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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Salvation Army International Headquarters in the City, The Hop Exchange in Southwark Street, Barking Abbey School and Central Library in Bromley. Free, see site for terms and conditions
ART: Play-Type is an exhibition focused on typography, starting today at The Book Club. The display brings together a collection of works by designers, typographers and illustrators. Free, until 4 May
BRITISH LIBRARY: Beautiful Science is a new exhibition on display at the British Library that explores the history of scientific data representation. Free, until 26 April
GENEALOGICAL TREE: Who do you think you are? LIVE is the two-day family history event taking place at Hammersmith Olympia. It brings together genealogical experts, informative workshops, archives and so on. £16-£33, prebook, from 9.30am
GUIDED TOUR: Discover the story of the 60-years-old Southbank Centre with this guided tour starting from the Royal Festival Hall. Tours will be available until 27 March. £8.50/£7.50+bf, prebook, 2pm
ON THE THAMES: National Theatre Bookshop has recently started a new season of live pop-up music on Thursdays, today is the turn of guitarist and singer Andrew Page. Free, just turn up, 5pm
TALK: Farmaggedon: the true cost of cheap meat is the talk about the worldwide crisis in mega-farming that threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food. Led by two field experts at Bloomsbury Publishing. £10/£6+bf, prebook, 6pm
MUSIC & BISCUITS: The Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston hosts Nutshell Live, an evening of inspired music, poetry and…biscuits! Featuring a folk singer and a vampire story. £5, just turn up, 7pm
DARK COMEDY: The Double R Club is a comedy evening characterised by mystery and nightmares at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s club. The event is inspired by the films of David Lynch. £10+bf, prebook, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
London Connection Puzzle
Your clues so far have been LADBROKE GROVE and STREATHAM. Today’s addition is ALEXANDRA PALACE. What specific theme links these three clues? If you think you’ve got it, email firstname.lastname@example.org. EDIT: we now have a winner, so no need to email answers in.
From the Archive
Enjoy this atmospheric photo of a sunset from a swan’s-eye view. The photo was taken in Kensington Gardens and after three years, it still holds its fascination.
We’re celebrating ‘Rude and Lewd Week’ on Londoddities — ‘the little column down the bottom’, if you will. Today’s entry is the Rude Pope, a stencil by street artist ‘Bambi’, which appeared at 12 locations across the capital last year. One of them raised two fingers over Banksy’s Fitzrovia piece. The example we snapped is on the back streets of Theobalds Road. Rumours that such a two-fingered salute led to the former pontiff’s forced resignation are unsubstantiated.