Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 18 September 2013

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The Barbican's Urban Wandering season starts today.


URBAN WANDERING: The Barbican's Urban Wandering season kicks off today. Check out our recommendations of films and talks, and cult film screenings.

JUMBLE: At the end of every London Fashion Week, Designer Jumble throws a charity sale to raise money for Just For Kids Law and other charities. Prices from £5 to £300 — be ready to rummage at The Church of the Annunciation, Bryanston Street W1H 7AH. Free entry, from 10am-7.30pm

NERDS: Learn about how to become Pope, why we should use computer games in schools and where Jurassic Park went wrong at Nerd Nite London in Shoreditch. £6, just turn up, 8pm.

MUSIC UNDERGROUND: Wilderthorn is joined by the London Bulgarian Choir for a musical performance in the Thames Tunnel shaft at the Brunel Museum. He's recorded an on-site preview that you can listen to on his website. £12 / £10 if prebooked, 7.30pm.

EAST LONDON: Stella Duffy, Hugh Muir, Jerry White, Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Andi Osho debate how east London is represented in the arts and media, at Stratford Circus. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm.

WIENER LIBRARY: On the second anniversary of the library's move to Russell Square, watch a documentary about the Kindertransport followed by a Q&A with the director, producer and one of the film's interviewees. Free, reserve in advance, 6.30pm.

COMEDY: For this sort-of work-in-progressy show, the Pleasance website has a quote describing Katherine Ryan as “tiny, pretty…with quite a dark, savage wit”. It must be true, because we said it nearly two years ago. £5, prebook, 7.30pm.

SPOKEN WORD: Chris Redmond hosts Tongue Fu at London Wonderground, with guests Murray Lachlan Young, Jan Blake, Rob Broderick (of Abandoman) and Zena Edwards. £12.50, prebook, 9.15pm.

ART CRAWL: Meet at the Curious Duke Gallery near Old Street for a talk from art expert Rebecca Jarvest and the gallery owner, then an art crawl round two more galleries in the area. £10 on the door, RSVP to reserve a place, 7pm.

PAGANISM: The Moot With No Name welcomes Ken Rees to The Devereux in Temple to talk about British paganism. £3 / £2, just turn up, 8pm.

MANDELA: Performers including Ben Okri, Paterson Joseph, Patience Agbabi and Bernardine Evaristo read extracts from Nelson Mandela's autobiography A Long Walk to Freedom at the Southbank Centre. £12 / £10, prebook, 7.30pm.

Good Cause of the Day

Lee Bofkin, the guy behind Global Street Art, is raising money for Campaign Against Living Miserably — a charity that provides help and information for depressed men. But he's doing it by the unusual expedient of dressing up as a knight, in full armour, all week. There are two ways you can make him happy. (1) Tweet a knightly task for him to do (@KnightWeek). (2) Donate a few pennies to the cause through Just Giving.


London Connection Puzzle

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From Londonist’s Archive

Four years ago today, we revealed the Ultimate Uncluttered Tube Map, which has since spawned lots of imitators.

Los Santos Weather by Inclement Attlee

Enjoy a balmy 35 degrees, as you cruise down the Great Ocean Highway towards your Del Perro beach property, with blue skies, light sea breezes and the occasional attack helicopter from the west. That's the forecast for the 82% of Londoners currently pulling a sicky to spend the day in Grand Theft Auto V. Those of us stuck in meatspace London can expect a dry, cloudy day and a healthier grip on reality.