Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 12 May 2016

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Master some impressive origami skills tonight at the Snooty Fox. Image: Todd

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TEE OFF: If you haven't swung your club at Junkyard Golf, give it a go today at their site in Brick Lane. Navigate weird junk, charity shop pieces and boot sale bounty to get a hole in one at this twisted course. £9.50, prebook, slots from 11am

MIDDLE EAST EATS:The tastes of the Middle East are evolving as new dishes and combinations pop up across Asia. Discover a new dimension to Middle Eastern cuisine at this Asia House evening with Honey & Co chefs, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. £8, prebook, 5.30pm

RUSH HOUR CELLO: Squeeze some cello into your commute with a rush hour concerto. Drop into St John's Waterloo, to hear the talented Mathieu Foubert. Free, just turn up, 6pm

HAPPY ORIGAMI: Get creative at the Snooty Fox's Happy Origami Wonderland. Sip on complimentary sake while folding paper into something spectacular, under the guidence of Sensai Toshiko. £8, just turn up, 7pm

PECKAKUCHA: The Japanese presentation format PechaKucha heads to the Geffrye Museum. Each speaker has six minutes, 20 images and 20 seconds to talk about each image. Tonight's theme is 'home'. Intrigued? £8, prebook, 7pm

EUROPE'S REFUGEE CRISIS: Europe's facing the worst refugee crisis since the second world war, with 1.26 million people seeking asylum — but what are the stories behind the statistics? Guardian correspondent Patrick Kingsley is joined by a panel of writers and commentators, discussing the crisis, at Conway Hall. £15, prebook, 7pm

Pair junk food with wine tonight with Out Of The Box.

JUNK FOOD AND WINE: Not your usual wine pairing event. At this Out Of The Box event, learn how to match unusual tipples with junk food favourites — pizzas, donuts, croquettes and burgers. £25-£30, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Triple Edinburgh award nominee Josie Long headlines tonight's 100 Club Presents. She's joined by funny Aussie Felicity Ward and Gentleman of Leisure, Nish Kumar. £11, prebook, 8pm

THE GOONIES: Everyone's favourite children's film gets a screening at Croydon's Lost Format Society tonight. Join the adventures of The Goonies as they set off in search of pirate treasure, in order to save their home. £11.49, prebook, 8.45pm

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The Last Word returns to the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse's festival of spoken word, storytelling and live performance, The Last Word, returns for the third year running later this month.

Highlights include battle rapper (and teacher) Mark Grist, who's teamed up with poet Tim Clare for a new show, Only You Can Save Poetry. You can also catch riotous spoken word show Tongue Fu, featuring Irvine Welsh, Beardyman and Hollie McNish, and Paines Plough's UK Garage-inspired With A Little Bit of Luck.  

Fancy having a go yourself? Sign up for masterclasses, or get your own personalised poem at the poetry takeaway. Audio installations will be in place around the venue too.  

The Last Word is at the Roundhouse, 24 May-18 June. Head to the website to see the full line-up and to buy tickets.

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by the Roundhouse.

Good cause of the day

There's still time to register for the Cancer Centre Abseil 2016, taking place next month. Attach yourself to a sturdy rope and edge your way down Guy's Hospital. Before the building even opens, you'll be able to say you've walked its walls, while helping a fantastic cause. Places cost £25-£30, 12pm-8pm, 4 June

Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by The Roundhouse.