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BLOOD: Today’s opportunity to donate blood is outside County Hall on Belvedere Road. Free, see site for terms and conditions
EALING: The fourth Ealing Autumn Festival is in full flow, joining in the celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenery with concerts, film, local history and kids stuff. Have a look at the festival website for more details. Until 27 October
BEING HUMAN: King’s College London’s arts and humanities festival started over the weekend with exhibitions, talks and screenings all looking at what it means to be human. Until 25 October
KNITTING: To celebrate Wool Week, Knit Nation launches a week-long series of free fashion-focused knitting classes at John Lewis Oxford Street. All skill levels welcome and you don’t need to bring anything. Free, prebook, until 20 October
FILM: The BFI London Film Festival is halfway through its run, take a look at what you can see before it ends for another year. Until 2o October
BALHAM: Today is the last day you can view the Balham Sees Balham photography exhibition, created by local residents, in shop windows around the area. Free, just turn up.
MO FARAH: The double Olympic and World Champion is at Waterstones Canary Wharf to sign copies of his autobiography, Twin Ambitions (Ricky Hatton is there tomorrow and David Weir there on Wednesday, also for book signings). Free, just turn up (early arrival recommended), from 12.30pm
ANGLO-GERMAN: Philip Oltermann and Miranda Seymour talk about the Anglo-German relationship, at the Courtauld Institute for the Royal Society of Literature. £8/£5, prebook, 7pm
SPOKEN WORD: See Simon Mole’s spoken word journey through a family’s evening meal, at the Southbank Centre today and Tuesday. £8, prebook, 7.30pm
Every weekday in October we’re bringing you a selection of last minute deals from our sponsor StubHub. Today’s deals are:
- Wilko Johnson, KoKo at 19.00, tickets from £16.99
- Jay-Z, The O2 at 19.30, tickets from £63.26
- The Game, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire at 19.00, tickets from £69.00
Tickets correct as at 11am on Sunday 13 October.
For more info on these events as well as other upcoming live events in London check out http://bit.ly/1fW7Jah
Good Cause of the Day
Plateau Restaurant by Canary Wharf celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and tonight it has a special ‘Four For Two’ Charity Dinner. Four Michelin star chefs (Simon Hulstone, Tim Allen, Adam Gray and Allan Pickett) will cook a course each to raise money for two excellent charities: the East End Community Foundation and The Royal Marsden. The menu looks delicious and we hear there are still a few spots available, email email@example.com if you’re interested. £85, prebook.
London Connection Puzzle
Did you work out last week’s solution? The clues were ARCHWAY, HATTON CROSS, HAMPSTEAD and LEYTONSTONE. The solution? They’re all tube stations that sit on a zone boundary — see the official TfL map if you’re not sure what we mean. Congratulations to John Birch, who was first to identify the connection, after only two clues. He’ll set this week’s puzzle, which begins tomorrow.
From the Archive
London is a curious place, and on this day two years ago we brought you part 1 of The A-Z Of Odd London Street Names. Have you been up/down Great Thrift? (Here’s part 2 if you’d like the full alphabetic set).
London Weather by Inclement Attlee
Very wet and very windy…as summarised by this recent internet meme.