Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 1 June 2016

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Punk.London with today's exhibition. Image: Paulbence

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Things to do today:  

PUNK LONDON: The Museum of London's calling as it celebrates 40 years of punk with a display of all things anarchy in the Show Space. Discover customised clothes, accessories, photos, material from punk gigs (including flyers, patches and posters) from the 1970s onwards. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

ROMEO AND JUILET: The Shakespearian classic gets a puppety twist at the British Library today. Danish Shakespeare Theatre, HamletScenen, present a unique version of the much-loved story, for ages 6+. £8, prebook, noon

POETRY LAUNCH: Urban Myths and Legends, the poetry anthology from The Emma Press, launches at Westminster Reference Library today. There are readings from Sophie F Baker, Francine Elena, Ella Frears, Linda Goulden, John Greening, Jack Houston and more. Free, RSVP, 5.30pm

TOWN HALL TALKS: Discover more about Wandsworth's rural past at this Battersea Arts Centre talk. Find out about the Sheepscapes project with local historican, Dorian Gerhold. Free, prebook, 6pm

PUBSCI: The science curious PubSci invites Katrina van Grouw to speak about her book, The Unfeather Bird, at the Old Kings Head. Hear her discuss what goes on in the bird world, beneath the feathers. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Dress like David for this Bowie-inspired night. Image: Dr Motte

BOWIE NIGHT: Stanley's Film Club presents sparkling film Velvet Goldmine, plus a Bowie-inspired glam rock night, complete with Ziggy-style makeovers. £7, prebook, 7pm

MUSIC: Sands Films welcomes the Eastern Mediterranean Michalis Kouloumis Trio. This soulful group bring the sounds of violin, double bass, Cretan lute and guitar to Sands Film Studios in Rotherhithe. £14/£8, prebook, 7.45pm

COMEDY: Hammersmith's The Duchess Of Cambridge spoils you with Twice As Nice Comedy tonight. Side-splitting acts include Suzy Wilde, Benji Waterstones, Sam Deards and Simon Lilley. Free, just turn up, 8pm

Good cause of the day

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