London On The Cheap: May 15-21

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 111 months ago
London On The Cheap: May 15-21

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Another batch of suggestions and recommendations for those challenged by what to do with their small change.

Friday: A group of enterprising types up E17 way are hosting a Designers Market, bringing a touch of seasonal colour to Walthamstow in the process. £1 entry includes a free drink and entry to a raffle, while a DJ will be on hand to offer a fitting soundtrack as you browse the bargain-happy wares. From 7pm, Asian Centre, E17 9LN (map)

Saturday: Take the saucepans down the Serpentine, where there's a Family Day based on the current Luke Fowler exhibition. Kids will be encouraged to collaborate with artists and film-makers to create exciting artworks. Free, no booking required.

Sunday: A double bill of Tilda at the Roxy: two of Ms Swinton's recent cinematic outings, The Man from London and Julia, will screen back to back. Entry to both costs £3, though if you're savvy enough to be a member, you'll get in for nowt. The first film starts at 5pm.

Tuesday: Get your weekly dose of classic cinema at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Hosted by Brick Lane DVD rental shop Close-Up, the club is screening Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, the master's late-period evocation based on the dreams he experienced throughout his life. 8pm, £5 / £3 members.

Wednesday: On Conscientious Objectors Day, Housman's in Kings Cross hosts a talk on the subject, both historically and as it pertains in modern-day Turkey, the sole country in the Council of Europe which doesn't recognise it as a human right. Authors Ozgur Heval Cinar and Andreas Speck will speak. 7pm, free entry.

Last Updated 14 May 2009