Free And Cheap London Events: 17-23 October 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 17-23 October 2016

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See striking photos of the City taken by those living and working there.

CITY PHOTOGRAPHY: All Hallows by the Tower's Great City Photography Project features photos taken by people living or working in the Square Mile, as well as Victoria Burgher's new installation. Free, just turn up, until 30 October

REGENT'S CANAL: As Regent's Canal turns 200, discover its riches to rags to riches story at London Canal Museum. £4, just turn up, until November 2016

Monday 17 October

9TH CENTURY BRITAIN: Head to the British Library for a talk about Nennius, the author of History of the Britons. Free, just turn up, 6.15pm-7.15pm

BREXIT DISCUSSION: Labour MP Gisela Stuart co-chaired the Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum, and now she is at Queen Mary University to discuss her hopes for a post-Brexit Britain. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm-8pm

Tuesday 18 October

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: UCL's Dr Jenni Rodd discusses how we know what words mean and how to make the best guess about their definitions in this free lunch hour lecture. Free, just turn up, 1.15pm-1.55pm

POETRY DISCUSSION: Maddie Godfrey, Jah-Mir Early and The Repeat Beat Poet are performing pieces on the theme of the artist's role at this themed poetry night. If you're feeling brave, sign up for the open mic. Takes place at VFD, Stoke Newington. £5, book in advance, 7.30pm

POLITICAL COMEDY CLUB: Chris Coltrane's political comedy club Lolitics takes place at The Black Heart in Camden. Sean Morley and Elf Lyons are on the line up tonight. £3, just turn up, 8pm

Wednesday 19 October

ST PAUL'S SERVICE: Two specially commissioned anthems will be performed at St Paul's Cathedral's evening interfaith service, to commemorate 150 years of Barnado's Children's Charity. Free, just turn up, 7pm

WOMEN IN REVOLT: Shorts on Tap are showing seven short films directed by women that show and challenge the notion of girlhood, at 93 Feet East in Shoreditch. The screenings are followed by Q&A with the filmmakers, and a live spoken word performance. £3, book in advance, 7pm

Celebrate 150 years of children's charity Barnado's at St Paul's Cathedral.

Thursday 20 October

WEST INDIAN CRICKET: Author Colin Babb explores the relationship between cricket in the West Indies and the British Caribbean community at Richmond Library. £3, book in advance, 7pm

LIVE MUSIC: Apeman Spaceman, Jimmy Bowman and Blush are part of the line up at Urban Bar on Whitechapel Road. £5, just turn up, from 7pm

Apeman Spaceman are performing at Urban Bar.

Friday 21 October

FIRST WORLD WAR: The National Archives in Kew is holding an afternoon of talks about the relationship between mental health and the first world war. Was it just the soldiers who suffered psychological trauma? Free, book in advance, 1.30pm-5pm

CROYDON PARTY: Hackney Colliery Band perform two sets at the launch of CROWD, a new pop up event space in Croydon. Street Cocktails Sound System will also be spinning the decks and there will be two bars, and a host of local street food stalls to keep you nourished. Free, just turn up, 4.30pm-9.30pm

Hackney Colliery Band are playing at CROWD.

Saturday 22 October

FOUNDLING MUSEUM: Get free entry to the Foundling Museum this weekend and discover the history of the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery. Free, just turn up, until 23 October

BOOKSHOP MUSIC GIG: Local Walthamstow singers Steven James Adams and Darren Hayman are playing a small, intimate gig at All You Read Is Love in Leytonstone. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Sunday 23 October

HARVEST FESTIVAL: There's a Corn Queene effigy, an apple tasting and a specially adapted Robin Hood play at harvest celebration. October Plenty. Why not join the crowd and follow the procession from Bankside to Borough Market? Free, just turn up, from noon

Try all things apple at October Plenty.

Last Updated 14 October 2016