Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 27 November 2013

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St Mary Abbots Centre in Kensington and The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street. Free, see site for terms and conditions

GLASS: Innovative artworks made from glass exhibit at London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery, with Glasstress: White Light | White Heat. Free, just turn up, until 23 February 2014

LOVE IBIZA: A new exhibition opening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts focuses on Ibiza as it was in the 1980s. Free, just turn up, until 26 January

LONGSWORD: Trevor Stone was a keen longsword dancer and collector, and a selection of his personal artefacts will be displayed at Cecil Sharp House from today. Free, just turn up, until January 2014

HOT TUB CINEMA: We're personally happy watching our films on dry land (call us old fashioned), but Hot Tub Cinema prunifies the process by allowing you to watch classic films from, you guessed it, a hot tub. £32, check the website for full listings, until 14 December

ABORIGINAL ART: Namatjira, an award-winning visual arts performance depicting the story of Australia’s celebrated Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira is at Southbank Centre, accompanied by a free exhibition of Aboriginal watercolours. £20, prebook, until 29 November

X-MAS SHOPPING: Chiltern Street opens its boutiques late for an evening of discounted shopping, live music and food/drink. Free, just tun up, 5-9pm

STAGE DESIGN: To coincide with this year’s Linbury Prize exhibition, a discussion with leading theatre practitioners explores the art of set and costume design at the National Theatre’s Shed. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm

FILM EDITING: Editor Lisa Gunning shares her creative expertise at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. £10/£8, prebook, 6.15pm

BUSINESS FUNDING: Hear from business founders and CEOs at a “Wantrepreneurs” meet-up and learn ways in which you could get funding for a fledging business idea. You need to sign up to confirm the location. Free, RSVP, 6.30-9.30pm

ROBOTS: This month's Science Museum late is all about Robotics, with a shoal of robotic fish, a robot salamander, and talks with researchers behind them. Free, just turn up, from 6.45pm

SELF DESTRUCTION: Sabrina Chap talks about creativity and self destruction, the topic of Live Through This collection of essays, at Woolfson & Tay. £3, prebook, 7pm

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: Maestro Michał Dworzynski conducts Górecki’s Third Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall. £9-£65, prebook, 7.30pm (Michał Dworzynski discusses the evening’s programme in a free pre-concert event at 6.15pm)

GIGS: Today’s music tip (we have a selection of them this week), as recommended by our friends at LondonGigGuide, is Keebo who perform at Strongroom Bar and Kitchen in Shoreditch. Free, just turn up, from 8pm

Good Cause of the Day

Support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington tonight, with a stand-up gig by comedy novice Thomas Curry. In his own words:

"I’ve never done stand-up before, I don’t have support from any big names and I haven’t finished writing my material yet so in all likelihood it’ll be the worst comedy gig in London this year but I’m doing it to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (specifically for this girl:"

That sounds like a very good reason to us. Good luck, Thomas. Free (donations welcome), just turn up, 9.30pm

London Connection Puzzle

Yesterday's clue was RICHARD HANNAY. Today's is JOSEPH LISTER. Spotted the London connection? EDIT: We have a winner. No need to email in.

From the Archive

On this day last year we revealed how a YouGov poll said that fewer than half the people living in London want to stay here long term. Well, ya boo sucks to you, because London is great. On the very same day, we published a timelapse of our city in motion, and the year before there were pictures of St Pancras station's LEGO Christmas tree and a beautiful misty Autumn London scene, all proving that London is a great place to be*.

*this statement excludes the Northern line during rush hour.

London Weather by Inclement Attlee

Light drizzle, mist and fog. In fact, precisely the kind of conditions that bring out misshapen creatures, ghouls with vendettas and the lingering dead (unless documentaries like The Fog and The Others have lied to me). Be careful out there. Especially if you live in Essex, where a genuine wolf is on the genuine prowl.