London On The Cheap: 15-21 April

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London On The Cheap: 15-21 April

The book Slow London recommends sketching or painting as a great way to take more notice of the city —- this picture was taken at the V&A (free entry) by Where The Art Is

Tonight: Photographers' Gallery reading group gets together at 6.30pm with Benedict Burbridge (Photoworks/ Courtauld Institute of Art) to re-examine Martha Rosler's text Lookers, Buyers, Dealers and Makers: Thoughts on Audience (conveniently available to buy in the bookshop).

Friday: As every Friday, Tate Modern is open till 10pm so take the opportunity to browse the Collection through the UBS Openings or thematically and take a walk past the hoarding around the extension building site to have a look at London - An Imagery.

Index on Censorship host a free preview screening of the film Erasing David plus panel discussion with filmmaker about data privacy in the UK. 6.30pm at Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road

Saturday: Get the family doing dances from the British Isles with a barn dance at Cecil Sharp House between 3-5pm. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Tickets on the door only: adults £5, children £3.

The Museum of Docklands is now free so get yourself over to West India Quay and explore the history of the river and enjoy Docklands on its downtime.

The Roundhouse hosts an amazing seven writers with seven new short plays tonight, all on one theme. Dirty Protest Presents...Counted, 7pm for a laughable £2

Sunday: Film fans have a choice here. Either ponder the diverging fortunes of Jodie Foster and Scott Baio as you enjoy an afternoon tea screening of cult musical, Bugsy Malone, at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. The Golden Afternoon Tea Company will be providing scrumptious cakes and gin fizz in teacups and dress up, if you like that sort of thing. Doors at 2, film at 3pm. £5 in advance, buy online.

Or settle in for the 7 hour arthouse marathon of Sátántangó (Tarr 1994) at Borough High Street's Roxy from 2pm, £2.

Monday: Born gay? A Gresham College free public lecture explores the origins of sexual orientation from 6pm at the Museum of London.

Tuesday: An eclectic and experimental night of sounds at the Bull and Gate, Kentish Town with lo-fi musical soup from Mister Library Tapes David, catchy rock from To The Moon, Swedish experimentalists Woodchucker and the one man band, Steve Puddle, the Datapuddle man (£5, £4 with flyer).

Wednesday: Apples and Snakes present Jawdance at Richmix - a free night of stories and lyrical verve in the bar from 7.30pm.

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Last Updated 15 April 2010