Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 22 September 2016

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See the UK premiere of La Vache at Picturehouse Central.

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Things to do today:

NEW SCIENTIST LIVE: Meet British astronauts, discover the latest in technology and hear talks from the likes of Dara O Briain and Alice Roberts at New Scientist Live. £25/£29, book in advance/just turn up, all day (until 25 September)

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Discover how the Cadbury's factory women in Birmingham helped the war effort. Researcher Fiona Joseph also discusses the issues of writing about real life in fiction. Takes place at The Royal Marsden in Brompton. Free, book in advance, 12.30pm

CREATE SYRIA EXHIBITION: Create Syria at House of Vans in Waterloo is a multimedia installation exploring how arts can help the aftermath of a crisis. The exhibition shows the stories of displaced Syrian artists. Free, just turn up, 4pm (until 2 October)

GALAPAGOS NATURE CONSERVATION: Talks about marine iguanas and why plankton are important to Galapagos's marine habitats make up the Galapagos Day event at Regent's University London. £30, book in advance, 6pm

CUTTY SARK: Browse sea-inspired photos curated by the the London Photo Festival while Ensemble Perpetuo perform chamber music after hours, aboard the Cutty Sark. £20 (+booking fee), book in advance, 6.30pm

BANNED BOOKS TALK: As part of Banned Book Week, The British Library is holding a talk on censorship within literature and the problems with free speech. £8, book in advance, 6.30pm

DATING BINGO: If you're tired of swiping left (or right) and fancy meeting your prospective partner in real life, head to The Crown and Shuttle in Shoreditch for a night of dating bingo. £5-£8, book in advance, 7pm

OLYMPIC SWIMMING TALK: Sports journalist Charlie Rowe interviews Olympian Joanne Jackson about her swimming history as part of Live Sport Talks. £15 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm

FRENCH FILM PREMIERE: See the UK premiere of French film One Man And His Cow at Picturehouse Central, followed by a Q&A with the director, a champagne reception and wine and cheese. All profits go to Cancer Research. £45, book in advance, 7pm

CYCLING STORYTELLING: Motion at Theatre Utopia, Croydon, tells the dark side of  professional cycling through storytelling and spoken word. £10, book in advance, 7.30pm (until 25 September)

CANARY WHARF CABARET: Stunts, glamour and cabaret make up Marlene's Marvellous Menagerie in Canary Wharf. £15, book in advance, 8pm

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REMEMBERING ELEPHANTS: Find out about elephant conservation and photography at the Royal Geographical Society. Profits go to elephant conservation in Africa. £23.50 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7.30pm

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

POTTERY WORKSHOP: Use a potter's wheel and learn the art (and history) of pottery with Vinicius Les, a master of his field. Get your tickets here so you can create a one-of-a-kind artisan bowl. £35, 1/8/15/22 October

HAUNTED PUB CRAWL: Take a unique pub crawl through Highgate and Hampstead, uncovering the scary and scandalous history of the areas. £20, 22/23/29/30/31 October