Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events.
There may not be as much neon in Soho as there once was, but on Brewer Street the iconic illuminated signs live on. Lights of Soho is London’s first ‘light art’ gallery and it’s stuffed to the rafters with neons of every description. For its spring show ‘Spotlight’, look out for balloon dogs and punk slogans. 35 Brewer St. Leicester Square. Until Apr 16.
A night of live music, spoken word, workshops and talks related to and inspired by Tracey Emin’s controversial piece ‘My Bed’. The work itself will be on display, so you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Millbank. Pimlico. Fri Apr 1.
American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz travelled across the world – from China to Sao Paulo – to capture the lives of people who struggle daily to find clean water. See 70 of his striking photos at this outdoor exhibition. The Scoop. London Bridge. Until Apr 10.
Peckham brewers Gosnells have made five new hopped meads and now they need you to taste them. Vote for your favourite and they will bottle the winning formula. There will be snacks on hand to soak up the booze. Chadwick Rd. Peckham Rye Overground. Sat Apr 2.
Make the city your playground during this ten-day event. Somerset House will turn into a giant board game from April 1 to 3. There’s also a largescale video gaming fair EGX Rezzed at Tobacco Dock. Various venues.
Fancy a spring makeover but don’t have the moolah? Get down to Old Street where, courtesy of the Charity Retail Association, you can see a stylist who’ll revamp your threads with thrift store gear. Old Street Underground Station. Apr 4-10. Reserve a slot.