London On The Cheap: 8-14 April

By Lindsey Last edited 105 months ago
London On The Cheap: 8-14 April

Feeling farmy after last week's goat race? Visit Vauxhall City Farm for free.

Tonight: Let SELFS regale you with tales of London's haunted pubs, whilst sitting in a pub. We don't yet know if it's haunted but the decor in the upstairs room is certainly wonky and we've been told about the brides squashed into those chairs up front. Or were we inebriated? Find out for yourself, tonight at the Old Kings Head, Borough High Street from 8pm. £2.50. Beard optional. Facebook event RSVP.

There's free storytelling at Persepolis in Peckham and it's also just a fiver to get into Brighter Later at the Boogaloo for new music and charity love.

Friday: If you were wondering about the roots of Bollywood ready for your audition, stop by the Clore Ballroom at 6.15pm for a free session looking at Indian Classical Dance. Sonia Sabri demonstrates Kathak and Mavin Khoo showcases Bharatanatyam. A real opportunity to see and talk to these great artists. Part of the Southbank Alchemy festival.

The National Gallery is open till 9pm, every Friday and there's a free tour of the collection between 7-8pm, meet in the Sainsbury Wing.

Saturday: Ever been to Vauxhall City Farm? It's free and open Weds-Sunday 10.30am-4pm.

Alchemy spills out onto the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall from 7.15pm with a free preview of Sufi: Zen by dance group Akademi.

Sunday: It's Kite Day on Streatham Common - make your own with a binbag, sticks and sellotape and bring it along.

South London Botanical Institute is having a Lichen Field Meeting on Tooting Common between 2.30-4pm. Meet in car park at jnction of Tooting Bec Road.

Or drop by Sustainable Food Day at Arcola Theatre, Dalston, free between 11am - 7.30pm.

Monday: Get a unique insight into Nelson Mandela from his autobiographer, Richard Stengal, at LSE tonight from 6.30pm. Free, first come, first served, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Tuesday: Join Sharp’s Folk Club at Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park, for a friendly, informal singaround in the bar from 8pm, £3.

Wednesday: Have a quick flick through short films from around the world at the Roxy, Borough High Street from 8pm, £3.

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Last Updated 08 April 2010