What we’re reading
- Following in the Crystal Palace footsteps of Camille Pissarro.
- V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estate.
- The world's most prolific Airbnb owner has 881 properties in London and earns £11.9m a year.
- Croydon tram crash memorials unveiled.
- Museum of London exhibition will mark suffragettes’ victory.
- Sam Bompas tells It's Nice That why London's views should be protected.
Things to do
VOODOO RAY'S: Everyone's fave by-the-slice pizza joint is celebrating its fifth birthday with £2.50 slices, £5 cocktails tonight, NTS DJs on Tuesday and live jazz on Thursday. Voodoo Ray's (Kingsland High Street), free, just turn up, 13-17 November
DAMSEL DEVELOPS: This film festival is staging the work of eight emerging female directors. Go girl power! The Bunker Theatre, £15, book ahead, 13-19 November
UK PARLIAMENT WEEK: A chance to find out how parliament works through government art collection tours, debates and talks on ancient laws such as the 1867 Reform Act. Various venues, free, book ahead, 13-19 November
GAYWISE FESTIVAL: London’s annual “All Arts, All Welcome” film festival is exploding onto venues across London this week. Expect fabulous films, performances, a visual art exhibition and talks celebrating the LGBTQI experience. Various venues, £10, book ahead, until 25 November
POINTS OF VIEW: To mark 80 years of protected view legislation Bompas & Parr has created this installation to highlight its importance. The Horniman Museum and Gardens, free, 8am-sunrise, until Sunday 26 November
SKYLARK: Discover the story behind Britain's first space rocket, the elegantly named Skylark, which launched 60 years ago. Science Museum, free, just turn up, ongoing
CRIME SCENE LIVE: A priceless stone has been nicked from the Natural History Museum. Can you and your team catch the culprit? Natural History Museum, £60, book ahead, 6.30pm-10.30pm
CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE: See nine short plays about the effects of climate change, in support of the United Nations Summit. Theatre Delicatessen, free, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
A LOVE SUPREME: Got the Monday blues? How about some Monday jazz instead, at this concert performance of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, followed by a Q&A with saxophonist Denys Baptiste. British Library, £15/£10, book ahead, 7.30pm
NEON NAKED: Bored of drawing classical poses and still lifes? Head to this flamboyant life drawing class which makes use of industrial UV light, reactive body paints and hand crafted flamboyant accessories. The Duke of Wellington, £11.99, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Good cause of the day: Sign up to London Run in the Dark on 15 November
On a fitness thing or just want to do your bit for charity? Join thousands across 50 cities around the world in pounding the pavement to raise funds for the Mark Pollock Trust, whose mission is to fast-track a cure for paralysis. Choose from a sweaty but manageable 5km to a more challenging 10km. Battersea Park, £26, 8pm-10pm, 15 November
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing.
The London Undergound is over 150 years old, and it's seen a thing or two in its time. Are you brave enough to face the ghosts of the Underground? Travel through the home of the Bank's Black Nun, learn about the elderly angel who saved a tube worker from death, and come to face to face with Farringdon's screaming spectre. Bring your oyster card and discover the hidden secrets of the Underground. You'll need to have an Oyster card or travelcard for this event. Get tickets
Sex & Relationship mentor Colin Richards will will explain how our early life influences effect our attractions to others and our subsequent sexual behaviours. Colin will also then show you how by adopting a new way of listening and communicating, you can go a long way to overcoming repeated behaviour patterns to achieve the relationship and sexual connection you really want. Get tickets
Have you heard of Bitcoin and Ethereum? Perhaps because it's been in the news a lot recently due to spectacular price rises. But what exactly is Bitcoin? How is Ethereum different? Is it too late to get involved, or is this just the beginning? In this talk, Owen Barnes will cover the essentials of cryptocurrencies, assuming you have no prior technical knowledge. By the end you should have the tools and confidence you need to participate in the biggest technological shift since the creation of the Internet. Get tickets
Nothing says Christmas like a special screening of everyone’s favourite love story: Love Actually. The film will be accompanied by a fun and fascinating talk about the psychology of love from evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin, giving you a great insight into why some of us are luckier in love than others. And as an extra special festive treat, every ticket includes a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a very festively decorated venue. Get tickets