Things To Do Today In London: Friday 2 March 2018

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JEWELLERY FAIR: Professionals jewellers, silversmiths and makers are exhibiting their wares at this three day jewellery fair, which focuses on unique, British-made products. Kensington Town Hall, £6, just turn up, 2-4 March

ENFIELD PAINTINGS: Last couple of days to see this exhibition of paintings by local Enfield artist Barry Maltz. His watercolour and acrylic paintings depict local Enfield scenes, as well as subjects from his travels abroad. Dugdale Centre (Enfield), free, just turn up, until 3 March

CERAMICS MARKET: There will be odd-shaped plant pots covered in funky patterns and weird art your grandmother probably wouldn't get but that's part of the fun of this ceramics market, showcasing the creative endeavours of more than 60 innovative ceramicists, and DIY potters. Abney Hall (Hackney), free, just turn up, 2-3 March

EVE IN KHAKI: The roles that women played during both world wars is the topic of this talk by Professor Lucy Noakes. Although there was need for female labour, there was also resistance by those concerned for the patriarchy. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 11.30am-12.30pm

Last chance to catch Enfield artist Barry Maltz's local work

DIPPER MALKIN: Slack off your soggy sarnies and head to Southbank Centre for a free lunchtime concert. Today's the turn of folk music duo Dipper Malkin. Southbank Centre, free, just turn up, 1pm

FEMINIST BOOK CLUB: You've probably heard of 'mansplaining', and tonight, the book that helped to popularise the term is being discussed. Head to Tottenham Court Road for a debate about Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things To Me — it's bound to get heated (which is useful in this cold weather). Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, free, book ahead, 7pm

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE: Not to get too deep on a Friday night, but biochemist Nick Lane is discussing how life on earth originated. The Royal Institution, £16/£10, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

SWING TIME: Grammy nominated American pianist, vocalist, songwriter and Judy Carmichael performs the music of Fats Waller, with an evening of gems from the Great American Songbook. Watermans (Brentford), £15/£14, book ahead, 8.30pm

SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES: Nostalgic for the summer of 1967 or wish you were old enough to be? Let the Zoots take you back with their covers of 1960s tunes, from The Beatles to the Beach Boys. The Tropic, Ruislip Social Club, £14, book ahead, 8.30pm-10.30pm

Good cause of the day:

Got a head for heights? Sign up to abseil down the side of St Thomas' Hospital, and get views of the London Eye, Big Ben and other landmarks while you raise money for an excellent cause. £30 plus £150 sponsorship, book ahead, 11 May

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

LOVE Dim Sum? Learn to Make Delicious Dim Sum!

Fancy some Dim Sum fun? From making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels, William will show you everything you need to know to become a Dim Sum pro. William will also teach you the etiquette of Dim Sum - learn what to order and how to order, in Cantonese! Get tickets

Interviews With British Serial Killers

Could you spent hours on end satiating your morbid curiosity by researching serial killers? Hey, you're not alone. Insight into the criminal psyche is a fascinating topic and one covered in this talk by retired police officer, Paul Harrison. You'll encounter the stories of three of the UK's worst serial killers, from their childhoods to their crimes. With over four decades of experience in the Criminal Justice system, join Paul to work through the facts, uncover the details, and get inside the heads of these killers to discover what truly motivates a murderer.  Get tickets

Become Robin Hood for the Day in an Archery Class

Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour 'get started in archery' class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets

Sex, Death and Shopping: The Soho Tour

We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again.  Get tickets