Things To Do In London: Thursday 11 February 2016

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GET ARTY: SEE16 Arts Festival opens today, highlighting all that's creative about SE16. Get stuck into over 20 theatre, music, art events — loads of them are free. Ones to watch are Docklands Settlements Dance Festival, English Touring Opera and Old Vic, New Voices. See website for details of individual events, until 14 February

CUSHION CINEMA: Get cosy on a cushion while enjoying cult 70s movie, Radio On at Kingston Museum. This British road trip film features a soundtrack by Kraftwerk, Ian Dury and David Bowie. Refreshments are provided too, so bring your cushion and get comfortable. Free, prebook, 5pm

Get spooky at an Anti-Valentine's Night. Image: zhouxuan12345678

ANTI-V DAY: Give your Valentines a horrific twist at the Jewish Museum's Anti-Valentine Fright Night. Bloody Marys, gothic face painting and exhibition, Blood — it's a gory alternative to chocolates and flowers this year. £10, prebook, 6pm-9pm

MAKE YOUR OWN RING: Jewellery pro Krissi invites you to Put A Ring On It and get working with silver. Twist, roll and cut your own ring in this easy workshop. Even have your piece hallmarked at London Assay Office. All materials, and a cocktail, are included. £49, prebook, 7pm

COLOURING WITH COCKTAILS: Grab your pencils and get to Waterstones, Piccadilly, for the launch of Millie Marotta's Wild Savannah. The best-selling illustrator will be on hand to sign her colouring book, while you get stuck into art sheets and wildlife themed cocktails. £12.50, prebook, 7pm

JOHN HOUGH IN CONVERSATION: The acclaimed British horror director discusses his work at Live From Miskatonic. With work for Hammer Films, Disney and previous stars including Orson Welles and Sophia Loren, he gives an unique insight into his work. £10/£8, prebook, 7pm-10pm

TALKING LOVE: As Valentine's Day peeks round the corner, we're talking dating in London at Conway Hall. London Is Dating matches up a panel of daters and dalliers to discover all about how we meet people in London. Whether you're a swiper, a speed dater or a believer in the "meet cute", we want to hear your views on dating in the Big Smoke. £8/£5, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: The Kardashians Made Me Do It, claims Shazia Mirza (Have I Got news For You). Find out what they made her do in a show about life, live and Jihadi brides, at Finchley’s artsdepot. £15/£13, prebook, 7.30pm

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Good cause of the day

Get strolling for a good cause on this Makers Of Modern London charity walk. Discover the stories of who built the capital, from power suppliers to the American who helped London's poor. Get a fascinating glimpse into the past while helping The Malala Fund. Tickets £12/£9, see website for times and booking details.