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Epic Iran, V&A, London

Until 12 September, £18

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“Typical. You go for months without any culture, then 5,000 years of it come along at once,” says The Guardian in its five-star review of this V&A exhibition, which spans 5,000 years of Iranian art, poetry and design. There’s much to take away from a “jaw-dropping” collection of 300 objects exploring Iran’s cultural heritage then and now, as well as the country’s impact on the world. Don’t miss the horoscope of a Timurid prince from 1411 and the “brilliant” recreations of Persepolis and Isfahan.

A night in with Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, streaming on 29 June at 6.30pm, £32

The Beatle and his daughters – photographer, film-maker and food writer Mary, and fashion designer Stella – are teaming up to celebrate the launch of the modern, plant-based recipe book Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen. They’ll share the family memories the recipes evoke, offer a glimpse of life in the McCartney household and reveal their favourite dishes. The price includes a copy of the book.

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Mayfair Sculpture Trail, London, until 27 June, free

A sculpture by Hande Sekerciler on Grosvenor Square

Look out for temporary and permanent sculptures by artists including Henry Moore, Banksy and Antony Gormley as you stroll along Bond Street, Grosvenor Square and Cork Street. The trail takes in Wander Art, London’s largest outdoor gallery.

Summer by the River, London, until 30 September, free

The south bank of the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge will be hosting food and drink pop-ups all summer, with a programme of free entertainment, outdoor cinema and activities from 21 June. You can book a sourdough pizza lesson, join a fitness class or a salsa social dance, pretend you’re on holiday in a Med-themed cocktail bar or watch the action on the big screen during Wimbledon and the Olympics. Events are open for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis.