Cheapo Weekend for April 28-29: Vaisakhi Festival and Free Film Screenings

Becky Matthews

Get out and explore a free film festival, Sikh culture and London’s Roman history.

Vaisakhi Festival 2018 (28th April) – Free 

A free celebration of Sikh culture and heritage for Vaisakhi, which marks the birth of the Khalsa. Indoor and outdoor events will include shabad kirtan (spiritual music), langar (food), turban tying, folk dance, martial arts, and children’s activities.


New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival
Photo by Colin Tonks

New Cross and Deptford Free Festival  (28th April-6th May) – Free 

The South London community-led festival is back for another year of over 30 free screenings at 22 venues across New Cross and Deptford. The programme is an eclectic mix of independent, art-house and mainstream fayre. It also highlights local film-making talent. All tickets are first come, first served.


Roman London Family Walk (29th April) – £7 

Take a tour of London’s Roman past on a trail of the remains of a Roman city wall, the location of a long lost fort and a hidden amphitheatre. The tour is aimed at families and at least one child’s ticket is required per adult ticket booked. It is interactive and takes approximately one hour, outside, so do dress appropriately. Children under five go free, but you have to reserve them a ticket when you book.


Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition (28th-29th April and ongoing) – Free 

Look to stars,planets, nebulae and more at The Royal Observatory in  Greenwich. This free exhibition celebrates the best astrophotography taken by photographers all over planet Earth.


 

Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound (Ongoing until 13th May)  – Free  

As the name suggests, this exhibition is an auditory rather than visual experience. Celebrating the origin of recorded sound, it follows a timeline from 1877 featuring key events in sound recording history, with rare and unpublished recordings as well as a specially commissioned audio installation by composer Aleks Kolkowski. he exhibition is part of the Season of Sound, celebrating the Library’s sound archives. The exhibition can be found in the entrance hall of the British Library.



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