Things To Do Today: Tuesday 29 March 2016

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Hone your smartphone snapping skills with this photography workshop. Image: Daniel Coyle

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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Take advantage of the beautiful backdrop of London in this Foto Ruta smartphone photography experience. Grab your phone and head to some of the city's most captivating locations with your instructor. Get snapping as they provide constructive feedback throughout the afternoon. £55, prebook, 2pm-6pm

GLASS PAINTING: Looking to get crafty with the family this week? Whip out the paint brushes and decorate some glass at this Hoxton workshop. All materials are included in the session fee and you'll get to take home your creations. Adults and kids over the age of six are welcome. £15, prebook, 2pm

SPITALFIELDS WALK:  Take a stroll through Spitalfields with your Museum of London guide and discover more about its history. Visit the once-Roman burial site, now a thriving marketplace for over 350 years. £12.50/£10, prebook, 4pm

LET'S TALK ABOUT CHIPS: Bioengineering is set to change the future of medicine, but what's it all about? Join Harvard professor, Donald Ingber, at QMUL Institute of Bioengineering as he discusses his work creating artificial human and animal organs on chips. Free, prebook, 5.30pm

Discover the secrets of writing Call The Midwife tonight. Image: BBC

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Screenwriter Heidi Thomas reveals the research and process behind creating scripts for Ballet Shoes, Cranford and Call The Midwife. She'll discuss her inspirations and take questions at The National Archives. £4.80-£6, prebook, 6pm

PRINT OUT 90s — NOW: Take a look back in time at this The Book Club night celebrating print magazines launched in the 80s and 90s, and still relevent today. Hear from editors and illustrators of  print magazines still lining the shelves. £6, prebook, 6.30pm

POETRY UNPLUGGED: Whether you're a verse virtuoso or Wordsworth wannabe, bring your work to tonight's open mic at The Poetry Cafe. If you'd rather just relax and enjoy the work of others, everyone's welcome. £5/£4, just turn up, sign up at 6pm, event starts at 7.30pm

LOCAL TRANSPORT: This three-act live arts cabaret examines identity. Who are we when ours is stripped away? And what's it like to be anonymous? Join this Southbank Centre event with some of today's most exciting artists, writers and thinkers. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY VIRGINS: Still got to pop your stand-up cherry? Do it at The Cavendish Arms's Comedy Virgins night. 20 performers, five minutes each, a chance to be voted the event winner by the audience. The bar is open from 5pm if you're feeling nervous... Free, just turn up, registration from 5pm, event at 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Tonight, take your dancing shoes to the O2 Academy Islington for Rise — a evening packed with hip-hop and R&B in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK's only cancer charity exclusively for teenagers. Artists featured include Vanessa White, Jay Prince and Mic Righteous. Rise up and help fight cancer this Tuesday. £11.25-£16.87, prebook, 7pm, 29 March 2016