Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 15-21 April

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Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 15-21 April

This week's London on the Cheap is sponsored by Airbnb.

Friday: Shakespeare Happens at the Scoop, More London until Sunday night with Macbeth getting a graphic novel twist, al fresco. Free, starts 7.30pm.

Saturday: Get up early for a guided bird walk round Coppetts Wood & Glebelands Nature Reserves, Finchley. Free, starts 8am. Or be at Wimbledon Park SW19 for 10am and learn about the ecology of this historic suburban park.

Go Dutch at the big orange Holland House free party in Trafalgar Square celebrating 'Queensday' with a Dutch market and live music plus kids corner between midday and 8pm.

Shoot Experience and Beck's Art Crawl combine a photo adventure with an east end art trail for a free day of fun. Sign up a team now and be at Idea Generation Gallery, E2 for 12.15.

New Gallery Jumble and Eco Market punts 'up-cycling / handmade / vintage / free workshops at Peckham's New Gallery, SE15 5PY between 1-8pm.

Celebrate Vaisakhi, the beginning of the Sikh New Year, in Cabot Square, Canary Wharf with Bhangra music and dancing, Sikh martial arts and delicious free traditional Sikh food. Free for all, between 2-5pm.

Dance mania comes to the Whitgift Centre, Croydon as the Barclays Live dance competition brings young hopefuls out to throw some shapes to win a wedge of cash (with which they will no doubt be encouraged to open an account in the brand new local branch). There will be live music and professional performances with judging from Strictly's own bad boy, Brendan Cole. And it's free to watch.

Sunday: Hit the city streets to support the runners and funrunners in the London Marathon. The starter pistol for the women's elite race sounds at 9am. There's an interactive map to help you follow the route and find the best vantage point and a handy spectator guide to download.

Walworth Garden Farm runs a free introduction to beekeeping course between 10.30am-4.30pm, over 19s only. Book your place now!

It's the Scrabble Sunday Tournament hosted by the London Word Festival at the Pembury Tavern, Hackney from 3pm. Free to enter.

Shhhh, the North Dulwich Secret Greenhouse is having an 'open day' between 2-4pm.

Monday: Che - Life and Legend is a talk about Che Guevara by journalist and translator, Lucia Álvarez de Toledo, who knew Che. At Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU from 6.30pm. £2.50 on the door.

Tuesday: Top pro architectural photographer, Andy Spain, shows his stunning photos and talks about his architectural photography work at City of London & Cripplegate Photographic Society, City YMCA, 8 Errol St., EC1Y 8NX. Starts 6.45pm - open to all - £3 suggested donation.

Wednesday: Syllagraphica is a special preview launch exhibition of art and music at the Fox and Firkin, Lewisham SE13 6JZ (an alternative candidate for Lewisham's best pub). From 7pm, free.

Thursday: The CAMP Anniversary Party celebrates a year of the city arts and music project at Old Street. Join the revels between 5pm-1am. RSVP on Facebook.

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Last Updated 14 April 2011