London On The Cheap: 19-25 August

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London On The Cheap: 19-25 August

Let's hope you need the sun hat this Sunday in Springfield Park. Photo by Carole-* via the Londonist Flickrpool

Skint and staycationing? This lot might help.

Tonight: Enjoy late night opening at the London Wetlands Centre, Barnes from 6-9pm. Entry £3.95.

Pocket Change Comedy is an evening of free comedy as part of the London Fringe in the New Players Theatre Players Bar and Restaurant from 8pm. Also Friday and Saturday night.

Friday: Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery offers free music, an alternative talk on the collection and drawing workshops. 6.30-9pm, free.

Saturday: Spend the day at the London Open Bike Polo Tournament in Southwark.

Run Riot tips us off to the International Meeting of Styles Grafitti Festival will see aerosol addicts gather at Highbury Studios, N5 to 'jam' on huge walls to a very funky soundtrack. Midday to sundown - free!

Take an exhibition tour of The Family and the Land at The Photographers' Gallery before the place closes for a year.

Join Paraiso School of Samba in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall from 11am for a free day of workshops and a carnival performance at 6pm (learn some moves for the imminent Notting Hill Carnival).

Sunday: Springfield Summer Festival brings you homegrown talent, food and tunes from the heart of Hackney, including 'Hackney's Got Talent', Springfield Park E5, noon-6pm.

The London Permaculture Festival inspires and informs with a grassroots event for the 'green minded'. Lots of practical sessions, seed swap, experts, shiatsu, recycling, networking plus a question time and locally sourced food, film room, live music and a bar. From 11am-11pm at Cecil House. £4/3.

Talk to someone you don't know at A Feast of Strangers, Hyde Park Speakers Corner.

You will be introduced to someone you do not know and offered a Menu of Conversation, with 25 topics of conversation to choose from. 2.30-4.30pm, free and open to all - bring a rug and refreshments to share.

The Global Poverty Project presents 1.4 Billion Reasons discussing extreme poverty and viable solutions and mixes it up with a free music festival at Rich Mix between midday and 6pm. Please RSVP.

Monday: Rich Mix CityScreen shows Breakfast at Tiffany's at 12.30 in Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street. Bring blankets, food and drink (no glass). Free.

Make your own board games at the Museum of London between 12.30-2 and 2.30-4pm. Free.

Free entertainment with 12 Good Eggs from Art Saves Lives at Leicester Square Theatre but please make a donation.

Tuesday: Rich Mix CityScreen shows 500 Days of Summer in Broadgate Circle, 12.30.

Wednesday: Rich Mix CityScreen shows Up at 12.30 and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at 6pm.

Last Updated 19 August 2010