Things To Do In London Today: Monday 24 March 2014

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The Print of the year

The Year of the Print is on at the Mall Galleries until 29 March. Details below

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at the Brewers Hall, St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street and Hammersmith Town Hall. Free, see site for terms and conditions

ART: Head to the Mall Galleries and get pleasure for the eyes with The Year of the Print exhibition, enjoy colourful photographs of landscapes from around the world. Free, until 29 March

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Brockley-based cueB Gallery presents the second edition of Sonic cueB, three days of experimental and electronic music featuring emerging international artists. £6-20, prebook, until 26 March

TB: For World Tuberculosis Day and connecting to Anna Dumitriu’s exhibition The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis, Watermans cultural organisation hosts a whole day event of discussion on the theme. £10, prebook, 11am-5pm

SCIENCE HISTORYThe Royal Institution holds a talk led by Professor Frank James, about the history of the Institution from 1799 to the present day. Free, prebook, 12pm

COMMUNITY PROJECT: Act Change! explores and deals with serious issues among Tower Hamlets teenagers. See its showcase at Rich Mix in Shoreditch and learn more about the project. Free, just turn up, 1-2.30pm

TUBE MAP TALK: The Royal College Of Art hosts Mapping the Line, Lining the Map: The Tube Map as a Form of Writing, a lecture by Andrea Vesentini looking at how Harry Beck’s tube map predates digital information. Free, just turn up, 6pm

TECHNOLOGY TALKCan Computers Help People To See? is a Café Scientifique lecture with Dr Stephen Hicks at the Royal Society, about using technology to help those with poor eyesight. Free, just turn up, 6pm

KING’S COLLEGE: In connection with King’s College photographic exhibition about Rwanda, join the talk Rwanda 1994-2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward about the genocide of 1994 and its consequences. £5/£3, prebook, 6.30pm

MUSIC: Listen to the  vocals of Eric Whitacre Singers’ choir in the atmospheric setting of the Union Chapel, featuring a programme of reimagined music, ranging from chant to pop and rock and beyond. £22.50/£12+bf, prebook, 7pm

HAVE A LAUGH: Award-winning comedian Richard Herring is at the Leicester Square Theatre with his series of Podcasts, fun chats with other famous comedians. This time his guests are Nick Helm and Jon Ronson. £14, prebook, 7.30pm

OPEN MIC: Folk guitarist, singer and storyteller Nigel of Bermondsey performs at the open mic night Folk in the cellar at The Constitution pub. £4, just turn up, from 8.30pm 

DANCE: Drink, Shop, Do in King’s Cross hosts a two-hour-long dance lesson to teach you Will Smith’s version of the Sugar Hill Gang classic Apache (Jump On It). £10, prebook, 6-8pm or 8.30-10.30pm


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Good Cause of the Day

Book ahead for a Night of Adventure in London. This event takes place at the University of London in Russell Square on Wednesday 26 March and sees an eclectic collection of first-class adventurers, explorers, daredevils and pioneers coming together and sharing their experiences with a live audience. All the money raised will go to benefit Hope & Homes for Children charity. £20/£17.50, prebook, 7pm 

London Connection Puzzle

Congratulations to Kate Prelock who was the first to identify last week’s connection. The clues were WALWORTH, BATTERSEA PARK, STRAND and REGENT’S PARK. The solution is that they were or are the sites of zoos or menageries. A new puzzle, set by Kate, begins tomorrow.

From the Archive

On this day back in 2012 we took an early look at the under-construction Canary Wharf Crossrail station, which is now almost finished. We went back recently and caught a train trough the Crossrail tunnels.

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