Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 17 August 2016

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Dress For Our Time is the new installation at Science Museum

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Things to do today:

DRESS FOR OUR TIME: Head to the Science Museum to see new installation, Dress For Our Time. The one-of-a-kind dress on display was made from a UN refugee tent that once housed families in a refugee camp in Jordan. An animation is projected onto the dress, representing data about the movement of 8 million refugees around the world. Free, just turn up, until 4 September

VODKA COCKTAIL CLASS:  Try your hand at cocktail making at Voltaire in the City. Have a welcome glass of bubbly and learn how to make vodka-based White Cosmopolitan and Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails. £19-25, book in advance, 6pm

PODCAST RECORDING: Blogger and writer Emma Gannon's first book, Ctrl Alt Delete was recently published. Tonight she's at Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road recording an episode of her podcast of the same name, with presenter Cherry Healry. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

WINE MASTERCLASS: A wine expert at Morada Brindisa in Piccadilly will talk you through a selection of Spanish summer wines (three white and three rosé) while you nibble on Spanish tapas. £25, book in advance, 6.30pm

BREWERY TOUR: Discover the brewing process at Sambrook's Brewery in Battersea, where founder Duncan Sambrook will guide you around around the brewery tap room, brew house and fermentation room. You'll also taste a range of Sambrook's brews. £15, book in advance, 7pm

ETHICS OF EATING ANIMALS: Humanist Phil Walder believes that becoming vegetarian is the best thing that each of us can do for the survival of the planet, and he explains why at Conway Hall. £3, just turn up, 7pm

SHORT FILMS: Hackney Attic Film Festival continues with a triple bill of drama and dark comedy films; Camberwell Beauty, Blanche Dumas A to Z and Junk Room. Free, book in advance, 7.30pm

POETRY BATTLE: The team from Harrow goes up against the Barnes & Chiswick team in The Poetry Café's sonnet stand off. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Good cause of the day

Sign up now to take part in the Battersea Dogs' And Cats' Home Thames Path Challenge on 10 and 11 September. Choose to walk 25km/50km/75km/100km in under 24 hours, get sponsored for it and raise money for the animal charity. More information and registration.

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

POKEMON GO TOUR: Explore the South Bank in a hunt to catch the rarest of Pokemon. Find out where the best gyms are whilst you take in the sights of London on this walking tour. £15/£8, 21 August

SOHO ROOFTOP PARTY: Bring your swimwear and party on Sanctum Hotel's rooftop, where there's a jacuzzi, and a line-up of DJs providing the soundtrack. £15, 20/27 August