London On The Cheap: 9-15 September

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London On The Cheap: 9-15 September

It's all about portraits at NPG's Late Shift Extra on Friday - prize winning image by Toby's Team courtesy of

Tonight: South East London Folklore Society dig into the Knights Templar this evening. Talk by Rob Stephenson starts at 8pm, £2.50 upstairs at the Old Kings Head off Borough High Street, SE1. Oh and they've got a lovely new website emerging.

Nudge up the spookiness notch with opening night of Secret Subterranean London in the basement at Shoreditch Town Hall between 6-9pm, free. Read our preview.

Friday: Late Shift Extra at the National Portrait Gallery questions just what is a portrait? Look out for projected images from Shoot Experience's 'Shoot(ing) Portraits' event run there last weekend. 6-10pm, free.

Watch a free film in Nunhead Cemetery, 8pm.

Famed alternative cabaret night Duckie is throwing a free fifteenth birthday party at the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall between 9.30pm-2am.

Saturday: Take ye to the River (wash ye down) and join the revels of the Thames Festival.

Or get thee to the Regent's Canal where the Kings Place Festival offers 45 minute art, music and spoken word shows for £4.50 or free, all weekend.

Visit the Well Oiled Festival on Finsbury Park between 11.30am-5pm for tips on sustainability plus food and music.

Sunday: Witness the duck punt and seagull race heats and the vintage glamour of Thames Revival at St Katherine's Dock. Free, all day.

Watch Nosferatu atop Frank's Bar in Peckham, 8pm, free.

Try Mr Bulldog's Soho Walking Tour, courtesy of The Photographers' Gallery. Anytime, free. Download the map here and it's the final day of the E17 Art Trail.

Monday: Music Born at 93 Feet East touts a plethora of great indie, rock and electro talent between 7.30-11pm, free admission.

Tuesday: Robert Elms, Iain Sinclair and Tom Hunter discuss how London has evolved over the centuries to absorb cultures and peoples from all over the globe at Whitechapel Gallery. 7pm, £5.

Wednesday: It's New Act Night at the Comedy Cafe, Rivington Street EC2. Free, show at 9pm.

What did we miss? Shout it out in the comments.

Last Updated 09 September 2010