Things to do
EASTER HOLIDAYS: From theatre shows to chocolate trails and Easter fairs, we’ve found plenty of events for this second week of the Easter holidays — take a look at our guide. Until 21 April
TITS LONDON: Pop-up shop Tits London doubles up as a platform to showcase the work of some of the best female designers in London. Everything sold is created by women, and 10% of profits go to Coppafeel breast cancer awareness charity. Items for sale include t-shirts, jewellery, tote bags and ceramics. 99 Morning Lane (Hackney), free entry, just turn up, 15-21 April
HELICOPTER FLYPAST: According to London blogger IanVisits, a helicopter flypast is due to take place over London today, full details and itinerary here. Free, just turn up, 10am-12pm
PORTRAITS OF IRAN: Coinciding with current photography exhibition Portraits of Iran, King’s hosts a panel discussion about the challenges faced by Iranian citizens as they try to overcome the state and media censorship forced on them by their government. Specific focus is on how new generations are getting round the censorship. The panel includes Iranian food author and photographer Atoosa Sepehr. Bush House Arcade, free, book ahead, 6pm-7.30pm
BOMBAY TALKIES: Indian restaurants Bombay Bustle rounds off its Bombay Talkies series with a screening of 2017 film Call Me By Your Name. Tuck into a glass of champagne, canapés and a three course Indian dinner as you watch in a pop-up cinema in the underground bar. Bombay Bustle (Mayfair), £52, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm
FOOD IN FICTION: Author Joanne Harris — best-known for her 1999 novel Chocolat — discusses writing about the sensuality of food in fiction with James Runcie, author of The Grantchester Mysteries and The Discovery of Chocolate. It’s part of the food season of events, looking at culinary feats in literature. British Library, £15/£10, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
IAN MCEWAN: Following on from successful novels including Atonement and On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan’s latest release, Machines Like Me, is set in an alternative 1980s London in which Britain has lost the Falklands War, and Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power. McEwan discusses the new book, and his career as a whole, with journalist Martha Kearney. Southbank Centre, £10-£30, book ahead, 7.30pm
FLATSHARE SLAMDOWN: Panel gameshow meets live comedy sketch in Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown. Unruly tenants Ben and Tom are joined by special guests John Kearns and Olga Koch, and go head to head in games and tasks to avoid doing annoying chores. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £8, book ahead, 7.30pm
GOTHIC BOOKCLUB: Amazingly, Mary Shelley was still a teenager when she wrote Frankenstein. Gothic Bookclub looks at the author’s life more closely, through new biography In Search Of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein. Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham), free, book ahead, 7.30pm
STORYTELLING OPEN MIC: London is the theme of this month’s Spark London storytelling open mic night, so gather your best tales about the capital and share them with an audience — or simply sit back and listen to others telling their stories. Stories must be true, about you, and about five minutes long. Ritzy (Brixton), £5, book ahead, 8pm
Tube ponderings with Barry Heck
Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.
Looking forward to the final series of Game of Thrones? To celebrate its imminent return, here’s my transport map of Westeros Hampstead.
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Good cause of the day
Book now for Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen’s fundraising 90s rave on Saturday. In tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, profits from the event go to The Samaritans. Find out more and book tickets.