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BLOOD: Plenty of opportunities to donate blood today: Lambeth Town Hall, Rye Lane Chapel (at the rear of the Church) in Peckham, Conway Hall in Holborn, and Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London. Free, see site for terms and conditions.
IWM: In case you missed it, the Imperial War Museum in London has partially reopened after major building redevelopment. Some excellent exhibitions are now available to visit, including artists' responses to warfare with The Architecture of War, a video installation by Omer Fast, and the interactive family exhibition, Horrible Histories. See site for full details.
KIDNAPPING: Join a discussion at Rich Mix about the bride kidnapping practice of Ala Kachuu. It is illegal, but still widely practiced. Why, and how, does it continue to happen? Free, just turn up, 12-2pm
OLYMPICS: Another chance to see the Olympics opening ceremony, at Shuffle Film Festival. Free, just turn up, 4pm
BFI: A BFI series celebrating the acting of Patrick McGoohan continues at BFI Southbank tonight with screenings of Armchair Theatre and Rendezvous, while the 1947 film Brighton Rock also screens as part of the BFI's Boulting Brothers series. See sites for full details.
BOOK: Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler is at Waterstones Piccadilly talking about his book Darklands. Free, prebook, 6.30pm
SILENCE: An intriguing film relating to sound, Silence follows the journey of Eoghan, a sound recordist who returns to Ireland for a job capturing sound in areas free from man-made noises. At the Institute of Contemporary Arts. £10/£8, prebook, 6.30pm
THRASH: If silence is not your thing then how about some Thrash Metal? Exodus perform at the Camden Underworld tonight. £18.70, prebook, 7pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Oxjam Shoreditch hosts a speed dating event at The Book Club in Shoreditch tonight, where attendees can join the quest for love by judging strangers, drinking cocktails and raising money for Oxfam. This is a mini-fundraiser in advance of the big Oxjam Music Festival month in October. £10, register via firstname.lastname@example.org, 6-9pm
London Connection Puzzle
A new puzzle begins today, courtesy of Pete Berthoud, who was quickest to spot last week’s connection. Your first clue-word is TERESA. Another one tomorrow.
London Weather by Inclement Attlee
A grey, occluded front takes many by surprise, yet soon seems comfortably familiar. That's all I'm going to say about Paxman's beard. The weather will be much like yesterday, with sunny spells and intermittent clouds.