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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall and Sainsbury’s in Sydenham. See site for terms and conditions
PALESTINE: Rich Mix cultural space in Shoreditch hosts an exhibition focused on social and historical themes, The World is With Us. This is a ground-breaking research and exhibition project bringing together Palestinian, Arab, and international film and poster art from the era of the Palestinian revolution, 1968-1980. Free, until 15 June
POP-UP FESTIVAL: The Flesh is Mine is a reworking of Homer’s Iliad set in the Middle East by Brian Woolland. Alongside the play, there will be a pop-up festival including film screenings, food stalls and a gallery. £10/£15, prebook, until 25 May
PUB SCIENCE: Spend an evening in the pub and learn some science at Pint of Science Festival, from today. Tickets for many sessions have already sold out, so book now for talks about earthquakes, blood, climate change and more, at various pubs. From £2, prebook, until 21 May
GUIDED WALKS: Footprints of London has two guided walks today. Learn more about Royal Connections in town — meeting point is (£10/£7.50, prebook, 11am), or discover Spitafields in the Evening: Huguenots and Vintage Clothes (£10/£7.50, prebook, 6.30pm)
BOOK TOUR: The London Library is the largest independent lending library in town. It organises free guided tours on Monday evenings. Visit the historic literary oasis in the city centre, just . Free, prebook by email necessarily, 5.45pm
PRAYER: Dr Isabel Davis, Revd Dr Jessica Martin and Dr Nicola Bown discuss representations of prayer in literature and art in the Middle Ages, the 17th century and the Victorian period. The event is part of Birkbeck University Arts Week. Free, prebook, 6pm
SHERRY: Enjoy a sherry tasting class at Rosita & The Sherry Bar in Clapham. Tastings are taught by sherry suppliers and include an introduction to the drink and its origins, the tasting of four different sherries will be paired with a small tapa. £20+bf, prebook, 7pm
FILM QUIZ: Do you know your Bill Pullman from your Bill Paxton? The Soundtracks film quiz returns to The Monarch in Camden for an evening of movie trivia. £2 per person, prebook on email@example.com, 7.45pm
STORYTELLING: Listen to bizarre, dreamlike, chilling and red-blooded folktales as part of The Master Thief Storytelling at Soho Theatre. Famous storyteller Daniel Morden will be on stage. £9/£7, prebook, 8pm
COMEDY: The Lion pub in Stoke Newington hosts an evening of free character and alternative comedy night featuring Henry von Stifle’s Intellectual Cabaret. Free, just turn up, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
The Book Club in Leonard Street hosts Titter With, a fundraising evening of comedy, happening on Wednesday 21 May. The line-up includes Aisling Bea (MC), Bridget Christie, Luisa Omielan, Rachel Parris, Lou Sanders, Ellie White and That Pair. £8/£10, prebook, 7pm
London Connection Puzzle
Congratulations to Thomas Barrett, who was the first of several people to guess last week’s solution from just the first two clues. Putney Heath, Battersea Park, Tothill Fields and Pickering place were all locations of important duels. Respectively, George Canning vs Lord Castlereagh on Putney Heath; Duke of Wellington vs Lord Winchelsea in Battersea Fields; Tothill Fields (Pimlico) was the site of many duels including the first with pistol (1711), which involved Colonel Richard Thornhill and Sir Cholmley Deering; and Pickering Place, off St James’s Street, is said to have witnessed the last public duel in London. A new puzzle, set by winner Thomas Barrett, starts tomorrow.
From the Archive
On this day last year we shared the picture of a woman strolling through a greeny graveyard. Could you name which one she’s walking across?
Tomb It May Concern
Sticking with the grave theme, we’ve decided to make burial grounds the inspiration for this week’s picture puzzles. First up, where is this isolated monument? Which famous typesetter, whose family of fonts are still used today, is among those commemorated on it? If you think you know, leave a comment on the article (those reading this via the email can find the article here).