Things To Do In London: Friday 21 August

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Last chance to see Utopia at Roundhouse in Camden

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Things to do

The Wotever DIY Film Fest begins today at the Cinema Museum in Kennington. The opening night features two film screenings including Stories of Our Lives, created by a team who travelled all over Kenya to collect stories from LGBT Kenyans, developing a film shot on a single DSLR. £7.50, prebook, until 23 August

In Our Time showcases works by University of Westminster MA photography students at Ambika P3 Gallery. Photos explores themes pertinent to contemporary society including globalisation, conflict, Ukraine, immigration, human trafficking, ecology, work burnout and self examination. Free, just turn up, until 29 August

This year's theme is extraterrestrial, expect an intergalactic programme of events featuring films, workshops, live music, talks and other events across London’s waterways. Tonight head to Bow for open-air screenings and workshops exploring what happens when space invades. £5-£12 (though some events are free, check website for details), prebook, until 20 September

A party for all the family to enjoy is taking place in St Matthew's Churchyard in Bethnal Green today. Expect bouncy castles, arts and crafts, ice cream and face painting. Free, just turn up, 3pm-5pm

It's the final weekend of Utopia, the Penny Woolcock installation at Roundhouse in Camden featuring the stories of a diverse range of Londoners, covering themes of inequality, consumerism, housing, gentrification, education, crime and social media. £5, prebook, 4pm

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Comedian and author Julian Clary is introducing his new book The Bolds at Waterstones Piccadilly. An evening of hilarious readings and live drawings for all the family to enjoy. £5, prebook, 6.30pm

Monograph present a secret supper club with a delish sushi menu, plus it's bring your own booze. Clue: it's in the basement of a cinema in Dalston. £29, prebook, 7pm

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Prepare to be awed by Tony Middleton who is delving into the golden age of illusion at Grand Royale London Hyde Park in Queensway. Ticket includes a complimentary cocktail. Suitable for ages 10 and over (the show not the cocktail) £21.50, prebook, 8pm

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Tonight see a screening of Romeo + Juliet in the lovely surroundings of Hampton Court Palace. Don't forget to take a blanket. £17, prebook, 8.15pm

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Spend the evening being serenaded by vocal harmonies quartet Java Jam at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington. £7, prebook, 9.30pm

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Get the week’s news digested into sketches and songs from the long-running News Revue team, at Canal Cafe Theatre. £12.50/£11, prebook, 9.30pm

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation provides a hilarious and refreshing take on the whodunnit genre at The Camden Head, as part of the Camden Fringe. £7, prebook, 9.30pm

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Good cause of the day

On 23 August five teams of cyclists will cycle the length of the District line on Santander Cycles to raise money for the charity Brain Tumour Research. Find out more about the District Line Charity Cycle Challenge and how to donate via the website.

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