Things To Do In London: Monday 12 January 2015

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Try screen printing at Drink, Shop & Do


LONDON BRIDGE: As we've been warned for the last few months, big changes are happening at London Bridge railway station, and if last week is anything to go by, people travelling through the station might be in for big delays. Stuck on the train? Entertain yourself by listening to our podcast, testing yourself with our floating Thames quiz, or subscribing to our YouTube channel.

LAST CHANCE: British Library's Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition closes on 20 January, so this week is your last chance to see it. ★★★★☆ £10, prebook, until 20 January

POETRY: The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at British Library focuses on Christina Rossetti's 1859 poem Goblin Market, read by Joanna David. Other readers include Felicity Kendal and Harriet Walter, reading works by the likes of Sylvia Plath. £7-£10, prebook, 6.30pm

PEOPLE'S SALON: There's a debate on the first Monday of every month at the House of St Barnabas about arts and culture. Tonight's theme is Seasonal Music, led by Radio 3 presenter Sara Mohr Pietsch. Can abstract music be seasonal? And aside from Christmas music, why do we link certain pieces to certain times of the year in our minds? £10, prebook, 6.30pm

FITNESS CLASSES: Head to Lyst Studios in Hoxton Square for a double dose of classes. First up is Power Yoga, followed by Frame Signature (no, we're not too sure either). £15 per class, prebook, 6.30pm/7.45pm

SILK PRINTING: Textile Designer Zeena Shah is at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross to teach the art of Silk Screen Printing. Create your own design and learn paper cutting techniques. £15, prebook, 7pm

SPORTS DRUGS: Head to The Monarch Bar in Camden for a talk by Dr Mark Burnly, exercise physiology lecturer. His subject? Drug use in sport as revealed by the case of Lance Armstrong. £3, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY FUNDRAISER: Jen Brister MCs a fundraiser for UNICEF at the Comedy Store, with Kevin Day, Jeff Innocent, Pete Firman and more. £13, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: Becoming better known, though still not as much as he deserves, Nish Kumar starts a short run of his Edinburgh show, Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity, at Soho Theatre. £10-£15, prebook, 9.30pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City, Baitul Futuh Mosque in Fulham and the usual donor centres. 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 Coldplay tribute band Coldplace's  gig at social enterprise restaurant Brigade in London Bridge on 24 January. Curated by chef and social entrepreneur Simon Boyle who will be serving his cockney style pie and mash, the evening's proceeds go to Simon’s charity Beyond Food, which helps find homeless people employment in food and hospitality. Tickets include pie and mash buffet. Book here.

From The Archive

Speaking of buffets... foodies often turn their nose up at the very mention of one, but that never stops us visiting an all you can eat brunch buffet. Check out some of London's finest and make plans for next weekend already.