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On Solid Ground photographic exhibition opens today at the Courtyard of St Martin in the Fields. Details below.
BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at the Emirates Stadium and Bishopsgate Institute. Free, see site for terms and conditions
PAINTED PARIS: A new summer exhibition at the Wallace Collection focuses on 19th century paintings of Paris. Free, just turn up, until 15 September
SOLID GROUND: International Rescue Committee UK sent seven award-winning photographers to seven communities across the globe and asked refugees of disaster what home means to them. On Solid Ground: building a picture of home tells the stories of those starting afresh, rebuilding homes and embracing new means of survival. At the Courtyard of St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Free, just turn up, until 31 July
OPEN CITY DOCS: Check out the brightest and best new documentaries from around the world, and meet their makers at Open City Docs Festival. Check website for full listings, until 23 June
COMMUNITY: The Space Between, a week long photographic exhibition to mark Refugee Week, is accompanied by a series of lunch-time talks by different female refugees who detail their particular experiences as refugees in the UK. Today Cynthia Masiyiwa, an award winning young community leader who fled her native Zimbabwe at 15 years old, discusses education, community work, and her experience as an asylum seeker. Free, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 1pm
POLISH LITERATURE: Litro Magazine, London’s leading short story mag, celebrates the publication of its Polish themed issue with an evening of readings, discussions and live music inspired by Polish literature, at St Pancras station. Free, just turn up, 6pm
CRIME: Crime writers Christina James, Laura Ellen Joyce and Matthew Pritchard read from and talk about their books at Waterstones Gower Street. £5/£3, prebook, 6.30pm
DLR FANS: Everyone’s favourite light railway of a docklands persuasion has its own meetup tonight. Or, rather, tweetup, for this event at The Parlour in Canada Square is for anyone who follows @DLRLondon or the Facebook page. The party includes free drinks for the first hour or so. Free, prebook, 6.30pm
COMING TO AMERICA: The 1988 comedy film is 25 years old, and you can join in the celebrations at Stratford Picturehouse with African drummers, dancers, stallholders, a film quiz and then a screening of the film itself. Free, just turn up, 7pm
DIY SCIENCE: Find out about garage biology, its historical relevance and what it is like to have a science lab in your basement, at Wellcome Collection. Free, prebook, 7pm
CAMPFIRE: Katrina Larkin, co-founder of the incredibly successful Big Chill Festival, talks at Campfire at ditto TV studios tonight about her journey. Free, RSVP online, 7pm
FUTURE DEATH: Dr John Troyer discusses the future of death at The Last Tuesday Society, and how new technologies will change how we deal with the dead. £7, prebook, 7pm
KARAUKE: If you fancy singing to the backing of a live ukelele band, then Karauke is for you. Just head to The Royal George on Goslett Yard, pick your song and do your thing. The ukelele band take care of themselves. Free, just turn up, 7pm
MUSIC: A summer season starts today at Brunel Museum’s Thames Tunnel Shaft, a concert hall hidden underground. Starting off the season tonight are the London Klezmer Quartet. £12/£10, prebook for cheaper tickets, 7.30pm
MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Mill Hill Music Festival features local groups and musicians, check listings for all performances but tonight Stewart Curtis’ K-Groove perform quirky compositions and Klezmer arrangements. £11, prebook, 7.30pm
SPOKEN WORD: Actual Jesse Armstrong of actual P