Things To Do In London: Tuesday 21 June 2016

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Highland Park Whiskey brings a taste of Orkney to Dalston Roof Park. Details below.

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Things to do today:

FESTIVAL OF STUFF: The Institute of Making's Festival of Stuff kicks off today with plenty of masterclasses, including embroidery and chair caning, and a chance to learn how to make a wooden whistle. Various prices, book in advance, 21 June-25 June

INSECT EXHIBITION: It's Insect Week this week and London Zoo is taking part with a 3D photography exhibition offering a close-up look at the insect world. Included in zoo entry, just turn up, 20-26 June

ARCHITECTURE LATE: RIBA (Royal Institue of British Architects) is open late for the launch of three installations developed and built as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Talks and debates take place throughout the evening. Free, book in advance, 6pm-10pm

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Award winning composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber, best known for musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, is at The China Exchange near Leicester Square to talk about his life and career. £5, book in advance, 6.30pm

MIGRANT CRISIS FILM: Head to Ciné Lumière for a film screening, raising money for Doctors of the World UK. Watch BBC documentary Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis, following volunteers and charities working to help refugees all the way from Lesbos to Calais and Dunkirk. £8.54, book in advance, 6.30pm

SOUTH ASIAN POETRY London’s only Yurt Cafe hosts four internationally renowned poets for an evening of readings, discussion and live music. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

MIDSUMMER SOCIAL: Dalston Roof Park hosts a Highland Park midsummer social. Expect torchlit whisky tastings, Nordic food and live music. £15, book in advance, 6.30pm-11pm (also on Wednesday)

TEMPLAR POETRY LIVE: Templar Poetry has released a new pamphlet celebrating Shelley's poem, The Mask Of Anarchy. Head to Keats House in Hampstead for an evening to launch it. Free, book in advance, 7pm-8.30pm

CLAY PRINCE WILLIAM: Create your own prince at Drink Shop Do in King's Cross. To celebrate Prince William's birthday, spend your Tuesday evening fashioning a likeness of him out of clay. Free when you buy a drink, just turn up, from 7pm

COMEDY: Bridget Christie, Jonny and the Baptists, Suzy Wilde and Brydie Lee-Kennedy join Chris Coltrane at Camden's Black Heart for friendly political comedy night, Lolitics. £3, just turn up, 8pm

Good cause of the day

Marina Ranger and Lucja Leonard, who are trying to raise funds for breast cancer charity the Pink Ribbon Foundation, are leading a run through London in running underwear. The run is all part of an event to mark the launch of fundraising for their biggest challenge, which is to run 500km in just five days across the length of the Netherlands also in only their underwear. To sponsor them or find out more, visit the website or Facebook page.

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

POTTERY WORKSHOP: Try your hand on the pottery wheel at this workshop aimed at newbies to the world of pottery. Hear about the history of pottery then learn basic pottery skills. £35, 2/9 July

GIN MASTERCLASS: Gin lovers won't want to miss this: learn all about the history of the spirit — and how it's made — at this masterclass at a riverside pub. You'll also learn how to make two gin cocktails. £10, 28 June