London On The Cheap

By paulcox Last edited 124 months ago
London On The Cheap

It's the people of London who really carry this week. Facebook messages fly fast and thick as strange happenings are conjured out of nothing. Forget the Odeons and the bespoke club nights: real Londoners make our own fun.

Friday: For those of a certain autumnal hue, the place to blend in is the Redhead Autumn Soiree at Clapham's Lost Society. If you're not so blessed, join the rest of us for a tour of Chelsea's weird bits with Wander Lonely Streets VI.Saturday: As the seasons change, the birds could use a few handouts. The RSPB is throwing a Feed the Birds Day in Regents Park, which should draw in every avian from three boroughs. Get your urban nature fix for the month.Sunday: Facebook followers are the zombies of the social scene. No, really: for the 40th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead, they're social-networking up a World Zombie Day in support of Saint Mungo's. Mix up a batch of fake blood and go hunting for the bodily organ of your choice.Monday: As part of a week of storytelling at the Barbican, the Arts Foundation is awarding a £10k scholarship to one great yarn-spinner. But first, they've got to earn it. Watch the shortlisted artists give it their all at The Contenders — a whole heap of stories for only £7/4 concessions.

Tuesday: Reconciling science with religion is no small task, but they're giving it a go at St. Paul's with a series of four public dialogues. The last of these, Body and Soul, will explore what the two spheres of inquiry can tell us about what we're made of. It's an admirable attempt to lift the discourse back out of bus advert territory.

Wednesday: When we first met SKIPtheatre the outrageous trio were engaged in classic flashmob hijinks. Now they're taking their portable party indoors for a free Performance Party at 93 Feet East with help from oddball body artist SCOTTEE. Probably not half as highbrow as it sounds.Thursday: What you need is a Halloween warm-up, but one that won't divert funds away from the main event. The Roxy Bar and Screen answer the call with Halloweird, a night of new short films with one common theme: disturbing.Or, you could stay in and work on hand-stitching your Demon Boris costume for the holiday itself.

Image of the bandwagon courtesy of Tezzer57.

Check out London is Free for more ideas of things to do for nowt. Check the websites for more information.

Last Updated 23 October 2008