Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 14 March 2018

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There's a night dedicated to cats at the Vet College.

What we're reading

  • What's going on with West Ham's fans — and what's likely to happen next?
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Things to do:

IRISH FOOD: Get all the culinary inspiration you need to cook up a St Patrick's Day feast at Borough Market. There will be cooking demonstrations showcasing the best Northern Irish delicacies. Borough Market, free entry, just turn up, until 17 March

BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Sadly, this is the last ever Drinker Festival as the venue is closing, so take the opportunity to drown your sorrows. Sup 150 real ales (all from London breweries) as well as imported beers ciders and perries, English wine and mead. Plus, there's a Tombola, charity book sale and pub quiz. Camden Centre (King's Cross), £4, pay on the door, various times, until 16 March

DYSPLA INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL: Dyslexic filmmakers have been hard at work creating this trippy-sounding installation, in which their films are played simultaneously, "projected onto smoke" which the audience listens to through a radio transmitter. The Crypt Gallery, £5, book ahead, various times, 14-18 March

MIDDLESEX STEM FESTIVAL: Make sure you're doing something geeky for British Science Week, like feeding Venus flytraps, playing Super Mario, or engaging in "semi-automated human-mediated semantic knowledge extraction to help fight against crime". Do all three at Middlesex Stem Festival. Middlesex University (Hendon), free, just turn up, 5pm-7pm

Embrace Northern Irish tastes at Borough Market.

CAT NIGHT: A whole night dedicated to cats — yes, really. Learn how to look after your kitty from trained vets, nurses and bioscientists at this late night vet surgery, plus mini lectures from specialists. The Royal Veterinary College, Camden, free, book ahead, 5.30pm-10pm

WOMEN IN ART FAIR: Despite how many female art graduates there are, our galleries are full of men. Women In Art Fair is a new art fair, launching tonight, hoping to redress this gender imbalance and we're all for it. Gallery Elena Shchukina (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 6pm-8.30pm

CARICATURE MASTERCLASS: Whether you're a drawing novice or pro with a pencil, join this workshop led by award-winning illustrator and educator, Merlin Strangeway. You'll take inspiration from Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain exhibition to create your exaggerated portrait. Two Temple Place (Westminster), £15, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm

MIDTOWN BIG IDEAS EXCHANGE: The fifth in this series of stimulating debates explores the divisive topic: London as a place to live. We reckon the comp drinks should only be served once the housing crisis is solved. Wallspace Clerkenwell, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-9pm

BOOK SLAM: A politically-charged literary night in a boxing hall, themed around the 'post-truth' era. Expect poetry, music, comedy and a talk on how to stop Brexit from Nick Clegg. Plus, food from Cult and books from Libreria. York Hall (Bethnal Green), £14, book ahead, 8pm

Good cause of the day:

Remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar AKA the greatest children's book ever? Well you can honour said caterpillar with The Giant Wiggle, a week's worth of fundraising events with all proceeds going to Action for Children. Register now, for some caterpillar fun, 7-13 May

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

The London Cheese Crawl

Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix.   Get tickets

Couple Painting - Dating With a Difference

Get creative with your partner in this date night with a difference. Between you, you’ll get to create your very own piece of artwork on a large canvas. Help is on hand if you need it, but freestyle pieces are always encouraged… Get tickets

Secrets of the Square Mile

The City of London is home to spectacular skyscrapers, but it’s also home to some fascinating history. Join Matt on a tour of the Square Mile’s ancient alleyways, old churches and imposing architecture - including two sites associated with the occult, and one of the City's most haunting memorials to the power of the Blitz.  Get tickets