London On The Cheap

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London On The Cheap
Friday: Battersea Arts Centre look like they have another experimental gem on their hands. A Small Town Anywhere is theatre as game, with the audience playing the parts in a story of civic intrigue. Tickets for audience/cast members are only £5/£3 concs.Saturday: Participants in the Future Map '08 exhibition at Fitzrovia's David Roberts Art Foundation put their heads together in Conversation, talking only the most cutting edge of art school bollocks.Sunday: The beautiful Wilton's Music Hall hosts the Royal Shakespeare Company's Alternative Christmas Lecture, in which, among short RSC performances of new material, Vivienne Westwood explains her Active Resistance Manifesto. Find out what that really means for £5.Monday: The Harrisburg Family, playing for tips at Brixton's Windmill, are not a real family or even a real band. They're a rotating supergroup hand picked from London's folk-country scene. Expect hard times from all.

Tuesday: The Rising Talent DJ Competition Finals at Proud Camden will see a new unsigned generation compete to play alongside Cassette Jam, tonight's headliners. If you know your DJs, you be the judge.

Wednesday: As a free post-show event following the Royal Court Theatre's Wig Out!, actor Bette Bourne talks to playwright Mark Ravenhill about the trip from classical acting to revolutionary of drag and gay theatre.Thursday: Get some tips on illustration from the best drawing teacher imaginable: Quentin Blake. This has now been moved to a larger venue at Kings Place and the overloaded reservations system has been scrapped, so show up plenty early.Putti pugilists courtesy of Chris 07 via the Londonist flickrpool. Check out London is Free for more ideas of things to do for nowt. Check the websites for more information.

Last Updated 11 December 2008