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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Conway Hall, St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street and Assembly Hall in Morden. See site for terms and conditions.
KIDS BOOKS: See first edition books, original letters and artwork from much-loved children’s authors such as Mary Norton and Michelle Magorian at Waterstones Piccadilly. The exhibition, by Puffin books, encourages people to discover a new favourite book. Free, just turn up, until 24 August
FALKLANDS: We Are Falklands is on show at The Mall Galleries in Charing Cross. This exhibition displays photographs showing aspects of living in the Falkland Islands: their nature, their wildlife, their economy and social identity. Free, just turn up, until 27 July
YOUNG FESTIVAL: In 2017 Ovalhouse arts centre will move to Brixton. In the build up, it presents the Brixton-specific young festival I Am Your Neighbour: expect spoken word evenings, community art workshops, dancing in the street and even plays inside people’s houses. All the events take place in Brixton and most of them are free or very cheap. Check website for programme and prices, until 26 July
ENDS TODAY: Southbank Centre’s Poetry International festival, founded in 1967 by Ted Hughes, has poetry, film and spoken word performances by artists from all over the world. This year it forms part of the Festival of Love. Several events take place each day; click here for full programme. 17-21 July
BIRDS ON STAGE: Flock is an avian-themed show that combines music, video and choreography to interpret the murmurations of starlings. The event takes place at the Royal College of Music and is part of InTRANSIT Festival. £12.50/£9.50, prebook, 7pm & 9pm
COMEDY: Multi-award winning comedian Tony Law presents his Edinburgh preview at Battersea Arts Centre. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm
MOVIE QUIZ: Following this year’s reunion of Monty Python, The Monarch in Camden hosts a movie quiz about the surreal comedy group’s films. Team up with your friends (maximum six people per team) and book a table at the pub. £2, pay on the door, 8pm
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This week’s Things To Do In London is sponsored by Pact.
Good Cause of the Day
Meals that Matter campaign runs from 22 August until 5 September, in support of FoodCycle. By signing up on through the online form you get sent a toolkit which contains games, themes, tips and recipes. Then you’ll have to prepare some tasty dishes and invite your friends over or even take your food creations to the office, asking people to donate for the campaign. In this way you’ll help provide a nice meal for those who can’t afford it.
From the Archive
See this beautiful photos round-up of all things yellow in London, which we shared back in 2012.