Things To Do In London: Monday 2 February 2015

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Have a go at Cross Stitch at Drink, Shop & Do


ENTERPRISE WEEK: Wandsworth Enterprise Week is on until Saturday with various events to help those who want to set up their own business. Today, there's a day-long Start Up Wandsworth Business Event. See the full list of events, including social media workshops and a youth enterprise day. Free, prebook, 2-7 February

NATIONAL THEATRE: Dame Joan Plowright is the subject of today’s National Theatre Platform. She talks to director Richard Digby Day about her acting career, from her rise to stardom in London and on Broadway, to the National Theatre, established by her husband Laurence Olivier. £4/£3, prebook, 2.30pm

CHORAL CONCERT: Barnardo’s presents an evening of choral music, the inaugural Young Supporter's Concert, at Barbican. Expect songs from Disney’s Frozen, and interpretations of hits from Queen and the Jackson 5. Various prices, prebook, 6.30pm

CROSS STITCH: Bring your cross stitch along and relax with other crafters at Drink, Shop & Do. Experts are on hand to help out and provide inspiration. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm. Also at Drink, Shop & Do is a chance to make inappropriate Valentine’s Day cards. Free with a drink, just turn up, from 7pm

ECONOMICS BOOK: Professor of Economics Barry Eichengreen talks about his book, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses — and Misuses — of History. OK, so it's not the catchiest title, but it covers some pretty big stuff, like the avoidance of a third great financial crisis. At Kings Place. £9.50, prebook, 7pm

CAUGHT BY THE RIVER: There's an event at The Social on Little Portland Street focusing on the River Thames. Londonist friend Tom Bolton is in conversation with Ian Rawes of the London Sound Survey, plus a poetry reading and film screenings. £5, prebook, 7pm-11pm

MUSH AND ME: Head to JW3 Jewish Centre in Finchley for a performance of Mush and Me, a play about a Jew and a Muslim falling in love. £6-£12, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Mark 10 years since the death of Malcolm Hardee with this packed night at Up The Creek in Greenwich, featuring spots by Terry Alderton, The Widow, Jayde Adams, Martin Soan and others. £10+fee, prebook, 8pm

CRICK CRACK CLUB: The performance storytelling evening is at Soho Theatre for grown-up fairy tales. Tonight's storyteller is Abbi Patrix, who has over 30 years experience. The evening is split into two halves: Trolls, and The Companion. Intriguing... £9/£7, prebook, 8pm

BINGO: Every Monday at Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Big Bingo Night takes place. It's not ordinary bingo: entertainment-themed bingo rounds are interspersed with cabaret acts. £1 per round, just turn up, 8.30pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street, St Faith's Community Centre in Dulwich and East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

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Good Cause of the Day

Last year, we abseiled down The Orbit in the Olympic Park. If you fancy a go now that we've shown you how it's done, Scope is looking for volunteers to have a go and raise sponsorship money. It's not that bad, we promise! Find out more and sign up here.

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