Free or nearly free: Hackney community-style

Geffrye Museum Hackney London © david altheer
The Geffrye Museum runs regular free activities, especially during school holidays
Rolling around northeast London

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This section is intended for free or nearly-free events, which tend to be presented by community organisations. That can, of course, be widely interpreted: briefly, this is not intended to be a listing facility for commercial events, eg, music gigs in pubs.

* Screentalk: migrant homelessness: Screening of L’Abri (The Trees/The Shelter). Speakers will include an African asylum-seeker and experts who help migrants in London. Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street E8 1HE, tomorrow Monday 27 February 2017 at 7pm. Tickets £5, via Contact:

* Events are usually quickly booked out at the Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH, opposite the Broadgate buildings at Liverpool Street station. So if you want some excellent free entertainment and mental stimulation, check the listings on line or in the library booklets. Contact: 020 7392 9200

London’s oldest higher education institution, the 1597-founded Gresham College, has provided free talks in the City of London for more than 400 years, as is shown by the host of events listed on the outfit’s website. The institute uses several venues.

* Hackney Community Law Centre advice sessions with a qualified legal adviser, first-come, first-served, at CLR James Library, Dalston Lane E8, Mondays 6pmContact: 020 8985 5236

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