Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 28 February 2018

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EPPING FOREST: Today’s your last chance to clap eyes on this exhibition of painting and prints by Emily Ault on the theme of Epping Forest. The View (Chingford), free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

DISABLED AND LGBT: The challenges faced by young, disabled LGBT+ people are the topic of talks, workshops and discussions tonight, all based on recent research by Coventry University. British Academy, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm

FICTIONAL HEROES: This book club meets monthly to discuss books related to life in the British Army. Tonight, fictional heroes Flashman, Sharpe and Harvey are up for discussion. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm

SWEAT, TEARS AND TRIUMPH: At this sports and wellbeing science late you can have a go at cricket in the batting cage, get hands-on with real life animals and watch or wince as BMX riders perform stunts in the museum. Science Museum, free, just turn up, 6.45pm-10pm

THE OXFORD REVUE: This comedy troupe launched the careers of Monty Python, Katy Brand, Stewart Lee and Rowan Atkinson, so comedy fans would do well to catch tonight’s show, featuring current Revuers and prominent alumni. Leicester Square Theatre, £35, book ahead, 7pm

The Fabulations – not your usual church band

VINTAGE TEACUPS: Get creative at this workshop and fashion yourself a teacup candle using vintage teacups and soya wax. Pick the colour and decorations — ideal for a Mother’s Day gift, wedding table decoration — 0r just as a little pick-me-up for yourself. Creative Biscuit (South Woodford), £28, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

KATE HUMBLE: TV presenter Kate Humble talks gorillas, adventurer Richard Dunwoody discusses a 2000 mile trek and explorer Benedict Allen (who may or may not have got lost in the Papua New Guinea jungle last year) reveals all about that incident in this evening of adventures. The event raises money for the Wild Frontiers Foundation. Royal Geographical Society (Kensington Gore), £25, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

RETRO REVIVAL: Monthly craft night The Make Escape has a retro revival theme tonight. Think Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and ’50s chic as you make headbands, cocktail rings or collages. Alternatively, take the opportunity to learn how to knit or crochet. Hackney Attic, free, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm

THE FABULATIONS: Jazz and swing music isn’t what you usually expect to hear in church, but that’s exactly what you’ll get tonight when The Fabulations perform their floor-filling dance numbers. Cafe in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square), £15, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

PLACE TO BE: Four Writers. One Place. One New Play. See four young writers paint a portrait of a launderette, salon and gym with just their words. The Vaults, Waterloo, £11.50, book ahead, until 3 March

Good cause of the day:

Itching to get your walking boots on? Sign up for Eye To Eye, a sponsored walk between Moorfields Eye Hospital and the London Eye. Choose between a four or 14 mile route and fundraise for research into eye disorders. £12/£18 plus £100 sponsorship, book ahead, 4 March

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing…

Learn about London’s debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London’s unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. 
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Camden’s known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it?

Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You”ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. 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

Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town – following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets

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