Things To Do In London Today: 15 November 2012

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DEATH: Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, Death: A Self Portraitopens and stays open late. Free, just turn up, 10am-10pm.

LITTER PICK: Join the Grand Union Canal Towpath clean up with Thames21. Free but please register yourself. Meet at Southall Rec for a lift, 10.30am-1.30pm.

GIVE BLOOD: tap those veins and do something amazing at Emirates Stadium and Bermondsey's Beormund Community Centre.

LUNCH MUSIC: Forget your work worries with live chamber music in your lunch hour. Two pianists play Beethoven and Bach in the Inner Parry Room at the Royal College of Music. Free, please book tickets, starts 1.05pm.

TWIATHLON: Watch all five Twilight films back to back at Picturehouse Stratford. Tickets £20, book, marathon starts 2.50pm.

NIGHT MARKET: Camden Lock's Christmas Night Market returns and will be open every Thursday evening leading up to Christmas from 5-10pm.

JAZZ: Get a guided tour of the Anselm Adams exhibition while jiving along to some live jazz, late at the National Maritime Museum. Tickets £5, just turn up, 6.30-10pm.

WORDS: Five writers interested in climate change, the environment and the city come together for ADRIFT, an evening of readings and discussions at Toynbee Studios, E1. Tickets £5, book, starts 7.30pm.

ALT BINGO: They don't call out numbers, they play tunes! Mark them off your Musical Bingo card and win deep fat fryers and the like at Concrete, Shoreditch. Book tickets, £7+bf. Doors open 7pm.

COMEDY: Wil Hodgson performs a rare revival of The Passion of the Hodgson for the London Storytelling Festival in the tiny Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre. Tickets £10/£8, book, starts 7pm.

FREE FILM: Watch and singalonga MGM classic, Singing in the Rain at Green Lens Studios N4, as part of their Sounds of Cinema season. Free, just turn up for 7pm.

PUBS: Social historian and author of new book Shakespeare's Local, Pete Brown talks about boozers at the Big Green Bookshop, N22 Free (contributions towards booze appreciated), just turn up (early if you want a seat), 7-9pm.

GIG: Gabby Young & Other Animals play Bush Hall. Expect a stunning voice and theatrical flair from this eight-piece ensemble. Tickets £14.50 in advance, more on the door, from 7-11pm.

POEMS: Drop by the Arcola in Dalston for the Life in Transit book launch and spoken word showcase, featuring the author, Sam Berkson and five other performers. Tickets £10, just turn up, 7.45pm.

Random London Fact of the Day

There are 158 nipples in the National Gallery.


We suggest wearing an item of clothing that is idiotically bright to counterbalance the promise of a cold, dull and grey day. BBC Weather thinks it might even drizzle but a neon scarf or violet socks can do wonders for the mood.

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Random Hidden False Rumour Of The Day
While your humble editor is on his hols this week we're playing true or false with M@ facts! Number 4: M@ does the best James Mason impression this side of Eddie Izzard. Answers in the comments please, club members.

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