Things To Do In London Today: Friday 15 November 2013

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Small Publishers’ Fair at Conway Hall.

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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.

FASHION: The Design Museum takes you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith with their latest exhibition Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith. Well, hello to you too. £13.27/£11.98, prebook, until 9 March 2014

AFGHAN ART: Leighton House Museum is the venue for the exhibition Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art. A collaboration between the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Qatar and students from Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Afghanistan, the exhibition comprises historical objects donated by the MIA and works created by the students in response to these. £5/£3, just turn up, until 23 February 2013

ART: Contemporary art company Beautiful Crime opens a concept store underneath the Lulu Guinness store on Floral Street, giving visitors the chance to purchase rare works from established artists such as Jonathan Yeo, Tracey Emin, Banksy, Eine and Anthony Micallef. Free, just turn up, until 29 December

PUBLISHER'S FAIR: Over 50 publishers from across the UK and Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Norway come together for the annual Small Publishers' Fair at Conway Hall. Buy original works, talk with their makers and enjoy readings. Free, just turn up, until 16 November

UNDERGROUND: Join author and journalist Peter York and writer and novelist Michael Bracewell at the Institute of Contemporary Arts for a talk about the London Underground. £5, prebook, 1pm

REGULAR MUSEUM LATES: See in the weekend with a spot of culture at the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Royal Academy, or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events

CARING: Faces Of Caring, a photography exhibition that captures the unique bond between family, professionals and friends who care for someone with complex needs opens for one night only at The Hub on Tanner Street. Free, prebook, 6-10pm

WRITE: The Write Idea Festival starts at the Idea Store in Whitechapel – everything’s free. The festival starts with Deborah and Lottie Moggach, prebook, 7pm

CHOIR: Southwark Cathedral Curated Place presents a classical contemporary concert by the South Iceland Chamber Choir, featuring new works from Sir John Tavener, Jack White, Sigur Rós' Kjartan Sveninsson and six more Icelandic composers. £30.24, prebook, 7pm

TODAY’S GIG: Today’s music tip, as recommended by our friends at LondonGigGuide, is country songstress Jenny Burdon at The Troubador on Old Brompton Road. £8/£7, prebook, 8pm

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

MONSTER CEILIDH: Reputedly the UK's only Drum and Bass Ceilidh band, Monster Ceilidh Band are at Chats Place in Homerton to let accordion, fiddle and mandocello battling it out against heavy bass and electric beats. £10/£8, prebook for cheaper tickets, 8pm

COMEDY: There are four stellar acts in Shepherd’s Bush tonight: Kevin Eldon, Tim Key, Aisling Bea and Andrew Maxwell comperes. £19.25, prebook, 8.30pm

HUNGER PARTY GAMES: In celebration of the release of the second Hunger Games film, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club hosts a unique party where contestants will be "reaped" to fight in Hunger Party Games such as Musical Killing Chairs and Pass the Parcel ... OF DEATH! £10/£7.75, prebook, 9pm-2am


Good Causes of the Day

The Moroccan Children's Trust hold their annual fundraising concert in St James's Church in Paddington tonight. Many musicians are performing, including an acoustic Moroccan trio, with proceeds raised going towards the Street Children Project which helps to provide sustainable living for street children in Southern Morocco. £15/£10, prebook via moroccanchildrenstrust@gmail.com or 020 8355 3411, 7.30pm

Or tomorrow you can join an exhibition and auction by Acumen, an NGO tackling global poverty. DIGNITY Exhibition & Auction highlights the importance of dignity in changing the way the world tackles poverty and uses powerful photography to engage the public and generate social change. £34.50/£19.99+bf, prebook, Saturday 16 November from 6.30pm

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London Weather by Inclement Attlee

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