London On The Cheap: 23-30 April

By Lindsey Last edited 105 months ago
London On The Cheap: 23-30 April

Camley Street Natural Park by Amanda Farah

Better late than never, right? This week your frugal fun guide takes you right up to bank holiday weekend.

Friday: Loiter in St Pancras after work and you might notice something a bit different to the usual commuter trail. Between 7-8pm dancers will be performing Leaving by Simon Ellis as part of the Place's Spring Loaded new dance season. Also Saturday afternoon, free.

Saturday: Happy birthday Camley Street Natural Park, 25 this weekend! Visit between 11am - 8pm for a full day of celebrations: music, film, talks, workshops, facepainting, cake and more. Free.

And happy birthday long dead Shakespeare too. The Museum of London pays tribute with Curator Jackie Keily showing off archaeological finds from Tudor and Stuart playhouses between 2-3pm.

Sunday: 'Transition Town' Wandsworth lays on Jam and Beets night at the Bedford in Balham for a twist on the 'jam night' concept. Artists, musicians, poets and storytellers are all welcome to take the stage and you should come prepared to trade - a nettle beer for a CD, a pot of chutney and a chili plant for a book. Arty barter - we like it. 4-7pm.

Monday: Investigate the cycles of capitalism and bankruptcy with LSE's free public lecture, The Enigma of Capital at 6.30pm. Or download the podcast the next day.

Tuesday: The Invisible Lead Soup play Highgate's Boogaloo, supporting Bipolar Empire, £3.

Wednesday: Club night The 405 throws a second birthday bash at Pure Groove tonight with live bands, music, balloons, cake and drunkeness between 7-11pm, free entry.

Thursday The Horniman Museum's running a late around its Allotment Life exhibition. Explore the food garden, grill the gardeners for tips and enjoy the photographic exhibition. Free, between 7-9pm in the gallery square.

Friday: Pick your late: get Stitched Up at the V&A or mash up maps and music on the opening day of the British Library's new Magnificent Maps exhibition with a free evening of Musical Routes.

Last Updated 23 April 2010