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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at City Temple in Holborn Viaduct, St Mary Abbots Centre in Kensington, Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton and the usual permanent donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.
SUMMER NIGHTS: The ever-popular Camden Lock Night Market is back. The main focus is international street food, accompanied by live music, film screenings and late night shopping. Every Thursday 7 August-4 September
CRAFT BEER: Paper Dress Vintage shop in Shoreditch hosts a free-entry evening celebrating craft beer and spirits. Mingle with drink producers and discover unusual tastes. Free, just turn up, from 6pm
FOOD POP-UP: Get Stuffed touring food company is serving a special one-off menu of Blue Food at The Peckham Pelican. Expect food inspired by the Delta and the Mississippi rivers: pork, beans, sausages and more. 6pm-10pm
BUSINESS TALK: Listen to Karen Lynch and Ewan Marshall talking about how to access the market with your business. The event takes place at Impact Hub in King’s Cross and is part of their Start Up Season. £25, prebook, 6.30pm-8.30pm
FAMILY EVENING: Get the family wrapped up and head to Hyde Park, where you will find a fireplace and loads of snacks. During the evening, there will be interactive activities to identify the wild animals living in the park. £12, prebook, 7.30pm-9.30pm
OUTDOOR SCREENING: Enjoy an outdoor screening with movies by pioneering Edwardian cinema director Georges Méliès. The screening take place in the garden of the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. £10, prebook, 8pm
CARIBBEAN SPEAKEASY: The Chelsea-based Goat turns into a 1920s Speakeasy with a Caribbean flavour. Expect themed cocktails, reggae music, flamingos and inflatable parrots. Prebook a table by email (with a round of cocktails on them), from 8pm
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We’re over halfway through London’s biggest performing arts festival, Camden Fringe. Every day throughout the festival, we’ll be bringing you our pick of shows to catch that day. Today’s suggestions are below:
See the reinterpretation of the Shakespeare’s drama, Demetrious Unchained intertwines science fictions with science facts. At Etcetera Theatre, until 24 August
The Real Inspector Hound is an intricate and mysterious play brought on stage by The Wonder theatre company. All begins with a madman at large, cut phone lines and a dead body. At Upstairs at the Gatehouse, until 24 August
Big dreams are confronted with reality in Nalika de Silva, which tells the story of a half English and half Shri Lankan girl living in London. At Canal Cafe Theatre, until 22 August
Good Cause of the Day
Book your tickets ahead for Cricket in the City charity event, happening on Monday 8 September. Taking place at The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in Moorgate, the match will involve some of the greatest cricketers of past seasons. The first innings starts at 2pm, followed by an afternoon tea break: the event is ideal for families and children pay half price for a ticket. The event fundraises for The SCT — Sick Children’s Trust. £10/£5, prebook, from 2pm
From the Archive
Looking for a way to enjoy the contact with nature? We tried Nordic Walking, as part of our alternative workouts series.