Things To Do Today In London: Monday 18 July 2016

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MEDICINAL PLANT LECTURES: Discover how imperialism affected plants, and the impact plants have as an aphrodisiac, at a talk by King's College London professors. There's also a chance to see the plants mentioned in a tour around the Royal College of Physicians. £10, book in advance, 2pm

MOJITO MASTERCLASS: As part of the Waterloo Food Festival, take part in a free mojito masterclass at Cubana on Lower Marsh and learn from the experts the secrets to making the perfect mojito. Free, book in advance, 5.30pm

ANIMAL ANATOMY ART CLASS: Try your hand sketching animal anatomy in the normally private museum of The Royal Veterinary College. If your work is more suited to the Museum of Bad Art than the National Gallery, don't worry because there's help on hand to turn you into the next Da Vinci. £10 (pay in cash at the event), book in advance, 5.45pm

BARONESS TESSA JOWELL: Hear former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Baroness Tessa Jowell talk about her journey from campaigning for mental health charuty Mind, to becoming Minister for the Olympics. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Make your own out-of-this-world cosmic-inspired acrylic jewellery at The Book Club in Shoreditch. Laser cutting experts Good Empire will provide laser cut planets and stars for you to fashion into your creation. £13.85, book in advance, 7pm

COLOURING IN: If you've not caught the bug for the adut colouring craze yet, here's your chance. Head to Drink Shop Do in King's Cross for a Monday night drink, and they'll provide the colouring pages. Free when you buy a drink, just turn up, from 7pm

HISTORICAL COMEDY: Comedian Iszi Lawrence will host four (currently) famous funnypeople as they discuss their little-known historical idols at The British Museum. £21, book in advance, 7.15pm

SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT: Watch the Bard's best comedy performed by a cast of comedians for one-night-only to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. Takes place at London Wonderground on South Bank. £15, book in advance, 7.45pm

GIG AT THE GLOBE: Hear the sweet sounds of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens as she plays a candle-lit concert at The Globe Theatre. Expect influences from indie-rock and traditional Appalachian folk. £10-20, book in advance, 8pm

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BLACK-TIE BALL: If you're in forward planning mode, book your ticket for this charity ball in aid of breast cancer support charity Uplift. Marvel at circus acts and drink champagne while enjoying a three-course meal. From £150, book in advance, 25 November

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SRI LANKAN COOKERY: Learn how to make several Sri Lankan dishes including Isso Devilled (fiery spicy prawns) and vattakka kalu pol currya (yellow pumpkin curry) in a half-day course with Sri Lankan host Numi. £45, 20 July/3 August

REAL-LIFE VIDEO GAME: Take part in a scavenger hunt inside a museum at Raiders of the Lost Archive: A Museum Adventure. You've got 90 minutes to work as a team, cracking clues and hunting down museum treasure. £20, 23/30 July/ 23/28 August