Free And Cheap London Events: 10-16 October 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 10-16 October 2016

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Photograph of the interior of a show flat in Andrewes House, Barbican Estate, 1971. Image courtesy of Miriam Howitt

BARBICAN ARCHITECTURE: It's your last chance to visit this exhibition about the controversial design of the Barbican, a residential area housing 6,000 people. Free, just turn up, until 16 October

FREDDIE MERCURY: Richard Young Gallery in Kensington is showing a collection of intimate and iconic photos to mark what would have been the 70th birthday of musician Freddie Mercury. Free, just turn up, until 5 November

Monday 10 October

NORDIC CRIME: Author Thomas Rydahl discusses the themes of his debut crime novel The Hermit with UCL Lecturer Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, as well as the issues of translating into English. Takes place at the Free Word Centre. £5, book in advance, 6.45pm-9pm

POETRY AND DREAM: Explore the Divine through conceptual and abstract filmmaking at Cafe 1001's Shorts on Tap. Watch a series of short films, accompanied by Q&As with the directors, and a live poetry reading. £3, book in advance, 7.30pm (screening starts at 8pm)

COMEDY NIGHT: Bec Hill MCs the Country Mile Comedy Club at The Troubador. The line-up includes sketch duo The Pin and stand up comedian Catherine Bohart. All proceeds go to the SHM Foundation. £3.50-£5, book in advance, 8pm

Tuesday 11 October

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Dr Zoe Laughlin's lunch hour lecture at UCL involves plenty of demonstrations as she showcases the properties of materials, including some of the Earth's most marvellous matter. Free, just turn up, 1.15pm

WALKING IN SILENCE: Birute Nomeda Stankuniene's exhibition at Free Space Gallery explores silent walks in various landscapes. Chat to the artist herself at the open evening. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm (exhibition until 4 November)

Wednesday 12 October

EDITH CAVELL WALK: Take a guided walk of Royal Hospital London's grounds. It's where Edith Cavell, the nurse executed during the first world war for helping 200 soldiers escape, trained. £5 donation, book in advance, 2.30pm

RUSSIAN ANIME: See a selection of films that preceded Russian political movement Perestroika, including Japanese 1969 anime Flying Phantom Ship, dubbed in Russian with English subtitles. The event, at Muse at 269 on Portobello Road, will also screen communist propaganda shorts and a mystery film. Free, just turn, 7pm

Thursday 13 October

TRUTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCE: There are claims that only half of published findings in social science are true, so UCL Professor David Shanks explores the ways social science research could become more credible. Free, just turn up, 1.15pm

FREE COMEDY: Javier Jarquin, Jim Bird and Dave Green are responsible for the giggles at Dogstar Comedy in Brixton. Free, just turn up, 8pm

Friday 14 October

One for the foodies: KERB turns four.

STREET FOOD PARTY: Street food market KERB turns four and is celebrating with one-off KERBlaborations, live beer and a lot of beer in King's Cross — expect deep-fried spaghetti balls and ox-heart pepperoni quesadillas. £4, book in advance, 5pm-11pm

Saturday 15 October

DANCE INSTALLATION: Dance however you like at The Secret Slowness of Movement, Laura Dannequin's installation with an ever-changing  light and soundscape. Takes place at the David Roberts Art Foundation in Camden. Free, just turn up, 2-6pm

Sunday 16 October

Diwali Festival takes place in Trafalgar Square

DIWALI FESTIVAL: Try bollywood dancing, get henna, make a diwali lamp and watch performances at the Diwali Festival in Trafalgar Square. There's an Indian street food market too. Free, just tun up, 1-7pm

CRAFT AND COFFEE: Join London Craft Club at Brewdog in Clapham Junction to discuss all things craftY and even get stuck in with some inky fun involving stamps and beer mats. Free, just turn up, 2pm

Last Updated 14 October 2016