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Five totally free things to do in London this week

Isabelle Aron

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

Art of Ping Pong x Collage Club

Art of Ping Pong and Collage Club have teamed up for a charity auction of collage-style artworks made on table tennis bats, which will be on show at The Hoxton for a month-long exhibition. The launch is this Friday, and Collage Club will be running workshops so you can make your own artwork on a paddle. Pritt Sticks at the ready! The Hoxton, Southwark. Tube: Southwark. Fri Sep 13.

‘Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records’

This ace documentary combines archive footage and interviews to tell the story of seminal British ska, reggae and dub label Trojan Records, which turned 50 last year. Book a ticket online to nab a screening spot. House of Vans. Tube: Waterloo. Thu Sep 12.

Learn to Play Day

Get that back-to-school feeling at Yamaha Music, where teachers will be giving one-to-one taster lessons on how to play the piano,  violin, trumpet and more. There will be live music too, which should drown out any bum notes. Yamaha Music London. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. Sat Sep 14.

IBikeLondon Full Moon Disco Ride

Swap cycling lycra  for something more fun at this disco-themed ride, which welcomes all abilities. The ride will be at a ‘relaxed disco pace’ so you can wear something ridiculous without worrying how it’ll affect your performance. Start at the National Theatre. Tube: Waterloo. Sat Sep 14.

Africa Utopia Fashion Show

Forget London Fashion Week. Catch a free fashion show as part of the Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival. Expect to see work from designers from all over the African continent, which play with gender and identity. Royal Festival Hall. Tube: Waterloo. Sat Sep 14.

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