Things to do
SOUNDS OF ROMAN EGYPT: A new exhibition opens today looking at the objects which were used as musical instruments and to create noise in Romano-Egyptian rituals. Some of the objects have been replicated using 3D printing so you can have a go yourself. Petrie Museum (UCL), free, just turn up, 22 January-22 April
MUSEUM YOGA: Starting your day surrounded by cereal boxes may be nothing new, but how about doing yoga among the displays at the Museum of Brands? The Hatha yoga class focuses on posture, breathing and circulation, and your ticket includes access to the museum's exhibits, so you can take a look at 20,000 items dating back 150 years (and yes, it's a lot more interesting than just those cereal boxes). Museum of Brands (Ladbroke Grove), £12, book ahead, 7.45am
SNOWDROPS TOUR: Join one of the horticultural experts at Kew Gardens for a behind the scenes tour offering an insight into the scientific work they do. While you visit parts of the gardens normally off-limits to the public, learn about science, horticulture and conservation, with a specific seasonal focus on snowdrops. Find other snowdrop events and trails around London. Kew Gardens, including in admission, reserve your spot from 10am on the day, 11.30am
CURATOR TOUR: Spend your lunch break visiting the current exhibition on child health with an expert curator, and learn about the history of child health in London, from the days of deprivation and disease, through to breakthroughs in treatments and prevention methods. London Metropolitan Archives (Clerkenwell), free, just turn up, 1pm-1.20pm
THE HUMAN SHELTER: Watch documentary The Human Shelter, which looks at the inventive ways people are constructing homes across four different continents, from a shanty town on a lagoon in Lagos to NASA’s futuristic Mars habitat in Hawaii. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the director Boris B. Bertram. The Design Museum (Kensington), £8/£6.50/£5, book ahead, 6.15pm-8pm
SKYLINE SUPPERCLUB: Start your evening at this Sipsmith supper club with a hot G&T on a terrace, overlooking spectacular views of St Paul's Cathedral, followed by a three course meal. Each course has been paired with a Sipsmith cocktail, and menu items include tuna tartare, roast haunch of venison and chocolate fondant. Oh, and did we mention those views (pictured above)? Madison (St Paul's), £40, book ahead, 6.30pm
ART AND NATURE: How can we use art to draw attention to the problems facing the natural world? Artists Anna Laurent, John Simpson and Andy Franzkowiak discuss the relationship between art and nature, with particular focus on biodiversity and climate change. The Exhibitionist Hotel (South Kensington), free, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm
CALM THE F**K DOWN: That's the title of author Sarah Knight's new book, which she's discussing with journalist Daisy Buchanan. It focuses on ways to stop worrying about things you can't change, and spend more time solving the problems you can. Sounds sensible to us. Foyles Charing Cross Road, £14.99 (with book), book ahead, 7pm-8pm
BEHIND DEATH'S DOOR: Artist Jane Wildgoose founded 'The Wildgoose Memorial Library' in 2003 as a result of research for a BBC Radio 4 programme about a wisp of Lord Nelson’s hair bought on eBay. Hear her talk about the evolution of the collection, which focuses on objects pertaining to the memory of the dead. Highgate Cemetery, £9/£7, book ahead, 7.30pm-9pm
LIVE MUSIC: Folk singer and harpist Jess Ward plays an intimate gig at this north London pub to celebrate the release of her second album, Stronger Than You Think. The Harrison (King's Cross), £10, book ahead, 8pm
LOVE SONGS: This new theatre show — part of the Chinese Arts Now Festival — is a classic tale of classroom crushes and awkward bedroom encounters, told through the autobiographical poems of a hopeless romantic. Camden People's Theatre, £12/£10, book ahead, 9pm, 22-26 January
THE CALLER: Watch a screening of 1987 film The Caller, organised by Science Fiction Theatre, about a man who gains access to a lone woman's cabin in the woods, under the guise of calling a vehicle repair truck. The Castle Cinema (Homerton), £10/£8, book ahead, 9pm
Good cause of the day
Book now to see renowned violinist Charlie Siem in concert at Cadogan Hall on 5 February, performing works by Back, Debussy and Franck. The one-off concert is in aid of The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research. Find out more and book.
What we're reading
- Marylebone tube station is being upgraded.
- Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park Stadium to be used as a homeless shelter.
- Violent crime on the Underground rises by 43% in three years.
- It doesn't look like the 'Tulip' skyscraper will be built after all.