Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 26 June 2013

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunity to donate blood is at Brewers Hall in the City of London. Free, see site for terms and conditions

STREET ART: Five street artists, BRK, Christiaan Nagel, Thierry Noir, RUN and Zomby, will exhibit their works at the ME London hotel, as part of The Outside In exhibition. Free, just turn up, 3-8pm daily until 25 July

ESTUARY EXHBITION TOUR: Look around the wonderful Estuary exhibition at Museum of London Docklands with the exhibition organiser, Elpie Psalti. Free, just turn up, 1pm

SING FOR JOY: The Sing For Joy choir, which is made up of people with Parkinson's disease and those who care for someone with the illness, will perform at St Pancras International station, on the main concourse, today. Free, just turn up, 5pm

LITERARY TALK: William Dalrymple talks about Return of a King, his account of the First Afghan War, at the Bloomsbury Institute. £10 tickets only left, prebook, 6pm *PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED*

SCIENCE COMEDY: Explore the science of comedy this month at the excellent Science Museum Lates. Free, just turn up, 6.45pm

THE INFLUENCING MACHINE: Discover the case of James Tilly Matthews. Confined in Bedlam in 1797 as a lunatic, Matthews insisted his mind was being controlled by a machine. Sounds crazy, but many of the conspiracies he claimed to be involved in turned out to be true. £7, prebook, 7pm

CELLS: Hear about the evolution of our cells, and how they got their nucleus, at the Cittie of Yorke pub in Holborn, in the latest Cosy Science event. Free, just turn up, 7pm

COMEDY AND CURRY: For a tenner at The Gallery Club in Bethnal Green tonight you can fill your boots with veggie curry before watching a comedy show, led by the great John Gordillo. £10 (£5 without the curry), prebook, 7pm

BOOKSWAP: Sarah Pinborough and Alison Littlewood are guests at the Big Green Bookshop‘s Bookswap at the Great Northern Railway Tavern. £5, prebook, 7.30pm

NERD NITE: Quite simply, learn about stuff whilst drinking beer. Learn why beer is great, how brain patterns can help scientists decode your dreams, and everything that is good/bad about weddings. £6, prebook, 8pm

SPOKEN WORD: Funny and talented Ross Sutherland, Luke Wright and Tim Clare perform extracts of their new shows at monthly spoken word night Homework's season opener, over at Bethnal Green Working Mens' Club, £5, 8pm

COMEDY: Sketch double act The Pin preview their next show at the Pleasance before taking it up to Edinburgh. £5, prebook, 8pm


READER COMPETITION: If you love the theatre then enter this quick competition: we are giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader, to attend the launch night of the hit comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, at Trafalgar Studios next Tuesday 2 July at 7.45pm. All you need to do is leave a comment on this article saying you want to enter the competition and we'll randomly pick a winner on Friday at noon.


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Good Cause of the Day

Two good causes you can get involved with this July:

Join Guided Walks in London on Saturday 13 July for a fundraising walk around Smithfield, and help raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. On this one hour guided walk, you will hear tales of public executions, body snatching and ghost stories. See the spot where the Great Fire of 1666 finished, a church that has featured in many blockbuster films and a famous meat market. £5, just turn up (meet outside St Paul’s underground station, Exit 2), Saturday 13 July at 6.30pm

Ever had a good idea about improving Camden? The Camden Challenge is all about encouraging people to think creatively and come up with new project ideas for Camden. The two current Camden Challenge questions are: What can we do to enable people on low incomes in Camden to thrive? How can we use space better in Camden? Submit your ideas before Sunday 23 June, then head along to Camden Challenge Day on Saturday 6 July to work with others who submitted ideas to build them into prototypes. Free, just turn up, Saturday 6 July, 9.30am

London Connection Puzzle
Yesterday's clue-word was DONALD. Today's is TERRY. Think you know the London connection? Two more clue words to come.

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
Today's weather is, of course, utterly irrelevant for all Londoners. You won't be going out of doors at all, because Londonist just relaunched its website. Clearly, you will be spending the whole day clicking around the spangly, full-colour site, transfixed and beholden in an attitude of grinagog wonderment. Or else you'll be writing furious emails about how they ruined the site by making it too loud and shouty. If you do manage to tear yourself away, it'll be cloudy and warm with no planned meteor strikes.

RachelGreen147

Hey! Would love to win the theatre competition!! Love the new website and think you may be based in my building! In fact, directly above me!

Nathalie Bauer

I want to enter the theatre competition! Your suggestions what to do are brilliant ... I try to do one thing on the list every day!

Amy

Please enter me for the competition! New site looks ace by the way.

Sophia

I want to enter the competition to win the theatre tickets. Thank you for providing such useful events based information daily.

Danielle

Hee, I would love to enter the theatre competition and win tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong! The Things to do today updates every day are really al lot of fun every day, Thnx!

Emma Fox

Would love to be entered into the competition to win tickets for The Play that Goes Wrong. Thanks for the daily updates. Emma

Ambrosia

I want to enter the theatre competition! Thanks for everyday's suggestion!

Alex

Win tickets in a competition for The Play That Goes Wrong? Yes, please and I hope it goes right for me.

Violetta

Great selection as always. Please enter me for the theatre competition.

Warren Hatter

Well, I'd like to be entered for the Play That Goes Wrong competition, if that's not too presumptuous.

Linda

Hi M@ - would be amazing to win this competition! Have enjoyed checking out the new look website! Linda

Sophie Stott

Hello!

I would love to enter the competition please. The Londonist is my bible!

Sophie x

TortelliniQueen

As usual, great daily update :)
I'd like to enter the competition, please- looks like a good play.

Thomas Ogilvie

I'd like to win a competition! One day.

Wilko

I'd like to enter the competition.

In other news, can you stop mentioning Homework, even though it is bloomin' ace, as I still want to be able to get in. ;-)

andib311

I'd like to win tickets to the theatre - it's about time my wife stopped moaning at me for being uncultured.

lucyyyy

I'd love to win the theatre competition! Yes please thank you thank you :)

Carrie B.

I'd like to enter the competition, please!

EVE

I'd like to enter the competition, please!

Jules Heynert

I want to enter the competition for the Play That Goes Wrong ... just the title alone has allure

Jean Mackenzie

I want to enter the theatre competition please. I would LOVE a ticket to the Play that goes Wrong. I was gutted when I missed it in Angel. I'm free on Tuesday too.

Zuby

This article is excellent! I would like to enter the competition.

Ruth Hargreaves

Hello everyone and thank you for entering our Reader Competition. This competition is now closed and big congratulations to Alex, the lucky winner.