Things To Do In London: Thursday 28 August 2014

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The Proud Archivist hosts a new exhibition, Paper Cut.


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City, St Michaels & All Angels Church in Blackheath, and Holy Trinity Church Hall in Penge. See site for terms and conditions.

PAPER CUT: A new exhibition opens at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, showcasing works by 25 paper craft illustrators from around the world, including Rob Ryan. The launch night is tonight, 6pm-10pm. Free, just turn up, until 25 September

BOOK HUNT: To celebrate the launch of new book Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson, there is a book hunt on Southbank. 20 books have been hidden around Southbank Centre. If you find one, take it to Foyles on Southbank where you can swap it for a literary goodie bag. One of the 20 winners will also win a year's supply of books. Terms and conditions here. Free, just turn up, from 10am

COOKIE DECORATING: Bluebird Restaurant in Chelsea has a cookie decorating workshop for children, with cookies, icing and decoration provided, and they can take their creations home with them. £15, prebook, 4pm

SUMMER NIGHTS: The ever-popular Camden Lock Night Market is back. The main focus is international street food, accompanied by live music, film screenings and late night shopping. From 5pm

LONDON BUSES: London’s Queen Mary College hosts a seminar focused on London’s bus history. Hear the story of the project to design and build a new Routemaster bus from its initial idea as a mayoral manifesto pledge in 2008 , the reality of the first prototype in 2011, through to the £200m+ order for 600 production vehicles. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

WINE TASTING: Head to Bluebird in Chelsea for an evening tasting New Zealand's finest wines from the Elephant Hill vineyards, including Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Le Phant Red and Blanc. £20, prebook, 7pm

GUIDED WALK: Join Scott from the London Fortean Society and listen to stories from the City and the East End, stopping off at sites of ghosts, lost tube stations, witchcraft, why Jack the Ripper might be an urban legend and London’s most bigoted monument. Meeting point is outside London Bridge station, close to the spike-shaped sculpture. £3/£2, just turn up, 7.30pm

OUTDOOR SCREENING: The last of two outdoor screenings of Edwardian films takes place at Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. Tonight is the turn of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916), based on Jules Verne’s book, which will be accompanied by an improvised live score by Orchestra Elastique. £10, prebook, 8pm

SCI-FI FILM: The British Museum hosts a screening of The Day The Earth Caught Fire, as part of BFI's sci-fi season. It's a great chance to see scenes of London's streets, deserted. £15, prebook, 8.15pm

LATE NIGHT CABARET: The Delfont Room in the Prince of Wales Theatre hosts a late night cabaret set by award-winning performer Daniel Boys (the voice behind the theme tune of Neighbours). £22.25, prebook, 11pm

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Good Cause of the Day

On Saturday 6 September, the UK's largest dodgeball tournament takes place at Wimbledon Park. Teams of six people, plus two substitutes, can register for £30 per person, with proceeds going to Mencap. Tickets include entry to the Team Dodgeball Championships and entry to the after party, plus each team will receive a case of beer at registration. Teams should also dress up in costumes along a shared theme, so get thinking. Find out more and register.

From the Archive

Last year we celebrated all things aquatic in London with a photo gallery of Londoners swimming at various locations, from lakes to lidos.