Free And Cheap London Events: 26 October-1 November

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Free And Cheap London Events: 26 October-1 November

Interesting and unusual things to do in London for £5 or less this week.

All week

People disappear and emerge from the coloured mist. Image courtesy Wellcome Trust

100 FREE BURGERS:
Prime Burger is giving away 100 free burgers for a week at its Euston restaurant. Every day from 26-30 October, the first 100 customers through the door can claim a free burger by entering their name and email address here.

NEVER YOU MIND HONEY EXHIBITION:
Artsdepot presents Never You Mind Honey, a site specific exhibition by artist Adam Hogarth. The work is inspired by the Gaumont Cinema, which originally stood on the site Artsdepot was later built on. 25- 31 October 2015

CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY:
Last chance to see Viva Cuba! at Lumas Gallery. The photography exhibition features shots of familiar Cuban scenes (retro cars, colourful houses and decaying glamour) all beautifully done. Free, until 31 October

COLOURFUL MISTS:
Get lost in a multicoloured mist at Veronica Ann Janssens' Light Show at Wellcome Collection. It's a calming and meditative experience, although you may have to queue at busy times. Free, just turn up, until 3 January

Monday 26 October

FREE ACCESSORIES WORKSHOP:
Make an acrylic statement necklace with Elizabeth Joseph, jewellery designer, choose your colour scheme. Brick Lane, free, 5.30pm-7.30pm

LONDON RECORDED BY CAMERA:
Since opening in 1895, Bishopsgate Library has held fascinating collections relating to photography in London. Specialising in collecting street photography and social and cultural images of London with extensive collections on political, protest and radical history, the library now holds over 150,000 images. Join library and archives manager Stefan Dickers, for an introduction to the collections. Free, prebook, 7.30pm

Tuesday 27 October

2015 SHORTLIST EVENT:
A special evening at the British Academy as the authors shortlisted for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction discuss their books. British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, free, register, 6.30pm-8pm

BARSHORTS FILM CLUB: BarShorts Film Club is back for an evening of animated laughs and short film lunacy. HA HA Shorts directors will include Alex Goddard, Alexander Engel, Robert Loebel, Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence, Katie Heron, Chris Shepherd, Joseph Pierce and Chris Cottam. The Book Club, Shoreditch, free; basement doors will open at 7pm and films will begin at 8pm.

Wednesday 28 October

SCIENCE MUSEUM LATES:
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme, this week: the world of computing and coding in celebration of the birth of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian pioneer of the computer age. Free, 6.45pm-10pm

Thursday 29 October

KINGSTON HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT MARKET:
London’s largest, scariest Halloween street food, designer maker and art event. 50 traders, spooky sideshows and monster music. Kingston's Ancient Market Place, free, 5pm-10pm

GHOST STORIES WORKSHOP:

An evening of supernatural tales with a twist. Join novelist Frances Hardinge for a flash-fiction workshop, and share your spectral imaginings in the dimly-lit rooms of Keats House. Refreshments will be served. For keen writers of 15 and up. Free, booking essential, 6pm-8.30pm

Friday 30 October

FREE SUPPERCLUB:
Londoners can get a free Higgidy pie and share a sofa with chief pie-maker Camilla, plus Gogglebox’s Chris & Stephen in a cosy setting. There will be a homely living room in Soho, complete with plush armchairs and comfy sofas. Book a sofa, Higgidy Sofa Supper Club London, 5-7 Grape Street, 6pm-8pm


FERNANDO'S HOUSE OF HORROR COMEDY VARIETY SHOW:
Jody Kamali presents a ghoulishly silly comedy show featuring physical comedians and clowns playing freaks and oddballs in the vein of Hammer Horror and comedy freak shows. Dan Lees, Marny Godden, Cheekykita, Fred Strangebone and Jody Kamali will feature as The Hoover Lady, Half-Frog-Half-Actor Matthew McConaughey, Lady Exorcist and more. Golden Lion, 116 Sydenham Road, free entry or £5 to guarantee a seat, 8pm-10pm

The National Lottery Celebratory Image Event

Saturday 31 October

WEEKEND SPACE CADETS:
A free programme of activities about space science and space exploration for families. Exploring through workshops topics from life on the International Space Station to the latest robotic missions exploring our solar system and beyond. Royal Observatory, free, 12.30pm-3.30pm

RHS London Frost Fair

Sunday 1 November

CULTURE, COMPASSION AND COMMUNITY:
As part of London Field's Free Film Festival Shoreditch Radio Film Critic John Flannery is hosting Shorts, Feature 'How We Used To Live' and Q+A, Stage 3 Cafe, Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, 6pm

RHS SECRET GARDEN SUNDAY SHOWS:
The RHS London Frost Fair takes place at Lindley Hall, which will be infused with a pre-Christmas winter feel. Find nurseries selling the best winter plants, stalls offering gardening advice, a variety of informative talks throughout the day and a live reindeer family. Visitors will also be able to join workshops and food and drink. RHS Lindley Hall, £5, 10am-4pm

Last Updated 27 October 2015