Things To Do In London: Monday 15 June 2015

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Brockwell Lido's wildflower slope in bloom by Jason Cobb via Londonist Flickrpool.

Things to do

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During Refugee Week as part of Huguenot Summer, Huguenots of Spitalfields are leading daily walks exploring the east end's rich history as home of diaspora in London. Ticket £10, no booking necessary but you can via Eventbrite, 11am-12.30m

Nope, not bring your own booze but bind your own book using traditional Japanese methods. Make your own sketchbook from scratch at Stories in Dalston, £20, 7pm
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Hackney Historic Buildings Trust has organised a series of talks taking place in the Round Chapel and St Augustine’s Tower. Hear Iain Sinclair talk about the Overground in Hackney, Simon Inglis talking about sport in Hackney, and more. See full programme. Free, just turn up, 15-19 June

Mmmmmm cheeeeeese. Wine, yes please. Get tickets for an informal tasting of Loire Valley wines paired with French cheeses at Vivat Bacchus in Farringdon tonight. £20, 7pm
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Have a musical lunch time listening to Amadeus Piano Duo play Mozart and Schubert at St Martin in the Fields. Free (donations gratefully received), just turn up 1pm

See people who think they're funny stand up and prove it. Help the judges decide if they are at the Pulp Comedy: So You Think You're Funny competition at Hemingford Arms, Islington. £3, 7.45pm
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Director Simon Godwin talks to Fiona Mountford about his new production of Farquhar’s comedy, The Beaux’ Stratagem, at tonight’s National Theatre Platform. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm

Watch classic Robert Mitchum film River Of No Return at BFI Southbank. Tickets £10.10, starts 8.45pm
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Simon Costin, a curator, art director, set designer and Director of the Museum of British Folklore, is at the V&A Museum to talk about his creative set designs and recent work. £15, prebook, 7pm

Dinner in Mayfair needn't be bank breaking but it should be a bit special — posh burger and fancy beer special. So take advantage of this Wagyu Burger and craft beer offer at Truc Vert for just £11 with YPlan.
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A cracking line-up for just a fiver: David Trent, Carly Smallman, Amy Howerska, Joshua Ross and one-third of Pappy’s Tom Parry are at the Good Ship in Kilburn with host Paul Duncan McGarrity. £4/£5, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

From 6 June to 2 July, WaterAid's Great British Stink exhibition is held at the London Bridge City Pier, showing photos by Victorian photographer Thomas Ball. The photos depict some of the dramatic changes to water infrastructure and sanitation that took place during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and aim to raise awareness of people around the world who still live without safe water supplies and sanitation facilities. It's free to visit.

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