Free & Cheap London Events: 3-9 February 2014

Interesting and unusual things to do for a fiver or less this week.

Be at Tate Britain until late on Friday.

Be at Tate Britain until late on Friday.

Monday 3 February

ARTY: London From The Rooftops 2014 is an exhibition at The Print Space in Hoxton. Photographer James Burns captures breathtaking London views from on high. Free, until 11 February

FROST FAIR: Free ice skating to celebrate London’s last recorded Frost Fair. That’s an event on its own, but there’s even more: market stalls, street games and live performances take place at the Frost Fair 200, Broadgate Ice Rink. Free, from 5pm

Tuesday 4 February

DIY LOVE CARD: Surprise your sweetheart, join in with Valentines Card Making at Drink, Shop & Do in King’s Cross. Glitter, glue and felt tips will be provided. You just have to add the creativity. Free, just turn up, 7pm

PUB QUIZ: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat is a film-themed pub quiz at the Assembly House in Kentish Town. We did it once. We came last. £4, just turn up, 7.30pm

Wednesday 5 February

LUNCH BREAK: If you’d like to do something different during your lunch break, you could take part in this 30 minute Creative Meditation stand alone session, at the Inner Space in Covent Garden. Free, prebook1pm

REMEMBERING BURROUGHS: On the 100th anniversary of the birth of writer and artist William Burroughs, Westminster Reference Library presents this commemorative walk led by William Redwood and Antony Clayton. Free, prebook by email, 6pm

POETRY & BOXING: Even if it sounds like a strange association, this talk aims to look at the world of boxing in a conceptual and meditative way. With performances by poets, artists and filmmakers at the Royal Festival Hall. Free, prebook by email, 8pm

Thursday 6 February

BOOK TALKPhilosopher and writer Alain de Botton talks about his new book The News, and asks what it is we’re looking for when we read or watch the news. The event will take place inside the Olivier Theatre, part of The National Theatre. £4/£3, prebook, 5.30pm

WATCH & TALK: LSE Arts features two film screenings as part of the Rainbow Jews exhibition. Both of the screenings will be followed by Q&A time with the exhibition organisers at the New Theatre in Houghton Street. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

POETRY SLAM: A session of live poetry and spoken word takes place at the Genesis Cinema in Stepney Green. Drinks and food are available. Free, prebook, 7pm

CONCERT: St Mary’s Church in Twickenham hosts the Maiastra concert organised by the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust, featuring music for string quartet by Webern, Mendelssohn and Ravel. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Friday 7 February

ART: Repentista #1 is the new exhibition at Gallery Nosco in Goodge Street, a collaborative effort that aims to develop a platform for Brazilian contemporary artists. Free, until 23 February

POETRY: A community of young poets and some stars of the spoken word scene get together at the Gallery Café in Bethnal Green for Burn After Reading, an evening of inspiration. £3, just turn up, 7pm

CINEMA IN A MUSEUM: Art Meets Film: Moving Image is part of Late at Tate Britain. The evening features a group of young experimental film makers. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Saturday 8 February

VINTAGE: Jumble and Pearls Vintage & Designer Fair takes place at The Book Club in Leonard Street, where young and independent designers show their creations. Free, just turn up, from 12pm

ORCHESTRA: A free performance at Jerwood Hall from Guildhall School musicians, as part of the Guildhall’s Orchestral Artistry course. Free, just turn up, 7.30-10pm

Sunday 9 February

ANTIQUES: The Adams Antique Fair is the longest-running Sunday antiques fair in London having, dating back to 1971. The Royal Horticultural Hall is the venue: get ready for some treasure hunting! £4, just turn up, from 10am

LOVE YOURSELF: A talk about our relationship with ourselves, self-esteem and acceptance. The event takes place at The Neighbourhood Centre, part of St Mary’s Church in Islington. Free, prebook4.30pm

Check out our map of free things to do in London for more frugal fun.

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