London On The Cheap: May 29 - June 3

By Lindsey Last edited 116 months ago
London On The Cheap: May 29 - June 3

Innit? See Saturday. By mondoagogo via the Londonist Flickrpool

Once you've drained your final drink tonight with the Londonist crowd, here's a few ideas on letting your wallet recover over the next seven days:

Friday: It's Photography Friday for the monthly Late at the V&A event, as their new annual photography display opens. Put your own photo on the wall and walk away with someone else's, catch short films shot on Super 8, climb into a camera obscura, pose for your portrait and more, with all the usual talks and things to look at between 6.30-10pm. Free.

Saturday: Should you shun the final of Britain's Got Talent, get ye to the Camden Arts Centre where resident artist William Hunt presents "Saturday Night TV", in which music and comedy acts perform while linked up to a lie detector and are critiqued not only on what they do to entertain you but on their "genuineness" (but they're actors, right?). You, the audience, help judge (naturally). Free to attend but booking essential: please call 020 7472 5500 or go to

Sunday: Venture to Peckham's South London Gallery to witness Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci's living, exercising sculptures 'Untitled 2006-2009'. They will perform 15 or so different works non-stop between 12-6pm, whether you're there or not. If you can't make it today, the exhibition continues till 28 June, Tues-Sun. Free.

Alternatively, if you're in more of a peckish mood, get yourself to Regent Street, where A Taste Of Spain, a festival of all things Iberian, replaces the usual traffic jam. Come see dancing horses, flamenco, folk dancing and, most importantly, two giant paellas. ¡Que rico! From 12pm onwards, free.

Monday: Catch Slumdog Millionaire at the Roxy as part of their Oscar season, £3/free for members, 8pm with 2 for 1 on champers if you're feeling flush.

Tuesday: Nab your free art print from your tube station in the morning. Then spend the evening at home choosing just where you're going to hang it. Or alternatively, head down to BFI Southbank and take advantage of their usual Tuesday Film for a Fiver deal.

Thursday: Waltz over to the Photographer's Gallery at their new Ramillies Street space for the monthly PhotoSocial bar night — a chance to gab about everything photographic, from Leica to Lee Friedlander and anything inbetween. From 7pm, free, no booking.

Last Updated 28 May 2009