Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 26 September 2019

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Watch a screening of The Sixth Sense in the impressive Temple Cinema

Things to do

ART FAIR: The Start Art Fair specialises in showcasing emerging artists and new art scenes. Browse the work of exhibitors from several countries spread across three floors of the gallery — and perhaps take something home with you, as prices begin at £100. Saatchi Gallery (Chelsea), £12.50, book ahead, 26-29 September

UNDERGROUND SPACE: The Railway Civil Engineers' Association digs deeps for a talk about the sustainable use and development of tunnels and underground space in London. Professor Colin M Eddie talks about the past, present and future of tunnelling and underground space, and how the cost and time to deliver tunnelling projects can be drastically reduced in the future. Someone put that man in charge of Crossrail. ICE (Westminster) free, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

FEMINIST HISTORY: Take a tour of Bishopsgate Institute's impressive archive, with specific focus on items surrounding women's and feminist history. Learn about the woman who put up Ghandi in the East End, Britain’s first ever female firefighter, and other inspirational women. Bishopsgate Institute (Liverpool Street), £7/£5, book ahead, 6.30pm

Start Art Fair begins today

TAP TAKEOVER: Good news, beer fans — Tate Modern's Tap Takeovers are back, and Pressure Drop Brewery does the honours this time. The Tottenham-based brewery serves up six of its beers, with a chance to meet the brewers and learn how they're made. Tate Modern, £9.95-£22.95, book ahead, 6.30pm

LOW WAGE BRITAIN: With many people on low or zero-hour contracts, what can be done to improve dignity in the labour market? A panel including James Bloodworth, author of Hired, and Hannah Woolley of St Paul’s Cathedral, discuss current employment practices, and what's likely to be the norm in the future. St Paul's Cathedral, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm

Classic cars park up in Greenwich Market

LEMON SESSIONS: New live music night The Lemon Sessions offers performances from five acts, including roaming band The Herringbone Cocktail Club, pop cover band Esquire and power pop trio Empire. The Bedford (Balham), free entry, book ahead, 6.30pm-11pm

JACK THE RIPPER: Author Hallie Rubenhold recently published new research about the victims of serial killer Jack the Ripper. Hear about her findings relating to the five women who were brutally murdered, including whether everything we think we know about them is actually true. National Archives (Kew), £10/£8, book ahead, 7.30pm-9pm

CLASSIC CARS: Ogle classic cars and vintage vehicles at Park It In The Market. The monthly motorhead gathering takes place alongside the usual market stalls, with live music and street food to keep the party going. Greenwich Market, free, just turn up, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Pressure Drop Brewery takes over the taps at Tate Modern

TEMPLE CINEMA: Feeling brave? Settle down for a screening of a classic horror film in a hidden masonic temple. The Sixth Sense is the latest film to get the Temple Cinema treatment, screened in the opulent neoclassical lodge. Andaz London (Liverpool Street), £20-£40, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm

OUT-SPOKEN: Poetry and live music evening Out-Spoken brings a variety of performers to the stage. Poet Anthony Anaxagorou reads from his new collection After the Formalities, and spoken-word artist Salena Godden, poet Bobby Parker, and musician Weyland McKenzie all perform too. Southbank Centre, £10, book ahead, 7.45pm

JAZZ HISTORY: Take a tour through the history of jazz, including tracks by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Jazz musician Paul Higgs performs the intimate late night concert covering the early sounds of New Orleans, swing and bebop, through to cool jazz, modal and Latin. Royal Albert Hall, £16.50/£10, book ahead, 9.30pm

Tube ponderings with Barry Heck

Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.

Obviously, I'm a regular visitor to the wonderful London Transport Museum. One of my favourite exhibits, tucked away in a corner, is this model of a cut-and-cover line under construction. The detail is extraordinary. Look especially at the tiny figures, each of which is engaged in some kind of action or activity. I spot a new detail every time I study it. Follow Barry on Twitter @HeckTube.

Good cause of the day

Book ahead for Stonewall Stand Up Sessions on 21 October. The Comedy Store show, hosted by Suzi Ruffell, has the likes of Bethany Black and Sophie Duker on the line-up, and raises money for Stonewall's work empowering LGBT people. Find out more and book tickets.

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