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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Cathedral Hall in Victoria, Bishopsgate Institute, Sainsbury’s in Syndeham and Sir James Hawkey Hall in Woodford Green. See site for terms and conditions
NEW EXHIBITION: Head to the Coningsby Gallery to see a solo exhibition by pixel artist Craig Robinson. Many of his images have a distinctly London theme. Free, just turn up, until 4 May
SHAKESPEARE WEEK: To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, Guildhall Library hosts a week of Shakespeare-themed events. Today’s events include a talk about Shakespeare’s London Theatreland and a Shakespeare in Southwark Walk. More details here.
JUGGLING LESSON: Gandini Juggling is a company of nine jugglers currently performing in their show Smashed, using four crockery sets and 80 apples. Find them today for a free juggling lesson along the Southbank, near the London Eye. Free, just turn up, 4pm
CHURCHES, CORNERS AND CORRIDORS: Footprints of London has a Churches, Corners and Corridors themed walk. Discover centuries-old churches, and hear tales about exploding dragons and City jesters. Starts at Barbican. £10/£7.50, prebook, 6pm
UPCYCLING: Head to Serendipity Tea Rooms on Streatham High Road for an upcycling workshop. Learn how to turn an unwanted t-shirt into a fashion item, and learn traditional Ugandan weaving techniques. £25, prebook, 7pm
CINEMA: The Proud Archivist, a multi-functional space located along Regent’s Canal in Haggerston, hosts the screening of You & Me Forever, a film about adolescence and adulthood by Danish filmmaker Kaspar Munk. £4+bf, prebook, 7.30pm
MORE CINEMA: The Ritzy in Brixton hosts an evening of Short Sighted Cinema, featuring short films from emerging and independent filmmakers. This time the theme is Lost: films explore memory, mystery and misfortune. £3/£4, prebook, 7.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Up and coming film-makers are being given a chance to have their work seen, thanks to Whirlygig Cinema. Dedicated to giving new film-makers a chance to exhibit their work, Whirlygig is making a call for submissions for its monthly Spotlight event at Hackney Attic. It is looking for people who have enough work to fill a 30 minute slot during which you can present films and/or film clips and discuss your creations. You must show at least two films in full and be happy to speak in public about your work. More details here.
London Connection Puzzle
Congratulations to last week’s winner, Shaun Gallagher. Shaun was first to spot that DUCKETT, LAUSANNE, WARHAM and MATTISON are all the names of roads on the Harringay Ladder (the long, ladder-like sequence of residential streets heading west from Green Lanes).
As this is a four-day week, your new puzzle starts today, and is set by Shaun. All four clues this week relate to London churches, but we want to know what they have in common. The first clue is ST SEPULCHRE. Don’t guess just yet, but wait for clue number two tomorrow.
From the Archive
Last year, as part of our Time Travel London series, Alex Knights sent us this photo montage showing the streets of Crystal Palace, with the gigantic glass exhibition hall looming behind, as though it had never burned down. See the rest of our readers’ creative talents here.
Name That Pub!
This week’s picture quiz includes images from our new ‘best London pubs‘ microsite. All you have to do is work out which pub the photo was taken in, either through personal knowledge, educated guess, or searching through the microsite. A (fairly) easy one to start. In which London pub will you find these mighty barrels?
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