Things To Do In London: Monday 10 November 2014

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Get cosy in a rooftop wigwam at Queen of Hoxton


ARMISTICE EXHIBITION: The Fields of Battle/Lands of Peace exhibition in St James's Park is sponsored by the Royal British Legion. It features 60 powerful images of contemporary landscapes, from Flanders to Gallipoli, by award-winning photo-journalist Michael St. Maur Sheil, who set out to demonstrate how the battlefields of the Great War are now part of the landscape of modern Europe. Free, just turn up, until 11 November

JEWISH FILMS: The UK Jewish Film Festival is under way at JW3 Centre on Finchley Road. See several films every day. Today's offerings are documentary The Internet's Own Boy, about a computer programmer who revolutionised the internet but sadly committed suicide, comedy Supporting Characters and a series of LGBT short films from around the world. Various prices, prebook, until 21 November

EXPRESSION AND TRANSGRESSION: Drawing Room near Elephant & Castle hosts a seminar exploring contemporary artists’ representation of the naked body, and Egon Schiele’s legacy in relation to art and the pornographic image. £18, prebook, 2pm

ROOFTOP WIGWAM: Winter doesn't mean no more rooftop bars. The rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton is now open for the chilly season, with a Woodlandia theme. Take shelter in the cosy, fairy light bedecked wigwam, get your dinner from the barbecue (apricot and herb stuffed pork loin, anyone?) or slurp a warming tipple, like hot buttered rum. Open Monday-Saturday, until March. Free entry, charge for food and drinks, just turn up, from 4pm

FREE CONCERT: Head to Conway Hall for The Stages of Love, featuring opera talents Mary Bevan and Richard Peirson. The concert is followed by a Q&A conducted by Ashutosh Khandekar, editor of Opera Now magazine. Free (including a glass of wine), prebook, 6.15pm

SHAKESPEARE SHOW: London based touring theatre company Two Gents Productions specialises in Shakespeare with a twist. Today its performance of The Taming Of The Shrew can be seen at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington. £12/£10, prebook, 7.30pm

HOCKNEY: Christopher Simon Sykes talks about the life and work of David Hockney, Britain’s most popular living artist, following the publication of the second volume of his biography. At Hatchard’s on Piccadilly. £8, prebook, 7.30pm

UKULELE CONCERT: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain presents When This Lousy War Is Over at the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The show consists of music and songs from World War One, thoughtfully chosen to reflect the many facets of the Great War, and presented with originality and humour. From £12.50, prebook, 7.30pm

WAR COMMEMORATION: The Western Front Association holds its annual Unknown Warrior Commemoration at Victoria station. The body of the Unknown Warrior was brought to Platform 8 at Victoria station on 10 November 1920, prior to being interred at Westminster Abbey the next day, 11 November. Free, just turn up, from 8pm

CRICK CRACK CLUB: Soho Theatre hosts an evening of performance storytelling by Xanthe Gresham, combining wigs, Irish mythology, wild deities, online dating and the city of London. £9/£7, prebook, 8pm

NEW STEPHEN KING BOOK: Head to Waterstones Piccadilly to celebrate the launch of Stephen King’s new book Revival, and the exclusive opportunity to be one of the first to get your hands on a hardback copy at midnight. There are some surprise treats too. The first 50 in the queue will be able to purchase a special limited edition of Revival. 11.30pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at City Temple on Holborn Viaduct, Islington Town Hall, Highgate Road Chapel in Gospel Oak, and East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

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Good Cause of the Day

The Lightyear Foundation is a charity working to to develop a generation of scientifically-engaged young people in Ghana, allowing the mineral rich country to be managed by its people and not multi-nationals. In 2015 the foundation wants to build a dedicated after-school science lab for pupils in the Bosomtwe district. It needs to raise £13,500 by 21 November, so if you've got a bit of spare change going, you can donate to the Kickstarter campaign. If you're sciencey and extra keen, there are also two six-month volunteering positions in Ghana up for grabs — more info here.

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