2016-09-26

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FILM PREMIERE: Head to Picturehouse Central on Piccadilly for the UK premiere of Finnish film Diving Into The Unknown. It's about four Finnish cave divers whose two friends have drowned in a deep sea cave. The film is followed by a Q&A with the director and producer. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

FREE SPEECH: As part of Banned Books Week, find out about censorship within comics which has led to police raids and even an Act of Parliament. Event takes place at the Free Word Centre in Clerkenwell. £5, book in advance, 6.45pm

DUB POETRY: Dub poet Roger Robinson headlines the Literary Nightclub at Canary Wharf, part of the Spiegeltent Festival. Other performers include Caleb Femi and Jean Binta Breeze. £15, book in advance, 7pm

COMEDY: Larry Dean's show Farcissist is at the Soho Theatre for one night only after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe — see if you can work out why he won Scottish Comedian of the Year. £10, book in advance, 7pm

SCIENCE TALK: Understand how the Zika virus develops with a talk by Imperial College London lecturer Dr Pierre Nouvellet at The Cittie of Yorke pub. Free, just turn up, 7pm

AFTER HOURS ART: Use the still-life displays at The Old Operating Theatre Museum near London Bridge to inspire your sketches at this art evening. The session includes a talk and materials are provided. £10, book in advance, 7pm

AFRICAN CRAFT NIGHT: Create Batik patterns and make your own jewellery to an Afro-pop soundtrack at The Make Escape, a craft night at Hackney Attic. There are also knitting and collage corners. Free (£3 donation to MIND encouraged), just turn up, 7.30pm

ALTERNATIVE COMEDY: David McIver hosts seven comedians including headliner John Luke Roberts at this alternative comedy night at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town. Pay what you want, just turn up, 8pm

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Final Rooftop Film Club screenings on sale now

This summer, Rooftop Film Club has teamed up with Nespresso, bringing the excellent combination of coffee and classic films to sky-high venues across London.

Sadly, like all good things, Rooftop Film Club's summer screenings must come to an end — so grab your tickets now if you don't want to miss out.

Film buffs can also refuel while they watch the sun set over London. Nespresso Club members can get their hands on free popcorn, and Nespresso Martinis and iced coffees are available on all rooftops. While you're there, use the free photobooths to capture your summer fun. Use #NespressoExperience to share your photos.

Rooftop Film Club runs at venues across London until 30 September — see website for full programme. Tickets for all screenings are available now.

Good cause of the day

CHARLIE CHAPLIN WALK: Discover the rags-to-riches tale of Charlie Chaplin through the history of London's music halls with a three mile walk ending in Elephant and Castle. All proceeds to mental health charity CoolTan Arts. Free (donations welcome) book in advance, 6pm

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY: Fancy yourself as the next Heston Blumenthal? Discover how to use physics and chemistry to create tasty, restaurant-standard food at this molecular gastronomy workshop. £45, 7/21/28 October

VICTORIAN TOUR: Discover Victorian London and uncover how ice cream became a food of the people with a walking tour around Covent Garden and Soho. £12, 11/22 October

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