Things To Do In London Today: Monday 10 March 2014

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Meet ice and rock climber Tim Emmet. See details below


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, Sainsbury's in Sydenham and Tesco Store Ltd. in Perivale. Free, see site for terms and conditions

BACK IN TIME: Kensington and Chelsea College presents The Theatrical Costumes Exhibition, which displays a collection of 17th and 19th century costumes created by the college alumni. Free, until 14 March

FOOD & IDEAS: Feed your Mind is the name of the four-days-long festival taking place at King's College. A meet-up of writers, academics and thinkers to explore the latest ideas on a range of food-related issues. Check the website to see the events listing. Until 14 March

FEMINIST MANICURE: To coincide with International Women's Day, London School of Economics is collaborating with renowned nail artist Phoebe Davies to host a pop-up nail bar where people can debate feminist issues. Free, just turn up, 5pm

TALK: Join a talk about the life and work of Austrian pianist and composer Hans Gal, lead by the expert Michael Haas at the Wiener Library. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

OPEN MIC: Rich Mix in Bethnal Green hosts Allsortz, an open mic night where a stage is offered to aspiring singers, rappers, dancers, comedians or spoken word artists. Free, book your slot by email, 7pm

EXTREME CLIMBING: Join the experienced ice and rock climber Tim Emmett for a talk about his life and his adventures. The venue is B5 Lecture Theatre, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford St SE1. £12.50, prebook, 7pm

POP-UP: The talented Pop Up Opera company performs Bizet's Le Docteur Miracle at Drink, Shop, Do in King's Cross - an unusual comic operetta that features a quartet about an omelette. £20+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

SOUTHBANK: The Royal Festival Hall hosts Sing Inspiration 2014, an evening of gospel music with choirs and soloists... for everyone! £12/£10+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

HAVE A LAUGH: Comedian Richard Herring is on stage at the Leicester Square Theatre with his comedy podcast chatting with guests Danny Baker and Josie Long. £15, prebook, 7.30pm

CINEMA NIGHT: Food and cinema lovers, get tempted at the JW3 with the screening of Julie & Julia, a cooking and life story. £15/£10, prebook, 8pm

NELSON MANDELA: Plot for Peace is a historical documentary about Nelson Mandela and the fall of apartheid. The screening takes place at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. £10/£9, prebook, 8pm

THEATRE: Shakespeare with Cucumbers & other stories is an evening of storytelling happening at Soho Theatre, where acting mixes with puppetry and parody. £9/£7, prebook, 8pm

Good Cause of the Day

Where’s My Rubber Chicken? is the charity comedy evening taking place at the super central Yorkshire Grey pub. The event features all women comedians and the money raised will go to Solace Women's Aid. £7/£5, just turn up, 7pm

London Connection Puzzle

Congratulations to Dave Brown, who once again was the first to solve last week's puzzle. FOLEY, BELL, MACDOWELL and THEED are the surnames of the four artists who contributed sculptures representing the continents to the four corners of the Albert Memorial. A new puzzle begins tomorrow.

From the Archive

Can you imagine all the bits you love about London, everything that really counts, all the landmarks and peculiarities of the city you never get tired of, all just in one picture? Yes, it's possible and we shared the picture by designer Nick Patchitt on this day back in March 2011. Take a look!