The best budget things to do this weekend!
By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)
It’s statistically the most miserable time of the year this weekend, culminating on Blue Monday. However, that’s no reason to stay in and sulk! Instead, get out there and enjoy yourself with some of the cheapest things to see and do this weekend. We’ve got art, culture, film and theatre for you to enjoy. Plus, if none of these things take your fancy, we’ve also got a list of the best FREE things to do in January, as well a whole host of free films to check out. What are you waiting for, grab your coat!
#1 | European Wildlife Photographer of the Year | Horniman Museum | Free
It’s your last chance to check out the stunning photography in this exhibition at the Horniman Museum, showcasing the amazing phenomenon that is the natural world.
When: Friday 13th-Sunday 15th January 2017, (10:30am-5:30pm).
Where: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ.
#2 | The Box | Draper Hall | From £8
A story about psychological consequences of solitary confinement, realised on the stage by the Badac Theatre Company, who’s last play The Flood, gained glowing reviews.
When: Friday 13th – Saturday 14th January 2017, (7:30pm-10pm).
Where: Draper Hall – corner of Newington Butts and Hampton Street, London, SE1 6TL.
Cost: From £8.92-£11.
#3 | Get Cosy and Crafty with Hygge | Southbank Centre | Free
Bring family and friends along to knit, craft flower crowns, and listen to stories as part of the Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters season.
When: Saturday 14th January 2017, (All day).
Where: Green Display Space 5 – Level 2, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX.
#4 | Sherlock: The Final Problem | RichMix | From £5
Watch the series four finale of Sherlock Holmes on the big screen at RichMix, which will include an exclusive fifteen minutes of content only being screened in cinemas.
When: .Sunday 15th January 2017, (20:45 onwards).
Where: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA.
Cost: £5 for under 25’s, £10.50 for adults.
#5 | Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits | The British Library | Free
To mark what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, Quentin Blake has drawn up some special portraits for the British Library to commemorate some of Dahl’s most celebrated and loved characters.
When: Friday 13th-Sunday 15th January 2017.
Where: Second Floor Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.