapel (Fitzrovia), free, just turn up, 11am-4pm
DARK ART: This seriously sombre installation offers a window into the world of Ruth Ellis, a tragic victim and cold-blooded murderer who turned the tables on the death penalty debate. Christina Reihill’s artwork is not for the faint-hearted. Bermondsey Project Space (Bermondsey), free, just turn up, 11am-6pm
ROMAN VISHNIAC: Hear the behind the scenes scoop on rediscovered photographer Roman Vishniac from the curator of an extraordinary exhibition of his 1920s photography. Tickets grant access to the exhibition too, so you can see the best of his work for yourself. Jewish Museum (Camden), £6.50-£8.50, book ahead, 2pm-2.30pm
CARD MAKING: Deck the halls with boughs of holly, and some of your own beautiful card creations, thanks to this card making workshop that combines cocktails with Christmas. Make something special to send to your nearest and dearest or hold onto them for unique Xmassy art. Drink, Shop & Do (King’s Cross), free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: A theatre show blending the personal and political through a divorce from marriage and the EU. Spoken word, storytelling, music and film come together to explore what will be left behind. Etcetera Theatre (Camden), £10, book ahead, 7pm
ITALIAN MOVIES: Feast on a three-course supper whilst watching the great Italian themed film Roman Holiday in a retro theatre setting like no other. Ask Italian (Marylebone), £34 for two, book ahead, 7pm-9pm
SECRET VARIETY CLUB: What do the following five people have in common? Pernilla Holland, Hassan Dervish, Rob Oldham, Phil Lindsey and Rob Pybus. They’re all on the bill Secret Variety Club, a comedy extravaganza with a ridiculously good line-up. Aces & Eights (Tufnell Park), £5.50, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
MUSEUM SINGERS: Enjoy an enchanting evening with a concert of choral and organ music by The Museum Singers. Performing La Paisible Nuit with the French Organ of Notre Dame in the grand church surrounds, they’re offering a truly spine-tingling staging of classic French music. Church of Notre Dame de France (Leicester Square), £10, book ahead, 8pm-9.30pm
DAVE KELLY BLUES: Founding member of The Blues Band, Dave Kelly performs music that has earned him a reputation the world over. Expect Mississippi stylings and plenty of bluesy beats. The Half Moon (Putney), £12, book ahead, 8pm-11pm
Good cause of the day
Join broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn on Wednesday at 7pm for a night of fantastic live music in aid of BBC Children in Need. Tickets cost £35 and give you exclusive entry to Soul Night Out at Koko Camden, featuring performances from Alexandra Burke, Shakatak, Diane Shaw and David Grant.
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