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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, Bishopsgate Institute, and Large Assembly Hall in Chingford. See site for terms and conditions
INDIAN CINEMA: A cricket champion and the issue of integration within Indian society are just two themes of pictures being screened today as part of the London Indian Film Festival. Check website for full programme.
ART: See beautiful mosaics at St Lawrence Jewry Church inside Guildhall Yard, created by Southbank Mosaics‘ artists, volunteers and students — on until 22 September. Tonight is the private view, which includes a music performance by cellist Maria Lobo. Free, prebook by email, 6pm
POET IN THE CITY: As part of the City of London Festival, Poet in the City presents London Calling, celebrating the publication of My Voice: A Decade of Poems from The Poetry Translation Centre. International poets Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan, Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf from Somalia/ Somaliland and Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan will be reading their work, joined by UK translators. £8, prebook, 6.30pm
HAMPTON COURT PALACE: Who was the most glorious Georgian? This is the title of the talk happening at Hampton Court Palace, one of the historical Royal Places. Listen to curators from the recent Georgian exhibitions at the British Library, the Royal Collection and the V&A. £20/£18 (including drinks reception), prebook, 6.30pm
CRAFT WORKSHOP: Need ideas to spice up your house parties? The Book Club in Shoreditch hosts a Piñata Workshop: you just need to bring some sweets along — material will be provided. £8+bf,prebook, 7pm
TOTE BAGS: If you feel even craftier, you should head to the Tote Bags Printing Workshop at Drink, Shop, Do in King’s Cross. Learn how to create your design and get it ready to be printed on your bags — material provided. £15+bf, prebook, 7pm
SOHO STORIES: JW3 in Finchley Road hosts a talk about Soho, led by actress and TV presenter Jeni Barnett – as part of their London-focus series of events. Listen to her and other Soho specialists who talk about the famous area. £10/£5, prebook, 7.30pm
KIDS’ COMEDY: There’s a free comedy workshop for ages 8+ (plus grown up) at the Bedford in Balham with John Moloney and Andre Vincent. Free, prebook, 2pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Today, The Comedy Store in Piccadilly Circus presents Laugh Till It Hurts, in aid of children’s charity Barnardo’s. On stage is: MC Imran Yusuf, Hal Cruttenden, Carl Donnelly, Robin Ince, Jason Patterson, Joe Wilkinson, Pierre Novellie and Cardinal Burns. £15.50/£ 9.50, prebook, 8pm
From the Archive
On this day back in 2010 we shared this photo of the Connaught Tunnel, which was part of the old North Woolwich Line, and is now abandoned. The photo was taken by O.F.E., who shared it with us on the Londonist Flickrpool.