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Things To Do In London This Weekend: 4-5 March 2017

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40 Years of 2000 AD. © Rebellion A/S ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Dredd artwork by Ron Smith, Halo Jones by Ian Gibson

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CRAZY COFFINS: You don't have to be buried in a normal coffin, you know. Company Crazy Coffins does them shaped like skips and aeroplanes. The only limit is the customer's imagination. Southbank Centre hosts an exhibition that shows a creative approach to a final resting space. Southbank Centre, free, just turn up, until 5 March

THE GOOD LIFE: We live in a consumerist society — something The Good Life intends to investigate through talks, art and film screenings. Market Peckham, free, just turn up, 10am-7pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday

CARTOONS: Future Shock: 40 Years of 2000 AD remembers one of Britain's publishing phenomenons. 2000 AD's iconic characters, including Judge Dredd, have had a lasting impact on popular culture. See 80 pages of original artwork displayed from each decade of the comic. Cartoon Museum, £7/ £5/ £3, just turn up, until 23 April

SUFFRAGETTE WALKS: Head to either the East End on Saturday or Westminster on Sunday to discover the real lives of the women who fought for their voting rights. Bow Road or St James's Park tube station, £10, book ahead, 11am

PECKHAM SALVAGE YARD: This is south London's go-to destination for vintage gems, featuring over 50 hand-picked traders. Copeland Gallery, free, just turn up, 11am-6pm

SAD FILMS: SadFest is determined to make you cry. Bring along a hanky as Genesis cinema screens the most tear-jerking films known to man, along with some poetry and speakers. Genesis Cinema, £40/£16/£10, book ahead, 2pm-10pm Saturday and 2pm-8.30pm Sunday

Crazy Coffins at Southbank Centre

Saturday 4 March

WANDER TOOTING: Join Saira for a wander around Tooting. Visit Tooting Markets and the historic Streatham Cemetery before ending up at the Sewing Machine Museum. Tooting Broadway station, suggested £4 donation, just turn up, noon

REFASHIONING DENIM: London Fashion Week is inspiring, but for the everyday consumer, most of what's on show just isn't affordable. This workshop teaches you how to work your denim into something completely unique. Barnardo's Shop Brixton, free, book ahead, noon-3pm

MINIATURE LIVES: Discover how scientists study miniature insects, barely visible to the naked eye. Natural History Museum, free, just turn up, 12.30pm-1pm, 2.30pm-3pm

SCIENCE IN THE WORLD WARS: Beginning with the dawn of chemical warfare, this walking tour covers a first world war story involving a circus act and ends in the world of scientific intelligence. No place for kings, queens and bishops here. Meet at Atterbury Street. £12, book ahead, 2.30pm

FILM Q&A: Award-winning auteur director Kelly Reichardt presents her latest film Certain Women, followed by a Q&A. Picturehouse Central. £16/£14/£7, book ahead, 6pm

NOT THIS HEAT: Legendary 1970s experimental rock group This Heat are (sort of) reforming with a star-studded cast of guests. Times and tastes have changed over the past 40 years, so be aware This Is Not This Heat as you remember them. Barbican Centre, £25/£17.50/£15, book ahead, 7.30pm

MAGNETIC FIELDS: Dance along to the indie-pop tunes of The Magnetic Fields, the day after the release of their latest album, 50 Song Memoir. The DJ for the night is Bill Botting of Allo Darlin' so you can send all your Magnetic Fields based requests to him. The Montague Arms, £6/£4, book ahead, 9pm-1.30am

Beyoncé Baby Shower at Book Club

Sunday 5 March

LEARNING DINOSAURS: Did dinosaurs eat their own families? Why did the Allosaurus headbutt its prey to death? Was every Tyrannosaur a fearsome carnivore? These are but a few of the questions Ben Garrod answers at So You Think You Know Dinosaurs? Royal Geographical Society, £22.50/£16.40, book ahead, 11am & 2.30pm

SWISH AND STYLE: Tired of your old wardrobe, but don't have the cash to change things up? Swap your old clothes in at Swish and Style, and leave with a whole new outfit. Artsdepot in North Finchley, free, just turn up, 12.30pm-3pm

INDONESIAN GAMELAN: Listen to traditional Indonesian Gamelan music, for a moment of quiet reflection. Southbank Centre, free, book ahead, 1pm

CHILDHOOD PLAY: See two short films that cover the topic of children playing. They mirror each other nicely as On The Mountain takes place in the city, while Ah Liberty shows a family growing up in the countryside outside society. The Foundling Museum, free with museum admission, just turn up, 2pm

SELF PORTRAIT: How Do You See Yourself? That's the fundamental question behind every self portrait and this class led by Ewelina Kolaczek, poses that question through an exploration of gender identity. Suitable for ages 6+, but children must be accompanied by an adult. JW3, £4/£6, book ahead, 2pm

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY: Cosy up in The Crypt in Dalston for Acoustic Sunday. Things kick off with an open mic session, before whittling through a selection of east London's finest acoustic musicians. The Crypt, free, just turn up, 2.30pm-8pm

BEYONCÉ BABY SHOWER: The Book Club is throwing Beyoncé a baby shower (although there's currently no word on whether queen B will attend herself...). There will be flowers galore, themed cocktails, and a chance to recreate THAT Instagram pose. The Book Club, £4, book ahead, 4pm-10pm

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LDN Talks @ Night | The Science of Psychedelics
Scientific research is resuming on how psychedelics affect the weirder aspects of human consciousness. This talk from Dr David Luke engages in current study into pyschedelics and their historical use in shamanic rituals. Be prepared, you might leave with more questions than answers. Get tickets

Talk: Neuroscience of Powerful Habits
Every January you do the same thing. You make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, be thriftier, quit smoking or possibly even to start exercising. Yet how many of us find ourselves in the exact spot we started in once the month is up? This talk by Dr Gabija Toleikyte, explains why the brain resists changing habits of a lifetime. She'll also explain how to create long lasting change, by working with your brain rather than against it. Get tickets

LDN Talks@Night |Insights of a War Crime Investigator
What would you say face-to-face to Saddam Hussein? How would you feel digging up the mass graves of Kosovo? Jonathan Tait-Harris will share experiences from his jobs as a policeman, soldier, war-crimes investigator and adviser to UK and Iraqi governments. £10 Get tickets