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Things to Do Today: Monday 4 April 2016

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Discover the science secrets of water today (see below). Image: Mark Ramsey

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Things to do today:

DRAWING WORKSHOP: Get creating characters with artist Amy Brown at the Museum of Childhood. Kids between 5-12 can get stuck into making their own moving drawings inspired by the museum's Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition. Free, just turn up, 10.30am/12pm/2pm/3.30pm

JUST ADD WATER:  Explore the exciting properties of water in this demonstration lecture at The Royal Institution. Join Dr Peter Wothers as he reveals the surprising elements of this substance you thought you knew. Why can't you boil an egg on Mount Everest? How can water start a fire? £14/£10, prebook, 2.30pm/6pm

AMERICAN BINGO: Grab your gran for a new type of bingo experience. Raise Your Hands is a night packed with entertainers, comedians, prizes and balls. It's even supposedly easier to win as it's 75 ball bingo US-style. Free entry (£5 per bingo game), prebook guest list, 7pm

FUTURE OF CRIME: In the last week of the Museum of London's The Crime Museum Uncovered, take a look at what's next for the unique collection while meeting all three of the exhibition's curators. Admission includes an after-hours visit to the exhibition and a Q&A with the experts. £35, prebook, 7pm

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: BBC Concert Orchestra chart the emotional world of Shakespeare at this Barbican concert — a combination of music from films based on the Bard's work, plus readings from his poetry and plays. £8-£34, prebook, 7.30pm

Salute the pasty's progress today, a lot like these only giant. Image: ChrisGoldNY

CEREMONY OF THE PASTY: Join the London leg of this pasty procession that starts in Cornwall. Head to Battersea Arts Centre as a live band welcomes the giant pastry from Tamar, as a celebration of the new bedrooms being created for artists developing new shows at the centre. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

FOLK ON MONDAY: Get your folk fix this Monday at Green Note, Camden. Rob Harbron and Emma Reid are both highly regarded artists, with roots in English traditional music. Hear their talents at this intimate gig. £13.20, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: The Good Ship Comedy Club brings the lols to Kilburn tonight with Brendon Burns, Archie Maddocks and Stephen Bailey inciting hilarity, all for a bargain price. £4.40, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Fill your foodie boots for a good cause at this Headway supper club. Supporting the Brain Injury Association, Headway Eats is a tasty chance to tuck into a hearty three courses cooked by members of Headway East. There'll be evening entertainment and a chance to find out more about the charity's amazing work with brain injury survivors. £16.93, prebook, 6.30pm, 14 April 2016