If you’ve often pondered the urban myth that Londoners are never more than 6ft away from a rat (surely this can’t be true?!) and fancied taking a closer look at the rodent species – and we mean a lot closer – Curious Menagerie’s Rat Taxidermy Course on April 8 might be just the ticket. It’s a whole day out where you’ll be skinning, cleaning, mounting and finishing your own furry specimen, and at the end of the day you can take your creation home with you. Lunch and refreshments are included, if you can stomach them. At least now your ratty pal will always be where you can see him – on your mantlepiece. Adam Bloodworth
For more info, see Rat Taxidermy Class listing.