London On The Cheap: 2-8 December

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London On The Cheap: 2-8 December

Tonight: Gather at the Scoop, 2.30pm, to find out if London will host the World Cup in 2018.

Witness the lighting of the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. Starts at 6pm but get there early for a good vantage point.

Head down to Bermondsey for a special evening of short-films, live performance, info and open floor on the history, present and future of Crossbones burial ground at Shortwave Cinema, SE1 3UN. Free but donations to the Crossbones fund. From 7.30pm, please arrive early.

Friday:Walworth's Pullens Yard Studios have their winter open studios festive event this weekend with a chance for you to buy your gifts direct from the makers, designers and artists based in the cobbled yard. Private view tonight, 6-9pm.

Saturday: Enjoy Daylight Music for free at Islington's beautiful Union Chapel. Emmy's Unicorn Biography play magical futuristic music with a string quartet, between 12-2pm.

Sunday: O Viridissima Virga is a new, atmospheric work written by Harry Escott, which gets its premiere this weekend at St Bride's church, Fleet Street, EC4 8AU by their fantastic choir and a small, unusual ensemble of trumpet, horn, vibraphone, piano, guitar and organ. Reflecting on advent the choral piece uses the poetry of Christina Rossetti and others. 6.30pm, free.

Monday: Roger Corman's classic film "Man with the X-Ray Eyes" gets a free screening by Cigarette Burns Cinema at the Mucky Pup, Islington N1 8NQ, 7.30pm.

Tuesday: Gather round the Christmas Tree for carol singing in Trafalgar Square between 5-9pm.

Wednesday: LSE look at "Unbelonging" in their public lecture in Hong Kong Theatre, 6.30pm. Free, first come, first served.

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Last Updated 01 December 2010