Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 25 March 2014

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Earning Innocence at The Yard Theatre

Anton Mirto’s Earning Innocence explores the theme of multiple versions of the self. See below.

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Belvedere Road, outside County Hall, Cathedral Hall in Victoria, Bishopsgate Institute and Salvation Army Int HQ near Mansion House. Free, see site for terms and conditions

HACKNEY WALK: London Jewish Cultural Centre has organised a guided walk around Hackney Wick and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, exploring the rejuvenation of the area. £12, prebook, 11am

HISTORIC CRIME: Guildhall Library hosts a free talk about Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, both of whom were imprisoned for defacing public library books in Islington in the 1960s. Free, prebook, 2pm

DIGITAL LANDSCAPEHow Will The Digital Revolution Affect The Urban Landscape? This is the topic up for debate at the Landscape Institute’s discussion at Charles Darwin House. £10, prebook, 6pm

BOOK SWAP: Foyles on Charing Cross Road hosts the Firestation Book Swap with Scott Pack and Marie Phillips. Bring along a book, eat cake, ask questions, leave with another book. Sounds good, no? Guest authors Nick Harkaway and Matt Rudd will also be present. £5, prebook, 6.30pm

WHISKY TASTING: Whisky connoisseurs and amateurs alike, head along to the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch for a whisky tasting evening. Try five unique, cask-strength drams in a snob-free environment. £40, prebook, 7pm

LIFE DRAWING: A life-drawing class for all abilities takes part at Ben Uri Gallery tonight, with free, after-hours access to the current exhibition included. £15, prebook, 7pm

FORGIVENESS PLAY: David Greig’s new play, The Events, explores the theme of forgiveness in the face of atrocity. On at Arts Depot in North Finchley until tomorrow. £16/£14, prebook, 7.30pm

LIST LOVERS: Are you a list-aholic? Meet fellow listees at Drink Shop Do’s I Love Lists evening. Write all the lists you’ve ever dreamed of writing, eased along by cocktails and live DJ. £7, prebook, 7.30pm

DEATH ROW: Tower Theatre Company’s new show at the Bridewell Theatre, Coyote On A Fence, begins today. The production explores two opposing characters who find themselves on Death Row, and runs until Saturday. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

EXPLORE THE SELF: As part of The Yard Theatre‘s N.O.W 14 festival, Anton Mirto’s Earning Innocence explores the theme of multiple versions of the self, and whether our full selves should be available via the internet and social media. £11, prebook, 7.30pm

EGYPTIAN CRAFTSThe Make Escape‘s monthly free crafting evening takes place at Hackney Picturehouse tonight, with an Egyptian theme. Style your own Pharaoh collar, or create your own earrings. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

PHEROMONE PARTY: Fresh from LA (where else) comes the concept of the pheromone party, a matchmaking event party where guests bring along a shirt they’ve slept in. Throughout the party, guests have a sniff of each other’s shirts, to find a scent they like. The idea is that your nose will guide you towards the scent of the people you are naturally attracted to. £6, prebook, 7.30pm

BUTTERFLY DANCE: Today is the first evening of a five night run for Butterflies Don’t Do Maths, a one-woman dance and theatre show exploring the influence other people have over our life choices, demonstrated through the life cycle of a butterfly. Takes place at The Space on the Isle of Dogs. £14/£10, prebook, 8pm


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Good Cause of the Day

Health Poverty Action helps poor and marginalised people in their struggle for healthcare. Tonight it hosts a fundraising event at Whirled Cinema in Brixton. There will be a screening of award-winning documentary film The Great Dance, which portrays the struggles of the San people in the Kalahari Desert in Namibia. A photography exhibition can also be viewed. £10/£5+bf, prebook, 6.30pm

London Connection Puzzle

A new puzzle starts today, set by last week’s winner Kate Prelock. Your first clue is TRAFALGAR SQUARE. Obviously, the connection could be anything at this point, so wait for clue #2 tomorrow before guessing.

From the Archive

Three years ago we embraced the beginnings of spring with Seven Amazing Walks Around The Capital. Although we’ve yet to complete many of them, rediscovering this has got us packing up a picnic and looking forward to summer.

Name That View

Can you work out where in London we’re standing?

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