Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 11 June 2019

No need to use your hands at this restaurant

Things to do

ORIGINS FESTIVAL: Indigenous artists and cultures are celebrated at Origins Festival, a week of art, performance and debate. Things begin today with a Kopi workshop — discover how to make an Indigenous Australian mourning cap, learning about traditional mourning rituals as you do so. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), various prices, book ahead, 11-16 June

JEWISH ARCHITECTURE: Hop on board a vintage Routemaster for a Jewish architecture tour, beginning in Angel and finishing at the Jewish Museum in Camden. Along the way, see buildings designed by prominent Jewish architects, including Ernö Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower and Richard Seifert’s Centre Point. Angel, £28/£23, book ahead, 10am-1pm

An architecture tour on a vintage Routemaster bus

SMALL ISLAND: Director Rufus Norris and adapter Helen Edmundson reflect on their new National Theatre production of Small Island, in a discussion chaired by Brenda Emmanus. The play looks at the interconnected history of the UK and Jamaica through three individual stories. National Theatre, £7, book ahead, 6pm

CHARITY CONCERT: Rita Ora and George the Poet are among the performers at tonight’s Sentebale Audi Concert. The show is a celebration of African and Western culture, and raises money for The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso’s Sentebale project, supporting young people affected by HIV. Hampton Court Palace, £65-£85, book ahead, 6.30pm

TRIQUIZARD TOURNAMENT: Swot up on your Harry Potter trivia for the TriQuizard Tournament, an entirely unofficial quiz night about the boy wizard and his chums. There are seven rounds of questions, and themed cocktails are available at the bar. The Other Palace (Victoria) £35 for a table up to five people, book ahead, 7pm

Hear about National Theatre production Small Island

HANDS OFF: Tuck into a set tasting menu from Feng Sushi… without using your hands. Staff are on hand to feed you, and offer you drinks through a straw, inspired by a Bangkok tradition where guests are served by the hosts. Proceeds go to the Mary’s Meals charity, which gives free meals to hungry school children. 71 Blandford Street (Marylebone), £20, book ahead, 7pm (until Friday)

ALL ABOUT EVE: Watch 1950 film All About Eve, as part of Deptford Cinema’s Cinematic Obsessions Season. The highly regarded movie stars Bette Davis as an ageing Broadway star whose career and personal relationships are threatened by a younger star. Deptford Cinema, £6/£4.50, book ahead, 7pm

TRAVEL WRITING: Learn the tips and tricks of the travel writing industry from Jonathan Lorie, who has 20 years of experience and has just written a book on the topic. He shares tips he gathered from travel writers, editors and publishers. Stanfords (Covent Garden), £4, book ahead, 7pm-8.15pm

Romeo and Juliet screened live in Trafalgar Square and other venues

ROYAL BALLET LIVE: The Royal Opera House screens the Royal Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet live from the stage to several large screens around the country today. The main venue is Trafalgar Square (free), but it can also be seen at Wembley Park (free), or if it’s raining, head for the cover of Barbican Cinema (£21.50).  Screening from 7.30pm.

COMEDY DOUBLE BILL: Simon Brodkin — better-known as his comedy alter-ego Lee Nelson — and Adam Hess both preview new material from their upcoming Edinburgh shows in this comedy double bill. Upper Norwood Library Hub, £10.68-£13.34, book ahead, 7.30pm

PAINT MONET: Pick up a paintbrush and have a go at recreating Monet’s Tulips painting. Master his impressionistic brushstrokes and use of light and colour under the guidance of a tutor, and take your masterpiece home with you. The Tabard (Chiswick), £26.99, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm

Tube ponderings with Barry Heck

Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.

My roundel of the week, as a somewhat tardy tribute to her majesty’s 93rd birthday, is this cheeky number, painted a few years back on Great Eastern Street. Many roundel returns, Ma’am. Follow Barry on Twitter @HeckTube.

Good cause of the day

Interested in conservation? Book ahead for this conference about London’s plane trees in July. It’s chaired by Londonist Editor at Large Matt Brown, and has several experts talking about what can be done to protect London’s landscape and save it for future generations. Find out more and book tickets.

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2019-06-10 15:45:09 – Source: londonist.com