Things To Do In London: Wednesday 17 February 2016

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ICE SKATING: You can still get your skates on at Broadgate Ice Rink, near Liverpool Street Station. The magical rink in Exchange Square suits skaters of all abilities (skate aids in the form of cute penguins are even available) and there are plenty of restaurants and bars for you to chill in afterwards. Tickets from £13, prebook, until 25 February 10am-9pm

LONDON FASHION: Presenting work from London College Of Fashion’s Graduate School courses, the LCFMA16 exhibition reveals visions and pieces from the next generation of fashion designers, artists, business professionals and media makers. Expect fashion film, artefacts, accessories, photography and garments. Free, just turn up, 12pm-7pm

SUFFRAGETTES: Dive into the National Archives and discover Suffragettes: Through Government Eyes. Explore original documents from women's fight for the right to vote in the UK. See Met Police and Home Office records of some of the extreme militant acts committed in this struggle. Part of Women's History Month. Free, prebook, 2pm

Be your own Mad Hatter

HAT MAKING: Become a Mad Hatter this Wednesday. Make your own bespoke headgear at this Hat Making Workshop in time for London Fashion Week. Millinery pro, John, will teach you the basics of crafting a stylish fascinator. All materials are included too. £45, prebook, 6.30pm

ART FILM: Catch experimental film, After Picasso, God, at Peckhamplex. Sophie Cundale's story follows a woman as she undergoes a hypnotic cure for addiction. The artist's newest work has been co-commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries and South London Gallery. £5/£3, prebook, 7pm

IMPROV FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Expect spontaneous silliness and high-stakes hilarity from some funny people at Boxpark, Shoreditch. This launch kicks off the festival running from 19-21 February. Free, just turn up, 7pm

COMEDY: Trevor Lock, Brian and Krystall, Abi Roberts and Dave Thompson bring funny business to Mirth Marvel And Maud in Walthamstow. Head to the former cinema to brighten up your Hump Day. £10, prebook, 7.15pm

VALIANT: As part of International Women's Day, JW3 presents Valiant — a powerful performance chronicling the role of women in war. From Afghanistan to Japan, hear the stories of 13 women who've struggled, fought and survived. New York Magazine tipped it as "one of the shows to see". £10, prebook, 7.30pm

CHINESE OPERA: Keep the Chinese New Year celebrations going with a trip to China Exchange. Tonight's concert is a lively combination of Chinese and indigenous songs and opera, including pieces by Mozart and Puccini. £25, prebook, 7.30pm

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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, and 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