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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

A deep, dark look at the skills and techniques used to convict criminals

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March highlights

Holi, St Patrick's Day and Alexander McQueen at the V&A – get excited for March

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Holi festival events

Paint the town red – and blue and green – at events inspired by the Hindu festival of colours

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Make plans for Mother's Day

Get ahead of the game and plan the perfect Mothering Sunday here

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Top 10 spring events in London

We're bloomin' excited about this bunch of events in the capital this season

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Upcoming events in the capital

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Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style

Rationing didn't only mean a dowdy dinner table – World War II's austerity measures affected clothing too, leaving the British public to adapt their fashions accordingly. Clearly the make-do-and-mend attitude was especially effective when it came to what to wear, for the results were more casual styles and some ingenious renovating and recycling. This exhibition of accessories, photographs, film, artworks, interviews and clothing provides insight into the home lives of men and women during wartime Britain, showing their sense of identity and the ways in which they coped with having their home comforts restricted. The displays include key pieces of uniform from the men's and women's services, items from the utility fashion ranges introduced in 1941 to provide fairness in fashion and examples of marketing ingenuity on the part of wartime retailers, such as as gas mask handbags and luminous blackout buttons.

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Cinnamon Kitchen's House of Holi

Bid the grey of winter a relieved farewell and welcome spring with a burst of colour with a session in Cinnamon Kitchen's Holi Pod. Guests will be provided with a protective white suit before pelting each other with brightly coloured paint powders until they look as unnatural as a bag of Rainbow Drops. The restaurant will also be serving a special Holi menu, and visitors to the pod can add a Holi-inspired cocktail and traditional canapés to their session ticket for an additional £7. Children are welcome during the Little Holi session, which take place on Saturdays at 12pm-12.30pm and 3pm-3.30pm. Sessions last 30 minutes. Book in advance.

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The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Get tangled in the joys of thread-based crafting at this weekend celebrating dressmaking, knitting, embroidery, jewellery making, quilting and plenty more. More than 200 exhibitors will offer advice, information and kit, and visitors can attend workshops, visit a fashion and textile museum and explore The Crochet Jungle. Book in advance for reduced ticket prices.

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TPub's Comic Book Pop-Up

British comic book publishers T-Pub are popping up in Old Street station's tunnels for a week with a mission: they want to introduce the world – or some of east London's commuters at the very least – to good comics. They'll have plenty of advice and recommendations for everyone, no matter their graphic novel experience level. Every visitor will be given codes to download free digital comics, which will definitely be a more entertaining read on your tube journey home than the showbiz pages of yesterday's Metro.

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Meat and Greet

If you're the sort of person who's more interested in what you're eating than who you're eating it with, this food-focused singles night may well help you find your very hungry soul mate. Billed as 'dating for carnivores', guests will tuck into a main course, shared sides and two cocktails each (all included in the ticket price) while getting to know the fellow meatheads at the table. There will be no self-conscious ordering woes, no anxious bill-splitting discussion and certainly no judging when you inevitably get barbecue sauce all over your face. Book in advance.

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Hear My Voice and Answer Me

There's little more Swiss than yodelling, so this sound and video installation has found a perfect home in the Swiss Church. The artists captured the sound and visuals of Doreen Kutze yodelling in the church, and the exhibition features their representations of the performance, highlighting the ties between voice and body. How does one communicate without the use of language but with the help of the natural landscape? Welcome to the power of the yodel. A live yodelling performance will take place on Friday March 20 at 7.30pm for which tickets are £5.

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London's cultural highlights

Museums

Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the many museums in London? Here's where to start

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London's top attractions

Be sure to tick off London's biggest and best attractions

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Exhibitions in London

See what London's best museums and galleries have got on show

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Things to do with the kids

Kids

Top 10 kids activities this week

Nobody can pluck fun out of thin air – here's a little help

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Museums

Top 10 museums for kids

Most of London's museums go out of their way to entertain little ones

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Winter activities for kids

Forget a day in front of the telly, it's time to take the kids out

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Walks and tours in London

Discover London's best bits by foot

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London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the capital

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Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness in London

Even burning fat and pumping iron can be fun in the capital

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