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Seven totally free things to do in London this week

Isabelle Aron

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

Southwark Queerstory

Celebrate LGBT+ History Month at this exhibition, which delves into the archives to explore queer culture in Southwark. Learn about the forgotten stories of trans Londoners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, ’60s pub drag culture and the emergence of the gay disco scene in Camberwell in the ’80s. Peckham Levels. Peckham Rye Overground. Until Mar 31.

Bread Ahead x Modernist Bread

If your love of carbs extends beyond just eating the stuff, Bread Ahead is hosting a talk with Dr Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of ‘Modernist Bread’, to answer all your doughy questions. Contact to book a place. Bread Ahead Borough Market. Tube: London Bridge. Fri Feb 23, 7pm. 

The Empathy Museum

From a Syrian dentist to a Nigerian barber, this immersive exhibition, ‘A Mile in My Shoes’, brings together 20 audio stories from migrants and refugees who’ve moved to London and made it their home. Migration Museum. Tube: Lambeth North. Until Sun Feb 25.

Uniqlo Tate Late

Get inspired by some incredible women at this month’s Tate Late, which celebrates 100 years since some women got the vote. The line-up includes talks and workshops from Sisters Uncut, gal-dem founder Liv Little and author Otegha Uwagba. Tate Modern. Tube: Blackfriars. Fri Feb 23.

Violet Nights: You’ve Been Lied To...

We’re living in a ‘post-truth’ world. Or are we? This instalment of the Southbank Centre’s ‘Violet Nights’ looks at how to sift through the fake news and investigate stories in the media. The truth is out there. Probably. Royal Festival Hall. Tube: Waterloo. Thu Feb 22, 7pm.

Lessons from Grenfell Tower

Part of LSE’s festival on issues of poverty, social care and housing, this talk will explore the link between inequality and housing, discussing the lessons we can learn from the Grenfell Tower tragedy. London School of Economics and Political Science. Tube: Holborn. Fri Feb 23, 6.30pm. Email to book a spot.

Run Dem Crew x Yogahood

Feeling stressed? Take some time to relax and stretch it out at this free yoga class courtesy of Yogahood founder Sanchia Legister and Run Dem Crew, which promises to be an hour of soulful vinyasa flow. Residence Inn by Marriott. London Bridge. Wed Feb 21.

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