Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 2 October 2013

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Join a pilgrimage along the River Walbrook, details below.


INDOOR GARDEN: Five installations by indoor garden designer Ian Drummond have appeared at St Pancras International station and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, examining art and nature in an urban context. Free, just turn up, until 10 October

RIVER PILGRIM: Tom Chivers is leading more pilgrimages along the Walbrook to coincide with National Poetry Day. £10, prebook, various times until 6 October

WALK: Take an illustrated walk around Holland Park and surrounds and find out about some of the people who’ve lived nearby. Free, prebook, 2pm

JAZZ: Zhenya Strigalev’s Uranium Quartet perform at The Cafe at Foyles Charing Cross tonight. Free, just turn up, 6-7pm

SAUCY: Enjoy a mildly erotic poetry night at  the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green with Kirsten Irving, Jon Stone, Anja Konig and Jerrold Yam. £3, just turn up, 7pm

AMY WINEHOUSE: Classic Album Sundays and Island Records present Amy Winehouse "Frank" at Proud Camden, where attendees can listen to the memories of those who worked closely with Amy before an uninterrupted replay of her debut album “Frank”. £10, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY GALORE: Lots of laughs for you today. Gareth Morinan plays the numbers game at Leicester Square Theatre (£5, prebook, 7pm), while Soho Theatre comedy club Amused Moose offers stand-up from John-Luke Roberts (£10, prebook, 7.30pm) and musical comedy from Jonny & The Baptists (£10, prebook, 9.30pm)

GROWN UP FAIRYTALES: Head to The Forge in Camden to release your inner child with an adult storytelling performance of The Epic of Gilgamesh. £8 / £6 if prebooked, 7.30pm

BALLET: Ballet Black is at Millfield Theatre, bringing talented black and Asian dancers from around the world to the stage. £15/£13, prebook, 7.30pm

MUSIC UNDERGROUND: Experience the dance music of Argentina with Pasión Tanguero, underground in the Thames Tunnel shaft at the Brunel Museum. £12 / £10 if prebooked, 7.30pm

WEIRD WORDS: Steve Wilson discusses the works of writer Manly Wade Wellman, who had an intimate knowledge of occultism, voodoo and mountain lore. At The Devereux pub by Temple, courtesy of The Moot With No Name. £3/£2, just turn up, 7.30pm

POETRY: Hear about the secret history of the Poetry Library as it celebrates its 60th birthday, at Southbank Centre. Free, book in advance, 8pm

Ticket Alert

Every day in October we’re bringing you a selection of last minute deals from our sponsor StubHub. Today's deals are:

  • Laura Marling at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire at 19:00, from £28.76
  • Katie Melua at The Roundhouse at 19:00, from £15.00
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at Noel Coward Theatre at 19:30, from £5.76

*Please note these prices are correct as of 2pm, 1 October 2013

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Good Cause of the Day

Tonight, women and men who have been affected by breast cancer will walk the catwalk at one of Breast Cancer Care’s annual fashion shows. Taking place at Grosvenor House, the models will be styled by fashion correspondent Hilary Alexander, and will don a range of designer clothing from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, as well as high street outfits. Proceeds raised will help Breast Cancer Care continue to provide free support for the 55,000 people, and their friends and families, diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Tickets from £72, prebook, from 1pm

London Connection Puzzle

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From the Archive

Someone Collapses On Your Train: What Do You Do? On this day last year, we posted this first aid video to help you in the event of a medical emergency.

London Weather by Inclement Attlee

I've returned from my holidays to find the weather much as I left it: mostly sky-based fluctuations of air and water. Venus gets clouds of sulfuric acid.  On Titan, it rains methane. Some exoplanets can reach temperatures of 1,600ºC, but we're stuck in the mid-teens. Poor show, London, with your moderately warm, moderately damp, moderately boring climate. Bring on the storms of liquid helium and nanotube hail.