Free And Cheap London Events: 7-13 November 2016

All week

I Love This Motherf***er at Lights of Soho

CARIBBEAN’S GREAT WAR: Thousands of young men from the Caribbean volunteered to fight in the first world war. See photos of the soldiers and read names of the fallen at the Museum of London Docklands. Free, just turn up, until 13 November

LIGHT-ART MIRRORS: Ever seen yourself in a 1930s funfair mirror? What about in an army tank’s mirror? Graeme Messer’s hall of mirrors at Lights of Soho explores the difference between our real and idealised selves through humour, light and a lot of mirrors. Free, just turn up, until 26 November

SHOPLIFTING EXHIBITION: Felt artist Lucy Sparrow is back. Take a comical look at the UK’s most shoplifted items in Shoplifting, her new exhibition at Lawrence Alkin Gallery in Soho. Free, just turn up, until 26 November

BIOMEDICAL IMAGING: Head to the new Francis Crick Institute’s first ever exhibition and explore the world of biomedical imaging through 12 images. Free, just turn up, 2 November 2016-4 February 2017 (note it’s closed on 9 November and 7 December)

Monday 7 November

MORE THAN PAPER: From the fabric covers for Torah scrolls to the silk escape maps of Berlin, British Library’s resident textile conservator Liz Rose discusses the beauty of variety and textiles in a lunchtime lecture. £5, book in advance, 12.30pm

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Kids’ author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is known for breaking taboos and even has a museum dedicated to him and his art in France. Hear from the man himself at Waterstones Piccadilly. £5, book in advance, 7pm

Tuesday 8 November

The Old Palaces Tour at Somerset House

SOMERSET HOUSE TOUR: Did you know Somerset House was once home to three queens? Find out about the history of the building on a free guided tour, and even visit the Strand Lane Baths. Free, book on the day, 12.45pm/2.15pm

ARCHIVE THIEF: Historian Zosa Szajkowski illegally snuck Jewish documents from Europe to the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. Professor Lisa Leff questions whether he acted heroically or whether he was simply stealing. Event takes place at Birkbeck, University of London. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm-8pm

Wednesday 9 November

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: What does the gut bacteria of orangutans mean for human health? Bring your packed lunch to Catie Williams’s talk at the Wellcome Collection and find out what primate health has to do with ours. Free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

WHITE CANNIBALISM: Latin American historian Professor Manuel Barcia explores the claim that atrocities committed by slave traders in the Caribbean were more barbaric and more common than originally thought. Lecture takes place at UCL. Free, book in advance, 5.30pm-7pm

LIVE ART PARTY: Paint Jam Salon is hosting workshops, live mural paintings, street art, DJ sets and more to celebrate its new home at Goldfinger Factory in the Trellick Tower, Westbourne Park. Free, book in advance, 7pm-11pm

Thursday 10 November

Where’s Jon Snow?

GAME OF THRONES: A gallery is coming! From mosaic to illustrations, chainmail to graphic designs, see a range of Game of Thrones-inspired artwork at 135 Bethnal Green Road. Free, just turn up, until 13 November

KARL MARX: How practical are Marx’s ideas of history? Professor Gareth Stedman Jones discusses Marx, history and nature at LSE. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm

Friday 11 November

UNKNOWN SOLDIER: Pay your respects and commemorate the unknown soldier with a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. Free, just turn up, 11am

WINTER MARKET: Warm your cockles with mulled wine and fill your bag (or stocking) with festive goods as you stroll through wooden chalets brimming with Christmas foods and crafts at Southbank Centre. Free, just turn up, until 8 January 2017

Saturday 12 November

LORD MAYOR’S SHOW: A river pageant, procession and fireworks are all part of the annual Lord Mayor’s Show, taking place in the City and beyond. Check out our guide here for what’s on when and where to see it. Free, just turn up, from 9am

DULWICH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Head to St. Barnabas Church Hall in Dulwich Village to fulfil all your Christmas shopping needs. Pick from knitted cushions, homemade jams, woodwork crafts and much more. Free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

Alan Yarrow, Lord Mayor Elect, with the outgoing Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf in 2014.

Sunday 13 November

KOREAN FILM WEEK: Inspired by B-rate movies? They convinced the protagonist of 2004 Korean horror flick Save the Green Planet that aliens live among us. See a screening of the thriller at Korean Cultural Centre UK on the Strand. Free, book in advance, 7pm-9pm

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