Things To Do In London: Tuesday 3 June 2014

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Elephant in the river, copyright Radka Kirby. This painting is part of Wildlife Artist of The Year exhibition. Details below

Elephant in the river, copyright Radka Kirby. This painting is part of Wildlife Artist of The Year exhibition. Details below

Listings

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Salvation Army International Headquarters in the City and Cathedral Hall in Victoria. See site for terms and conditions

WILDLIFE ART: The David Shepherd Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year is now in its sixth year. Shortlisted works will be available to view and buy at Mall Galleries for just five days, exhibited alongside work by David Shepherd and selected guest artists. Free, until 7 June 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Join a one-day photography course that explores the landscapes of Hampstead Heath, including its nature and ponds. Learn from professional photographer Elspeth Storrar, and free your creativity. £48, prebook, 2pm-4pm

PING PONG: Rich Mix hosts its monthly evening of Pongathon, which is more than just playing table tennis. You’ll also find music, exhibition games and live art visuals. Entrance is free but you need to pay to play. £20 per hour, prebook, from 6pm 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY: Tonight the historical library hosts the launch event of an exhibition celebration the 100th anniversary of the City Livery Club, ticket includes a wine and canape reception. £8+bf, prebook, 6pm

RUSSIAN ART: The founder of Russian Art Week leads a talk about the artistic avant-garde in revolutionary Russia. Tickets include a complimentary drink and a secret location, to be confirmed once you book the tickets. £10, prebook, 6.15pm  

WWI: London historian and author Jerry White talks about his new book at London Transport Museum, which explores London and Londoners in the Great War. Ticket includes a return trip to the museum within one month of the event. Tickets: £10/£8, prebook, 6.30pm 

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING: Connected to Latitude Festival‘s main theme of secrets and lies, New Statesmen has organised a debate about surveillance in people’s life. The event takes place at EJ Safra Lecture Theatre, led by a group of expert panelists. £15/£7.50, prebook, 6.30pm 

GUIDED WALK: Visit the Totterdown Estate conservation area, as part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival. The guided tour is led by local historian and Blue Badge guide Janet Smith, meeting point is Edward VII statue at Tooting Broadway tube station. £5, just turn up, 6.30pm

COMEDY: Glenn Wool and Carey Marx are on stage at the Museum of Comedy in Holborn, for their Edinburgh preview. The ticket includes entrance to the museum, from 5.30pm. £10, prebook, 7pm

MATISSE: A one-off event brings Henry Matisse to cinema screens. Connected to the latest exhibition at Tate Modern, the film is broadcast live from the art gallery in many UK cinemas. Find the nearest one to you in London and enjoy the show. Various prices, prebook, around 7pm

LEARN TO SING: Vocal master Cleveland Watkiss leads a vocal jazz workshop at the World Heart Beat Music Academy, where you can learn the basics of improvisation while singing. This short course starts today and includes four other lessons, check website for dates. £50 (for the whole course), prebook7pm-9pm

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London Goodie of the Day

Popped into the National Gallery recently? Alongside the fine art and world class collections, there’s also a range of rather lovely London goodies on offer in the shop, and we’ll be featuring a different product each day this week.

Build your own model metropolis with Paper London, a kit that features 20 foldable paper replicas of London’s best-loved landmarks including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the traditional red phone box. Whether it’s a gift for a visitor or a memento of the beautiful building you pass every day on your way to work, it’s a chance to enjoy London on the mini.

This week’s Things To Do in London is sponsored by the National Gallery.


Good Cause of the Day

Today you enjoy a charity make-up workshop with make-up artist Roberto Pasandin in support of COTA – Children Of The Andes. The workshop takes place at COTA offices in Leonard Street, and you can pay either by cash or by bank transfer. £25, prebook by email, 6pm-8.30pm

London Connection Puzzle

A new puzzle starts today, set by last week’s winner Peter Hunt. The first clue is CAMDEN…which doesn’t really narrow things down much, so please wait for clue #2 tomorrow before guessing. We’ll give you a clue to get you thinking, though. This week’s theme has a political dimension.

From the Archive

On this day last year we shared a colourful picture of paintings on sale outside Green Park, by Artee62 on Flickr.

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