Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 15 October 2019

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Roundhouse Rising festival begins

Things to do

ROUNDHOUSE RISING: Emerging music festival Roundhouse Rising — a chance to see tomorrow’s big names and headline acts before they’re famous — begins today. A whole range of musical genres are covered, from grime to pop to electrobeats, with performers from as far afield as Dublin and Sweden — and plenty of homegrown talent too. The first event on the programme is a BBC Introducing gig tonight. Roundhouse (Camden), various prices, book ahead, 15-29 October

TREASURED THREADS: Gunnersbury Park Museum unveils a new exhibition centred on the Acton Top. One of the most remarkable items in the museum's collection, it's a decorative fabric quilt top created by a local Acton family around 1825, depicting biblical scenes, animals and plants. Gunnersbury Park Museum, free, just turn up, 15 October-12 January

BULLET JOURNALS: Master the art of bullet journalling at this short workshop dedicated to the trendy diary method. Get some advice on where to start so that you're not daunted by a blank page, pick up some creative inspiration, and learn how to plan your pages. 67b Neal Street (Covent Garden), free, book ahead, 11am-12.30pm

Master the art of bullet journalling

CLIMATE MAJORITY: Babble Talks are lectures aimed at parents and carers with babies — although adults without babies are welcome to attend too. Today's speaker is Leo Barasi, author of The Climate Majority, who talks about shifting attitudes to climate change, and why so little is still being done about it. Crouch End Picturehouse, £10, book ahead, 11.30am-12.30pm

STAND UP TO CANCER: For one day only, a powerful photo exhibition is on display, demonstrating the reality of living with cancer. Taken by photographer Ami Barwell, the shots show men and women baring their scars and changes to their bodies in an act of defiance against the disease. Carousel (Marylebone), free, just turn up, 12pm-4pm

FILM TOUR: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall and find out about some of the film and TV shows which have been filmed on location there. Scenes from Muppets Most Wanted, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Krays and The Great McGonagall are among the highlights. After the 50-minute tour, there's time to ask your questions in a Q&A session. Wilton’s (Limehouse), £10, book ahead, 4pm

Perfect Liars Club takes place at The Book Club

WHO GUARDS LONDON?: Author and journalist Simon Jenkins is the speaker at this year’s annual lecture by SAVE Britain’s Heritage. Jenkins tackles the subject of who is responsible for managing the growth and change of the city — London boroughs, government organisations, or conservation volunteers. St Botolph Without Bishopsgate (City of London), £20/£15, book ahead, 6pm-8pm

QUEER ERASURE: London’s iconic LGBTQ+ venues — many of which have now disappeared — are in the spotlight at Barbican Cinema. Watch archive footage of the venues, including film extracts and rarely-seen documentaries, followed by a discussion between London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé, BFI’s Simon McCallum, and cabaret singer Mzz Kimberley about the future of London’s queer spaces. Barbican Cinema, £12, book ahead, 6.30pm

Comedian Eleanor Morton comes to London

PERFECT LIARS CLUB: Four people get up on stage and each tell an unexpected story about something that happened to them... or did it? At Perfect Liars Club, the aim is to work out which three people are telling the truth, and which one is a liar. The Book Club (Shoreditch), £8, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm

POST MORTON: Comedian Eleanor Morton performs her Edinburgh Fringe show Post-Morton in London for one night only. The personal show sees her panicking that other grown ups have left her behind. Aces & Eights (Tufnell Park), free, book ahead, 8pm-9pm

Tube ponderings with Barry Heck

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

Which is the only station on the tube map to have been opened by Queen Elizabeth I?

West Brompton... sort of.

The rebuilt National Rail platforms (now used by the Overground) were opened in 1999 by then Minister for Transport Glenda Jackson MP. Before turning to politics, Jackson led a glitteringly successful career as an actor, winning two Academy Awards. One of her most famous roles was playing Queen Elizabeth, both in the BBC series Elizabeth R, and the film Mary Queen of Scots. So I like to imagine her turning up in 1999 in full Elizabethan garb. Follow Barry on Twitter @HeckTube.

Good cause of the day

Book ahead for Eat With Me, a celebration of food in aid of Health Poverty Action. Enjoy an evening of food and cooking demonstrations by expert chefs, including several former Masterchef contestants, while raising money to train community support health workers in Sierra Leone. Find out more and book tickets.

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