Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 21 May 2014

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Bridget Christie at The Book Club is our Good Cause of the Day

Bridget Christie at The Book Club is our Good Cause of the Day

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BLOOD: Today’s alternatives to donate blood are at St Olave Parish Church in Fenchurch Street, Sainsbury’s in Sydenham, HSBC Sport and Leisure Centre in Beckenham and Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden and St Pauls Centre in Enfield. See website for phrases and circumstances

SPOON HAMMERING: Learn a brand new talent at Clerkenwell Design Week with workshops to show you copper disk engraving, or tips on how to customized-make a spoon, beneath the steerage of aspiring and present goldsmiths from the Goldsmiths’ Centre.  Free, prebook, 10am-5pm

SUFFRAGETTE CENTENARY: Today marks the centenary of the immortal picture of Mrs Pankhurst being bundled away by Chief Inspector Rolfe at Buckingham Palace. To mark the event, do this World War One Walking Tour. £10/£12, prebook, 2pm

FREE WALK: Join a free guided walk to discover Mayfair. The stroll lasts forty five minutes, assembly level is Green Park tube at Stratton Street exit. Free, prebook, 2pm

CITY WORKERS EXHIBITION: Niki Gorick talks about her new photographic exhibition, Workers who Keep the City Moving. Tina Baxter, a City of London Guide, will even speak concerning the pictures from a private viewpoint. Takes place at Guildhall Library. Free, prebook, 2pm

BETHNAL GREEN DISASTER: The University of East London in Stratford has a chat and pop-up exhibition concerning the Bethnal Green tube staircase disaster in World War Two. Free, prebook, S.30pm

SUPPERCLUB: Funthyme Supperclub involves Spitalfields City Farm with a 3-course meal produced from seasonal produce, together with a farm-foraged salad. Food might be served both outdoors, or in a yurt, climate dependent. £35, prebook, 7pm

QUANTUM PHYSICS: Pub-Sci‘s month-to-month assembly takes place on the Old King’s Head on Borough High Street, and this month’s visitor audio system are Radmila Topalovic and Edward Bloomer from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. They talk about quantum physics in an accessible method, made all the better to know by a few beers. Free (donations welcome), simply flip up, 7pm

TECH DATING: Single? Aged 24-36? Head to Old Street for Technically Single, a courting night time aimed toward those that work for a tech begin up, digital company or who do appy issues. £H, prebook, 7pm

SALON-STYLE THEATRE: The Pleasance Theatre in Islington hosts a salon-fashion night time of theatre, with rehearsed readings of two new performs, adopted by viewers V&A periods for suggestions. A V&A with particular visitor John Yorke, ex Controller of BBC Drama, and reside music from digital duo Moonrags, are additionally on the invoice. £H/£S, prebook, S.30pm

BE THE FIRST: A new double theatre present launches right now at Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, that includes David Marnet’s 1974 play Squirrels, adopted by The After-Dinner Joke, by which 5 actors play over forty characters. From £S, prebook, S.45pm

PUB DISCUSSION: The Islington Archaeology & History Society hosts James Watson of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) for a dialogue concerning the demise of British pubs. Free/£M, simply flip up, 8pm

COMEDY: Head to The Blacksmith And The Toffeemaker on St John Street for a free comedy night with Lou Sanders, Adam Hess, Annie McGrath and a number of other different comedians. Free, simply flip up, 8pm

MORE COMEDY: Big Wednesday Comedy Club takes place at Charterhouse Bar in Smithfield, with MC Dan Green, and starring Celia Pacquola. £S, prebook, 8pm 

SEDUCTIVE BURLESQUE: The Soho Burlesque Club on the Hippodrome Casino stars Miss Polly Rae, who invitations the viewers into her boudoir on this seductive present. £H-£15, prebook, H.30pm

SPY FILM SCREENING: Terracotta Film Club heads to Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square for a screening of For Y’ur Height Only. The movie has two-foot-9 actor Weng Weng starring as a spy with martial arts expertise. £H/£S.50, prebook, 9pm

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Good Cause of the Day

Head to The Book Club in Shoreditch tonight for a comedy occasion which sees ladies standing up for ladies. Female comedians similar to Holly Walsh (Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks) and Bridget Christie (Winner of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2013) carry out stand-up comedy. All proceeds for the occasion go to Refuge, which helps ladies who’re struggling home abuse. Tickets are £H prematurely, from here, or £10 on the door.

London Connection Puzzle

Your first clue was LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS. Your second is KENNINGTON COMMON. What’s the precise London connection (aside from that they’re each open areas)? If you assume you’ve gotten it, e-mail matt@londonist.com. Third clue tomorrow.

From the Archive

From brief tales to pictures, there’s a plethora of books concerning the river. In May final yr, we managed to whittle them right down to The Best Books About The Thames. Learn tips on how to circumnavigate north London by boat and discover out the place the inspiration for Toad Hall got here from in these Thames tomes.

Tomb It May Concern

All our image puzzles this week have a grave theme. Today, we’re standing in entrance of a powerful previous memorial. But to whom is it devoted, and the place can you discover it? (We’ve digitally blackened the dedication — it doesn’t actually seem like S:00 am – Source: londonist.com
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