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LIVING STATUES: The new King’s Cross Square opens today, marking the completion of Network Rail’s £550m redevelopment of King’s Cross Station. Look out for the UK’s largest-ever gathering of “live statue” street performers welcoming commuters to the station from 7am. Free, just turn up, 7am-10am
LONG DISTANCE ART: See three artworks created simultaneously in three different countries by two industrial robots. One in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz and the other next to Nelson’s Column will mirror artist Alex Kiessling’s (who’ll be in Vienna) movements in real time. Trafalgar Square, free, just turn up, 10-5pm
LOST CINEMAS: A local history talk will investigate the rise and eventual decline of local cinemas in Acton and Ealing at Ealing Central Library. £4, book ahead, 6.15pm
ROUGH TRADE: Celebrate the publication of “Facing The Other Way: The Story of 4AD” by Martin Aston with a unique Q&A session with legendary designer Vaughan Oliver, Matt Johnson (The The) and Miki Berenyi (Lush) at Rough Trade East. 6.30pm
FUTURE LONDON: What will the city be like in the future? What did people think London would be like now, 100 years ago? Londonist’s Matt Brown and Andrew Collinge of the Greater London Authority dig into the archives and polish their crystal balls for a Salon for the City event at Westminster Arts Library. £6, prebook, 6.30pm
OTHER LONDON: Hear author John Rogers talk about his book The Other London, which features 10 walks through the capital’s streets, rich in story and imagination, at Belgravia Books. Free, prebook, probably 6.30pm
VICTORIAN MAGIC: Wilton’s Music Hall’s resident magician, Katherine Rhodes, recreates an evening of classic 19th-century stage magic and illusion. £12.50, book ahead, 7.30pm
BLITZ REQUIEM: The Bach Choir performs the world premiere of composer David Goode’s largest scale work to date, Blitz Requiem at one of the most famous buildings to survive the Blitz, St Paul’s Cathedral. £40-£10, 7.30pm
TAKE FLIGHT: Helena Webb and Emelie Wångstedt present The Flying Project as part of the GOLive Dance and Performance Festival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. £16.50-£13.20, book ahead, 7.30pm
RICH MIX: See a special one-off screening of SALMA, Kim Longinotto’s hugely anticipated documentary on a Tamil poet, at the Rich Mix Cinema. £7/5, prebook or just turn up, 8pm
From the Archives
A year ago today we related the tale of the Colney Hatch fire. It’s the worst fire, in terms of fatalities, in London’s recorded history, and yet very few people have heard of it. If you don’t know the story, take a few minutes to read about the 52 people who lost their lives in north London, only to be utterly forgotten.
London Connection Puzzle
Oh dear, oh dear. Seems we made this week’s puzzle too easy. A couple of dozen people emailed in with the correct solution from just the clues 38 and 24. Today’s additional clue is 11. If you have the solution, don’t email in as we have a winner. Final clue tomorrow.
London Weather by Inclement Attlee
Weather: Imagine if Andy Gray hosted a marathon screening of Grey’s Anatomy in Gray’s Inn, and invited David Gray, Linda Gray and Macy Gray, serving them all Earl Grey tea, and obliging them to wear grey clothes and chant a mantra of Grey! Grey! Grey! You then have some just notion of quite how grey it will be today.
Would you like to forecast the Londonist weather? I’ll be away for the start of next week, so we’ll need accurate and in-no-way-silly forecasts for London on Monday and Tuesday. Fancy having a go? Rather than typing out some words, you should draw, paint, or photograph your forecast (or perhaps craft it from leftover vegetables or Lego bricks) and send it to email@example.com (subject line: ‘Attlee’s minion’).