Things To Do In London: Tuesday 2 September 2014

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall, The Hop Exchange in Southwark Street, Cathedral Hall in Victoria and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions.

UNLIMITED: Southbank Centre celebrates the talent of disabled artists with Unlimited, a short-term arts festival. Expect art exhibitions, theatre and comedy from artists who are constantly breaking boundaries and challenging stereotypes. See website for full programmeuntil 7 September

CHARITY EXHIBITION: Menier Gallery hosts the charity exhibition After. An inspirational portrait photography exhibition organised by the Anthony Nolan charity to coincide with its 40th anniversary celebrations and Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The series by Stephen Pennells explores the journeys that 18 blood cancer patients faced after a bone marrow transplant. Free, until 6 September 

FREE DANCE: Join Katulavatanssit street dance event and experience a tradition with roots from Helsinki. The dance starts from the stairs in Trafalgar Square and the improvisational flow continues across London streets. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is required. Free, just turn up, from 5.30pm

BUSINESS TALKS: Ben & Jerry’s teams up with Ashoka and presents an evening of talks and debates about social entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in their communities. The event takes place at The Hb Westminster close to Piccadilly. Free, prebook, from 6pm

WWI TALK: Head to the London Transport Museum and listen to David Bownes, Assistant Director of Collections at the National Army Museum. He gives an insight about the uses of posters for propaganda during the First World War. £10/£8, prebook, 6.30pm

GUIDED WALK: This Trails of the City guided walk leads you through the dramatic first decade of Charles II’s reign, its great characters and nation-changing events. You visit the sites where it all happened: from Banqueting House to Burlington House, taking in Whitehall and the gorgeous St James’s Square. Meeting point is Westminster station, outside exit 4. £8/£6, just turn up, 6.30pm  

SOCIAL WRITING: Drinks, Thins & Inks takes place at The Proud Archivist tonight. Enjoy a fun evening with new people and express your creativity through social writing exercises. £10+bf, prebook, 6.30pm

THE BOOK CLUB: The multifunctional bar in Shoreditch hosts The Special Relationship, an evening of stories, poetry and films. Special guests are actress and writer Katy Wix, novelist Ben Fergusson and poet Philip Nanton. £5+bf, prebook, 7pm

SPEED LISTENING: It sounds like a speed dating for music lovers, happening at Shoreditch BOXPARK. What you need to do is: bring your fully charged music player, headphones — and stories — then you’ll meet new people to share your music with. £5+bf, prebook, 7pm

MUSIC NIGHT: The Social in Oxford Circus hosts The Fix music night. Acts from Tom the Lion, Mo Parker and Seafret. Free, just turn up, from 7pm 

OPEN MIC: There’s a poetry open mic at Poetry Cafe, hosted by Niall O’Sullivan. £5/£4, just turn up, 7.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day

First Story works in schools in deprived areas, with a writer-in-residence working with pupils over an academic year to produce creative writing. The kids get their confidence and literary juices flowing, and you can read the best of the London output in this anthology. They also run events, the next of which is a literary lunch with author Esther Freud at the Polish Club in Kensington on 16 September. Tickets cost £60 and can be booked via Eventbrite.

If you’d like to volunteer at First Story’s Young Writers’ Festival on 25 and 26 September, email anais.belaud@firststory.org.uk. The festival is in Oxford — find out more on the First Story website.

From the Archive

Today we’d like to share with you one of our past Sunday Seasoning, which was published on this day last year. It’s about tall ships on the river Thames during sunset.

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

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