Things To Do Today: Thursday 31 March 2016

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Things to do today:

BFI WORKSHOP: It's lights, camera and, indeed, action for the kids at BFI's It's A Novelty Mash Up. Children between 8-12 years are invited to create scripts based on mash-ups of their favourite book characters, which will then be filmed and posted on the BFI YouTube channel. £27.50 (including The Secret Garden screening at 2.30pm), prebook, 10am-2.30pm

KIDS AT THE CARTOON MUSEUM: Learn to draw manga animals with help from from artist Takayo Akiyama, and put them together into your own comic strip. £10, prebook, 11am-1pm

MAKE A KIMONO: If you've never made your own clothes before, Craig's express kimono workshop is the perfect introduction. He'll talk you through the basics of whipping up a draped kimono jacket. In just 1.5 hours, you'll have a finished piece you can even wear on the way home. £19, prebook, 6pm

BEES AND HONEY: Fancy getting stuck into some honey? Or just like the idea of keeping bees? Director of Capital Bee, Camilla Goddard, will talk you through the basics of making your own hive and give you the buzz on how to get started as a beekeeper, while you sip a honey cocktail at The Proud Archivist. £12-£17, prebook, 7.30pm

Raucous poetry at Bang Said The Gun

JAZZ LAUNCH: New label, Jazz Plus storms into Jackdaw London tonight showcasing an explosive mix of soul, hip hop, funk and jazz from Birmingham-based Districts and Trinity College alumni Yesa Sikyi. £6 (+50p bkg fee), prebook, 7.30pm

POETRY: "Like mud wrestling, only with words" is how poetry gig Bang Said The Gun describes itself. If you like your spoken word more spirit than sonnet, get yourself to the Bloomsbury Theatre for tonight's show. £15/£12.50, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: West London's The Comedy Tree hosts hilarious hijinks from impressionist Stefano Paolini, darkly comic Tim Messenger, Red Robinson and Jack Barry. Resident MC Pete Jonas will be keeping order. £8-£10, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

The Lively Up Shakespeare Tour sees students from Campion College in Jamaica, along with those from Kingsford Community School and Caterham School, reinterpret three of the Bard's most famous works. It's in aid of Generating Genius — a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people. The Chamber, City Hall. Entry free, donations warmly accepted, 31 March, 7.30pm