Things To Do In London: Tuesday 10 June 2014

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Therapeutic Art Garden at the Fashion and Textile Museum, see below.


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street, Brewers Hall in the City and Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton. See site for terms and conditions.

GREEK THEATRE: Fourth Monkey Theatre Company presents its Greek season at Trinity Bouy Wharf, with performances of Lysistrata and Rhesus. £12/£15, prebook, until 21 June

TRACES OF WAR: The Fleming Collection in Berkeley Street near Green Park opens its new exhibition, Traces of War, today. An exhibition of work by Scottish photographer Peter Cattrell, it marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and consists of images of the Somme. Free, just turn up, until 18 October

ISLAM HISTORY: At Dulwich Picture Gallery the Contextual Lecture Series continues with a talk by Dr Malise Ruthven, author of Encounters with Islam, entitled Muhammad's Biography: Islam and Revisionist History. £10/£9, prebook, 10.30am

THERAPEUTIC ART GARDEN: Head to the Fashion and Textile Museum to hear artist and curator Mauricio Cervantes talk about the Therapeutic Art Garden, an art project in Mexico that brings artists and the wider community together. Included in £8.80 exhibition admission price, prebook, 2.30pm

RAILWAY FUTURE: Imperial College Business School in South Kensington hosts an evening about The Future of Transport with with Richard Parry-Jones, Chairman of Network Rail. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

ALICE TEMPERLEY: Well-known fashion designer Alice Temperley talks about her work as a bridal-wear designer. Her clients have included the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Keira Knightley. Takes place at the V&A in South Kensington. £9/£7, prebook, 6.30pm

ARMY HISTORY: Robert Fleming of the National Army Museum speaks about London regiments during the Great War at Duke of York Square on King's Road in Chelsea, with particular focus on the London Irish Regiment. £7.50, prebook, 6.30pm

PUZZLE IN A PUB: Puzzle lovers will have a fun time with Puzzled Pint, an interactive game to get you…to the pub. 24 hours before the event, a location puzzle is posted on the website, the solution leads you to a pub…where more puzzles await you. Free, just turn up (if you can), 7pm

GAVIN CLARK: Rich Mix in Shoreditch hosts an evening celebrating the work of musician Gavin Clark, including a screening of short film The Living Room by Shane Meadows. To end the evening, Gavin Clark plays a one-off live set from his upcoming vinyl. £15, prebook, 7pm

SPEAKEASY: Drink, Shop, Do in King’s Cross presents a Speakeasy evening. The programme features vintage tunes, special cocktails and readings by authors MR Carey, Viv Groskop and Tyler Keevil. Free, prebook by email, from 7pm

MUSEUMS SHOWOFF: The cabaret-style night with specific focus on museums will be at the Bloomsbury Theatre, compered by former curator Steve Cross, with Paolo Viscardi talking about The Horniman Museum and Corrinne Burns giving an insight into feedback given by visitors to Science Museum, plus many more. £7, prebook, 7.30pm

Museums Showoff

NEW MUSIC: Sounds Of The New is an informal evening of world premieres by emerging composers, performed by Siwan Rhys and George Barton. Takes place at The Forge in Camden. £9-£12, prebook, 7.30pm

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Plus ...

All this week you can support Red Cross Week and grab yourself a bargain at the same time. From today until 15 June, the British Red Cross hosts the 'Good Shop' at BOXPARK in Shoreditch, where shoppers have the opportunity to pick up a designer treat at half price or less. Donations come from top fashion designers including Giles Deacon, Hugo Boss, House of Holland, Burberry and Marc Jacobs, so you can get a good deal while supporting a good cause. Simple.

Today's Things To Do in London is sponsored by British Red Cross.

Good Cause of the Day

The third CoppaFeel! lecture takes place at Browns Courtrooms in Covent Garden today. Speakers are co-founder of creative platform Secret Emporium Tess Acheson and adventurers Dave Cornthwaite and Emily Penn. Proceeds go towards the CoppaFeel! campaign, which aims to raise awareness of breast cancer. Tickets are £15, available here.

London Connection Puzzle

This week's puzzle is set by Neal Dodge, who won last week's competition. He's set a rather tricky one, but we know how clever some of you are. His first clue is CASTLE BAYNARD. Don't email guesses in just yet, but have a think about possible themes, and await the second clue tomorrow.

From the Archive

Last year we made an attempt to map London's streets which are named with just a single word. The likes of Dockhead and Aeroville made the cut, and we had plenty more suggestions sent in by our readers.