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Things to do today:
SHAKESPEARE EXHIBITION: It's your last chance to see a curated display of personal and household objects that appear across Shakespeare's plays — only minutes from the Silver Street house the Bard inhabited. Free, just turn up, all day from 10am
SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP: Help create a printed mural showing your love to Peckham at PemPeople's pop-up shop. Free, just turn up, all day from 11am (5-6 September)
FIRE OF LONDON: Take a five-hour tour at Royal College of Physicians, retracing the footsteps of those fleeing the flames of the 1666 Great Fire of London. See the exhibition and discover how London rose from the ashes. £25, book in advance, 12.30pm
POWER OF BIOLOGY: Head to Makers Academy for a free talk by bioeconomy specialist Dr Yvonne Armitage, and discover how we can optimise the power of biology. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm
CANDLELIT YOGA: Escape the hustle and bustle of London life with a candlelit Vinyasa yoga class set to music in Hyde Park. Bring your own mat. £15, book in advance, 6.30pm
WINE AND SOUND: See how sound affects our perceptions of wine with a multisensory sound and taste work by Jo Burzynska. Oenosthesia's one-off UK event takes place at Studio Sienko in Southwark £10, book in advance, 7pm
FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT: There's a talk about art, food and the environment at Waltham Forest's Cultivate Festival — speakers include William Morris Gallery's artist-in-residence and a food historian. Free, book in advance, 7pm
BREXIT TALK: Explore the issues surrounding Brexit through micro-talks and performances from the likes of Professor AC Grayling, Chris Arning and Andra Sonea. Conway Hall. £10, book in advance, 7.30pm
Good cause of the day
SWING DANCE CLASS: Take part in a lindy hop dance class and then put your new skills into practice with music from the 30s to 50s — perfect for jazz and swing dancing. All proceeds will go towards the ongoing medical expenses of Chazz Young, an American lindy hop and jazz dancer. £5 (+booking fee), book in advance, 7pm
Our daily pick of Funzing events
BAKING CLASS: Inspired by Great British Bake Off? Get your ticket for Diana's baking class so you can learn how to make lip-smacking treats at home — dark chocolate pecan tart, carrot cake, brownies and red velvet cupcakes are all on the menu. £55, 10 September
TRAMPOLINE FITNESS: Improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn up to 1200 calories with a jumping trampoline workout in Acton. £12, 10/17/24 September