Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 22 August 2017


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MONK PAINTING:These 23 paintings represent the remarkable transformation of Master Dahan’s art after he became a monk in 2002. Shaken by the spirit of Buddha, his enlightenment shines through to his work. Mall Galleries, free, just turn up,10am-5pm, until 26 August

ROCK N’ ROLL: Take a walk on the wild side through Camden’s long and colourful rock n’ roll history. All the greats have lived, drank and performed in Camden Town — discover the famous and infamous sights on this tour of the area. 184 Camden High Street, £10, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

SENSE SAFARI: Us humans might not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down prey or making us aware of hungry predators, but our noses are on ‘alert’ all the time. This seasonal walkshop will teach you how to discern the smells and scents of Greenwich. Greenwich station, £20, book ahead, 6.15pm-8pm

KISS KISS, BANG BANG:Award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley and Telegraph crime and thriller critic Jake Kerridge explore the history of British thrillers — from the austere 1950s to the boom of the early 1970s. Your ticket includes wine, too. Waterstones Gower Street, £6, book ahead,6.30pm

MOSTLY HARMLESS QUIZ:Get together eight of your sci-fi and fantasy friends with an out-of-this-world team name and test your knowledge of the works, worlds and film adaptions of Terry Pratchett, Margaret Atwood and Douglas Adams. Tickets include a free Pan Galactic Gargleblaster Cocktail. The Reliance (Shoreditch), £10/£12, book ahead,<6.30pm

A kaleidoscope of London’s finest circus and physical performers

MUSIC AND FILMS: Music enhances the immersive atmosphere of films, but how do films influence music? Can they shape an album or create a concept? Film4 Summer Screen is taking a look at the relationship between cinema and music from the perspective of artists who draw on the world of film for inspiration. Somerset House (Covent Garden), £10, book ahead, 7pm-8pm

GONE NOT FORGOTTEN:The story of the often overlooked, long-suffering wife of Oscar Wilde — a feminist, writer and mother of two children — comes alive in this one-woman play about the life of Constance Lloyd. Part of the Camden Fringe. Cecil Sharp House (Primrose Hill), £9, book ahead,7.30pm (repeated tomorrow)

PAUL’S BACK: And he’s serving up his trademark mix of surreal one liners, flights of fancy and other words, in a show that has been described as full of “daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions”. Part of the Camden Fringe. The Bill Murray Pub, £5, book ahead, 8pm

CRASH: A kaleidoscope of London’s finest circus and physical performers, this jaw-dropping show includes everything from aerial dance, acrobatics and fire performance. Part of the Camden Fringe.Cockpit Theatre (Marylebone), £20, book ahead, 9pm-10pm

JAZZ & POP: The Wave, a shifting collective of multi-talented musicians, performs the best in inflected funk and soul covers of popular hits. A great chance to hear familiar tunes with a new groove. 100 Wardour Street, free entry, book a table, 9pm-11pm

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Art review: hands on art

Creating art is a performance by itself, and Pauline Amos is definitely an artist to watch at work, creating her massive abstract works, slathering paint on with her hands. Previous works hang from ceiling as ‘corpses’ of past projects and there’s a sound piece playing that Amos played a part in composing. It all ends with a live free performance in the gallery on the 23 August. It’s a great example of making art more engaging. Pity the Meat: Pauline Amos at StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborn Street, E1 6TD. Until 24 August, free. ★★★★☆ (Tuesday-Sunday)

Food review: Big Mac revisited

High-quality, high-quantity meat might be something you’d associate with Hawksmoor — affordable usually wouldn’t be. But for now, a daytime visit and £20 gets you the Big Matt meal: chef Matt Brown’s double-decker riff on the Big Mac, dripping fries and a tankard of Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew. The burger’s got a lot of signature Hawksmoor moves — hefty but balanced, perfectly-cooked meat, perfectly gloopy burger sauce. The Big Mac’s thin, floppy patties have been swapped out for two thick slabs, the processed burger cheese for Red Leicester. The bread’s a bit unforgiving, and a less toasted, more supple bun wouldn’t go amiss. But that’s a small quibble with a thoroughly impressive burger. Fries are Hawksmoor classics — fluffy inside, crunchy outside — and the Shaky Pete’s a frosty mug of gin, ginger beer, London Pride, lemon and ice chips: fiery and refreshing at the same time. Hawksmoor Air Street, 5 Air Street, W1J 0AD. The Big Matt meal is £20 a head, available at all Hawksmoor restaurants, Monday – Saturday from 12-6 pm until the end of September. ★★★★☆ Lydia Manch

Theatre review: sweated labour

You may never see a cast work harder than in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. Luke Sheppard’s relentlessly energetic production throws everything — including the kitchen sink trundled on and off by the actors — at Sue Townsend’s 1981 tale of the geeky Leicester teen discovering girls, politics, and poetry on the BBC.  A terrific set crammed with vintage props makes it uber-clear that we’re pinned to the period.  If you loved the book, or ’80s hair and lycra, you’ll love this show with its top score and pithy lyrics from young composers Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger.  If you weren’t a Mole fan, stick to Harry Potter. Read more. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾: The Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU.  £45-53 until 9 September. [Tuesday-Sunday]★★★★☆ Johnny Fox

Good cause for the day

GIVE A HOME: Thousands of artists across the world are playing gigs in people’s living rooms next month in support of Amnesty International. Rudimental and Kate Tempest are amongst those playing in London, and you can apply here to be in with a chance of winning tickets. Various locations, 20 September

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