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©Elisabeth Blanchet: A prefab at night on the Excalibur Estate
PREFABS: Elisabeth Blanchet spent over 11 years documenting post-war prefabricated homes in the UK and Prefabs – Palaces For The People is a multimedia exhibition including photographs, interviews, short films and stories at Photofusion Gallery. Free, just turn up, until 2 August
POP-UP BOOKSTORE: The Friday-only Emma Press pop up bookstore is still at Lower Marsh Market, but not for long – last appearance is 5 July.
DANCING CITY: Catch a lunchtime nugget of dance with Greenwich and Docklands International Festival’s annual outdoor dance extravaganza. Today is a rare outdoor performance from the Russian ballet Raymonda, performed by the English National Ballet. Free, just turn up (see website for location), 12pm and 1.30pm
SUMMER MUSIC: A series of Friday lunchtime summer concerts at St Andrew by the Wardrobe church continues with the violin soloists of internationally-acclaimed Belmont Ensemble of London playing Telemann. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm
CLOCKS: Join Wallace Collection’s team of conservators for a special walking tour of the collection where you can see them open many of their historic clocks and wind the mechanisms. Free, just turn up (limited spaces so first come first served). 1-2pm
SINGING THE CHANGES: A pop-up exhibition charting the last 30 years of LGBT civil rights is told through the voices of Europe’s longest-running LGBT choir, the Pink Singers. Free, just turn up, 6-9pm
MUSEUM LATES: Unwind after work with a spot of culture at the V&A (where Dalston creatives take over), British Museum, National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events
HENNING MANKELL: Henning Mankell talks to Mark Lawson about his new novel, A Treacherous Paradise, at the London Review Bookshop. £7, prebook, 7pm
WRITING REVOLUTION: Mohamed Mesrati and Malek Sghiri are at Rich Mix talking about Writing Revolution, a collection of new writing born out of the Arab Spring. Free, just turn up, 7pm
ONE MAN PLAY: John Constable, poet, playwright and magical practitioner performs his one-man play, SPARE, tonight at Treadwell’s Bookshop. SPARE is a ‘paranormal comedy’ based on London artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare and only a few tickets remain, so be quick. £10, prebook, 7.15pm
ROLLER SKATE: The Friday Night skate starts at Wellington Arch. Anyone who feels competent on skates is welcome to join. Free, just turn up, 8pm
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Good Causes of the Day
Three good causes this Sunday 30 June:
Join the Cake and Art fete today in aid of Walthamstow’s Eat or Heat food bank. Eat or Heat is a non-profit, volunteer-run food bank currently feeding around 30 individuals and families weekly. The Cake and Art fete features delicious cakes made by local residents, art works donated by local artists for sale, face painting, massage and music. All profits go towards feeding people in need. Free, just turn up, 1-5pm
Take part in Walk for Whales, an annual five mile sponsored walk from Old Palace Yard in Westminster, with Whale and Dolphin Conservation and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. The money raised from the walk will go towards enforcing the worldwide whaling ban, and walk participants can also enjoy a free visit to the London Aquarium after the event. Free, register beforehand, 12pm
Sunday 30 June is the final day you can sign up to take part in Westminster Charity Splash. Choose your charity, choose your team of up to 10, and together attempt to complete 100 lengths of the 30.5 meter Marshall Street Leisure Centre swimming pool to raise money on Sunday 3 November. £25 per team or £5 for an individual, register online.
London Connection Puzzle
DONALD, TERRY, RICHARD were your first three clues this week. The final name is NORMAN. What’s the London connection and, for maximum kudos, where are we standing?
London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
Today’s guest forecast comes from a Mr H Amlet of Elsinore, Denmark. He tells us, in an irritable, shaky hand:
“This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire,—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. Also, it’ll piss it down come hometime, so make sure you’ve got a brolly.”
Until Monday, have a good weekend. Now avaunt, and quit my sight.