Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 19 July 2016

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Things to do today:

JEWELLERY EXHIBITION: See over 50 years of work by Charlotte De Syllas, an artist jeweller famed for her one-off pieces in carved gemstone. Takes place at The Goldsmith's Company in the City. Free, just turn up, from 10am (until 22 July)

PEPYS SHOW: Join a free guided walk around the Holborn area, visiting places mentioned by Samuel Pepys in his famous diaries. Meet at the red sculpture in the courtyard of Central Saint Giles. Free, just turn up. 5.30pm

NEWPORT'S NIGHTLIFE: Discover the nightlife of the Welsh town, Newport, in a poetry and photography exhibition at RichMix in Shoreditch. For the open house event tonight, there will be performances by British artists in response to the exhibition. Free, just turn up, 6pm (exhibition open until 28 July)

CUBA & LITERATURE: Take part in Cuban-themed creative writing workshops and debates, and hear readings from guest authors and music from a Cuban guitarist at Litro Magazine's Cuba, at Kensington Central Library. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm-7.45pm

ETHICAL FASHION TALK: Hear Kate Black, editor-in-chief of Magnifeco, in conversation with Observer columnist Lucy Siegle as they discuss how to be fashionable and environmentally responsible. Rizzoli Bookshop, the Strand. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

FREE KORFBALL TRAINING: Learn how to play korfball (a sort-of cross between netball and basketball), with a weekly session on Clapham Common. Today's class is led by England Korfball player Ben King. Free, just turn up, 7pm

CRIME AUTHOR TALK: Hear top crime authors, including Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat writer Mark Billingham, in conversation with the Telegraph's crime fiction critic, Jake Kerridge. Waterstones Tottenham Court Road. Free, book in advance, 7pm

PLAY-DOH DATING: If you're fed up of swiping right, why not try play-doh based speed dating? Head to The Windmill, Clapham for speed dating with a difference. £12, book in advance, 7pm

TALK: Look back at 90 years of the co-operative children and young people's movement with Phineas Harper and Annebella Pollent, at the launch of A People's History of Woodcraft Folk. Housmans Bookshop, King's Cross. £3 (redeemable against a purchase), just turn up, 7pm

EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEW: Stephanie Ridings combines research from her own trip to Texas with a dark sense of humour to explore the phenomenon of British women who fall in love with Americans on Death Row. Takes place at the Old Red Lion Theatre. £8/£6, book in advance, 7.30pm

MORETTI GRAN TOUR: Tantalise your tastebuds with some Italian street food and a nice, cool beer (or two) at the Truman Brewery. Why not sign up for a Tuscan butchery or pasta-making masterclass while you're there? Free, just turn up, 8pm (until 24 July)

GOSPEL @ BBC PROMS: Singers from top gospel choirs will join together to form a gospel superchoir, as part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. We've heard there will be a few special guests too. £22.40, book in advance, 9.45pm

Good cause of the day

COMEDY: Phil Nichols celebrates his 20th year performing solo comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe with a free gig at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen in aid of Pumpaid water charity. Jamal Maddix and MC Sion James are also performing. Free (donations encouraged), book in advance, 8pm

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

DIM SUM CLASS: Learn how to make restaurant-quality dim sum (and how to order in Cantonese) under the guidance of William Wong, the London Cookery School's main instructor. £35, 19/24 July

HAPPINESS TALK: Psychologist Dr Raj Persaud will lead a TED-style talk discussing how to be happier, and if it is even possible to be happy. £10, 19 July