The best budget things to do this weekend!
By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)
新年快乐 – That means happy New Year in Chinese and we’re ready to to celebrate it in style in the city of London. If you are looking for cheap things to do this weekend, that’s our top pick, however don’t forget that there is also 25% off your bill at Balls Brothers for the rest of January. Don’t let the cold weather put you off, go out and enjoy yourself with these budget goings on.
#1 | Chinese New Year | Chinatown | Free
It’s the year of the rooster but the main attraction at the Chinese New Year Parade is still most definitely the dragon dance. Joining it will be other attractions including Shaolin monks practising kung fu and a traditional Chinese puppet show. You can also take a little piece of Chinese culture home with you with paper dragons, lanterns and drums. Find out more here.
When: Sunday 29th January, (From 10am).
#2 | Drink, Shop, Dance | King’s Cross | Free before 10pm, £3 after
Put on your dancing shoes and head down to everyone’s favourite craft cafe in order to boogie the night away to a great mix of old-school and new tracks.
When: Saturday 28th January 2017 (7pm-2am).
Where: 9 Caledonian Road,Kings Cross, N1 9DX.
Cost: Free before 10pm and £3 after.
#3 | House of Vans presents: Open Plan | Waterloo | Free
Exploring the work of upcoming, contemporary artists this engaging exhibition at the House of Vans showcases a variety of artworks including architecture and site-specific installations through painting and sculpture.
When: All weekend (exhibition ends 12th February 2017).
Where: 228-232 Station Approach Rd, London SE1 8SW.
#4 | Memorial. A Tribute To Taxidermy | Forest Hill | Free
Inspired by pieces selected from the Horniman’s historic collection, ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long challenges ideas and perceptions of this art paying tribute to the unknown craftsmen of the past to produce a series of works.
When: All weekend. Exhibition runs until 1st May 2017, (10am-5pm).
Where: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ.
#5 | Space To Breathe | Embankment | Free
Creative artworks made in an attempt to communicate the lenghths of London’s air pollution problem, described through a variety of performances, art and workshop. Exhibited at Somerset House.
When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017, (7pm-9:45pm).
Where: Strand, London WC2R 1LA