Free And Cheap London Events: 15-21 August 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 15-21 August 2016

Skint? On a budget? Looking for cheap things to do in London? We hear you, which is why we've put together this list of things happening in London this week that cost £5 or less.

All week

You are the show in the two-person performance, Etiquette.

THEATRE EXPERIENCE: Experience autoteatro piece Etiquette in Dalston — become the subject and discover raw human communication. The intimate two-person experience takes place in public, but nobody else knows. £5, book in advance, 3/4pm until 31 August

FILM FESTIVAL: Hackney Attic's first film festival features short films, web series and a film-related art class, and there's work by both local and international artists. Free (some events charge), book in advance, 15-31 August

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE: Discover the story of the suffragists, 150 years after the petition calling for women's suffrage was delivered to parliament. Free, just turn up, all day (until 27 August)

FANZINE EXHIBITION: Explore 60 years of subculture with fanzines from the 1950s until the present day at the Barbican. All day (until 30 August)

Monday 15 August

TEA DANCE: Dance the Monday blues away at the Camden Centre, which is transformed into a summer paradise. There's a raffle and plenty of refreshments, including tea, wine and homemade cakes. Call 020 7974 5633 for more details. £5, just turn up, 12.30pm

INDIAN TEXTILE EXHIBITION: It's the last day of the Assamese textile exhibition at the British Museum. Vrindavani Vastra is a woven silk textile featuring scenes from the life of Krishna, a Hindu god. Free, just turn up, all day

FILM & ARTS CLUB: The Last Temptation Film & Arts Club in Soho kicks off their weekly series with a screening of King Creole, on the 39th anniversary of Elvis's death. Introduced by film historian Thomas Hamilton, the film is followed by rockabilly music and pop art Elvis visuals. £5, book in advance/just turn up, 6.30pm

Have an Elvis-themed night in Soho. Photo by Rob Smith from Londonist Flickr pool.

Tuesday 16 August

HISTORY WALK: Discover the debauched history of the Southbank on a free two-hour walking tour. Free, book in advance, 2.30pm

POSTER EXHIBITION: Re-imagined screen-printed posters made by artists and illustrators are on display at Somerset House. Free, just turn up, all day from 10am (until 17 August)

Wednesday 17 August

FASHION & TECHNOLOGY: Dress For Our Time combines refugees, technology and fashion to form a striking installation at the Science Museum. Free, just turn up, all day (until 4 September)

ETHICS OF EATING ANIMALS: Humanist Phil Walder believes that the survival of the human race is independent of eating animals, and he explains why at Conway Hall. £3, just turn up, 7pm

Dress Four Our Time at the Science Museum.

Thursday 18 August

AUTHOR DISCUSSION: Literary critic Alex Clark speaks to Raja Alem about The Dove's Necklace, the novel for which she became the first woman to win the International Prize for Arab Fiction. Waterstones Piccadilly. Free, book in advance, 7pm

Friday 19 August

ART FOR DOGS: Take your dog for a cultural experience at The Hub in Southwark - there's a series of interactive art installations by artist Dominic Wilcox created to appeal to our canine friends. Free, book in advance, all day from 11am (until 20 August)

WORLD FOOD MARKET: Head to St Katharine Docks for a market featuring over 20 stalls of Greek souvlaki, steamed bao buns, mac'n'cheese and more. Free, just turn up, all day from 11am

Eat yummy food from around the world in St Katharine Docks. Photo by Robert Pittman from Londonist Flickr pool.

Saturday 20 August

WOOD WALK: Discover the Great North Wood — a wildwood that was established over 10,000 years ago - with the London Wildlife Trust. The two hour walk ends in Crystal Palace Park. Free, just turn up, noon

LONDON FIRE BRIGADE: To celebrate 150 years of the London Fire Brigade, meet local firefighters and watch live rescues at Acton Fire Station. Free, just turn up, all day from noon

GALAXY TALK: Molecular astrophysicist Clara Sousa-Silva will speak at Yellow Pavilion Wembley about Twinkle, the mission using spectroscopy to find out the history and composition of the planets orbiting distant stars. Free, book in advance, 3pm

Meet the firefighters. Photo by sinister dexter from Londonist Flickr pool.

Sunday 21 August

HELICOPTER FILMING: See a helicopter fly at the very low height {pdf] 100ft above the river near of Waterloo Bridge. Free, just turn up, 9-11am

Watch a low level flying helicopter at Waterloo Bridge. Photo by markdbaynham from Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 16 August 2016