Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Every year thousands of pissed people in Santa garb go on a massive, merry march all over London. In fact, SantaCon is now as much a part of Christmas as mince pies, the Queen’s speech and career-crippling office-party embarrassment. So grab your onesie and your itchy beard and get stuck in. Just make sure to smile, wave and ‘ho-ho-ho!’ at any confused tourists who spot you. www.santacon.co.uk. Sat Dec 10.
Ken Russell may have been one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers, but he was also a dab hand at photography. His mesmerising pictures of 1950s London capture the magic in the mundane. Proud Chelsea. Tube: Sloane Square. Until Jan 3 2017.
To mark the release of its new Ektra smartphone, master of disposable house-party photos Kodak is putting on free workshops teaching snappers of all abilities to create and edit beautiful images. Berwick St. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. Until Sun Dec 11.
If you can code, you’ll have a job for life; if you can’t, you’ll never be friends with Gary from IT. It’s a good thing then that Apple’s running free coding workshops as part of Computer Science Education Week. Various venues. Until Sun Dec 11.
One of London’s most diverse choirs takes advantage of the awesome acoustics in the Royal Festival Hall’s roomy foyer space. Door-knocking carollers, take note: this is how it’s done. Central Bar Foyer, Royal Festival Hall. Tube: Waterloo. Fri Dec 9, 5.30pm.
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