Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 5 September 2013

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A pop-up oyster and whisky bar will be in Covent Garden from today

A pop-up oyster and whisky bar will be in Covent Garden from today

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City of London, and The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street. Free, see site for terms and conditions

DICE? DOTS? DONUT?: We really have no idea what this art exhibition at Limoncello Gallery in Dalston is about, with a name like ‘Which came first, the dice or the dots? Hmmm… the donut’. Anyone fancy trying it out? Free, just turn up, until 21 September

FREE FILM: Free! Film! The Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival returns today with more than 30 film screenings across its run. Tonight, celebrate its opening with a screening of the 1966 film The Gospel According to St Matthew, as well as a showcase of the SE15 Young Filmmakers Competition entries. Free, just turn up, until 15 September

MOTHER SHUCKER: A pop-up oyster and whisky bar celebrating The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s 30th anniversary is in Seven Dials, Covent Garden from today. Pop along for a sensory adventure. Free, just turn up, 12-9pm daily until 8 September

LONDON ARTISTSArt As Awakening showcases four London artists, their artwork highlighting personal journeys and awakened emotions through art production. At Conway Hall. Free, just turn up, until 6 September

LIFE SAVERS: Learn some crucial first aid today at Paddington, Euston and Liverpool Street stations, where members of St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, will be giving free life saving demonstrations in aid of their Save a Life September campaign. Free, just turn up, 9am-4pm

NOSES: Find the Seven Noses of Soho and you may attain infinite wealth… so the legend goes. Tickets £10, prebook, 4-6pm

TALK: A lecture entitled ‘From London to Mozambique, from cholera to konzo‘ takes place at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, courtesy of the John Snow Society. Free, just turn up (first come first served), 5.30pm

LISTENAudio Lounge on Wigmore Street plays The Beatles album Revolver on their high-end audio system for visitors to enjoy. Free, just turn up, 6-8pm

LIVE FICTION: Open Pen Live is an evening of storytelling, filthy fiction and word warring, at Hackney United Services Club. £5/£4, prebook, 7pm

GEEKYSCIENCE: An evening of learning and entertainment at Rich Mix, as GeekyScience brings in experts to share their knowledge on a specific theme. Tonight’s theme is evolution and two experts will be sharing their insights. £10, prebook, 7pm

FOLK: Head to the roof of Southbank Centre for Folk With Altitude, a rooftop garden musical evening. £15.40, prebook, 7.30pm

AT SEA: Mikey Buckley takes us  through his adventures in a rowing boat at The Grosvenor pub in Stockwell. Firstly his attempt to achieve the Atlantic Speed Record Crossing and secondly, his latest trip in a non-stop rowing race around Great Britain. £4, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: St James Theatre’s Studio is an odd place to watch comedy: basically it’s rather posh, the kind of place you quaff a classy bottle of red than sink pints of cooking lager. Head there anyway tonight to catch Zoe Lyons –  a must if you’re a fan of acerbic wit. £15/£12.50, prebook, 8pm

Good Cause of the Day

Primrose Hill is the setting for the annual PupAid event, taking place this Saturday 7 September. A very dog-friendly event, activities include a celebrity-judged dog show, doggy displays, shopping, a family BBQ, and free microchipping. PupAid aims to educate people about the horrors of puppy farming and works to change this appalling industry. Free, just turn up, 10am-5.30pm Saturday 7 September (even if you can’t go, you can sign PupAid’s e-petition to stop puppy farming here)

London Connection Puzzle

Your existing clue-words were PARAGON and CREST. Today’s is LONDRES. What’s the London connection? We already have a winner, so no need to email in.

From Londonist’s Archive

Where does London’s rubble go? Last year we brought you an article detailing How The City’s Soil Gets Recycled. Did you know that part of King’s Cross helped rebuild Moscow?

London Weather by Inclement Attlee

Hotter than Otto von Hottenchaud’s overheated hot-rod parked in a sauna beneath the Walkie Talkie. Enjoy it. Things change tomorrow when the weather goes downhill faster than a Star Wars prequel on a skateboard.

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