Things To Do In London Today: Monday 15 July 2013

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Islington Exhibits 2013, details below.

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ISLINGTON EXHIBITS: Giving local artists spaces to display their work, Islington Exhibits shows new work in over 35 venues in the area. Check the website for full listings. Free, some events require booking, until 31 July

SHAKESPEARE AND SARNIES: Grab a side of culture with your lunch, as theatre company Butterfly brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to St James Theatre, for a series of 45-minute lunchtime shows. £10/£8, prebook for cheaper tickets, until 29 July

OPEN AIR BALLET: Students from the Central School of Ballet perform a specially commissioned ballet piece on the steps of St Paul’s today, as part of the City of London Festival. Free, just turn up, 12.15pm and 1.15pm

TRUE BLOOD: Charlaine Harris is signing copies of the last ever Sookie Stackhouse novel at Waterstones Gower Street. Free, just turn up (arrive early to avoid disappointment), 6.30pm

WALKING WAPPING: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives presents a walking tour of Wapping, led by the Borough Archivist Malcolm Barr-Hamilton. £4, prebook, 7pm

FOLK MEDICINE: The Last Tuesday Society's Morbid Anatomy series continues with a talk about folk medicine in the British Isles and an overview of the range of healing objects that Edward Lovett collected. £7, prebook, 7pm

BOOZE AND ICE CREAM IN THE SUN: Alternatively, just enjoy the sunshine. Monday night is a good time to check out one of the best rooftop bars in London, as they'll all be less busy. Or try one of the places in our list of best ice cream vendors.


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Good Cause of the Day

The FunRaiser at The City Pipe on Saturday 20 July is a charity night of DJs, raffles, games, prizes and dancing in order to raise money for two excellent causes: The British Heard Foundation and Cancer Research UK. All donations and raffle ticket money will be split between the two charities. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm

London Connection Puzzle

Last week's clues were: SA, AG, GZ, AC, with the additional clue that it was a sporting connection. The answer: these are the initials of the last four proper West Ham managers — current incumbent Sam Allardyce (SA), Avram Grant (AG), Gianfranco Zola (GZ) and Alan Curbishley. (We say 'proper' managers, as Kevin Keen also did a couple of short-lived stints as caretaker manager). Congratulations to Emma Jeffries who, astoundingly, got the connection from just the first two clues. She's set this week's puzzle, which starts tomorrow.

London Weather, by Inclement Attlee

I'm fed up with this endless, predictable heatwave. So here's the forecast for London. Not today, but for some unspecified date in December later this year. Wrap up warm.

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