Things to do
STREET FOOD: Tuck into street food dishes for a fiver at the Inkerbator Weekend. Run by KERB, it brings together 25 new traders to show off their skills, cooking up their usual menus as well as the special £5 dishes. South Bank, free entry, just turn up, 18-22 April
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Stunning shots go on display at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition today. More than 800 images covering landscapes, portraiture, wildlife and street photography and architectural shots are all on display. Somerset House, £8-£14 (tip: weekdays are cheaper than weekends), book ahead, 18 April-6 May
KELMSCOTT HOUSE: This new exhibition at the former home of William Morris looks at the history of the house, including some of Morris’s famous designs that he created while living there. Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer Lewis Carroll and art critic John Ruskin were all regular visitors. Kelmscott House (Hammersmith), free, just turn up, 18 April-26 October (Thursdays and Saturdays only)
ANIMAL ATTACKS: Fear of animals was much more common in the Middle Ages, not least because of the dangers of infection and worse from a small bite. In tonight’s talk, Dr. Kathleen Walker-Meikle focuses specifically on dog bites and the strange symptoms that medieval writers believed they caused. The Old Operating Theatre (London Bridge), £12, book ahead, 6.30pm
COOKBOOK DESIGN: You may think it’s all about the recipes, but a lot of thought goes into the design of cookbooks, in order to encourage us to eat with our eyes. A panel of experts, including Nigel Slater’s photographer Jonathan Lovekin, discuss how cookbook design has changed the way we eat in the last 30 years. British Library, £15/£10, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
BBC SINGERS: As part of the Holy Week celebrations, the BBC Singers perform a programme of choral music. Conductor James MacMillan presents some of his own pieces alongside movements from the Carlo Gesualdo’s Responsories for Maundy Thursday. St John’s Smith Square (Westminster), £10-£28, book ahead, 7.30pm
PULPED FICTION: QI’s Cally Beaton hosts an evening of storytelling. Some tales are true, others are fictional, but all are entertaining. Yarn spinners include George Layton, Barry Ferns, Sarah Bennetto, Howard Cohen and Alex Fox. Green Note (Camden), £6, book ahead, 8pm
LIVE COMEDY: Multi-award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King performs a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show, a ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders. Also, Winston Churchill performs the best of Queen. The Bill Murray (Islington), £5, book ahead, 9.45pm-10.45pm
EASTER WEEKEND: We won’t be publishing daily listings on Friday or Monday. Instead, take a look at our bumper Easter weekend events guide.
Tube ponderings with Barry Heck
Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.
Easter is upon us. To celebrate, here’s our very silly tube map in which every station name has been replaced by a baking pun. Yes, it took bloody ages. See you after the Easter break. Follow Barry Heck on Twitter @HeckTube.
Good cause of the day
Book ahead to see comedians David Baddiel and Morwenna Banks chatting about comedy next Friday, in an event raising funds for The Camden Music Trust. Find out more and book tickets.
What we’re reading
- Londoners wonder if this living hell is worth it to be slightly ahead on food trends.
- Notre Dame fire raises fears about the Palace of Westminster.
- Apple plans to open a Knightsbridge store.