Speed dating london 18th feb
One for literature students and gothic fans everywhere.
Hampstead Theatre, £10/£8, book ahead, 12.45pm KILLER CARNIVORES: While more of us turn to a plant-based diet, much of the animal kingdom remains firmly carnivorous.
This year's theme is Thailand and at weekends you can tuck into authentic Thai street food in front of live music from Thai musicians at 1pm and 3pm.
Kew Gardens, £16/£4, book ahead, until 11 March ITALIAN VEGAN COOKERY CLASS: Vegan diets can be restrictive if you aren't armed with a book full of animal-free recipes.
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Join us for a relaxed night out, meeting new people offline at 49 Old St.
Proud Camden, £5, book ahead, 7pm THE DROVES: Unsettling dilemmas, mushroom forests and at least one gorilla await you at the door of this immersive show, where you'll meet a secret community of children living deep beneath a derelict carpet factory. COLAB Factory (London Bridge), £15-£30, book ahead, until 25 February CHINESE NEW YEAR: If you're in the West End today, expect to see dragons, lions and one heck of a party as London celebrates Chinese New Year.
But don't get your whisk in a twist just get down to Blackheath Farmer's Market to get flipping pancakes in aid of St Thomas' and Farms for City Children charities.
Blackheath Farmers Market, Blackheath Station car park, £2, just turn up, 11am-1pm A WALK THROUGH HIGHGATE: Wander through Waterlow Park, say hi to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery and visit other historic points of interest on this Footprints of London tour.
Enjoy a cookery masterclass, doggy speed dating and treat your furry pal to a two course meal, £15 of which is donated to the Dogs Trust. M Victoria Street (Victoria), £35, book ahead, noon-2pm FRANKENSTEIN AT 200: The lumbering square-headed monster has long captured our imaginations, from the chilling classics of Walpole to more modern reincarnations.
This talk from novelist Kate Mosse illustrates why the novel is as powerful today as it was back in 1818.
Dig out your Hush Puppies and spend your weekend bowling to the tune of Garage Rock, Northern Soul and Mod Revival with music from the likes of The Kinks, Small Faces, Skatalites and The Jam.