Things To Do In London: Wednesday 4 February 2015

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Jesus, Charlie is a satirical night marking the work of Charlie Hebdo journalists. Details below.


ENTERPRISE WEEK: Wandsworth Enterprise Week is on until Saturday with various events to help those who want to set up their own business. Today, the focus is on female entrepreneurs. See the full list of events, including social media workshops and a youth enterprise day. Free, prebook, 2-7 February

RENT: There’s a day of talks and workshops for tenants at Rent Freedom Day in Westminster, plus lunchtime comedy from Josie Long and Andy Zaltzman. Free (donations welcome), prebook, 9am-5pm

EARLY UNIVERSE: Gresham College’s lunchtime lecture looks at what happened during the ‘dark ages’ that span the period between the Big Bang and the first galaxies, and see how the very early Universe came to resemble the one we see around us now. Free, just turn up, 1pm

ARTIST SALON: at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston is a new event for artists to talk and share their work inspired by London. Tonight's guests are film producer Ivo Gormley whose film The Runners was shot in London, and authors Julian Mash and Travis Elborough. £7, prebook, 6.30pm

DIRTY OLD LONDON: Dirty Old London author Lee Jackson gives a talk at South Friern Library as part of Barnet Libraries Festival. He’ll talk about the book which covers a city where “horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with ‘night soil’, graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke”. £1, prebook, 6.30pm-8pm

LONG MARCH OF POP: To coincide with the current exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, Post Pop: East Meets West, Thomas Crow, author of The Long March of Pop is in conversation with Richard Cork, award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and curator. £5, prebook,6.45pm

HONEY HONEY: Hattie Ellis, author of Spoonfuls of Honey leads a night devoted to honey at Divertimenti on Marylebone High Street. She’ll talk about the culinary uses of honey, buying and cooking tips. Taste the honey yourself, and sample Hiver Beer's honey beer. £6, prebook, 7pm

POP UP CHOIR: Head to London Buddhist Arts Centre to join the Winter Pop-Up Choir, running for four consecutive Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome, no experience required, to sing the easy to learn songs, taught by ear. £6, just turn up, 7pm

WHIRLYGIG CINEMA: Head to Hackney Attic for Spotlights, a short film night that shines a light on the work of new filmmakers. Three emerging filmmakers are given 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films. At the end of the night they take part in a Q&A. £5-£3, prebook, 7pm

DASH CAFE: Head to Rich Mix in Shoreditch for an evening of literature and music courtesy of Dash Arts. Peter Pomerantsev’s book Nothing is True and Everything is Possible forms the main part of the evening as it is explored with readings, conversation and live music. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

SATIRE EVENING: Offbeat cultural salon The Bus Driver’s Prayer and alt-lit magazine The Alarmist join forces to present an event celebrating free speech and taking the piss at The Old Truman Brewery. Jesus, Charlie is a night of comedy, cartoons, poetry and song in recognition of the work of the Charlie Hebdo satirists. £7, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Feeling lonely? So is Kim Noble. His moving and occasionally uncomfortable solo show about connecting with other people runs at the Soho Theatre until 7 March. £10-£20, prebook, 7.30pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street, London Marriott Hotel in Canary Wharf, Sacred Heart Presbytery in Wimbledon, and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

Find more London events in our Free & Cheap events listings. Want to see your event in these last-minute listings? Email us at at least 48 hours before the event, and we will consider it for inclusion. Note: due to high volumes of email, we can’t always reply.

Good Cause of the Day

There are still a few tickets left to see the likes of Eddie Izzard, Adam Hills and Sara Pascoe at the Hammersmith Apollo on 25 February. The event raises money for Shelter. More information and tickets.

From The Archive

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