Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 10 April 2014

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Worth More Alive is our Good Cause of the Day. Details below. Image:REX

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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

JEWISH CULTURE: London Jewish Cultural Centre hosts a guided walk around the Jewish West End, with information about the history of Jewish culture in the Soho and Fitzrovia. £14, prebook, 10.30am

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

BEHIND THE SCENESHorniman Museum offers visitors the chance to go behind the scenes after hours and meet the staff and curators. Today, visit the aquarium. £5, prebook6.45pm

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

POETRYKeats House offers an evening of poetry, comedy and Morris dancing with former Poet in Residence John Hegley. £10, 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, prebook7.30pm

CIRCUS: The Moscow State Circus takes up residence at Alexandra Palace from today until 21 April, led by Superstar Clown Val Defun. From £11, prebook, 7.45pm

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 hello@londonist.com

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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