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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St Mildreds Church in Lee and Morrisons in Thamesmead. See site for terms and conditions.
FILM FESTIVAL: Birds Eye Film Festival begins at Barbican today, screening films celebrating women. Various prices, prebook, until 13 April
CELEBRITY SERVICE: Fenwicks on Bond Street offers customers a chance to Shop With The Stars. Celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Sheila Hancock, Emilia Fox, Jim Carter and Julian Fellowes will be manning the store to raise funds for charity Acting For Others, with Christopher Biggins on the tannoy. Free, just turn up, 6pm
ALAN AYCKBOURN: Theatre legend Alan Ayckbourn is the subject of tonight’s National Theatre Platform, where he discusses his work, marking the revival of his macabre comedy, A Small Family Business. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm
DRINK IT PINK: Selfridges hosts a wine tasting evening with a pink theme. Drink It Pink gives customers a chance to try out pink cocktails and champagne with guidance on tasting notes, mixology techniques and food pairings. Free, just turn up, 6pm
CHOCOLATE HISTORY: Head to The Idler Academy in Westbourne Park for a talk about The Dark History of Georgian Chocolate Houses by London historian Dr Matthew Green. Includes free samples. £20, prebook, 7pm
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Head to Middlesex University in Hendon for a free concert where students perform Mozart’s famous Requiem as well as music by Stravinsky, CPE Bach, and new work by a student composer. Free, prebook, 7.30pm
BELARUS FILM: Dochouse presents a screening of Dangerous Acts at Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise. The documentary explores the impact that censorship has on the Belarus Free Theatre. Followed by a Q+A with Belarus human rights campaigner Mike Harris. £7/£5, prebook, 8.50pm
Good Cause of the Day
Paul Goldstein is a wildlife photographer and fundraiser who is about to run his 10th marathon wearing a tiger suit. Between the Brighton Marathon and the London Marathon, he will be talking at The Royal Institution this evening about his photography and the cause he supports – tiger conservation project Worth More Alive. Tickets are £10 and all funds raised go to Friends of Conservation to support projects in India. Tickets are available here.
London Connection Puzzle
A third clue is revealed today. The clues are now JENNY, FINCH and CUPER. If you think you’ve got the London theme connecting these three words, email firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Archive
Three years ago, Londoners were blogging about abandoned tube tunnel test lines, beer bottle top mosaics, and Brixton’s best food shops. Find out more on the Best Of London Blogs.
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