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Things to do
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Traditional dancer Jaehyun An and choreographer Yong Min Cho re-create a day in a temple at Asia House, with tea, tofu, meditation and dancing. There are four performances throughout the day; register to reserve a space. Free, RSVP, from 12.30pm
Make sure Mondays are never dull by heading to Efes Snooker Club in Dalston for a round of crazy golf that will trump all others. This nine hole course features ramps, jumps, loops, secret tunnels and even a smoking volcano. £25, prebook, 2pm
Get down to Jubilee Gardens for a magical performance complete with circus, puppetry and music. The King of Tiny Things tells the tale of two girls who are led on a mystical moonlight journey by a mysterious winged creature, encountering all sorts of weird and wonderful things on the way. £7, prebook, 4.15pm
Liven up your Monday evening with a round of pingpong at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, accompanied by a soundtrack of disco, funk and electro tunes. Unleash your competitive side with loads of free-to-enter challenges and competitions. Free (charge to book a table), just turn up, 6pm
Dabble in design by jazzing up a t-shirt in this screenprinting workshop at The Book Club in Shoreditch. A great way to socialise while flexing those creative muscles. Materials and t-shirt are included in the ticket price. £15, prebook, 7pm
SCIENCE AND FAIRY TALES:
Victorian writers turned new scientific discoveries into quirky fairy tales for young readers. Find out more from Melanie Keen in this London Fortean Society talk at Conway Hall. £5, prebook, 7.30pm
Spice up your Monday with this rum masterclass at Merchant House. Tantalise your taste buds with rum cocktails and tasters while soaking up the rich history of this potent Caribbean spirit. £20, prebook, 7.30pm
Horne Section's Question Sessions is taking over The Invisible Dot in King's Cross for a night of raucous jazz-filled, comedy fun. The previous hosts of Never Mind the Buzzcocks are putting on a quiz as well as providing entertainment from guest standup comedians. £12.50, prebook, 7.30pm
BACKYARD CINEMA AT BLACK SPACE:
Get to Brick Lane for an intimate cinema experience put together by Backyard Cinema. Tonight's screening is McConkey, a documentary about an extreme skier and base jumper who lived on the edge. Complimentary refreshments will be on offer throughout the evening, arrive early to grab a good spot. £10, prebook, 8pm
GO SET A WATCHMAN:
Harper Lee's long awaited... sequel? Prequel? to the super-famous To Kill a Mockingbird is released at midnight. Both Foyles and Waterstones Piccadilly are opening up late so you can be the first to get your hands on a copy. Free, just turn up, midnight
Good cause of the day
Book yourself on the Making a Difference in Dalston walk on 15 July, led by guide Ray Blackburn from Footprints of London. Ray will explain how people in this part of Hackney have struggled for change — and still do. The 'ticket fee' is a donation to Amnesty International; a minimum of £10 per walker, please.
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