Things To Do Today In London: Friday 2 March 2018

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JEWELLERY FAIR: Professionals jewellers, silversmiths and makers are exhibiting their wares at this three day jewellery fair, which focuses on unique, British-made products. Kensington Town Hall, £6, just turn up, 2-4 March

ENFIELD PAINTINGS: Last couple of days to see this exhibition of paintings by local Enfield artist Barry Maltz. His watercolour and acrylic paintings depict local Enfield scenes, as well as subjects from his travels abroad. Dugdale Centre (Enfield), free, just turn up, until 3 March

CERAMICS MARKET: There will be odd-shaped plant pots covered in funky patterns and weird art your grandmother probably wouldn't get but that's part of the fun of this ceramics market, showcasing the creative endeavours of more than 60 innovative ceramicists, and DIY potters. Abney Hall (Hackney), free, just turn up, 2-3 March

EVE IN KHAKI: The roles that women played during both world wars is the topic of this talk by Professor Lucy Noakes. Although there was need for female labour, there was also resistance by those concerned for the patriarchy. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 11.30am-12.30pm

Last chance to catch Enfield artist Barry Maltz's local work

DIPPER MALKIN: Slack off your soggy sarnies and head to Southbank Centre for a free lunchtime concert. Today's the turn of folk music duo Dipper Malkin. Southbank Centre, free, just turn up, 1pm

FEMINIST BOOK CLUB: You've probably heard of 'mansplaining', and tonight, the book that helped to popularise the term is being discussed. Head to Tottenham Court Road for a debate about Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things To Me — it's bound to get heated (which is useful in this cold weather). Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, free, book ahead, 7pm

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE: Not to get too deep on a Friday night, but biochemist Nick Lane is discussing how life on earth originated. The Royal Institution, £16/£10, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

SWING TIME: Grammy nominated American pianist, vocalist, songwriter and Judy Carmichael performs the music of Fats Waller, with an evening of gems from the Great American Songbook. Watermans (Brentford), £15/£14, book ahead, 8.30pm

SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES: Nostalgic for the summer of 1967 or wish you were old enough to be? Let the Zoots take you back with their covers of 1960s tunes, from The Beatles to the Beach Boys. The Tropic, Ruislip Social Club, £14, book ahead, 8.30pm-10.30pm

Good cause of the day:

Got a head for heights? Sign up to abseil down the side of St Thomas' Hospital, and get views of the London Eye, Big Ben and other landmarks while you raise money for an excellent cause. £30 plus £150 sponsorship, book ahead, 11 May

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

A Secret London Tour

How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Lost London Walking Tour

London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

Hidden London Tour

Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets

Forgotten Old London

Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets