Things To Do In London: Monday 15 February 2016

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Get messy this Monday with a choctastic workshop. Image: An Mai

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Things to do today:

CHOCTASTIC WORKSHOP: Kids get in touch with their sweet side at Ela's choctastic workshop. Candy lovers between 4-12 years can get stuck into making their own pralines, bars and lollipops under the guidance Le Cordon Bleu-trained chocolatier Ela. It's sure to be a messy Monday (and tasty one). £20/£5, prebook, 11am

GO STARBOARD ON THE CUTTY SARK: Small sailors can climb aboard the Cutty Sark this week. Make your own letter, inspired by a member of the original crew, tour the ship or follow the free family trail. It's all hands on deck for half term on the historic clipper. £12.15/£6.30, prebook, 11.30am/2pm (for the family fun activities)

MONDAY MUSIC: Brahms and Ravel are on the musical lunch menu at St James's today. Treat your ears to the sweet sounds of The Lark Ascending and Tzigane, among other violin and piano pieces, in the chapel's beautiful surroundings. Free, just turn up, 1.10pm

Get your needles out tonight. Image: gorfor

SHAKESPEARE RETOLD: Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson discusses his new version of The Merchant Of Venice, Shylock Is My Name, at the National Theatre. Part of the worldwide Hogarth Shakespeare Project. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm

TALKING SHORTS: No, not that sort of shorts... The Frontline Club invites you to a filmmaking panel in Paddington, discussing documentary films, their development and challenges they pose. Both filmmakers and shorts enthusiastic are welcomed at this informal discussion about turning big stories into short films. £10, prebook, 7pm

GET YOUR KNIT OFF: Unravel with Wool and the Gang tonight. They'll help you get your knit on at this Happy Daze hat knitting party. Needles, wool and guidance from the gang of knitters are all included. All abilities welcome, so come down to the Queen Of Hoxton and have a ball. £35/£30, prebook, 7pm

HERSTORY: Take your seat at Herstory's recreation of Judy Chicago’s feminist artwork, The Dinner Party, at the Book Club. You'll be given everything you need to assume the identity of one of Herstory's "sheroes" as you celebrate the history of these incredible women. £9.11, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Panel and Peep Show favourite, Isy Suttie, is at Kings Place joshing around about trying to remain in your 20s forever. If you like the show, you can buy the book later. £14.50/£9.50, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

War Child presents Passport To Brits Week at Bush Hall. Get in the mood for Britain's biggest music awards while helping War Child — a charity for children affected by global conflicts. Bloc Party, Frank Turner, Professor Green, Florence and the Machine, even Coldplay, will be bringing the noise at more than a week's worth of charity concerts. Prices and times vary, from 15-26 February 2016