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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St James Square and The Hop Exchange in Southwark Street. See site for terms and conditions
CIRCUS WORKSHOPS: Talent Time Theatre School holds a series of circus workshops for both adults and children in Barnet. Valerie Murzak who has performed on Britain’s Got Talent leads the sessions. From £20, various times, prebook, until 16 April
FREE FILM: Alibi Film Club screens 1970 classic Alien as part of Classic Sci-Fi month at The Alibi in Dalston. Free, just turn up, 7pm
CINEMA CLUB: If it’s a relaxing evening you’re after, head along to the Monday Cocktail Cinema Club at Belle & Co in Euston. Each week it shows a film, classic or contemporary, in which alcohol plays a part. This week’s film is Titanic, and pizzas and cocktails will be on sale. Hold the ice in our drink. Free, just turn up, 7pm
LOCAL PERFORMERS: Up-and-coming singers, rappers, dancers, comedians and spoken word artists will all perform at Rich Mix. Free, tweet @Allsortz1 to book, 7pm
LONDON PERFORMERS: Snapshot Songs is a song-cycle performance featuring 150 performers who have attended workshops and auditions across London. Takes place at Barbican, also on tomorrow. £10/£5, prebook, 7.30pm
SCIENCE IN ISLAM: The British Humanist Association hosts a Lessons From The Past lecture about attitudes towards science in the Islamic world chaired by Polly Toynbee. Takes places at Conway Hall. £15/£10, prebook, 7.30pm
FREE COMEDY: Comedy Knights‘ free weekly comedy evening at The Foundry in Camden has award winning comedian Julian Deane headlining tonight. Free, just turn up, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
From 28 April to 2 May, people around the world will take part in Live Below The Line, a project which encourages people to live on £1 a day to challenge attitudes towards poverty. So far, over £90,000 has been raised, but it’s not too late to donate or sign up yourself. You can do so on the website.
London Connection Puzzle
Congratulations to last week’s winner Peter Hunt, who was first to identify the connection. The clues were JENNY, FINCH, CUPER and MERLIN. All refer to Georgian pleasure gardens — specifically Jenny’s Whim (near Ebury Bridge Road), Finch’s Grotto (Southwark Street), Cuper’s Gardens (Waterloo) and Merlin’s Cave (near modern Rosebery Avenue). Peter will now set this week’s quiz, which starts tomorrow.
From the Archive
Last April, in the run-up to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, we took a look at the previous times when Big Ben was silenced, either intentionally or through mechanical fault. And yes, we know that Big Ben is the bell, not the tower.
Name Those Stairs!
This week’s daily picture puzzle is all about steps. Here’s an easy one to start. In which building are we standing? Who told us what they really, really wanted here in 1996? And what creatures did a SWAT team encounter on these stairs in 2005? (Alas, the last two questions do not have the same answer.)
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