Things To Do In London: Thursday 12 March 2015

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Things To Do

Learn about Maori culture at Horniman Museum

LAST CHANCE: Sarah Sze’s Victoria Miro Mayfair exhibition featuring fragile sculptures created from rudimentary objects such as twigs, cut-out pieces of paper, string and clips. Free, until 14 March. Also closing soon is Emily Carr's paintings of Canadian landscapes at Dulwich Picture Gallery. £11, until 15 March

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR: 112 galleries offer artworks from over 1,000 artists at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea. New to art fairs? Let us show you how it's done. £10/£8, prebook, until 15 March

JOSHUA REYNOLDS: The Wallace Collection’s Joshua Reynolds exhibition opens today, featuring not only significant portraits but lesser known ‘fancy pictures’ and a rare history painting. Take a look at our map of Joshua Reynolds’s London to get you in the mindset. Free, until 7 June

ENFIELD KINOVAN: London Screen Archives' Kinovan parks up at Old Market Place in Enfield to screen local archive film footage, accompanied by local history experts. Free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm

SYRIA FILMS: DocHouse screens a double bill of Syria related documentaries at Birkbeck Cinema.  Syria: Across the Lines reveals how the once-peaceful villages in the Orontes River Valley in rural Syria are being radicalised and torn apart by sectarian tension. The Bombing of Al Bara was filmed when a government jet dropped a bomb on the village of al-Bara 300 meters away from where Olly Lambert was filming a meeting of rebel soldiers. Followed by a Q&A with Olly Lambert. £5, prebook, 3pm

1970S FASHION: The Fashion and Textile Museum hosts a talk about fashion in the 1970s, by Charlotte Fiell, author and design historian. Followed by a signing of her book. £15/£12, prebook, 6pm

RICHARD III: This British Academy lecture will explore the wide ranging impact of the discovery of Richard III’s skeleton in a Leicester car park, and its ramifications for disciplines as diverse as archaeology, history, literature and drama. Free, prebook, 6pm

GEORGIAN MEDICINE: There's a talk by Kirsty Chilton, Asisstant Curator at the Old Operating Theatre Museum, about the story of Mary Toft, a woman who claimed to have given birth to rabbits in Surrey in 1726. £6.50/£5, prebook, 7pm

FILMED IN CAMDEN: As part of the St Pancras Old Church Lecture Series, TV producer and film history expert Danny Nissam takes a look at some of the films shot on location in post-war Camden. £10/£7.50, prebook, 7pm

HORNIMAN LATE: Horniman Museum stays open late for an adults only evening focusing on Maori artefacts, in particular Taiaha, a Maori weapon which resembles a cross between a staff and a club. £5, prebook, 7pm

TONGUE FU: Poets, storytellers, comedians and writers perform at Tongue Fu at Rich Mix, accompanied by the Tongue Fu Band. £8/£6, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: This is an excellent line-up for very little moolah, from Comedy Back Rub at the Camden Head. See Birthday Girls, David Mills, Lolly Adefope, Grainne Maguire and Sarah Campbell for just three quid. £3, just turn up, 8pm

Good Cause of the Day

Head to Emirates Stadium tonight for An Evening With Suggs And Friends, fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK.  Suggs tragically lost his sister-in-law to pancreatic cancer a few years ago and since then has hosted these events, raising over £200,000 so far for research and to fight the disease. Line up includes Madness and Rudimental. Book tickets here.

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