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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall, o2 Centre in Swiss Cottage and Battersea Arts Centre. See site for terms and conditions
ANTIQUES FAIR: The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair opens today at Battersea Park, an occasion to find one-off antique design pieces from all over Europe. See website for opening times throughout the fair. £10 on the door, just turn up, until 4 May
CELEBRATION DAY: Westminster Reference Library dedicates a whole day to celebrating Ellaline Terriss, who was the leading musical stage actress at the Aldwych and Hicks (now Gielgud) theatres during the first decade of the 20th century. The day includes a talk, a concert and a screening: event is free but £5 donation is suggested to cover the costs. Free, just turn up, 10am-4.30pm
GUIDED WALK: London Jewish Cultural Centre has organised a guided walk of London’s most famous landmarks that have Jewish historical features. Meeting point is clarified once you complete your booking. £14, prebook by phone, 10.30am
POETRY WORKSHOP: Poems and possibilities is a workshop for adults that encourages the translation of film methods into poems. Inspired by the exhibition of artist Shezad Dawood Towards the Possible Film. Both events take place at the Parasol Unit art space, in Angel. £6/£5, prebook, 6pm
LONDON TRANSPORT: Routemaster: The Bus We Loved celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of London’s most symbolic means of transport. Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved, leads the talk. £10/£8, prebook, 6.30pm
CHURCHILL: Today you can join two different talks about Winston Churchill. One is Churchill and the Leadership: Constructing a Political Icon, taking place at London School of Economics (Free, just turn up, 6.30pm), and the other is Churchill and the ‘Boffins’ of the First World War, led by historian Taylor Downing at the Churchill War Rooms (£17.50/£14, prebook, 7pm)
PUB HISTORY: This month’s History in the Pub (scroll down on link) is all about…the history of pubs. Join Richard Mills, Martyn Cornell and Londonist editor Matt Brown for talks, a quiz and an open mic session at this London Historians event. £5, prebook, 6.30pm
COLOMBIAN GIG: La Chiva Gantiva, the exuberant Colombian band, perform a mix of afrobeat, rock and funky music at the London Jazz Cafe in Camden Town. £15+bf, prebook, 7.30pm
DIY LONDON: Get crafty and create your own London-themed object at the Hackney Attic, where The Make Escape holds a free craft event. You’re welcome to bring along your own project and realise it. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Bright Club is the comedy night where UCL researchers perform as stand up comedians. Celebrate five years of this comedy club at the Bloomsbury Theatre. £8+bf, prebook, 7.30pm
POP UP OPERA: Pop Up Opera touring company is famous for bringing Opera to unusual venues. This time, they perform Bizet’s Doctor Miracle in a restored Victorian Powershed in Dalston. £15+bf, prebook, 7.30pm
Good Cause of the Day
Book your tickets ahead for Thursday 8 May: Trinity Hospice has organised an evening of wine tasting. A single ticket includes taster menu of six tapas-style courses, matched with award-winning wines. The evening includes expert guidance and advice on wine tasting. All money raised will benefit Trinity Hospice. £15, prebook, 7.45pm
London Connection Puzzle
A new puzzle starts today, set by last week’s winner David Merren. Your first clue is KNIGHTSBRIDGE. Don’t guess yet (it could be anything), but have a think about possible themes ahead of clue 2, which will be revealed tomorrow.
From the Archive
On this day last year we shared a guide to the borough of Barking and Dagenham written by Jonn, who pays homage to his ancestral homeland with a personal selection of his favourite bits of the area.
Name That God!
This week’s picture puzzle features a selection of deities, demi-gods and guardian spirits from around London. Can you name this wee chap? Which building is he in? And what’s the name of his playfellow (not pictured)? No one guessed yesterday’s god, in case you need a further dose of divinity.
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