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Things To Do In London: Monday 25 April 2016

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Creativeworks London Festival, a day-long free event happening this Friday at King's College London. Scroll down to find out more about the event and how to book tickets.

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Things to do today:  

MANGA: Opening today, catch manga-inspired exhibition, Marching On The Butterbur Leaf by Yoshitomo Nara, outside the Hayward Gallery. It's the first in a series of large-scale commissions by international artists that will be seen by the thousands of people crossing Waterloo Bridge daily. Free, just turn up, 10am-10pm, until 30 June 2016

TRANSPORT POSTERS: Literary London is a recurring theme in the city's transport posters, from the early 20th century to the present day. Explore the way designers have engaged literary themes in their work for TfL posters, at London Transport Museum. £17/£14.50 (museum entry), just turn up, 10am-6pm

BRUISËD HELMET: The Wallace Collection welcomes lecturer, Tobias Capwell, discussing The Funerary Helm of King Henry V at Westminster Abbey. At his 1422 funeral, he was accompanied by the king's shield, saddle, sword and helm — discover the significance and history of these at this fascinating lecture. Free, just turn up, 1pm

Heat things up with some chilli. Image: Barrio

CHILLI AND TEQUILA: For a fiery masterclass, make for Barrio Soho this Monday and taste some tongue-tingling flavours. You'll be welcomed with a spicy cocktail and then sample some chilli-centric canapés from Head Chef, Heath McDonald. £15.75, prebook, 6.30pm

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Mingle with the capital's leading minds and creatives at King's College London this Friday

Join this free day-long festival on the Strand. The Creativeworks London Festival: Innovation, Collaboration, Exchange celebrates four years of bringing London’s brilliant academics together with its most creative minds and organisations.

The packed programme features an eclectic mix: from a Superpiano to a Pan African cinema archive to wearable tech hoping to transform the way we use money. Across 11 spaces within King's College London including the Great Hall, Anatomy Museum and Chapel, discover digital installations, music and spoken word performances, exhibitions, debates, expert panels, networking and interactive workshops from Creativeworks London network of researchers, thought-leaders, artists and creatives.

All sessions are free but booking is required.

Money No Object. Photo by Jonathan Rowley

Creativeworks London Festival takes place on 29 April from 10am-9pm at King's College London, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS. All events are free but need to be booked in advance — check the website for programme and how to book a session.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Creativeworks London Festival


CATHEDRALS: Uncover stories of some of England's 42 cathedrals — one of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Join Janet Gough, C.o.F Director Of Cathedrals as she shares their histories, treasure and photographs at the V&A. £15, prebook, 7pm

UKULELE HOOTENANY: Grab your uke (or rent one there for free) and let your inner George Formby burst out. Beginners and the uke-curious welcome at the Queen Of Hoxton. Free (£20 deposit to rent a ukulele), just turn up, 7pm

MUSO: Night has fallen and you're alone in the Grant Museum of Zoology... or are you? As bats stir and pickled moles uncurl, music group Impropera sneaks in too, ready to spontaneously compose and sing music based on your discoveries on this after-hours museum tour. £12, prebook, 7pm

UDDERBELLY: For funny stuff to heighten the senses, head to Comedy In The Dark — yep, that's just what it is — comedians taking to the stage in total darkness. Tonight hear Joey Page, Jen Brister, Jim Smallman and more as part of Udderbelly Festival. £12.50, prebook, 7.30pm


Good cause of the day

Grab your glad rags and hop to Paper Dress Vintage for tonight's fundraiser in aid of the Oasis Homeless Project. The evening will be jammed with artists including John Kearns, Lucy Hopkins, Marny Godden, Spencer Jones and loads more, plus improv troupe, The Matthew Kelly Players. Free entry, just turn up, 7pm, 25 April 2016