Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Listen to refugees’ stories at two Thameside events this week. On the South Bank, there are talks and games inside the Good Chance theatre dome, which has been brought over from the Jungle camp at Calais. At Somerset House an installation of tents and wooden shelters (to be delivered to Calais after the exhibition) sets the scene for a VR experience created by volunteers and refugees. Various venues. Waterloo and Temple. Daily until Aug 7.
Float away physically as you drift away mentally at this yoga class on a boat. Considering that downward dogging is pretty chill even without the sound of lapping water, we’d say relaxation is guaranteed. The free lesson lasts an hour. The Electric Barge. Paddington. Jul 26.
We dare you to try and keep a straight face at this performance by French circus group Compagnie Barolosolo. Part of Circulate season, it sees two clowns battling it out in a paddling pool. Expect acrobatics, songs and
a lot of splashing. Giffin Square. Deptford rail. Jul 30.
Annual east London art festival Hackney WickED returns this year, this time as a curated series of exhibitions, live art, music and film events. Highlights include a studio tour, a ‘retro party’ fundraiser and a treasure hunt. Various venues. Hackney Wick Overground. Until Jul 31.
Imagine your office but spookier, futuristic and more dystopian, and you’ll get somewhere close to Yuri Pattison’s creepy art installation. It’s a bleak examination of the fluidity of time and the place where most of us spend our days. Chisenhale Gallery. Bethnal Green. Wed-Sun until Aug 28.
Have a beer on the house at pubs across the city on Friday. Camden Town Brewery is marking the launch of its limited-edition lager Strawberry Hells Forever by inviting Londoners to drink the first kegs dry. Various venues. From 7pm, Fri Jul 29.