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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, St Olave Parish Church in Fenchurch Street, Lewisham High Street and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.
BOOK FESTIVAL: Pimlico Library hosts a free book festival, with a series of authors presenting their new works. All events are free and the first 20 attendees of each event get a gift. Various dates until 3 October
CABARET DRAMA: City Stories is on stage at St James Theatre, written and directed by award winning playwright James Phillips. The play is made up of interwoven stories and is a love letter to London. £15, prebook, until 23 September
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Broadway Market's Stories welcomes the arrival of autumn with a one-day harvest festival. Activities include a wild bunch workshop and an urban food growing class. Both activities need to be prebooked online
RIVER WALK: Join a London City guide and explore the Thames path. Meeting point is City Information Centre inside St Paul's Churchyard. £7/£6, just turn up, 11am-12.45pm
SERPENTINE CINEMA: Notting Hill Picturehouse hosts an evening of cinema curated by artist Cerith Wyn Evans on the occasion of his exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The second part takes place this Saturday. £7/£6, prebook, 6.15pm
TATE MODERN: American artist Julie Mehretu talks about her mixed media art with Tim Marlow, director of artistic programmes at the Royal Academy. The talk takes place inside Tate Modern. £12, prebook, 6.30pm
CROMWELL: Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Tracy Borman is at Hatchards on Piccadilly to talk about the subject of her book, Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant. £8, prebook, 6.30pm
THEATRE TALK: Join a talk and Q&A session with theatre directors Carrie Cracknell and Joe Hill-Gibbins, organised by Young People in the Arts. The event takes place at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden. £8 (including drink), prebook, 6.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day
Are You Taking the Peace? is a charity comedy gig happening tonight at the Comedy Store, celebrating the UN International Day of Peace. The line-up includes Rich Hall, Stewart Francis and Holly Walsh. This event is part of the Talking Peace Festival, a month-long series of events taking place across London in September, including photo exhibitions, pop-up food kitchens, street art, film and comedy. £15/£10, prebook, 8pm
From the Archive
On this day last year we shared a photo roundup about London statues.