Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 13 June 2013

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POP UP PING PONG: Get ready for some serious alliteration. Pop Up Ping Pong (or PUPP) is proud to present its pop-up ping pong parlour at 69 Camden High Street from today, featuring an Olympic-sized table, street food, drinks bar and some serious beer pong. Free, just turn up, until 16 June

WILDING FESTIVAL:  On 14 June 1903, Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s memorial service at St George’s Church in Bloomsbury attracted a crowd of 6,000 women. The Greenwich-born Suffragette and University of London graduate had died earlier that month at the Derby, running in front of the King’s horse to highlight the Votes For Women cause. From today, a multi-arts festival inspired by Wilding Davison takes place in and around that same church. See website for listings, prebook, until 16 July

WHISKY FETE: Celebrating British Whisky craftsmanship, The Balvenie Whisky Fete takes place on the green of Tavistock Square where tastings, demonstrations and talks will take place. Free, just turn up, until 15 June

SOUZOU EVENT: Create your own textile-based artworks and learn more about the issues raised in Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan, at Wellcome Collection. Free, prebook, 2-4pm and 6-8pm

CROCHET: Irish traveller women have long practiced the art of crocheting, so as part of the Gypsy Roma Traveller History month there is a free crocheting workshop at Homerton Library. Open to all levels, and all materials provided. Free, prebook at the library or on 020 8356 3000, 6.30pm

THINKSPACE: Imperial College's ThinkSpace has curated a series of DigiTalks exploring how digital shapes the world we live in. The first talk tonight explores how digital can be used as a virtual medium to help save the physical ocean. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

SPEAKING RELIQUARIES: In the first of a three-part talk on human relics, master jeweller and art historian Karen Bachmann discusses what are often termed 'speaking' reliquaries — elaborate containers that house the preserved body parts of saints and martyrs — within the larger context of Christian death rituals. £7, prebook, 7pm (the other two talks are on the 14 and 17 June)

LOCAL HISTORY: Join Gillian Tindall in the delightful setting of St Pancras Old Church for a talk on her book The Fields Beneath, which explores the history of Kentish Town and surrounding areas. Then stick around for a glass of wine and explore this most historic of buildings. £10, just turn up, 7pm

TALKING ART: Marc Aronson, son of featured exhibition artist Boris Aronson (1898-1980), explores the links between his father's pioneering work in avant-garde Yiddish theatre designs, to his successful career on Broadway in New York, winning eight Tony awards. At Ben Uri Gallery. Free, prebook, 7.30pm

BALLET ON SCREEN: Join the Royal Opera House for the first of its BP Big Screens series and watch Macmillan’s Mayerling – a very grown up ballet – performed by The Royal Ballet. It’s being screened in Trafalgar Square and Victoria Park. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: You might already be up for Comedy Back Rub in Camden on hearing that 2012 Edinburgh newcomer winner Daniel Simonsen is on the bill but we also liked Sarah Campbell's show last year. £1, prebook, 7.30pm

LONDON MUSICAL JOURNEY: Join Nigel of Bermondsey at the Old Kings Head for a storytelling musical journey through the streets of London, courtesy of the South East London Folklore Society. £2/£1.50, just turn up, 8pm

OUTDOOR FILM: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is the setting for an outdoor screening of Searching for Sugar Man, an Oscar-winning documentary film about an American musician. Free, just turn up, 8.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day
Masterpiece London 2013 is London's leading art, antiques and design fair, bringing together collectors and exhibitors from around the world between 27 June and 3 July. This year, its charity partner is the incredibly deserving Marie Curie Cancer Care, and on Tuesday 2 July in a purpose-built pavilion in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, you'll find the Masterpiece Midsummer Party. As well as enjoying a fabulous champagne and canapé reception, guests can also participate in an auction for art, antiques and money-can't-buy experiences. Most importantly, all proceeds will go towards Marie Curie Cancer Care. £150, prebook online or on 020 7599 7230, Tuesday 2 July, 7.30pm

London Puzzle of the Week
Today’s clue-word is MICHAEL. Combine it with Tuesday and Wednesday's clues, plus tomorrow's, and see if you can work out the connection. Somebody already emailed in the solution, by the way, from just the first two clues.

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
So, what happened to the all-day rain we were promised yesterday? Bah. Bloody Met Office. It wouldn't know its arse from its rainbow. We've totally lost faith in scientific meteorology. Over the next few days, then, our forecast will use methods of a more mystical persuasion. Let's see if we can beat the so-called experts. Today, we're employing the art of tasseomancy, otherwise known as the reading of tea leaves. So, here is the forecast:

As you can see, our spent cuppa augurs a muggy, slightly damp day, with glimpses of daylight to the south-east. Not sure what happened to the tea leaves. Were we supposed to use a pyramid-shaped bag or something? Anyone know how this works? In summary: storm in a teacup.