Things To Do In London: Tuesday 16 September 2014

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Williams,     , Writer - Tennessee Williams, Director - Benedict Andrews, Design - Magda Willi, Costumes - Victoria Behr, Lighting - Jon Clark, The Young Vic Theatre, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/
A Streetcar Named Desire is screened tonight at Rich Mix. Read our review.


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Church Of Jesus Christ LDS in Walworth, St Mary Abbots Centre in Kensington, Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.

PARLIAMENT: Londonist readers get 20% off midweek guided or audio tours of the Houses of Parliament during party conference season. Book tickets online through Ticketmaster, in person at the box office or by phone on 0844 847 1672 and use promo code LMIDD20

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: London’s celebration of design in all its forms is happening all over the capital. There are plenty of events to choose from and most are free: we’ve selected the top things to do during the festival. You can also browse one of these design-themed exhibitions connected to the festival. Until 21 September

COMEDY: John Conway delves into chat show anarchy tonight at Soho Theatre, accompanied by his fellow writer Ben Russell. £10, prebook, until 20 September

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Personal Truths is a photographic exhibition, part of The Shoreditch Design Triangle, taking place at 7la in Shoreditch. On display are in-depth documentary projects that show the photographers’ own lives. Free, until 19 September

BEHIND THE SCENES: Explore Royal Festival Hall and go backstage on this guided tour. See areas of the building which are usually off limits (and don't have step-free access and involve heights) — meeting point is at the ticket office. £8.50+bf, prebook, noon

GUIDED WALK: Explore a lost London river as you follow the footsteps of the poet John Keats on a literary walk along the Thames’s most famous tributary — the Fleet. Meeting point is the City Information Centre, opposite St Paul’s Cathedral — this event repeats on Thursday and Friday. £8+bf, prebook, 12.30pm

ART TALK: Guildhall Library hosts Alexandra Epps who looks at the wealth of modern and contemporary public art in the City. The talk is followed by an optional public art highlights walk — the cost is £5 and you can pay on the day. Free, prebook, 2pm

SOCIAL WRITING: The Proud Archivist in Haggerston hosts Drinks, Thinks & Inks. Expect fun and brief writing exercises to open minds, without over-challenging them. No experience necessary, groups and individuals are all welcome. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

TALK: Head to the John Harvard Library in Borough and join a free talk led by Ross MacFarlane, Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library. He discusses the history of Southwark's medical officers of health. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

GIG: Conceptual artist, experimental pop and electronic musician Dieter Meier performs tonight at the Jazz Cafe in Camden. £20+bf, prebook, 7pm

THEATRE ON SCREEN: Rich Mix in Shoreditch hosts the live screening of the Young Vic production A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson. £16.50/£14.50, prebook, 7pm

GIG: Muslim singer Sami Yusuf performs tonight at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. This gig celebrates the launch of his fifth studio album The Centre. £125-£30, prebook, 7.30pm

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Totally Thames

Londonist is proud media partner to Totally Thames, the river-based festival taking place throughout September. Each weekend, we’ll be bringing you our pick of Totally Thames events taking place on Saturday and Sunday. See individual events for prices and other information.

LONDONIST AFLOAT: Not got your tickets for Londonist’s very own river-based adventures yet? What’s stopping you? We’re running a series of talks covering all kinds of river-based trivia. Members of Team Londonist will be onboard all weekend and we’d love to meet you. Tickets are £7.50 each, but if you’re having trouble choosing which events to go to (and who could blame you?) we’re offering day passes for £15. Go on, get your tickets here. 20-21 September

Good Cause of the Day

Join Maggie's Cultural Crawl, taking place on Friday 19 September. This charity walk starts from Victoria Embankment Gardens and winds its way out west to Fulham Palace and back to the Southbank Centre — money raised will help cancer research. £40, prebook, 6pm

From the Archive

On this day last year we shared an alternative map of South London train routes, created by Max Roberts.