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This week 26th January - 1st February

26 January 2015 Laura Stevens

This week the capital has something for the scientists, the artists and for those who like climbing in the sewers!

Engineer with a beer
What to expect:
Drinking and thinking

Ever wondered how Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga were created? Or what Stephen Hawking’s theories actually mean? But also don’t fancy finding the answer to these questions by trawling encyclopaedias? Then the Science Museum’s Lates are for you! Attracting 3000 visitors for the evening event, also keen to have their Science made more palatable with a pint, this January’s Late focuses on the inner workings of engineers. It is capped off in style with the Savage Skills cycle display team performing their crazy stunts.

Engineer with a beer is at the Science Museum on 28 January 18.45–22.00. Admission free although some events may require a ticket. For more information go here.

Wild Wall Dancing Workshop
What to expect:
Hanging by your fingertips underground

If you want to put your newly acquired January gym muscles to the test then get strapped in, scale the walls and hang out in the VAULT festival cavernous tunnels. It is for beginners so it is not a problem if you are more accustomed to terra firma than tumbling about the sky. Featuring the aerial dance from Artful Badger’s Wild Worlds: Dark Sides there will be groundwork, theory and wall time. Remember comfortable clothes and shoes, gloves, a woolly hate and of course, a date if you’re coming on Valentine’s Day!

Wild Wall Dancing Workshop is 31 Jan and 14 Feb 3-5pm. Tickets are £15. They can be bought here.

Jabberwocky
What to expect:
Lewis Carroll inspired puppetry

The Angel Theatre in Islington delves into Lewis Carroll’s magical imagination with their interpretation of one of his most famous poems, Jabberwocky. There will be marionettes that defy language, bunraku puppets that resist logic and shadows that refuse to stay in the dark. This will be an enchanting show that leaves both grown-ups and children delighted.

Jabberwocky is on until 1 February. For prices and times go to their website.

Landscape Photographer of The Year
What to expect: Last chance to catch a beautiful exhibit

Next time you’re waiting for a train at Waterloo instead of checking into the same old drivel on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram take yourself up to the mezzanine level and gaze on the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition. A chance to be proud of all the glorious landscape the UK has to offer, the display has been transitioned here after its run at the National Theatre. It’s free and far more uplifting than having rushing for that commuter packed train!

Landscape Photographer of the Year ends on Jan 31. For more information go here. Entry is free.

The Talented Mr Ripley
What to expect:
Not the movie with Matt Damon

But, it is the same story. However, it is brought to the stage by The Faction at the New Diorama Theatre to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the novel’s publication. For those who haven’t seen the Hollywood blockbuster it is the tale of Dickie and his friendship with Tom who has a dangerous talent for impersonation, forging and telling lies without compulsion.

The Talented Mr Ripley is at the New Diorama Theatre until 28 Feb. For prices and times go to their website.

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