Free And Cheap London Events: 7-13 March 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 7-13 March 2016

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This week see street photos from all over Europe. Image: Doug

A CRAFTY WEEK: Celebrating the best in contemporary craft, Heal's Modern Craft Market comes to the Tottenham Court Road store until 23 April. Expect live workshops, demos and talks on everything from stone carving to leather moulding. Free, just turn up, 10am-7pm, until 23 April

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Join street photographers Thomas Thorstensson and Lari Teleranta on a journey through Lisbon, London and Berlin and see the extraordinary characters they've captured on film. Craft Central, St John's Square. Free, just turn up, 10am-7pm, until 13 March

Monday 7 March

WILDLIFE LECTURE: Can we contribute to biodiversity by changing the way we design our gardens? Professor Justin Dillon discusses how we can help wildlife in London by redesigning our gardens, in this Gresham College lecture at Barnard's Inn Hall. Free, just turn up, 1pm
TANGO: Be inspired by some of the best theatre and dance in the country tonight at Conway Hall. Take part in the inclusive tango workshop led by Tyrone Landau, choreographer Jane Turner and theatre director Luke Dixon. All abilities welcome. £5, prebook, 7pm
COMEDY: Kilburn's The Good Ship bursts with comic acts tonight, from headline Imran Yusuf to Spencer Jones, Matt Richardson, Jonny Lennard, Sophie Willan and Ben Van Der Velde MC. Forget about the working week with this night of funny stuff. £4, prebook, 8pm

Tuesday 8 March

KEATS IN LOVE: Celebrating International Women's Day, Keats House presents a reading of John Keats's most famous love poems, for the women in his life. Free, prebook, 2pm

WOMEN TAKE THE LEAD: As part of Women Of The World Festival, head to the Clore Ballroom for an afternoon of ballroom dancing — with women taking the lead. Watch world same-sex ballroom champions, Caroline Privou and Petra Zimmerman, and let them inspire you to put your best foot forward, men welcome too. Free, just turn up, 3pm

JW3 FILM: See Academy Award-nominated Bryan Cranston as top Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, in Jay Roach's film, Trumbo, at JW3 for a bargain price. £5, prebook, 3.20pm

Wednesday 9 March

Some of the Thames best waterways are celebrated at W7. Image: Thames 21

PROJECT AWESOME: Get a 'power boost of positivity' at Project Awesome's fitness movement at The Scoop, Tower Bridge. Expect dazzling views of the city as you catch it at its best time. Free, prebook, 6.30am

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY: See the winning entries of the Living Waterways photography competition at W7 Emporium. Be among the first to see some of London's most beautiful waterways on film at the opening day of this exhibition. Free, just turn up, 9am-5pm

MICROBIOLOGY: Microbiology pros, Adam Roberts and Charlotte Mykura, head to the Book Club to reveal all there is to know about bacteria for Scibar: A Night Of Microscopic Proportions. It's like science class only with beer. Free, prebook, 7pm

Thursday 10 March

LONDONERS AT WAR: Tour London Metropolitan Archives, tracing the effects of five past conflicts on Londoners and their city. From a war against the king in 1642 to surviving the threat of a nuclear attack in the 20th century. Free, just turn up, 6pm

WOW ART: See stunning large-scale imagery projected onto the Royal Festival Hall as part of Acts Of Looking digital showcase. This range of female-created and curated images celebrates WOW Festival. Free, just turn up, 6pm

ALEXEI SAYLE: Muti-talented comic, Alexei Sayle, signs copies of his new book, Thatcher Stole My Trousers, at Waterstones Piccadily. He'll also be answering questions and discussing his varied career. £5, prebook, 6.30pm

PLAY WITH CLAY: Drink Shop Do invites you to grab a handful of clay and play. Mould Kim or Kanye or anything else you fancy, you might even win a prize for your creations. Free (when you buy a drink), just turn up, 7pm

Friday 11 March

WOW MARKET: The heart of WOW Festival, the market at the Royal Festival Hall will be crammed full of stalls raising awareness of issues facing women, offering workshops and selling creations. It's the perfect place to get a feel for the festival, network and get inspired by a host of ideas and activities. Free, just turn up, 11am-5pm

MUSIC: Recently signed to label Bella Union, Holly Macve combines hauntingly beautiful melodies with lyrical stories. Catch her in the Royal Festival Hall's Spirit Level Foyer this Friday. Free, just turn up, 1pm

OPEN PEN LAUNCH: To commemorate five years of Open Pen, the magazine composed entirely of reader-submitted short fiction, Brick Lane Bookshop hosts the launch of the Open Pen Anthology. Join authors at this celebration of all things fiction. Free, prebook, 7pm

Saturday 12 March

Say a final farewell to War Horse today. Image: Eva Rinaldi

FAMILIES FIND OUT: As part of Science Week, families can explore the Museum of London with students from Imperial College. Go in search of all things science and technology to inform, inspire and investigate. Free, just turn up, 11am-4pm, today and tomorrow

SPEED MENTORING: Women at all stages of their career can receive advice from experts in many fields, including theatre, journalism, science and art. Each ticket allows access to four 15-minute sessions with mentors to share your challenges and be inspired by their ideas at Southbank Centre. Free, prebook, 12.45pm

WAR HORSE FINAL FAREWELL: Before the final performance of War Horse, join author Michael Morpurgo and members of the creative team at New London Theatre to hear about its journey and eight-year history. £4, prebook, 5.15pm

BLANK BIBLES GIG: Bermondsey's Bottle Shop welcomes Homemade Jams for a night of Fleetwood Mac-inspired sounds from Blank Bibles. They'll be joined by jazz-infused Pneuma for some upbeat weekend tunes. £5, prebook, 8pm

Sunday 13 March

FARMERS MARKET: Cramer Street will be crammed with fresh produce for Marylebone Farmers Market. Have your fill from 30-40 stalls, selling some of London's finest foodstuffs. We particularly like the sound of newcomers, The Dusty Knuckle Bakery. Free, just turn up, 10am-2pm

GRAB A BACKPACK AT V&A: Drop into the V&A and pick up a backpack for your visit. Curious kids can choose from nine different award-winning packs to enhance their museum adventure, or under 5s can get involved with an Agent Animal pack. Free, just turn up, 10am-5.45pm

POETRY: Torriano Meeting House invites all poets to take to the stage at its Poetry Reading. Tonight hear from Amir Darwish (writer of Don't Forget The Couscous) and take part yourself as poets from the floor are welcome. £5, just turn up, 7.30pm

Last Updated 06 March 2016

Janey Howell

This is great - lots of suggestions. So pleased to have found it