London On The Cheap: 1-7 October

By Lindsey Last edited 113 months ago
London On The Cheap: 1-7 October


Living it up in London on limited lucre.

Tonight: It's our quiz tonight! If you weren't lucky enough to book a team in for the Londoniest quizzing in town then join us in the Royal George after, 9pm. Or if you're feeling actively literary rather than quizzically bookish, pop over to Museum in Docklands for East Words Late between 7-8.30pm, free. Got a rhyme up your sleeve? Why not open mic? Register by 6.30pm. Or if you chicken out, it's First Thursday too.

Friday: Go Late at Tate Britain with Beyond Scale featuring live contemporary classical and experimental music as well as all the visual art you'd expect, between 6-10pm, free.

Saturday: Head east for the Vietnamese moon festival between 2-5pm at the VLC centre, Haggerston for lion dancing and lanterns. Later, check out Run Riot's Book Club opening at 100 Leonard Street, EC2 between 7pm and 2am, impishly promising a 'bookish do with an unruly after party'. The Beginning of a Great Adventure wants you to mingle with authors, indulge in a book swap then party till late, free before 10pm.

Sunday: Mark the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street by following in its footsteps. Meet at Tower hill tube at 1pm. Later, between 6-7pm join the Bridge Collective at the Rag Factory on Heneage Street antifascist / anarchist Martin Lux will be debating with a priest, a politician and a policeman on the issue of freedom: Restrictions, Revelations, Rights, Wrongs, Rules, Regulations. Can/does freedom exist in society; Can freedom exist apart from structure?. Free. Thanks to NO:ID elisting.

Monday: Find out about Fossils, Fact and Fiction with novelist Tracy Chevalier and experts Mary Anning and Dr Richard Fortey at the Royal Society free lecture tonight. Arrive for 5.45pm, lecture at 6.30pm. No booking, first come, first served.

Tuesday: Visit the small but perfectly formed exhibition about TS Eliot at the British Library which is open until 8pm tonight.

Wednesday: Head Dalston way to experience Gambian kora master Jally Kebba Susso playing in a living room. Free before 7:30, £5 after. Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston.

Have you been to Roger Hiorns copper sulphate installation Seizure yet? Image by Mr Moss via the Londonist Flickrpool.

What's happening in your 'hood? Let us know - leave a comment or email londonist at gmail dot com for advance notice.

Last Updated 01 October 2009