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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Highgate Road Chapel in Gospel Oak, and Brewers Hall in the City of London. Free, see site for terms and conditions
EXHIBITION: Conversations About Archive by Ania Dabrowska is an exhibition at Four Corners gallery that covers over 100 years of socio-political and cultural history in Lebanon and the Middle East. Free, just turn up, until 27 September
FREE FILM: Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival presents Under The Cranes, a collage of the borough of Hackney, and a talk about the legal aspect of filmmaking.Check out the full listings. Free, just turn up (early), until 15 September
GHANA: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has popped-up at The Africa Centre in Covent Garden, serving a contemporary take on Ghanaian food. But hurry, it’s only there until Thursday. Just turn up, until 12 September
THAMES: The Mayor’s Thames Festival continues this week, with many river-focused events taking place. Tonight, geographers and travel writers Robert Twigger and Michael Jacobs talk about the great rivers of Africa and the Americas at Westminster Boating Base. £7/£5, prebook, 7.30pm
THEATRE: Playwright Michael Frayn speaks at the National Theatre on the occasion of his 80th birthday. There will also be a book signing. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm
CULTURE: A new series of talks from the Architecture Foundation looks at the growing prominence of privately controlled spaces, and how they can stifle creativity and expression. The first of these is tonight and focuses on whether we can develop measures to maintain the capital as an affordable place to live. £3.30, prebook, 7pm
Good Cause of the Day
Have you got a head for heights? Test your nerve for charity with the Royal London Hospital Abseil, where you can shimmy/strut/dangle down the side of the Royal London Hospital’s 17-storey facade to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance — an incredible service that provides pre-hospital emergency medical care to victims of serious injury. £35 (minimum sponsorship is £300), register online, 26/27 September
London Connection Puzzle
Congratulations to John Birch, the first person to guess the solution to last week’s puzzle. Amazingly, John got the answer from just one clue-word: Paragon. The other three clues, Crest, Londres, Slipstreamers, should have led you to the answer that they’re all London cycling clubs. Another puzzle starts tomorrow, and will be set by John.
From Londonist’s Archive
It’s Monday. Zzz. But we have an excellent (if we may say so ourselves) biscuit-themed London puzzle from 2012 to perk you up. Not enough puzzles are biscuit-themed.
London Weather by Inclement Attlee
Expect plenty of change today (unless you’re feeding coins into that useless sodding vending machine at Charing sodding Cross.)
Sun, sun, cloudy for some, Cuthbert, Dibble, rain.