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Things to do today:
POSTER EXHIBITION: Re-imagined screen-printed posters made by artists and illustrators are on display at Somerset House. Free, just turn up, until 17 August
STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION: See a range of art inspired by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House. The whole exhibition is a wonderfully surreal homage to Kubrick. £12.50, book in advance, until 24 August
QUENTIN BLAKE EXHIBITION: Original illustrations and preparatory drawings by Quentin Blake, featuring his typical magic and surrealism, are on display at the House of Illustration in King's Cross. £7.70, book in advance, until 24 August
HISTORY WALK: Discover the debauched history of South Bank on a free two-hour walking tour, starting at Monument station. Free, book in advance, 2.30pm
GENDER DISCUSSION: Apparently there's no such thing as a male or female brain, so find out if gender is just a social construct with a line up including social theorists, research fellows and diversity experts. Takes place at The Book Club in Shoreditch. £8, book in advance, 6.30pm
FILM QUIZ: Whether you're a film aficionado or completely Clueless, head to Hackney Attic for the You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat film quiz. No limit on team size. £5, book in advance, 6.30pm
MOJITO MASTERCLASS: Mix and muddle your mojito on the roof of The Windmill in Mayfair. A cockatila is provided on arrival and you can sample rums as you go. £10, book in advance, 7pm
DANCE & RADIO: Hosted by American radio DJ Ira Glass, 3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host is exactly what the title suggests. The show, taking place at Southbank Centre features storytelling through the medium of dance. £40-75, book in advance, 7.30pm
SHORT PLAYS: Watch five short plays about humanity and being alive at The Space in Mudchute. £12/£9, book in advance, 8pm
Good cause of the day
OUTDOOR CINEMA: The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability holds a family screening of Inside Out in its Putney Gardens where there'll be popcorn and a bouncy castle. If you manage to find a babysitter for the evening, pop back for the adults-only screening of Mrs Doubtfire. £10, book in advance, 3 September
Our daily pick of Funzing events
THAMES PATH CYCLE: Cycle along the Thames, visiting the Thames Barrier and taking the Woolwich Ferry, before finishing at a historic riverside pub. £10, 21 August
COCKTAIL TEA PARTY: A boozy touch has been added to the British tradition of the tea party - expect scones and gin-infused Earl Grey at this cocktail tea party in Notting Hill Gate. £25, 20/27 August