London On The Cheap: Icebreaker

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London On The Cheap: Icebreaker
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We're back for a very much nascent new year, struggling out of the early January gloom when events calendars lie as bare as the frosted trees. Bundle up and go forth; too many evenings in can only make it that much grimmer.

Friday: The National Portrait Gallery's Friday night music programme hosts early music lovers Horses Brawl and Philip Thorby, playing compositions straight from the court of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.Saturday: If Friday was the opposite of your type of music, try ASBO at Camden's Lock Tavern, a free monthly club night tonight featuring a mystery DJ under the pseudonym Disco 3000.Sunday: This weekend will bring London's first international Ice Sculpting Festival to the grounds of the Natural History Museum. They couldn't have picked a better week for this art form.Monday: What is the smallest number of cameras you need to watch the outside walls of a prison? How about Leicester Square? At least one of these questions will be answered by mathematician John D Barrow in a mind-exercising public lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons: The maths of pylons, art galleries and prisons under the spotlight.

Tuesday: The first film festival of the year, the 6th London Short Film Festival is bringing a bounty of cheap, fast-moving fun this week. On Tuesday, the Roxy Bar and Screen are making a marathon evening of it with Night of the Living Docs, culminating in a Current TV Award for one of the 26 documentaries screened.

Wednesday: Frustrated science graduate Rosie Wilby is bringing her comedy-meets-neuroscience investigation of the human memory, I Am Nesia, back to Camden after a triumph at the Edinburgh Fringe. But first, she's performing it for free at Peckham Library, 6:30 tonight.Thursday: Tonight's a good night to try out the bizarre Russian side of the London International Mime Festival at Shunt Vaults: first Sharmanka, a thirty minute show by Eduard Bersudsky’s scrap-heap automatons, followed by club night Plug'n'Play, Akhe Engineering Theatre's "end-of-civilisation cabaret." Marvel at it all for Shunt Vaults' usual £5 cover.Image courtesy of Lady Vervaine 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 08 January 2009