Things To Do In London Today: Monday 19 May 2014

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The Flesh is Mine

The Flesh is Mine is on stage at Testbed1 till 25 May. Details under

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BLOOD: Today’s alternatives to donate blood are at Brewers Hall and Sainsbury’s in Sydenham. See website for phrases and circumstances

PALESTINE: Rich Mix cultural area in Shoreditch hosts an exhibition targeted on social and historic themes, The World is With Us. This is a floor-breaking analysis and exhibition challenge bringing collectively Palestinian, Arab, and worldwide movie and poster artwork from the period of the Palestinian revolution, 1968-1980. Free, till 15 June

POP-UP FESTIVAL: The Flesh is Mine is a transforming of Homer’s Iliad set within the Middle East by Brian Woolland. Alongside the play, there will probably be a pop-up pageant together with movie screenings, meals stalls and a gallery. £10/£15, prebook, till 25 May 

PUB SCIENCE: Spend a night within the pub and study some science at Pint of Science Festival, from at this time. Tickets for a lot of periods have already bought out, so e-book now for talks about earthquakes, blood, local weather change and extra, at numerous pubs. From £P, prebook, till 21 May 

GUIDED WALKS: Footprints of London has two guided walks immediately. Learn extra about Royal Connections on the town — assembly level is (£10/£S.50, prebook, 11am), or uncover Spitafields in the Evening: Huguenots and Vintage Clothes (£10/£S.50, prebook, S.30pm)

BOOK TOUR: The London Library is the most important unbiased lending library on the town. It organises free guided excursions on Monday evenings. Visit the historic literary oasis within the metropolis centre, simply . Free, prebook by email necessarilyH.45pm 

PRAYER: Dr Isabel Davis, Revd Dr Jessica Martin and Dr Nicola Bown talk about representations of prayer in literature and artwork within the Middle Ages, the seventeenth century and the Victorian interval. The occasion is a part of Birkbeck University Arts Week. Free, prebook, 6pm

SHERRY: Enjoy a sherry tasting class at Rosita & The Sherry Bar in Clapham. Tastings are taught by sherry suppliers and embrace an introduction to the drink and its origins, the tasting of 4 totally different sherries shall be paired with a small tapa. £20+bf, prebook, 7pm

FILM QUIZ: Do you already know your Bill Pullman out of your Bill Paxton? The Soundtracks film quiz returns to The Monarch in Camden for a night of film trivia. £P per individual, prebook on, S.45pm

STORYTELLING: Listen to weird, dreamlike, chilling and pink-blooded folktales as a part of The Master Thief Storytelling at Soho Theatre. Famous storyteller Daniel Morden can be on stage. £N/£S, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: The Lion pub in Stoke Newington hosts a night of free character and various comedy night time that includes Henry von Stifle’s Intellectual Cabaret. Free, simply flip up, 8pm

Find extra London occasions in our Free & Cheap events listings.

Good Cause of the Day

The Book Club in Leonard Street hosts Titter With, a fundraising night of comedy, occurring on Wednesday 21 May. The line-up consists of Aisling Bea (MC), Bridget Christie, Luisa Omielan, Rachel Parris, Lou Sanders, Ellie White and That Pair. £H/£10, prebook, 7pm

London Connection Puzzle

Congratulations to Thomas Barrett, who was the primary of a number of individuals to guess final week’s answer from simply the primary two clues. Putney Heath, Battersea Park, Tothill Fields and Pickering place have been all places of necessary duels. Respectively, George Canning vs Lord Castlereagh on Putney Heath; Duke of Wellington vs Lord Winchelsea in Battersea Fields; Tothill Fields (Pimlico) was the location of many duels together with the primary with pistol (1711), which concerned Colonel Richard Thornhill and Sir Cholmley Deering; and Pickering Place, off St James’s Street, is claimed to have witnessed the final public duel in London. A new puzzle, set by winner Thomas Barrett, begins tomorrow.

From the Archive

On this present day final yr we shared the picture of a woman strolling through a greeny graveyard. Could you identify which one she’s strolling throughout?

Tomb It May Concern

Sticking with the grave theme, we’ve determined to make burial grounds the inspiration for this week’s image puzzles. First up, the place is that this remoted monument? Which well-known typesetter, whose household of fonts are nonetheless used at the moment, is amongst these commemorated on it? If you assume you recognize, depart a touch upon the article (these studying this by way of the e-mail can discover S:00 am – Source:

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