Free & Cheap London Events: 19-25 May 2014

Interesting and weird issues to do for a fiver or much less this week. For extra freed from cost London occasions, see our Free & Cheap web page.

Anatolian Culture Festival

Anatolian Culture Festival takes place in Clissold Park, 23-26 May. Details under

All Week

Check the week forward with our guides to market & shopping eventsart exhibitions and theatre events round city. Plenty of free ones, too.

WILDLIFE ART: Are you a nature lover, dreaming of escaping into the wild? Then discover your nook of heaven in considered one of these free exhibitions about nature and wildlife. They happen in several venues throughout London. Free, till July at newest

THEATRE: Incoming Festival at New Diorama Theatre has at the least two totally different exhibits each day this week, and all tickets are £H. For info and to e-book, click hereUntil July

JOHN LEWIS GARDEN: Visit the rooftop garden of John Lewis’ flagship retailer in Oxford Street, which celebrates its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. The common division retailer hosts a particular exhibition as nicely. Free, till 21 June

FREE FILM FESTIVAL: A wealthy programme of free movies in uncommon venues characterises the Herne Hill Free Film Festival. No have to pre-ebook in a lot of the venues. Free, till 31 May

COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: Expect historical past, household enjoyable and even health on the Hither Green Festival, which animates the entire space for this complete week. Most of the occasions are free or very low cost, tickets must be collected at particular venues. Until 25 May 

ART FESTIVAL: Birkbeck University presents its seventh version of Arts Week. The programme consists of lectures, readings, movie screenings, taster programs, performances and panel discussions, all that includes Birkbeck college students and researchers. Free, prebook every occasion on web site, till 23 May

Monday 19 May

PUB SCIENCE: Spend a night within the pub and study some science at Pint of Science Festival, from immediately. Tickets for some periods have already bought out, so guide now for talks about earthquakes, blood, local weather change and extra, at numerous pubs. From £P, prebook, till 21 May 

LAST CHANCE: Today is your final probability to catch the Sounds From The Park exhibition at Bishopsgate Institute, which shows a set of photographs from Speaker’s Corner. Free, simply flip up, 9am-H.30pm

KING LEAR: Film and stage director Sam Mendes is on the National Theatre speaking to Mark Leipacher about his manufacturing of King Lear. £A/£O, prebook, H.30pm

AMERICAN POLITICS: The British Library hosts a chat by Professor Tony Badger about the way forward for American Politics. Free, prebook, S.15pm

MATHS: Does studying maths change the best way we expect? This is the subject up for dialogue tonight at The Royal Society, led by Dr Matthew Inglis. Free, simply flip up, S.30pm

PALESTINE: Head to Rich Mix for a brand new international film and poster exhibition from the Palestinian Revolution, with over 20 hours of movie footage. The exhibition runs till June however the opening occasion takes place tonight. Free, simply flip up, S.30pm

LIVE MUSIC: Half Loon and the Tangerines play a free gig at The Social in Little Portland Street. Free, simply flipWATERSTONE%27S%20HAMPSTEAD&sFilter=1″>Waterstones Hampstead hosts a night with political commentator David Goodhart, writer of The British Dream, within the run-as much as the European elections. £HWATERSTONE%27S%20PICCADILLY&sFilter=1″>Waterstones Piccadilly to speak about his new e-book, Zeppelin Nights, exploring the consequences of the First World War on London, in each the brief and long run. Free, prebook, 7pm

Tuesday 20 May

FEELINGS: King’s College philosophy department has its annual Mark Sainsbury lecture, by which Michael Tye discusses definitions of what it means to have emotions. Free, prebook, 6pm

PHYSICS HISTORY: Jon Butterworth, a number oneWATERSTONE%27S%20GOWER%20STREET&sFilter=1″>Waterstones Gower Street to speak about his new ebook, Smashing Physics, masking the previous 20 years of physics analysis. £H/£A, prebook, S.30pm

BEER AND CULTURE: Beer Here heads to Camden to find out how tech, cash, energy and design are shaping social change at present. Listen to stay music, play ping pong and drink beer. £A/£H, prebook, S.30pm

SAVE SMITHFIELD: The marketing campaign to Save Smithfield Market holds a dialogue about the way forward for the historic market buildings. Free, prebook, S.30pm

FREE OPERA: Head to Trafalgar Square for a free screening of the Royal Opera House‘s efficiency of La Traviata. Free, simply flip up, S.30pm

FILM QUIZ: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat at Hackney Attic is a two-hour movie quiz projected on an enormous display. £A, prebook, S.30pm

SUBURBAN POETRY: Enjoy a night of poetry devoted to the suburbs, particularly Hampstead, at Keats House, with readings and performances. Free, prebook7pm

OPEN MIC: Poetry Unplugged is an open mic night time on the Poetry Cafe. £H/£A, simply flip up, S.30pm

FILM SCREENINGS: Short Sighted Cinema is at Ritzy Brixton for a night of brief movies with a theme of ‘Commuter’. £A/£A, prebook, S.30pm

Wednesday 21 May

NATURE EXHIBITION: The Grant Museum of Zoology has a brand new exhibition beginning at this time. Subnature explores the relationships between nature and its illustration, with paintings created from regenerating fish bone into modern phantom creatures. Free, simply flip up, till 19 July

WAR STORY: Well-recognized writerWATERSTONE%27S%20PICCADILLY&sFilter=1″>Waterstones Piccadilly about his new e-book, The Trigger, concerning the murderer who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand to set off the First World War. £H/£A, prebook, S.30pm

AUSTERITY: Richard Seymour, writer of Against Austerity, talks at Housmans bookshop concerning the financial restoration. £A, prebook, 7pm

NEW NOVELS: Charlotte Mendelson and Sathnam Sanghera talk about their newest novels at Keats House, courtesy of Daunt Books. £H, prebook, 7pm

SCIENCE STORIES: The Story Sessions runs its first night in its new location, The Cafe Of Good Hope in Hither Green. Go alongside to listen to tales about science, from headliners and rising acts. £A, simply flip up, 7pm

SPANISH WAR: Local writerWATERSTONE%27S%20HAMPSTEAD&sFilter=1″>Waterstones Hampstead to speak about his new novel Dora Versus Picasso, set within the Spanish Civil War. £H, prebook, 7pm

FREE FITNESS CLASS: Barrecore is a brand new sort of health work out, and the primary 10 individuals to register here can attend a category in Cavendish Square. Free, prebook, 7pm

BRASS BAND: London-based mostly Balkan brass band The Trans-Siberian March Band returns to Rich Mix. Free, simply flip up, S.30pm

FREE FILM: Kennington Bioscope has a free screening of Enchantment (1921), with a reside piano improvisation by John Sweeney and Cyrus Gabrysch, resident pianists on the BFI South Bank. Free, prebook, S.30pm

TALL TALESNatural Born Storytellers at Camden Head is a night of storytelling from each skilled performers and members of the viewers. This month’s theme is True Tall Tales. Free (donations welcome), simply flip up, H.15pm

SCIENCE IN A PUB: Mingle with scientists and researchers…in a pub. Today Radmila Topalovic & Edward Bloomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich give a speak about basic relativity and quantum mechanics, at the Old King’s Head in Borough, as a part of PubSci. Free, simply flip up, 7pm

Thursday 22 May

ART UNDERGROUND: The Vaults Gallery in Waterloo opens its new exhibition The Museum House of Death. Experience an out-of-the-odd exhibition in a singular underground venue. Tonight is the personal view, which features a particular reside efficiency from S.30pm. Free, till 21 June

LUNCH BREAK: Learn concerning the history and treasures of Guildhall Library, be a part of professional librarians and tour one of the crucial historic constructing on the town. Free, prebook, 2pm

BOOK & ART: The Royal College of Art celebrates its Science & Fiction Photography Programme with a one-off occasion at Work Gallery. The occasion features a one-night-only exhibition showcasing works by worldwide artists. Free, prebook by email, 6pm

GRANT MUSEUM: Enjoy a enjoyable night time of exploration on the Grant Museum. The night is all concerning the animal species you’d wish to see go wild within the UK, with an open debate adopted by a personal view of the museum. Free, simply flip up, 7pm

ALGERIA: The Mosaic Rooms gallery hosts the panel dialogue Perspectives on Algeria. Led by subject specialists, the dialogue focuses on Algeria at present, wanting again on the nation’s historical past and social improvement. Free, prebook by email, 7pm 

MUSIC NIGHT: The basement of The Book Club in Leonard Street turns right into a dance flooring for a night of music and enjoyable. Enjoy deep home, home and electro music. Free earlier than 10pm/£H after 10pmsimply flip up, 8pm-2am

Friday 23 May 

ANATOLIA: Anatolian Cultural Festival takes place in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, and runs for a number of days. This free entrance pageant consists of live performances corresponding to shadow puppet exhibits, an ottoman marching band live performance and oil wrestling. Free, simply flip up, till 26 May

STREET DISCOVERY: Explore London streets and uncover secrets and techniques of the town with Big Street Wisdom: after subscribing to the occasion, you’ll be informed the precise location of your begin level. Then, a road chief will information you to find a specific space. Free, prebook, 10am-1pm

GUIDED WALK: CoolTan Arts presents the themed stroll War in Walworth, assembly level is Newington Library. Free, simply flip up, 12.30pm-A.30pm

CINEMA HISTORY: The British Library hosts a chat concerning the 1914 movie In The Land of the Head Hunters, ‘the primary ever movie to function a completely indigenous forged’. Marking the centenary of the movie’s launch, there shall be a screening of the restored movie, led by skilled researches. £H/£A, prebook, 6pm

TALK: Join the UCL Student Engagers for an night exploring aspects of movement in its numerous expressions, inside UCL’s gallery and museum areas. The speak ends with dialogue and free drinks. Free, prebook, S.30pm

COMEDY: See comedians Lou Sanders and Rachel Stubbings performing on the Camden Head pub. £A, simply flip up, S.30pm

Saturday 24 May

CULTURE FESTIVALWandsworth Heritage Festival kicks off in the present day with a rich programme of free events, bringing again to life the historical past of the borough. Expect guided walks, talks, household actions and so forth. Check website for events and pricestill H June 

LOVE THE TREES: London Tree Week celebrates all of the woodlands and inexperienced areas on the town. Expect guided walks and cycle excursions, wanders within the woodland and even pop-up forests on the town. Check website for events and prices, till 31 May 

FOOD FESTIVALThe Morden Hall Park Food Festival has artisan meals merchants, cookery demonstrations, youngsters’s workshops and talks. Free, prebook, till 26 May

GARDEN PARTYThe Charles Holden pub in Colliers Wood opens its backyard for the summer time and celebrates the occasion with special live entertainment throughout the entire financial institution vacation weekend. Expect barbecue treats, merchandise from the pub allotment, household enjoyable and even charity raffle. Free, simply flip up, till 26 May

FAMILY FUN: Enjoy a weekend of family activities on board the HMS Belfast, to mark the seventieth anniversary of A-Day and the position of HMS Belfast in the course of the historic occasion. There will probably be free household workshops: making medals and tattoo t-shirts. Free, simply flip up, 11am-4pm till tomorrow 

MORE FAMILY FUN: The Whitechapel Gallery has organised a family day related to its present exhibition about filmmaker, author and photographer Chris Marker. Use phrases, sounds and pictures to make your personal movie. Free, prebook, midday-4pm

Sunday 25 May

ART EXHIBITION: Graphic artist Kev Munday presents his first solo present at Artsdepot in North Finchley. With a background in graffiti, Kev’s work options quite a lot of mediums together with aerosol paint, laser etchings and digital illustration. Free, till 31 May 

CIRCUS EXTRAVAGANZA: Head to Proud in Camden for a night of circus themed entertainment, with acrobatics, hearth acts and reside music. £H/£A, simply flip up, 10pm

BEHIND THE SCENES: The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley has a Behind the Scenes tour, the place you’ll be capable of see how the cinema works. Tours final forty five minutes. £P, prebook by email, 11am-eleven.45am-12.30pm 

ZINE FAIR: Head to Rich Mix for DIY Cultures 2014,  a day-lengthy pageant of zines, artist books, comics, artist-run areas, talks, movies, animation, poetry, video artwork, exhibition, workshops. Free, simply flip up, 12pm

KEATS POETRY: Head to Keats House for a day of poetry and spoken phrase with an open mic, performances from the Keats House Poets. Free, prebook2pm

ROLLERSKATINGThe Sunday Stroll is a relaxed sluggish-paced skate open to all curler skaters and rollerbladers capable of cease, flip and management their velocity on hills. Meet at Serpentine Road in Hyde Park. Free, simply flip up, 2pm

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