*Cheap/free London!

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Cloo, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

  2. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

  3. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Just come back from watching the Unexpected Opera Company performance of 'The Barber Of Saville Row' at The Scoop by the GLA building.

    It's a rewritten version of Rossini's 'The Barber Of Seville', reset in 50s London, with the songs in English (rewritten words) and spoken word, not recitation which all told makes for a pretty accesible evening. Good fun, lots of laffs and it's free all this week...


    It's part of a wider festival of theatre, music and later in the year, film. The music programme is a bit jazz heavy, but toward the end of summer, there's a performance of the Medea...
  4. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

    Free tickets to exhibition at the new Darwin Centre, Natural History


    On 15 September the landmark Darwin Centre opens to the public. Museum visitors can explore world-class science in action in a dramatic new public space.

    The new Darwin Centre is a state-of-the- art science and collections facility and the building is the most significant expansion at the Museum since it moved to South Kensignton in 1881.

    See world-leading scientists at work, incredible specimens, exciting displays and much more. Visit the Darwin Centre from 15 September.

    Entrance is free
    10.00 - 17.50
    Booking is required for timed slots


    One of the highlights will be Cocoon, a journey deep into the 65-metre-long, eight-storey- high cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre. Here, you will discover some of the 20 million plants and insects protected by this enormous structure, from huge tarantulas to metre-high poisonous plants. For the first time, visitors will be able to see into the hidden world of scientific research, where real Museum scientists work on cutting-edge projects that could help protect the future of our planet.

    Demand for Cocoon is expected to be huge.

    Entrance is free
    Booking required
    Duration: approximately 45 minutes

    Be among the first and book your Darwin Centre Cocoon visit. Telephone +44 (0)20 7942 5725

    Begin your Cocoon journey with breathtaking views at the top of the 8-storey-high building, which you reach by glass lift. Wind your way down the gently sloping walkways past incredible specimens and exciting activities.

    Discover 100s of real specimens from huge tarantulas to metre-high plants. Highlights include giant wall specimen displays to films and high-tech installations.

    Take part in the many hands-on interactive activities as you explore science and nature.

    For the first time the hidden world of scientific research is opened up, revealing real scientists at work naming, analysing and preserving specimens. Through viewing desks, video and intercom, look in on laboratories and witness state-of-the- art equipment in use.
  5. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    I've just managed to blag my way out of work & grab a ticket for the opening day! :)

    I'll try and take pictures!
  6. shakermaker88

    shakermaker88 Active Member

    Anyone know a good link for free gigs?
  7. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

  8. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

  9. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

  10. Itziko

    Itziko Gone AWOL

    Last summer I was lucky enough to find out about Crossness Pumping Station's rare steaming days, and to attend the last one in August. Because the place is closed for major restoration works till 2011, it's going to be even harder to visit it.

    For those who haven't visited Crossness, it's the Sixtine Chapel of Sewage works. You may argue that there isn't big competition as far as pumping sewage goes, but Crossness is a jewel of Victorian architecture and engineering. You can see pictures on their website that don't do justice to it, plus, seeing the beam engines puffing at work was in itself awesome enough. We finished the visit with a picnic in nearby Abbey Wood, another wonder of South London that I didn't know (although I did know Thamesmead well, being a fan of brutalism). Amazing what worlds you can discover by merely crossing the Thames! :)

    P.S.: and going a bit off topic here, but is anyone a member of the London Industrial Archeology Society, and could you tell me more? I've been interested in that for a while.
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  11. jefflightfoot

    jefflightfoot New Member

  12. nebulous

    nebulous New Member

    not quite a london event but it's free entertainment- I've got a yamaha electone organ that i can no longer acommodate- does any one want it? I live in the centre of brixton and it's preferably buyer collects. It will fit in the back of a big booted car, and comes complete with stool and some beginner organ books, makes quality dated noise twin peaks-esque sound (although has many settings, inluding piano and a good selection of drum beats). It's pretty much as good as new the only issue is it's up quite a few stairs, but with two people that's not so bad. I can email a picture too, but not sure how to stick it in here. anyone?
  13. Laney

    Laney Got Faith?

    They're called law students :D
  14. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

  15. _pH_

    _pH_ .

  16. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Also: has anyone mentioned IanVisits yet?
  17. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

  18. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

  19. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    11-12 June - London Open Garden Squares Weekend

  20. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    and one that might be good for those with inquisitive kids ;)

    Wellcome Collection Midsummer Picnic

    25 June 2011, 12.00 - 16.00

  21. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I went to the Serpentine Gallery last week for the exhibition by the Italian artist Pistoletto. Most enjoyable and free, you can visit the pavillion next door too.
  22. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

  23. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

  24. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Become a contestant on the Apprentice and win a task for free luxury treats. These more often than not take place in London.
  25. FunkyUK

    FunkyUK u=5337

  26. Wesbot

    Wesbot New Member

    wow i just stumbled across this crazy old forum post while googling something in london and i am just a little bit curious as to how cloo's next 12 months from date of posting all turned out. Hello cloo?
  27. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

  28. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Uhm, I'm not sure we ever used the recommendations in this thread, but we did all right thanks and have got married and had two kids since then. So we're fairly skint again ;)
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  29. SLK

    SLK Banned Banned

    There's a city farm near bethnal green - is great for toddlers. I can't remember what it is called but if you come out the station and go left at the pub (so you have to be on the opposite side of the road from the pub) it's about half a mile on the right, before (I think) the flower market. OK, I'll look it up myself and post a link...

    edit: OK, it's Hackney city farm - that's already been mentioned. Sorry.
  30. soonplus

    soonplus @ autodespair

    if you want to drink for free - i'd recommend art exhibition openings, usually there are more than one going on in the same area

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