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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street and Morrisons at Thamesmead. See site for terms and conditions.
FILM FESTIVAL: Enjoy some queer-focused films and art events part of the Fringe! Film Festival taking place between Dalston and Hackney. Tickets for every single event can be booked on the website. Until 14 April
ART: Connected to Barbican’s new exhibition, the Fashion Space Gallery hosts Jean Paul Gaultier: Be My Guest. It shows Jean Paul Gaultier’s graphic design work, dating back to the 1980s, for the first time. Free, just turn up, until 31 May
FREE WALK: Cool Tan Arts has organised a free walk in Dulwich. The theme is Architecture — From Country Estates to Council Estates and the walk looks at how land use in Dulwich has changed over the past two centuries. Meet at Grove Vale Library. Free, just turn up, 12pm
SOUTHBANK CENTRE: The children’s theatre company Theatre-Rites discovers the value of discarded objects and rubbish, turning them into a matter of fun at Southbank Centre. Suitable for children aged 5 and over, the show runs until 21 April. £12/£6+bf, prebook, noon or 3pm
FOLK GIG: To commemorate the death of Joan Peterson, ‘The Witch of Wapping’, join folk singer Nigel of Bermondsey performing at The Atlantis Bookshop in Holborn. Expect esoteric storytelling and singing. Free, just turn up, 6pm
DANCE EVENT: Bishopsgate Institute’s Great Hall turns into a dance floor for all the people who want to practise their dance steps and have some social fun. You’d better clean your dancing shoes. £10/£8+bf, prebook, from 7pm
BACK IN TIME: Battersea Art Centre hosts the musical inspired by the Greek myth Orpheus, set in Paris during 1930s, which is a mix of jazz, opera and French chanson. Get ready to be amused, the show is on until 17 May. £20/£17.50, prebook, 7.30pm
CELTIC MUSIC: Nominated for Best Live Act BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012, the Peatbog Faeries have taken celtic dance music into current day. They play tonight at Artsdepot in North Finchley, so prepare to dance on their Scottish music notes. £16/£14, prebook, 8pm
Good Cause of the Day
Hackney Pirates is an educational charity that develops learning, literacy and creativity in the young people in Hackney. They’ve just launched the initiative called The Ship of Adventures, a project that aims to create a new learning space in order to expand and enrich learning on Hackney high streets. You can support them both by making a donation or becoming a volunteer.
On Sunday 13 April there will be the 34th London Marathon. If you’re taking part, well done you and best of luck. If you’re not, why not head on down to support those who are? The atmosphere is great. To find out more about the route and timings visit the website. The main race begins at 10am
London Connection Puzzle
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From the Archive
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