Science museum lates speed dating
Persian music will be provided by Francesco Iannuzzelli on the Oud, persian calligraphy lessons with Keramat Fathinia will introduce the methods, tools and materials of this ancient practice and oils, sweets, and herbs will be available to sample in the Courtauld Gallery shop. This monthly late mixes live music with silent disco, speed dating with science-themed comedy shows, as well as a host of other pop-up events such as DNA-themed cocktail classes and a talkaoke table where debates tackle topical issues.
Meanwhile the Feathers and Finery workshop is the place to make a decorative headpiece, or why not head to the Court and Craft photobooth to strike a pose with cut-out figures. Each edition has its own unique theme, which in the past has ranged from sex to alcohol to climate change.
Zoo keepers Evelyn Guyett (L) and Rowena Fisher watch a Rockhopper penguin during a photo-call to mark the opening of the new London Zoo penguin pool and beach, in London May 26, 2011.This summer's programme highlights include "All's Well That Ends Well" and the much-loved comedy "Much Ado About Nothing". Somerset House: Film4 Summer Screen The grand central courtyard of Somerset House, built in 1547 by Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset, provides a curious patch of calm amid the bustle of central London.The space is currently home to Chinese artist and recently released political prisoner Ai Weiwei’s giant animal heads, who stare mournfully into the courtyard’s pattering fountains, but from July 27 until August 7 will be transformed into a giant open-air cinema.Lates take place on the last Wednesday of every month, and as an added bonus entry is free.Get there early to beat the long (though fast-moving) queues.