Things To Do In London: Monday 8 September 2014

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Cardinal Burns perform at Soho Theatre.

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, Sainsbury’s in Sydenham, Walthamstow Assembly Hall and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.

DESIGN MUSEUMJohn Lewis: How We Live Today at Design Museum kicks off. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of London’s famous department store, the museum dedicates a pop-up exhibition to John Lewis. £12.40/£9.30, until 21 September

CARDINAL BURNS: British Comedy Award winners and BAFTA nominees Cardinal Burns are onstage at the Soho Theatre for two weeks. Many of the shows are already sold out so we suggest you book quickly. £17.50/£15, prebook, 7.30pm every day until 20 September 

TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL: The largest fleet of Tall Ships to visit London in 25 years brings with it opportunities to board the Tall Ships moored along Greenwich waterfront, fireworks displays, free cultural performances, music, and a crew parade and festival procession. Free to watch, until 9 September 

LET’S DANCE: Head to Drink Shop & Do in King’s Cross and learn the choreography of Beyonce’s hit Run The World (Girls). Bring your comfy clothes and prepare yourself for the dance floor. £10, prebook, 6-8pm and 8.30-10.30pm

WATCH CRICKETThe Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in Moorgate hosts an afternoon of cricket in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust. Everyone is welcome: there will be an afternoon tea break and by buying tickets you get the chance to have dinner with the cricketers. £200-£10, prebook, 2pm-6.30pm

BRITISH LIBRARYAlan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian, shares his views on freedom of the press at the British Library. The talk examines his career at the newspaper and his media battles fought over the years. £8/£6, prebook, 6.30pm

ALLSORTZ: The open mic night returns to Rich Mix in Shoreditch, with spoken word artists, rappers, singers, comedians and more. Free, Tweet @Allsortz1 to gain entry, 7pm

MUSIC NIGHT: Head to the Social in Piccadilly and enjoy a free evening of music. On stage, Like Swimming and Lauren Shera showcase their new albums. Free, just turn up, from 7pm

POLARI: Southbank Centre’s LBGT literary salon, Polari, hosts author Joanna Briscoe talking about her latest novel, Touched. Briscoe is joined by writers including Carole Morin, Trudy Howson, Collin Kelley and Juliet Jacques. The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize 2014 is also announced tonight. £5+bf, prebook7.45pm 

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Good Cause of the Day

Tonight, the Comedy Store in Piccadilly presents Laugh Till It Hurts, a comedy gig in aid of Mind. The line up includes Gordon Southern (MC) Stewart Francis, Barry Cryer, Katherine Ryan, Jason John Whitehead, John Moloney, Ray Peacock, Marlon Davis and Jeff Innocent. £13+bf, prebook, 8pm

From the Archive

From our series Dining Beyond Zone 1, on this day last year we suggested Frizzante at Hackney City Farm. Still worth a visit, we reckon.

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7 September 2014 | 6:00 pm – Source: londonist.com

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