Free And Cheap London Events: 31 October - 6 November 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 31 October - 6 November 2016

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PROTEST ARTWORK: Image, gesture and material combine at Victoria Miro Gallery I (near Old Street) to highlight serious political topics, such as the Holocaust and the current refugee crisis. There's even a deconstructed prison cell. Free, just turn up, until 5 November

HANGING GARDENS: See the hanging gardens of the City of London. The City Garden is an installation by artist Rebecca Louise Law at The City Centre near Guildhall. The exhibition's not new, but it's worth going to see before it closes in February. Free, just turn up, Monday-Saturday, until 28 February 2017

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM: Explore objects from animal skulls to human giant skeletons, at one of London's smallest museums, the Hunterian Museum, before it closes for three years. Free, just turn up, until 20 May 2017

Monday 31 October

CANADA AND SLAVERY: Uncover the complicated relationship between Canada and slavery with Eleanor Bird's lunchtime talk at the British Library. Bring an inquisitive mind and your lunch — tea and cake is provided. £5, book in advance, 12.30pm-1.30pm

FREE COMEDY: See some of the best upcoming comedians London has to offer at Right Funny Comedy night at Hawkins Forge in Battersea. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Tuesday 1 November

MYTHICAL WALK: Take a four-mile wander across south London, starting at Nunhead Library, and delve into the local myths and secrets. Free (donations encouraged), book in advance, 2pm-4pm

POLITICAL DISCUSSION: Think Question Time without the politicians; BAFTA award-winning comedian and journalist Heydon Prowse hosts a panel discussion about how current affairs, society and government can change and progress. Takes place at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. Free, book in advance, 7.30pm-9pm

ANIMATION FILM AND TALK: Stop motion expert Tim Allen discusses his life as an animator. He's worked on films including Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, a screening of which follows the talk. Takes place at Kafe 1788 in Poplar. Free, book in advance, 7.45pm

Discover the myths of South London on a two-hour walk. Details above.

Wednesday 2 November

HISTORY AND CHANGE: A panel discussion at Senate House questions whether history is just the story of change, and who make things change. £5, book in advance, 6pm-7.30pm

ANIMATION SHORTS: Expect an abundance of colour as you journey through a selection of short films at Cafe 1001's Colorama-themed Shorts On Tap. £3, book in advance, 7pm

Thursday 3 November

Dr Petar Kormushev's robot analyses crime scenes.

FORENSIC SCIENCE: Ever fancied your chances as a crime scene investigator? Head to Imperial College London to scan fingerprints, work a lie detector and learn how to treat a gunshot wound. You can even operate a real life robocop. Free, book in advance, 5pm-8pm

INDOOR FIREWORKS: See an indoor fireworks display and circus performers, and indulge in street food at The Workshop, a new community space on Albert Embankment. Free, just turn up, 5-7pm

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS: Be inspired by an adventurer, spoken word artist and record-breaking kayaker at The Canvas Cafe's Bucket List talk. Free, book in advance, 7pm-10pm

Friday 4 November

PHOTO EXHIBITION: From refugees crossing borders to marches against police violence, striking images from the 2016 World Press Photo Exhibition are on display in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre. Free, just turn up, until 21 November

Saturday 5 November

The Regent Street Motor Show is back. Photo: vierimaa

MOTOR SHOW: More than 100 cars from the past 120 years are taking over Regent Street for a free-to-view vintage car display. The street will be closed to traffic for the event. Free, just turn up, 10.30am-4pm

FIREWORKS: From Blackheath to Wimbledon Park, there are fireworks displays across the capital to mark Guy Fawkes Night — check out a guide to our favourites.

Sunday 6 November

CROYDON AIRPORT TOUR: Explore Croydon Airport and learn about the world's oldest air traffic control tower. Before you go, find out 11 amazing facts of the airport here, like how it was used as an airfield for the first world war. Free (donations welcome), just turn up, 11am-4pm

Last Updated 28 October 2016