Things To Do In London Today: Friday 28 March 2014

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me takes place at Block 336. Details below

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Tomorrow is WWF Earth Hour: many cities all over the world will turn off their non-essential lights for an hour. London is doing that at 8.30pm!

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Ecology Pavilion in Mile End and Ilford Town Hall. Free, see site for terms and conditions

ART: Do you remember the Games of Thrones’ 3D Street Art Wall, which appeared some time ago in London? 3D Joe and Max, the artists behind that, display their artwork in the main atrium of Westfield shopping centre, White City today. Free, until 30 March

FITNESS FESTIVALBe:Fit is the three-days-long fitness bonanza happening at Old Billingsgate. Line-up includes free fitness classes, health and fitness talks and fitness garment on sale: check the website for full programme. £18/£9, until 30 March

MEDIEVAL LONDON: A themed walk that takes you trough the medieval St John’s Gate and Square is organised by the Museum of the Order of St John, the money raised will help support the museum. Meeting point is at the museum, which is close to Farringdon. £7, prebook, 4.30pm

ORIENTAL FAIR: Asia House in New Cavendish Street hosts the Asia House Fair, a weekend event with 30+ exhibitors selling art, crafts and fashion from across Asia. A late-night shopping event tonight also offers live music via bamboo pipe and Chinese mouth organ. Free, 28-30 March, 12pm-5pm daily

TALK: Guildhall Library hosts the talk Prelude to the Plantation of Londonderry, which explores some of the historical steps along the way to the most ambitious colonial project in Ireland since the Norman Conquest, led by King James I. Free, prebook, 2pm

MUSEUM LATE: Renaissance Friday Late is a chance to step back in time and discover the Italian Renaissance period at the National Gallery. See website for activities schedule. Free, just turn up, 5pm-9pm

IMMERSIVE CINEMA: Brixton-based art space Block 336 hosts Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. There will be food, drinks, music and a special film screening at 8.30pm. Free, just turn up, from 6pm

THEATRE TALKMurray Melvin, who was a member of Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop, talks about his long and distinguished theatrical career to Michael Billington at the National Theatre. £3/£4, prebook, 6pm

MORE THEATRE TALK: Theatre Director Michael Friend talks about the challenges and rewards of staging the plays of George Bernard Shaw. The talk takes place at the Conway Hall. £4/£2, just turn up, 7pm

DANCE: Rich Mix hosts Cultural Explosion, a dance event featuring dance theatre artists inspired by club, social and street dances. The show repeats also on Saturday. £12/£10+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Hop on The Tattershall Castle boat in front of the London Eye and enjoy The Boat Show Comedy Club. You can choose between standing or sitting. £10-£13.50+bf, prebook, 8pm

MUSIC NIGHT: Head to Brick Lane and join The Big Smoke live music night at The Castle. Young singers and songwriters based in London perform during the night. £5+bf, prebook, 8pm


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Good Cause of the Day

Try an evening of food, drink and entertainment for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The fundraising event is on 2 April and takes place at the De Vere Hotel in Greenwich. Ticket includes: a three-course buffet dinner, music and a magician. Book a single ticket or a table for the evening. £29.95-£250+bf, prebook, from 6.30pm 

London Connection Puzzle

Your full set of clues are TRAFALGAR SQUARE, MARYLEBONE ROAD, PARLIAMENT SQUARE and GROSVENOR SQUARE. What’s the London connection? We already have a winner, so no need to email in. Solution on Monday.

From the Archive

On this day last year we were excited about the temporary reopening of the Orbit Tower in the Olympic Park. The whole Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will reopen to the public on 5 April and tickets to visit the Orbit Tower are already on sale.

Name That View

Here’s a difficult one, for the armchair detectives among you. Name the building we’re standing in. And to what does the annotation on the window refer?

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  • Anne

    A rough guess: a) Cromwell Tower, Barbican b) pointing to William Blake’s grave in Bunhill Fields ?

    • MattFromLondonist

      (a) No. (b) Yes.

      • Anne

        The Heron building?

        • MattFromLondonist

          Nope.

  • Sarah

    I think the building is Broadgate West, definitely somewhere between Finsbury Square and Liverpool St.

    • MattFromLondonist

      Right area, but we’re looking for a clever clogs who can name the building.

    • Sarah

      it’s 30 Crown Place!!

      • MattFromLondonist

        Correct! Well done. You don’t win anything, other than admiration.