Things To Do In London Today: Monday 31 March 2014

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Deborah Azzopardi at Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

Deborah Azzopardi at Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City, Asda on Old Kent Road, Tesco in Perivale, The Assembly Hall in Morden and York House in Twickenham. Free, see site for terms and conditions

POP-ART EXHIBITIONThe Cynthia Corbett Gallery launches a new exhibition, a retrospective of the pop-art style work of Deborah Azzopardi, in Mayfair today. Free, just turn up, until 5 April

BANK MUSEUM: The Bank of England Museum reopens today after being closed for refurbishment, and launches Curiosities from the vaults: A Bank miscellany, an exhibition of unusual treasures from the Bank’s collections. Free, just turn up, exhibition runs until 11 July

FREE TALK: This week is English Tourism Week. To mark this, Dr Johnson’s House is offering a free lunchtime talk every day. In today’s talk, find out more about the man known as ‘Dictionary Johnson’. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm

LEARN TO TWERK: Know your Miley from your Madonna? No, neither do we most days. But Drink Shop Do is offering a chance to learn to twerk in the style of the former. Our previous attempts have left us looking like a fish out of water. Literally. £10, prebook, 6pm/8.30pm

FILM CLUB: The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents an Early April Fools Special at The Phoenix Artists Club, showing films that are so bad, they’re good. Free, just turn up, 7pm

TOTE BAG PRINTING: Purveyor of all things interesting, Drink Shop Do hosts a Tote Bag Printing evening. Learn how to screen print using paper stencils, with expert guidance. £15, prebook, 7pm

DRIVE-IN CINEMA: The Drive-In Cinema at Ally Pally kicks off today with Anchorman 2. A few tickets remain at time of writing for this and other films being shown over the next fortnight, before the event moves on to Brent Cross. £22 per car (regardless of no. of people), prebook, 8pm

CHARITY CONCERTCoppafeel’s Busting To Sing concert at the Palace Theatre is hosted by TV presenter Matt Johnson. Celebrities including Paul Potts, Jessie Wallace, Joe McElderry and Shayne Ward are all singing, with funds raised going to breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel,. £41-£61, prebook, 7.30pm

GRUB CLUB: Food pop-up experts Grub Club hold a Latin Double Burger Bonanza in Hackney Downs. For one night only, you have an opportunity to try unusual delicacies such as a mojito dessert burger. There are two different menu choices. The only house rule? Arrive on time for your slot. Tickets strictly limited so book now. £19, prebook, 7.30pm

PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING: The Crick Crack Club presents an evening of performance storytelling at Soho Theatre. Baba Yaga & The Virgin tells the story of a road-trip through Mexico, watched over by two deities. £9/£7, prebook, 8pm


Good Cause of the Day

Feeling adventurous? Book ahead now to take part in the 2014 Canary Wharf Abseil. The event takes place on 10-11 May, when 180 fundraisers will abseil down the 12 floors (63m) of 50 Bank Street. All fundraisers should raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship, which will go to the English Federation of Disability Sport. You can register and pay the £30 registration fee here.

London Connection Puzzle

Well done to Mary McGilloway who was first to spot last week’s connection. All four locations contain a bust or statue of a US President: Trafalgar Square (George Washington), Parliament Square (Abraham Lincoln), Grosvenor Square (Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan), Marylebone Road (JFK). A new puzzle, set by Mary, starts tomorrow.

From the Archive

Cityread London begins tomorrow, so with this in mind, we dug up last year’s Friday Photos of Londoners reading. Two years ago, it seems that many Londoners still enjoyed reading from the traditional paper book. We wonder how many of these have swapped to Kindles and E-readers today?

Name That View

It’s a wee bit blurry, but can you work out where we were standing when we snapped this landmark-tastic shot?

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  • Andrea Vail

    Is the view from Westminster Cathedral?

  • http://www.pinterest.com/happyvonne/ happyvonne

    Is the view from the top of the LU HQ building, 55 broadway I think the address is -on top of st james park station?

    • MattFromLondonist

      That’s correct. From the balcony right up on the top floors.

      • http://www.pinterest.com/happyvonne/ happyvonne

        Yay! What do I win?! ;)