Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 9 April 2014

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The Second Chance Cinema takes place at the Town Hall Hotel. Details below


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Holborn Viaduct, St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street and Hammersmith Town Hall. See site for terms and conditions

SCIENCE EXHIBITION: A new exhibition opens at the Science Museum today, delving into the world of one of Britain’s most important living scientists and inventors, James Lovelock. Free, just turn up, running all year

BARBICAN: An extravagant, colourful and eclectic exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to the Catwalk animates the Barbican Centre, including a satellite exhibition and a rich programme of events. £14.50/£12.50, until 25 August

ART: Unresolved Dreams is a photographic exhibition about the Azerbaijanis who were displaced by the conflict following the breakup of the Soviet Union, telling about their lives as refugees and internally displaced people, over two decades later. The exhibition takes place at the Oxo Gallery. Free, until 14 April

1877 IN FOCUS: The Ragged School Museum in Mile End focuses on the year 1877, with activities centred around the sporting and technological advances of the year. Free, just turn up, until tomorrow

FALSE WITNESS: Go To Midtown's latest walk, False Witness, tours locations in the Holborn and St Giles area connected to the controversial 17th century character Titus Oates and the so-called Popish Plot. Repeated on Friday. Free, just turn up, 1pm

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE: Climate Change and Flooding: Is London Resilient? is the topic of a debate at Telford Theatre this evening, with experts including Peter Quarmby of the Environment Agency. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

MUSIC NIGHT: The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington hosts a music night featuring international bands to play psychedelic, indie and rock music. £5+bf, prebook, 7pm

SPECIAL SCREENING: The Second Chance Cinema is famous for screening films in unique historical venues. Today you can get the chance to see recent Philomena at the 1920 Town Hall Hotel, in Bethnal Green. £16/£12, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Have a laugh at Drink, Shop, Do in King's Cross, which hosts an evening of comedy featuring Richard Herring, Mae Martin, Lou Sanders, Rachel Stubbings and Patrick Turpin. £3+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

MUSIC IN A CHURCH: Enjoy an evening of ethereal and soulful music with Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, accompanied by the Lords of Thyme, at St Pancras Old Church. £10+bf, prebook, 8pm

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: The Picturehouse in Hackney presents a life drawing class with a twist: Art Macabre Death Drawing Salon pays homage to classic espionage films. £12, prebook, 8pm

Good Cause of the Day

Buy your tickets in advance for an evening of music, fun and charity: join Agit Disco Night, taking place at the eco-music venue Surya in King's Cross. The event is taking place tomorrow 10 April and sees a group of DJs take over the venue, playing music on both floors. Money raised will benefit Housmans booksellers. £10/£5, prebook, 7pm

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From the Archive

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