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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street and Bishopsgate Institute. Free, see site for terms and conditions
COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: The Telegraph Hill Festival begins today, running until 6 April and consisting of family events, community musicals, workshops, a murder mystery, and more. Ticket prices vary for different events, see website for details.
WALK: GoToMidtown Walks run walks around Holborn weekly (if you can stomach the use of ‘Midtown’), this week’s one is called Give Me Shelter and it’s about almshouses and model dwellings built in the 19th century for the poor. Free, just turn up, 1pm
GOOGLE WORKSHOP: MP Diane Abbott teams up with Google to offer a free digital masterclass for local businesses to help them make the most of the internet for promoting their company. At the Google Campus site in Shoreditch. Free, prebook, 3pm
SHAKESPEARE: Actors Adrian Scarborough and Stanley Townsend talk about their roles in the current production of King Lear at the National Theatre. They explore the characters of the fool and Kent. £5/£4, prebook, 3pm
COMMEMORATION: King’s College presents a commemoration event, inside the College Chapel, dedicated to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This event is connected to the photographic exhibition Rwanda In Photographs: Death Then, Life Now. Free, prebook, 6pm
MUSIC EVENING: Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park hosts a music evening featuring The Legendary Tigerman and Jibóia, whose music has been described as “Prince of Persia on acid”. £16, prebook, 7pm
TRAGEDY: A night of ‘tragic variety’ at Stand Up Tragedy in the Hackney Picturehouse. Concludes with a group sing-a-long. £5, prebook, 7.30pm
BANGLADESH: Birangona: Women of War is a performance telling the story of Bangladeshi women in 1971, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and crew after the show. Takes place at Rich Mix. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm
FEMALE DANCE: London-based female hip hop crew Myself UK Dance Company host ICON, a chance for hip hop artists to showcase work inspired by female icons. Takes place at Stratford Circus. £12/£10, prebook, 7.30pm
MAGIC NIGHT: Head to Madame JoJo’s Magic Night for wrestling and Bonnie Tyler (not together, we assume), light-ray magic tricks, and a ukelele serenade by Wendy Watts. £14/£12, prebook, 7.45pm
RIVER-BASED COMEDY: Tonight’s Boat Show Comedy Club line-up includes Paul Tonkinson, Lloyd Langford, Dane Baptiste and Andrew Bird, all on board the lovely Tattershall Castle, moored near Embankment station. £13.50+bf, prebook, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Book ahead for Coppafeel’s Busting To Sing concert at the Palace Theatre on 31 March. The evening is hosted by TV presenter Matt Johnson and celebrities singing include Paul Potts, Jessie Wallace, Joe McElderry, and Shayne Ward. Remaining tickets are priced at £41-£61, with funds raised going to breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel, and can be purchased here.
London Connection Puzzle
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From the Archive
A couple of years ago we turned to Twitter for an insight of our fine city, looking at what sorts of things people were hashtagging #onlyinlondon. While some things didn’t surprise (taking 90 minutes to drive 5 miles), others did. See our picks of the best tweets here.