Free & Cheap London Events: 2-8 September 2013

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By Ruth Hargreaves Last edited 66 months ago
Free & Cheap London Events: 2-8 September 2013

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

London-based photographer Ben Hopper show off collaborative work at Stour Space, details below.

Monday 2 September

PARALYMPIC FILM: All Eyes On Us is a short film that follows the journey of four disabled people in the run up to, performance and aftermath of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and today is screens twice at the BFI Southbank. Free, prebook, 12.30 and 1.30pm

OPERATING LONDON: Today is the last day you can visit the Old Operating Theatre for a family workshop discovering the difficulties surrounding St Thomas’ hospital admission in the 19th century. Free, just turn up, 2pm

FILM: STRIKE! magazine presents a screening of Grasp the Nettle at the Whirled Cinema in Brixton - a film about environmental activism in London. Free, prebook, today and tomorrow at 7pm

Tuesday 3 September

GLOBAL FANS: The Fan Museum in Greenwich opens its Globe Trotting exhibition today, showing fan culture and production from a global perspective. £4/£3, just turn up, until 31 December

Wednesday 4 September

REMEMBERING THE WINDMILL: Although the Windmill Theatre closed nearly fifty years ago it is still held with much affection. This talk at Guildhall Library about the venue will be illustrated with colour photographs from 1940. £5, prebook, 6pm

APPRECIATE: Action for Happiness Hackney are a group who meet up once a month at The Britannia by Victoria Park to discuss the good, the great and the even better. This session looks at 'appreciating' and will include talks, activities and discussions. Free, just turn up, 7-9pm

WHIRLYGIG: The rather excellently named Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight is a monthly short film night, tonight showcasing the work of three emerging filmmakers. £5/£4, prebook for cheaper tickets, 7.30pm

Thursday 5 September

FREE FILM: Free! Film! The Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival returns today with more than 30 film screenings across its run. Tonight, celebrate its opening with a screening of the 1966 film The Gospel According to St Matthew, as well as a showcase of the SE15 Young Filmmakers Competition entries. Free, just turn up, until 15 September

PHOTOGRAPHY: Visit the University of Westminster's MA Photographic Studies degree show at Ambika P3 Gallery. Free, just turn up, until 9 September

LONDON ARTISTS: Art As Awakening showcases four London artists, their artwork highlighting personal journeys and awakened emotions through art production. At Conway Hall. Free, just turn up, until 6 September

LISTEN: Audio Lounge on Wigmore Street plays The Beatles album Revolver on their high end audio system for visitors to enjoy. Free, just turn up, 6-8pm

Friday 6 September

ART: London-based photographer Ben Hopper puts on a photo exhibition of his collaborative work with illustrators, dancers and creatives, aptly named Giving Something Back. At Stour Space, Fish Island. Free, just turn up, until 30 Sept

THAMES: The Mayor's Thames Festival starts today. There is a whole host of river-focused events taking place, many of which are free and cheap, so do take a look at the listings to see what floats your boat. Until 15 Sept

HOME: 2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of the Asian community from Uganda. Making Home at the Royal Geographic Society explores Ugandan Asian heritage and celebrates the cultural contribution of the community today. Free, just turn up, until 15 September

LANDSCAPE: Join University College London (UCL) for an afternoon dedicated to exploring the theme of LandSCAPE, curated by UCL's Researchers in Museums. Free, prebook, 2-5pm

Saturday 7 September

WALK: Explore the ancient parish area of Bromley-by-Bow in East London on a guided walk courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. £4, prebook, 3pm

Sunday 8 September

PHILOSOPHY: If an event is listed on Londonist but no one reads it, does it .. er .. make any difference? The third Philosophy Now festival takes place at Conway Hall today, with talks, debates, workshops and philosophy games for all. Free, prebook, from 10am

STREET FESTIVAL: The first Chrisp Street Festival takes place in Poplar today and includes (deep breath): Live music, a pop-up cinema, art workshops, classic cars, history talks, Lindy Hop lessons, face painting, mask making, food/drinks stals, a parade and a traditional Routemaster bus. Free, just turn up, from 11am-9.30pm

YOUNG NOISE: Noise Summit at the South London Gallery explores the relationship between young people and sound, and how noise-making in urban environments often defines anti-social behaviour. £5/£3, prebook, 1.30-5.30pm

FILM: DocDays presents a screening of the compelling documentary film A Whisper To A Roar, at Dalston Social, which details the inspiring and dangerous work of democracy activists in five countries around the world – Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Free, just turn up, 4pm

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

Last Updated 01 September 2013