Things To Do In London Today: Friday 4 November 2016

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Lucy Sparrow's been making things out of felt again.

Things to do today

SHOPLIFTING EXHIBITION: Ever seen Moët champagne or hair dying kits made from felt? Take a comical look at the UK's most shoplifted items at felt sculpture artist Lucy Farrow's exhibition at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Free, just turn up, all day from 11am (until 26 November)

PHOTO EXHIBITION: From refugees crossing borders to marches against police violence, striking images from the 2016 World Press Photo Exhibition are on display in the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre. Free, just turn up, until 21 November

FIREWORKS: Watch London light up with lasers and fireworks in two separate displays at Alexandra Palace. £11, book in advance, doors open at 4pm (first show at 8.35pm)

LOVE TO READ: What does reading mean to you? Radio DJ Gemma Cairney discusses what it means to her — as well as her activism for young people's mental health issues — at the British Library. £12, book in advance, 7pm

BONFIRE STORYTELLING: Gather around a bonfire and welcome the start of winter with cups of mulled cider, folk music and demonic tales of the unexpected. Dress up warmly — the storytelling takes place in a secret garden. £4, just turn up, 7pm

STANDUP COMEDY: Harun Musho'd takes a look at everything from Fifa and Nazi relatives to Boko Haram and his day job in HR, in his show Harun With A View at Slam King's Cross. £5 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm

BODY LANGUAGE: Body language, self-expression... what does it really mean? Take a class in sign language, hear from fat activists and make zines at Wellcome Collection's after hours event. Free, just turn up, all night from 7pm

SILENT DISCO: Whether you're more of a Jessica Rabbit or a Harry Potter, dress as your favourite movie star for a night of film-inspired tunes, three floors under the Royal Albert Hall. £19.82, book in advance, 10pm

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...

Lost London Walking Tour

London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

A Secret London Tour

How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners

Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets

Paint Ceramics and Bring Your Own Prosecco!

If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations.  Get tickets