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5 Things to do - 7 January

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Parkour - Learning Po-Mo from the masters - Nintendo reader - Empty London - The art of mime

Dig out your invisible box...

...and dust down the Marcel Marceau outfit to celebrate the joys of non-spoken theatre with the London International Mime Festival. It runs from 10-25 Jan, with performances at the ICA, South Bank Centre, Barbican, Royal Opera House and Shunt Vaults.

Treat the city as your obstacle course

Those who’ve seen Jump London may already be familiar Parkour: the art of moving unaided and as quickly and efficiently as possible from one point to another. In this montage, a 1970s film-maker re-imagines it for the 30s.

Don’t know your PoMo from your elbow?

Thanks to the Architectural League’s Digital Archive Series, you can now learn more about postmodernism from the horse’s mouth. Revisiting Postmodernism is a multi-part digital archive series featuring lectures by such luminaries of 1980s postmodernism as John Burgee and Charles Jencks.

This Nintendo won't rot your brain

Nintendo, the tech giant behind the Wii phenomenon , has just brought out its book reader at just £100 – less than half the price of current electronic book reader rivals such as Sony. For a tenner extra you can have the Harper Collins 100 classics. You've probably read most of them already and you can get them for free from Project Gutenberg's 27,000 title collection. But still, a tenner.

Ever wondered what London looks like minus the people?

This man did, so took to his bike with a camera on Christmas morning to discover a capital emptied of its humans
Thanks, LinkMachineGo.

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