Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 9 June 2016

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SHAKESPEARE: Explore the British Library's huge exhibition Shakespeare in Ten Acts. Travel through 400 years of Bard-based history, from the first productions of The Tempest to Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's a stunning collection of over 200 items, including costumes worn by Vivien Leigh and Mark Rylance, props and the only surviving play script written in Shakespeare's hand. £12, prebook, 9.30am-6pm

INSTAGRAM EXHIBITION: Opening today #MyStoryUK celebrates the country's extraordinary women in Instagram's trademark storytelling style. Unit London showcases inspiring women using images and videos to tell their stories in ways that transcends language, geography or age. Free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

PART ONE: Legendary New York graffiti artist, Part One, heads to Bethnal Green's Chrome and Black tonight to sign copies of his latest book, Part One: The Death Squad. Meet the style master who's created some of NYC subway's most brilliant art. Free, just turn up, 6pm

ANIMAL SHOW OFFS: A stand up comedy show with a difference; split your sides watching some of the animal kingdom's biggest fans be funny about their favourite species at the Grant Museum's comedy evening. £6, prebook, 6.30pm

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Taste Capri with this tantalising supper club. Image: The Detox Kitchen

SUPPERCLUB: Fill up in a healthy way at Nina Parker's Detox Kitchen Supperclub. Salute the cuisine of Capri with a tantalising menu including peach, vanilla, tuna carpaccio, polenta and caramelised apples. You even get a goodie bag to take home. £40, prebook, 7.30pm

ARTHUR MILLER: David Herman delves into the past of one of America's most enduring playwrights at JW3. Arthur Miller at 100 examines how, 70-odd years after The Crucible and Death Of A Salesman, Miller's work still speaks to modern audiences. £16-£20, prebook, 7.30pm

FREEMASONRY: Beneath the mysteries surrounding freemasonry, two questions remain unanswered: where did it come from? And how did it spring up in London 300 years ago? Dr David V Barrett, author of A Brief History of Secret Societies, explores these questions and comes up with some intriguing possibilities, at the Old Kings Head. £3, just turn up, 8pm

WHO RUN THE WORLD: East London's Apples and Pears presents a night of acoustic performances from some of London's best female artists. Who Run The World is a monthly collection of superb talent, and tonight's line up includes Roses and Pirates, Helen Connelly, Tabby Detroit and more. Free, just turn up, 8pm

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MAKE YOUR OWN T-SHIRT: If you're looking for something more individual than a store-bought t-shirt, join Jo. Their hands-on workshop will get you using vinyl film to personalise your clothes. Chic and new skills all in one. £25, prebook, 11am-2pm, 18 June

Taste Nordic summer at this Supper Club

NORDISH MIDSUMMER: Celebrate summer at this Nordic supper club. Martina will cook up a feast of tasty bites, inspired by the sunshine, while you relax and get to know your fellow diners. This is summer, Swedish style. £30, prebook, 7.30pm, 25 June

Fancy tea down a rabbit hole Alice-style?

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY: Have a very merry un-birthday at this Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Kyle and Kerran, a tea specialist and bespoke baker, will brew up an Alice and Wonderland-themed storm of a party. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. £32, prebook, 1.30pm

Good cause of the day

Domestic abuse charity The Little Paper Slipper invites you to get involved with its auction, launching chapter two of its pioneering work. Head to Vout-O-Reenees for a free event of live music and the auction of customised paper slippers — designed by leading artists including Gavin Turk, Molly Parkin, Lauren Baker, John Claridge, Julia Maddison, Fiona Dealey, Vanja Karas and Jess de Wahls. Free entry, prebook your place, 7pm, 9 June