Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 1 October 2013

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Blowers & Baxter share Test Match Special memories

CHOCOHOLICS: It's World Chocolate and Cocoa Day! Treat yourself. Celebrate at Brixton's Chocolate Museum where you'll find exhibitions, chocolate tasting, hot chocolate drinking and choccy films. Entrance £3, just turn up, from 6pm

POEMS UNDERGROUND: Live tube-themed poetry performances will be taking place at nine stations across the network at lunch time and home time for TfL's Travel Better London campaign.

V&A: A new site-specific installation opens at the V&A: Tomorrow creates an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect in the Textiles Gallery for a a cheeky take on the museum's 'do not touch' policy. Free, just turn up, 10am-5.45pm

CELLO: Have a musical lunch break with a cello recital from Rebecca Herman at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Free, just turn up, 1pm

READING: What is reading? Professor Belinda Jack looks at the neuroscience and if the brain responds differently to 'good' and 'bad' writing, at Gresham College. Free, just turn up, 6pm

LONDON FILM: At Barbican Cinemas tonight, a double bill of unusual London films exploring a sewer, looking at cults, imagining a faceless city and shorts shot around Hackney, a south London tower block and the deserted east end. Tickets £10.50/session online, book, 6.15pm and 8pm

SHRINKING: The Grant Museum screens 1957 movie The Incredible Shrinking Man with an introduction from Historian of Biology Professor Joe Cain. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

COMEDY: Angel Comedy presents a week of free gigs by excellent comedians. Tonight it's Shappi Khorsandi plus a secret special guest. Free, just turn up, doors open 7pm

HISTORY: There's a panel at the Bishopsgate Institute assessing the contribution of Eric Hobsbawm to the study and understanding of modern history. £6/£5, just turn up, 7pm

TEST MATCH SPECIAL: Still a few tickets left for Blowers and Baxter in cricketing memories chat mode at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square. Tickets £25, book, 7.30pm

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  • Katy B at London's XOYO at 18:00, from £14.99
  • Deer Tick at London's Borderline at 19:00, from £20.70
  • Huey Lewis at 19:00 at Shepherds Bush Empire, from £64.40

*Please note these prices are correct as of 14:00, 30/09/13

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Good Cause of the Day

Sunday was World Rivers Day. If you forgot it like we did, make up for it by taking an interest in London's second river which really needs some help. Pledge your Love for the Lea and support Thames21's projects to clean it up.

London Connection Puzzle

This week's puzzle, set by last week's winner Ffion Jones, starts today with clue-phrase BREWER STREET. No guessing just yet. Have a ponder about what it might be, and be ready to email possible solutions tomorrow, when we publish clue-word 2.

From the Archive

Possibly NSFW but literary: was Charles Dickens the smuttiest writer of all time.

London Weather

Today, Atlee's Minion is none other than his esteemed distant cousin, Group Captain Biggles Atlee, 74th Squadron, Biggin Hill.

METAR EGKB 010550Z 08008KT CAVOK 16/11 Q1007

TAF EGKB 010500Z 0105/0120 07010KT 9999 FEW025 PROB40 TEMPO 0115/0118 07015G25KT

Er, if anyone can help with a translation, please do comment. Pip-pip!