London On The Cheap: June 19 - 26

By Lindsey Last edited 113 months ago
London On The Cheap: June 19 - 26

Cheap cocktails on Brick Lane by Herschell Hershey via the Londonist Flickrpool

If midsummer's leaving you with meagre money but much energy then check out spoken word, lost rivers, craftiness, free music and free love to get you through the week ahead.

Thursday Word wizardry abounding in the brilliantly named spoken word night, Tongue Fu! At the Rich Mix Bar, get yours ears battered by wordplay and wit set to a spontaneous soundtrack of mercurial jazz from the Tongue Fu Band. From 8pm, £5.

Friday Go in search of the lost River Walbrook with Amy Shalbrook. Be at Highbury and Islington Station at 2pm and wear blue for a free walk across the city in search of a watery memory. Part of Two Degrees.

Saturday Crafty ones might pop along to the Button Willow Bazaar at St Aloysius Church Hall, Euston NW1 for free admission into an old fashioned summer fete with the focus firmly on handmade and vintage products including chutney, jam, a tombola and a game of bat the rat to name just a few retro attractions, midday to 7pm. If craft ain't your bag then there's The Big Event at Myatt's Fields, Camberwell.... more info coming up on Londonist shortly.

Sunday Join the free all day musical festivities on Exhibition Road between 10am-midnight with more than 100 musical performances, interactive workshops and even free language lessons.

Monday Join the free music, film and "real grassroots media" love-in at the Inspiral Lounge, Camden where its free entry 'for all those who still believe in something more than money and fear'. From 7pm.

Tuesday Gatecrash the launch of the Camden Fringe tonight at the Camden Head, no RSVP necessary, pick up the programme and mingle with this year's aspiring acts.

Wednesday Never tried opera? Try this for free. The Unexpected Opera Company bring you The Barber of Savile Row at The Scoop at 7pm, lifting Rossini's classic comic opera of a similar name into the 1950s and bringing in the Teddy Boys and a bit of rock n roll. Also Thursday and Friday at 7pm.

Or join us for drinks at the Camel & Artichoke on Lower Marsh. Can't promise it'll be cheap, but it will be cheerful.

Last Updated 18 June 2009