Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 6 October 2016

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Start your day with a poetry breakfast. Photo: taigatrommelchen.

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Things to do today:

KEW GARDENS CRAFT: Meet and buy from over 200 designers and creators at Kew Gardens's four-day contemporary craft fair, Handmade At Kew. £16-£18, book in advance, until 9 October

POETRY BREAKFAST: Enjoy coffee, croissants and contemporary poetry at Bloomsbury Hotel for the 10th Poetry Breakfast, hosted this year by British poet Sarah Howe. Free, book in advance, 8am-9am

NATIONAL POETRY DAY: Continue the National Poetry Day celebrations at Southbank Centre. Listen to performances from Mercury Prize-winning artist PJ Harvey and Inua Ellams, and write your own secret poem with artist Davina Drummond. Free, just turn up, 1pm-6.45pm

SOUTHBANK SINFONIA: Head to St John's Waterloo after work for a relaxing performance by Southbank Sinfonia before heading home. It's their final Rush Hour Concert of the season. Free, just turn up, 6pm

TRANSLATING JOURNALISM: Journalists and editors come together at Free Word London to discuss what is translated through reporting, and the difficulties of reporting other people's stories. £5, book in advance, 6.45pm

ICELANDIC GIG: Icelandic band Fufanu showcase their electro-inspired guitar sound at a one-off London show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. £8.25, book in advance, 7pm

STAND UP AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Stand-up comedian Lucy Porter brings her show Consequences to Artsdepot in Finchley after a successful month-long run at Edinburgh Fringe. £14, book in advance, 7.30pm

STORYTELLING: Head to Canvas & Cream in Forest Hill for tales of chatty wolves and calorific cottages, courtesy of Story Jam. £8, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY GIG: MC James Gill hosts comedians including Micky Overman and Tony Law for a laugh-filled night at The Tommyfield in Kennington. £8.80, book in advance, 7.40pm

GUYANESE OPERA: Hannah Kendall's one-man chamber opera The Knife of Dawn is based on the life of Guyanese poet and activist Martin Carter who was jailed without charge for fighting for his country's independence. See it performed at The Roundhouse in Camden for one night only. £15, book in advance, 8pm

Good cause of the day

Book now for Roar With Laughter resents The Comedy Store Players, a comedy night taking place at ZSL London Zoo on 13 October. Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart, Richard Vranch, Steve Edis and Ruth Bratt are set to appear on stage, with funds raised going towards ZSL's conservation work.