Free And Cheap London Events: 1-8 November 2015

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Free And Cheap London Events: 1-8 November 2015

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

All week

The Photomonth Photo Open, Photo by John Quintero

RE-FORM:
Art from offenders, secure patients and detainees at the 2015 Koestler Awards. This year’s show was curated by Southbank Centre and the Koestler Trust to showcase many of the pieces chosen for the awards by over 150 arts professionals. Royal Festival Hall, free, until 29 November

COMEDY AT THE CAMDEN HEAD:
London's only free comedy club is free seven days a week and is regularly host to TV headliners. It promises always to be free and, more importantly, always to be funny. Camden Head in Angel, free, 7.30pm

WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION:
A free exhibition of award-winning photography from the 58th World Press Photo contest. This year the photographs were selected from 97,912 photos made by 5,692 photographers from 131 different countries. They address subjects including hard news, sport and portraits. Level 2 Foyer at Royal Festival Hall, 5-29 November

MUSIC CUBE:
Free music festival taking place at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush with performances from Foxes, Rebecca Ferguson, Stooshe, Ortise and Sam Callahan. Free tickets available, 6-8 November

THE PHOTOMONTH PHOTO OPEN:
Telling stories is the theme of this year's Photomonth which is open to photographers from the UK and all over the world. Visitors are asked to vote for the 'Best in Show', and the winner will be invited to the Sony World Photography Awards in 2016. Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, 10am-10pm

Monday 2 November

THE WASH HOUSE POETS:
The Wash House Poets host a lunchtime special of spoken word, poetry and performance. The Bridewell Bar, free, 12.30pm

CRIES OF LONDON:
Discover the faces of London's old street hawkers in a series of portraits known as the 'Cries of London'. This exhibition will highlight some of the most significant examples of these prints. Bishopsgate Institute, free, until 29 January

Vincent Price Fright Night

Tuesday 3 November

£2 HAMBURGERS:
To celebrate its second birthday, Grill Shack Diner is doing £2 classic hamburgers all day. Beak Street, Soho.

VINCENT PRICE FRIGHT NIGHT:
See a celebration of the life and career of horror movie icon Vincent Price with the UK premiere of The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price, a docu-film fabricated through the editing of film clips, audio and television. Galvanisers Union, free, get your tickets, 7pm-10pm

Wednesday 4 November

LONDON HISTORIANS MONTHLY PUB MEET:
Love London, love history, love pubs? Come along to London Historians monthly social, upstairs at the Hoop and Grapes on Farringdon Street. All welcome, and you're bound to bump into some Londonist contributors. The Hoop and Grapes, Farringdon, free, 6.30pm

FOLK RISING:
Catch a new generation of folk music artists at Folk Rising.​ This week, hear ​Zachary Lucky, Winter Mountain and Nadine Khouri. Cecil Sharp House, prebook, £5, 7.30pm

London Acoustics: Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Thursday 5 November

OTHELLO ON TRIAL:
Othello on Trial, the first play in a new youth theatre project, emphasises the importance of preventing violence against women, and takes a novel approach to promoting discussion. The Octagon, Queen Mary's University London, Mile End, prebook, free, 6.30pm

LONDON ACOUSTICS:
London Acoustics presents Remember, Remember the 5th of November, a night of acoustic music to enjoy from four talented local acts. The Hideaway Pub, 114 Junction Road, Archway, free, 7.30pm

Friday 6 November

MUSIC OF INDIA:
As part of the V&A India festival, catch a special evening of performance featuring classical north Indian music and folk music from Rajasthan in collaboration with Asian Music Circuit. Free, 7pm-9pm

COMEDY:
Fans of John Hughes should pootle off to The Camden Head for a comedic tribute to films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club from comedians Matthew Highton, Joz Norris, Marny Godden, Matt Telford and Ali Brice. £4, prebook, 8.30pm

Saturday 7 November

URBAN FOOD FEST:
Dishes from all over the world are served in this Shoreditch carpark, which is transformed into an outdoor eatery. Free, noon until midnight

ART LIBRARY OPEN DAY:
This is a rare opportunity to browse the floor-to-ceiling-high shelves in the art stacks and closely examine the library’s most valuable volumes. Westminster Reference Library, free, prebook, 2pm-5pm

FIREWORKS:
Find a firework display near you with our by-borough round up.

Sunday 8 November  

GO EXPLORE:
The St Neots led bike rides are back again with lots of great opportunities to get out on bicycles, find new places and make new friends along the way. Meet outside the Ambiance Café at the Riverside Car Park in St Neots at 10.30am, free, prebook

INTERNATIONAL PICNIC AND VOLLEYBALL:
You don't need to be a keen volleyball player to take part in this event as it's all for fun. If you don't fancy volleyball there will also be football, badminton, frisbee and plenty of other games. Kensington Gardens between the Round Pond and Kensington Palace, £2 per player, prebook, 2pm

Last Updated 06 November 2015