Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 7-13 May

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Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 7-13 May

Bank Holiday Monday: Christ Church Southgate May Day Fair is a good reason to visit some of the lovely tube stations at the outer limits of the Piccadilly Line with promise of a proper village fair replete with maypole dancing, bell ringing, mini train rides and more from 12-4pm (free).

Tuesday: The Sohemian Society present Next Year Will Be Better - A Personal Memoir of the 1950s with speaker John Lucas at the Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place from 7.30pm (£3).

Wednesday: LSE hold a public conversation under the snappy title, Dial M for Murdoch in the Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street from 6.30pm (free).

Thursday: Wonderful performer and storyteller, Sally Pomme Clayton recreates the myth of Eros and Psyche at Swedenborg Hall from 7pm (free but please book).

Friday: Ever heard of the artist, Mantegna? Find out about him in room 62 of the National Gallery from 6pm and stay late to wander round the collection (free).

Saturday: Celebrate the 350th anniversary of Mr Punch in England with the Big Grin Birthday Party in Covent Garden's West Piazza

Discover Stravinsky at the public outdoor classical concert with London Symphony Orchestra in Trafalgar Square from 6.30pm (free).

Sunday: Mr Punch's birthday celebrations continue at the annual Covent Garden May Fayre which takes place in St Paul's Church Garden with Punch and Judy puppet shows, maypole dancing, folk music and clowns from 11am-5pm (free).

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Last Updated 06 May 2012