Free And Cheap London Events: 6-12 March 2017

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Free And Cheap London Events: 6-12 March 2017

Things to do in London for £5 or less this week.

London Fly Fishing Fair

All week

SPRING POP-UP: A collective of three London based designers host an Urban Spring Pop Up at Craft Central in Clerkenwell. Get that Mother's Day gift sorted, or treat yourself to jewellery, homewares and more. Craft Central, free, just turn up, until 12 March

DANCE WITH ME: Things I Like In Bethnal Green (Dance With Me), is an exhibition of eight short films that show the passing of time in Bethnal Green. Oxford House, free, just turn up, 6-12 March

THE F WORD: No, not that F word. The Oxo Gallery is talking about forgiveness, with The Forgiveness Project, an exhibition with talks and storytelling events. Oxo Gallery, free, just turn up, 11am-6pm, 8-12 March

Monday 6 March

GLOBAL (LUKE)WARMING: Between the two polarised opinions on global warming a third approach has appeared. It states the world's getting warmer but it's not so bad. Professor Tim Palmer investigates this viewpoint from a rigidly scientific perspective. The Royal Society, free, just turn up, 6pm

SPELLING BEE: Ever looked at a children's spelling bee and thought you could do so much better? Well now it's time to put your money where your mouth is with the London adult spelling bee. Take part, or just watch the madness unfold. Drink, Shop & Do, £5, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

UnApollogetic at Hackney Attic

Tuesday 7 March

ROMAN BRITAIN: Travel along with Katharine Hoare, who transports you back over a thousand years, showing you what it was like to go out and about in Roman Britain. British Museum, free, just turn up, 1.15pm-2pm

OPEN MIC: Apollo is the Greek god of poetry and he's kindly lent his name to the poetry collective UnApollogetic, who host a spoken word and open mic night. Hackney Attic, free, book ahead, 7.30pm

JOHN SOANE'S MUSEUM: The Sir John Soane's Museum has an evening opening, where the public can explore it by candlelight. Get there early to make sure you get in — there are normally queues for this one, with only the first 200 people guaranteed entry. Sir John Soane's Museum, free, just turn up, 5.30pm-9pm

Wednesday 8 March

SCULPTURE WALK: Wander through Broadgate, a veritable hub of contemporary sculpture in the heart of the City on this guided lunchtime walk. Meet at Barclays bank on Moorgate, £5, book in advance, 1pm-1.50pm

THE VALUE OF HERITAGE: Old places used to be valued for their beauty and interest, but this isn't always the case anymore. Simon Thurley explores whether we need to develop a new argument as to why we should care for our historic environment. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm

1000 LONDONERS: On International Women's Day, Hackney Attic presents 10 Women x 10 Decades, a series of short films celebrating unsung female Londoners. Hackney Attic, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm

Lunchtime Sculpture Walk in Broadgate

Thursday 9 March

CHRISTIAN THIRD REICH: Naziism was not a Christian movement, but Christian Germans voted disproportionately for the Nazi party. This talk looks at why the movement was so popular with Christian Germans. Barnard's Inn Hall, free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

WHO RUN THE WORLD: It's the last Open Arts Café event and they're going out in a blaze of glory, dedicating the night to women of the past, present and future with music, theatre, comedy and short films. Open Arts Cafe, donation, just turn up, 7.15pm

Friday 10 March

WOMEN IN ADVERTISING: The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is hosting a talk on the role of women in advertising today. The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, free, book ahead, 2pm-3pm

RUGBY NIGHT MARKET: There's a ballsy night out in Spitalfields; a rugby themed night market in honour of the Six Nations. The perfect spot to kick back and watch the Ireland vs Wales game, or take part in rugby competitions and coaching. Old Spitalfields Market, free, just turn up 5.30pm-9.30pm

LE GRAND VOYAGE: The Maghreb Ciné film club is screening Le Grand Voyage. It shows a father and son who travel on a religious pilgrimage in a claustrophobic car. Rabbits Road Institute, £5/£4, book ahead, 6.30pm-9.15pm

Le Grand Voyage

Saturday 11 March

SPACE FESTIVAL: It's British Science Week, so the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is crammed with activities and demos for all ages to help people get their science on. The big event is Run The Solar System, a 10k that's run alongside your fellow astronauts. Olympic Park, free, just turn up, 8am-noon

FLY FISHING CENTRE: Whether you're a beginner or expert, head down to the London Fly Fishing Fair. There's even interactive demos taking place throughout the day — it will be interesting to see how they overcome the fact that the event's indoors. Business Design Centre, free, just turn up, 10.15am-6pm

GHANAIAN INDEPENDENCE: Young Africa Centre is celebrating 60 years of Ghanaian independence, with a pop up food market, music, poetry and much more. Young Africa Centre, free, book ahead, 2pm-10pm

Swish and Style

Sunday 12 March

DESIGN MARKET: The London Artisan is a showcase of over 50 curated designers, and functions as a diverse shopping experience. Old Truman Brewery, free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

SWISH AND STYLE: Tired of your old wardrobe, but don't have the cash to change things up? Swap your old clothes in at Swish and Style, and leave with a whole new outfit. Johnston Hall in Islington, free, just turn up, 12.30pm-3pm

Last Updated 15 March 2017