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Things to do today:
LUNCHTIME TALK: Lady Joan Reid discusses how Benjamin Franklin's 19th century thoughts influenced climate change. £5, just turn up, 1pm
VIDEO GAMES AND DEMOCRACY: Hear experts like the former adviser to the White House on video game-related policies discussing the democratic responsibility that video games have. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm
AFTER DARK DRAWING: Use art to explore the millennium-old history of the Tower of London. The ticket includes all materials and a drink. £24, book in advance, 6.30pm
MAPS OF LONDON: Discover new ways to interact with London at Waterstones Piccadilly, with the authors of Curiocity, a book reimagining London through 26 alternative maps. Free, book in advance, 7pm
HEAT PRESS PRINTING: Upcycle your wardrobe using a heat press to print metallic designs on your clothes at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. £18, book in advance, 7/9pm
COMEDY: Joanna Neary and Tom Crosbie kick off Hidden Gems, a week of comedy acts fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, at the Princess of Wales in Brixton. £10, book in advance, 7.30pm
Good cause of the day
ABSEIL: Abseil 17 floors down the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for London's Air Ambulance. £35 (+sponsorship), book in advance, 18 September
Our daily pick of Funzing events
RAW VEGAN DESSERTS: Learn how to make treats that are as healthy as they are tasty — Azahara will show you how to make a delicious raw vegan cake as well as chat about nutrition and vegan and raw diets. £20, 18/25 September/2/9 October
SPANISH WALK: If you fancy brushing up your Spanish without leaving the city, take a three-hour stroll with a native, chatting only in Spanish as you go. £20, 17/24 September/1/8 October