Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 1-7 April

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Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 1-7 April

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Friday: The Phony King of England, "lyrical gymnasts from south London" perform at a Royal Wedding special at Core Arts, Homerton E9. Support from Hackney punk rap outfit, Public Speech. Free entry, 6.30pm till late.

Late at Tate Britain goes Microtonal with "an evening of sonic experimentation using unconventionally tuned instruments". Free entry, open till 10pm.

Saturday: Take a free local history walk from Borough to Bermondsey as part of the Living Memory Heritage project. Starts 10.30am and last roughly 1.5 hours. To book and for more information contact Laura Cowell on 020 7021 1600 or

Daylight Music at the Union Chapel Islington offers 4 acts plus bacon rolls. Entry free. You'll have to cough up for the bacon though. Noon to 2.30pm.

Visit the Japan fundraiser at the Institute of International Education, Charlton SE7 between 12.30-4pm. £2 workshops, origami, calligraphy, sushi tasting and all sorts of displays.

There's free swimming at Brockwell Lido all weekend.

The Fitzrovia Noir Intervention Art Trail launches with a free local walk at 2pm. Download a copy for free online.

Watch a local derby football in East Dulwich as Fisher FC play Sporting Bengal in a bottom of the Kent Football Premier League clash. £6 adults/£1 kids -half price for Milwall supporters!

Sunday: It's Mothering Sunday. Send Mum a card.

If Mum likes history and parks there's a Living History Free Speech event at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park at 2pm.

If Mum prefers shopping it's the final day of the Canary Wharf Spring/Summer fashion weekend with free fashion shows throughout the afternoon and discounts in stores.

If Mum likes her food, the Real Food Market is at the Southbank Centre.

If Mum loves words and libraries, it's your last chance to see the free exhibition Evolving English at the British Library today.

If Mum is filthy, Dirt is on across the road at Wellcome Collection. Also free and the cakes in the cafe are really good.

Monday: The Britten Sinfonia Late presents 21st century interpretations of Bach's Goldberg Variations in the Front Room at QEH at 10pm, free.

Tuesday: The LSE public lecture is about remembering. Is the internet killing our memories? 6.30pm, free, first come, first served at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building WC2A 2AE.

Wednesday: Roots and Shoots in Kennington screen documentary Forest of the Crocodiles at 7pm. Tickets £5 but please book as space is limited.

Thursday: It's First Thursday. We suggest stopping by the V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green for a free mini-festival celebrating a new wave of DIY counter culture and craftivism: It's Your Write! A Celebration of Self-Publishing 6-9pm.

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Last Updated 31 March 2011