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We promise there is nothing Christmassy in this week's London on the Cheap.
Tonight: The Pork & Pickle Pie Comedy Club launches tonight at the Brittania Pub, Victoria Park E8. Your compere is Rich Sandling and the line up promises some top up and coming stand up talent. At £5 entry you can probably afford to take a chance.
Friday: There's a 'Friday Tonic' in the form of free music to enjoy from the Working Classical Music Orchestra in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall from 5.30pm.
Then stay late at the V&A for 'Making a Scene' exploring the relationship between sexuality, performance and public space and tapping the surface of LBGTQ culture. Free, between 6.30-10pm.
Saturday: Drop by Tate Britain for 1pm and you might catch a William Blake poetry celebration in front of his works. Rugger lovers can get their action at the Roxy this afternoon as they're screening live Rugby Union from 2.30pm, free entry. Or if you're greenly satorial, Chelsea Oxfam is running a Make Do and Mend session from 2pm at St Mary's Church Marylebone featuring a swap shop, 'customisation corner', ethical fashion, music and refreshments. £5 admission.
Sunday: Free dance workshops based on the latin styles of West Side Story run between 11am-4pm today in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hal with an essential injection of Strictly celeb dancers.
For the less energetic, the World Press Photo Exhibition recently opened at the Royal Festival Hall and it's free. Open 10am-11pm.
Monday: Catch up on the global economic crisis with the Department of Economics free public debate at LSE between 6.30-8pm.
Tuesday: Enjoy free comedy from a whole host of stand up comedians, emerging, established and never to be seen again with Party Piece at Pangea Project, 72 Stamford Hill N16. This laid back and friendly bar is perfect to try out new material for the open mic-ers and the random approach to bar prices (what did you pay last time?) is amusing in itself.
Wednesday: Film Friends Forever will be screening the best shorts & animations from 2009 at the Queen of Hoxton from 7pm. Recommended donation, £3.
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