Put your money away! Here are the week's best free events.
If site-specific dance in neoclassical surroundings is your thing, head to Tate Britain to see British artist Pablo Bronstein’s ambitious performance piece ‘Historical Dances in an Antique Setting’. In it, professional dancers respond to the architectural features of the magnificentDuveen Galleries. If only we could all be this graceful in public. Tate Britain. Pimlico. Daily until Oct 9.
See local artists’ work in galleries, studios and even dangling from trees. Choose from 25 events, including a speedcrafting summer party, which involves learning a new skill super-quick. Don’t forget a bag to carry/conceal your efforts. Various venues. Leytonstone. Until Sun Jul 10.
Spend a sunny Saturday (we can hope!) gorging on food and locally brewed booze, while listening to live music. Hackney’s oldest building, St Augustine’s Tower, will also be open. St John-at-Hackney Church. Hackney Central. Sat Jul 9.
As part of the Festival of Love, The Homeless Library comes to the Southbank Centre. It’s a history of homelessness created by people who have lived on the streets, and explored through stories, poems and art. You can also join in a poetry or book-making workshop. Royal Festival Hall. Waterloo. Sat Jul 9.
Mother’s Ruin fans rejoice! Harrods has teamed up with The Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal to bring you a free gin taster class. Learn how to hone your tastebuds, before moving on to blind tasting and cocktail making. Harrods Spirits Room. Knightsbridge. Thu Jul 7. Booking essential. firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t mope away your Sundays with Netflix and the remains of a takeaway. Until August, the bandstand in Greenwich Park is hosting live music. This weekend, catch the London Gay Symphonic Winds, whose name alone surely merits a visit. Greenwich Park. Cutty Sark DLR. Sundays until Aug 28.