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TYPOGRAPHY: Award-winning typographer and book designer Gerald (Jerry) Cinamon presents his work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, from his early days at Penguin to his present productions. Free, just turn up, until 6 October
LUCID: Impressive work at Clerkenwell Gallery, as various artists examine dream-like states, fragmented memories and senses of self for the Lucid exhibition. Free, just turn up, until 14 Sept
EXHIBITIONS: A few fantastic London exhibitions are enjoying their final day this Sunday. Extinction and Sebastião Salgado at the Natural History Museum, Alien Revolution at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Vermeer and Music at The National Gallery, and Creative Connections at the National Portrait Gallery. Until 8 September
SUNFLOWERS: Get some sun in your life today with The Flora Field of Sunflowers — a pop-up sunflower field at Potters Field Park on London’s Southbank, in front of Tower Bridge. Pop by to get your own sunflower. Free, just turn up, 10am-4.30pm
REMEMBERING THE WINDMILL: Although the Windmill Theatre closed nearly 50 years ago, it is still held with much affection. This talk at Guildhall Library about the venue will be illustrated with colour photographs from 1940. £5, prebook, 6pm
CHILDREN’S BOOKS: Fabulous children’s authors and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve launch Oliver and the Seawigs at Daunt Books Marylebone. Free, prebook, 6.30pm
LONDON HISTORY: Tonight’s the monthly meetup for anyone interested in London’s history. The functionally named London Historians group can be found upstairs at the Windsor Castle, Victoria, and welcome absolutely anyone who knows their John Stows from their John Snows. Free, just turn up, 6.30 till closing
KEATS: Sir Andrew Motion, Jo Shapcott and Sam Guglani discuss poetry and medicine in Keats’s work, at Keats House. £5, prebook, 7pm
DRUGS: This month’s Salon event looks at the science and culture of drugs, including narcotics, medicines and legal highs. Speakers include David Nutt, Barbara Sahakian and Leonie Sooke. The event takes place at Adam St Members Club. £12 (or £30 for a 3-part series that also includes ‘sex’ and ‘rock and roll’), prebook, 7pm
APPRECIATE: Action for Happiness Hackney are a group who meet up once a month at The Britannia by Victoria Park to discuss the good, the great and the even better. This session looks at ‘appreciating’ and will include talks, activities and discussions. We hope they appreciate this plug. Free, just turn up, 7-9pm
WHIRLYGIG: The rather excellently named Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight is a monthly short film night, tonight showcasing the work of three emerging filmmakers. £5/£4, prebook for cheaper tickets, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Tickled Pig at the Canal Cafe Theatre is a comedy night that promises Percy Pigs sweets, which is a kind of bribery we wholeheartedly condone. Nish Kumar tops the bill tonight, and you can also see Alfie Brown, Amy Hoggart, Matt Rees, Fin Taylor, Sam Chaplin, Robbie Ormrod and Dom Tabone. £9.50/£8.50, prebook, 7.30pm
FILM QUIZ: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat is a monthly film quiz night at the Boogaloo in Highgate. Pop along to test your knowledge of movie snakes and Robert Downey Jr. £3.50, just turn up, 7.30pm
POP-UP CINEMA: Watch 80′s teen horror The Lost Boys, in Coram Secret Garden (a former home for lost boys and girls)) with Nomad Cinema. £16.50, prebook, 8pm (although doors open at 6.30pm)
Good Cause of the Day
If you don’t already have plans this Friday, then why not join in with an end-of-summer BBQ feast at Camley Street nature reserve in King’s Cross? Bonnie Gull seafood shack will set up various food stations at this canal-side location, inviting guests to tuck in to a special seafood-inspired menu in an urban location. All profits raised will go towards the London Wildlife Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces. £50 (includes all food and a welcome cocktail), prebook, Friday 6 September at 7pm
London Connection Puzzle
Yesterday’s clue-word was PARAGON. Today’s is CREST. Spotted the London connection yet? Two people — amazingly — emailed in with the correct answer from just the first clue…so we already have a winner. Clue 3 tomorrow.
From Londonist’s Archive
Have you met Stik yet? We first documented his work in 2010, as part of a London Street Art Guide. Most Londoners are now acquainted with this fellow who seems to frequent shutters, garages and walls around East London.
London Weather by Inclement Attlee
The clouds give way to a bright sunny day. Temperatures will peak around 27°C — that’s 48°C if you’re standing in front of the Walkie-Talkie. Expect about 3cm3 of sweat — or 7cm3 if you work in a crumbling Shoreditch warehouse conversion with no air-con and three flights of stairs.