London On The Cheap: 15-21 July

By Lindsey Last edited 101 months ago
London On The Cheap: 15-21 July

It's free to walk under Richmond Bridge at sunset... image by Phill4

Tonight: Has photography lost its sense of humour? Find out at Photosocial at the Photographers Gallery tonight from 6.30pm, free.

Roxy Bar & Screen are hosting special free screenings of a premiere from the creators of Dog Judo. At 7.15 and 8.45pm - you are advised to get there early as it will be busy.

Friday: Enjoy proms in Shoreditch Park with fireworks on the first night of the weekend long Shoreditch Festival. From 7.30pm, free.

Saturday: Lambeth Country Show takes over Brockwell Park mixing rural and urban up good with sheep shearing, ska, cake, booze, a special local gardeners' question time, owls, a fun fair a tug of war. And more. A brilliant place to hang out in the sun (please let there be sun). Run Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm, free admission.

A big old 'Turkish Fest' sets up at Potters Field, Tower Bridge: follow lute strains, the smell of sizzling aubergine and the tinkling of belly dancing bells for Turkish Fest, midday-9pm (12-5 on Sunday too).

"Mesmerising" 20ft projections of dancers filmed at 1,000 frames per second and slowed down over 8 minutes are accompanied by ambient at the Slow Dancing Ambient Music Night down at Village Underground. 8-11pm, £5.

Sunday: Celebrate the renovation of Arnold Circus, E2 with the Sharing Picnic 100, 1-5pm. There will be cooking demonstrations, artists' food projects and the sharing table, an artists' fair with participatory activities, installations and games and bandstand programme with brass bands, beat boxing, female rappers plus take your bike to join the 100 lap cycle ride and alternative vehicle parade at 4pm.

The annual Procession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel laps St Peter's Italian Church at 136 Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon this afternoon between 3-7pm. It's free to attend but you'll want to buy some Italian yums from the food stalls, we bet.

There are free activities for kids at the Photographers Gallery between 2-5pm with the opportunity to make a photo family tree. Free, drop in. Take a look at The Family and the Land exhibition by Sally Mann while you're there.

Monday: Take a Musical Walk round Holland Park between 3-4.30pm and discover the secrets behind some of Kensington's most eminent former residents including composers Benjamin Britten and Sir Hubert Parry accompanied by a quartet of Opera Holland Park's finest singers (£2). Part of Kensington and Chelsea's InTransit Festival which starts today.

Tuesday: Pay what you feel like for a "priceless preview" of Domini Public in Theatre Square on the Southbank at 7.30pm. A promenade performance like a life sized board game as part of the Watch this Space Festival.

Wednesday: Unplugged, chilled out folk music awaits you in the upstairs parlour at Albert and Pearl on Upper Street, N1 from 7pm, £4.

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Last Updated 15 July 2010