Things To Do In London Today: Friday 7 March 2014

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GLOW at Rich Mix. Details below.


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in The City, Asda in Charlton and Walthamstow Assembly Hall. Free, see site for terms and conditions

SPACE FESTIVAL: Beyond Earth, the Science Museum's weekend festival all about space begins today, with activities and talks aimed at all ages. Free, just turn up, until Sunday

FILM FESTIVAL: UCLU presents the Festival of the Moving Image 2014. The three-day festival has a rich program of screenings and talks. Free, until 9 March

BOXING PLAY: A rehearsed reading of boxing-themed play, GLOW, takes place at Rich Mix this afternoon, as part of the Aura Of Boxing exhibition. Free, prebook, 4pm

FREE TASTING: Dirty Dicks pub on Bishopsgate celebrates its 200th anniversary with music and, even better, free food and its new stout — while stocks last, of course. Free, just turn up, from 5pm

DESIGN LATE: The Design Museum stays open late for Tailor Made, an evening looking at today's tailored man, with live music by DJ Laura Fares, a panel discussion about the future of men's fashion, film screenings and a bespoke gin tasting. £14.85, prebook, 6.30pm

MUSEUM LATES: Several other museums are also open late tonight. 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

GOTHIC FILM: For the penultimate screening in their run at Conway Hall, the Gothique Film Society are showing  a double bill of The Prowler and M. £7 for both shows, prebook, 6.45pm

MOUNTAINEERING FUN: The Royal Geographic Society hosts An Evening With Andy Cave, world famous mountaineer and award-winning author. Following a screening of new mountaineering film Distilled, a Q&A session and book signing will take place. £15, prebook, 7pm

ADULT MAGIC: If you thought magic shows were for kids, think again. Madame Jo Jo's Magic Night encompasses philosophy, mind reading and strip poker. 18+only, £12/£14+bf, prebook, 7.45pm

CEILIDH CLUB: Cecil Sharp House's weekly Ceilidh Club takes place tonight, allowing beginners or the more advanced to learn the moves to the accompaniment of live bands. £16.50/£10. prebook, 8pm

MUSIC: Take your vinyls and bring them to the Kings Head pub, join the Crouch End Record Club and play your favourite music in their historical basement. Free, just turn up, 8pm

Good Cause of the Day

This Sunday, Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston host a music and entertainment evening in aid of The Disability Foundation. Music is provided courtesy of local singer songwriter Jones, who is releasing his new EP on the night. Spoken word poetry and a raffle also form part of the evening.  £12/£15+bf, prebook, 6.30pm

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