Things To Do In London: Wednesday 16 September 2015

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Shorts on Tap puts British-Spanish culture on show at Cortometrajes

Boom! Bang!

Every child who has ever visited the Science Museum knows that (non-harmful) explosions are really cool. If you share that belief, you'll want to head to PubSci tonight — see below for details. Until then, find out about the day part of Southwark Bridge exploded.

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McCann London puts on a rare show of the cartoonist's commercial work in its own Art Deco advertising agency in Bloomsbury. Heath Robinson in Advertising acts as a curtain raiser for a museum dedicated to the artist opening in Pinner in 2016. Free, just turn up, 10am


Dinerama street food giant and InStyle magazine come together to form InStylerama. It's an opportunity to get a MoYou manicure, then promptly get your hands dirty eating messy Smokestak St Louis ribs and Breddos' tacos and tostadas. Try not to get sugar from the hot doughnut bites on the vintage rags from Blitz London. Ticket price includes a gin spritz, a beer plus fashion and beauty freebies. £15, prebook, 5pm


If you want to take your appreciation of coffee to another level, let Ozone Coffee Roasters on Old Street elucidate you on how the flavour of the bean develops through roasting. £30, prebook, 6pm

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New-York based initiative Raising the Bar aims to make education a part of a city's popular culture. It launches in London tonight with 30 speakers lighting up 20 bars across east London. Hear from a psychiatrist, a libertarian, a fraudster and the BBC's head of religion and ethics. Free, prebook, 7pm


Professional cheesemongers are on hand at The Islington Studios this evening to guide your two-hour tasting of handmade, artisan cheeses. Be guided through different styles of cheese by country, learn how to cut and store it and sample beers and wines to match. £28, prebook, 7pm

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Scientist Claire Benson will talk about How Fire and Explosions Have Shaped Our Society, with particular focus on the Victorian era, at The Old King's Head by London Bridge. Free, just turn up, 7pm


Shorts On Tap are celebrating the fusing of Spanish and British culture with a programme of seven short films at 93 Feet East tonight under the banner Cortometrajes. There's time for networking before and discussion after the screening. £4.50, prebook, 7pm

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Crick Crack Club's Clare Murphy tells the mythical story of the King of Syria and his pile of severed heads in her show The King of Lies, adapted from Rafik Schami's book Damascus Nights. The Forge, Camden, £10, prebook, 7.30pm


Have I Got News for You's Mark Steel, helps kick off the Greenwich Comedy Festival tonight on the lawns of the National Maritime Museum. Tickets from £15, prebook, 7.30pm

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Architect Gary Butler will tell us How to Rebuild a Georgian House after rescuing, restoring and recreating 47 Canonbury Square to its former glory. St Mary's Meeting Rooms, Islington, free, just turn up, 7.30pm


Jambinai use traditional Korean instruments to make a distinctly non-traditional sound. Hear their genre-blurring, drone-rock-esque instrumentals at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. £6, prebook, 8.30pm

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Settle in for a sophisticated evening at Chelsea's 606 Club with a gourmet two-course dinner, a glass of wine and Simon Woolf's swining sextet. £33, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

The EKTA Project are putting on Dementia's Journey, a free play at Barking's Broadway Theatre, to raise awareness and combat the stigma, shame and misunderstanding surrounding the disease. It's based on the experiences of families and carers and the confusion of sufferers and hopes to reduce the estimated 416,000 people who remain undiagnosed. Thursday, 3pm.

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