London On The Cheap: 13-19 May

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#lotc idea: read a book by a landmark like St Pauls by Tom Kulbowski via the Londonist Flickrpool

Helping you keep the books balanced this week:

Tonight: SELFS’ sisters are celebrated in a Fierce and Fearless Women talk at 8pm, upstairs at the Old Kings Head, 8pm, £2.50.

Friday: Pick carefully from the Museums at Night programme and make sure you dip into Tate Modern this weekend.

Saturday: Visit the annual Nunhead Cemetery Open Day and take a guided tour of this beautiful Magnificent Seven graveyard, send the kids on a bug hunt, get ‘em facepainted and listen to choirs and Dulwich Ukelele Orchestra in what’s left of the chapel. Free, 11am-5pm.

Sunday: Is Kent House Leisure Gardens Open Day the “best village show in South London”? Offering bee keeping, kids stuff, balalaika playing as well as flowers, herbs and seedlings, find out between 11am-3pm. £2, kids free. 91-93 Kent House Road, Sydenham, SE26.

Friends of Tooting Common hold their launch event with a nature walk at 11am and a history walk at 1.30pm.

It’s the last day of the Dulwich Festival so head down to Dulwich Park Fair between 12-6pm with falconry displays, farm animals, the fair, music and entertainment and of course lots of stalls.. Free.

Get your doublet, tights or corsets on and cut a caper with dancers in the Medieval gallery at Museum of London.

Monday: Rifle through the Comedy Bin for 15 stand up comedians trying new stuff at Carnivale, Aldgate East E1. 8pm, free.

Tuesday: Amnesty International UK show the oscar nominated film “Mugabe and the White African” telling the story of Michael Campbell, one of the few hundred white farmers left in Zimbabwe since Mugabe began his ‘Land Reform’ programme. 6.30pm, Human Rights Action Centre, followed by a Q&A session with director, Lucy Bailey.

Wednesday: Attend the talk “Dressing the Part: The theatrical costumes of Irving and other great Shakespearian actors” by Catherine Leonard. Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin’s Street, WC2H 7HP, 6-8pm, free.

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    Thanks for the heads up re Nunhead Cemetery. It’s a fabulous place, & includes an unexpected and very clear view of St Paul’s Cathedral from its highest point. Highlights of the Open Day itself were definitely the climb to the top of the Chapel and the tour of the crypt.