Spend time with some four-legged friends

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SUFFRAGETTE PHOTOGRAPHY: East London has always flown the flag for rebellion. See photographs by Bow local and suffragette Norah Smyth exhibited for the first time in the area they were taken 100 years ago. Four Corners (Bethnal Green), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

DOG THERAPY: No four-legged friend of your own? No problem. Stroke your stress away with canine cuddles from a specially trained therapy dog to find your moment of calm in the chaos of London life. Everyone Active (Seymore Place), free, just turn up, 11.30am-1.30pm

GUITAR MASTERCLASS: Slide with skill and pluck like a pro at this guitar masterclass by musical virtuoso Phillip Henry. He’s sharing over a decade’s worth of knowledge and answering questions to help you rock on. Cecil Sharp House (Primrose Hill), £14, book ahead, 4pm-5.30pm

OFF THE GRID: Take a journey through the underbelly of society at this immersive theatre production following the fates of siblings Connor and Kelly as their beliefs and survival are challenged by off the grid living. Half Moon Theatre (Limehouse), £7, book ahead, 4.30pm-5.30pm

GENDER ON THE AGENDA: The annual RCN Fellows lecture brings crucial questions on gender equality to the fore, looking at what has been achieved and what more is still to be done in health and beyond. Royal College of Nursing Library (Oxford Circus), free, book ahead, 5pm-7pm

Enjoy a night of game and wine

ON MARGATE SANDS: Artist Susie Hamilton launches her book, On Margate Sands, showcasing captivating works inspired by T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland. She’s in conversation with broadcaster and critic Charlotte Mullins to tell all about the works, her process and the poetic muse behind the pieces. Paul Stolper Gallery (Holborn), free, just turn up, 6pm-8pm

KEN SHUTTLEWORTH: Ken the Pen reflects on the role of drawing in architecture, sharing his ideas on practice and a forty year career spanning designing landmarks, his partnership at Foster+Partners and as the founder of award-winning studio Make. Sir John Soane’s Museum (Holborn), £10, book ahead, 7pm

GAME AND WINE: This game masterclass gives you the lowdown from field to fork by the specialists at Medstead Meats. After whetting your appetite with the know-how, enjoy a three-course dinner of meaty delights paired with wine. Wood House (Dulwich), £40, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

WESELE/WEDDING: Help the wedding go without a hitch at this participatory political comedy based on a Polish and English marriage, and keeping the international community together. It’s a production that’s funny and dark in equal measure. Applecart Arts (Upton), £10, book ahead, 7.15pm

THE RIDER: This is a cowboy film with a whole lot of heart, set in the stunning Badlands of South Dakota. Grab some popcorn and settle in for a showing that brings the traditional Western right up to date. Harris Academy (South Norwood), £5-£8.50, book ahead, 7.45pm-10.30pm

Good cause of the day

Enjoy comedy on 9 December at Playhouse Theatre from an all-star line up including Stewart Lee, Simon Amstell and Katherine Ryan to raise money for Help Refugees. Tickets can be booked in advance and funds will go towards improving the lives of refugees worldwide.

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