Things To Do In London Today: Monday 13 June 2016

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Catch the cartoons of Stanley Chow today. Image: Stanley Chow Illustration

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MELTDOWN: Catch a free exhibition of Stanley Chow's quirky illustrations. The artist and DJ works closely with Guy Garvey, often on music inspired pieces. For Meltdown, he's filled the Southbank Centre foyer with his Manchester collection, depicting his best bits of the city. Free, just turn up, 10am-11pm

40 YEARS OF THEATRE: Celebrating 40 years of the Olivier Awards, the V&A presents Curtain Up — a dip into the archives of award-winning productions, including Phantom Of The Opera, A Chorus Line and Wolf Hall. Glimpse behind the scenes of Broadway and the West End and see what it takes to make a hit. Free, just turn up, 10am

BIKE WEEK: As part of Bike Week, the Royal Parks will be setting up a pop up event space in Hyde Park offering children under 10 cycle training, safety checks and a chance to have their bikes registered with the Met Police. Free, just turn up, 3.30pm-7.30pm

MEDICAL MUSEUM: Explore the exceptional and extraordinary at the Royal College Of Physicians tonight. Acclaimed writer, Julie McNamara and filmmaker, David Hevey present exciting works examining our attitudes towards difference in a society that values some lives more than others. £10, prebook, 5.30pm

Andy Warhol made a fortune from screen printing- try it yourself at Drink Shop Do

>SCREEN PRINTING: Let out your inner Andy Warhol and get screen printing at Drink, Shop & Do. Zeena Shah will help you get to grips with the techniques, so you can whip up your own bespoke tea towel or tote bag. £25, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: It's improv night at Angel Comedy with the spontaneous lunatics Shoot From The Hip. They'll introduce some of the city's best improv and throw some of their own funny stuff in there too. Free, just turn up, 8pm

SOHO JAZZ: As jazz vocalists go, Liane Carroll is pretty hot stuff. Her latest album, Seaside, scooped a British Jazz Award for Best New Album. She's at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho for a three-night residency, accompanied by a selection of different talented artists each night. £20, prebook, 8.30pm

BURIED ALIVE: Camberwell Arts Festival and St Giles Church presents Buried Alive, a semi-staged recital of Gottfried Keller's 14 poems, with a soundtrack by Othmar Schoeck. From grave robbers, to love and eternity, this is a captivating story of a man buried alive in his coffin. £8-£10, prebook, 9pm

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Global Heritage Fund and Soas invite you to an evening revealing their recent studies into temple complexes and cities of Cambodia at the Royal Geographical Society. Explore this fascinating country, with Dr Damian Evans and Dr Peter D Sharrock. £15, cash on the door only, 7pm, 13 June

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Join The Flatmates for drinks

DRINKS WITH THE FLATEMATES: Not your ordinary house party, with The Flatmates at The Little Yellow Door, you'll feel like you're in some American sitcom — only with cocktails too. Head to Notting Hill for the ultimate intimate cocktail-based shindig, where you learn the tricks of the shaker. £35, prebook, 7pm, 15 June

Flavour-pack your parcels with Will's class

YUMMY DIM SUM: Having grown up in a Chinese restaurant and run three of his own, Will knows a thing or two about Asian cuisine. He'll guide you step-by-step from making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels. By the end, you'll know everything you need to know about dim sum. £35, prebook, 6.30pm, 13 June

Make your own swish kimono with Craig

MAKE A KIMONO: If you've never made your own clothes before, Craig's express kimono workshop is the perfect introduction. He'll talk you through the basics of whipping up a draped kimono jacket. In just 1.5 hours, you'll have a finished piece you can even wear on the way home. £19, prebook, 6pm, 14 June