Our pick of events to help you make the most out of your weekend...

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Electricity: The spark of life

The story of electricity is the story of life itself. From the first breaths of Frankenstein’s monster to the brutal simplicity of the execution chair, this exhibition contemplates the contradictory life-giving and death-dealing extremes generated by electricity, and traces the story of how humanity has striven to understand, unlock and gain control over this invisible yet all-encompassing force.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE, until Sunday, June 25. Details: wellcomecollection.org

Undiscovered Bands Semi-Finals

Following heats across the county, the winners of each come together to battle it out for a place in the final.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Friday, February 24, to Sunday, February 26, 7.45pm. Details: 01245 606505

Dr Bird

Dr Bird started as a solo acoustic project for Bobby Tarlton to get out there and sing his own songs to anyone who would listen. As of today, Dr Bird is a five-piece combo playing Bobby’s Mod-inspired, soul-infused, new wave post punk Britpop songs.

Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG, Friday, February 24, 8pm. Details: 07904 525639

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The Dawn Chorus

The Dawn Chorus is a large community choir led by musical director Paul Rhodes. Songs range from musical favourites and toe-tapping dance tunes, to swing and popular hits.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Friday, February 24, 2.30pm. Details: 01708 443333

The King, the Queen and the Prince

This show celebrates the music of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince. Join a cast of six singers backed by a live band as they take you through the biggest hits from three of the world’s biggest artists.

Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS, Friday, February 24, 8pm. Details: 020 8807 6680


Eastbourne’s favourite sons have come a long way since the release of the hauntingly catchy Achilles Heel in 1999. A top five album, numerous festival headline slots and TV appearances have made them one of indie’s shining lights. Capable of funky blues-rock and soaring string balladry, just try resisting the urge to sing along and tap your foot.

Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ, Friday, February 24, 7.45pm. Details: 020 8807 6680

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Future of Fashion Weekend

This is a public showcase celebrating a group of designers dedicated to the new craft of fashion, innovation, and ethical thinking. You are invited to explore the challenges facing the fashion world, discuss the solutions, meet the innovators, and learn about actions you can take to make real positive change.

The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, W1D 4NQ, Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25. Details: hosb.org.uk

Paul Nash: Modernist Family Tree

An opportunity to delve into the networks, connections and relationships of Paul Nash through his exhibited work, archive material and letters.

Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG, Saturday, February 25, 10.30am and 2pm. Details: 020 7887 8888

Family Day: Festival of Maps

Come along for a fun and creative family day inspired by the exhibition, Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line. Families will have the chance to make, look, touch, sign and explore, with a full programme of drop in activities from storytelling and interactive trails, to musical performances, art making workshops and taster sessions in British Sign Language (BSL). This event is fully accessible for families with deaf children, parents or carers.

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB, Saturday, February 25, 12pm to 4pm. Details: 01937 546546

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Tea with Oscar Wilde

Join Oscar Wilde as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era and recounts a story or two of his own. A production specifically for children and families.

Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS, Saturday, February 25, 7.45pm. Details: 020 8807 6680


18 speakers and performers will take the stage throughout an all-day event full of new ideas on science, technology, human rights, history, art and design.

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ, Saturday, February 28, 12pm to 8pm. Details: 02089 852424

LDN Wrestling

Expect to see an explosive night of top action bringing a host of top American wrestling stars to the ring to face the very best of home grown talent and fans favourites in a two-hour rip-roaring entertainment.

Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ, Sunday, February 26, 3pm. Details: 020 8807 6680

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Cadbury Creme Egg Hunting Lodge

It’s Creme Egg Hunting Season! That glorious time of year where for a few precious months, these gooey little goodies swarm our streets all ripe and ready for the taking. Make sure you get ‘em before they’re gone!

Riverside Building, County Hall, SE1 7PB, Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26, from 1.50pm. Details: cadbury.co.uk

Enter a Victorian photograph

Ever wanted to be transported back in time to Victorian London? Discover more about the Victorians at this workshop, then dress up and use green screen technology to enter a photograph from the time.

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, Sunday, February 26, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Details: 020 7001 9844

Cut Festival

A 10-day festival bringing together international artists, East London barbers and activists to explore the history and social relevance of the barber shop.

Various locations, London, Friday, February 24, to Sunday, March 5. Details: cutfestival.com