Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events.
Head to House of Vans on Thursday for a big ol’ new music sesh. The June instalment of their monthly free gigs features hyped north London trip hop band Babeheaven and Toronto-based multi- instrumentalist River Tiber. It’s going to be a night of synth, soul and hazy guitar. House of Vans. Waterloo. Thu Jun 8.
You know how on ‘Bake-Off’ there’s always one sciency-type who ends up measuring cake with an industry standard ruler? Imagine that times 1,000 and you'll come close to the Architectural Bake-Off. A competition where the biggest names in architecture battle it out to produce the best gastronomic creations. Fitzroy Square. Great Portland St. Sat Jun 10. Noon-3pm.
As our lives are increasingly spent in a virtual world of Instagram filters and fake news, it’s hard to tell what ‘reality’ is any more. Signe Pierce’s small show of lurid, hyperreal images explores that question.They’re also well fit, to be honest. Annka Kultys Gallery. Cambridge Heath Overground. Thu Jun 8-Jul 1.
Head to the Oxo Tower this month to experience a programme of workshops, live music and art from emerging talent. The line-up includes London’s first festival of architecture and film, a celebration of sonic art, plus music and graduate shows from the UK’s best art schools. Bargehouse. Southwark. Wed Jun 7-Jul 30.
If you sometimes get a looming fear that a dystopian future is around the corner– who hasn’t had a paranoid hangover?! – why not pop into this staged reading of George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty- Four’ at Senate House (aka the inspiration for the novel’s Ministry of Truth). The likes of Billy Bragg and activist Jack Monroe will be taking part. Senate House. Russell Square. Tue Jun 6. 9am-9pm.