What we're reading
- What's going on with West Ham's fans — and what's likely to happen next?
- The number of passengers on the tube continues to drop, with fare income expected to fall by £89m.
- The existing railway network has been connected up with new Crossrail tunnels.
Things to do:
IRISH FOOD: Get all the culinary inspiration you need to cook up a St Patrick's Day feast at Borough Market. There will be cooking demonstrations showcasing the best Northern Irish delicacies. Borough Market, free entry, just turn up, until 17 March
BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Sadly, this is the last ever Drinker Festival as the venue is closing, so take the opportunity to drown your sorrows. Sup 150 real ales (all from London breweries) as well as imported beers ciders and perries, English wine and mead. Plus, there's a Tombola, charity book sale and pub quiz. Camden Centre (King's Cross), £4, pay on the door, various times, until 16 March
DYSPLA INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL: Dyslexic filmmakers have been hard at work creating this trippy-sounding installation, in which their films are played simultaneously, "projected onto smoke" which the audience listens to through a radio transmitter. The Crypt Gallery, £5, book ahead, various times, 14-18 March
MIDDLESEX STEM FESTIVAL: Make sure you're doing something geeky for British Science Week, like feeding Venus flytraps, playing Super Mario, or engaging in "semi-automated human-mediated semantic knowledge extraction to help fight against crime". Do all three at Middlesex Stem Festival. Middlesex University (Hendon), free, just turn up, 5pm-7pm
CAT NIGHT: A whole night dedicated to cats — yes, really. Learn how to look after your kitty from trained vets, nurses and bioscientists at this late night vet surgery, plus mini lectures from specialists. The Royal Veterinary College, Camden, free, book ahead, 5.30pm-10pm
WOMEN IN ART FAIR: Despite how many female art graduates there are, our galleries are full of men. Women In Art Fair is a new art fair, launching tonight, hoping to redress this gender imbalance and we're all for it. Gallery Elena Shchukina (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 6pm-8.30pm
CARICATURE MASTERCLASS: Whether you're a drawing novice or pro with a pencil, join this workshop led by award-winning illustrator and educator, Merlin Strangeway. You'll take inspiration from Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain exhibition to create your exaggerated portrait. Two Temple Place (Westminster), £15, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm
MIDTOWN BIG IDEAS EXCHANGE: The fifth in this series of stimulating debates explores the divisive topic: London as a place to live. We reckon the comp drinks should only be served once the housing crisis is solved. Wallspace Clerkenwell, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-9pm
BOOK SLAM: A politically-charged literary night in a boxing hall, themed around the 'post-truth' era. Expect poetry, music, comedy and a talk on how to stop Brexit from Nick Clegg. Plus, food from Cult and books from Libreria. York Hall (Bethnal Green), £14, book ahead, 8pm
Good cause of the day:
Remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar AKA the greatest children's book ever? Well you can honour said caterpillar with The Giant Wiggle, a week's worth of fundraising events with all proceeds going to Action for Children. Register now, for some caterpillar fun, 7-13 May
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Fancy some Dim Sum fun? From making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels, William will show you everything you need to know to become a Dim Sum pro. William will also teach you the etiquette of Dim Sum - learn what to order and how to order, in Cantonese! Get tickets
Could you spent hours on end satiating your morbid curiosity by researching serial killers? Hey, you're not alone. Insight into the criminal psyche is a fascinating topic and one covered in this talk by retired police officer, Paul Harrison. You'll encounter the stories of three of the UK's worst serial killers, from their childhoods to their crimes. With over four decades of experience in the Criminal Justice system, join Paul to work through the facts, uncover the details, and get inside the heads of these killers to discover what truly motivates a murderer. Get tickets
Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour 'get started in archery' class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets
We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again. Get tickets