Things To Do In London Today: Monday 17 June 2013

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Artsadmin's Two Degrees festival open today, details below.

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Outside County Hall on Belvedere Road and at St Olave Parish Hall on Fenchurch Street. Free, see site for terms and conditions

LITHOGRAPHSTrowbridge Gallery displays the original lithographs from the 1954 edition of painter Henri Matisse’s work at their gallery on Kings Road, Fulham. Free, just turn up, until 11 July

GRAPHIC NOVEL POP-UP: Independent graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero is opening a temporary pop-up shop in Bloomsbury next week. Head to Continental Stores on Tavistock Place will be able to browse the brand’s diverse range of titles and purchase special signed copies. Free, just turn up, until 30 June

ESCAPE: The aim of this photography exhibition at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill is to bring together all the different facets within the scope of the word Escape. Free, just turn up, until 23 June

BIKE WEEK: It is Bike Week 2013, an annual event to promote cycling. Take a look at the events finder to see what London events are taking place near you. Until 23 June

TWO DEGREESArtsadmin’s Two Degrees festival is an arts-based festival that showcases what is wrong with our world and what we can do to change it. Tackle financial issues over breakfast or smash/rebuild every day objects, plus a host of other daily, free events. Free, just turn up, until 22 June

REFUGEES:  As part of Red Cross Refugee Week, the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics hosts an exhibition that explores the experiences of women refugee academics and celebrates the contributions of refugees to UK intellectual life. The exhibition will be accompanied each weekday with lunchtime talks by female refugees. Free, RSVP to talks on info.cara@isbu.ac.uk, until 22 June

TINY FIGURES: Also as part of Refugee Week, Marcus Crocker has created some incredible tiny models and placed them around London. Keep your eyes peeled for them! Free, until 23 June

LIT: Lucy Mangan hosts an evening with Malorie Blackman and Melvin Burgess at Waterstones Piccadilly. £5/£3, prebook, 6.30pm

ART OF WRITING: Susie Harries will be talking in The Screening Room at Somerset House about the process of writing her Wolfson Prize-winning biography of the architecture historian Nikolaus Pevsner. £6, prebook, 6.30pm

VICTORIAN DEATH AND LOVE: This talk, part of The Last Tuesday Society’s lecture series, will discuss the historical roots of the Victorian fascination with death and 19th century mourning rituals. £7, prebook, 7pm
COMEDY: Marcus Brigstocke is taking a show called Je m’accuse to Scotland this summer. Find out what it’s about at the Canal Cafe Theatre. £7.50, prebook, 7.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day
Youth At Risk, a charity dedicated to making a positive and lasting change to the lives of disaffected and vulnerable young people, brings you a fundraising charity event with support from Levi’s (which means lots of Levi’s goodies to be won in the raffle). Expect an intimate night of live music and performances at The Old Queen’s Head, and acts include Version, Duke, Kin and Ayanna Witter-Johnson. £10, prebook, 7pm

Last week’s puzzle solution
Congratulations to Neil Paterson, the first to offer the solution to last week’s puzzle, after just two clues. We asked: what connects the names Roger, Michael, David and Nick? They are, of course, the first names of the most recent Lord Mayors of London: Roger Gifford, David Wooton, Michael Bear and Nick Anstee. A new puzzle, devised by our winner Neil, will start tomorrow.

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
Although mild, today will be greyer than the time David Gray enjoyed a cup of Earl Grey tea with John Major’s memoirs, in a bath full of iron filings. And I know, because I was there. You might get some sunshine later on, but by then you’ll be engreyed to the point of indifference. In summary: scruttocks.

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