Things To Do In London: Wednesday 27 August 2014

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Department of Good Cheer runs a cocktail masterclass at Southbank Centre.


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street, Chiswick Town Hall, HSBC Sports and Leisure Club in Beckenham, St Pauls Centre in Enfield and outside Well House in Bromley. See site for terms and conditions.

CORNER SHOP: Why not go see the felt cornershop in Bethnal Green? All the produce at this new Bethnal Green cornershop is handmade from felt. Free, just turn up, until Sunday

EARLY MORNING RAVE: There's an alcohol-free rave taking place at Oval Space. Described as an "immersive morning dance experience", there will be a wake up massage station, coffee and smoothie bars alongside the dancing. £15, prebook, 6.30am-10.30am

LAST DAY: It's your last chance to see the Urban Landscapes Seen Through Tinted Spectacles exhibition at Barbican Library. Clare Johnson's work combines photography, mono-printing and screen-prints referencing vintage hand-tinted postcards.Free, just turn up, 9.30am-5.30pm

SOUTHBANK CENTRE: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre. Go into the dressing rooms and onto the stage, and see other areas normally off-limits to the public. £8.50, prebook, 2pm

MUSEUM LATE: The Science Museum dedicates its late to the science of hedonism, i.e. sex, drugs and music. Expect plenty of events including quizzes, a silent disco, music and speed dating. Free, just turn up, from 6.45pm

DRINK, SHOP, DO: The multi-functional cafe in King’s Cross hosts a creative Play With Clay session. Free, just turn up, from 7pm

HOMEWORK: The monthly literary cabaret at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. This time, the writers will have prepared something linked to the theme of obituary-writing. £8, just turn up, 7.30pm

JACQUES HERZOG: Architect Jacques Herzog is in conversation with Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic about his career and what his firm Herzog & de Meuron is building next. Past work has included the conversion of London’s Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern £25, prebook, 7.30pm

COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS: The Department of Good Cheer is running an hour-long cocktail masterclass at Southbank Centre. Learn to mix new and classic cocktails and take some recipes home with you. £22, prebook, 8pm

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Good Cause of the Day

A group of artists, actors and directors are holding a fundraising evening in support of the people of Gaza on 9 September at theBrady Arts & Community Centre in Whitechapel. The show starts at 6.30pm and includes a short performance of Caryl Churchill’s ‘Seven Jewish Children — A Play for Gaza’, music inspired by Palestine, poetry reading, stalls, photo projections and guest speakers from leading UK campaigns. There is a suggested donation of £5, and tickets can be booked by emailing

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