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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Cathedral Hall in Victoria and Trent Park Golf Centre in Oakwood. Free, see site for terms and conditions
LITERARY FESTIVAL: The Daunt Books Festival kicks off today at the Marylebone store. Events include author talks, recipe demonstrations and a walking book club. A full programme is available here, but many events are already sold out, so get in quick. Until 28 March
CREATIVE FESTIVAL: The British Library’s Spring Festival begins today with a variety of events offering a unique opportunity to explore the library’s collections. Today’s event is a workshop on protecting your creative copyright. Free, prebook, 10am. Festival runs until 31 March
SUTTON HOO TREASURE: The famous medieval treasure of Sutton Hoo goes on display at the British Museum today in a new exhibition of medieval collections. Free, just turn up,
MYSTERY TALK: As part of English Tourism Week, Guildhall Library holds a free lunchtime talk about the disappearance of Elizabeth Canning, a mystery dating back 250 years. Free, just turn up, 1-1.30pm
TV-STYLE TRIVIA: Head to the Grant Museum of Zoology for an evening of mystery-solving. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral sees the public pitted against museum curators and experts in trying to identify objects from the museum’s collection. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm
FUNDRAISING LECTURE: St Pancras Old Church hosts a fundraiser in the form of a lecture by Dr Peter Foley about visionary bishop Jeremy Collier. Minimum donation £10, prebook, 6.30pm
LEARN TO UKE: It’s never too late to learn an instrument, so why not try the ukulele at this informal taster session? No experience is necessary. Takes place at The Royal George on Charing Cross Road. £28, prebook, 7pm
STORY JAM: Storytime isn’t just for kids. Celebrate the changing of the clocks at Story Jam O’Clock in Forest Hill. Storytellers include Emily Parrish, Susannah Gill and Lewis Barfoot. £7/£6, just turn up, 7.30pm
BURLESQUE CABARET: Lolo Brow’s Cabaret Derangium brings comedy, art, music and cabaret together for one evening at Marylebone Gardens. Features award-winning cabaret star Coco Deville. £10, prebook, 7.30pm
IMMIGRATION FILM: DocHouse screens documentary film Stop-Over at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. The film tells the story of Iranian illegal immigrants in Athens. Followed by a panel discussion. £7, prebook, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
For a mere £10, attend a Montage! Live! screening of Rocky IV. The iconic soundtrack will be played by a live band, so if a live and loud version of Eye Of The Tiger isn’t enough to convince you, we don’t know what will be. All proceeds from the evening to towards the Anthony Nolan Trust for blood cancer and bone marrow transplants. The screening is followed by an ’80s-themed movie party, with fancy dress enthusiastically encouraged. Takes place at Dogstar in Brixton, prebook, 8pm
London Connection Puzzle
Your clues so far have been TRAFALGAR SQUARE and MARYLEBONE ROAD. The third clue is PARLIAMENT SQUARE. What do these three locations have in common (something quite specific). If you think you’ve got it, email email@example.com.
From the Archive
Two years ago, photographers across the world took part in The 24 Hour Project, putting together a selection of 24 images showing their city in a day. Gary Cohen took part, and we presented his one-an-hour shots of London online here.
Name That View
Whose balcony were we standing upon, on this grey day?