Free & Cheap London Events: 10-16 June 2013

Ruth Hargreaves
By Ruth Hargreaves Last edited 66 months ago
Free & Cheap London Events: 10-16 June 2013

Interesting and unusual things to do for a fiver or less this week.

Monday 10 June

AFTER HOURS: Jerwood Visual Arts' exhibition After Hours showcases what graphic designers would create if they were free from clients, briefs and fees. Tonight a selection of the designers give an insight into their ideas and ways or working. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

MUSIC: City University London hosts an eclectic 18-day festival from today. Performers, composers and students will all be gracing the stage and to mark the launch, City's Big Band are putting on a Rat Pack-esque jazz night. Free, prebook, 7pm

Tuesday 11 June

ART CAFE: Kingsley Hall DIY Art Cafe is a forum in Bow for the local community to engage with art, radio, film and music. There will be talks and demonstrations from industry experts, see the website for the great line up. Donate what you can, just turn up, 7pm

COMEDY: David Mills and John-Luke Roberts lead the funnies at Uncle Henry's Classy Hour, Camden Head tonight. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Wednesday 12 June

TIME: A Storm is Blowing: Timekeeper in Residence Installation is the grand title of a new exhibition at UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology — a 3D diagram that strings together 35 different historical pictures and models of time. Free, just turn up, until 2 August

LINES: Advertising Exhibitions presents their debut exhibition Lines today at The Strand Gallery. Over 30 artists exhibit works across a variety of disciplines,   the aim being the varying practices will create a narrative, or line, between the art works. Free, just turn up, until 15 June

FASHION DESIGN: Ravensbourne, a higher education institution specialising in design, puts on its 2013 Degree Show from today. Go along to support the graduating students and have a nosey at their creations. Free, prebook, until 13 June

REMEMBERING: Celebrate the life and work of Clara Zetkin, founder of International Women's Day, at Housmans Bookshop today. £3 (redeemable against purchases), just turn up, 7pm

MUSIC MANAGEMENT: Get an insight into the role of music management from two aspects of the industry today, with Simon Burke-Kennedy of Bitter & Twisted MGMT who represents Professor Green, and Mark Newbanks of Fidelio Arts who manages classical music greats such as Gustavo Dudamel. Free, prebook, 7pm

CHARITY EVENT: Save the Children have been campaigning to raise awareness of the impact of child hunger with their I’m a Piece project. This project has been created by over 700 people all over the UK who have hand stitched jigsaw pieces with messages to MPs asking them to work towards reducing world hunger. Head to The Railway Pub in Streatham for a Crafty Pint evening where you can see the collection and make your own piece. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Thursday 13 June

CURTAIN: As part of National Theatre's High Rise exhibition (which is also free), one of the video pieces from the exhibition, Curtain, will be projected onto the Theatre's concrete fly tower. Free, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 June, 9.30-10.30pm

SOUZOU EVENT: Create your own textile-based artworks and learn more about the issues raised in Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan, at Wellcome Collection. Free, prebook, 2-4pm and 6-8pm

CROCHET: Irish traveller women have long practiced the art of crocheting, so as part of the Gypsy Roma Traveller History month there is a free crocheting workshop at Homerton Library. Open to all levels and all materials provided. Free, prebook at the library or on 020 8356 3000, 6.30pm

BALLET ON SCREEN: Join the Royal Opera House for the first of their BP Big Screens series and watch Macmillan's Mayerling - a very grown up ballet - performed by The Royal Ballet. It's being screened in Trafalgar Square and Victoria Park. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

FOOD LIVE: Interactive games, puzzles and musical performances await at Food Live, at Floripa on Great Eastern Street. Free, just turn up, 8pm

OUTDOOR FILM: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is the setting for an outdoor screening of Searching for Sugar Man, an Oscar-winning documentary film about an American musician. Free, just turn up, 8.30pm

Friday 14 June

A BIT OF EVERYTHING: Join The Friday League tonight for an evening of animation, film, dance, mime, music and installation. Cheap drinks too, apparently. £5 in advance or before 9.30pm, prebook, 8.30pm

Saturday 15 June

SILENT REVOLUTION: Join the silent revolution and have a go on Yamaha's latest Silent Pianos. Leading product specialist, Bert Smorenberg will also perform every hour to show you how it is done. Free, just turn up, 12-4pm

CONCERT: A church choir all the way from Minnesota are joining Tottenham Community Choir at St Pancras Church tonight for a free concert. A retiring collection on the night will also go towards the British Heart Foundation. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Sunday 16 June

FAMILY OPEN DAY: Polka Theatre's annual open day is today, so head backstage for activities, storytelling sessions, backstage tours and fancy dress. Free, just turn up, 11am-4pm

FREE MALE HAIRCUTS: Sorry ladies, men only. Professional hair brand Fudge is opening a pop-up salon in Covent Garden and is offering men the chance to have their tresses tended free of charge. Free, prebooking recommended, 11am-6pm

MILK FLOAT MUSIC: Keep your eyes peeled if you're in Camden today as folk band Teyr will be performing ... whilst been driven around on the back on an old 1975 milk float. Free, they will head of at 1pm and finish up at the Dublin Castle at 2pm

Check out our map of free things to do in London for more frugal fun.

Last Updated 09 June 2013