Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 March 2018

Bruk Out! is screened in South Norwood

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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

Hear about the lost buildings of Edmonton at Forty Hall

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…

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

Beer, bragging rights and buddies. That’s what Ping Pong Socials are all about – well, and showing off your whiff whaff skills. The event is crafted to serve both serious table tennis players with lots of challenges and tournaments, as well as social players, with plenty of tailor made games for singles, couples, colleagues and friends. Who’s up for a game? Get tickets

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

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

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2018-03-06 15:45:07 – Source: londonist.com