Things To Do In London Today is sponsored by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Things to do today:
ART INSTALLATION: Grains of rice are representing people at The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Performers from Stan's Café will weigh out different amounts of rice to symbolise different world events. Part of London's Burning Festival. Free, just turn up, until 4 September
MINIBEAST HUNTING: Search for invertebrates hiding in the hedges, plains and woods at Bushy Park. Learn how to catch and identify them with your kids. £15 (2 adults and 3 children), book in advance, 10.30am
AFRO-BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION: The Horniman Museum is hosting Sao Paolo-born percussionist Adriano Adewale, who will play a variety of Amazonian percussion instruments. Free, just turn up, 3.30pm-4.30pm
DRAMA SHORTS: Watch short films featuring a lost traveller, nostalgic men and a newly-discovered family secret. Part of Hackney Attic Film Festival. Free, book in advance, 7.30pm
FILM PREVIEW: See a preview screening of Anthropoid, a thriller film following the journey of two exiled soldiers to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The film at the BFI is followed by a Q+A with the director and actors Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. £16, book in advance, 8.30pm
Win Two Tickets To See Doctor Faustus By The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Doctor Faustus is a play like no other.
You watch as the actors' roles are decided: the play opens with two actors lighting matches, and whoever’s flame burns out first ‘loses’ and plays the fated doctor, while the other plays the demon Mephistophilis.
The critically-acclaimed production is only at the Barbican for four weeks from 7 September, and we have a pair of tickets worth almost £100 to give away.
For more information and to enter the competition (closing 5pm on 5 September), click here.
Our daily pick of Funzing events
SECRET 10K RUN: Report to an 18th century policeman in a secret location and race around the streets of London finding witnesses and clues in a race to complete the puzzle. Bring up to three of your quickest and cleverest friends for this energetic street challenge. £12, 3 September
LUXURY TRAVEL TALK: Find out how to travel in a style for a fraction of the price with air miles guru Nicky. Get your tickets now and pick up tips on how to have a first-class life for next to nothing. £10, 20 September