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CYCLISTS using Greenwich Foot system monitors who is using the tunnel to enforce rules although Greenwich Council claims the Tunnel have been targeted by a tunnel and how. When there are few pedestrians, walkway is monitored by CCTV. saboteur using DRAWING PINS signs tell cyclists they can ride with Chat room user Laconicus said: to puncture their tyres.

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ANY of us get that sinking feeling when you see a “Sorry we missed you” note from Royal Mail on the doormat. (Yes, even those of us who actually were out when it fluttered to the floor.) Bizarre opening times…letterheads… passport… the hurdles to claiming your package are many. Reader Neil Sharman has discovered an added nightmare. “The Royal Mail are sending out parcel collection notices asking people to pick up parcels on Sundays at Horn Lane

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knowing full well they don’t open on Sunday!” he tells us. “When I contacted them they said ‘Oh yes, we had a job lot of misprinted cards’. Like that’s a reason to keep using them! They are taking the Mickey out of the good folk of Greenwich,” says Neil. We couldn’t agree more. Rip them all up, Royal Mail. Post haste!

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e’ve all heard (and probably retold) the story of German pilots strafing General Wolfe as target practicee before bombing London’s docklands...hence the holes in his plinth. But is it true? We recommend Blitzwalker Steve Hunnisett brilliant tours. Go along and learn the truth. See P5 for details. ove them or loathe them, the Parakeets in Greenwich Park are a spectacular sight. But there is a call for them to be culled as their numbers increase across the south east and threaten other species, especially squirrels, who don’t like the competition. reenwich Theatre kicks off its new season with a big boost this month...it was closed over the summer for refurbishment work. It’s only the start for the upgrades it needs. But it’s an important step. So break a leg...in the finest sense!

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ad news for residents of a certain age that the legendary Tunnel Club burned down last month. It was the place where Alternative Comedy – and heckling – was born as host Malcolm Hardee rewrote the comedy script in the 1980s before opening Up The Creek in Greenwich a couple

of years later. Worse, however, was the news that a member of staff – Tomas Ceidukas – died of his injuries after helping people escape when flames engulfed Studio 338 - it’s latest incarnation. A terrible tragedy. The club’s owners plan to reestablish the open air terrace next door as a venue, although the main building appears beyond repair.

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here’s what YOU ask US Last time I came it was just Greenwich. Why is it Lifts are said to be working better and online lift Royal now? We have 1,000 years of Royal links – alerts and a new interactive movement management Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born here and system is being trialled. Will the new system work? christened at St Alfege Church. Their palace Placentia We’ll have to wait and see. Tell us your thoughts too was here. In fact Queen Elizabeth played under – email Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com the oak that bears her name in Greenwich Is anyone using the cable car yet? Park, one of London’s eight Royal Cheek! The Emirates Air Line isn’t Parks. Queen Elizabeth granted us r o it much use for getting about (the is h ic w Royal Status in February 2012 to reen respected 853blog.com has reported mark those links. that it has zero commuters) and WANT TO ADVERTISE? I read that Greenwich is a World often shuts in high winds – but is a Heritage Site? Yes, it won World HAVE A STORY? futuristic attraction we love. Heritage Site status in the 90s and in We’re visiting. What should we do Call Matt on 07802 743324 one of only 29 in the UK. It means t o d a y ? Yo u ’ v e p i c k e d u p a our treasures are so good, they’re Matt@TheGreenwich Greenwich Visitor – good start. Next protected by the United Nations. Visitor.com visit the Tourist Information Centre. Greenwich Market is famous isn’t it? It? It’s award-winning staff has just relocated Yes, it’s one of the oldest in London – from Pepys House into the Discover There’s been a market here since the 1300s – and in April, the Duke of York officially unveiled a Greenwich centre next door at the Old Royal Naval major renovation. A new smaller Pavilion Market College. Get advice, buy tickets for boats, tube, DLR, caters for street food fans while the main one rail, buses and coaches, book tours, buy tickets for concentrates on arts, crafts, designer-makers and London attractions. collectibles.Look out for events, including Park It In Are museums free? Yes – except the Fan Museum, The Market, with vintage vehicles and music on the which has no public funding but is a world-leading last Wednesday of each month. collection of fans. And the Wernher Collection of art at Is the Foot Tunnel working yet? There was a rather Ranger’s House, run by English Heritage. There are badly handled £11.5m refurb in 2012, but problems some paid for shows at the National Maritime persist in the 114-year-old tunnel...including relations Museum. You’ll need to pay to stand on the Meridian betweenpedestrians and cyclists. A friends group Line inside the Royal Observatory too. And it’s 20p to Fogwoft has pushed the Council for improvements. use the loos in Greenwich Park!

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Tack attack in Tunnel From Page One do bomb it down that tunnel, despite the no cycling signs.” Tunnel friends groups Fogwoft warned its Twitter followers, saying: “Some cyclists have recently had punctures caused by drawing pins. Beware.” Chariman Ian Blore said the incident was evidence t h a t t h e # Te c h Tu n n e l experiment “is not going well.” He added: “Fogwoft are meeting with the coucil to express concerns about how the trial of the movement management scheme has been introduced and publicised. “It has undoubtedly led to confusion among both pedestrians and cyclists who use the Tunnel.” Greenwich

Council said it had not been made aware of the incident and so could not comment.. The Council was criticised over its botched handling of the £11.5m refurbishment project, which took three years before it reopened in 2012. But lifts still frequently fail although users can now access “real-time” alerts before trying to use them. The council – which was given the money by the Mayor off London – is still believed to be trying to get compensation from building companies involved four years later. Did you suffer a puncture? Did you drop the drawing pins? Tell us why! Email Matt@ TheGreenwichVisitor.com

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Stall holder finds gem in oyster and gives it to customer! PEARLY SMILE: Customer shows off their good luck gift from one of Jacek’s oysters

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Oysterman Jacek Kolasinski opened one for a customers and found a glistening pearl inside… so he gave it to her as a memento. “It’s a sign of good luck,” says Jacek. “It’s rare, but if I find a pearl in an oyster when I open it for someone but I always let them keep it.” Pearls grow when a piece of grit or foreign matter gets inside t h e y o u n g o y s t e r, w h i c h produces a substance called nacre to surround the object and protect itself. Most pearls come from specialised farms. It’s even more unusual for one of Jacek’s oysters to contain one as he gathers them himself in Essex, where tides and local sand are not conducive. Jacek started his Oyster Brothers company with brother Grzegorz after working for a firm in Borough Market. He harvests his own oysters and trades at Greenwich Market each weekend. And he hopes to start selling Essex oysters back in his native Poland soon. Meet Jacek: MyLife – Page 23

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Final show of a special year GREENWICH’S unique fan Museum ends its 25th Anniversary year with a unusual theme…urban Britain. After Treasures of China and Fans of the Livery its new show is Town and Country. “Throughout the centuries fan leaves provided a canvas on which painters and printers recorded changing fashions in architecture,” says Curator Jacob Moss. “This exhibition brings together fans which depict domestic and stately houses, famous landmarks, bustling city squares, parks and grand hotels.” The Museum – with more than 5,000 examples from the 11th Century to the present day – is housed in a fabulous Georgian house in Crooms Hill a n d i s o p e n Tu e s d a y t o Saturdays (11-5) and Sundays (12-5). Admission is £4. Town and Country runs from September 6 to December 31. Info: www.thefanmuseum.org.

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Jazz town’s great venues GREENWICH has had a fabulous reputation for jazz jams – particularly because of the number of students from Trinity Laban meeting up in bars to perform impromptu. At Oliver ’s, a cellar bar opposite Greenwich Theatre in Nevada Street, Olivier Revault presents live jazz – often world class – every night of the week, writes DAVE SILK. In Blackheath, the Clarendon Hotel has installed a new Steinberg grand piano in its cellar bar for free monthly Jazz at The Row sessions. There are also jazz sessions from 4pm every Sunday with free entry. Now Grade II listed Shrewsbury House in Shooters Hill has joined in – opening a licensed bar in its oak-panelled library and installing a Bechstein grand piano ready for regular jazz on Friday evenings, starting in October.

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HOLE TRUTH: Steve at General Wolfe’s statue

THINK you know how General Wolfe’s statue in Greenwich Park got its war wounds? Blitzwalk expert Steve Hunnisett reveals the story and many more – including how the famous Church on the Heath sacrificed its iron railings for the war effort – on his tours. Steve (above) is holding one next month – showing where a V2 destroyed the heart Meet at All Saints the Village, and Church, Blackheath of walking in Churchill‘s footsteps at the Old Royal Naval College in Sun October 23 Greenwich. 11am The walk, on Sunday October 23, costs £9 – you can pay on the day but you should book ahead. The walk starts at All Saints Church at 11am and ends in Greenwich. Info: www.blitzwalkers.co.uk

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Liner terminal decision A JUDGE has agreed Greenwich’s new cruise liner terminal at Enderby Wharf can go ahead WITHOUT a crucial on-shore power supply – which means ships will burn tonnes of diesel while moored here. Campaigners claimed Greenwich Council’s decision to grant planning permission was unlawful as it failed to properly account for effects on air quality. But Mr Justice Collins disagreed, saying: “This development will provide housing and attract tourists and so help the local economy.” But Ian Blore, of East Greenwich Residents Association, which supported the legal action by a resident, said: “The densely populated part of London where the port will be has pollution exceeding legal limits. A development that lets ships burn 700 litres of diesel an hour – the equivalent of 688 idling HGVs – will make pollution worse.” He insisted: “Those of us who have been campaigning for a clean cruise port will continue to argue for this solution.” Paul Stookes, of Richard Buxton Environmental & Public Law, which represented the campaigner, said: “We are considering the judgment and are likely to advise appealing the court decision.” Greenwich Council’s Deputy Leader Danny Thorpe said: “The Council understands that a number of local people feel passionately about Enderby Wharf. We have always sought to listen to their opinions and will now ensure that the conditions and obligations put in place by the planning board are honoured by the developer.” Thames Path closed ‘for years’ – See P16


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Miles Hedley’s pick of this month’s best events. Our unique 3-month listings begin on Page 15

GARDEN Greenwich Theatre reopens after its summer refurbishment with writer-performer Lucy Grace’s story of an office dogsbody whose empty commuter existence is revolutionised after she takes a wilting plant home to her high-rise flat and sets about transforming its - and her own - life. Sept 2, 4

RICE PAPER TALES Fairytales are found in societies around the world. These are from Vietnam and offer adults and children a fascinating alternative to the European folk tradition. Book yourself seats for one of the performances at Deptford Lounge and, at the end, pay whatever you can afford. Sept 10, 17

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Primal Scream and Belle & Sebastian headline what has become an annual event on the Common. James and local heroes Squeeze are among the support acts while comedian David O’Doherty tells stories for kids and Hemsley & Hemsley are among the chefs serving up tasty treats. Sept 10-11

THE CALM The London Theatre in New Cross presents Ethan Taylor’s new play which is set in a military hospital in the near future and examines the blurred line between war and terror - a topic of great contemporary relevance in the wake of the catastrophes now engulfing Syria and Iraq. Sept 13-18

OPEN HOUSE Fascinating buildings throw open their doors for free in this London-wide event. Charlton House is the capital’s finest Jacobean mansion; the romantic 18th century tower of Severndroog Castle offers incomparable views; Greenwich Yacht Club – on stilts in the Thames – takes part too. Sept 17/18

JOAN RUDDOCK Her autobiography is called Going Nowhere but, as you’ll hear when she appears at Blackheath Halls, her life has been anything but. She spent 28 years as a local Labour MP during which she campaigned against nuclear proliferation and introduced pioneering laws about recycling. Sept 21

MARTIN CARTHY I have no superlatives left to describe this veteran guitarist, singer and folk legend. Suffice to say if you’ve never seen the master musician plying his trade, be at Mycenae House for a Global Fusion event marking International Day of Peace and experience what real genius is like. Sept 23

LANDLUBBERS FOLK Fancy stretching your sea-legs without having to leave the safety of terra firma? Take a trip to the National Maritime Museum for a day of songs, stories and sailors’ crafts and spend the evening aboard Cutty Sark listening to salty shanties sung by the award-winning Nest Collective. Sept 24

JANE McLAUGHLIN The excellent Made In Greenwich gallery hosts the launch party for this acclaimed poet’s new collection Lockdown, published by Cinnamon Press. As well as buying your own copy, you’ll be able to listen to live music provided by a group of artistes led by brilliant singer Bernadette Reed. Sept 24

JACK WEBB The award-winning choreographer’s latest creation The End is an exploration of terminal points from everyday to eternal, including death and the end of the universe itself. Its ambition is huge. What better way to launch Greenwich Dance’s ambitious new season at Borough Hall? Sept 24

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CUTTY SARK: Beaten by a gale which smashed her rudder

A NEW book tells the story of our nation’s maritime past…and highlights the rivalry of two Scottish clippers – one of them our own Cutty Sark. Author RORKE BRYAN writes for The Greenwich Visitor.

LARGE commercial sailing ships lasted well into the twentieth century but the pinnacle of sailing ship design was reached in 1868/69 with the last of the beautiful, incredibly fast China tea clippers.    However there is little agreement on which clipper was the fastest.    Americans might claim one of the great New England clippers like Rainbow or Sovereign of the Seas, but for most people there are only two contenders, the Aberdeen-built Thermopylae and the Cutty Sark built in Dumbarton. Thermopylae was a flyer from the moment she was launched in 1868, reaching Australia in 59 days on her maiden voyage, then beating the 1866 and 1868 champion Ariel back from China by 11 days. Perhaps the golden cock she wore jauntily at her masthead niggled Captain Jock Willis to dig deep into his wallet to build a worthy challenger


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Thermopylae: Finally sunk at sea with full naval honours

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– Cutty Sark cost him over £16,000. Woodget took command in 1885, But the great rivals only met head to Cutty Sark gained the edge by sailing head once, in 1872. south into the ferocious gales of the They left Shanghai on the same tide Screaming Fifties. However, by the and were neck and neck down the 1890s they could no longer compete C h i n a S e a t o A n j e r. with steamers and both were Thermopylae was faster in sold to Portugal. light airs, but the Indian Thermopylae was Ocean gales favoured sunk with full naval 0 Cutty Sark and she honours off Lisbon in Ships to Remember: 140 by built up a good lead 1905, while Cutty ips Sh ic tor His of ars Ye before a storm Sark eventually came Rorke Bryan and Austin smashed her rudder. back to Britain as a Dwyer (Hardback, £25) ps By the time a jury training ship and sho ok bo in ble aila av rudder was rigged finally a landlocked and from Thermopylae was well museum in Greenwich, www.thehistory ahead, but the tough to give a hint her press.co.uk little Dumbarton ship magical speed and grace reached London only seven in her prime. days later. Their rivalry continued for 20 years Rorke Bryan is the author of Ships to in the Australian wool trade.    Remember: 1400 Years of Historic Both ships could reach 17 knots and Ships (Hardback £25), published by regularly set 24 hour records over 300 The History Press, Brimscombe Mill, nautical miles. At first Thermopylae Stroud. Illustrations are by Austin did best, but when the great Richard Dwyer.

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CAKE OFF: Ginger Cake seller offers his wares from a tray to passers-by in Nelson Road, looking towards Trafalgar Road

CHAR VERY MUCH: Street vendor is close to the end of his early morning stint at his cart outside St Alfege Church in town centre

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SWEET RELIEF: Yound boy with no shoes enjoys glass of sherbert near gates of Greenwich Park in what is now Nevada Street

SHINY: Food Pavilion at Greenwich Market

GREENWICH has a reputation for its place at the head of the Street Food Revolution...we all need some sustenance as we browse the shops and stalls or take a break from work. But what’s new? Years before stalls in Greenwich Market offered locals and visitors fare from around the world – and l o n g b e fo r e t h e M a r k e t ’ s dedicated new Food Pavilion was built – this is how we used to graze on the move. The Rabbit Man has his wares over his shoulder...with an apron made from sacking to soak up the blood. The Muffin Man carries his produce on his head so he can use a hand to

ring the bell to alert customers. An old man on Nelson Road offers a tray of Ginger Cakes. Outside St Alfege Church a tea seller nears the end of his rush hour shift offering drinks and current cakes. A woman by Greenwich Park gates In Nevada Street – then Silver Street – offers sherbert for a penny a glass. These pictures of our Victorian forebears are in classic book Grandfather’s Greenwich that we found in a secondhand store. We couldn’t resist sharing them. The photos are from the Spurgeon Collection, and the stories are researched by Alan Glencross. Great stuff!

BALANCED DIET: Vendor carries hot muffins and crumpets while ringing bell to alert customers.

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YACHTS TO SEE AND DO at sailing club NEVER walked the gangplank to Greenwich’s unique Yacht Club? Take your chance this month. The club’s HQ – on stilts in the River Thames – opens to the public on the weekend of September 17 and 18 as part of the London-wide Open House architectural event. The main gates open from 12.30-5pm with free guided tours from 1pm. Members’ art is on display in the Sail Loft, there is a pop-up Arts Cafe with home-made cakes and wine, waterside activities and the members` bar – with panoramic river views – is open too. On Sunday there is free live music in the Sail Loft from 5.30pm. The club is on the Thames Path at Peartree Way. Info:www.openhouselondon.org.uk

SPECTACULAR: Action from last year’s race

Dinghy race day GREENWICH Yacht Club hosts the annual London Regatta next month - with dinghy sailors racing on courses between the Thames Barrier and the Emirates AirLine. The races are on Sunday October 2 (112pm) – the day the Barrier is closed for it’s annual test, making it non-tidal and with no commercial traffic – it a unique and safe day for dinghy sailors, writes CLIVE REFFELL. Spectators can watch from the Thames Path or at Greenwich Yacht Club, which has a bar and food. Over 50 entries are expected from GYC and rivals including Erith Yacht Club and the London Corinthian Sailing Club based at Hammersmith. To take part in youth or adult races with any class of boat, e-mail dinghy@ greenwichyachtclub.co.uk. Greenwich Yacht Club was formed in 1908 and has yachting, motorboat and rowing sections. Membership is open to everyone and there are Club Nights every Tuesday. It is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centree. Info: www.greenwichyachtclub.com.

30min Clipper trip A NEW express boat service has begun, whisking visitors from central london to Greenwich in just over 30 minutes. MBNA Thames Clippers’s new RB1X weekend express service calls only at the most popular stops cutting journey times between North Greenwich (O2), Greenwich, Tower, London Bridge City, Embankment, London Eye and Westminster. A River Roamer ticket – a day’s unlimited hop on, hop off travel – costs £17.35 for adults and £8.65 for children. The company has also brought in a new service to and from Westminster Pier. The RB1 boats call at piers from Woolwich to Westminster during the week and weekends and costs £6.50 for an adult single journey and £3.25 for a child. Info: www. thamesclippers.co.uk

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‘saved’ dairy faces demolition again A UNIQUE warehouse which was once a dairy is under threat again despite a successful campaign to save it from demolition. Campaigners last year convinced English Heritage to list the 1830 building at 1 Hyde Vale – but now developers have had their appeal allowed by the Government. The building – home over the years to bakers, carvers, shoemakers and a Georgian dairy – now faces being demolished to make way for five large modern town houses with “mega basements”. Campaigner Paul Trynka said: “It’s sad that the new Secretary of Culture over-ruled the experts at Historic England, but they and several nationally-known historians agree this is a significant building, even though like its neighbours it was rebuilt after damage by a

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V1. “Historic England, the statutory body, point out the building retains ‘a significant amount of original fabric.’ So residents and experts will still continue to fight for the preservation of this  rare Georgian building. “Furthermore, since the application first went in, Greenwich Council has introduced new planning guidelines which discourage

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VITAL CHEQUES: Conservator at work

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HELP restore part of the UK’s “Sistine Chapel” right here in Greenwich.

The Old Royal Naval College has launched a crowd funding bid with Art Fund to raise £21,500 to re-gild the proscenium arch. Framing the far wall of the upper hall, it is embellished with gilded mouldings of the Royal arms and zodiac signs to mark George I landing at Greenwich before his coronation in 1714. Lord Nelson’s remains were ceremoniously laid beneath the arch after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in a spectacle attended by thousands. Vital cleaning work on its gilded mouldings will, says the ORNC: “return it to its original shimmering splendour, lost beneath fifty years of dirt.” Contributors receive rewards depending on the amount they give, ranging from sets of postcards and specially-designed tote bags, to a workshop allowing donors to try gilding for themselves. People giving between £60 or £100 receive a limited edition print by renowned Greenwich artist Peter Kent. The biggest donors receive an exclusive conservator led scaffolding tour of the Painted Hall, after arriving at the ORNC by boat! The appeal ends on September 9. Give at www.artfund.org/get-involved/art-happens. The Old Royal Naval College – designed by Sir Christopher Wren – is free to visit. The Greenwich Foundation for the ORNC is about to begin a £7m three-year conservation project with scaffold tours planned so people can see the crucial work close-up. Info: www.ornc.org

Housing help for homeless HOMELESS people are being helped into work by a new project in Greenwich. Jumpstart is a partnership between charity Thames Reach and South East London-based L&Q Housing, which has given £143,000 to help give people advice, training, workshops and volunteering opportunities.The project has h e l p e d a t l e a st o n e L & Q resident into work every day for the last 18 months.

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WANT to sing? Woolwich Singers begin their new season this month and anyone can join in. “We sing a mixture of traditional and pop songs,” says organiser Wendy Young, “something for everyone, and everyone is welcome. No one has to sing by themselves and there is no audition to join.” The singers meet on Wednesdays (7.30-9pm) at Woolwich Public Hall. It costs £3 per session. Info: www. woolwichsingers.co.uk

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eltham’s opera star Royal Opera House Elizabeth’s 2 shows here ELIZABETH Key commutes from Eltham to the West End each day for an unusual job – singing in famous productions at the Royal Opera House. She has performed in Tosca, La Boheme, Anna Nicole, Minotaur, Flying Dutchman and Andre Chenier, toured Japan and worked closely with the Royal Opera’s music director Sir Antonio Pappano KBE. But this autumn she will perform closer to home as part of the Eltham Arts Winter Festival, singing “An Evening of Love and Betrayal” with the Covent Garden Voices and giving a talk at Eltham Library – “My life and Work as an Opera Singer” – writes GAYNOR WINGHAM. The daughter of an HGV driver and healthcare assistant she was brought up in Farnsfield, a village near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. She began music lessons at the age of eleven and learned to play the piano, bassoon and cello and played and sung in school orchestra and choirs. Her big moment came when she was 12 and she auditioned for a Cantamus Girls Choir in Mansfield. Every girl in the choir had private singing lessons with Pamela

Cook MBE whom Elizabeth describes as enrichment programme, cruising around “an amazing woman who inspired me and the Mediterranean. At the Royal Opera many others by making us work hard and House she is one of 48 full time members treating us like professionals.” of the Chorus, averaging 20 different Elizabeth is sure she owes everything to operas a season. this woman and said she wouldn’t be Elizabeth says: “I feel immensely singing today without “kind but firm privileged to be part of an international hand.” company and to be working with worldWith Cantamus she toured music leading singers and conductors, but it is festivals and competitions in Italy, Spain, immensely hard work and takes a lot of Denmark, Belgium, Czech dedication. It’s a vocation – to serve Republic and Japan as well and the music for humanity. All we TV, radio broadcasts and CD can do is our very best, recordings. anything less just isn’t good Eltham Library She then spent seven enough.” years training at the at the Elizabeth has lived in November 3 Royal Conservatoire of Eltham since August Scotland in Glasgow, 2013. Working six days a where she attained a week, often up to 12 hours tist Eltham Park Bap Bachelor of Music with each, she tells me she Rd e nur Gle honours a Post Graduate Church, doesn’t get much spare November 12 Diploma and two Masters. In time but enjoys watching 2006 she was at Glyndebourne films and knitting. Festival Opera and joined the The events in Eltham – a talk Royal Opera. at Eltham Library on November 3 and Elizabeth also works in music education performance on November 12 – will be a and sings with Covent Garden Voices at welcome chance for her to perform close corporate, charity and recital events. to home. And a marvellous opportunity for Recently they took part in the Silversea us to hear such a talent right here.

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ll the best films have a sequel and whilst I am not suggesting last month’s GV article about the Old Keeper’s Cottage in Greenwich Park was The Bourne Identity, this is the promised Part Two. n July volunteers led by archaeologist Graham Keevill carried out a dig on the site of the 17th century Old Keeper’s Cottage in Greenwich Park which was demolished in 1853. It all went very well and substantial brick walls associated with the cottage complex were uncovered. Although we had map evidence that the cottage dated from around 1670 we didn’t know exactly when it was built. To help us Graham called in the services of Ian Betts from the Museum of London. Just as every picture tells a story, so does every brick and Ian is the go to expert for London bricks. an’s report on the Old Keepers Cottage tells a fascinating story. Three main types of brick are used in the construction of the cottage and the two outbuildings discovered. The majority of the orange and red bricks found are mostly of 17th and 18th century date, based on their thickness. None seem to have sunken margins present, often a feature of pre-1666 brickwork, so it is possible that the Greenwich Park examples date to after 1666. A number of much thinner bricks, clearly reused from at least one earlier brick structure, are much earlier, probably late 15th to mid 16th Century. Whilst a date can be given for the bricks, that’s not always the date of the building in which they were found – bricks were frequently re-used. The

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thin Tudor bricks are clearly reused from elsewhere. ost other bricks are a darker shade of red and many have frogged bases and sharp corners. In London these would be given a 1750 to 1800/1900 date. This means they could be mid to late 18th, but are more likely to be early mid-19th Century. Vast numbers of identical darker red bricks were made in the brickfields surrounding London from after the Great Fire of 1666 into the 19th century. This is probably the origin of the Greenwich Park examples, which could easily be moved by railway or boat down to Greenwich. he third brick type in the outbuildings is the characteristic yellow London stock brick, which despite its name was not made here – London doesn’t have any yellow-firing brick clay – but from yards along the Thames estuary in north Kent and south Essex. They could easily be shipped to Greenwich by boat, then railway. he Keeper’s Cottage would appear to have been covered with pantiles at some stage in its life. Pantiles were introduced from the Netherlands in the 1630s. The first commercially successful English pantiles are believed to have been those made by Daniel Defoe at his Tilbury works from 1694 or 1695. The Greenwich Park examples could be English or Dutch. The building materials confirm the documentary evidence suggesting a mid-17th Century date for the Old Keepers Cottage with extensions in the 18th century and outbuildings added in the 19th Century.

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THE Thames Path in Greenwich could be shut for up to four years because of building work around Enderby Wharf, residents fear. Sections of the riverside walk have been closed from Pelton Road in East Greenwich as big new developments go up. Morden Wharf is believed to be next place where the Path will close. And the controversial new cruise liner terminal (see P5) will be built there too. Greenwich Visitor reader Nick Edmett called the closure a “fiasco” and told us: “The Thames Path has been suspended (for how long?) because of the lumbering encroachment of the developers near Enderby Wharf. A 50yard section has been replaced by a mile-long diversion round industrial East Greenwich, ending with a broken glass-strewn pathway by the Blackwall Tunnel approach. This is hardly the riverside idyll formerly enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists. “Why has Greenwich Council not demanded the developers reinstate the pathway, whilst making millions out of these high-rise boondoggles?” Another reader told us: “Many walkers and cyclists don’t know about the closures. It’s a long chunk and it’s difficult to see if all of them have got permission for the closures. “One user of the Path said they had been told informally that it would be closed for four years. That’s a long time.” The Greenwich Visitor understands developers are saying “unexpected” work on the river bank could take up to 18 months. Greenwich Council staff are understood to be trying to find a better diversion. The closure coincides with another at the other end of the Path in Greenwich, where the Old Royal Naval College is carrying out emergency work to protect a 60m section of river wall between the Royal Steps and Bellot Gardens. A spokesman said: “These works are needed to address the dramatic erosion of the foreshore over last 15 years, lowering of the foreshore by over a metre, exposing the chalk footings of the river wall and bringing a potential risk of collapse.” But it says the £130,000 work later this autumn should take only two weeks.

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ANOTHER huge change has taken place on our historic rail line – trains to London will not be stopping at London Bridge or Waterloo East until 2018. All trains on the Greenwich Line – the first commuter line in the world – will go to Canon Street until rebuilding ends in 16 months. As well as affecting residents who work in the city the change will make it harder for tourists to come from the West End. The Greenwich Line Users’ group says the changes “hit our four stations harder than any other part of the south London rail network,” and warns that things could get worse “For 150 years, trains have run between the Greenwich line and Charing Cross station – but not for much longer if plans by Department for Transport, Southeastern and Network Rail go ahead.” Info: greenwichline.org.uk southeasternrailway.co.uk

From Eltham College LAMBTASTIC: Dishes that got Solange hooked

A PICTURE of perfection popped up on my Twitter feed a few days ago...it was a stunning lamb feast. Cooked six ways and each one looked delicious. I was transfixed.

Whoever produced this dish was one hell of a chef, I thought. A few clicks later I’d discovered Calum Franklin. Little did I know that the Executive Chef at Holborn Dining Room is a South East London lad. Calum is from Eltham. A few more clicks and I had arranged to meet my new hero. There is an intensity to Calum Franklin. He has the focus of an athlete and wouldn’t look out of place on a running track. He worked in a variety of renowned restaurants and some of the best kitchens in London – places like The Ivy and Roast. But as soon as I mention Greenwich his features relax and his eyes soften. “Greenwich Park is my favourite place in the world,” he tells me with a smile. “South East London has always been part of my life. “I worked at The Spread Eagle for three years with Rory Lumsden, cooking classic British and French cuisine. I loved living in Greenwich, walking through the Park on my way to work. The area is stunning, it has a juxtaposition of being city mixed with large green areas where you can almost forget you are in London.” The Spread Eagle – now closed – was a tough kitchen, he tells me. “Everything was done by hand, from scratch. I worked 90 to 100 hours a week. We produced elegant food and probably were one of the first places in the area to focus on fresh produce. Regulars used to come in the kitchen to thank us. Greenwich is a small community. It was nice to have a restaurant like that.” Now at Holborn Dining Room, – a grand all-day brasserie next to the Rosewood Hotel – he caters for 220 people at any one time, en terrace and in large rooms reminiscent of the French brasseries of the 1900s with retro red leather padded banquettes and dark wood tables. He must have had a foodie childhood, I think. Growing up, what did he eat ? “Lots of stews and porridge. My mum’s roast dinner was the best but my father was a terrible cook – for him food was a kind of fuel. I can’t imagine my dad taking a photo of his dinner to put it on Instagram. My brothers and I were not allowed to leave the table until we finished our food.” He went to school at Eltham College, where he did A Levels in History and German. So how did he start in the business? “While doing my A Levels, I worked as a kitchen porter to make a bit of money. I enjoyed the environment immediately. Then I worked in a Michelin star restaurant Chapter One in Kent where I learned the fundamentals of cooking. Knowing how to cook is a really important life tool. You eat to live, you should take time to learn how to this properly.” What does he think the future of food is? “Turkish food is moving further to the front. We’ve had this association with it for donkey’s years but that was kebabs. Now talented Turkish chefs are moving in. It fits in with what is popular at the moment, which is grills, BBQ, healthier cooking, Mangal grill, charcoal. Now Calum asks ME a question: “Would you like to visit the kitchens?” You bet. I thought he’d never ask. As it’s Wednesday, I might even catch a glimpse of the famous #wellywednesdays Beef Wellington. The lamb can wait. Follow Calum on Twitter @chefcalum


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Family fun at the Market Visit Greenwich Market and meet our arts, craft and designer makers. Delicious street food. Open 10am – 5.30pm and Bank Holidays. Check online for dates. Many shops open 7 days a week. Totally Thames Arts & Crafts Market Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September Our talented designer makers celebrate the Thames in art and craft.

Wellbeing Day Friday 16 September, 10am – 5.30pm Free practical health and wellbeing advice as well as heavenly spa and therapy treatments. Many handmade, organic and fair trade skincare options.

London Design Festival Saturdays & Sunday 17 & 18, 24 & 25 September Greenwich Gets Graphic: Weekend Meet the Maker markets, screen printing workshops, pop up art galleries and live street art.

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Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Friday 30 September Join in the Greenwich Bake Off for Macmillan – bring your Greenwich themed cake to the Market for judging. Let’s all make a difference.

Spooktacular Halloween Fun Friday 28 October, 12 noon – 8pm Face painting, scary fashion show, kids costume workshop, best dressed and best carved pumpkin prizes and a beastly dog show – it’s a scream!

Christmas Lantern Parade and Lights On Wednesday 23 November, 4pm – 6.30pm Enjoy the beautiful Lantern Parade through Greenwich and join in the switching on of the Market Christmas lights. Visit Father Christmas in his Greenwich grotto.

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Monday 5 PLAY Miss Julie London Th 8 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 6 FILM/PLAY The Deep Blue Sea Link to National Theatre Picturehouse. Noon MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY The Mission Greenwich Th 7 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter FAMILY Bat Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30 PLAY Miss Julie London Th 8 JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s PLAY Inevitable Heartbreak Of Gavin Plimsole Greenwich Th 8.45 Wednesday 7 PLAY Inevitable Heartbreak Of Gavin Plimsole Greenwich Th 7 WRESTLING WWE Live O2 7.30 CHOIR Woolwich Singers Public Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW, £3. 7-30-9 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Miss Julie London Th 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s PLAY The Mission Greenwich Theatre 8.45 Thursday 8 TALK Helen Johnston NMM 11 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton PLAY The Mission Greenwich Th 7 PLAY Inevitable Heartbreak Of Gavin Plimsole Greenwich Th 8.45 Friday 9 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trad Jazz with Charles Morris Jazzmen, Prince of Greenwich. 2-4.30. Free PLAY Inevitable Heartbreak Of Gavin Plimsole Greenwich Th 7 MUSIC Phil Mead Trio ft. Duncan Lamont Snr (sax) & Duncan Lamont Jnr (sax, clarinet, flute), Mycenae House. 8-11. £10 PLAY The Mission Greenwich Theatre 8.45 COMEDY Ian Smith, Dane Baptiste, Carl Donnelly Up The Creek JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Saturday 10 BOOK SALE Bakehouse Bookshop, Blackheath 10-2 MUSIC Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Lonelady, Rosie Lowe OnBlackheath SYMPOSIUM Muslims At Sea Nat Maritime Museum 11-4 KIDS Rice Paper Tales Deptford Lounge 12, 1.30, 3 FAMILY Character Encounters Nat Maritime Museum 12, 1, 2, 3 RUGBY Blackheath RUFC v Esher. Well Hall 3 FILM Star Trek (1979) Royal Observatory 6 PLAY The Mission Greenwich Th 7 PLAY Inevitable Heartbreak Of Gavin Plimsole Greenwich Th 8.45 COMEDY Sally Anne-Hayward, Dane Baptiste, Ian Moore, Carl Donnelly Up The Creek JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Sunday 11 MUSIC Belle & Sebastian, James, Squeeze, Soak, Edwyn Collins

OnBlackheath FAMILY Ahoy, Captain! Cutty Sark 11, noon, 1.30, 2.30 FAMILY Nannie The Witch Cutty Sark 11, noon, 1.30, 2.30 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 2 FAMILY The Girl Who Fell In

Love With The Moon Greenwich Theatre 4 TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY Giant Greenwich Theatre 8 Monday 12 PLAY Giant Greenwich Theatre 8 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 13 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 EXHIBITION Thornhill’s Painted Hall Till Oct 28 (Tues-Fri 11-5 Sat 11-4) Stephen Lawrence Gallery PLAY Giant Greenwich Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY The Calm London Th 8 JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Wednesday 14 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY The Calm London Th 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 15 TALK Nathalie Cohen NMM 11 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 7 MUSIC Vulfpeck Brooklyn Bowl

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Albany, Deptford Lounge: Douglas Way SE8 4AG. 020 8692 4446 thealbany.org.uk Bakehouse Theatre: Age Exchange, Blackheath Village SE3 9LA. 020 8318 9105 Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ. 020 8852 0234 conservatoire.org.uk Blackheath Halls: 23 Lee Road SE3 9RQ. 020 8463 0100. blackheathhalls.com Bob Hope Theatre: Wythfield Rd SE9 5TG. 020 8850 3702. bobhopetheatre.co.uk The Centre: New Eltham Methodist Ch, Footscray Rd. newelthammethodist.org.uk 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. clarendonhotel.com Creekside Discovery Centre: Creekside SE8 0208 692 9922 creeksidecentre.org.uk 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. english-heritage.org.uk The Forum: Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 0208 853 5212. office@forumatgreenwich.org Greenwich Communications Centre: 164 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TZ. 020 8269 2103 Greenwich Dance: Borough Hall SE10 8RE. 020 8293 9741 greenwichdance.org.uk Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE18 4DX Greenwich Theatre: Crooms Hill SE10 8ES. 020 8858 7755. greenwichtheatre.org.uk Greenwich West Community Centre: 141 Greenwich High Rd SE10 8JA Laban Theatre: Creekside SE8 3DZ. 020 8463 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk London Theatre: 443 New Cross Rd SE14 6TA. 020 8694 1888. thelondontheatre.com Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10 9SW madeingreenwich.co.uk Mycenae House: 90 Mycenae Rd SE3 7SE 020 8858 1749 mycenaehouse.co.uk NMM: Romney Rd, SE10 9BJ 020 8858 0045 www.nmm.ac.uk 02, Indig02, Building 6, Brooklyn Bowl: 0844 8560202 www.theo2.co.uk Old Royal Naval Coll, Discover: SE10 9LW. 020 8269 4799 oldroyalnavalcollege.org Oliver’s: 9 Nevada St SE10 9JL. 020 8858 3693 www.oliversjazzbar.co.uk Pelton: 23-5 Pelton Street SE10 9PQ 020 8858 0572. peltonarms.com Prince Of Greenwich: 72 Royal Hill SE10 8RT 020 8692 6089 St Alfege: Greenwich Church St. 020 8853 0687. st-alfege.org Severndroog Castle: Off Shooters Hill SE18 3RT. severndroogcastle.org.uk The Star And Garter: 60 Old Woolwich Rd SE10 9NY. 020 8305 1144 Steinberg Studio: 137 Vanbrugh Hill SE10 9HP. steinbergduo.com Tramshed Theatre: 51-53 Woolwich New Rd SE18 6ES. 020 8854 1316 glypt.co.uk Trinity Laban: King Charles Court SE10 9JF. 020 8463 0100. trinitylaban.ac.uk Up The Creek (UTC): 302 Creek Rd SE10 9SW. 020 8858 4581. up-the-creek.com Woodlands Farm Trust: 331 Shooters Hill Rd, Welling DA16 3RP 020 8319 8900 thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org.uk

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MARKETS Greenwich Market: 10-5.30. Sat and Sun: Arts & crafts, food, fresh produce. Tues, Wed: Food, fresh produce, homewares. Thurs: food, antiques & collectables, crafts. Fri: Food, arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles Greenwich Vintage Market: 8am-6 Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Moonlight market 8am-10pm last Friday of the month Clocktower Market: 166 Greenwich High Rd. Sat, Sun 10-4. 50 quirky stalls specialising in vintage, retro and antiques. 07940 914204 Blackheath Farmers’ Market: Blackheath Station, 10-2 every Sun. lfm.org EXHIBITIONS/CRAFTS/COMMUNITY Royal Observatory: Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016. From Sept 17. rmg.co.uk Fan Museum: 12 Crooms Hill. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk Old Royal Naval College: Discover Centre. ornc.org Blackheath Halls: blackheathhalls.com Age Exchange: Carers’ group Mon, knitters Thurs, preschool rhyme-time Fri. Old Bakehouse, Bennett Pk SE3 9LA. age-exchange.org.uk. Nat Maritime Museum: Jutland 1916. Sept 1-30 rmg.co.uk Made In Greenwich: Irene Godfrey, Tracy Ward Sept 23-Oct 2. Ian Scott Massey Oct 7-19. 324 Creek Rd madeingreenwich.co.uk 020 8293 9823 Greenwich Gallery/The Cave: Linear House, Peyton Place SE10 8RS Paul McPherson Gallery: 77 Lassell St SE10 9PJ Ben Oakley Gallery: 9 Turnpin La SE10 9JA Blackheath Bowling Club: Practice every Thus 2.30 nr Ranger’s House The Forum: Disabled drop-ins, mums’ groups, kids’ classes, advice. Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 020 8853 5212 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square SE18 4DX. 020 8854 2452 West Greenwich Library: 146 Greenwich High Rd SE10 8NN shut Wed/Sun WALKS Greenwich Guided Walks: Local experts. Walks daily at 12.15 and 2.15 from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre. £8, £7 cons. Greenwich Tour Guides Association 07575772298 guides@greenwichtours.co.uk Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. richs@onetel.com Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. dotmakertours.co.uk FAMILY ACTIVITIES NMM: 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

Greenwich. 2-4.30. Free FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 7 MUSIC Vulfpeck Brooklyn Bowl PLAY Lady Anna: All At Sea Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY The Calm London Th 8 COMEDY James Redmond, Tez Ilyas, Phil Nichol Up The Creek JAZZ Pixie & The Gypsies Oliver’s Saturday 17 FAMILY Meet Jock Willis Cutty Sark 11, noon, 1.30, 2.30 FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 11, 3, 7 KIDS Rice Paper Tales Deptford Lounge 12, 1.30, 3 FAMILY Character Encounters Nat Maritime Museum 12, 1, 2, 3 OPEN HOUSE Greenwich Yacht Club Peartree Way. Part of Open House London 12-30-5 PLAY Lady Anna: All At Sea Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Wimbledon. The Valley 3 MUSIC Vulfpeck Brooklyn Bowl PLAY The Calm London Th 8 COMEDY Michael Legge, Prince Abdi, Tez Ilyas, Phil Nichol Up The Creek JAZZ Basil Hodge Oliver’s Sunday 18 OPEN HOUSE Greenwich Yacht Club Peartree Way. Part of Open House London FAMILY London Open House Charlton House 10-4 MUSIC Leon Bosch, Sung-Suk Blackheath Halls 11 FAMILY London Open House & Autumn Festival Severndroog Caste 11-4 FAMILY Ahoy, Captain! Cutty Sark 11, noon, 1.30, 2.30 FAMILY Marvel Universe O2. 12, 4 DISCO KIDS Under The Sea Albany 2-5 PLAY The Calm London Th 4 MUSIC Jazz Supper Jazznights Ensemble ft Phil Veacock (sax), Bromley Court Hotel. 7.30-10.30. MUSIC Marco Benevento Brooklyn Bowl TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 19 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 20 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TALK Buying A Telescope Royal Observatory 7 FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 7

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and Fine Arts Society followed by TALK Cartoonists and Modern Art. St Mary’s Church Hall Blackheath SE3 9RD. 2 TALK Barry Venning Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Society St Mary’s Church Hall 2.30 FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 7 PLAY The Man Who Would Be King Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Ensemble Perpetuo Cutty Sark 7.30 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Friday 23 VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30am KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trad Jazz with Charles Morris Jazzmen, Prince of Greenwich. 2-4.30. Free

FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 3, 7 PLAY The Man Who Would Be King Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Martin Carthy GFMA International Day of Peace event, Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 COMEDY Kevin McCarthy, Chris Martin, Tom Lucy, Adam Bloom Up The Creek JAZZ Ofer Landsberg Oliver’s Saturday 24 FAMILY Landlubber’s Maritime Folk Festival NMM 10-5, Cutty Sark 7-12 FAMILY Meet Jock Willis Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 FAMILY Marvel Universe O2 11, 3, 7 FAMILY Character Encounters Nat Maritime Museum 12, 1, 2, 3 ART Propeller Foundry Open Studios Deptford. 80 artists, Postcard Auction, coffee & cake, family trail, artists. 12-6 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 2.45 RUGBY Blackheath RUFC v Coventry. Well Hall 3 Book launch and signing: When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall. Age Exchange Blackheath 5 MUSIC Mixer Hit Fest IndigO2 PLAY The Man Who Would Be King Greenwich Theatre 7.30 POETRY Jane McLaughlin Lockdown collection launch Made In Greenwich 7.30 DANCE Jack Webb: The End Borough Hall 7.45 COMEDY Ninia Benjamin, Iain Stirling, John Hastings, Adam Bloom Up The Creek JAZZ Vladimir Quartet Oliver’s Sunday 25 FAMILY Ahoy, Captain! Cutty Sark 11, noon, 1.30, 2.30 ART Propeller Foundry Open Studios Deptford. 80 artists, Postcard Auction, coffee & cake, family trail, artists. 12-6 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 KIDS The Girl & The Giraffe Albany 1, 3 TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Aqua mainly acappella concert exploring water. Thomas Tallis Society directed by Eamonn Dougan. Music by


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Wilbye, Dowland, Elgar, Holst, Mendelssohn, Chopin & Debussy. St Alfege Church, Greenwich 7.30 £12 www.ticketsource.co.uk/aqua MIME Blind Man’s Song Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Monday 26 FILM/OPERA Norma From Covent Garden. Picturehouse 7.15 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 27 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TALK Buying A Telescope Royal Observatory 7 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Oldham. The Valley 7.45 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Wednesday 28 FILM/PLAY Cymbeline From RSC Picturehouse 7 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 29 TALK Nick Ball NMM 11 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 SHOW 5 Decades Of The Final Frontier Royal Observatory 7-9 MUSIC The Excitements Brooklyn Bowl PLAY The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Friday 30 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trad Jazz with Charles Morris Jazzmen, Prince of Greenwich 2-4.30. Free MUSIC Yi Dong, Jiafeng Chen, Alexis White Recital for zheng, violin and piano, Old Royal Naval College chapel 3.30 MUSIC Maryla Rodowicz IndigO2 MUSIC The Expansion’s 30th Birthday Party Brooklyn Bowl MUSIC GFMA Acoustic Night Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Rich Wilson, Phil Jerrod, George Egg Up The Creek PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 Saturday October 1 DANCE Fun Palaces Borough Hall all day KIDS Fabulous Flexagons Cutty Sark 11.30am, 2 PLAY Rise & Fall Of Little Voice Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Rochdale. The Valley 3 MUSIC Giants Of Lovers Rock IndigO2 MUSIC Andrea Bocelli O2 MUSIC Sound Is Sound Is Sound Albany 7.30 PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.45 Sunday 2 FAMILY Harvest Festival Queen’s Orchard, Greenwich Park 11-3 KIDS Fabulous Flexagons Cutty Sark 11.30am, 2 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 FAMILY Meet Me At The Fun Palace Albany 1-4 MUSIC Jazz at The Row Clarendon, Blackheath 4-7. Free. PLAY Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre Studio 4.30 PLAY The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice Greenwich Theatre 6 MUSIC Palak Muchhal IndigO2 TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 3 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

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Thursday 13 McGregor: Entity Laban 7.30 COMEDY Marcus Brigstocke KIDS Pirate Hunt Blackheath Halls 8 Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 PLAY Snakes & Giants MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Greenwich Theatre 8.45 St Alfege 1.05 Sunday 16 PLAY Snakes & Giants KIDS A Pocket Full Of Grimms Greenwich Theatre 7 Albany 1, 3 PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me Greenwich Yacht FAMILY Horn Fair Charlton House Club hosts the Albany 7.30 London Regatta KIDS Pirate Hunt MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton on Sunday Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 PLAY A Dirty Getaway October 2 MUSIC Jazz at The Row ClarenLondon Theatre 8 don, Blackheath 4-7. Free. PLAY From The Mouths Of The Gods Greenwich Th Studio 8.45 FILM/DANCE The Golden Age Link to the Bolhoi Ballet PLAY Reverie Picturehouse 4 Greenwich Theatre 8.45 PLAY From The Mouths Of The Friday 14 Gods Greenwich Th Studio 6 SYMPOSIUM George Stubbs TALENT Something for Sunday Nat Maritime Museum 9.15-5.15 Vanbrugh 7 KIDS Pirate Hunt Monday 17 Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 FILM/OPERA Cosi Fan Tutte MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Reopens at 10 after revamp Tuesday 4 Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Link to Covent Garden FILM/OPERA Tristan & Isolde MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Picturehouse 6.30 PLAY MUSIC Trad Jazz with Charles Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 From NY Met. Picturehouse, 12 Method In Madness Morris Jazzmen, Prince of MUSIC English folk Star & Garter MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Greenwich. 2-4.30. Free Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 PLAY Snakes & Giants PLAY From The Mouths Of The Wednesday 5 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Greenwich Theatre 7 Gods Greenwich Th Studio 7 KIDS Toddler Time Tuesday 18 MUSIC Justin Bieber O2 PLAY Jekyll & Hyde/Nerve Cutty Sark 10-11.30am MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Albany 7.30 MUSIC Justin Bieber O2 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s DANCE No Man Is An Island/ DANCE Company PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me Thursday 6 O Snap Albany 7.30 Wayne McGregor: Albany 7.30 KIDS Pirate Hunt ADVERTS PLAY Method In Madness Entity Laban MUSIC English folk Star & Garter HERE COST FROM JUST Greenwich Theatre Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 7.30 JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s MUSIC Trinity Laban recital 7.30 PLAY From Wednesday 12 St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC English folk The MUSIC Jazz at The Row Claren- KIDS Toddler Time Star & Garter Mouths Of Cutty Sark 10-11.30am don, Blackheath. 8-11. Free PLAY Safe Word Is The Gods PLAY Reverie TALK Gravitational Waves Kill London Th 8 Greenwich Greenwich Theatre 7 Royal Observatory 6.30 JAZZ Corrie Dick Th Studio MUSIC Justin Bieber O2 DANCE Ulysses Unbound/The AND ARE READ EVERY DAY. Oliver’s 8.45 PLAY From The Mouths Of The CALL MATT CLARK ON Stacked Deck Tramshed 7 Wednesday 19 Saturday 15 DANCE Lindy Hop with Temujin Gods Greenwich Th Studio 7 07802 743324 KIDS Toddler Time PLAY FILM/PLAY King Lear From RSC Gil Borough Hall 7.30 Cutty Sark 10-11.30am Muhammed Ali Picturehouse 7 PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me FILM/OPERA Saul Link to And Me PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me Albany 7.30 Glyndebourne Picturehouse. 12 Albany 2.30, 7.30 Albany 7.30 Friday 7 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton KIDS Alice’s Adventures In MUSIC Bob Mould KIDS Pirate Hunt MUSICAL Rock Of Ages Wonderland Blackheath Halls 3 Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 Brooklyn Bowl Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old PLAY Safe Word Is Kill v Coventry. The Valley 3 Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY A Dirty Getaway London Theatre 8 MUSIC Justin Bieber O2 London Theatre 8 MUSIC Trad Jazz with Charles PUPPETRY In Our Hands PLAY From The Mouths Of The PLAY Snakes & Giants Morris Jazzmen, Prince of Greenwich Theatre 8 Gods Greenwich Th Studio 7 Greenwich Theatre 8.45 Greenwich. 2-4.30. Free JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s DANCE Company Wayne JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s MUSIC Trinity Laban Symphony Thursday 20 Orchestra Laban 6 KIDS Pirate Hunt DANCE Ulysses Unbound/The Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 Stacked Deck Tramshed 7 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital COURSES & CLASSES MUSIC Jean-Michel Jarre O2 St Alfege 1.05 AUTUMN 2016 PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me PLAY Pride & Prejudice at Greenwich Dance Albany 7.30 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Saturday 8 MUSICAL Rock Of Ages TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me MUSIC Nickelback O2 Albany 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC Jazz/Open Mic & Performance Enhancement MUSIC Come and Sing Carmina Colfeian Grounds, Lee 8-11. Free Burana Eltham Choral Society PLAY Safe Word Is Kill Eltham Park Methodist Church. London Theatre 8 2.30. www.elthamchoral.org.uk MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton RUGBY Blackheath RUFC Friday 21 v Blaydon. Well Hall 3 FAMILY Trafalgar Day NMM 12-4 Continued on Page 18 FILM/OPERA Tristan & Isolde KIDS Pirate Hunt From NY Met. Picturehouse 4 Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Boogie Nights IndigO2 TALK MPs are People Too MUSIC Cockney Rejects/Ruts Bridget Prentice. Friends of Brooklyn Bowl Age Exchange, Bakehouse Sunday 9 Theatre 1pm £5 (FREE for FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Friends of AE) Creekside Discovery Centre 11 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old KIDS Pirate Hunt Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 TALK Pam Cantellow FAMILY Circus Workshop Blackheath Flower Club Albany 12, 2 Mycenae House 2 MUSIC Jazz at The Row ClarenMUSICAL Rock Of Ages don, Blackheath 4-7. Free. Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY 1 Londynska Gala PLAY Pride & Prejudice IndigO2 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Shane Hampshire TRIBUTE Absolute Bowie Bob Hope Theatre 7 Brooklyn Bowl TALENT Something for Sunday PLAY Safe Word Is Kill Vanbrugh 7 From Salsa to Pilates, or Ballet to Ballroom, there’s something London Theatre 8 MUSIC H2O/Argy Bargy for everyone at Greenwich Dance. With expert teaching, it’s the Saturday 22 Brooklyn Bowl PLAY Pride & Prejudice perfect place to get in shape or try something new. Monday 10 Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 • Quality teaching from professional dancers CARE Mental Health Awareness MUSICAL Rock Of Ages • No membership fees Day NMM 11-4 Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 PLAY Muhammed Ali And Me • Beginners welcome! RUGBY Blackheath RUFC Albany 7.30 BALLET � BALLROOM � CONTEMPORARY v Cambridge. Well Hall 3 MUSIC Fifth Harmony O2 EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE � FLAMENCO � LINDY DANCE Krump Battle PLAY Jekyll & Hyde/Nerve HOP � PILATES � SALSA � TANGO � YOGA � ZUMBA Borough Hall 4 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 ADULTS Burlesque Ball MUSIC Folk & Blues New term starts from Monday 12 September Brooklyn Bowl Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 Call 020 8293 9741 to book FOOD A Taste Of The Sea PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 For more information visit Cutty Sark 7 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s greenwichdance.org.uk PLAY Safe Word Is Kill Tuesday 11 Photo by Tracey Fahy. Greenwich Dance is a registered charity no: 1029506 London Theatre 8 RETURN Queen’s House

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Sunday 23 WALK Blackheath & Greenwich At War. Meet at All Saints Church, Blackheath. Ends St Alfege Greenwich. www.blitzwalkers.co.uk. £9. 11 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 KIDS Snow Play Albany 1, 3 PLAY Safe Word Is Kill London Theatre 4 MUSIC Jazz at The Row Clarendon, Blackheath 4-7. Free. Food available. TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY The Haunting Of Exham Priory Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Monday 24 KIDS She Tells Sea Tales Cutty Sark 11-3.45 FAMILY Penguin! Elephant! Greenwich Theatre. Noon, 3 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 25 KIDS She Tells Sea Tales Cutty Sark 11-3.45 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 DANCE 21st Century Tea Dance Albany 1-3 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Wednesday 26 FAMILY Autumn Colours Greenwich Park 10.30am KIDS We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 KIDS She Tells Sea Tales Cutty Sark 11-3.45 KIDS Underneath A Magical Moon Albany 1, 3 LITERATURE Celia & John Lee: The Duke Of Kent Blackheath Halls 8 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 27 KIDS We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 FAMILY The Sea Show Tramshed 11, 2 KIDS She Tells Sea Tales Cutty Sark 11-3.45 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 KIDS Underneath A Magical Moon Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK (and solos) Mozart and Friends Blackheath Decorative and Fine Arts Society St Mary’s Church Hall. 2 TALK Peter Medhurst Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Soc. St Mary’s Ch Hall 2.30 LEGENDS The Four Tops/The Temptations O2 MUSIC Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Friday 28 VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30am KIDS We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 KIDS She Tells Sea Tales Cutty Sark 11-3.45 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trad Jazz with Charles Morris Jazzmen, Prince of Greenwich. 2-4.30. Free MUSIC JD & The Straight Shot Brooklyn Bowl STORIES/FILM Ghost Ship Cutty Sark 7 MUSIC Acoustic Night GFMA event, Mycenae House 7 TALK Michael Portillo Blackheath Halls 8 Saturday 29 KIDS We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Greenwich Theatre 10, 12.30, 3 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1 KIDS Jack & The Beans Talk

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Blackheath Halls 3 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Chesterfield. The Valley 3 THRILLS Mystery At The Museum NMM 6.30 FILM Alien (1979) Royal Observatory 6.30 MUSIC Bad Company O2 FUNDRAISER An Evening For Ed Albany 7.30 MUSIC Jo Harman Brooklyn Bowl Sunday 30 FAMILY The Bermuda Triangle NMM 11-4 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Jazz Lunch Jazznights Ensemble ft vocalist Paul Wood, Beaverwood Club Chislehurst. 1-4. £25 DISCO KIDS Haunted House Albany 2-4 MUSIC Jazz at The Row Clarendon, Blackheath 4-7. Free. TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Van Morrison/Jeff Beck O2 PLAY Dido & Aeneas: Remixed Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Bill Wyman’s 8Oth IndigO2 Monday 31 MUSIC Bring Me The Horizon O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday November 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Bastille O2 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 Wednesday 2 MUSIC Bastille O2 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSICAL The Ladykillers Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 3 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 MUSICAL The Ladykillers Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Friday 4 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Selena Gomez O2 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 MUSICAL The Ladykillers Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 Saturday 5 TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Th, Albany 2.30, 7.30 MUSICAL The Ladykillers Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 RUGBY Blackheath RUFC v Old Albanians. Well Hall 3 MUSICAL The Ladykillers Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 Sunday 6 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Kojo IndigO2 TALENT Something for Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Bach’s St John Passion Blackheath Halls 7.30 Monday 7 MUSIC Cimorelli Brooklyn Bowl PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 8 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Wednesday 9 PERFORMANCE Give Me Back My Broken Night Deptford Lounge 6.30, 8.30 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 10 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05

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Friday 18 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 TALK Famous People of Woolwich Mike Thomas. Friends of Age Exchange, Bakehouse Theatre 1pm £5 (FREE for Friends of AE) MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Centre, Greenwich Park PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 2 on November 26. TALK Lisa Morgan: Christmas Surprise Blackheath Flower Club, Mycenae House 2 DANCE Phoenix Dance Theatre Laban 7 MUSICAL Peter Pan Bob Hope Th 7.45 Saturday 19 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 2, 7 MUSICAL Peter Pan Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Port Vale. The Valley 3 PERFORMANCE Give Me Back My Belarus Free Th, Albany 2.30, 7.30 RUGBY Blackheath RUFC Sunday 13 Broken Night Deptford Lounge v Loughborough. Well Hall 3 TENNIS ATP World Tour Finals O2 Till 6.30, 8.30 DANCE Phoenix Dance Theatre Seot 20 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Laban 7 PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog MUSIC The Wailers IndigO2 Castle 12.30-4.30 Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 Sunday 20 KIDS Penguin! Elephant! Albany 1, 3 Friday 11 FAMILY Christmas Fair Age Monday 14 KIDS Pirate Hunt Exchange fundraiser MUSIC Folk & Blues Night Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 Blackheath Halls 10.30-5 Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog PERFORMANCE The Residents Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Castle 12.30-4.30e Albany 7.30 Till Dec 3 PERFORMANCE Give Me Back My Tuesday 22 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 Broken Night Deptford Lounge PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 10 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s 6.30, 8.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Tuesday 15 HISTORY Your Devoted Frank Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old A WWI soldier’s love letters MUSIC Rod Stewart O2 Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Charlton House 6.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe MUSIC Acoustic Night GFMA event, Wednesday 23 Festival London Th Till Nov 27 Mycenae House 7 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 10 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PEFORMANCE The Blaze Of Noon. MUSIC Elvis In Concert O2 JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s InCelebration Fan Museum. 020 Thursday 24 Wednesday 16 8305 1441. £12. 7 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 10 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion Thursday 17 KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Belarus Free Theatre, Albany 7.30 12.30-4.30 TENNIS ATP World Tour Finals O2 DANCE Quang Kien Van: Lunar MUSIC Trinity Laban recital KIDS Pirate Hunt Shadows Borough Hall 7.45 St Alfege 1.05 Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 Saturday 12 TALK Blackheath Decorative & MUSIC Trinity Laban recital BOOK Sale Age Exchange Fine Arts Soc Andy McConnell folSt Alfege 1.05 Blackheath 10-4 MUSICAL Peter Pan Bob Hope 7.45 lowed by wine & mince pies. St PLAY Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Mary’s Church Hall 2 MUSIC Alter Bridge O2 BOOK LAUNCH Turn/Return Poems by Jan Fortune Made In Greenwich 6.30 DANCE Botis Seva: Woman Of The Sun Laban 7.30 Friday 25 VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30am KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Castle 12.30-4.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 7 MUSIC Rod Stewart O2 DANCE Botis Seva: Woman Of The Sun Laban 7.30 Saturday 26 GREENWICH GUIDE copy.qxp_Layout 1 27/04/2016 10:00 Page 1 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 2, 7 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Sheffield Utd. The Valley 3 MUSIC The Stylistics IndigO2 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC Rod Stewart O2 Sunday 27 Then come and join our Sunday KIDS Pirate Hunt Severndroog Service, you will be very welcome. 12.30-4.30 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Theatre 4 Christian Science Society, Blackheath MUSIC Simply Red O2 SERVICES & SUNDAY SCHOOL held at TALENT Something for Sunday the Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath 11am. Vanbrugh 7 TESTIMONY MEETING 8pm second Wednesday Monday 28 of the month also at the Clarendon Hotel. PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 29 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Th 10, 2 FAMILY A Christmas Carol - The Musical Tramshed MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY Charley’s Aunt London Th 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie Dick Oliver’s Wednesday 30 PANTO Peter Pan Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 FAMILY A Christmas Carol - The Musical Tramshed WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Charley’s Aunt London Th 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

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MyLife Jacek Kolasinski Oysterman

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hen I arrived here I didn’t know much about oysters as there are no oysters in Poland. I got a job working for a small family oyster company in Borough Market and for eight years I did everything from collecting oysters to delivering them to restaurants across London. This year I decided to start my own company, Oyster Brothers (www.facebook.com/oysterbrother) and four months ago I started selling fresh oysters every weekend at Greenwich Market. The response has been great. ots of people want to try oysters but don’t know how, so I open them for them – it can be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing as you can cut yourself badly! - and serve them up on a plate with shallots and tabasco or lemon and pepper. They are the freshest oysters you can get. Often people buy their oysters from someone who buys them from someone else but mine are collected by me and sold straight away by me. live in West Mersea in Essex where the oysters all come from. There are two ways of collecting. Either by boat when the tide is high and you dredge for them or at low tide when you can collect them on foot. I then wash them and grade them and purify them. I work every day of the week and at weekends I leave at 6am to drive to Greenwich. Oysters are pretty much my life, although things are quieter on a Monday and Tuesday when I go for a drink with friends and we may have a barbecue on the beach. reenwich is a great market as you get people visiting from all over the world as well as locals. I wasn’t sure many Polish people would want to try my oysters but they are actually pretty adventurous when it comes food. he company is called Oyster Brothers as I started it with my brother, Grzegorz, who lives in Poland. He came over and helped me at the beginning and the plan is that in a few years we will sell our oysters in Poland too. Sometimes I find a pearl in an oyster when I open it for someone but I always let them keep it. It’s good luck.

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