Things To Do In London: Thursday 15 January 2015

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Is it tea you're looking for? Lionel Rich Tea at Drink Shop Do


FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion near Oxford Circus opens its latest exhibition Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next, which explores ideas and themes found in contemporary image-making and photography. Free, just turn up, until 28 February 2015

IDLER ACADEMY: Sunday Times critic AA Gill is in discussion with QI’s John Mitchinson at The Idler Academy in Notting Hill. The pair will discussthe role of criticism in journalism and the art of the critic in general. £30, prebook, 6.30pm

LIONEL RICH TEA: Drink Shop Do gives you a chance to ice rich tea biscuits — to make them look like Lionel Richie's face. The best Lionel likeness wins a prize. Free, just turn up, from 7pm

NEUROLOGY: One of the world’s leading neurologists, Professor Allan Ropper, is at King's Place to talk about what goes on behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School’s neurology unit, where patients face bizarre, life-altering afflictions and clinicians must deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease. £9.50, prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Sketch group The Jest are at the Camden Head with guests including Ben Pope, Emma Sidi, Giraffe and Kitten Killers. £5/£4, just turn up, 7.30pm

SHAMBLES: The Shambles Comedy Night is back at Aces and Eights in Tufnell Park. Performers include Spencer Jones and Candi Gigi Markham, MC'd by Matthew Crosby. £6.95, prebook, 7.30pm

TONGUE FU:  Spoken word night Tongue Fu is at Rich Mix with a mix of poetry, storytelling and comedy, and improvised accompaniment from The Tongue Fu Band. Performers include comic Phil Kay and poet Vanessa Kisuule. £8/£6, prebook, 8pm

ADVENTURE FILMS: The national Adventure Film Festival comes to Genesis Cinema in Mile End. See a series of short films (between four minutes and 38 minutes in length) £8.50/£7.50, prebook, 9pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street, City Temple on Holborn Viaduct 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

Sign up now for the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run, taking place on Sunday 1 February. The 10km Central London route goes through snow zones and a Swiss Winter wonderland, and polar bear hugs will be offered at the finish line. Find out more or sign up.

From The Archive

Back in November 2013, we took a look at the secret history of the London brick.