Things To Do In London: Friday 8 August 2014

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Join a Swing Patrol dance night at Wi

Join a Swing Patrol dance night at Wilton’s Music Hall. Details below

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street, Angel Community Centre in Edmonton and the usual permanent donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.

ARTStanley Kubrick: New Perspectives is on display at Work Gallery. This exhibition explores the director’s obsession for details and visual elements in his films. In particular, the focus is on his filmic spaces, which are imaginative and often fantastical. Explore Stanley Kubrick’s London. Free, until 29 August

DANCE PARTY: Head to Wilton’s Music Hall for a night of music and swinging (no, not that kind). The evening starts with a taster class, followed by social dancing — everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to experts. £15 (class included), prebook, 7pm 

SHOREDITCH: Night Shifts takes place at the Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch. Selectors include: Night Shifts Soundsystem, Native, Dan Marshall, Party Carter and M-Boogie. £5, just turn up, from 7pm

HIP HOP: Supa Dupa Fly is the periodical meet-up for hip hop and r’n’b maniacs. This time the event takes place at the Jazz Cafe in Camden and features mostly 90s tunes. Reserve your space or a bigger table for you and your friends by email. £8/£6, prebook, from 7pm 

COMEDY: The Wunderkammer is a part-improvised comedy shoe taking place at The Nursery pub in Southwark. They create stories, scenes and characters inspired by leading experts, academics, and all-round huge brains. £8/£6, prebook, 8pm

MORE COMEDY: Multi award-winning stand-up comedian Russell Kane presents his monologue The Closure of Craig Solly, before heading to Edinburgh. He’s on stage at Artsdepot in Finchley. £10/£7.50, prebook, 8pm

CEILIDH CLUB: Get a taste of Scotland in London at Cecil Sharp House: move your feet on the sound of a footstomping band that leads you through the moves. Ceilidh Club welcomes absolute beginners, experts and everyone in between. £16.50/£10+bf, prebook, 8pm 

GIG: Solo singer Nina performs her last UK show tonight at the Sebright Arms, before heading back to the US. £6+bf, prebook, 9pm

MUSIC NIGHT: The Bussey Building in Peckham hosts an extended night of music. DJs Max Cooper and Shur-I-Khan will be there, accompanied by other resident record spinners, through till sunrise. £7/£4+bf, prebook, 9pm-5am

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Camden Fringe

London’s biggest performing arts festival, Camden Fringe, is well under way. Every day throughout the festival, we’ll be bringing you our pick of shows to catch that day. Today’s suggestions are below:

Award winning stand-up comedians Jimmy Bird and Francis Foster share their traumatic love experiences, drug problems and computer issues in their new show: Sex, Drugs and Admin. At Etcetera Theatre, until 10 August 

Which are the top 11 things that are guaranteed to bring you satisfaction and fulfilment in life? Making Faces try to find some answers to this question in their new comedy show. At Etcetera Theatre, until 10 August

The Greene Card explores the theme of immigration, focusing on the experience of being an immigrant in the US. At Hen and Chickens, until 10 August


Good Cause of the Day

Today you can actively help Hackney Children Theatre to set up their new upcoming show ‘Mousical’. This independent theatre charity based in Hackney aims to bring affordable theatre to children throughout the borough. Their goal for this year is to spread their shows across the UK, and you can help them by making a donation on their website.

From the Archive

On this day back in 2012 we shared our Top 10 Things to Do in the borough of Enfield. They include industrial heritage, inspiring sculptures and a mysterious moat.

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