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Five totally free things to do in London this week

Isabelle Aron

Image courtesy of Marina Abramović and Tin Drum

Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events

Marina Abramović: ‘The Life’

Want to hang out with one of the most important living artists? Now you can. Well, kind of. ‘The Life’ lets you spend 19 minutes with the digital avatar of art-world megastar Marina Abramović.
It’s sold out, except for the 70 free tickets we have. Snap ’em up at Serpentine Gallery. Tube: Knightsbridge. Thu Feb 21.

Little Kolkata giveaway

Sack off your sad sarnies and head to Little Kolkata for a free lunch between 11am and 3pm.  It’s giving away kati rolls – fried paratha bread stuffed with  omelette, salad and your choice of kebab. Score! Little Kolkata. Tube: Covent Garden. Fri Feb 22.

Barbican OpenFest: Art 50

Speak to an AI chatbot about identity, watch a Brexit-inspired musical performance and see photos celebrating the UK’s diversity at this arts festival exploring what it means to be British. Barbican Centre. Tube: Barbican. Sat Feb 23.

Dabbers Social Bingo

The classic game has been given a makeover with cabaret, live music and negronis. Your nan would (probably) not approve. Try it out for free this Monday if you book using the code ‘FREE100’. Dabbers Social Bingo. Tube: Aldgate. Mon Feb 25.

Focus Africa Takeover

Party for hours at Pop Brixton as Focus Africa hosts a day and night of live music and DJ sets from 3pm until midnight. Think you’ve got rhythm? Get there at the start for a marimba workshop. Pop Brixton. Tube: Brixton. Sat Feb 23.

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