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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at a Mobile Donor Unit in Surrey Quays, Cathedral Hall in Victoria, and Bishopsgate Institute. Free, see site for terms and conditions
BOY. TAPE. FACE: The brilliant Boy With Tape On His Face starts his run at Udderbelly Festival from today. A blend of mime and stand-up comedy, it is very clever. £15.50, prebook, until 14 July
ENDGAME: The Bussey Building in Peckham stages Samuel Beckett’s Endgame from today, a play set inside a human skull that explores the absurdity of life. £10/£8, prebook, until 13 July
EAST END: Now in its 14th year, East End Film Festival (EEFF) has established itself as one of the London’s major film events, with a number of premiers, masterclasses, free screenings and live events. See website for full listings, until 10 July
HIV EXHIBITION: An exhibition on the Riverside Walkway, Southbank features thought-provoking images of young people affected by HIV, as part of Body & Soul’s award-winning Life in my Shoes campaign. Free, just turn up, until 7 July
TENNIS BALL ART: 12 artists have turned a tennis ball into a piece of art to raise money for the Greenhouse Charity. See their creations from today at 63 Broadwick Street. Free, just turn up, until 1 July
ROMA HOLOCAUST: As part of Gypsy Roma Traveller History month, Roz Mortimer displays rare film footage featuring survivors of, and witnesses to, the Roma Holocaust as they tell their previously unheard stores. Free, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 6.30pm
SCIENCE STORIES: The latest Story Collider event takes place at Bart’s Pathology Museum, where six people share their own science stories. Free, prebook, 6.30pm
BOOK LAUNCH: Glen Peters launches Lucknow Ransom at Asia House; there’ll be curry involved. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm
SMALL SCIENCE: Helen Arney curates a night at the Royal Institution looking at small science: the literally small, but also the overlooked. Guests include Mat Ricardo, Helen Keen, Jonny Berliner and Suze Kundu. £10/£7, prebook, 7pm
WALKING DEAD: Join Phil Loring for an illustrated lecture on the instruments used in early 19th century re-animation experiments, where deceased men and animals appeared to be restored to life. £7, prebook, 7pm
GIN: Head to The Hoxton Hotel for an Ultimate G&T Studio Workshop tonight. Learn all about making the perfect drink before getting the chance to create your own infused gin and tonic. £25, prebook, 7pm
SHORT FILMS: Script Shoot Slice Screen, or S4 to its friends, is an evening dedicated to short films at the Genesis Cinema, Stepney. As well as a screening, there’ll be a Q&A with the film-makers and a filmic chinwag in the bar afterwards. Free, just turn up, 7pm
SUMMER OF LOVE: The Make Escape puts on a Summer of Love Festival Craft Night at the Hackney Attic, where attendees can make their own festival fashions with workshops in weaving, beading, making instruments and headbands, as well as a knitting tent and live music. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm
FREE COMEDY: Get your laughs for free with Uncle Henry’s Happy Hour at the Camden Head — a free comedy night with Aisling Bea, Angela Barnes, Flange Krammer and Jim Campbell making the line-up. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Health Poverty Action, an international charity working to help poor and marginalised people in their struggle for health, is organising a 5km walk in Greenwich Park on Saturday 29 June. Called March for Mothers, the walk takes place over easy ground and is open for anyone to take part. £15 adults and £5 children (additional fundraising encouraged), register online, Saturday 29 June at 10am
London Connection Puzzle
This week’s puzzle is set by Dave Brown, winner of last week’s competition. He’s sent in four clue-words with a London connection, and we’ll publish one each day until someone works out the theme. So, your first clue-word of the week is DONALD. Another one tomorrow.
London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
‘Pleasantly warm’, says the BBC forecast. But beware. The weather in this city can change on a sixpence. For example, tweak just two letters, and ‘pleasantly warm’ becomes ‘pheasantly wart’, and nobody wants one of those. A ‘generally sunny start’ will become a ‘generally funny tart’ by midday, and that ‘occluded front moving in from the west’ will transform into a ‘deluded frog removing its vest’ by evening. In summary: slightly malapropy.