Things To Do In London: Friday 30 January 2015

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New London Chamber Choir performs at Wilton's Music Hall


LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Guildhall Chamber Orchestra provide the music at Bishopsgate Institute's lunchtime concert today. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm

THEATRE PLATFORM: Playwright Tena Štivičić talks to Misha Glenny about her new play 3 Winters, at National Theatre. The play follows a Croatian family from 1945-2011. See our review. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm

MUSEUM LATE: It’s the last Friday of the month, which means Natural History Museum is open late. The adults-only event sees bars and food outlets pop up in the museum, for a chance to explore the exhibitions and galleries away from the usual crowds. Free (charge and booking required for some events), just turn up, 6-10pm

ANOTHER MUSEUM LATE: The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington has its monthly late opening with a curated programme of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings. Tonight's theme is crowdfunding. Free, just turn up, 6.30-10pm

THE FLINTSTONES: Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea Park screens three episodes of The Flintstones as part of Slam Fridays. It ties in with the gallery's exhibition The First Humans. £3, prebook, 7pm

LGBT LITERATURE: Polari, the LGBT literary salon at Southbank Centre is led by award-winning author Stella Duffy. The evening also showcases James Maker (winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2011), Catherine Hall, John R Gordon and Persia West. £5, prebook, 7.30pm

OPERA DISCUSSION: English Pocket Opera offers its interpretations of Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Tonight's event features an after show discussion. Takes place at Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins. £15, prebook, 7.30pm

FRIDAY NIGHT DISCOURSE: The subject of tonight's event at Royal Institution is the rise of antibiotic resistance. We have come to rely on antibiotics but they are losing their effectiveness: what can be done about it? £17, prebook, 7.50pm

ANIMAL MUSIC: New London Chamber Choir is at Wilton's Music Hall. The theme is the animal world, and features performances including an interpretation of William Blake's poem The Tiger, in various human and non-human languages. £12.50, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: Deadpan Norwegian Daniel Simonsen headlines the Camden Comedy Club, with other sets from Felicity Ward, Andrew Stanley and Sean McLoughlin. £7, prebook, 8pm

ASTRONOMY: Hampstead Observatory‘s weekly open nights give the public a chance to view the heavens. NOTE: the observatory only opens if the skies are clear — keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates. Free, just turn up, 8-10pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City, Stoll in Fulham, and British School of Osteopathy. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

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Good Cause of the Day

Book tickets now for Backchat with Jack Whitehall and his dad, Michael in aid of Street Child’s Ebola Orphan Appeal at Cadogan Hall next Friday. Tickets are £30, book here.

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