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GIVE BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Cathedral Hall in Victoria and City Temple, Holborn Viaduct. Free, just turn up, see site for times and conditions
WILLIAM MORRIS: The Penny Fielding Gallery is hosting At Home With Morris, an exhibition by photographer Katherine Green looking into home decoration, with a focus on those who have adorned their environment with Morris’ designs. Free, just turn up, until 2 June
GARDEN TOUR: Get behind the scenes at Chelsea Psychic Garden with an exclusive tour by the Head Gardener. You can learn about the garden’s rich historical past and access parts not normally open to the public. £20, prebook, 11.30am
SWEATING FOR THE POX: A talk at Wellcome Collection scratches at the history of sexually transmitted diseases in London. Free, just turn up, 3pm
IMMERSIVE THEATRE: Fourth Monkey are back with Project Colony – a unique production based on a Franz Kafka novel, and where the audience become part of the action. £16/£14, prebook, 3pm or 7.30pm
COCKTAILS AND FOOD: Cocktails, yum. Food, yum. Cocktails and food, double yum. The Manhattans Project and Public House run a cocktail and food matching event tonight, proving that wine isn’t the only drink that can be paired with meals. £50-£55, prebook, 7pm
BOWIE BONANZA: Early Doors Disco puts on a non-stop David Bowie disco night at Drink, Shop & Do tonight. Free, just turn up, 7pm
WEIRD MUSIC: Thomas Truax, inventor of strange instruments, joins Sarah Angliss, who peppers her performance with creepy animatronic dolls, for an evening of alternative electronic music on MS Stubnitz in Wood Wharf. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm
STORYTELLING: Performance storytellers Tim Ralphs, Xanthe Gresham, Ben Haggarty and Nell Phoenix are with The Crick Crack Club at Rich Mix. £8/£6, prebook for cheaper tickets, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Joe Lycett, Tom Adams, another Londonist favourite Mike Wozniak and “a special guest” complete the line-up at Rhubarb Comedy in Tooting. Anthony Dewson MCs. £8/£7, just turn up, 8.30pm
MORE COMEDY: Totally Tom are a comedy double act whose sketches are fast-paced, unexpected and very clever. £12.50/£10, prebook, 9.15pm
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Random Weird Coincidence Of The Day
The Rolling Stones are playing Hyde Park on 6 July for the first time in 44 years. Fans of weird psychogeography might enjoy a certain resonance the Stones’ share with the local sculpture. On Hyde Park Corner you can find the Royal Artillery Memorial by Charles JAGGER. Next to it stands the Machine Gun Corps Memorial by Francis Derwent WOOD. Over at the other end of the Park, in Kensington Gardens, rears the famous Physical Energy equestrian statue by G. F. WATTS, while the great marble fireplace in Kensington Palace was designed by James RICHARDS. Eat that, Peter Ackroyd.
Good Cause of the Day
Headway East London’s Dance Marathon is back in town on Saturday 27 April at St John at Hackney Church Hall. It’s an annual fundraiser for the brain injury charity, which runs Headway House, the only brain injury centre of its kind in inner London to offer specialist services and therapies. The marathon involves eight hours of non-stop dancing, with participants working their way through the Charleston, Swing, Rock N Roll, Bollywood, RnB, Michael Jackson, Pop, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Salsa, Ceilidh and Samba. It’s just £10 to sign up, and you’re encouraged to raise at least £200. Sign up here.
The overly familiar bank of Cumulo-Londonimbus continues its vaporous stanglehold on the capital’s skies. With top temperatures of only 4ºC, occasional showers, and annoying brumalclouts of wind, never has there been a better time to declare a duvet day.