Things To Do In London Today: Friday 5 July 2013

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Jazz on the Lawn at Fulham Palace, details below


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

CLOUD DANCE: Cloud Dance Festival returns this weekend at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, showcasing exciting contemporary dance and ballet with a diverse range of new and established artists. £12/£10, prebook, until 7 July

AFRICA WRITES: The free Africa Writes Festival starts at the British Library, with events about the diaspora, translation and the future with guests including Warshan Shire, Doreen Baingana and Hannah Pool. See website for full listings, until 7 July

CYCLING: A new mini-exhibition about cycling in the capital opens at Museum of London's foyer today, including specially commissioned drawings from Ugo Gattoni. Free, just turn up, until 22 September

JAZZY LAWN: London jazz venue 606 Club hosts Jazz on the Lawn at Fulham Palace, where attendees can enjoy concerts on the main lawn of the Grade I listed building. Tonight, Latin groove band Manteca perform. £15, prebook, 7.30pm

SUMMER MUSIC: A series of Friday lunchtime summer concerts at St Andrew by the Wardrobe church continues with Improvfest. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm

RUBBISH TRIP: Not so much a slanderous comment but an actual guided tour of rubbish. Join a 2 mile rummage on the Isle of Dogs and discover historic dumps, hear their rubbish stories and the city's waste transformation. £9/£7, prebook, 6pm

MUSEUM LATES: Unwind after work with a spot of culture at the British Museum, National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events

MAYAN MODERNISM: Warren Carter, Julia Bailey and Greg Votolato explore the ways US artists and architects working in the 1920s and 1930s were inspired by Mexico’s Mayan heritage, as part of the programme supporting Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940, an exhibition which opens at the Royal Academy tomorrow. £16 (including entry to the exhibition)/£12, prebook, 6.30pm

WRONG!: Celebrate your ability to make mistakes with Wrong!, a carnival of human errors at Wellcome Collection featuring lectures, activities and workshops. Free, just turn up, 7pm

HMS CABARET: Yo ho ho etc, HMS Cabaret is sailing into Battersea Mess and Music Hall for a night of traditional variety with a slice of maritime madness. £7/£5, prebook for cheaper tickets, 7.30pm

JAZZ VERSE: Jumoke Fashola’s Jazz Verse Jukebox has a guest turn at the Royal Albert Hall, and brings Inua Ellams, Anthony Anaxagoru, Hollie McNish and John Siddique. £13.50, prebook, 7.45pm

ROLLER SKATE: The Friday Night skate starts at Wellington Arch. Anyone who feels competent on skates is welcome to join. Free, just turn up, 8pm

COMEDY: Dan Clark is at the Soho Theatre for three nights (4-6 July): guests confirmed for the whole run include Pappy’s, Daniel Simonsen, Brett Goldstein, Oyster Eyes and Ginger & Black, but what we can’t do is let you know who’s on tonight. Sorry. £12.50, prebook, 9.30pm

Reader Competition

Want to win Iggy Azalea gig tickets? We are giving away 10 pairs of tickets to an intimate, money-can't buy Iggy Azalea gig on Tuesday 9 July at Fabric in London, courtesy of HP Connected Music, who provide access to the world’s largest music collection from Universal Music Group. All you need to do is leave a comment on this article saying you want to enter the competition and we’ll randomly pick the winners on Monday 8 July at noon (if you don’t win you can still check out the live stream of the gig via Good luck!

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Good Cause of the Day

Today and tomorrow, FareShare are partnering with Tesco and Trussell Trust to collect food for people in need. FareShare is a UK charity that works with communities to relieve food poverty and food waste, and you can help by donating an item of food from their 'shopping list' in hundreds of Tesco stores in London. They will then make sure it is redistributed to frontline charities across the UK, such as breakfast clubs, women’s refuges and luncheon clubs for the elderly.

London Connection Puzzle

Your clue-words so far this week have been KINGSLAND, CITY ROAD and WENLOCK. Your final clue is BATTLEBRIDGE. Around 40 people emailed in the correct solution yesterday (so no need to do so today as we have a winner).

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