What we're reading
- A lovely listicle of London's damaged and vandalised artworks.
- Frances McDormand backs Grenfell billboards campaign after her Oscar win.
- Eel Pie Island resident and wind-up radio inventor, Trevor Baylis, has died.
- 30 secrets of Chiswick's mosaic house.
Things to do:
LIFESAVING PRINTING: Could 3D printing be used to save lives? Award-winning scientist Anna Plosjaksi gives a lunchtime talk about the future of 3D printing and how it could help in the areas of prosthetics and drug-delivery. Bring your sarnies. Wellcome Collection (Euston), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR: Bela Guttmann was the world's first celebrity football coach. He was also a Hungarian who narrowly escaped the Holocaust. Author David Bolchover, who wrote Guttmann's biography, is discussing his life, and the book, as part of Jewish Book Week. JW3 (North Finchley), £8, book ahead, 2.30pm
DR JOHNSON: Samuel Johnson, most famous for the dictionary he compiled, frequented the area around Fleet Street and the City of London. Follow in his footsteps on this guided tour. Meet outside Dr Johnson's House, £5/£4, just turn up, 3pm
RUDYARD KIPLING: Kipling is best known as the author of The Jungle Book, but his final fictional work on India was The Eyes Of Asia, a fictional collection of letters telling the story of four Indian soldiers in the first world war. Historian and author Charles Allen will discuss the work to mark its centenary. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 6pm-7.30pm
ITALIAN CINEMA: Italian film Rainbow: A Private Affair is being screened, preceded by an introduction by, and followed by a Q&A with, the film's director, Paolo Taviani. Set in Italy in summer 1943, it's the story of an elegant love triangle set against the backdrop of the anti-fascist movement. Ciné Lumière (South Kensington) £12, book ahead, 6.30pm
NEW COMEDY: We've enjoyed comedian Liam Williams' work in the past, so we're looking forward to seeing some of the new material he's trying out tonight. Other comedians joining him to trial their new work include Rob Carter, Phoebe Walsh and Arnab Chanda. The Vaults (Waterloo), £5, book ahead, 7pm
LOST BUILDINGS: Pymmes, Weir Hall, Bury Lodge & the Empire on the Hill won't mean much to most Londoners, but long-time Edmonton residents may remember them. Reminisce about these lost Edmonton buildings — or hear about them for the first time — at this local history talk. Forty Hall (Enfield), £5, book ahead, 7pm
FAKE NEWS: Can you spot fake news? Do your best Trump imitation at this fake news pub quiz (toupée optional) and see if you can weed out the fake news and conspiracy theories from the truth. A political psychologist and conspiracy theory expert will be on hand to guide you through. The Book Club (Shoreditch), £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
LIVE MUSIC: "Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles" reads the official description for Son of Town Hall's theatrical gig, and we're going to leave it at that, because what could be better? Cecil Sharp House (Camden), £12/£10, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
BRUK OUT: Jamaican Dancehall culture is the theme of this documentary film, which follows six women from all over the world as they battle to win a prestigious Dancehall competition. If you're tempted to have a go, a dance class follows the film screening. Harris Academy South Norwood, £8.50 (+£5 extra for the dance class, booked separately), book ahead, 7.45pm-10pm
Good cause of the day:
Tonight's the night that Stand Up For Shelter takes over Shepherd's Bush Empire, with the likes of Russell Kane, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi and Lolly Adefope doing their thing to make you laugh, all raising money to help homeless people. Have a look for any remaining tickets here.
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Fancy some Dim Sum fun? From making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels, William will show you everything you need to know to become a Dim Sum pro. William will also teach you the etiquette of Dim Sum - learn what to order and how to order, in Cantonese! Get tickets
Could you spent hours on end satiating your morbid curiosity by researching serial killers? Hey, you're not alone. Insight into the criminal psyche is a fascinating topic and one covered in this talk by retired police officer, Paul Harrison. You'll encounter the stories of three of the UK's worst serial killers, from their childhoods to their crimes. With over four decades of experience in the Criminal Justice system, join Paul to work through the facts, uncover the details, and get inside the heads of these killers to discover what truly motivates a murderer. Get tickets
Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour 'get started in archery' class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets
We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again. Get tickets