January can be an expensive month, what with all the credit card bills sneaking up on you after overdoing it around Christmas and New Year, so times will be tight.
Not quite ‘living off beans on toast’ tight, admittedly, but any opportunity to save a bit of cash at the weekend is not to be sniffed at, so here are a few options that won’t cost you a penny.
The light festival is returning to the capital for another year, running until Sunday night, with installations across the city. You can check it all out in King’s Cross, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, Westminster & Victoria, Waterloo and the South Bank, or the West End.
http://www.lumiere-festival.com/ - All weekend, various locations
Winter Lights at Canary Wharf
Time’s Up Rally
Jazz and Poetry on the Water
London Buddhist Centre open day
Free Sunday Cinema, Café Cairo
Illuminating India at the Science Museum
S.M.A.S.H., a comic, graphic, and novel talkfest
On Violence & Beauty exhibit
New Word Order poetry evening
Dough Society Opening with free vegan donuts
Angel Comedy free night
If you haven’t found yourself laughing enough in January, you should do something about that. Head on over to the Camden Head or the Bill Murray (or why not both) in Angel, Islington, to get a taste of professional comedians’ work without it costing you a single penny. It fills up fast, though, so show up nice and early.
http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/whats-on/ - Saturday and Sunday, various locations and time slots
Wim Wenders 'Instant Stories' exhibit
Daylight Music at Union Chapel