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This unique festival arrives in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park today with an explosion of film, music, science, performance art, food, comedy, architecture and much more. There's something for everyone, check out the programme to get the most out of it. Some events are ticketed, prices vary, prebook, until 1 August
SAINSBURY'S ANNIVERSARY GAMES:
If you didn't catch them the first time round here's another chance to see the world's top athletes compete at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. £12/£20, prebook, until 26 July
A stage just outside National Theatre will be home to six weeks' worth of family friendly events, including theatre, live music and cabaret. Tonight enjoy street theatre followed by DJs. Check out the programme for full details. Free, just turn up, until 29 August
BEER AND FOOD:
Enjoy the best of both worlds at Borough Market who are laying on a delicious foody spread all washed down with a cold pint or two. Ticket includes a half pint of Czech beer, a booklet of pairing tips, live demos and most importantly, lots of samples. £6, prebook, 6pm-10pm
ART DECO AND ANTIPASTI:
Head to Le Pain Quotidien in Chiswick to enjoy French antipasti before picking up a paintbrush and testing your hand at a bit of Art Deco. A perfect way to unleash your creative side and meet new people. All materials included in ticket price. £29, prebook, 7pm
Risograph Prints are in vogue at the moment and Ditto Press in Haggerston are giving you the chance to create ten of your own prints based on your own drawing/collage skills. Inspiration and instruction provided. £25, prebook, 7pm
Join The Tea Box in Richmond for an evening of jazz brought to you by Ceecee Le Jazz trio who combine traditional well-known jazz standards with classics that include Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald. The Teabox serves up a range of delicious-sounding brews; we recommend the Baileys-soaked Irish Velvet. £6/£5, prebook, 7.30pm
See Marcus Brigstocke and Phil Jerrod preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows at Laughing Boy Comedy Club when it rocks up at Ham Yard Hotel Theatre in Soho. £10+bk, prebook, 8pm
Spend a warm evening floating down the canal on The Electric Barge where Qcumber will be serving up delicious cocktails inspired by literature classics. You'll be cruising past Little Venice, London Zoo and Camden Lock. £12, prebook, 6.30pm
Greenwich Peninsula Central Park are screening 1980s David Bowie fantasy film Labyrinth which has achieved the status of cult nostalgia for a whole generation. This one's a muse-see, don't forget to take a blanket. £8.50, prebook, 9.15
Maddy Anholt's show Diary Of A Dating Addict takes the inevitable blunders that occur in the dating game, turning them into hilarious entertainment. This one woman comedy show at Comedy Museum in Bloomsbury takes us through the pleasures and the pitfalls of finding Mr Right. £8, prebook, 9.30pm
Take a subterranean journey around the London underground accompanied by our knowledgeable guide Geoff Marshall. All you have to do is subscribe to our Londonist Underground YouTube playlist to start discovering the secrets beneath our streets.
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