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It’s #MuseumWeek all this week on Twitter, where museums give followers an insight into what goes on behind the scenes. And here’s our contribution to this illustrious occasion: the 10 rudest museum exhibits in London.
Things To Do
NEW ART: The two branches of Lisson Gallery, both on Bell Street in Marylebone, both open a new exhibition today. Anish Kapoor (the sculptor responsible for the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park) makes his return to painting. Lee Ufan presents four large scale paintings, utilising paint mixed with finely crushed stone. Both until 9 May
NATIONAL CIRCUS: At time of writing, there are a few tickets left to tonight’s performance of Air/Water at National Centre for Circus Arts in Shoreditch (all other shows have sold out). The show is put on by final year Circus Arts BA Hons students. £7/£5, prebook, 5.30pm
EXTREME SCIENCE: Head to the British Library for a discussion with Director of the British Antarctic Survey Professor Jane Francis and other experts about scientists working in extreme environments — is the knowledge that we get from these research programmes worth the human and financial cost? £7, prebook, 6pm
PUB CRAWL: Today is Lady Day — the start of a new year in ancient times. Celebrate with a guided walk and pub crawl through Fleet Valley and Smithfields, covering topics such as bishops, butchery, bedpans and beer. Adults only. £15, prebook, 6.30pm
SCIENCE LATE: Science Museum stays open late for the monthly adults only event. As well as the usual workshops, talks and performances, there’s a special genetics event along the topic of King Richard III. Free, from 6.45pm
MADE IN BRITAIN?: The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) hosts a talk about the future of UK manufacturing led by a panel of experts. Speakers include Will Butler-Adams OBE, Managing Director of London-based Brompton Bicycle. £10, prebook, 7pm
COMEDY: There’s sketch comedy at Islington’s Wenlock and Essex from two members of The Beta Males, in non-Beta Males mode, and Lydia King. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm
LAID BARE: The Ritzy in Brixton hosts Laid Bare, a live music night hosted by local musician, Rami Radi, presenting the best musicians, singers and poets South London has to offer. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm
Good Cause of the Day
From today until Friday, the newly formed Band Of Others theatre company performs The Importance of Being Earnest, in aid of the charity Action on Addiction, at London Oratory School in Fulham. Get your tickets here.
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