Free Brain Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection

May 06

Free Brain Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection

In need of some cerebral stimulation? Get yourself down to the Wellcome Collection, just opposite Euston station for Brains: the mind as matter. Its free and has a tantalising warning on the website… that the exhibition ‘contains objects and images that some may find disturbing, including medical specimens and surgical film sequences. It is intended for...

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National Portrait Gallery – Free talks & tours at the Late Shift

Feb 12

National Portrait Gallery – Free talks & tours at the Late Shift

The National Portrait Gallery opens late on Thursday and Friday evenings for the Late Shift. There’s a bar, a dj playing chilled out tunes and lots of talks and tours, most of which are free. We went on the ‘Queering the Portrait’ tour, which runs each Thursday at 7.30pm from 9th – 23rd February. We were taken round the gallery by a group of...

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Toaster Street Art Film ‘Everywhere’ – Free Screening

Jan 24

Toasters ‘Everywhere’ Teaser Trailer from Toasters on Vimeo. Ever noticed pop art style toasters on walls, lamp-posts and billboards? They are the work of the Toasters. Originally from Wolverhampton, the Toasters have emblazoned their work in cities all around the world. They released a docu-film of their work last year called ‘Everywhere’....

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London Ice Sculpting Festival

Jan 15

London Ice Sculpting Festival

London Ice Sculpting Festival happened this weekend in Canary Wharf and was completely free. After a day of chipping, sawing and chiselling, the international teams came up with some pretty impressive sculptures. The creations were based onĀ ‘Winter Sports’. My favourites are...

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Free Modern Art at Whitechapel Gallery

Jan 09

Free Modern Art at Whitechapel Gallery

The great things about art in London is that you can see lots of it for free. And the Whitechapel Gallery in east London is always well worth a visit to see some contemporary stuff. Not all the exhibitions held in this space are free, but there’s usually a good handful that are, whatever time of year you visit. Until 26th February you can see Rothko in...

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Free music, art and films this weekend at Hackney WickED

Jul 28

Free music, art and films this weekend at Hackney WickED

If you’re a bit of a culture vulture and fancy some free music, art and short film this weekend, then make a trip down to Hackney Wick for their annual Hackney WickED festival. They’ll be showcasing local and international artists in and amongst gallery spaces and pop-up venues in the area. Situated opposite Hackney Wick station (on the overground), the...

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