Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 2 July 2013

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Jake Wood-Evans and Chris Kettle's One in the Dark exhibition opens today, details below.
Jake Wood-Evans and Chris Kettle's To One in the Dark exhibition opens today, details below.


HERZOG: Part 2 of BFI Southbank's Werner Herzog season takes place throughout the month of July, looking at his films from the 1980s to the present day. Screenings take place every day and tonight Where The Green Ants Dream shows at 8.45pm. Prices vary, see website for full listings, until 31 July

ART: Jake Wood-Evans and Chris Kettle bring To One in the Dark to  The Gallery in Redchurch Street, an exhibition where vivid, sombre and beautiful paintings explore light, solitude and the many senses of darkness. Free, just turn up, until 7 July

SUMMER SCIENCE: The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition starts in earnest today. You can chat to scientists, get hands-on, and each day has a series of free events, so it'd be rude not to. See website for full listings, until 7 July

MUSIC FEST: Waltham Forest Music Festival features eight free concerts with over 1200 performers playing a variety of music across the three-day festival period. Free, see website for full listings, until 4 July

PEOPLEQUAKE: Join science writer Fred Pearce as he discusses how the world recently reached Peak Child and how the biggest chunk of the population is now in adolescence. £12, prebook, 3pm

ROUNDHOUSE OPEN DAY: The Roundhouse is not just a brilliant venue but also a space for creative 11-25 years olds to get involved in skill-based projects such as freerunning, magic, album making, journalism and more. Check out exactly what's on offer at today's Open Day. Free, just turn up, 5-8pm

WOMEN WRITERS: Claire Messud and Kate Figes talk about Messud’s book The Woman Upstairs and women writers, at Lutyens & Rubinstein. £8, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Mae Martin headlines a free show at the Camden Head alongside Ellie White and Jamie Demetriou. Expect songs, characters and sketches. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

OPEN MIC POETRY: Niall O’Sullivan hosts open mic night Poetry Unplugged at the Poetry Cafe. £5/£4, just turn up (but sign up between 6-7pm if you wanna be in the line up), 7.30pm


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Good Cause of the Day

Sign up to take part in The Big Kick Off at Royal Hospital Chelsea on Wednesday 10 July, a charity event held in aid of The Big Issue Foundation that aims to break the world record for the most players in a 5-a-side football match. Hot food and drinks will be available and it is for a fantastic cause — The Big Issue Foundation helps some of society's most vulnerable people in their journeys away from homelessness. £12 for individuals or £50 for a team of 5, register online, 10 July 9am-9pm

London Connection Puzzle

This week's puzzle comes from Andrea Casalotti, winner of last week's puzzle. Each day, we'll reveal one new clue word and you have to work out the London connection. Your first word is: KINGSLAND.

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee

Today's forecast is written, for some inexplicable reason, in a totally made-up, pop-themed bastardisation of Cockney rhyming slang. See if you can translate it. Or don't. See if I care:

Starting McFly but with plenty of Girls Aloud. Scattered Brandons throughout the afternoon. A light Maccabees from the Beautiful South, picking up later in the Lana Del Rey. In summary: Nekrogoblikon. (That's not rhyming slang, but the best band name ever.)