London On The Cheap: 11-17 March

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London On The Cheap: 11-17 March

The Henninghams 'Chip Shop' at the launch of the London Word Festival. Get a word printed on Sunday.

Tonight: Learn about the unknown ghosts of London with gentleman ghost hunter Alan Murdie, of Ghost Club and Fortean Times fame at SELFS, The Old Kings Head from 7.30pm, £2.50.

Fancy a private view? Tank gallery at the Ladywell Tavern presents From Mud to Mortar, four artists attempting to capture individual viewpoints of the London landscape. From mud in East End canals to vast panoramas of the Thames, each of the artists has a unique perspective of the city they occupy. 6.30-9pm with DJ set.

Salsa for a fiver with the Salsa Technicians at The Litten Tree, Old Street. Beginners and Improvers from 6.45pm till 7.45pm. Intermediate/Advanced from 7.50pm till 8.50pm. Social dancing until closing time.

Friday: Meet Facehunter at Foyles, Charing Cross Road and get a copy of his pretty book signed from 5pm

It's the first day of the Telegraph Hill Festival and upstairs at The Telegraph you can take in "wry reflections on the ups and downs of life in and out of coupledoom" with Couples in Crisis, sketch comedy and songs from 7.30pm.

Saturday: Help move soil in Southwark at Tabard Gardens Community Allotment. 10 tonnes of earth needs moving ready for grow bag action. Great exercise! 10.30am-5pm but drop by and help for as long as you like.

Sunday: It's Mother's Day, remember. Why not take her to the London Word Festival Chip Shop and giver her a word? When mum's gone home though you can enjoy a screening of cult film Blue Velvet at the Roxy, 7pm, £3.

Monday: IanVisits points us to a lunchtime tour of Goldsmiths Hall between midday and 2pm. Free but please book.

Lambeth Music Festival opens with a free showcase concert at 8pm in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall.

The Secret Chiefs meet at the Devereux pub, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ from 7.30pm with a talk on 'Interactive Destiny' from Andrew Soltau at 8.30pm, £2, all welcome.

Tuesday: The Grant Museum hosts a big screen showing of Sanders of the River from 1935 featuring extensive and often spectacular footage of Africa during the Colonial days of the British Empire. The film will be introduced by Chief film buff Dr. Joe Cain (UCL Science and Technology Studies) and, as usual, a complimentary drinks reception and private view of the museum will follow the screening. Free, from 6.30pm at the Christopher Ingold Chemistry Lecture Theatre, 20 Gordon Street.

Wednesday: Lecture List alerts us to a talk on the Neuroscience of Morality under the auspices of the Ethical Society at Conway Hall at 6.30pm. Free of charge and free thought encouraged.

What did we miss? Tweet us @londonist #lotc for cheap and free events happening around London.

Last Updated 11 March 2010