Things To Do In London: Monday 14 March 2016

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by British Science Week — scroll down to find out about fascinating events on now, many of them completely free.

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Get into ink today at the Museum Of London. Image: Robert Huggins

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Things to do today:  

TATTOO LONDON: From sailors to Shoreditch, Londoners have a long history of getting inked. Get up close with Tattoo London at the Museum of London's exhibition. Have a peek into four studios and see newly commissioned artwork from the city's tattoo artists. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

KIZOMBA: Searing rhythms, neon lighting and a dance floor made for partying, join Syed's Kizomba class and feel like it's still Saturday night. He'll talk you through the basics of this PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African countries) dance style in this whole night of dance. £10, prebook, 6pm-11pm

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Dan Cruickshank explores the architecture of Charles Barry and George Gilbert Scott in this Dulwich College event. He'll focus on Barry, who designed the "New College" in Dulwich. £10, prebook, 6.45pm

We've got your Monday work out sorted with Kizomba (see above). Image: Funzing

CURATING THE CRIME MUSUEM: Discover the ins and outs of creating the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition at the Museum of London. Go behind the scenes and hear from curator Jackie Kelly. You'll also have an after hours tour of the display and have a chance to put your questions to experts. £35, prebook, 7pm

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT HENRY JAMES: After his death, 100 years ago, a panel of experts discuss the work of Henry James at the Royal Society Of Literature. Come and share your own thoughts about your favourite Henry James works. £9.50/£5, prebook, 7pm

GOTHIC BOOK CLUB: Tonight's Gothic Book Club examines As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Head to Strawberry Hill House to discuss this classic American text. Free, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Nish Kumar headlines at the Good Ship in Kilburn, joined by Andrea Hubert, Paul F Taylor, Adam Rowe and Tom Ward. £4/£5, prebook, 8pm

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See the world in a whole new way at British Science Week

From 17th century ideas to the robots of the future, discover the scientific world this British Science Week, with brilliant minds, BBC researchers... and a whole lot of bats!

Highlights of the week-long celebration include Professor Grayling discussing the Age of Genius, Horizon Editor Steve Crabtree talking space travel through the ages, and a panel debate asking the increasingly urgent question: will robots steal our jobs?

Plus, British Science Week 2016 features a very special citizen science project: Bat Detective. Get involved and become a Sherlock of the bat world, going through sonograms and identifying different calls.

There's tons more going on and many events are completely free. Check the British Science Week events list now.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by British Science Week.


Good cause of the day

Over 30 market stalls, talk of bunnies and lots of chocolate: the St John's Hospice Easter Fayre comes to the hospital of St John's Wood Church Gardens on 19 March. This two-day event is set to get you in the mood for all things spring, in aid of St John's Hospice, which provides care for the terminally ill. Free entry, 11am-6pm, until 20 March