Things To Do In London: Wednesday 10 June 2015

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Savour the best of both worlds at this cheese and wine masterclass at The Islington Studios. Spend two hours tasting crumbly cheeses paired with a fine beer or wine. £28, 7pm
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Head to Housmans book shop for a discussion about Here We Stand:Women Changing the World. The book is an anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world. £3, 7pm

Afghan-born photographer Zalmaï has travelled the world documenting the devastation of war. Tonight he's at Frontline Club in Paddington to talk about the trials and tribulations of his homeland and the fallout from the US-led invasion. £12.50, 7pm
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Islington tea shop Piacha has an evening of free tea tasting. Go along, sample some of their blends, talk to their tea experts. Simples. Free, just turn up, 6pm-9pm

Have a go at painting like elusive street artist Banksy at this pop up painting class at Hoxton Pastry Union. Learn all the skills you need — art materials are provided. £25, 7.30pm
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Hugh Lupton is an expert in deep patterns of traditional narrative. For tonight's Crick Crack Club at Swedenborg House, he addresses the question, do we live the myths, or do the myths live us? £8, prebook, 7pm

Head to the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square, for a glamorous cabaret performance from former Vegas songstress Hope Springs. Age 18+ £20, 8pm
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Sands Film Studio in Rotherhithe is hosting an evening performance by Norwegian musician Torgeir Vassvik. He plays traditional tunes, combining the Sami drum with throat joik and natural sound. £14, prebook, 7.30pm

BFI Southbank screens 1953 film How To Marry A Millionaire, starring Marilyn Monroe, about three women on the hunt for eligible millionaires. £10.10, 8.45pm
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Want to see Sylvia Plath take on Ted Hughes? Rabbie Burns up against Byron? In the Dead Poets Death Match at Camden Roundhouse, choose which poets you want to see played out, and pick the winner. Mark Grist and MC Mixy are the stars. £5-£15, prebook, 8pm

You can still get Vue Cinema Tickets for just £7 each through YPlan. Here's our list of films not to miss in June — what will you pick?
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We like Alex Edelman a lot and are intrigued to see what he’ll come up with next. Get a sneak preview of his Edinburgh show at Invisible Dot in King’s Cross tonight. £8/£7, prebook, 7.30pm

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Fancy trekking up Snowdon? Register now to take part in British Red Cross's Snowdon Trek on 27 June. It's a 10-mile trek to the summit of the highest mountain peak in England and Wales, with a £10 registration fee and £100 sponsorship target.

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