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ARCHIVES: The British Library holds a day-long symposium on the topic of Archives In The Future. Panel discussions cover the likes of who owns archives and the impact of digitisation. Free, prebook, 10am-8pm
GARDEN WALK: Walk off the winter blues on a mystery tour of Kew Gardens with a volunteer guide, who will take you to their favourite places and plants. Daily until 28 February. Included in entry price, just turn up, 12pm
WINTER’S TALES: The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe puts on a series of classic stories, told by actors in the candlelit venue with live music accompaniment. Today is the turn of Daphne du Maurier’s short stories featuring The Birds, performed by Harriet Walter. Various prices, prebook, 7.30pm
STITCH UP: Resolved to be crafty this year? Get your sewing and try your hand at cross stitch at Mr X Stitch's Hangout at Drink Shop Do. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Go to The Good Ship in Kilburn for an excellent comedy line-up, featuring character duo Max and Ivan, Rachel Parris, Nick Dixon, Tom Houghton, Amy Howerska and host Ben van der Velde. £5/£4 adv, prebook, 8pm
CONCERT: The first of five concerts in the Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series takes place at Southbank Centre. Performers include the Maxwell String Quartet and Gamal Khamis on piano. Full line up here. £7-£12, prebook, 7.45pm
BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, Sainsbury's in Sydenham 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 your ticket now for Raise a Laugh for Refuge, a fundraising comedy show taking place at Kings Place on 14 January. This gig has an all-female line-up: headliners include Bridget Christie, Lucy Porter and Ellie Taylor. Your ticket also gets you a free drink and a goodie bag worth over £25. £20, prebook, 7.30pm