What we’re reading
- You can now explore Europe's largest urban wetlands, in Walthamstow.
- Peckham's multi-storey creative carpark is here to stay.
- The Cinema Museum is at risk; sign the petition to save it.
- Have you locked yours? Bike thefts are on the rise.
- KFC to replace an independent bar and cinema in Borough High Street.
Things to do
HALF TERM: Looking for ways to keep the kids busy while they're off school? Our half term guide covers plenty of events, from theatre shows to animal experiences to afternoon tea — you'll find something to do, whatever their age and whatever your budget. 21-29 October
WOMEN OF GHANA: See striking photos of women from the northern region of Ghana who have overcome poverty, low levels of education and discrimination to achieve their ambitions. Deptford Lounge, free, book ahead, 23-26 October
PRINT FAIR: Pick up some funky prints for your walls, learn a new skill and try not to spend a small fortune on that Tracy Emin piece you spotted on the last day of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Building 10, Major Draper Street, £5.36-£13.33, book ahead, 11am
BIG DRAW FESTIVAL: Expect to see lots of happy toddlers in cardboard box cars at ArtsDepot, which is hosting a whole day of drawing as part of The Big Draw Festival. £4 entry, some activities have additional cost, book ahead, 11am-4pm
VEGAN PIE N MASH: Looking for animal-free comfort food to keep you going through the winter months? Young Vegans Pie N Mash is opening its new shop in Camden today, with an indulgent new menu including the artillery clogging cheeseburger pie. 60 Camden Lock Place, just turn up, 11am-7pm
DISNEY FANTASIA: The highlights from Disney's Fantasia will be shown on the big screen at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by live music from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Royal Albert Hall, various prices, book ahead, 1.30pm/6.3opm
ANIMAL COMPLEX: We like to think we're smarter than our hairier animal relatives, but is that the case? Ben Ambridge pits humans against chimps with tests that might surprise you about our place in the animal kingdom. Royal Institution, £7-£16, book ahead, 6pm
POETRY CAFE: Hear comic poet John Hegley wax lyrical on everything from potatoes to mandolins, with profits going towards the cafe's refurb costs. The Poetry Cafe, £20/£10, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm
FILM SCREENINGS: See short films from the DocHeads showreel including one shot entirely on an iPhone6 and stories where the characters are drag kings, selfie-obsessed and still wrapping their heads around Brexit and Trump. Roundhouse, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm
BIG BREXIT BAND: Does Brexit still mean Brexit when it's sung by a choir? Hear the words of article 50 set to music by Matthew Herbert who has created a political soundscape that will be released as an album the day the UK departs from the EU. Barbican, £15-£30, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm
LAUGH OUT LONDON: He's the only guy to win the Edinburgh Comedy Awards twice, and tonight surrealist comic John Kearns will have you laughing your way into Tuesday. Old Queens Head (Angel), £5.90, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Good cause of the day: Age Allies launch party
If you want to live in a city where there are opportunities no matter what your age, then join this launch party hosted by Age UK London, which is on a mission to make London an age-friendly city. Go along to find out more about the project. Cockpit Arts (Bloomsbury), free, book ahead, 4pm-6.30pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
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
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
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