Things To Do In London Today: Friday 4 April 2014

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Southwark school children sing at Southbank Centre


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Bishopsgate Institute, Angel Community Centre in Edmonton Free, and at a mobile donor unit in Surrey Quays. see site for terms and conditions

CHILDREN'S THEATRE: Kid's favourites Charlie and Lola take to the stage at ArtsDepot in North Finchley for their Extremely New Play. Various prices, prebook, until 9 April

NEW EXHIBITION: A new interactive exhibition opens at Lewisham Shopping Centre today. DIGITAL ZOO: Life From The World Wild Web explores how the internet and social media have changed our lives. Exhibits include animation and a mobile app game. Free, just turn up, until 13 April

LUNCH BREAK: The Royal Albert Hall hosts a free concert featuring guitars, clarinet, violin and double bass. The musicians play in the venue’s restaurant with an eclectic repertoire of jazz. Free, just turn up, 12pm

SUFFRAGETTE WALK: Go To Midtown puts on a free walk taking in sites of importance in the suffragette movement. Starts at Holborn Station. Free, just turn up, 1pm

BARNET TALK: Head to Chipping Barnet Library for a talk about Barnet During The First World War by local historical tour guide Paul Baker. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

FRIENDLY NETWORKING: The Friend Zone at Roxy Bar and Screen is a networking event with opportunities to meet new people through games, drinks and ice breaker activities. The people behind it are keen to stress that it is not a dating event. You have been warmed. £5/£7/£10, prebook, 7pm

SCHOOL CHOIRS: Southbank Centre hosts Southwark Vocal Magic!, where 300 local school children come together to sing inspirational songs. £4, prebook, 7pm

STAGE ARTS: Improve your stage presence at When Performance Goes Right, an event at Rich Mix that brings together the worlds of dance, sport and science for a lecture on why the audience are more drawn to watching some performers than others. Followed by a dance performance. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

NEW COMEDY: A new comedy night, The South London Comedy Club, launches tonight at The Furzedown on Mitcham Lane in Streatham. Headlining tonight is Ellie Taylor. £12, just turn up, 8.30pm

RECORD CLUB: A night of BYO vinyl takes place at The King’s Head pub in Crouch End. Bring along your favourite music and play it in the basement, where the band Native Birds will perform too. Free, just turn up, from 8.30pm

Good Cause of the Day

Book ahead for Friends of The Earth's The Big Laugh. The comedy evening takes place at the Hammersmith Apollo on 8 May, but with comedy names such as Greg Davies and Josh Widdicombe, and live music from Eliza Doolittle, tickets are bound to sell fast. Prices range from £18 to £51.75, with proceeds going to Friends of The Earth's Bee Cause Campaign. The campaign aims to create over 100 wild ‘Bee World’ habitats across the UK to help save the endangered British bee. You can get your ticket for the event here.

London Connection Puzzle

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From the Archive

Y'know how we like anything London-y and anything mappy? Well, in 2011, we spent a considerable amount of time on Google satellite view to compile the A-Z of London. That is, every letter of the alphabet, embedded somewhere in the London landscape. See the results here, and don't forget to add your own suggestions in the comments.

Name That View

So where are we standing today? Which road is that? Who occupies the building we're standing on? And what exactly is that roof-like structure above us? Answers/thoughts in the comments.


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