Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 4 March 2020 – Londonist

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MADE IN ITALY: Cinema Made In Italy, an annual film festival celebrating Italian films, launches today. Highlights include If Only, about three siblings sent to live with their unconventional, broke Italian father, and Stolen Days, about a father and son road trip back to Southern Italy. Cine Lumiere (South Kensington), various prices, book ahead, 4-9 March

AMONG THE TREES: Hayward Gallery's new exhibition, Among The Trees, opens today, celebrating our relationship with trees and forests. The work of over 30 artists is on display, including sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography, dating from the 1960s to the present day. Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre), 13.50, book ahead, 4 March-17 May

AUBREY BEARDSLEY: Tate Britain dedicates an exhibition to shocking and scandalous Victorian artist Aubrey Beardsley. It's the biggest Beardsley exhibition for over 50 years, with 200 of his risqu works on show, including illustrations for Oscar Wilde's Salom. Tate Britain, 16, book ahead, 4 March-25 May

LANGLANDS & BELL: Artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell open new exhibition, Degrees of Truth, looking at how architecture bears witness to the technological, political, economic and cultural relationships and changes of society. Newly-commissioned and borrowed artworks feature, including film, video, digital media, sculpture and installation works. Sir John Soane's Museum, free, just turn up, 4 March-31 May

HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY: As part of a series of International Women's Day walks, Cemetery Club leads a guided walk focusing on the gravestones of Hampstead Cemetery. Hear about actresses, illustrators, ballet dancers and writers buried there, whose stories are often forgotten or overlooked. Hampstead Cemetery, 15, book ahead, 11am-12.30pm

SPECTACULAR ASTROPHYSICS: Though astrophysics may sound rather complicated, everything that happens in the night sky is the result of simple laws coming into play together. So explains Professor of Astrophysics Katharine Blundell OBE in this Gresham College lecture. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

MARIE LLOYD: The V&A's lunchtime lecture puts the spotlight on 'Queen of the Halls', Marie Lloyd, on the 150th anniversary of the performer's birth. Alison Young and Christine Padwick from the British Music Hall Society discuss the life and career of the first female celebrity of popular entertainment, who performed for Edward VII, George Bernard Shaw and TS Eliot, among others. V&A Museum (South Kensington), free, just turn up, 1pm-1.45pm

TWILIGHT TOURS: There's a rare chance to visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea by twilight on a guided tour, led by one of the Chelsea Pensioners themselves. Visit the State Apartments and the Chapel, hearing the stories of former residents, and finish up with a drink at the Chelsea Pensioners Club. Royal Hospital Chelsea, 28, book ahead, 6pm/7pm

TRIBUTE INK: Stay late at National Army Museum, which has an evening opening on the theme of tattoos. Find out about the art, history and meaning of body inkings in the Armed Forces. Serving soldiers, Chelsea Pensioners and art historians are among those taking part in talks and panel discussions. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.30pm

OUTER SPACE: NASA scientist and astronaut Kathryn Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space. Here, she discusses her career, including her experiences of living in space, taking off in a space shuttle, and making repairs to complex scientific instruments. Conway Hall (Holborn), 30-42.50, book ahead, 6.45pm-8pm

MISBEHAVIOUR: Catch a preview screening of new film Misbehaviour, about a team of women who plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World competition in London. The screening launches British Librarys new Unfinished Business: The Fight for Womens Rights events season, and is followed by Q+A with its director Philippa Lowthorpe and Sally Alexander, who was central to the real-life story the film depicts. Regent Street Cinema, 15, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Our idiosyncratic weather forecaster keeps you up to date on London's skies.

The weather is broken. You've probably noticed. It's been stuck on the same setting for days, a grim cycle of showers, grey skies and chilly winds. I've called a servicing centre in Edgware and they're going to take a look, but they suspect it will need a spare part. Apparently, that hail we got a few days ago has clogged up a filter somewhere, and everything's borked. Bloody typical the warranty only ran out last week.

Mr Attlee can be reached by emailing hello@londonist.com; lord knows why you'd want to.

Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.

Time for my never-popular 'name the station from the Google screengrab' game. Which underground station have I got my back towards in the above image? Send answers on Twitter to @HeckTube for your chance to win the foil disk from inside today's bottle of milk (which is slightly torn and sodden but might find service in a child's craft project).

Book ahead for Fourpure Global Gathering Festival on 21 March. Held at Fourpure Brewery in Bermondsey, with kegs donated by various breweries, the event raises money for Global Gathering's work supplying clean drinking water in Malawi. Find out more and sign up.

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