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Things To Do In London: Thursday 14 April 2016

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Grab your own chunk of punk today (see below). Image: Chris Dorley-brown

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Things to do today:

A CHUNK OF PUNK: This punk photography exhibition rips open the anarchy archives at Barbican Library. Images from Rockarchive founder, Jill Furmanovsky, include the Sex Pistols, The Clash and Buzzcocks. Free, just turn up, 9.30am-5.30pm

ROYAL FESTIVAL TOUR: Take a behind the scenes view of life at the Royal Festival Hall. You'll have access to restricted areas of this historic building and feel like you're performing on the world-famous stage. £8.50/£7.50, prebook, 2pm

MAGNETIC SOUTH: London South bank University's festival of music and arts invites you to explore not just the creative talent of their students but also of some of the city's finest artists, including those working in dance, live music and poetry. £7/£5, prebook, 5pm

COFFEE NIGHT: If you're mourning the passing of the London Coffee Festival, don't worry — tonight's Coffee Night is a chance to rejoice in all things Joe once more. Various London venues are hosting events from cocktail and movie nights to latte art classes — all in aid of drinking water charity, Project Waterfall. Check their website for a full list, just turn up, from 5pm

Discover the night sky's secrets tonight. Image: James

THE INVISIBLE NIGHT SKY: Stars, planets, galaxies — what we can see is only part of what the night sky holds. There's more up there than visible light, as astrophysicist Jen Gupta reveals at this Royal Institution lecture. £14/£10, prebook, 6pm

WRITING FANTASY: Author Cherry Potts reads from her newest novel The Dowery Blade at Brompton Library. It's a short walk from London Book Fair, so pop in to continue the book-related loveliness on your way home. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

GET QUIZZICAL: Get competitive in aid of Breast Cancer Now at The Water Poet's Big Boozy Pub Quiz. Grab your team (especially creative types and those with knowledge of beer brands) and get winning those prizes. £20 (per team of six), just turn up, 7.15pm

GROWING FOR WILDLIFE: Join Anne Luder at Fellowship House to learn how to garden for the benefit of wildlife. What do you grow? And how do you design it all so small creatures feel at home? £3, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Ride the funniest form of transport at Laugh Train Home in Battersea's The Four Thieves. Tonight get your giggles with Keith Farnham and Sarah Callaghan. Your ticket even entitles you to £7 pizza. £6, prebook, 8.15pm


Good cause of the day

Fill your foodie boots for a good cause at this three-course supper club. Supporting the Brain Injury Association, Headway Eats is a tasty chance to tuck into a hearty dishes, cooked by Headway members. 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