London On The Cheap: Resolutions

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London On The Cheap: Resolutions


We're into the second half of January now and we trust that most of you optimistic enough to have made New Year's resolutions have dropped them already, if you can even remember what they were. If you resolved to spend less money or to get out more, don't give up hope yet: our event calendars are finally coming back to life this week. If you resolved to stay away from new music, film, art, and ideas, on the other hand, you probably want to skip over this post. You sad bastard.

Friday: If you're intrigued by Mayfair's £22 million squat turned free educational centre, the Temporary School of Thought's programme continues all afternoon with a lecture on sleep science and workshops in puppetry, portrait photography, and tabla drumming.Saturday: Nature-ist followers will enjoy this weekend-long photographic show on the theme of Natural London, and the workshops led by Wild London author Iain Green running alongside. Bring your camera down to Camley Street Natural Park.Sunday: The 6th London Short Film Festival wraps up with a closing night award show at the Roxy Bar and Screen, screening and recognising the best of the best. Also on show later in the night will be the Kino shorts thrown together entirely during the duration of the festival.Monday: At the Nehru Centre tonight Shezad Dawood and Mukul Deora present Expressway, an audio-visual 'soundtrack' commissioned for the Serpentine's Indian Highway exhibition, taking the sights and sounds of the Mumbai-Pune expressway as their raw materials.

Tuesday: We were blown away by the Arcola Theatre's Capoeira interpretation of The Bacchaea. If you want to experience In Blood for yourself but can't budget £15, go tonight for the Arcola's Pay What You Can Tuesdays. Just don't be any more stingy than you have to be.

Wednesday: Alan McGee's Death Disco has been inviting a killer selection of unsigned bands and celebrity guest DJs to the Notting Hill Arts Club for some time now, but as of this month he's decided to make the night even better: that is, free. Such will it be ever Wednesday from now on, so get started tonight with Infa Red and City Reverb.Thursday: For Czech organ composer Petr Eben's 80th birthday, St Marylebone Parish Church is hosting a pair of tribute events: first, an illustrated lecture on his life, followed by the competition for the United Music Publisher's Organ Prize for which Royal Academy of Music students will perform Eben's music, Organ Idol-style.Image courtesy of Tiki Chris 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 15 January 2009