Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 18 June 2013

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Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace at V&A. Untitled, 2013 ©Henning Wagenbreth

BLOOD: Today’s opportunity to donate blood is at Friends House in Euston. Free, see site for terms and conditions

MEMORY PALACE: If you could keep only one memory what would it be? The V&A presents Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace this summer, a walk-in story that brings to life a dramatic look at the future as penned by the author Hari Kunzru. £6, prebook, until 20 October

CONCERT: A lunchtime concert at Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead takes place today. Featuring duo works by Haydn, Martinu and Arensky, it is a peaceful and informal way to spend your lunchtime. Free, just turn up, from 12.45pm

REFUGEE: The Space Between, a week long photographic exhibition to mark Refugee Week, is accompanied by a series of lunch-time talks by different female refugees detailing their particular experiences as refugees in the UK. Today is Female and Foreign: Experiences of Being a Refugee Woman, by Marjorie Nshemere Ojule. Free, RSVP to info.cara@isbu.ac.uk, 1pm

DISEASE OUTBREAKS: Carole Reeves is at Museum of London to discuss how modern science is revealing new insights into historic disease outbreaks such as plague and marsh fever. Free, just turn up, 1.15pm

DISSECTION AND MAGIC: A lecture from The Last Tuesday Society examines images of human corpses in Early Modern European art in relation to two specific themes: the practice of ‘witchcraft’ or ‘magic’, and the emergent medical profession. £7, prebook, 7pm

SEA STORIES: Join Passengerfilms for an evening of film and discussion devoted to exploring the question: is it possible to tell a narrative about the ocean, or is a ‘sea story’ about seeing something else? Go along and you might find out. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm

MEMOIR: Meet Nick Coleman, author of music and hearing loss memoir The Train in the Night, at West End Lane Books. Free, prebook, 7.30pm

BRIGHT CLUB: The thinking person’s variety show, Bright Club, focuses on all things broken tonight. £5, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: One of our favourite sketch groups, Sheeps, are at the Invisible Dot with an Edinburgh preview. £6, prebook, 7.45pm

THEATRE: Laura Simms tells fantastic tales of South Africa, the Caucasus and New York City at the Soho Theatre. £9/£7, prebook, 8pm

TFL: A new six-part documentary series about how Transport for London keeps London’s roads moving begins tonight on BBC Two at 9pm

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READER OFFER: Get special £10 tickets for tonight’s performance of Address Unknown, “a timeless tale of friendship and betrayal” at Soho Theatre (full price £17.50). Use promo code LONDONISTAU online or call the box office on 020 7478 0100. Subject to availability. Starts 8.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day
Two fantastic charity events which you can sign up to take part in today:

Join in a sponsored walk through the streets of London in aid of Action for Children, a charity committed to making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families. On 6 July you can spend a summer’s day exploring the city on this five mile self-guided London walk. The route will take you past London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, there will be clues and riddles to solve along the way, and all walkers will receive an Action for Children goody bag. £5 to register and £50 minimum sponsorship, email Beth.Simons@actionforchildren.org.uk to register, Saturday 6 July at 10.30am

Or you could help raise money for the NSPCC this weekend by becoming a ‘Gherkineer’ and racing up the 38 floors to the top of the Gherkin. Once there, make the most of a rare opportunity to enjoy stunning panoramic views from the building’s exclusive 40/30 bar, normally only accessible to private members. For anyone who doesn’t fancy running up the 38 floors to the top, there is the option to purchase a Prestige Lift Pass for £75 which will give you the chance to enjoy the views from the top without the aching thighs. £20 registration fee, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June (registration closes 20 June)

London Connection Puzzle
Each day this week, we’ll give you one new word, until on Friday you have four. All you have to do is work out the London connection. Today’s word is: WINNIE

The first person to spot the connection between the words (and email matt@londonist.com) wins, and gets to set next week’s puzzle. This week’s was set by Neil Paterson, last week’s winner.

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
It’s going to remain cloudy throughout the day, more’s the pity. Nevertheless, the temperature will climb to brilliant shades of orange. In fact, so cantaloupean is the temperature that we’ve added an extra row to the BBC’s weather report, showing the Dickinson-Kilroy scale of orangeness.

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