Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 17 September 2013

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Silent Cinema: Watch The September Issue in St Martin's Courtyard


DESIGN TALK: Plucked from the hundreds of events listed under London Design Festival's umbrella, a lunchtime talk at the V&A sees architecture meet cork as Sean Griffiths, co-founder and director of FAT Architecture discusses his collaboration with the Portuguese cork manufacturer Amorim in the creation of the piece The Progressive Extension of the Field of Individual Development and Experience. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: A new series of Gresham College lectures begins at lunch with Butterflies, Chaos and Fractals at Museum of London. Free, just turn up, 1pm

3-D PRINTING: Another London Design Festival event peers into the future to look at the prospects for 3-D printing. This is at the V&A, where you can also see a copy of the 3-D printed gun, which recently made headlines. Free, just turn up, 2pm

1-ON-1-ON-1: Have an intimate encounter with a string of Londoners at Battersea Arts Centre's London Stories, which pairs you up with another audience member and sends you through a series of candlelit rooms to discover fellow Londoners. Tickets £12/£9, prebook, shows at 7pm and 8.45pm

ART EDUCATION: A discussion at the Book Club, Shoreditch, re-thinks art schools and design education with a panel of experts. Tickets £3.30, prebook, 7-9pm

FILM QUIZ: Test your film knowledge at You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat quiz at the Hackney Picturehouse Attic. £4 per person, prebook, quiz starts at 7.30pm

COMEDY: Andy Zaltzmann will satirise issues you care about to order in tonight's Satirist for Hire show at Soho Theatre. Tickets £12.50, prebook (and submit your request during the day), 7.30pm

IMPROVISATION: David Dolan and guests present an evening of classical improvisation as part of i=u festival at Guest Projects, Hackney. Tickets are free but please reserve your seats, starts 7.30pm

VOGUE: Enter the draw for a free ticket to tonight's fashion film in St Martin's Courtyard, The September Issue. If you get picked, film starts at 8pm

LOLITICS: *UPDATE: Robert Newman is appearing instead of Bridget Christie* with Sarah Kendall and Robin and Partridge trying out new material at Chris Coltrane's friendly political comedy night Lolitics at Our Black Heart, Camden. £3, just turn up, 8.30pm

Good Cause of the Day

The third Scotch Egg Challenge launches today online in aid of Action Against Hunger. It's a charity auction where you can bid for your favourite Scotch egg, from the likes of Duck and Waffle, The Cinnamon Club and Whyte and Brown. Tonight, The Ship Wandsworth hosts an eggy evening with an expert panel picking the best egg and some sampling for all. Who will win? Follow all it on Twitter #ScotchEggChallenge @ShipWandsworth @ACF_UK.

London Connection Puzzle

This week's puzzle, as usual, is set by last week's this case, Nikolas Taylor. The first clue-word is CROUCH END. Please don't leave a comment or email with a possible connection just yet...have a think about possible solutions, but wait until clue number 2 tomorrow before guessing.

From Londonist’s Archive

Three years ago today, an expert warned that London is long overdue an earthquake. Modern buildings would probably be fine, but many Georgian and Victorian buildings could be at risk of damage. Just to give you something else to worry about.

London Weather by Inclement Attlee

Did you enjoy the sudden drench-a-thons yesterday? You did? Good, because a veritable kraken's bladder of rain will inundate London today. Your morning commute should be dry but, from late morning, expect an all-day pssssshhhhhhhhhh (that's the sound of the kraken wee-ing all over London).