Things To Do In London: Monday 5 January 2015

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Have a go at cross stitch at Drink Shop Do

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

HOT STORYTELLING: Heat is the theme of this month's Spark Storytelling event (for adults) at Hackney Attic. Anyone can get up on stage and share their tale. £4, 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

SOHO THEATRE: The Crick Crack Club presents an evening of adult storytelling at Soho Theatre tonight. Acclaimed performer Jan Blake tells stories about old women and wisdom. £9/£7, prebook, 8pm

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

From the Archive

We love this picture of a jogger running towards the sunrise over Primrose Hill, by Ian Wylie in the Londonist Flickr pool.