Things To Do In London Today: Friday 21 March 2014

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Kings College commemoration event is part of exhibition Rwanda In Photographs: Death Then, Life Now


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street and Bishopsgate Institute. Free, see site for terms and conditions

Sport Relief begins today, with various events taking place around London until Sunday. Find out how you can get involved here.

COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: The Telegraph Hill Festival begins today, running until 6 April and consisting of family events, community musicals, workshops, a murder mystery, and more. Ticket prices vary for different events, see website for details.

WALK: GoToMidtown Walks run walks around Holborn weekly (if you can stomach the use of ‘Midtown’), this week’s one is called Give Me Shelter and it’s about almshouses and model dwellings built in the 19th century for the poor. Free, just turn up, 1pm

GOOGLE WORKSHOP: MP Diane Abbott teams up with Google to offer a free digital masterclass for local businesses to help them make the most of the internet for promoting their company. At the Google Campus site in Shoreditch. Free, prebook, 3pm

SHAKESPEARE: Actors Adrian Scarborough and Stanley Townsend talk about their roles in the current production of King Lear at the National Theatre. They explore the characters of the fool and Kent. £5/£4, prebook, 3pm

COMMEMORATION: King’s College presents a commemoration event, inside the College Chapel, dedicated to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This event is connected to the photographic exhibition Rwanda In Photographs: Death Then, Life Now. Free, prebook, 6pm

RETRO FILMS: Gothique Film Society takes over Conway Hall for the last presentation of its current run, featuring screenings of 1981 films Burning and The Pit. £7, prebook, 6.30pm

MUSIC EVENING: Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park hosts a music evening featuring The Legendary Tigerman and Jibóia, whose music has been described as "Prince of Persia on acid". £16, prebook, 7pm

TRAGEDY: A night of ‘tragic variety’ at Stand Up Tragedy in the Hackney Picturehouse. Concludes with a group sing-a-long. £5, prebook, 7.30pm

BANGLADESH: Birangona: Women of War is a performance telling the story of Bangladeshi women in 1971, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and crew after the show. Takes place at Rich Mix. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

FEMALE DANCE: London-based female hip hop crew Myself UK Dance Company host ICON, a chance for hip hop artists to showcase work inspired by female icons. Takes place at Stratford Circus. £12/£10, prebook, 7.30pm

MAGIC NIGHT: Head to Madame JoJo's Magic Night for wrestling and Bonnie Tyler (not together, we assume), light-ray magic tricks, and a ukelele serenade by Wendy Watts. £14/£12, prebook, 7.45pm

RIVER-BASED COMEDY: Tonight's Boat Show Comedy Club line-up includes Paul Tonkinson, Lloyd Langford, Dane Baptiste and Andrew Bird, all on board the lovely Tattershall Castle, moored near Embankment station. £13.50+bf, prebook, 8pm

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Good Cause of the Day

Book ahead for Coppafeel's Busting To Sing concert at the Palace Theatre on 31 March. The evening is hosted by TV presenter Matt Johnson and celebrities singing include Paul Potts, Jessie Wallace, Joe McElderry, and Shayne Ward. Remaining tickets are priced at £41-£61, with funds raised going to breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel, and can be purchased here.

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From the Archive

A couple of years ago we turned to Twitter for an insight of our fine city, looking at what sorts of things people were hashtagging #onlyinlondon. While some things didn't surprise (taking 90 minutes to drive 5 miles), others did. See our picks of the best tweets here.