Things To Do In London: Thursday 26 February 2015

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Things To Do

Liz Chi Yen Liew  performs at Horniman Museum's Late. Photo by Suki Mok Photography.

LAST CHANCE: What do Miss Piggy, Celia Imrie and Benedict Cumberbatch have in common? They've all been photographed by Idil Sukan, whose work is currently on show in Borough. Free, until 2 March

FORENSICS: Wellcome Collection's new Forensics exhibition opens today exploring the history, art and science of forensic medicine. See evidence and hear stories of real crimes. Free, just turn up, until 21 June

MAN ON WIRE: DocHouse screens Man On Wire, the 2008 documentary about the Frenchman who illegally attempted to walk on a high-wire between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center in 1974. Followed by a Q&A with the film's producer Simon Chinn. £5, prebook, 3pm

CRAFT CLUB: Make Thrift is a new monthly upcycling craft club at the Petit Miracles Hub in Shepherds Bush. Today, upcycle a jam jar into a terrarium. Learn how to mix your own soil, care for plants and construct a miniature world using a selection of found objects, old toys and handmade props. £25, prebook, 6.30pm

CHINESE LATE: Horniman Museum stays open late for a Chinese-themed evening, celebrating the Year of the Sheep. Enjoy a night of cutting-edge art installations, films and performances showcasing modern Chinese culture in the UK today. 18+. £5, prebook, from 6.30pm

PENNY LECTURE: Morley College's Penny Lectures are back. Tonight, Peter Tatchell, leading human rights campaigner, explores the questions surrounding LGBT rights in the 21st Century. Part of the LGBT History Month. 1p, 6.30pm

END OF VANDALISM: American author Tom Drury celebrates a new UK publication of his cult novel The End of Vandalism at Bookseller Crow in Crystal Palace. He’s talking about it with the excellent Jon McGregor. Free, prebook, 7pm

PUB QUIZ: Drink Shop Do runs its first monthly quiz night hosted by comedian and DJ Huw Joseph. Expect diverse questions, random give-aways, games, music and drinks. £5, prebook, from 7pm

ALL KILLER NO FILLER: Shorts on Tap is at Juno Shoreditch for a screening of seven short films, alongside a chance to discuss and debate the films with their directors. £3, prebook,7pm

STAND UP AND SLAM: Performance poetry takes on stand-up comedy at Hackney Attic. Six acts go head to head with the audience choosing the winner. £8, prebook, 7.30pm

CHILL PILL: Jon Sands is the very special guest of the Chill Pill spoken word crew (Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Mister Gee, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling) at the Canada Water Culture Space. £5, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: See the increasingly-famous Katherine Ryan plus Joe Lycett and Julian Deane at Always Be Comedy in Brixton. £10, just turn up, 8pm

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