Things To Do In London Today: Friday 28 February 2014

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Giacomo Brunelli exhibition at the Photographer's Gallery. Details below


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall, Mobile Donor Unit in Surrey Quays, Christ Church Hall in North Finchley, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Ilford Town Hall and St John Centre in Isleworth. Free, see site for terms and conditions

BLACK & WHITE: Eternal London displays the intimate artworks of Italian photographer Giacomo Brunelli at The Photographer's Gallery. Free, until 27 April

ART: Pomegranate is the art show displaying artworks from Camberwell College of Art MA artists, at Brixton East space. Free, until 10 March

MORE ART: Art14 global art fair presents a dazzling variety of modern and contemporary art from 40 countries. An occasion to learn more about art and its different forms of expression. £12/£8, until 2 March

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

ON THE BOAT: Hop on a totally refurbished paddle steamer for The Boat Show Comedy Club and then decide whether you'd like to stand up or take a seat. £13.50/£10+bf, prebook, 7pm

LGBT: Is Monogamy Dead? takes place at Canada Water Culture Space and features a live performance and a panel discussion afterwards. Bring a partner or three. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

RAW: Raw:Awakening is an evening of indie mixed arts, film, music, fashion, make up and so on taking place at 93 Feet East in Brick Lane. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

DANCE: First Light & Choreogata is a triple bill of contemporary South Asian dance, on stage at the Southbank Centre. £10+bf, prebook, 7.45pm

MORE DANCE: Experience Scottish dance at the Ceilidh Club. You don't need to be an expert. Tartan not mandatory. £16.50/£10+bf, prebook, 8pm  

IN A CHURCH: Celebrate the 450th anniversary of the playwright Christopher Marlowe's birth, join the screening of Edward II inside the church where Marlowe is buried. £7+bf, prebook, 8pm

MUSIC: The Big Smoke is a live music night featuring emerging London talent. It takes place at The Castle in Brick Lane. £5+bf, prebook, 8pm

ICE DISCO: Every Friday evening, Streatham Leisure Centre hosts Deep Freeze Disco. £6.90, prebook, 7.15pm. Alternatively, join in the London Friday Night Skate, open to roller skaters and bladers, weather permitting and starting at Wellington Arch. Free, just turn up, 8pm

SWING: Vintage music for a modern attitude, get ready for the swing dance night In It To Swing It at the Picturehouse in Hackney. £6/£4, prebook, 8.30pm

FANCY DRESS: The Travelling Tavern hosts an evening of swing, blues, gypsy jazz and gramophone DJs. Prepare to dance all night, better if you dress fancy. £15, prebook, from 10pm

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Good Cause of the Day

For The Love Of Joni is the charity concert happening at the Bush Hall tonight to fundraise and help Joni, a seven-year-old boy suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer. Several UK and USA X Factor celebrities will be on stage and there will be a charity auction too. Tickets single/families £40/£25+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

London Connection Puzzle

At the time of writing, no one has successfully guessed the solution to this week's puzzle, so there's everything to play for. Your complete set of clues are JUDITH, SUSIE, ANGELA and SARAH. Think you've spotted the London connection that these names share? It's a toughie, but if you think you've got it, email

From the Archive

Let's go underground and explore the massive work-in-progress that is Crossrail. Here are some pictures from inside the Crossrail Tunnels, which we published on this day one year ago. We recently caught a train through one of the Crossrail tunnels, too...


It's Mural Week on Londoddities. For the final instalment we thought we'd share a mural that's only ever seen by the seriously injured and the heroes who help them. And it's very probable it no longer exists. This wrap-around panorama of London's skies formerly occupied the crew waiting area of London Air Ambulance, on top of the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. The pad was moved to a loftier perch on the hospital's new extension two years ago (pictures). We don't know the fate of this mural and would love to hear from anyone at the hospital who knows whether it was preserved following the move. London Air Ambulance is funded entirely by donation and is surely one of the most deserving causes in London. Details on how to support it can be found here.