Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 11 March 2014

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For one night only, get up to the aircraft at RAF Museum.  Details below.

For one night only, get up close to the aircraft at RAF Museum. Details below.

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Bishopsgate Institute, Rye Lane Chapel in Peckham, Sainsbury’s in Sydenham, South Chingford Congregational Church, and York House in Twickenham. Free, see site for terms and conditions 

LAST CHANCE: The British Library’s exhibition Georgians Revealed, which uses Georgian artefacts to tell the story of the era, closes today. £9, prebook, various times

NEW PLAY: riverrun, the voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake begins at The Shed today. £12, prebook, until 22 March

NEW ART: Singaporean artist Kian Peng Ong’s new installation, a sound sculpture named ‘Particle-Waves’, is on show at the Arebyte Gallery from today. Free, just turn up, until 10 April

LITERARY LUNCH: First Story hosts a literary lunch with author Frances Osborne, who discusses her first novel, Park Lane. Proceeds go to First Story, which organises literary projects in UK secondary schools. £60+bf, prebook, 12pm

DIAMOND SECRETS: Guildhall Library has organised a talk about the secrets of Hatton Garden, otherwise known as London’s diamond and jewellery quarter, by author Rachel Lichtenstein. £5+Bf, prebook, 6pm

OPEN COCKPITS: For one night only, the Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale stays open late to allow visitors access to some of the historic aircraft that are usually off limits, including a Spitfire. £18, prebook, 6pm

LONDON REGENERATIONLondon School of Economics hosts a public debate about the transformation of London over the past few years, including the regeneration of Regent Street and the construction of the Olympic Park. Led by Alison Nimmo, chief executive of The Crown Estate. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

SPEAKEASY: Drink Shop Do hosts a Speakeasy evening, incorporating readings from up-and-coming authors including James Dawson and Sophie Lovett, with stories invented against the clock along a theme chosen by the audience. Free, just turn up, 7pm

JEWELLERY MAKING: Head to The Book Club for the Pinned it! Made it! monthly event. This month, make a statement necklace under the expert guidance of Lottie from Lotts and Lots. £15+bf, prebook, 7pm

FUNNIES: Film meets comedy at Simon Munnery’s show, Fylm, which begins at Leicester Square Theatre tonight. £12.50, prebook, 7.15pm

PSYCHOTHERAPY LECTURE: Conway Hall hosts a lecture by psychotherapist Harry Dowling about the psychotherapeutic relationship. Based on his own professional experience, it will explore the effects of various types of psychotherapy. £7/£5, just turn up, 7.30pm

HORROR COMEDY: Etcetera Theatre presents The Real Horror Show, a selection of newly written sketches of terrifying tales interspersed with comedy, exploring what it is about horror films that makes people tick. £10/£8, prebook, 9.30pm


Good Cause of the Day

Plan ahead: This Saturday a Global March For Lions takes place in several cities across the world, including London. The event is organised by charity LionAid and aims to raise awareness of the canned hunting industry, which is putting lions in danger of extinction. The London branch of the event begins at 3pm, with eight mini-marches taking different routes around London, all ending outside South Africa House. If you want to take part, you can register your attendance on the Facebook page and will then be assigned a route. They are also looking for stewards to help on the day. If you’re interested, you can contact LionAid via the website.

London Connection Puzzle

A new puzzle begins today, based on an idea by last week’s winner, Dave Brown. In keeping with our good cause of the day (above) the first clue is LION. You’ll need the second clue, at least, before guessing the London connection. It will be published tomorrow.

From the Archive

On this day three years ago, a giant pig had seemingly keeled over within the walls of the Barbican. Instead of rushing to its aid, we asked our lovely readers for caption suggestions for this picture. Which is your favourite?

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