The best free events this weekend 15-17 May 2015
By Manolis Zografakis
Like always, there are lots of great free events in London this weekend 15-17 May 2015. We are big fans of vintage clothing so we’re excited about the Beyond Retro Garage Sale running from Friday until Sunday next door to Beyond Retro in Stoke Newington. On Friday there is a nice live jazzy gig at the Hootananny in Brixton while on Sunday there is the free open-air concert by the London Symphony Orchestra in Trafalgar Square and a nice family friendly event celebrating African culture at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. If you love food markets you should head down to Dalston Food Market at The Petchey Academy this Sunday. Finally don’t forget about the Herne Hill Free Film Festival which runs till the end of the month. So, without further ado we present our Top 5 Free Events in London this weekend 15-17 May 2015. By the way, if our top 5 isn’t enough for you have a look at the Top 10 Free events this month and the free film screenings in May.
►Beyond Retro Garage Sale next door to Beyond Retro, Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB – Fri 15 to Sun 17
Prepare to get second-hand savvy and grab yourself a seriously bodacious bargain.
►Perhaps Contraption + Ikestra + Antelope live at Hootananny, Brixton, SW2 1DF – Fri 15 (starts at 9pm)
Wormfood presents a great live event with 4 live acts, Free before 10pm, £4 after 10pm.
►Mwalimu Express at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA – Sun 17 (2pm-6pm)
A family friendly event celebrating all about Africa with live music by KASAI MASAI and a free film screening.
►Dalston Food Market at The Petchey Academy, Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EY – Sun 17 (11am-6pm)
Exceptional Produce, Hot Food and Drinks. Guardian’s “Top 10 food markets in Europe.”
►London Symphony Orchestra live in Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN – Sun 17 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
A free open-air concert by the London Symphony Orchestra performing Shostakovich’s Jazz Suitesv.