Page 1

G reenwichVisitor 20 for residents & VISITORS since 2010



SEPTEMBER 2014 No 47

greenwich, Blackheath, eltham, charlton,Woolwich, LEE GREEN.





peter kent’s fabulous tall ships art inside



centre pages



24hr digital monitoring trial in walkway A NEW scheme to allow cyclists and pedestrians to share the Foot Tunnels is being planned – using new technology to detect who is using it and when.

Constant electronic monitoring would trigger signs and audio warnings telling cyclists when they can ride through the tunnel and when to get off and push because pedestrians are also using it. Greenwich Council has

applied for £100,000 from Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s Future Streets Incubator Fund, promising “an innovative trial of digital data recording and signage technologies.” It has asked the tunnel friends’ group Fogwoft – set up after Greenwich Council’s botched £11.5million refurbishment of the historic walkways – to be a partner, concentrating on monitoring and evaluating the one year trial. Fogwoft admits that there are

civil liberties issues with constant computer monitoring of the tunnels, used currently by 3,500 people a day. Chairman Ian Blore told The Greenwich Visitor: “Data protection issues have been raised. “Yes, they are important, but the whole design of this will only start after 1 October – if TfL says yes to the funding. And we want the public to be involved in that design – we particularly Turn to Page 5

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 2


ur Picture of The Month for August was the fabulous shot of lightning over the Queen’s House, buy Sarah Jane Callow (says a lot about summer here this year!). Even Royal Museums Greenwich has been in touch to ask if they can use the err striking image! “The picture is gaining a life of its own,” says a delighted Sarah. Getting half-drowned taking the photograph was worth it after all. unique digital approach to managing the Greenwichand Woolwich Foot Tunnels will no doubt have

About the GV THE Greenwich Visitor is published once a month – on the first day of the month – and is distributed every day. We print on average 40,000 copies every month. Of those around 30,000 are taken by RESIDENTS and 10,000 by VISITORS. Readers CHOOSE to read The Greenwich Visitor. We don’t go through letterboxes, so we don’t get mistaken for junk mail or magazines and end up straight in the bin. It means all our copies are taken locally, by people who WANT to read us, within easy reach of your business. Find your copy at: Waitrose, Greenwich: Dreadnought Wharf, Victoria Parade, 1 Thames St, SE10 9FR Sainsburys Greenwich: 55 Bugsby’S Way London SE10 0QJ. Co-Op Greenwich: 200 Trafalgar Road SE10 9ER Sainsburys Eltham: 1a Philipot Path SE9 5DL Sainsburys Lee Green: 14 Burnt Ash Road SE12 8PZ Asda Charlton: Bugsby Way, Charlton, SE7 7ST And at selected hotels, bars and restaurants. If you’d like to stock the Greenwich Visitor for your customers please call 07731 645828. And from our street distributors, Clive, Ollie, Debbie, Liba, Reece and Papa. Advertising & Editorial: Matt Clark

07731 645828 Browse past editions at:

FOLLOW US @GreenwichVisitr


The Greenwich Visitor’s admirable social diary, brought to you by the spirit of Horatio Nelson

some people worrying about civil liberties. Presumably everything going in, through, and out of the tunnels will have to be logged, used and then stored electronically. Shades of Big Brother. But the idea of something, somewhere keeping

an eye on us below ground, especially late at night, is reassuring – not alarming. Wouldn’t it be good if it still had lift attendants, though? e love to see readers sending us pictures of the Greenwich Visitor around the world. We know


the paper is polpular from your comments and emails. But that you like our paper enough to take such trouble is inspirational. We have contributions from Holland, Iceland and Monte Carlo coming

here’s what YOU ask US We’re here for the Tall Ships. a tour, buy tickets for other What’s happening? If you’re here London attractions (if you must!). after September 9 then you’re too Discover Greenwich next door is late. Sorry about that! If you’re great for kids. here before then, please read our We came to see the Market but I handy guide to the festival on Page heard it’s going. Not any more! 14. It should be quite an event! Greenwich Hospital, which owns Is the Foot Tunnel working yet? the site, won permission to build a Pretty much. Fogwoft held a hotel but the recession has celebratory walk last month to changed all that. We were first to toast the 112th birthday of the report the plan had been delayed. Greenwich tunnel. Work was Then the landlords announced it meant to be finished by April but was OFF. They have applied for the final touches are still being put planning permission for a new to it. We had a wander there roof and to put a smaller market recently and all seemed to be ship in a yard next door. Historic shape. Hopefully the botched five- buildings due to demolished have year £11.5million refurb will soon been reprieved. There’s been a be just a memory. Updates at www. market here since the 1300s. Is anyone using the cable car Travel/foot-tunnels.htm yet? Cheeky! The Emirates Air I read that Greenwich is a World L i n e i s a m a z i n g a n d w e ’ r e Heritage Site? Yes, it was awarded pleased it’s here (See above). UN World Heritage Site status in Unfortunately it’s not much use the 1990s. It means our buildings for getting about – just four and history are so amazing they’re commuters were using it regularly recently – but it is a fabulous UN-protected. tourist attraction. Operators And it’s a Royal Borough? TfL have just announced Yes. We have 1,000 a tie-up with Thames years of Royal links. Clippers which we Henry VIII and hope will change Elizabeth I were its fortunes! born here and WANT TO ADVERTISE? We watched christened at St the Olympics in Alfege Church, HAVE A STORY? Greenwich. It in the town Call Matt on 07731 645828 looks a lot centre. In fact different now. Queen Elizabeth Matt@TheGreenwich There was a huge played under the 20,000 seater oak tree that now stadium here in bears her name in 2012. It was very Greenwich Park. Dating controversial, but most tests have just proved the tree – which fell down in a storm 20 people agree the Games were years ago – is the right age. The great. PS Can you believe it’s Queen granted Royal Status in now TWO YEARS ago?! February 2012. Museums. Are they free? Yes – What shou ld we do today? except the Fan Museum, which You’ve picked up a Greenwich has no public funding but a Visitor – good start. Next visit the world-leading collection of fans Tourist Information Centre at ( s e e P 4 ) . A n d t h e We r n h e r P e p y s H o u s e , 2 C u t t y S a r k Collection of art at Ranger ’s Gardens (just next to the Cutty House, run by English Heritage. Sark). It’s officially London’s best You pay to stand on the Meridian TIC. And the excellent staff there Line nowadays too. won the Gold Award in the 2013 There are a few empty shops Information Provider of the Year right now? What’s that all category of the Visit England about? It’s improving a little after excellence awards (after landing the recession. Some shops have Silver last year). You don’t HAVE closed because of building work to be a tourist to make the most of to update Greenwich Market. their expertise either. Get advice, Others blame high rent and repair buy tickets for boats, tube, DLR, bills, and have decided not to rail, bus and coach journeys, book renew leases.






up. Keep them coming! reenwich Music Time concerts last month (see P6&7) proved more popular than some warned. But the organisers might want to organise things a little sooner next time. Their licence was only granted by Greenwich Council on August 15 – a week before the first concert. Phew! S...we’d love to know how much this fan (circled, left) paid for a VIP vantage point at GMT. new hyper-local TV station for Greenwich launched on September 1. Tune in on Sky 212 and Freesat 401 or watch their show online at www. From one independent media company to another...break a leg!


This is the place in The Greenwich Visitor where great groups and people tell what they do, why, and how you can help. This month: Greenwich Lipreading Group

Lipreading Group “I found a dead mouse.” “I’m sorry, could you say that again, please? “I said, I found a dead mouse.” “Oh, I thought you said, I found £10!” ABOUT one in six people in the UK has a hearing loss. Sometimes hearing loss is inherited, sometimes it’s the result of illness or accident, as the result of exposure to noise, and for many it is just a natural part of ageing. I found myself having difficulties hearing in social situations so decided it was time to see about lipreading before I became more frustrated and isolated. I went along to the class at Greenwich Park and found it really interesting and fun. Spending time with friendly people with similar problems is great for mutual support and confidence building. I enjoyed the classes so much that I decided to train to teach – a tough one year course – and am now a fully qualified Teacher of Lipreading to Adults! In a lipreading class we ask our learners to look at the two phrases above in a small mirror – if you do this you will see how similar they look on the lips. We then teach strategies to help work out what might have been said and to know which letters and words are likely to cause such confusions. Our classes are very friendly and there are no exams...although we do sometimes give homework! Greenwich Community College is now running three classes with places available both on the new beginners class at Burrage Grove, SE18 7LJ on Wednesday September 24 from10am-12, and the mixed ability class at Greenwich Park Centre, SE10 8QB, on Friday September 26 on 10am-12. Classes are free to anyone with a hearing loss. You can enrol online at, in person at Greenwich Park Centre for both classes or by calling 020 8858 2211. Alison Fricker


Westcombes Fireplaces and Stoves

Special offers on selected stoves and fireplaces 250-252 Lee High Road (A20) London SE13 5PL Open Monday to Saturday from 10am-6pm

020 8852 6204

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 3

cheer we go, cheer we go Uni cheerleaders are signed up by Charlton Athletic


Naval College is in Top 10 for visitors

OLD FAVOURITE! GREENWICH’s Old Royal Naval just over the road was 11th and the College was one of the nation’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich Top 10 free attractions in 2013, it Park 17th most popular. ORNC chief executive Brendan has been revealed. Sir Christopher Wren’s classic building – which houses the magnificent Painted Hall – had almost 1.8million visitors, making it ninth most popular spot in Britain. The National Maritime Museum

VisitEngland Chief Executive James Berresford said: “It’s clear that investment into the sector is key and the benefits are evident in the results McCarthy said: “Greenwich has so for attractions continuously investing much to offer visitors from the glories in both marketing and digital of the Painted Hall and chapel here at platforms.” Wren’s Old Royal Naval College to the Royal Observatory, National Info: www. Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark.”

Top 10: ORNC Painted Hall


GIVE us a C!, give us an H!. Students in the University of Greenwich Mermaids cheerleading group are Charlton Athletic’s newest signings. The cheerleaders, who will be known as the Charlton Cherubs, are adding their support to the Addicks at all home games from this month, writes DANIEL FORD. The University of Greenwich is sponsoring Charlton this year and the Cherubs’ Melissa Burns said the club approached them because they wanted to “strengthen the partnership”. There are about 50 cheerleaders at the University and many of them will be cheering on the Championship side throughout the game. Melissa added: “We hope to be in the stands dancing throughout the game and getting things like the Mexican Wave started. We’ll also be selling programmes and getting children involved in routines.” They are keen to emphasise that cheerleading is a sport in its own right, with plenty of flips and stunts, although they won’t be doing any of their more elaborate moves at the games for safety reasons. They compete nationally against other cheerleaders and are rated on their stunting, tumbling and dancing in a two and a half minute routine. Cheerleader Sophi Marten said: “We wanted to try a different activity at university and make friends. People think of it as an American pom-pom shaking thing, but it’s an athletic sport.” As fans of Charlton Athletic are about to discover…

30 BIG REd

PIZZA, BEACH BAR & COCKTAILS BUY ANY dELICIOUS PIZZA ANd GET ONE 12” BIG REd PIZZA FREE With this coupon. Not in conjunction with any other offers, expires Oct1st 2014 digital copies accepted. Valid Tues /Weds/ Thurs and before 7pm on Friday.

30 deptford Church St (next to The Birds Nest)


GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 4

Miles Hedley’s pick of this month’s best events. Full listings begin on Page 19

TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL The home of the Cutty Sark welcomes some 50 magnificent sailing ships from around the world for five days of fun, fireworks, performances and - for wannabe seadogs - a short cruise on the Thames aboard one of these historic beauties. So anchors aweigh! Sept 5-9

BOUNCERS Writer John Godber has updated the nation’s most performed play to make this darkly comic look at the sometimes murky world of club door staff even more relevant today. The cast of this production at the London Theatre include professional stand-ups. Sept 9-14


ON BLACKHEATH If music be the food of love... Top chefs like Neil Rankin line up alongside top acts such as Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Imelda May, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris D i f fo r d fo r t h i s t w o - d a y f e a s t o n Blackheath Common. Sept 14&15

THE PRICE OF MONEY The Albany hosts the astonishing Belarus Free Theatre as they present an uncompromising satire based on the works of Aristophanes and Ben Jonson about the corrupting influence of high finance from ancient Athens to modern London. Not to be missed. Sept 16-20

THE O’JAYS These R&B legends have been led by Eddie Levert since the matchless vocal group was formed in 1958 and have sold zillions of records in the past six decades. No doubt many of their hits such as Love Train will get an airing during their two Indig02 gigs. Sept 18&19

AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL Global Fusion Music and Arts present four gigs at Charlton House by some of Africa’s finest musicians, including Nigeria’s The Rhythms, Kenyan singer Apelles Ogaga, Botswanan ace of bass Aubrei Woki and Ghanaian kora master Mosi Conde. Sept 19, 22, 25, 29


10 TO DO

Jesse Briton’s new play is set during the nightmarish Third Battle of Ypres in 1917 and tells the story of three friends from Sunderland with a gift for music. A timely production at Greenwich Theatre to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. Sept 22-24

IC & IMAGINARY BIPOLAR BAND Singer Jeremy Clark takes to the stage of Blackheath Halls with five invisible musicians to explore – through a blend of funk, jazz, classical and blues – the effects of being bipolar on sufferers and those around them and to raise funds for the charity Bipolar UK. Sept 25

SHIR LEVY Check out her YouTube appearances and you’ll see why this international awardwinning teenage violin virtuoso’s date at St Alfege’s church in a classical recital promises to be one of the musical highlights of the month. A wonderful way to welcome autumn. Sept 27

KYLIE MINOGUE There are no superlatives left to describe the inimitable Aussie as she begins a three-night stint at the O2 arena where she will revisit smashes such as Spinning Around and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and even perhaps her breakthrough hit I Should Be So Lucky. Sept 29

A chance for all to dance TRY dance for free this month – Greenwich Dance is offering taster classes for all ages. There are African, Contemporary, Egyptian, Flamenco and Feldenkrais evening classes in the Open Doors Open Dancing event fromSeptember 8-13. Plus free Creative Dance and Hip Hop classes for 18s and under. Special guests Impact Dance are running a Say it Through Breakdancing workshop for beginner to midlevel boys and girls 13 and over. For over 60s, Dancing to the Music of Time – the popular Friday afternoon class – returns. All courses and free taster sessions should be booked in advance on www. or 020 8293 9741.


TV Idol Zoe panto role TV talent winner turned West End musical star Zoe Birkett is one of the stars of this year’s Sleeping Beauty panto at the Churchill Theatre. Zoe– who won Pop Idol in 2002 and went on to play Janet Jackson in Thriller Live – will be the Bad Fairy in the Christmas show. Other stars include Marc Baylis from Coronation Street as The Prince and 80s pop star Sonia as the Good Fairy. The show runs at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley from November 28 to January 4. Tickets range from £15 to £32. Buy online at www.atgtickets. com/bromley, call 0844 871 7620 or at the box office, where there is no booking fee.

readers right here choose to take and read the greenwich visitor every single day - not just once a week or month. to advertise with us call 07731 645828

£500k helps Mind project MENTAL health charity Mind has been awarded half a million pounds to help 14 to 25-yearolds develop resilience and mental wellbeing. Trained and experienced volunteers will work in schools, colleges, youth centres and other venues in Lewisham and other London boroughs. Bromley and Lewisham Mind says recruitment is starting this month and the programme will last for three years. Info:

SHOWS: Club Class and Joy Division (below) by Harry Denford (left)

Tiny theatre has a big twist FRINGE theatre is traditionally a breeding ground for new writing, so it’s unusual to find one of its exponents veering away from that philosophy.

Theatre’s programme begins with John Paul Sartre’s existentialist drama No Exit – in German (Geschlossene Geselschaft). It also includes Bouncers by John Godber, Doner – a rare excursion into But then everything about the new writing – Marlowe’s Edward II, London Theatre in New Cross is Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The unusual, from its tiny auditorium – 37 Shrew, Sarah Kane’s bleak 4:48 seats for most productions – to its Psychosis, the songs of Edith Piaf and preference for staging works by the Chekhov’s The Bear And The Proposal. acknowledged giants of playwriting The theatre is one of the venues for past and present, often in a the Lewisham Fringe Festival, foreign language, and its when it will stage 30 pieces policy of giving smaller in 14 days. And it will roles to locals to help host perennially popular them get credits for Club Class, a knockge Frin am Lewish Equity or a university about piece Harry s iou Var al. drama course. Festiv wrote based on his The theatre has venues experiences as an been based a short airline pilot. walk from New Cross Harry tries to write station for the past o n e p l a y a y e a r, three years and its nowadays about November 4-16 subjects artistic director Harry he has no direct Denford, a Greenwich involvement in. A recent native, is adamant their drama was Joy Division about approach is right for this part of south- Nazi sex slaves and he is working on east London. He said: “We purposefully one that will be based on seven stay away from new writing on the monologues by women about abuse. whole and instead try to bring ‘proper’ Joy Division was staged in Polish this plays to a local audience. summer – and attracted full houses. “The West End is all musicals and Harry said: “The foreign language £50-a-go seats and there is almost productions always do well. Some of nowhere to watch, say, Pinter and the audience will be teachers or students Ayckbourn. We give people the chance but a lot are people who don’t speak the to see them for a tenner. We also give language and just want to see a different actors the chance to perform in them.” version of a great play. We like to be Harry, who is a long-standing different.” professional stand-up, also offers Those are five words that could serve t r a i n i n g c o u r s e s f o r w a n n a b e as a motto for the extraordinary London comedians. And it is these, along with Theatre. I urge you to try it. For more the theatre’s bar, that allow the venue to details of courses and programmes go to stage an astonishing range of works MILES HEDLEY This autumn, for example, the London


GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 5

Good column, nelson? TAKE A WALK: Norman Smith

JULIE Wilson has seen our fabulous Supermap in the middle plenty of times – she’s one of the brilliant team at our printers Sharmans in Peterborough. But last month she finally got the chance to use it when she and husband Keith visited. Julie told us: “We came down to see Monty Python at the O2 and had a great couple of days. The map was really useful – we even saw Nelson using it! “We used the map to find a good parking space and because we’ve been to the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory before we just had a good wander around. We found Goddard’s Pie shop and Greenwich Market and enjoyed the craft things and clothes shops there.” Julie added: “Someone asked where I’d got my copy of The Greenwich Visitor from. I let them have mine!” Ok Julie. We’ll have plenty more copies for you next month. email your photo to:

Photography from streets ENJOY street photography? Look out for Norman Smith’s exhibition Walking The Walk at the Greenwich Gallery this month. “I like my pictures to amuse, to provoke questions in the mind of the viewer” says Norman. “This exhibition is a collection of moments from other people lives when they have been intently going about their business.” The free show runs from September 19 to October 1. Info: www.thegreenwichgallery. com First up at the gallery in Royal Hill is The Man in the Street – black and white photographs taken in the City of London, the East End and Canary Wharf – by Nicholas Sack from September 5-17.

Meet Sail of Century host BROADCASTING legend Nicholas Parsons tells the story of his life at the Cutty Sark theatre in one of the highlights of the Cutty Sark Theatre’s autumn season. The Sale of the Century and Just A Minute host is at the Michael Edwards Studio Theatre inside the historic ship in October. Others lined up include Avengers actress Diana Rigg, DJ Andy Kershaw, Attention All Shipping: a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast author Charlie Connolly.

Dorian Gray in the house AN innovative, immersive theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Gray takes place this autumn…in a Greenwich house converted into a 19th Century salon. The Alchemic Order group puts on the play in a mystery venue you’re only told about when you book. Info:


ADMIRABLE: We can see you, Keith!

In association with

£100,000 trial planned

24hr watch on tunnels

From Page One offenders” flouts current rules and this “should want it to be open. I think that’s a change, and make the council’s – and possibly the police’s we’ll certainly work hard to ensure it task easier. Whatever the technology used to happens.” support the trial it cannot succeed without Fifteen technology firms have expressed an better behaviour by Tunnel users.” interest in taking part in the experiment to The experiment will be discussed at bring 21st Century technology to the 19th Fogwoft’s annual meeting on October 2. Century tunnels. Newham and Tower Hamlets Ian added: “Many of our followers regret councils would also be partners. the absence of the old lift attendants after Fogwoft says Greenwich Council has 2010. The upside is that we now have 24/7 promised that even if the bid for funding fails lifts. The downside is that the old “resources will be found to fund an wardens of the tunnels can no alternative scheme” with the group’s longer police them. help. “Whatever the Ian said: “The proposed project technology used to is not short-term. If it begins with support the trial it Fogwoft annual the Woolwich Tunnel this year cannot succeed without r obe Oct on meeting is then the Greenwich Tunnel will better behaviour by not see the trial until 2016/17. 2 on the Isle of Dogs. tunnel users.” “That’s a long time to wait for Council Check for saysGreenwich some sort of resolution to bad in its application and ue ven behaviour in the popular that it hopes the scheme details Greenwich Tunnel. Fogwoft will will encourage cycling press for an interim policy of and adds: “If successful, the enforcement.” trial has potential to be He also said Greenwich Council has extended to other similar spaces promised to pay for a “behavioural change” throughout London.” campaign. TfL’s decision on whether to offer the grant Ian said Fogwoft believes a “fixed set of is expected to be made on October 1.


GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 6

Art Hub’s card cash

A POSTCARD auction at Deptford’s Art Hub Gallery raised over £4000 for charity. More than 300 people went to the Mayday! Mayday! sale, and £2172.75 each went to the Ahoy sail training centre and the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich. Denise Hubble, of the Trust, said: “We’d like to thank artist Sarah Durham and all of the team at ArtHub for their hard work and support. And Waitrose for sponsoring of the event.” The trust helps people who have emotional and mental health issues.

Info: www.thedebora www.ahoy.

SEE Phil Jupitus

at Greenwich Comedy Festival WIN a pair of tickets to see Phil Jupitus Improv Quartet at this year’s Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival. He’s here on Thursday September 25. Just answer this question:

Phil Jupitus was captain on which TV panel show?

A Never Mind the Buzzcuts B Never Mind the Buzzcocks C Never Mind the Ballcocks Email your answer to Matt@ TheGreenwich with your answer and contact details by Sept 21.

Old Royal Naval College

DID you make it? Four nights of fabulous music lit up Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College last month. Here’s our writers’ verdicts on the first Greenwich Music Time. Our fabulous pictures are by Lucy Millson-Watkins (Goldfrapp and Jools Holland) and Dan Horton (The Aussie Pink Floyd).

Our verdict on last month’s


Aussie Pink Floyd

THINGS were getting a August little crazy. As the opening riffs of Another Brick in the Wall coursed t hroug h t he crowd, security rushed to clear dancing fans and return them to their seats. Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College had gone rock! Opening with the soulful Shine On Yo u C r a z y D i a m o n d a t s u n s e t between Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic buildings - what better way to kick off Greenwich Music Time than the band who’ve delivered Pink Floyd’s uniquely psychedelic tracks globally since 1988? Money, Young Lust, Keep Talking, Hey You (I’ll skip the irony of the lyric “We don’t need no education” at a University campus) - every song was spot on, albeit it with the odd Aussie twist. Some subtle, like the drone of a didgeridoo during a guitar solo. Others obvious, like the giant pink inflatable kangeroo. By the end of a set with lasers, smoke and a light show bordering on insane, security had given up trying to clear the surging crowd. No-one was going anywhere till the encore. For those who missed out, Wish You Were Here was an accurate sentiment. ADAM POTTER


Russell Watson & Rhydian

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra


The Aussie Pink Floyd

Russell Watson

IRONY, irony. I’m August running late for Goldfrapp after dashing a daughter to A&E…which happens to be one of my favourites of their songs (fear not, she’s fine). Their stomping electro rock beats boom around the historic grounds as I arrive half way through a set of classics –


including Strict Machine, Ride A White Horse and Train. Sadly I missed an atmospheric opening with songs from sensual, atmospheric latest album Tales of Us. But there was plenty more to love here and Alison Goldfrapp’s versatile voice was in great form. Few people can bridge ballad and bombast like her. The crowd danced along, to her obvious

delight. Highlights? Utopia was a perfect song for this grand stage. One thought: Amazing as it was to see the lights of Canary Wharf seemed to blink along in time like a 21st century light show juxtaposed with 17th century magnificence, wouldn’t it have been magical to see the stage slap bang between the ORNC’s iconic twin towers? SIMON CLARK

PEOPLE’S tenor August Russell Watson and the 32-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brought the crowd to its feet with a Proms on the Thames. Performing with the X Factor’s Rhydian Roberts and Kerry Ellis of Wicked, the set list took in many styles and genres. In addition to


GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 7

Greenwich Music Time shows at the ORNC

e of music


Jools Holland and Louise Marshall

show tunes, there were favourites such as Strangers In The Night, I Left My Heart In San Francisco and a duet of Barcelona by Watson and Roberts. Watson was in fine form and sang a beautifully arranged Ave Maria, while Ellis gave a stunning rendition of No One But You from We Will Rock You. Roberts pleased the crowd, with a powerful version

of Toreador from Bizet’s Carmen. The enthusiasm and charisma of conductor Robert Emery shone through, and his piano accompaniment of Watson’s Moon River was a delight. The evening ended with Jerusalem and Rule Britannia – the 3,000 crowd on their feet singing and waving flags in the rain, which was kind enough to refrain until the very last song. AMY DUFFIN

Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra SHOWMAN extraAugust ordinaire Jools Holland put on a thrilling boogiewoogie extravaganza that got all of us shaking our tail feathers. He opened with some dazzling solos – unleashing melodic swathes of notes seemingly effortlessly. Then he welcomed his


daughter Mabel Ray on stage. She sang spell-bindingly of heartbreak in rich, moving vocals. Louise Marshall brought Holland’s songs to life before Marc Almond brought the crowd to its feet with his classic Say Hello, Wave Goodbye – given new depth by an orchestra. He sang Tainted Love as the sun set and amber light shone off the domes of the ORNC. Spine-tingling

stuff. Joyful ex-Spice Girl Melanie C sang a reggae-infused Never be The Same Again and an infectious cover of Nina Simone’s I Got A Life. Gilson Lavis’s breathtaking drum solo brought us back to the Blues and Ruby Turner raised the roof with Peace In The Valley. Jools’ positive energy – name-checking every musician – made this a very special final night. ZOE EFSTATHIOU

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 8

Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2014 Fri 5 – Tue 9 September, 10.00 – 21.00 Five days of exciting activities as we welcome over 50 majestic tall ships to the area. The ships will be moored at Maritime Greenwich, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, Victoria Deep Water, Enderby Wharf and West India Dock after racing from Falmouth in the Falmouth - Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

Trafalgar Night Dinner Sat 18 October, 19.00 – 23.00 Marking the 209th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Trafalgar Night Dinner at the ORNC promises a rich blend of naval tradition and culture in the magnificent surroundings of the Painted Hall – one of the finest dining halls in Europe. For more information and to book tickets email or call 0202 8269 4799. Venue: Painted Hall

Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition Thu 13 & Fri 14 November, 10.30 – 18.00 Sat 15 November, 10.00 – 17.30 Exhibitions, concerts, workshops and master classes. The world’s largest early music fair, featuring over 100 instrument makers from around the globe and an inspirational programme of events. Adult tickets £8, concessions from £6. Children under 14 free. To book or for more info visit or call 01274 288 100. Venue: Painted Hall and Queen Mary Undercroft





o you like Am Dram? I go to a lot of performances of ‘amateur’ and ‘professional’ productions and I must say sometimes that Amateur Dramatic performances win hands down! In Eltham there are an amazing array of groups who are either based or perform here in a range of productions from musicals to comedies and serious plays. One big advantage is the ticket prices are considerably lower than the West End. e have the Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham which hosts productions from its own in house company and its youth wing, the New Stagers, as well as productions from other companies. Community and church halls in SE9 become theatres on a regular basis. Check out Eldorado Musical Productions, Ferrier Operatic, the Priory Players, New Eltham Operatic Society, Glenlyn Academy, Bromley Players, Hulviz Amateur Musical Society, The Community Players, Tepos, and The Roan Theatre Company. They all perform in SE9. ant to join in? Barry White has been a member of Eldorado for many years. He says he has come a long way from his childhood musical achievement as an angel in the junior school nativity. He now regularly performs on stage in major roles as well as being involved back stage. e encourages people to become involved in Am Dram whatever their age. “It’s never too late and the added bonus of meeting people with similar interests and improving your social life is highly recommended. The hardest part is taking that first step and introducing yourself.” t has been a busy summer with music and activities in the parks and the Eltham Music Festival in Eltham High Street which was a great success. This autumn with so much going on in the arts world in Eltham, we have decided to hold a half day conference on Saturday October 18 for people to meet and to look at how the arts can develop locally. If you would like a place, do contact us at Eltham Arts. he historic Progress Estate celebrates its centenary next year. I was proud to be on of the judges of a children’s competition to design posters for the celebrations – you’ll see the results on posters around the area. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the entries...



/oldroyalnavalcollege /orncgreenwich /groups/ornc /orncgreenwich

DUO: Sound Refuge perform @ @ElthamArts

Wren’s twin-domed riverside masterpiece T: 020 8269 4799 E:

JOYOUS: Greenwich Community Choir

This column is your chance to share your passion for the arts in Eltham. Call me with news & views on 07976 355398 or email

SOUND OF THE sun shone and shoppers smiled...the first Eltham Summer Music Festival has been voted a big success. From 12-year-old guitarist and violinist Alex Lukov to Trinity La-

ban graduates The RA Project, performers entertained hundreds of people in Passey Place on Saturdays in July and August. Other acts included Brothers in Swing, Acoustic Chairs, Gor-


pensioners’ pipe jewels THE

IN HARMONY: The Clays in Eltham

LOCAL VOCAL: Famous Last Words

September 2014 Page 9

Necklaces from 300-yr-old clay

CLAY pipes used by pensioners at the Royal Hospital for Seamen 300 years ago are being turned into jewellery.

TALENT: Alex Lukov, 12, played guitar and violin


don Webber Imagine Jack, Eltham-based Greenwich Community Choir and the Rock Choi, Tanya Dirrane School Irish Dancers. Famous Last Words, Pytchwood and Sound Refuge and The Clays were very popular. Organiser Gaynor Wingham, of Eltham

Arts, said: “People loved it, cafes and pubs reported increased sales so it’s been a great success and a wonderful community event. “Now everyone is asking what we will be doing next year...”

Designer-maker Jane Parker turns the pipes – which regularly turn up on the Thames shoreline here – into unique pieces. Jane says: “I found a handful of nicely worn and coloured pipe stem fragment and felt they would be perfect to use as beads for a necklace. “It was the beginning of a range that has expanded to include earrings and bracelets. “Thanks to my mother I have always recycled, and I enjoy using unusual unwanted and found objects to create individual one-off pieces.” The jewellery costs from under £20 to around £40. The Hospital is now the Old Royal Naval

CLAY WEAR: Pipe jewellery College. It’s Retail Manager Rachel de Ridder said: “There is something very special about designs that link tangibly to the history of the site.” “Because each piece is hand made from remains of different pipes, each design is completely unique.” Info:






GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 10

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 15

PAPERWORK: Peter and Visitor

Peter’s brilliant work of chart REGULAR readers will know how much we love the work of Greenwich artist Peter Kent... New ones are about to find out why. This magnificent detailed drawing is the perfect guide to the Tall Ships Festival here this month. His love of all things maritime is demonstrated in another topographical masterpiece, showing details of the regatta – from the ships themselves to the race course, and the route around the coast to Greenwich. Peter, who lives next to the Thames in Greenwich, travelled to Falmouth – where the race began – to research the work. Friend and Greenwich Gallery owner Tony Othen told us: “As you can imagine Peter is getting very excited. He has sharpened his pencils and has been doing a great deal of research. “Travelling to Falmouth, he has booked his hotel room which has a view of the start! “He has been to the Isle of Wight and knows exactly where to be to see the end of the race and has drawn many of the lighthouses along the way for the Quincentenery of Trinity House.” Peter’s work will be on sale from a stall at the Clocktower Market in Greenwich on Friday September 5, in a joint art event with Rivington Grill next door. His works from the race will be on sale at the Greenwich Gallery in Royal Hill in December. Before then, you can see them as they’re finished and posted on his website www., where you can buy prints – including the magnificent work reproduced here. You can also read Peter’s always entertaining blog at

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 14

2 9 8 1 guide to FESTIVAL 2012


CREWS: Four Men In A Boat by Lynn Usher

Cutter yacht Lestila – one of olde in Festival – is built

YOU can enjoy Tall Ships art here even when the ships have sailed away. Made in Greenwich Gallery is hosting SAIL! to coincide with the Festival. One wall of the gallery, in Creek Road, will have a changing display of spontaneous drawings by anyone – children as well as grown-ups – made during the five-day festival. SAIL! – which runs till September 21 – also features works by established local artists with a passion for the Thames including Peter Kent, Basia Burrough, Lynn Usher and Joyce Lowman as well as the charming upcycled Tideline art of Nicola White and the exquisite silk panels by Ann Dingsdale. Made in Greenwich also stocks Ed Hill’s photospheres’ handmade jewellery, ceramics, glass, cards, poetry books and books of local interest.

What is the Tall Ships Festival? Greenwich is the destination for the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014. The sail training ships left Falmouth on August 31 and race to the Isle of Wight. Then ships “cruise in company” to Greenwich where they moor for five days.

Leila relaunched at Southwold, after £150,000 restoration

Wasn’t there something similar a couple of years ago? There was. Sail

Royal Greenwich 2012 was a bit of a damp squib. The ships had to turn back at the Thames Barrier and many people were disappointed. Fingers crossed... How fast can the ships go? In the right winds, the faster ships could reach around 18 knots – that’s 21mph. They’ll be slower here, of course. Why Greenwich? Greenwich Council put in a bid to host the event a few years back to recognise the borough’s maritime heritage – we have the longest river frontage in London – and to “boost the local economy.” Where should I stay? Shop around. Some of the hotels appear to have put up their prices for the event – a bit like the Olympics in 2012.

What are the ships to look out for?

Leila is interesting – built in Greenwich 122 years ago – is one of the five oldest sailing yachts still sailing in the UK and is coming back for the first time. The Lady of Avenel was fitted out by first Cutty Sark owner Wilfred Dowman. Where can I see the ships? Around 16 ships moor at Woolwich Pier in the Royal Arsenal. At the Victoria Deep Water Terminal – on the Greenwich Peninsula near Hanson Aggregates site – six larger Tall Ships will tie-up. Another – The Dar Mlodziezy – will moor at nearby Enderby Wharf. Six smaller ships moor near Greenwich Pier in the town centre. At West India Dock there will be 25 more. Greenwich Yacht Club’s HQ – on stilts in the Thames – should be a wonderful place to see the ships, especially when they leave in a Parade of Sail on Tuesday September 9.

Greenwich Yacht Club Welcomes crews and visitors for the Tall Ships Festival Clubhouse Open Friday 5th September 5pm to 11pm Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th September - 11am to 11pm

Also Open Tuesday 11am to 11pm for the Final Parade of Sail

And after we’ve looked at the ships? Then you can enjoy cultural

events with a nautical theme at the council-funded Royal Greenwich Festivals. There’s street entertainment, comedy, music etc. Will be there fireworks? Yes – on September 5 in Greenwich and 6 in Woolwich. Will it be busy? Greenwich Council predicts “hundreds of thousands of people”. Visit Greenwich – the tourism body – says 1million. That’s why they hope businesses will get a boost. The same was said during the Olympics...

I live here but I’m not into boats... what’s it’s got to do with me?

Residents will be affected. Controlled parking zones will operate for longer to “protect residents from visitors parking”. So if you’re not in a sevenday controlled parking zone you will be on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September. West India Dock

Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Pier

Woolwich Pier

Enderby Wharf


Greenwich Yacht Club Welcomes crews and visitors for the Tall Ships Festival Clubhouse Open - Friday 5th to Sunday the 7th 11am to 11pm Also Open Tuesday 11am – 11pm for the Final Parade of Sail Stunning Views of the ships in action on the Thames Greenwich Yacht Club 1 Peartree Wharf, Peartree Way,Club SE10 0BW Greenwich Yacht

1 Peartree Wharf, Peartree Way, SE10 0BW

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 11

WALL SHIPS MURAL GOES ON SHOW A HISTORIC nine-metre mural has been bought by the National Maritime Museum. Alan Sorrell’s Working Boats from around the British Coast was originally on board the HMS Campania – a converted aircraft carrier used during the 1951 Festival of Britain. The five-panel mural celebrates fishing communities in individual scenes, separated by a decorative device of ropes held aloft by seagulls. It was last on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1976. See the painting in the Sammy Ofer wing of the Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

EXPERT: Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Art, with the nine-metre mural.

Tall Ships Festival 2014 GREENWICH artist Peter Kent’s magnificent sketch (left) is a fabulous guide and wonderful souvenir of the Tall Ships Festival here this month. You can buy originals of his unique

topographical pieces in Greenwich this month. See P15. If you’re struck by artistic inspiration, the Made in Greenwich Gallery wants to see your sketches (see Page 14). If your talents are more

mystery buoys

photographic, we’d love to see your efforts. Our picture of the month wins a selection of wines from Spirited Wines of Blackheath.Email them to

Sylna: 25.5ft Classic 1934 Wooden Auxiliary Sloop

Council: We don’t know where they are GREENWICH Council says it will not replace missing lifebuoys along the Thames.

And it says it has no idea what happened to the lifesaving aids – even though they are on part of the riverbank it says it is responsible for. “Hundreds of thousands” of people are expected to gather by the river in G r e e n w i c h a n d Wo o l w i c h i n September for the Tall Ships Festival it has organised. It is the biggest sail event in London for 25 years. And the admission comes as the RNLI launches a new campaign to keep people safe around Britain’s waterways. The Greenwich Visitor reported the buoys were missing in July after we were alerted by reader John Wilkinson. He told us police, the Port of London Authority and the Coastguard had all told him Greenwich Council was responsible, although the council had denied this to him. Now Greenwich Council admits it IS responsible for the area where the lifebuoys were, but says it has installed high railings and barriers to prevent people falling in the fastmoving water. It says it does not know what happened to the missing lifebuoys. A spokeswoman said: “I’m

RESCUERS: Dog rescuers emerge from Thames near Cutty Sark pub, where lifebuoys have disappeared

told we don’t have a precise record of what originally happened to the lifebuoys – it wasn’t officially recorded in any way. “All we know is that they were subject to ongoing vandalism a long time ago and that other much more extensive safety measures have since been put in place.” She added: “We have comprehensive


Made in Greenwich Gallery 324 Creek Road SE10 9SW

29 August - 21 September 11 - 5.30 Tue to Sun

safety measures in place to prevent people from falling into the river including high fencing and gates. “These measures are fully compliant with guidance from ROSPA and are in line with the measures taken along the waterfront elsewhere in London. “There are no current plans to reestablish lifebuoys at this time”. The council did not respond to our questions about how people could help someone who had fallen off a boat on the river. There are many places along the river in Greenwich where there are low railings or where gates open straight on to the water. In March 2014, a woman was rescued at Greenwich by Thames RNLI after trying to save her Labrador dog. And in June a man was rescued and resuscitated after falling into the river at Greenwich Pier. In 2012 we ran pictures of three people who had jumped in to the Thames to reduce a dog near the Cutty Sark. Fortunately the water was warm and they all emerged safe. Reader John Wilkinson said: “Maybe the RNLI campaign will increase the pressure.” What do you think? Email Matt@

The Tall Ships are coming and Peter Kent will be keeping

a weather eye open

on all their activities.

Follow him on

For Sale I love my boat, Sylna, and have cherished her for more than 20 years. But now she needs a new owner who will continue to give her the love and care she deserves. Wooden throughout, she was designed by Capt OM Watts and built in 1934 by AV Robertson of Woodbridge, Suffolk. LOA 25.5ft; L(W L) 21.5ft; Beam 7.25ft; Draft 4.5ft. She has a Yanmar 10 inboard motor and Wykeham Martin Roller Reefing. Sylna is in fair condition but needs some restoration. Jacobs Cradle included. Call Rod on 01502 715088 or email to find out more about this incredible piece of boating history. £5,000 ono.

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 12












Advertisers not on map PETER KENT ARTIST



GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 13












GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 16

ParkLife By Greenwich Park manager Graham Dear


o you remember where you were when Bobby Moore raised aloft the Jules Rimet trophy? (If you are not an England football fan or under 50, Bobby Moore is the one and only England football captain to ever lift the World Cup). One person who does is gardener John Webb because the same year that England won the world cup, 1966; John started work in Greenwich Park. Now, an amazing 48 years later, John is looking forward to his retirement next month. ohn (inset) has seen many changes during his career. When he started as 17-year-old apprentice there were over 50 gardeners working in the Park. Now we make do with 20! For many years John has been responsible for maintaining the Park’s cricket pitch on Rangers Field. The pitch is one of the few quality wickets that are available for local clubs to book for matches. Enclosed by mature trees and with a refurbished club house it’s a great setting for a game of cricket and there is a high demand. Many of the bookings are for works teams holding their traditional annual matches. reparing the wickets for play is a skilled job – one that John has perfected over the years. The pitch is played on five days a week with Mondays and Fridays traditionally rested so that John can carry out the necessary repairs to the wickets – sowing the fine grass mix, top-dressing, watering, mowing, rolling and selecting and marking out wickets for the next matches. o mark John’s retirement it seemed appropriate to host a cricket match in his honour. It’s a testament to his popularity with his colleagues that thirteen of the gardeners choose to play in the John Webb XI against a team from across the Royal Parks. After 48 years of loyal service he can be forgiven for slipping a couple of extra players into his team. It will be a limited over match anyway, but as I shall be paying in the opposing team I hope none of them can; bat, bowl or catch. Whatever the result it’s a big congratulations to John on a magnificent 48 not out.



Local Greenwich-based Media Sales Agency looking to expand their growing team If you are interested in a role in advertising sales and think you have what it takes to thrive in a fast-paced sales environment, do get in touch. Send your CV to :

020 3004 7201

residents and visitors right here choose to take And read the greenwich visitor every single day - not just once a week or month. tell people about your business. call matt clark now on 07731 645828

KNOW HIM? Cpl W R Finlay

Local hero’s war movie

DO you know the soldier acting as move projectionist in this picture? He’s Corporal W R Finlay, who lived at 66 Straightsmouth, Greenwich. The picture was discovered by organisers of Stories of Friendship – a new Second World War exhibition. He was pictured with comrades Lance Corporal Aubrey Futerill of Hounslow and Cook Joseph of Coonoor. L/C Futerill later survived three sinkings on D-Day. Angelo Iudice, of Accademia Apulia UK, is appealing for more information about the soliders. Email him at at info@

Advertisers appear on our GIANT SUPESeeRMCentreAPPages



Metal winner

H eavy M e t a l a n d C o m e d y sounds like an odd mix but Andrew O’Neill brought both together in spectacular fashion for his one man show at Mycenae House. A comedian who embodies all that’s alternative, Andrew’s featured on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and is currently touring the UK with his Heavy Metal – A History show. As he explains “all history is the history of metal”, so we get a whirlwind education of metal through the ages interspersed with great gags, righteous riffs, cracking chords and lengthy laughs. Energetic from the offset, Andrew’s a comedian who loves playing with his audience and his improv section – Metal or Goth? – is a real credit to his fleet and fast comedic skill. This is a set shaped around his passion for metal music and as such does mean that some jokes will only get their full laugh-out-loud factor from the diehard metal fans in the audience. It is a niche brand of comedy, but then he’s a niche kind of guy – how many cross-dressing, vegan, occultist, comedians do you know? Andrew O’Neill certainly made Mycenae House, for one night only, the most Metal venue in Greenwich. Quite possibly the best comedy/music gig/metal night you’ll ever have. Adam Potter

I see the curved knife on his hip. Who does this man think he is? had no effect on me. I walk to my platform, not bothering to look back. I look at my watch while I wait for the train. It’s 10.15pm. The hotel I’m staying at has an 11pm curfew but it’s only three metro stops away. I watch the train approaching and then see him, the man with the angry eyes, walk on to the platform, his hands in his pockets, “I’LL see you soon,” he says, squeezing glaring at me. my hand. In India, hand-squeezing has We both get on to the train through become our way of kissing in public. I doors a few metres apart. I walk through should just go and catch my train but at least six carriages only to see him we’ve had such a nice day together. He standing further down the carriage, quickly glances over his shoulder to see staring at me. The knife seems bigger if anyone is looking and then leans than before and the carriage is empty. I forward and plants a kiss on my lips. feel the electric mix of fear and anger, “See you soon,” I say finally, as I let and march down the train as it leaves go of his hand and swipe my the platform. Why is this train token across the barrier of the s o e m p t y ? I w o n d e r, Delhi metro station. He panicking. I glance over winks and walks away. my shoulder and see I am halfway down him striding after me. the escalator when I He wears a blase sible pon Irres The feel someone looking Get 40% off expression as if what at Traveller (RRP £10.99) at me. I glance over my he is doing is by om es.c guid radt w.b ww shoulder and my eyes completely normal t oun disc entering the meet those of a man in and non-threatening. GREENWICH. his fifties standing What does he do with Offer valid until behind me. I am wearing that knife? I imagine October 31. a vest top and a pashmina. him cornering me, I adjust my pashmina to dragging the curved blade make sure my shoulders and across my face. Oh God. Oh chest are covered. I hear the man mutter God, I plead, as I approach the end of something. He steps forward to stand the train.Where do I go now? right next to me and turns his head to An automated woman’s voice is face mine. He repeats the word, but I saying something. I realise she is can’t make it out. A slur in Hindi, announcing our arrival at the next stop. probably. The train pulls into the station and I leap His brown eyes are narrowed with a off and practically run down the look of disdain. I fiddle with the zip on deserted platform. I look back and see my handbag. Don’t be intimidated, I him walking briskly after me, his knife think. Ignore him. But I glance over and flapping at his side. see that yes, he is still staring at me. I jump back on to the train to confuse There is a black strap across his chest. I him but he follows. He is standing at the see that it holds a small, curved knife, end of the carriage and casually loops kept in a red-painted holster at his hip. his hand into an overhead handle. He What the hell? I feel something burn looks right at me. through me, a flash of fear that quickly The doors begin to close. My heart is turns to anger. Who does he think he is? racing. I make a dash for it and throw I look right back at him. You don’t myself through the narrowing gap. I scare me, I think, and we stare at each scan the platform. He’s not there. The other until the escalator reaches the doors are closed. The train is pulling ground floor. I look away and smile to away. And then through the window I myself just to make it clear that he has see him and he smiles.

When Zoe Efstathiou travelled on Delhi’s metro she had no idea her terrifying experience would see her published alongside Monty Python star Michael Palin and TV presenter Ben Fogle. It features in The Irresponsible Traveller: Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes, marking travel guide publisher Bradt’s 40th anniversary.


TAJ RAGE: Writer Zoe in India

BOOK: Irresponsible Traveller

GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 17

St Alfege cash £119k restoration grant

HISTORIC St Alfege’s Church in Greenwich has been awarded a £119,000 restoration grant. Stonework on the upper levels of the East Portico of Sir Nicholas Hawksmoor’s classic building is being cleaned with cash from environmental company Viridor Credits. Appeal chairman Tim Barnes said: “This is wonderful news and a huge boost to the efforts of our Appeal Committee, who have so far raised some £430,000.” Other contributions have come from the Cathedral Group,

ROYAL DEAL: John’s movie

Monarch on big screen MISSING movie Monarch is to have its first cinema screening since it was found and restored by Greenwich film-maker John Walsh. John will host a Q&A after the movie – filmed at Charlton House and starring TP McKenna and Jean Marsh – is shown at the Tricyle Cinema in London on September 14 (3pm). Set in 1547, it tells the story of Henry VIII’s night in a hunting lodge, where he is visited by all his wives. The film was made in 1996 but the original was lost in the vaults before John found 50 cans of original camera negative and the whole movie was put back together and restored. Read the story of Monarch in our April 2014 edition and browse through past editions online at www.

PHOTOGRAPHER Mike Curry is on the other side of the lens –showing off The Greenwich Visitor up a mountain in France. Mike explains: “I’m at the summit of Mont Ventoux in Provence– 1,912m above sea level!” You can see Mike’s work on display at Greenwich Picturehouse through September. His panoramic images of Greenwich are very special! We love to see you with The Greenwich Visitor. So – whether you live here or are visiting from somewhere exotic – pack us in your suitcase and send your picture to: Matt@

SEND US YOUR PICS OF A PERFECT DAY email your photo to:

In association with

CLEAN UP: East Portico of St Alfege

the Getty Trust, Heritage of London Trust, Allchurches Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation, and a recent legacy from Greenwich artist Anne Christopherson.


A VOLUNTEER for 30 years at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been awarded a prestigious Order of Mercy award for his dedication. Dan Coffey, now 83, has worked for the hospice since before it even opened its doors. He was honoured at the Mansion House in London. “I was gobsmacked and overawed by the occasion,” Dan said afterwards. “It was a magnificent afternoon in beautiful surroundings.” Hospice executive Harjit Landa, who accompanied him, said: “Dan has given – and continues to give – so much to the Hospice.” The G&BCH, which needs £4million a year to keep going, has more than 560 volunteers. Find out how you can help at www.


GreenwichVisitor THE

September 2014 Page 18

“Furniture with a difference” – Est 1973

Furniture for every room. Huge choice, excellent quality and price. Traditional, Contemporary, Shaker wooden furniture Hand staining and Waxing. Also ‘affordable bespoke’

Excellent wood-effect furniture and the ‘very now’ High Gloss in Black/White/Walnut. Huge choice of original ‘retro pieces’ in our Quality Used Section. Please call – You’ll be amazed!

222 High Street, Eltham SE9 1BA. 020 8850 3500.

Answer to lack of classy cocktails

WORK OF GINIUS IF your idea of a good time is a few pints and a catch up with friends in a laid-back pub then Greenwich has it covered.

But what if you like to dress up, have a cocktail and perhaps stay out after midnight? It’s a tougher proposition Should we start a petition to lobby Vodka Revolutions on Greenwich High Road? Certainly not. Greenwich’s charm lies in its village feel and most people who choose to live here would hate to see that compromised by gaudy bars and clubs. But every now and then it might be nice if there was place to go locally that was worth dressing up for where you could enjoy a decent cocktail and good quality music. The Rivington has found the perfect solution. Gin Bop saw the tablecloths, knives and forks cleared away and the restaurant transformed with pop-up cocktail bars, a jazz band and dimmed lighting c r e a t i n g a l i v e l y, b a r- l i k e atmosphere. A dazzling array of gin-based cocktails made using Hendrick’s, Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater, Tanqueray and Langley’s No 8. Yet for an event that may sound as though it’s aimed exclusively at a niche population of gin


Slimming World Join a warm and friendly group near you today…

Kay Bunsell 07852 784936 Tuesdays 7.30pm at The Forum, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich SE109EQ. Monday 7.30pm at OneSpace, Kidbrooke Park Road, London, SE3 9YY. 0844 897 8000

zaibatsu Noodles - Sushi - Tempura - Sashimi Soups - Salads - Rice dishes 96 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, SE10 9UW Tues-Sun 12pm-11pm 020 8858 9317

10% off with this voucher – tues, weds & thurs

PEKTAS CLEANING 85 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ED.

07474 902716 Ever had a party on a Double Decker bus? BIG RED is a unique venue with large covered patio area, perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Office do’s and Christmas parties. Make your Celebration one everyone will remember at BIG RED. From 10 to 250 people or 600+ at our new space We have great food, live music and much more. Call 0203 4908346 to make an enquiry or use the form on our website

BIG RED PIZZA BUS 30 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ


connoisseurs, the turnout was seriously impressive. People showed up in their droves, the men looking smart and the women glamourous. There was a buzzing atmosphere as people chatted over the mellow sounds of live jazz and sipped cocktails. My favourite was the Gin Martini – a delicious, ice cool combination of Beefeater gin mixed with a French apricot-flavoured aperitif, finished off with a garnish of grapefruit peel. In the garden, the mood was relaxed as we gathered around tables to enjoy a succulent hog roast served in baps with a rich buttery apple sauce and crisp iceberg lettuce. Gin Bop went down a treat and it would be great to see repeats at Rivington, as well as more events like it in Greenwich. It felt fun and novel to have the ambience of a central London cocktail bar brought to Greenwich for a night. And for the many restaurants we have locally, such events are surely a great way to create a buzz, reach new customers and showcase unique beverages and culinary delights from the menu. With more events like Gin Bop, we can preserve everything we love about Greenwich while also having a bit more fun. ZOE EFSTATHIOU

e get a lot of new members joining the curry club and more often than not they have been enjoying curry for a number of years. And more often than not they order the same dish over and over again. Nothing wrong with that: Find something you like and stick to it. But the joy of a big group is the number of different dishes on the table. Once they’ve tasted something different the old favourite is put to the back burner. Here’s a guide to some different tastes… ot: Go for a Madras (hot), Vindaloo (very hot) or Phall (extremely hot). The Chutney in In association with Blackheath Road is Spice Night at the Plume recommended for a phall. 020 8858 1661 omato: Go for a Rogan (lamb or chicken). Green Chillies takeaway nearby is the place. reamy: Butter Chicken or good old Chicken Tikka Masala. Darjeeling in Lewisham does a good CTM. ry: Try tandoori dishes. Often relegated to a starter status Chicken or Lamb Tikka or Duck and Fish Tikka, when you can find them, make delicious mains as well. Few can top the tandoori in the Mogul. ragrant: Biryani should be your choice as whole spices, meat and rice are all cooked together. Coriander in Westcombe Park does a cracking biryani. nions: Look no further than Dopiaza, meaning double onions. It’s got to be from Curry Royal Tandoori in the Woolwich Road. efore you scream “Oh, and a Bombay Potato!” to the waiter, have a proper look at the vegetable dishes. Once you’ve had decently cooked spicy veg you’ll know why so many Indians are non-meat eaters. Mountain View in Trafalgar Road does excellent veg dishes. inally: Rice…plain boiled rice is not the poor man’s alternative to the others. It’s often the best accompaniment to dishes already loaded with flavours.


10% off




Daniel Ford


GIN GIN” Guests at the Rivington Gin Bop enjoy cocktails


come dine with

San Fairy Anne

uthentic American baker Lizzie D’s gluten-free Salted Caramel Brownies have struck gold. Expert judges at Great Taste, the largest blind taste food awards, decided the cakes were worthy of two prestigious gold stars. And they can even carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo. Lizzie describes the award as “amazing recognition”. Try them at Cafe W in Waterstones Greenwich and venues across the capital. Info: n alarming sight on Lee High Road, where Villa Moura is being gutted. The little boat outside the Portuguese seafood restaurant has gone, the shop is shut and workers beaver away. There’s no answer to our call and no explanation on their website, apart form a message with a picture of a wardrobe and the promise: “Future home of something quite cool.” upporters of the eco-friendly Sainsbury’s on Greenwich Peninsula have failed to get the futuristic building listed. It means the cutting-edge superstore – opened in 1999 – will almost certainly be demolished to make way for a vast new Ikea, which opponents say will add to traffic problems in the area. ook out for an amazing new performance space, music studio and arts centre and bar opening this month in Deptford. Number 3, housed in the former Medina oil warehouse on Creekside. Owner John Cierach - a sculptor who runs the unique Big Red Bus Pizzeria just across the road – promises unique facilities to support the arts and artists. Info:


GreenwichVisitor THE

Monday September 1

MUSIC Deer Tick Brooklyn Bowl WILDLIFE Eltham Nature Club Bat Walk with Bee Twidale, meet Avery Hill park cafe 7. THEATRE Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Restoration directed by Samuel Orange. In a townhouse in Greenwich, exact location revealed on booking at www. Till Nov 1. PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30


Tuesday 2


Organising an event you want thousands of residents AND visitors to know about in the biggest and best local listings guide there is? Email essential details and contact number to: matt@TheGreenwich

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Geschlossene Geselschaft (in German) London Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Lord Hood

September 2014 Page 19

DANCE Room & Road Laban Theatre 6.30 MUSIC Har Mar Superstar Brooklyn Bowl COMEDY Dawn French Churchill Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Riverside Club Pelton  JAZZ WM Jazz O2 Alice in Grooveland 8 PLAY Bouncers Lon Theatre 8 COMEDY Imran Yusuf, Holly Walsh, Adam Bloom UTC MUSIC Kasia Kowalska & Wilki  IndigO2 JAZZ Clyde & The Groove Oliver’s

Saturday 13

VISUAL ART Over Time Thames foreshaw near Enderby Wharf. Wednesday 3 Info: TOUR Ships, Clocks & Stars MUSIC On Blackheath Massive FAMILY Tall Ships Festival Abdi, Addy Borg Up The Creek Baby-friendly 11am NMM Attack, Grace Jones, Aloe Blacc, MUSIC The ELO Experience River Festival: Classic gaffers FAMILY War Artists At Sea Young Fathers, Joe Goddard Churchill Theatre 7.30 and smacks sail from Curator Tour Queen’s House 1 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic JAZZ WM Jazz at the O2 Living Greenwich (2pm) to Woolwich KIDS Peppa Pig’s Big Splash v Watford. The Valley 3 Sounds Mic Night 8 (3.30pm). Ship visits: Greenwich Churchill Theatre 1, 4 DANCE Room & Road PLAY Geschlossene Geselschaft Peninsula, Royal Arsenal, West FILM/PLAY Two Gentlemen Of Laban Theatre 6.30  (in  German) London Theatre 8 India Dock. Verona Link to RSC Stratford. HUMOUR Wahala Comedy Clash MUSIC Aunt Nelly & Smash Picturehouse 7 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30  IndigO2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Pelton Arms  Tuesday 9 MUSIC Kantanti St Alfege 7.30  WILDLIFE Bat Walk  Saturday 6 FAMILY Tall Ships Festival PLAY Watching The Living The Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30 FAMILY Tiny Tall Ships Parade of Sail: The finale, as all Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Geschlossene Geselschaft Cutty Sark 11.30am, 2 the ships depart together at PLAY Bouncers Lon Theatre 8 (in  German) London Theatre 8 FAMILY Tall Ships Festival. Big noon, bringing the Tall Ships MUSIC The Estimators Pelton JAZZ Jazz At The Row. Deborah Art and Storytelling: Royal Festival to an end 1-4pm. CHARITY Moonlit Walk for Carew Trio. Clarendon 8.30 Arsenal Woolwich 10-4. Crew MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Greenwich & Bexley Community JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s parade and prizegiving: Tall ORNC chapel 1.05 Hospice, 10 Thursday 4 ship crews, marching bands, COMEDY Dawn French Sunday 14 KIDS Peppa Pig’s Big Splash local groups & floats in Churchill Theatre 7.30  VISUAL ART Over Time Thames Churchill Theatre 10, 1, 4 Greenwich town centre. 2-5. FOOTBALL Welling Utd v foreshaw near Enderby Wharf. FAMILY Afternoon Tea Queen’s Shanties: Swinging the Lead. Braintree Town Park View Road Info: House 1, 2.15, 3.30 Cutty Sark 5. Free with PLAY Bouncers MUSIC On Blackheath Frank MUSIC Thomas Greed Classical admission price. Music festival: London Theatre 8 Turner & The Sleeping Souls, recital. St Alfege 1.05 Royal Arsenal Woolwich 6.30. MUSIC English folk Lord Hood Imelda May, Levellers, Athlete, TALK The Art of Longitude Mother Courage: GLYPT. Wednesday 10 Slowclub, Tom Hickox, Chris NMM 6.30 Woolwich. Fireworks: Royal FAMILY War & Memory Holland All-Star Band, Glenn TOUR Dark Tales ORNC 7 Arsenal 9.45-10. Curator’s Tour Queen’s House 1 Tilbrook, Chris Difford FILM/PLAY Medea Link to Nati- SPORT Pro-Boxing IndigO2 MUSIC Marcia Griffiths IndigO2  FILM Monarch First screening onal Theatre, Picturehouse 7 COMEDY Roy Chubby Brown COMEDY Dawn French after renovation, with Q&A by JAZZ WM Jazz at the O2 Ollie Churchill Theatre 7.30 Churchill Theatre 7.30  director John Walsh Tricycle Howell Quintet 8 PLAY Geschlossene Geselschaft JAZZ Jazz At The Row. Esther Cinema, London 3.   PLAY Geschlossene Geselschaft (in  German) London Theatre 8 Bennett Duo. Clarendon 8.30, JAZZ WM Jazz at O2 Perrystone (in  German) London Theatre 8 MUSIC Ronnie Ripple & The PLAY Bouncers Lon Theatre 8 Hill 3 QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 Ripchords Pelton Arms  WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Bouncers Lon Theatre 5 Friday 5 Sunday 7 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s MUSIC Hillsong United O2 PHOTOGRAPHY The Man In The NATURE Guided Bird Walk TALENT Something for Sunday Thursday 11 Street. Nicbolas Sack. Friends of Greenwich Pk event Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Joanna Arnold, Melanie Greenwich Gallery till Sept 17 Greenwich Park 9am MUSIC Oakland Pelton Arms Jones recital St Alfege 1.05 (M-F 9-5; S-S 12-4) FAMILY Tiny Tall Ships PLAY Watching The Living TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 2  FAMILY Tall Ships Festival RIver Cutty Sark 11.30am, 2 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 SIGN LANGUAGE Social/ Festival: Barge parade 3-4.30. FAMILY Tall Ships Festival Monday 15 practising group. NMM 5-30Launch show: featuring Peixos Royal Pageant: Gloriana & PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30  7.30 by Catalan street theatre escort. Greenwich 11.30-1. TALK Nevil Maskelyne, 18th Tuesday 16 company Sarruga: Maritime Heritage rowing boat race: century Astronomer Royal MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Greenwich 8.30-9.20. Mother Trinity House 500 Challenge. NMM 6.15 ORNC chapel 1.05 Courage: Greenwich and Maritime Greenwich to Royal FAMILY Meridian Time Breach PLAY Price Of Money Lewisham Young People’s Arsenal Woolwich. Music of the Royal Observatory 7 Albany 7.30 Theatre (GLYPT) and residents Sea NMM 11-4.30. Mother COMEDY Dawn French FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic tell story of Woolwich Arsenal Courage: GLYPT. Woolwich Churchill Theatre 7.30  v Wolves. The Valley 7.45 in Brecht play. Royal Arsenal. Arsenal. FOOTBALL Welling Utd v Lincoln Fireworks: Maritime Greenwich JAZZ WM Jazz O2 Abigail Angus 3 PLAY Bouncers Lon Theatre 8 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms  City Park View Road 9.15-9.30 PLAY Geschlossene Geselschaft QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 MUSIC English folk Lord Hood MUSIC Trinity Laban piano (in  German) London Theatre 5 PLAY Donor London Theatre 8  Friday 12 recital ORNC chapel 1.05 TALENT Something for Sunday MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Wednesday 17 MUSIC The Beat Brooklyn Bowl The Vanbrugh 7 ORNC chapel 1.05 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton COMEDY Jeff Leach, Prince Over Time: Art at Enderby Wharf, Weekend of Sept 13 & 14

Monday 8

PLAY Price Of Money Albany 7.30 JAZZ Jazz At The Row. Alma Lansiquot Trio. Clarendon 8.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s PLAY Donor London Theatre 8

Thursday 18

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 FAMILY Curator Tour Cutty Sark 3 MUSIC The O’Jays IndigO2 TOUR Dark Tales ORNC 7 PLAY Price Of Money Albany 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms PLAY Donor London Theatre 8 QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9

Friday 19

PHOTOGRAPHY Walking The Walk Norman Smith Greenwich Gallery to Oct 1 (M-F 9-5.30pm. Sat/Sun 12-4pm). VISUAL ART Over Time Archive Space at ORNC, NMM, Queen’s House. Till Oct 16. MUSIC Trinity Laban piano recital Yuko Yagashita ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC The O’Jays IndigO2 PLAY Price Of Money Albany 7.30 MUSIC The Rhythms/Afunja Part of London African Music Festival. Charlton House 7.30 PLAY Donor London Theatre 8 COMEDY Mycenae House Comedy Club Sara Pascoe, Lucy Beaumont 8 COMEDY Carl Donnelly, Sean McLaughlin  UTC MUSIC Hi-Fi Sneakers Pelton

Saturday 20

FAMILY London Open House Greenwich Yacht Club. Arts Group Open House & guided tours of GYC. Bar + snacks. 1 Peartree Way. 12-5 FAMILY London Open House ORNC 1.30-4.30 FOOTBALL Welling Utd v Gateshead Park View Road FAMILY London Open House Queen’s House 11-4.30 PLAY Price Of Money Albany 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC Sub 42 Pelton Arms PLAY Donor London Theatre 8

Sunday 21

FAMILY London Open House Greenwich Yacht Club. Arts Group Open House & guided tours of GYC. Bar + snacks. 1 Peartree Way. 12-5 FAMILY London Open House ORNC 1.30-4.30 FAMILY London Open House Queen’s House 11-4.30 MUSIC Julie Felix/International

Continued on Page 20

GreenwichVisitor September 2014 Page 20 THE

Day of Peace Global Fusion Music & Arts event Charlton House 2-5 PLAY Me And My Cat? Greenwich Theatre 2 TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 COMEDY Ruby Wax Churchill Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Professor No Hair & The Wiglifters Pelton Arms

Monday 22

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am MUSIC Charlotte Derry Soprano recital. Blackheath Halls 1.10  MUSIC Harp Masterclass Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche King Charles Court ORNC. MUSIC Meantime Jazz Blackheath Halls 7  PLAY The Muddy Choir Greenwich Theatre 7.30 CHARITY Wine, Women and Song for Action Against Hunger. The Centenary Company Trafalgar tavern 7.30. Tickets £12in advance on 020 8294 2939. MUSIC Apelles Ogaga Part of London African Music Festival. Charlton House 7.30 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Tuesday 23

PLAY Home Sweet Home Albany 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban piano recital Raya Kostova ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Harp concert Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche King Charles Court ORNC 7. PLAY The Muddy Choir Greenwich Theatre 1.30, 7.30 MUSIC T-Pain IndigO2  SHOW Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC English folk Lord Hood

ORNC chapel 1.05 SHOW Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Churchill Theatre 5, 8 STAND-UP Milton Jones, Seann Walsh, Kerry Godliman, Carl Donnelly, Stephen K Amos, Felicity Ward, Arthur Smith Greenwich Comedy Festival NMM PLAY Home Sweet Home Albany 5.30 MUSIC Wizkid IndigO2 THEATRE Dylan Thomas by Bob Kingdom Woolwich Grand 7 COMEDY Lee Evans O2 MUSIC Mosi Conde, Seprewa  Part of London African Music Festival. Charlton House 7.30 DRAMA Faust Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Ceilidh Blackheath Halls COMEDY Luke Benson, Angela Barnes Up The Creek MUSIC Deptford Rivieras Pelton

Saturday 27

VOLUNTEER Drop-In Greenwich Pk Wildlife Centre 1-3 MUSIC Shir Levy Classical recital. St Alfege 1.05 PLAY Home Sweet Home Albany 2 SHOW Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Churchill Theatre 2, 5, 8 WALK Rubbish Trip Mudchute DLR 2. DRAMA Faust Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Middlesbrough. The Valley 3 QUIZ Safe School Eltham 253 Eltham High Street. 7. £5pp. Max 6 per team. Bring drinks & nibbles. Tickets: 0208 300 2742. THEATRE Dylan Thomas by Bob Kingdom Woolwich Grand 7 DISCO Haven’t Stopped

Dancing Yet! 70s/80s funk. St Swithun’s Church Hall, SE13 7.30-11 £10 (£12 door) www. haventstoppeddancingyet. STAND-UP Rich Hall, Stewart Francis, Andrew Maxwell, Craig Campbell, Cardinal Burns, Terry Alderton Greenwich Comedy Festival NMM COMEDY Lee Evans O2 MUSIC Toot N Skamen Pelton


COMEDY Shappi Khorsandi Blackheath Halls 8

Sunday 5

CULTURE Fun Palaces All-day arts celebration. Borough Hall. Mycenae House. Albany MUSIC Trinity Laban pianists. Ships, Clocks & Stars. NMM 12. TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7

Monday 6

ART Cristiana Angelini: Selection of Drawings & Pastels. west Greenwich Library. Till November 8. MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am MUSIC Olga Paliy Piano recital. Blackheath Halls 1.10 PLAY Black Coffee Churchill Theatre 7.30  PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Sunday 28

WORKSHOP Gateways To The First World War NMM 11-4 MUSIC Nikolai Demidenko Piano recital. Blackheath Halls 11am FAMILY Circus Workshop Albany 12, 1.30, 3 BOOK LAUNCH The Adventures Of Miss Caroline Herschel Royal Observatory 2 SIGN LANGUAGE Social/ practising group. Old Brewery 6-9 STAND-UP Ardal O’Hanlon, Shappi Khorsandi, Nina Conti,  Dan Atkinson Greenwich Comedy Festival NMM TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Dennis Greaves’ Blues Jam Pelton Arms 

Monday 29

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am MUSIC Anna Cashell, Chihiro Ono, Simon Watterton Blackheath Halls 1.10 PERFORMANCE Simon Callow in The Man Jesus Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC Kylie Minogue O2 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Tuesday 30

MUSIC Trinity Laban viola recital ORNC chapel 1.05

The name’s Moore...Sir Roger Moore. In Conversation at the Churchill Theatre on Thursday October 2 MUSIC Kylie Minogue O2 FOOTBALL Welling Utd v Dartford Park View Road PLAY Edward II London Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Lord Hood

Wednesday October 1 TOUR Ships, Clocks & Stars Baby-friendly 11am NMM TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC Kylie Minogue O2 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30

Thursday 2

MUSIC Trinity Laban Alvise Pascucci piano St Alfege 1.05 COMEDY Lee Evans O2 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 6.30. Free. IN CONVERSATION An Evening With Roger Moore Churchill Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Alan Davies IndigO2 

QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9

Friday 3

Tuesday 7

MUSIC Trinity Laban piano recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Side By Side Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5 Blackheath Halls 6 Free COMEDY Lee Evans O2 MUSIC Budka Suflera IndigO2 COMEDY Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen Churchill Theatre 8

MUSIC Trinity Laban staff recital ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Black Coffee Churchill Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Lord Hood

Wednesday 8

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Black Coffee Churchill Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30

Saturday 4

Thursday 9

WORKSHOP Wild Flowers Greenwich Park Wildlife Centre 9.30-4 CULTURE Fun Palaces All-day arts celebration. Borough Hall. Mycenae House. Albany  WALK Chimneys & Tunnels Greenwich Pier 2.30. Details: FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Birmingham. The Valley 3 COMEDY Lee Evans O2 MUSIC Illegal Eagles IndigO2

FAMILY Afternoon Tea Queen’s House 1, 2.15, 3.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban guitar recital St Alfege 1.05 PLAY Black Coffee Churchill Theatre 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban pianists. Ships, Clocks & Stars. NMM 6.30. MUSIC Trinity Laban Sinfonia Wind & Strings Blackheath Halls 7.30 £5. MUSIC Pharrell Williams O2 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms

Wednesday 24

SHOW Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Churchill Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FAMILY Curator’s Tour Queen’s House 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Home Sweet Home Albany 7.30  STAND-UP Mark Thomas Greenwich Comedy Festival NMM JAZZ Jazz At The Row. Marcina Arnold Trio. Clarendon 8.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s PLAY The Muddy Choir Greenwich Theatre 7.30  LITERATURE Naomi Wood: Mrs Hemingway Blackheath Halls 8 FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS In Greenwich’s most beautiful and historic venues. Tue 13.05h The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College Thu 13.05h St Alfege Church Fri 13.05h The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College

Sign up to hear what’s on each week:

Thursday 25

MUSIC Trinty Laban Harp recital. St Alfege 1.05 SHOW Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Churchill Theatre 2.30, 7.30 STAND-UP David O’Doherty, Doc Brown, Ed Gamble Greenwich Comedy Festival NMM  TALK Captain Cook NMM 6.15 COMEDY Lee Evans O2 MUSIC Melic Brooklyn Bowl PLAY Home Sweet Home Albany 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms  DRAMA Faust Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC JC & The Imaginary Bipolar Band Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Aubrei Woki/The Kalahari Band Part of London African Music Festival. Charlton Ho 7.30 VINTAGE Park it In The Market QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9

Friday 26

VOLUNTEER Nature Trail Dig-In Greenwich Park Wildlife Centre 9.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital

Creative Eltham  -­‐  Developing  the  Arts   Half  Day  Conference   Saturday  18th  October  2014    2  to  5pm   The  Friendship  Centre,  Glenure  Road,  SE9  1UF   Do  you  live  in  Eltham,  perform  in  Eltham   or  join  in  with  arts  activities  in  Eltham?   Are  you  keen  to  develop  Eltham's  creativity?   Speakers  ,  networking  and  workshop   Want  a  place  at  the  conference   or  to  know  more  about  Eltham  Arts?   Email:   Places  are  FREE  but  donations  welcome.   @ElthamArts      

GreenwichVisitor September 2014 Page 21 THE

QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9

Friday 10

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Pharrell Williams O2 PERFORMANCE Dancing With The Orange Dog Albany 7.30 PLAY Black Coffee Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC Jacqui Dankworth Blackheath Halls 8 CLUBBING 5th Birthday of UKF Building Six

Saturday 11

MUSIC Gloucestershire Uni Community Choir St Alfege 1.05 SING Eltham Choral Society Join in Faure’s Requiem. Eltham Methodist Church. Rehearsal 2-5.30. Concert 6. www. PLAY Black Coffee Churchill Theatre 2.30, 7.30 KIDS The Pied Piper Of Hamelin Blackheath Halls 3 FILM/OPERA Verdi’s Macbeth Link-up to New York Met. Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC Carmel Albany 7.30

Sunday 12

FAMILY Apple Day The Woodlands Farm Trust 11-4 MUSIC Catherine Bott Soprano recital. Blackheath Halls 11am  MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12. Free. KIDS Pirate & Parrot Albany 1, 3 WALK Greenwich Bestiary  Greenwich Park entrance, 2. MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2 TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7

Monday 13

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am MUSIC Roxana Rumney Violin recital. Blackheath Halls 1.10 FESTIVAL Afrovibes Albany SHOW Eric & Little Ern Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2  PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Tuesday 14

FESTIVAL Afrovibes Albany MUSIC Trinity Laban Wren Ensemble recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2 DRAMA The Taming Of The Shrew London Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Lord Hood

Wednesday 15

FESTIVAL Afrovibes Albany MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC Jette Parker Young Artists Blackheath Halls 7 DRAMA The Taming Of The Shrew London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30

MUSIC Trinity Laban Phil Howells marimba recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Motown Magic IndigO2 THEATRE: A Matter Of Memory & Myth Queen’s House 7.30 LITERATURE Diana Rigg Cutty Sark 7.45 MUSIC Caro Emerald O2 COMEDY Mycenae House Comedy Club Chris Turner, Felicity Ward. 8 DRAMA The Taming Of The Shrew London Theatre 8 MUSIC Riverside Club Pelton

Saturday 18

FESTIVAL Afrovibes Albany WORKSHOP Science, Voyaging, Art, Empire NMM 10.30-4.30 MUSIC Jubilate St Alfege 1.05 ARTS Creative Eltham Conference Friendship Centre, Glenure Road. 2-5 WALK Rubbish Trip Mudchute DLR 2. FILM/OPERA Marriage Of Figaro Link-up to New York Met. Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC Thomas Tallis Society St Alfege 7 MUSIC The Hollies Churchill Theatre 7.30  JAZZ WM Jazz at the O2 Lush Life 7.30 MUSIC The Big Reunion: Five, Damage, Blue, 911 O2 PERFORMANCE Nicholas Parsons Cutty Sark 7.45  MUSIC Holly Johnson IndigO2 VARIETY The House of Fun Arthur Smith comperes new show. Blackheath Halls 8  DINNER Trafalgar Night ORNC DRAMA The Taming Of The Shrew London Theatre 8

Sunday 19

MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12. DRAMA The Taming Of The Shrew London Theatre 5 COMEDY Miranda Hart O2 TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 JAZZ WM Jazz at the O2 Paul Booth Organ Trio 7 TALK Andy Kershaw Cutty Sark 7.45

Monday 20

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am MUSIC Trio Quella Fiamma Blackheath Halls 1.10 MUSIC Stones In His Pockets Churchill Theatre 7.30  DRAMA The Trench Greenwich Theatre 8  PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Tuesday 21

DANCE Shiny Albany 10.30, 1.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trinity Laban Carducci Quartet, King Charles Court ORNC 2 Thursday 16 MUSIC Trinity Laban Piano FESTIVAL Afrovibes Albany recital Paul Komen & Nata MUSIC Trinity Laban GMTEN Tsevereli, King Charles Court brass ensemble recital St 5.30 Alfege 1.05 JAZZ Beats In The Bar SIGN LANGUAGE Social/ Blackheath Halls 7.30 practising group. NMM 5-30HUMOUR Ha Ha Hood Churchill 7.30 Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Trinity Laban pianists. NMM Bolton. The Valley 7.45 6.30 DRAMA The Trench Greenwich FILM/BALLET Manon Link-up to Theatre 8  Covent Garden. Picturehouse PLAY Hurricane Hill London 7.15 Theatre 8 THEATRE A Matter Of Memory & MUSIC English folk Lord Hood Myth Queen’s House 7.30 Wednesday 22 JAZZ WM Jazz at the O2 Robin WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Phillips 8 COMEDY Jethro Churchill MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms Theatre 7.30  MUSIC Beats In The Bar MUSIC OneRepublic O2 Blackheath Halls7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s PERFORMANCE One-Man Lord PLAY The Hunters Grimm Of The Rings Churchill Th 7.45 Albany 7.30  DRAMA The Taming Of The COMEDY Marcus Brigstocke Shrew London Theatre 8 Blackheath Halls 8  QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 MUSIC We Are Scientists Friday 17 Brooklyn Bowl FESTIVAL Afrovibes Albany PLAY Hurricane Hill London

MUSIC Lady Gaga O2 TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 Thursday 23 MUSIC Roy Orbison & Friends MUSIC Trinity Laban Paul Komen masterclass Mackerras Churchill Theatre 7.30 PLAY The Hunters Grimm Room, ORNC 12.30 Albany 7.30  MUSIC Trinity Laban Piatti PERFORMANCE Charlie Connelly Quartet recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK Virtue Of Coffee NMM 6.30  Cutty Sark 7.45  MUSIC Dennis Greaves’ Blues MUSIC Lady Gaga O2 Jam Pelton Arms  PLAY The Hunters Grimm Monday 27 Albany 7.30  MUSIC Mark Gibbs Viola recital. MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars Blackheath Halls 1.10  Trinity Laban pianists. NMM FILM/OPERA I Due Foscari 6.30. MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms Link-up to Covent Garden. DEBATE Living on the River Ellis Picturehouse 7.15 PLAY The Hunters Grimm Woodman hosts Architecture For All ORNC £10 Albany 7.30  PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30  JAZZ Beats In The Bar  Blackheath Halls 7.30  Tuesday 28 SHOW Quentin Crisp: Naked KIDS Hansel & Gretel Hope Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Motown’s Greatest Hits MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Churchill Theatre 7.30  ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Hurricane Hill London JAZZ Beats In The Bar  Theatre 8  Blackheath Halls 7.30  QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 MUSIC Songs Of Sister Act Churchill Theatre 7.30  Friday 24 PLAY The Hunters Grimm MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Albany 7.30  ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC English folk Lord Hood MUSIC Lady Gaga O2  PLAY The Hunters Grimm Wednesday 29 Albany 7.30  KIDS Hansel & Gretel SHOW Eric & Little Ern Albany 1, 3 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC The Sensational 60s MUSIC The Billy Joel Songbook Experience Churchill Th 7.30  Churchill Theatre 7.30  PLAY Hurricane Hill London PLAY We Happy Few Alexandra Theatre 8  Players 7.45 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 Saturday 25 VOLUNTEER Drop-In Greenwich DRAMA The Hunters Grimm Albany 7.30  Pk Wildlife Centre 1-3 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s SHOW Eric & Little Ern FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30 Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30  KIDS Pinocchio Blackheath Thursday 30 Halls 3 WORKSHOP Sextants to SatMUSIC Lady Gaga O2  ellites - And Beyond  NMM 11-5 PLAY The Hunters Grimm FILM/PLAY Frankenstein Albany 7.30  Link-up to National Theatre. COMEDY Paul Chowdhry Picturehouse. Noon Blackheath Halls 8 KIDS The Princess & The Pea PLAY Hurricane Hill London Albany 1, 3 Theatre 8 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 Sunday 26 MUSIC Orbis Trio Classical recital KIDS The Queen’s Knickers Greenwich Theatre 2, 4 Blackheath Halls 11am MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars Trinity Laban pianists. NMM Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 6.30. 6.30. VISUAL ART Over Time Stephen PLAY We Happy Few Alexandra Players 7.45 Alexandra Hall, Lawrence Gallery. Bramshot Ave SE7 FILM/BALLET Legend Of Love MUSIC Paolo Nutini O2 Link-up to the Bloshoi. PLAY The Hunters Grimm Picturehouse 3 Albany 7.30  PLAY Hurricane Hill London VINTAGE Park it In The Market Theatre 5  SIGN LANGUAGE Social/practis- QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 ing group. Old Brewery 6-9 Friday 31

Theatre 8 FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30


80s Scouse songsmiths China Crisis guest at the WM Jazz venue and restaurant at the O2 on Sunday November 9. VOLUNTEER Nature Trail Dig-In Greenwich Park Wildlife Centre 9.30am KIDS The Queen’s Knickers Greenwich Theatre 11am, 2 KIDS The Princess & The Pea Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Joe Longthorne Churchill Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Who Ya Gonna Call Albany 7.30 MUSIC Maceo Parker  Brooklyn Bowl PLAY We Happy Few Alexandra Players 7.45 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 HALLOWEEN Twisted Circus IndigO2  PLAY The Hunters Grimm Albany 7.30

Saturday November 1

MUSIC Catherine Leonard Piano recital. St Alfege 1.05 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Sheffield Wed. The Valley 3 FILM/OPERA Carmen From New York Met. Picturehouse 4.55 MUSIC Il Divo O2  DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! 70s/80s. Trafalgar Tavern, SE10 7.30-12. Tickets £15 in advance only from www. haventstoppeddancingyet. MUSIC Abba Mania Churchill Theatre 7.30  PLAY We Happy Few Alexandra Players 7.45 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 MUSIC Tower Of Power IndigO2 MUSIC Anna Noakes, Gabriella Dall’Olio Flute/harp recital Cutty Sark 7.45  JAZZ WM Jazz at O2 The Caro Emerald Tribute 8

Sunday 2

MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12 WALK Rubbish Trip Mudchute DLR 2. TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Let’s Hang On Churchill Theatre 7.30 JAZZ WM Jazz O2 Beth & Ben 7.30 COMEDY Quincy, Dane Baptiste Cutty Sark 7.45 

A Fabulous night of 70s & 80s soul, funk & disco - for people who remember the tunes fIRst time round & still want to party

SaT nov 1 2014

TraFaLGar Tavern, Se10 9nw 7.30pm-miDniGHT £15 (Cutty Sark DLR)

• DJS - LorD anT & Da’LYnne • GLam up! prizeS For THe beST ouTFiTS • DiSco Dance Line-upS • Free SweeTS & ice popS Tickets ( £15) in advance only online and from local outlets. call 0796 716 3247 for more info

we’re back!

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am MUSIC Jenna Sherry Violin recital. Blackheath Halls 1.10 BALLET The Nutcracker Churchill Theatre 7.30  PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Tuesday 4 10% proFiTS To Follow us on Facebook: Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! and Twitter @H_S_D_Y

A4_Trafalgar_2014_Halloween.indd 1

Monday 3

28/08/2014 10:43

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 TOUR Psychic Sally IndigO2 BALLET The Nutcracker Churchill Theatre 7.30 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre

MUSIC English folk Lord Hood

Wednesday 5

TOUR Ships, Clocks & Stars Baby-friendly 11am NMM BALLET The Nutcracker Churchill Theatre2.30, 7.30  WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC Future IndigO2 POETRY The Pity Of War Blake Morrison. Blackheath Halls 8 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre  JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30

Thursday 6

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 6.30. TOUR Psychic Sally Churchill Theatre 7.30 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre  QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 Friday 7 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre  MUSIC Tenors Unlimited Churchill Theatre 7.30 

Saturday 8

MUSIC James Kirby Piano recital St Alfege 1.05 KIDS Shoe Kangaroo & The Big Bad Boot Blackheath Halls 3 SPORT European Pro-Am WBFF IndigO2 DANCE Evening of Burlesque Churchill Theatre 7.30  DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre  MUSIC Jason Yarde Saxophone virtuoso. Cutty Sark 7.45 

Sunday 9

TENNIS The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals O2 MUSIC Pascal & Ami Roge Piano recital. Blackheath Halls 11am MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12. FAMILY Match Albany 1, 3 TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre  JAZZ WM Jazz O2 China Crisis 7 PERFORMANCE Matthew Stirling Cutty Sark 7.45 

Monday 10

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am TENNIS The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals O2 MUSIC Tracensemble Blackheath Halls 1.10 SHOW Calamity Jane  Churchill Theatre 7.30  PERFORMANCE Matthew Stirling Cutty Sark 7.45  PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 

Tuesday 11

TENNIS The Barclays ATP World

Continued on Page 22

GreenwichVisitor September 2014 Page 22 THE


MARKETS Greenwich Market: 10-5.30. Sat & Sun: Arts & crafts, food, fresh produce. Tues, Wed: Food, fresh produce, homewares. Thurs: food, antiques & collectables, crafts. Fri: Food, arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles Clocktower Market: 166 Greenwich High Rd. Sat, Sun 10-4. 50 quirky stalls specialising in vintage, retro & antiques. 07940 914204 Blackheath Farmers’ Market: Blackheath Station, 10-2 every Sun. EXHIBITIONS/CRAFTS/COMMUNITY Royal Observatory: Longitude Punk’d. Till Jan 4. Old Royal Naval College: 10-5 daily. Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Road SE10 9SW. Tuesday-Sunday & Bank Holidays 11-5.30 The Fan Museum: Seduced! Fans & The Art Of Advertising. Till Sept 28. 12 Crooms Hill. 020 8305 1441 Age Exchange: Carers’ group Mon, knitters Thurs, preschool rhyme-time Fri. Old Bakehouse, Bennett Pk SE3 9LA. National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest For Longitude. Till Jan 4. Daily 10-5. Queen’s House: Rozanne Hawksley: War & Memory. Till Nov 14. War Artists At Sea. Till Feb. Daily 10-5. Greenwich Gallery & The Cave: Greenwich Group of London Independent Photography. Linear House, Peyton Place SE10 8RS. Paul McPherson Gallery: Kim Tong Sept 8-20, Stewart Smith Sept 22-Oct 4. 77 Lassell St SE10 9PJ. Ben Oakley Gallery: 9 Turnpin La SE10 9JA. The Forum: Disabled drop-ins, mums’ groups, kids’ classes, advice. Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 020 8853 5212 Jazz Open Mic Nights: Mondays (exc Bank Hols) Mycenae House SE3, 8.30 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square SE18 4DX. 020 8854 2452 WALKS Greenwich Guided Walks: Local experts. Walks daily at 12.15 & 2.15 from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre. £8, £7 cons. Greenwich Tour Guides Association 07575772298 Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. FAMILY ACTIVITIES National Maritime Museum: Explore Saturdays. Free. Performance and storytelling for over-5s from noon. Discover Sundays. Free. Activities for families from 11.30am. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30


The Albany: Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 4AG. 020 8692 4446 Amersham Arms: 388 New Cross Rd SE14 6TY. 020 8469 1499 Big Red Bus: 30 Deptford Church St SE8 4RZ. 020 3490 8346. Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ. 020 8852 0234 Blackheath Halls: 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ 020 8463 0100. Charlton House: Charlton Rd SE7 8RP. 020 8856 3951 Churchill Theatre: High St, Bromley BR1 1HA. 0844 871 7620 Clarendon Hotel: Montpelier Row SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. The Duke: 125 Creek Rd SE8 3BU. 020 8469 8260 The Eltham Centre: 2 Archery Road SE9 1HA. 020 8921 4344 Eltham Palace: Court Yard SE9 5QE. 020 8294 2548. The Forum: Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 0208 853 5212. The Green Pea: 92 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9UW. 020 8858 9319 Greenwich Communications Centre: 164 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TZ. 020 8269 2103 Greenwich Dance: Borough Hall SE10 8RE. 020 8293 9741 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE18 4DX Greenwich Theatre: Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES 020 8858 7755. Greenwich Playhouse: Currently closed. Laban: Creekside SE8 3DZ. 020 8463 0100 London Theatre: 443 New Cross Rd SE14 6TA. 020 8694 1888. The Lord Hood: 300 Creek Rd, SE10 9SW. 020 8858 1836 Mycenae House: 90 Mycenae Rd SE3 7SE 020 8858 1749 National Maritime Museum: Romney Rd, SE10 9BJ 020 8858 0045 02, Indig02, WM Jazz, Building 6, Brooklyn Bowl: 0844 8560202 The Old Bakehouse: Bennett Park, Blackheath SE3 9LA Old Royal Naval College: SE10 9LW. 020 8269 4799 Oliver’s: 9 Nevada St SE10 9JL. 020 8853 5970 O’Neill’s: 52 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath SE3 0BH. 020 8463 9230 Pelton Arms: 23-5 Pelton St, SE10 9PQ 020 8858 0572. Peter de Wit’s Cafe: 21 Greenwich Church St, SE10 9BJ. 020 8305 0045 The Railway: Blackheath Village SE3 9LE. 020 8852 2390 The Royal Oak: 54 Charlton Lane, SE7 8LA. 020 8858 4771 St Alfege: Greenwich Church St. 020 8853 0687. The Star And Garter: 60 Old Woolwich Rd SE10 9NY. 020 8305 1144 Trinity College of Music: King Charles Ct SE10 9JF. 020 8305 4444. Up The Creek: 302 Creek Rd SE10 9SW. 020 8858 4581 Woodlands Farm Trust: 331 Shooters Hill Rd, Welling DA16 3RP 020 8319 8900


Tour Finals O2 FILM/THEATRE Frankenstein From The National Theatre Greenwich Picturehouse. Noon MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre  SHOW Calamity Jane  Churchill Theatre 7.30 

Wednesday 12

Thursday 20

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Andrea Bocelli O2 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 6.30 MUSIC The Eve Cassidy Story Churchill Theatre 7.30  QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9

Want the inside guide to what’s best in Greenwich and Blackheath? NIKKI SPENCER asks a local

MyLife i Efemin Deborah Shop Owner

Friday 21

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC TENNIS The Barclays ATP World chapel 1.05 Tour Finals O2 TALK Ships, Clocks & Stars: MUSIC Jette Parker Young Artists Maps & Charts NMM 3 Blackheath Halls 7 MUSIC St Paul’s Sinfonia SHOW Calamity Jane  St Alfege 7 Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC SOS Band IndigO2 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival COMEDY Mycenae House London Theatre Comedy Club Stuart Goldsmith, MUSIC Music for Youth Schools Patrick Monahan 8 Prom Trinity Laban’s Animate DEBATE Building by the River Orchestra and Junior Trinity Ellis Woodman hosts singers + Greenwich school Architecture For All ORNC £10 choirs Royal Albert Hall 7 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s TALK Monty Don: Down To FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30 Earth Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC The Eve Cassidy Story Thursday 13 Churchill Theatre 7.30  TENNIS The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals O2  Saturday 22 MUSIC Early Music Festival KIDS The Selfish Giant St Alfege 1.05, 5.30 Blackheath Halls 3   SHOW Calamity Jane  FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic Churchill Theatre 2.30, 7.30  v Millwall. The Valley 3 SIGN LANGUAGE Social/ MUSIC Bryan Adams O2 practising group. NMM 5-30-7.30 MUSIC The Ionian Singers WORKSHOP Clocking Off NMM 6 St Alfege 7  MUSIC Trinity Laban pianists. MUSIC The Dualers IndigO2 Ships, Clocks & Stars. NMM 6.30. MUSIC Blackheath Goes Gospel Free. Blackheath Halls 7.30 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival PERFORMANCE The Spinning London Theatre  Wheel Albany 7.30  MUSIC Trinity Laban Baroque MUSIC The Eve Cassidy Story Orchestra ORNC chapel 7.45 Churchill Theatre 7.30  QUIZ NIGHT Star & Garter 9 Sunday 23 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars Friday 14 Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12. TENNIS The Barclays ATP World MUSIC Linkin Park O2 Tour Finals O2  MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC TALENT Something for Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 chapel 1.05 MUSIC Early Music Festival Monday 24 St Alfege 1.05, 5.30 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew SHOW Calamity Jane  Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC Linkin Park O2  DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30  London Theatre Tuesday 25 MUSIC Riverside Club Pelton MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC Saturday 15 chapel 1.05 TENNIS The Barclays ATP World MUSIC English folk Lord Hood Tour Finals O2  Wednesday 26 SHOW Calamity Jane  JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Churchill Theatre 2.30, 7.30  MUSIC The Tiger Lillies MUSIC Early Music Festival Blackheath Halls 8 St Alfege 5.30 FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30 MUSIC Keep The Home Fires Thursday 27 Burning Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St MUSIC The Stylistics IndigO2 Alfege 1.05 DRAMA Lewisham Fringe Festival TALK How To Build Our World London Theatre From Scratch NMM 6.30 Sunday 16 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. TENNIS Barclays ATP Tour O2  Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 6.30. MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Friday 28 Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12. VOLUNTEER Nature Trail Dig-In MUSIC Blackheath Halls G Park Wildlife Centre 9.30 Orchestra Blackheath Halls 6.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC JAZZ WM Jazz O2 Richard Digance 7 chapel 1.05 TALENT Something for Sunday TALK Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Vanbrugh 7 Horology NMM 2 Monday 17 PANTO Sleeping Beauty Churchill MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Theatre Till Jan 4. 0844 871 7620. Taylor Blackheath Halls 10am PLAY Club Class  London Th 8 MUSIC That’ll Be The Day Saturday 29 Churchill Theatre 7.30  VOLUNTEER Drop-In PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30  Greenwich Pk Wildlife Centre 1-3 Tuesday 18 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC v Ipswich. The Valley 3  chapel 1.05 MUSIC Kantanti St Alfege 7  MUSIC The Illegal Eagles Sunday 30 Churchill Theatre 7.30  MUSIC Daniz Arman Gelenbe, WILDLIFE Eltham Nature Club Talk Michael Bochman Piano recital by Alison Ruyter of Kent Wildlife Blackheath Halls 11am Trust. St Mary’s Comm Centre 7.30 MUSIC Ships, Clocks & Stars. Wednesday 19 Trinity Laban pianists. NMM 12. TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 2 SIGN LANGUAGE Social/ MUSIC Jack White O2  practising group. Old Brewery FILM QUIZ The Green Pea 8.30 6-9



eople look at how I dress and assume that my background is in fashion, but actually I studied business at university. I then went on to work in marketing in various fields including gas and oil, ophthalmology and local government. If I have a business meeting I will probably wear something a bit more sober from the 50s rather than the 60s, but I always have my signature cat’s eye glasses. o-one in my family was into vintage clothes but from the age of 13 or 14 I was going to charity shops because I loved what I could find there. Over the years I have won my sister over and now she’s a crimplene lover too. My family has got used to me turning up at get-togethers in something a bit psychedelic – that’s just what Auntie Deborah does! ack in November 2009, I was in The Beehive vintage shop on Creek Road in Greenwich and overheard the current occupant saying that they were leaving. Despite having a full time job and no stock I took the shop in the spot. It’s now called Retrobates ( with me on one side and Casbah Records selling vinyl next door. We’ve recently painted it bright yellow so you can’t miss it. We are particularly known for our 60s clothes and we get a really good mixture of people coming in: locals, tourists and students. also work as a regeneration consultant and currently I am working for Lewisham Council on projects including Deptford Brunch Club. After the success of The Catford Canteen, the pop-up supper club restaurant in Catford Shopping Centre, we’ve moved the concept to Deptford. Events take place every Sunday on Douglas Square next to The Albany Theatre. Each week there are different chefs and forthcoming ones include local chefs In a Pikkle and Hank Po Boys. y two favourite things are food and vintage so to be working doing both of the things I love is great. I tend to work seven days a week, working at Retrobates at the weekend. This means I get to sample the food in Greenwich Market regularly. I am vegetarian and the Ethiopian stall is excellent and Ruby Tuesday’s vegan cup cakes are addictive. ’m Camberwell born and bred but bought a place in Catford about 13 years ago as it was the only place I could afford. There wasn’t much happening at first but now there is a real buzz about it. I am currently setting up a pop-up cinema, not for work, just because it will be fun. We are doing it on Saturday Sept 20 on Catford Boardway in conjunction with The Catford Constitutional Club. ’m not really a drinker, I’m more into food. The bread and hummus at Levante Pide on Lewisham High Street is awesome and of course the arrival of Street Feast in Lewisham has been so exciting. There’s also a Sri Lankan canteen on Loampit Vale called Everest that I really like. girl who works for me is Japanese so she is teaching me at the moment. It is hard but I then nothing is ever easy. I am also learning the drums. I was chatting to a customer one day and he offered to teach me in exchange for vintage clothes. I have now passed my Grade 4 and am very proud that I can play Manic Depression by Jimi Hendrix. I love that that you don’t need a drum kit to practice, I tap away on the counter while I am in the shop.




Tell us your life stories and favourite local places. email Matt@ TheGreenwich

GreenwichVisitor September 2014 Page 23 THE

nice day for a wet wedding BACK A bit...back a bit...that’s enough! This bride and groom area already soaked enough after getting married on one of those many stormy days we’ve had recently. We spotted this wedding photo being taken by the pond in Blackheath. It’s certainly an atmospheric location, and helped make it a day the bride and groom will always remember. Have you

In association with

Like it? Live it!

Answers: 1 Tern. 2 Dynamo. 3 Go. 4 Graffiti. 5 Racecar. 6 Down. 7 In The Beginning. 8 14. 9 Of. 10 Pear.

The Pub Quiz

BY BIRTHDAYQUIZ.CO.UK 1 Which four-letter bird’s name can be put after Bit to produce another bird’s name? 2 What is the only anagram of the word Monday? 3 Which two-letter word can go after Tan and Con to produce two words? 4 What Italian word for Scratched Drawings is used commonly in English? 5 What seven letter word, beginning with the letters Ra is a palindrome? 6 Which four letter word can go before Beat or Fall or after Come or Melt to produce four new words? 7 What are the first three words in the Bible? 8 How many points would you get for the word Scrabble in a game of Scrabble? 9 What is the second most common word in written English behind The? 10 Which fruit can go in the middle of the word Aped to make a new word?

COME on then cleverclogs. Think of a team name and test yourelf against our legendary quizmaster Deke. Still not authentic enough?

FANCY a project? This fourstorey, three bed property in Greenwich South Street needs a good refurb but is full of potential. There are cellar rooms

Get off the sofa and catch his legendary quizzes at The Vanbrugh Tavern every Monday night. 8.30.

which could be converted, and a garden space. But budget for a few more bob above the £695,000 asking price. Contact Humphrey Skitt & Co on 020 8858 1102.


Mystery object

SEND US YOUR PICS OF A PERFECT DAY email your photo to:

taken a great photo here? We love to see your pictures , and you could win our monthly prize of wines from Spirited Wines of Blackheath. We hope enjoyed The Greenwich Visitor. We’re the only paper aimed at – and read by – residents and visitors. People choose to read us every day. Call if you’d like to advertise. If you’re a reader responding to an ad, please tell the advertiser you saw them here. you next month! See you in October.

GreenwichVisitor WANT TO ADVERTISE? OR TELL US YOUR STORY? Call Matt on 07731 645828 Matt@TheGreenwich

Recognise the object stretching in the sky? Looking up is quay to working out this mystery. Email Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.




com. Last month: The Emirates AirLine from below. Spotted by readers Eve Meredith and Roy Kumar. Thanks for taking part!







IF you read the paper carefully this RED BUS; LIFEBUOYS; SYLNA; wordsearch should be easy. Look MURAL; YACHT CLUB; ARTS; for: PETER KENT; BLOG; TALL L E I L A ; S WA N A G E ; G L O B E ;



FOLLOW US wichVisitr @Greenou t the o!) (miss

The Blog of Samuel Pepys onight my wife said that she desired, as she said, to eat out. I declared that the pavement does ill afford the privacy which a gentleman needs T between himself and his mutton-chop and that, besides, it was raining. She

became most insistent saying that she did know of a place that was “trending” and that we must hasten there and took me to a house like an Inn which inside did seem to be made of metall and which had more reflecting surfaces than the Duchess of Castlemaine’s bedchamber. nd so to our table where a young man placed a sheet in my hand. I was most affronted to see that it was written in French. I told my wife that we had chanced upon a nest of spies but she did laugh and tell me to choose. Upon my saying I did not understand a word of the writing she told the young man to set before me a plate of uncooked leaves, such a thing as I have never seen. I told her that a proper feast should contain at least one pig’s head with an apple in its mouth and a pie full of live birds and that this was surely a popish plot to choke us. To calm myself I lighted my pipe and the youth did tell me to put it out. Was so shocked to find a Frenchman who was also a Puritan that I did need to take several sucks before I could


say “It is plain you are affrighted by our English fire” and blew smoke at him whereupon he called over a woman who told me that if I continued I must go outside. This I took for an invitation for sport as I know of the manly aroma my pipe confers upon me so I said “Then, wench, you must show me there.” o with her to the door, but instead of leading me to a bush or an alley she went straightaway back in, leaving me standing in the rain. A fellow stood there, also smoking, to whom I said “I shall take this matter before the King!” “I don’t know about that,” he said, “but I’m off to The Duke.” I accompanied him to the house of the Duke, but it was a small place and seemed more of an alehouse where they also had the affrontery to tell me to put out my pipe. et, angry and hungry, I returned to the French Inn. There the young man was leaning over my wife who was stroking his jacket while he poured her more wine. “Ah, Mr Pepys,” she said, “you’re just in time to pay the bill.”




GreenwichVisitor September 2014 Page 24 THE

the global giant

from greenwich READ ON

In July, Mary Mills told us about the amazing history of Enderby Wharf – once home of the underwater cabling, soon to be a cruise liner terminal – and why Enderby House should be protected. This month she tells about a huge granite globe in Dorset with links to Greenwich

WHEN I was seven we went on holiday to Bournemouth – and most of all I remember the visit to the Great Globe at Swanage. I never expected that my return to the globe fifty years later would be as part of my research on the Greenwich riverside. One of the old wharves which makes up the new Lovells Wharf development was known as Granite Wharf – in fact one of the new blocks of flats is named after it. Records show that Granite Wharf was leased to Mowlem, Burt and Freeman in 1852 and became their stone yard. The original John Mowlem had been a worker in the Dorset stone quarries before coming to London and founding the famous contracting firm in 1823. He took back to Swanage an extraordinary collection of bits and pieces from the London streets – there are guided tours so that visitors can see them In Swanage The Great Globe is up on the cliffs at Durleston Country Park where they sell a postcard showing it being made in Greenwich. And it seems very strange that

Read Mary Mills’ blog and get her booklet on Lovell’s Wharf at uk. Find out more at www. greenwichindustrial history.blogspot.

ROCK OF AGES: The Globe being made in Greenwich. It now stands in Swanage (main picture)

they took this great chunk of stone all the way to Greenwich from Portland, carved it, then took it back again. The cost of carting 40 tons of stone must have been enormous. The Globe itself seems to have been the idea of John Mowlem’s nephew. George Burt, who, had earlier commissioned a



Claim your FREE Pet Pack worth over £60 at

Use promotional code GVISITOR. Subject to availability. See website for Terms & Conditions.

Eastmoor Place, Charlton, London SE7 8LP 020 8293 6580

smaller granite globe which is now in Beaulieu Motor Museum. The Great Globe is made up of 15 pieces of Portland stone held together with granite dowels. Amazing! The Globe is not just carved with a map of the world – there is a lot more and there are also stone tablets carved with homilies on

the subject of Temperence and Prudence plus clock times of the world‚ convexity of the ocean‚ and much else. I have always remembered my visit to the Globe in 1947. I had no idea what it was or any of the background – but I was so impressed!

Profile for The Greenwich Visitor

Greenwich Visitor September 2014  

Free newspaper guide for residents and visitors to Greenwich and Blackheath in south east London.

Greenwich Visitor September 2014  

Free newspaper guide for residents and visitors to Greenwich and Blackheath in south east London.


Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded