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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange in Southwark Street, St Olave Parish Hall in Fenchurch Street, Stoll in Fulham and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.
CINEMA FESTIVAL: The ICA dedicates a festival to Elio Petri, an Italian filmmaker active during the 1960s and 70s. The art institute presents a series of screenings, each of which is followed by a discussion on the film. Tickets can be pre booked on the website, where you can find the full programme as well. Until 11 September
LAST CHANCE: The blockbuster exhibition Henry Matisse: The Cut Outs at Tate Modern closes this Sunday. £16.30, until 7 September
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Music Tech Fest returns again this year, taking place at LSO St Luke’s. It provides a platform for collaboration and co-creation by hackers, musicians, innovative start-ups, independent and major music labels and technology companies. See full programme and ticket information on the website. Until 7 September
MARY BERRY: Cook Mary Berry is at Selfridge’s to sign copies of her new book, Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect. Free to attend, but your copy of the book must be purchased from Selfridge’s (proof of purchase/receipt required), 1.30pm
POP UP SHOW: The Cult House at The Old Truman Brewery hosts a two-day pop-up art show. Art aside, there is music, drinks and social fun. Free, just turn up, today 3pm-8pm and tomorrow 12pm-6pm
TATE MODERN: Join a British Sign Language tour with Golda Dahan and explore fabric, textiles and materials in the Tate Modern collection display. Free, just turn up, 6pm
YOGA DATING: We've already seen pheromone parties, music-themed meet-ups and bicycle speed dating: today you can join a yoga speed dating session. The event takes place at the Albany Club in Regent's Park. £15, prebook, 7.30pm
SPOKEN WORD: Head to Only Connect Theatre in King’s Cross for a series of spoken word performances by young people from the New Horizons Youth Centre and Somers Town Community Centre, who will recite original modern day fairy tales based on their experiences of life in NW1. Organised by Youth Sauce. Free, just turn up, 7pm-8pm
OUTDOOR SCREENING: The WaterWorks Centre in Leyton hosts an outdoor screening of Hitchcock's North By Northwest. Seating is not be provided, so bring your own cushions, blankets and warm clothing. £12.50/£8.50, prebook, 8pm
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Good Cause of the Day
First Story works in schools in deprived areas, with a writer-in-residence helping pupils to produce creative writing over the academic year. Kids get their confidence and literary juices flowing, and you can read the best of the output from London in this anthology. First Story also runs events, the next of which is a literary lunch with author Esther Freud at the Polish Club in Kensington on 16 September. Tickets cost £60 and can be booked via Eventbrite.
From the Archive
On this day back in 2012 we shared a list of the best pubs in Greenwich, voted by our readers.