Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 24 April 2019

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Marylebone Food Festival begins today

Things to do

FOOD FESTIVAL: With supperclubs, masterclasses and tasting events  it's fair to say that Marylebone Food Festival is not your average tent-in-a-field food festival. Restaurants and bars all over the area show off their culinary prowess, with special menus and offers running alongside the events. Various locations and prices, book ahead, 24-28 April

CANADA NOW: Award-winning and critically acclaimed films from across Canada are screened at film festival Canada Now, which is in London this week before touring the UK. Screenings include 2018 drama Giant Little Ones — shot in Ontario and starring Kyle MacLachlan — and Mouthpiece, about the grief of a woman organising her mother's funeral. Various locations and prices, book ahead, 24-28 April

NIPPLE TASSELS: For something a little saucy, grab your mates and spend your evening creating and decorating your own nipple tassels over a drink or two. All materials are provided. What you do with your creations once you leave the venue is entirely your own business.  Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £5, book ahead, from 6pm

Watch a screening of Iceman

ICEMAN: 1984 film Iceman is the story of a neanderthal man who is rediscovered after being buried in ice for 40,000 years. The screening is preceded by a talk from Maooz Awan, PhD research fellow in Cryobiology at UCL, about the realities of cryopreservation and what is possible with current technologies. The Castle Cinema (Homerton), £10/£8, book ahead, 6.30pm

FORGOTTEN FICTION: Monthly book club Forgotten Fiction aims to rediscover 'lost' 20th century literary gems. Today it's the turn of What Not by Rose Macaulay, the story of a couple in love, one of whom has been certified as an A for breeding purposes, while the other is uncertified, and may not marry. It's recently been republished, with suppressed pages reinstated. Waterstones Gower Street, £8/£6, book ahead, 6.30pm

MUSEUM LATE: Celebrate 150 years of the periodic table at Science Museum's late night opening. As well as the usual exhibits to view, a silent disco and live music, expect events and activities themed around the elements, including a carbon dating game that looks at your own relationship. Age 18+. Science Museum (South Kensington), free entry, book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm

CANDLELIT PHOTOGRAPHY: A rare chance to see Southwark Cathedral illuminated by candlelight, as it would have been in pre-electric days. The event is aimed at photographers of all abilities, so take your camera and tripod along to get some unique shots.  Southwark Cathedral, £11.50, book ahead, 7pm

See — and photograph — Southwark Cathedral by candlelight

DASH CAFE: Europe's Roma people are celebrated at this month's Dash Cafe. Watch a screening of 1993 film Latcho Drom, which looks at Romany cultures and traditions across Europe. Members of UK Roma communities take part in a discussion after the film. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £5, book ahead, 7pm

LOTHARINGIA: Author Simon Winder discusses his latest book, Lotharingia, which takes an in-depth look at the lost medieval kingdom of Lotharingia. It existed between what we now know as France and Germany. Daunt Books (Marylebone), £10, book ahead, 7pm

Dash Cafe focuses on Europe's Roma

PAINT VAN GOGH: Learn to paint like Dutch master Van Gogh at Pop-Up Painting's guided session. All art supplies are included, with a qualified artist offering tips and advice, and drinks are available to purchase from the bar. Urban Meadow (Bayswater), £27.99, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm

SMOKE COMEDY: Professional comedians share their newest jokes at Smoke Comedy. Tonight's line-up includes Micky Overman, Daniel Muggleton, Kathryn Mather and Charlie Palmer. The Sekforde (Clerkenwell), £5.92, book ahead, 7.30pm

Tube ponderings with Barry Heck

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

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Good cause of the day

Raising money for Amnesty International, Welcome Cinema & Kitchen presents a screening of 2018 Stan & Ollie, about slapstick comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. A supper club serving vegan food from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ivory Coast and Eritrea is included, and for every ticket bought, a refugee or asylum seeker can attend for free. Find out more and book tickets.

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