London On The Cheap: 11-17 March

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London On The Cheap: 11-17 March

This week's London on the Cheap is brought to you by The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs.

Friday: The best we can do for tonight is to stay late at the National Gallery and peer review our nipple research. Open till 9pm every Friday, free admission.

Or you could cheekily try and wing your way into the NSEW launch party.

There must be other cheap or free things going on. Please shout it out in the comments if you're better informed than us this week!

Saturday: Camberwell Baths have an official reopening ceremony at 10am and a Community Open Day which promises synchronised swimming and free swimming sessions.

The International Women's Fair at Spitalfields Market will have live music from Electric Landladies and there'll be free tours of the Women's Library to see highlights of the collections and the current Hand Made Tales exhibition will take place at 12noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.

It's Pond Weekend at Camley Street Natural Park, 11am-4pm, free.

Hounslow Library hosts a free family history festival between 12-5pm with people from the BBC TV show 'Who Do You Think You Are' and local historians on hand.

Annie Nightingale does a DJ set in the Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall as part of the Women of the World festival celebrations. Free, 10pm.

Sunday: Trafalgar Square goes green for the St Patrick's Day parade and party, free, midday-6pm.

For a more reflective Sunday, South Place Ethical Society discuss Whistleblowing at Conway Hall. This event has been sucked into the NSEW festival umbrella. Free to attend, 11am.

Monday: Investigate hoaxes with Secret Chiefs at the Devereux, W1 from 8.30pm, £2 in.

Join the laughing session at Book Club in Shoreditch from 7.30pm. £5 in for therapeutic chortling.

Tuesday: Use your lunch hour to find out about Smithfield with a free lecture at Shoe Lane Library, 12.30.

Wednesday: Join us for Music Hall Chairs: games and fun at Wilton's Music Hall. Free but please let us know you're coming.

Thursday: Another of those NSEW events: UCL run a free lunch hour lecture on Twitter and Digital Identity, marking the 5th anniversary of Twitter. Happy Twittersversary!

In the evening you can tweet your brain from Gresham College's free lecture on Future Brain at Barnard's Inn Hall. 6pm.

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Last Updated 10 March 2011