Cheapo Weekend for May 12-13: Theatre, Art and Puppets

Becky Matthews

Explore old-school puppetry, classical theatre, audiovisual art and more this weekend!

Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (13th May) – Free 

A celebration of London’s most old-school wooden puppet show. Punch and Judy will be joined by wooden (and human) friends, with a brass band procession, workshops, clowns, folk music and refreshments.

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Photo by Adrian Curiel

Red, Blue, White: global colours (12th-26th May) – Free

An international photography exhibition featuring the work of 37 photographers from 24 countries, most of which have national flags in the red, white and/or blue configuration—from the UK to South Korea. The exhibition explores the politics behind the colours and their symbolic connotations in the work on display.

The Crick Crack Club presents Eros and Psyche (13th May) – £8 in advance

Performance troupe The Crick Crack Club present a show of ‘myth, fairytale and raucous Greek philosophy’ at the British Museum. The characters from two classical texts will be performed by acclaimed storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton, in a play that explores issues of power, jealousy and beauty among humans, all through the mythical romance between Eros and Psyche.

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition (12th-13th May 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 (12th- 13th May) – Free

Final weekend of the exhibition 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 It follows a timeline from 1877, featuring key events in sound-recording history, with rare and unpublished recordings, as well as a specially commissioned audio installation by composer Aleks Kolkowski.

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Tags: Art, Free Festivals, History, London Museums, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Theatre, Weekend
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