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POSTCARDS FROM ALDGATE EAST:
Oxford House in Bethnal Green has a new exhibition, Postcards from Aldgate East, covering the past and present of the area, with photos taken on a recent photowalk, and a short film. Free, just turn up, until 31 July
Plonk is a site-specific crazy golf course built mostly from reclaimed materials at Efes Snooker Club in Dalston. Take on your friends with the smoking volcano, loop-the-loop, and towering totem pole obstacles. £25 (for four people), 2pm-11pm
Mark Canada Day with this special event celebrating Canadian actor and comedian John Candy. The Hippodrome Casino has an evening of food and drink, plus a quiz with Canadian prizes. £20, from 5pm
Boxpark in Shoreditch hosts an hour-long class on the art of screen printing from the experts at The Private Press. Learn about the processes, experiment with layering colours and take home your own two-colour print. £15, 6pm/7.15pm
GREEN MAN RISING:
If you can't make it to Green Man Rising music festival in Wales in August, the next best thing is heading along to the Dublin Castle in Camden tonight where the six finalists in this year’s Green Man Rising are playing. Free, prebook, 6pm
WHISKY ICE CREAM:
Head to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Farringdon for a whisky and ice cream matching session. Sample four of their new Ice Dream Drams flavours, paired with four Society single cask whiskies — perfect for this hot weather. £15, prebook, 6.30pm
This two-hour class at Trinity Bouy Wharf in Docklands will teach you all about the diversity and flavours of the six tea families. Expect fascinating facts, brewing tips and all the tea you can handle. £16.50, 7pm
LAST MAN STANDING:
Love a pub quiz? Then get yourself to The Phoenix in Cavendish Square for Last Man Standing, a fast paced quiz where every question has a true or false answer. Finalists in each round take part in a special Stage Challenge to win a prize. £8, 7pm
The National Youth Chamber Choir Of Great Britain and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra come together at Southwark Cathedral for an evening of Shakespeare and jazz. Performances include Duke Ellington’s Such Sweet Thunder, which is based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From £6, 7.30pm
Good cause of the day
Tonight, Troxy in Limehouse hosts the launch event of Why Not People?, the UK’s first and only members club solely for disabled people. It's hosted by Jameela Jamil, with performances from the likes of Tinie Tempah. Visit the website for more information, to become a member, or to buy tickets.
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