Things To Do Today: Wednesday 30 March 2016

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Wilton's Music Hall — scroll down to find out about their sizzling new show from Told by an Idiot.

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See comedian Tez Ilyas for a quid tonight, at Top secret Comedy Club. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

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MAKE CREATURES: Get crafty making your own creatures at this kids workshop at the Museum Of Childhood. Learn how to upcycle textiles into weird and wonderful critters, and even make up your very own type of animal. £5 (adults go free with a child), prebook, 10.30am/12pm/2pm/3.30pm

ART: TRIAD presents You Can Only Understand From a Distance — a project dedicated to showcasing the work of female video artists. This evening features USA-based RMP Project at the Field Street Gallery, with a screening of their work and a talk by art historian, Rodrigo Orrantia. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Get talking about Our London at Foyles tonight. Image: Doug Wheller

OUR LONDON: Foyles Charing Cross Road branch hosts Our London: Moving. The talks question how, as living in London is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult, what can we do to reclaim the city? With Owen Jones, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekammi, David Trilling and Rachel Shabi. £8/£5, prebook, 6.30pm

SUPPER CLUB: If chocolate's the only thing in your cupboards after Easter, head to the Bullfinch Brewery's Knackered Chef Supper Club. Four tantalising courses, plus a drink await you — all in the cosy railway arches. Lamb shank and tuna carpaccio are just some of the mouthwatering morsels to look forward to. £25, prebook, 7pm

TRICKS OF THE SPA: Wishing it was still the bank holiday? Learn the secrets of the spa with John's workshop — he'll teach you how to administer treatments including facials, body scrubs and body wraps. You'll practise on other members of the group and get to test out all the treatments for yourself too. £40, prebook, 7pm

MUSIC: With the Shepherd's Bush Empire's structure currently a bit shaky, tonight's Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires show is dropping into the Kentish Town Forum instead. The ex-James Brown impersonator has established his own brand of funk and soul — tonight hear tracks from his third album, Changes. £25, prebook, 7pm

BOOK LAUNCH: The fabulously-named All You Read Is Love bookshop throws open its doors for the launch of Leytonstone writer Scarlett West's debut memoir, I'd Like To Thank Manchester Air Rifles. Drop into this unusual store for a social mix of comedy, reading and conversation with Scarlett. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: For the princely sum of £1 you can enjoy sets from the likes of Brixton loving Amadeus Martin, and dapper Lancashire Muslim Tez Ilyas at Top Secret Comedy Club. £1, prebook 8pm

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The terrific Told by an Idiot are back at Wilton's Music Hall

Meet Thomas, a loud-mouthed, smart-arsed pub-philosopher and student. He inhabits a 17th century Edinburgh crawling with church spies. Inventive, energetic theatre company Told by an Idiot are back with I Am Thomas — a brutal comedy with songs, the darkly comic tale of the last person in Britain to be executed for blasphemy.

Both brutal and brutally funny, this collaboration with award-winning playwright Simon Armitage takes gallows humour to a new, literal level. Landing in London on the hallowed boards of Wilton's Music Hall for a strictly 10-day run, this is a provocative, unsettling, musical extravaganza you don't want to miss.

Get your tickets for I Am Thomas — a brutal comedy with songs now, 20-30 April.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by Wilton's Music Hall.

Good cause of the day

There's still time to get in training for next week's multi-terrain Reebok Spartan Race at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Join the obstacle-littered course, packed with mud and challenges — 5km worth. Pick one of the great causes to support to qualify for a charity place. Various prices for entry plus minimum sponsorship — see website for sign up details, 9 April