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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Published June 24th 2014
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London is an expensive city to be entertained in; sometimes it feels like your waiting an eon before anything affordable rears its head. Then wham, just like buses, three come all at once. Or should I say free?

This summer More London out to get Londoners more of London for less. A lot less. As in totally free. Enjoy a trip to the cinema or theatre, enjoy music, dance, art, literature, and more.

The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB

Screening four weeks of free films, More London's sunken amphitheatre, The Scoop, will become a cinema during September. No need to book; just show up on the day, take a seat and enjoy. All the films start at 7.30pm, but there is a possibility of cancellation if is rains.

3rd September - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
4th September - Philomena (2013)
5th September - Life of Pi (2011)
10th September - The Truman Show (1998)
11th September - The Croods (2013)
12th September - All is Lost (2013)
17th September - Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
18th September - The Goonies (1985)
19th September - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
24th September - The LEGO Movie (2014)
25th September - RUSH (2013)
26th September - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB

Do you know what inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings? It was a series of four operas by Richard Wagner called The Ring Cycle. An adaptation of Norse myths, it tells the story of how gods, mortal men, and mythical creatures fall under the spell of a powerful ring which grants world dominations for its owner.

The Scoop will perform a whole new production sans operatic score between the 6th - 31st August, Wednesdays - Sundays. The show will begin at 6pm and end at 10.15pm, with a break after each act.

Cycle Safety Check
Weaver's Lane, London SE1

Between 7.30am - 2.30pm on the 25th July, havebike will be giving free bicycle safety checks, along with paid services and repairs.

Turning Pointe Dance Company
The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB

On their tour of London and Paris, a group of 12 - 17 year olds from the Turning Pointe Dance Company will stop off at The Scoop to perform their 'Happiness is Dance' show, featuring tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary choreography. Drop by on the 12th July at 1pm.

The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB

From the 9th - 25th July there will be diverse range of singing groups giving afternoon and evening performances at 12.30pm & 6.30pm. It will include choir music, jazz, swing, African drumming, and more. Have a look at the full line-up.

Big Dance
The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB

Pupils from Charlotte Sharman Primary School and Griffin Primary School have been learning their science curriculum through dance. The result is a Big Dance performance at The Scoop on the 8th July between 10am - 3pm.

Get Fit For Free
The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB

A one-hour bootcamp by instructor, Jo Walters, from thirtysevendegrees will push you to the limit. Classes run every Wednesday until the end of July.

Books About Town
Across London

Many people sit down to read a good book, but not many would intentionally sit on one. Books About Town is an art project in which several public benches in the capital will be designed and painted to look like an open book. Not any old book mind you; each bench will represent a different piece of literature, including Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, works from Shakespeare, Agatha Christie and many more. Look out for the benches from the 4th July. Once the event ends on the 21st September, the benches will be auctioned off for charity.
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Why? Free fun
When: 4th July - 26th Sept
Phone: 44 (0)20 7403 4866
Where: The Scoop, More London
Cost: Free
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