CANARY WHARF ICE RINK OPENS
Opening on?Saturday, skaters will have 720 metres of rink at their disposal, and a bar for a rinkside dram. Those who want to stay firmly inside can watch the world skate by from a viewing gallery. Canada Square Park, E14; £12 per hour. www.canarywharficerink.com.

EVOLVING ENGLISH AT BL
The roots of Old English, slang dictionaries, medieval manuscripts, advertisements and newspapers from around the world come together alongside everyday texts. Follow the social, cultural and historical influences on the English language and see how it’s still evolving today. Fascinating stuff. 12 Nov-3 April at the British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1. Free.