Free And Cheap London Events: 16-22 November 2015

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Free And Cheap London Events: 16-22 November 2015

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

Alice In Wonderland exhibition at The British Library

All week

SHIFTING PATTERNS:
Explore a selection of textiles from the Pacific made from barkcloth. These garments demonstrate the long history of barkcloth which were used to wrap, drape and adorn the body in a variety of styles and designs. The British Museum, runs until 6 December, free, 10am-5.30pm

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN IN LONDON:
This exhibition explores Herge's work and includes pencil sketches, watercolours, character drawings and artwork of the much-loved Tintin and his dog Snowy. Read our review. Somerset House, free, runs until 31 January, 10am-6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

FINDING THE FUTURE:
A three day music seminar to encourage employment, entrepreneurship and enterprise in the music industry. The programme will include discussions, Q&As, live performances from breakthrough artists and keynote interviews. The Apple Store, Covent Garden, 18-20 November, free, 1.30pm-7.30pm

ALICE IN WONDERLAND:
View some of Lewis Carroll's original manuscript and illustrations to mark the 150 year anniversary of the novel. The British Library, Euston, free, opens 20 November, 9.30am-5pm

The Assumption of the Virgin at the Botticini exhibition. © The National Gallery, London

VISIONS OF PARADISE:
This exhibition explores the life of Palmieri, a true Renaissance man who trained in his native Florence as an apothecary, studied philosophy and rhetoric with the leading humanist scholars of his day and wrote histories, biographies and poetry. See our review here. National Gallery, free, until 14 February, 1oam-6pm

CRYSTAL PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
This annual film festival presents a diverse programme of independent world film to introduce viewers to an alternative cinematic experience. Screenings held in Stanley Halls and St. John's Church, many films £5 or under, runs until 28 November, films start at 7.45pm

Monday 16 November

CITY OF LONDON MIGRANT HAVEN:
A panel of impressive speakers, chaired by historian David Kynaston, will discuss the contribution of migrants to the development of our financial structures throughout history and to the present day. Schroders plc, free but booking essential, 6.30pm

THE RICH MIX READING GROUP:
This is not your usual reading group set up. Instead of reading a book before you come — or pretending to — you read short stories and poems together as part of a group. Rich Mix, free, 7pm

Tuesday 17 November

BUBBLES AND SCIENCE:
Join Dr Helen Czerski for a fascinating exploration of bubble physics and science communication. UCL, Darwin Lecture Theatre, free, 1.15pm-1.55pm

CORBYN'S LABOUR:
An open discussion on the future of the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn and the potential for change is what's launching The Left Book Club. £3-£5, 7pm-10pm

LOLITICS:
Join Chris Coltrane and guests Liam Williams, Grainne Maguire, Kate Smurthwaite and others for some brand new gags about politics and other topical matters. Old Black Heart in Camden, £3, just turn up, 7.30pm

Wednesday 18 November

PUB SCIENCE:
Dr Michael Byford, senior lecturer in Biochemistry at London South Bank University, will give a talk about our increasing resistance to antibiotics and the potentially catastrophic consequences that could lie ahead. Old King's Head, London Bridge, free, 6pm for 7pm start

IMPROV MASH:
A 'whose line is it?' style night of improv, comedy sketches, monologues and riffs. People will be selected at random to participate in various improv comedy games, so be warned... The Pack and Carriage, Eversholt Street, free, register, 8pm-10pm

City Of Dreams Exhibition of James Birtwistle's work

Thursday 19 November

GIRLS SKATE NIGHT:
A night exclusively for all the female shredders of London where you can hit the bowl and ramps and afterwards stretch it out with some yoga and free cocktails. House of Vans, free, 6pm-1opm

CITY OF DREAMS:
James Birtwistle’s unique photographs with digital treatments create haunting images of London as a city of dreams — those still held and those abandoned or forgotten. Rich Mix, free, 6pm

HANDBOOK OF HUMANISM:
There's a dialogue with AC Grayling, VP of the British Humanist Association, to celebrate the launch of a new publication which looks at humanism, its theoretical underpinnings, its consequences and diverse manifestations. Conway Hall, free, 7pm-9.30pm

Friday 20 November

HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND:
London's number one Christmas destination opens today to get you in the festive spirit with Christmas markets, food and drink and free live music. Free, opens at 5pm-1opm

REKORDERLIG CIDER LOUNGE:
Try some Scandinavian street food and cider at this festive pop up. Hungerford car park, Southbank, open until Sunday 17 January, free, 11am-10pm

Saturday 21 November

THE PLAGUE TAKEOVER:
Enjoy a day of plague-themed events and family activities to celebrate the opening of new exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution. National Maritime Museum, free, 11am-3pm

VICTORIAN RATCLIFFE:
This guided walk looks at the forgotten lives of the dockers of the Victorian Ratcliffe. Part of QMU's Humans of East London series of events. Free, 4.30pm-6pm

Sunday 22 November

#OPEN15: SUBMISSION:
This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate all things creative in Peckham and invites people that have a connection to Peckham to contribute artworks to exhibit together at Peckham Platform. 10am-5pm

SUNDAY BUZZ: KANSAS SMITTY'S BIG FOUR:
Kansas Smitty's Big Four plays the upbeat swing of New Orleans. Expect ragtime classics through to relaxed vocal covers as part of the EFG Jazz Fest. artsdepot in North Finchley, free, 12pm

Last Updated 15 November 2015