Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Think classical music is all boring chamber quartets? The Barbican hopes to make the genre more accessible at this two-day festival. There will be live music in the plant-filled conservatory, a screening of ‘The Artist’ with a live orchestra and performances from an electric guitar quartet. It’s also taking over loads of other venues in the City, including a night of classical meets electronica at Fabric. The Barbican. Tube: Barbican. Sat May 18-Sun May 19.
Ascent & Asana
MoreYoga and Everyone Active have teamed up for Mental Health Awareness Week to host free yoga and climbing sessions, both of which benefit the mind and body. Start limbering up and email email@example.com to book. Westway Sports & Fitness Centre. Tube: Latimer Rd. Thu May 16.
O’jos Light & Soul Lounge
Wine in a bottle is so last year. You can now drink vino from a can. Try it at O’jos Light & Soul Lounge, a pop-up bar for London Wine Week where there will be loads of free booze. Register for guest list on Eventbrite or just turn up. Tin tin! Old Street Gallery. Tube: Old St. Wed May 15.
Help Refugees and Indigo Volunteers are inviting Londoners to learn about the refugee crisis and the different ways to volunteer. There will be talks, workshops and live music. It’s free to attend but you need to register online so they know you’re coming. Stour Space. Hackney Wick Overground. Sun May 19.
Take a spooky tour of this SE15 cemetery that’s home to 1,000 ivy-clad angels. You can even get to peek inside the chapel and crypt, which are usually closed to the public. Plus, there will be live music, stalls and a treasure hunt. Nunhead Cemetery. Nunhead rail. Sat May 18.