Things To Do In London: Wednesday 16 July 2014

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Enjoy an evening of fitness and 80s music at

Enjoy an evening of fitness and 80s music in Hackney. Details below


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall and Asda in Old Kent Road. See site for terms and conditions

TATE MODERN: It’s been around 25 years since we had a major retrospective dedicated to radical Russian artist Kazimir Malevich so Tate Modern has announced a ground-breaking new exhibition. A programme of talks and lectures will be connected to it. £14.50/£12.50, prebook, until 26 October

BLACK GOLD: Michael Holland, Chelsea Physic Garden’s Head of Education, leads a workshop about how to make compost. Listen to his suggestions on how to produce the ‘black gold’ by yourself and make your garden shine. £30, prebook, 10am-1pm

OPEN AIR THEATRE: See Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed outdoor at the Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington. The performance runs until 27 July. £12/£10+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

GUIDED WALK: Listen to stories from the Great War and the West End’s home front on this guided tour starting from Leicester Square tube station. £10/£7.50, prebook, 2pm

BRITISH LIBRARY: Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga leads a panel discussion about forgotten soldiers of the Great War at the British Library, joined by distinguished historians. £8/£6, prebook, 6.30pm

PUNK TOUR: Explore the areas of Chelsea and Soho, walk the streets that saw the birth of British Punk. Your guide introduces you to the clubs and the streets from where the punk music culture spread — meeting point is Tottenham Court Road tube station. £7, prebook, 6.30pm 

COMMUNITY OPERA: Rossini’s The Adventures of Count Ory is brought on stage tonight at Blackheath Halls, performed in a new translated version by David Parry. £17/£15, prebook, 7pm

SUPPER CLUB: The Jam Tree restaurant in Clapham hosts a two-day Andalusian Supper Club, with menu designed by Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker. Tickets include themed food and cocktails, the event happens today and tomorrow. £35, prebook by email, 7pm 

VOGA: Dust off those 80s glad rags for this evening fusion of yoga and vogueing. Retaining the physical benefits of yoga but set to an 80s live soundtrack, you’ll be guided through a series of striking poses that leave you hyped and happy and oh-so chic. The event takes place at Netil House 360 in Hackney. £15, prebook, 7.30pm 

NERD NITE: The Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch hosts Nerd Nite, a bi-monthly event where three speakers give fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines. Tonight you can listen to stories about JG Ballard, East African animals and Christianity. £5.50, prebook, 7.30pm

SILENT CINEMA: Are you a silent cinema fan? Then you should head to Wilton’s Music Hall close to Tower Bridge for an evening celebrating some early cinema’s famous silent comic actors. More than screenings there will be live, period specific music performed by some young musicians. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Stand-up comedians Alex Edelman and Alfie Brown perform tonight at the Bird of Smithfield, before heading to Edinburgh. £8+bf, prebook, 8pm

#ASKBORIS: Send your questions to the Mayor on Twitter using the hashtag #AskBoris and he’ll answer (some of) them from 12.30pm.

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Good Cause of the Day

On Sunday 20 July, you can take part in this 2.25 mile river swim starting at the iconic Hampton Court Palace. The registration fee provides you with an event swim cap, a Speedo Swim Series medal, a Rainbow Trust t-shirt and full support leading up to and on the big day. Money raised will support Rainbow Trust children’s charity. £36, register by email

From the Archive

Seeking a nice place for… a date? Well, on this day last year we did a round-up of outdoor places ideal for dating. And if you’re single, you can always go there for a nice walk by yourself.

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