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ROYAL Hill Community Garden has been saved.
Councillors voted narrowly to reject plans for houses on a derelict site in Greenwich that people have transformed into a vibrant green space. Community Gardeners argued that the ground – a former police car park above an old railway cutting – was unstable for development and that people would be better served by community use. Co-founder Jonathan Mantle told us: “The response to Greenwich Council’s decision to reject the application has been phenomenal and we’d like to thank everyone, including the Council, for buying into a better future for the site.” Fellow campaigner Tony Othen agreed it was a proud day, and added: “Let’s start with a blank sheet of paper – together with councillors, our MP, local groups and, above all, loads of local residents for whom this is such an important issue – and come up with
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t’s looking like a great summer for music fans here. But we’re slightly worried the line-up for OnBlackheath could have repercussions. No, not because of Libertines front man Peter Docherty’s controversial drink, drugs and crime history (ironically there were fears about all three coming to the Heath when the concerts were first proposed). But hiring Travis, who wrote Why Does It Always Rain On Me, may just be asking for trouble in September... ctually we think the OnBlackheath line-up is great – Metronomy were the soundtrack to last summer at GVHQ (yes, we’re THAT cool). And Steve Mason was brilliant at the first OnBlackheath in 2014, when he reminded Blackheathians enjoying the fine food on offer: “It’s not all about chutney.” Must have enjoyed himself though.
pedestrians and went on for miles.” Jenny also bemoans the lack of appreciation for our industrial heritage there. “The only reference to the Transatlantic cable laying seemed to be Cable Walk. I am horrified that Greenwich, with all its Maritime history, can have allowed it to happen.” Campaigners from the Enderby Group have been pressing for the area to be recognised for its part in the history of telecoms and for Enderby House to avoid being turned in to a chain pub. Do you agree? Tell building work much to the us what you think... Event Management Plan and Site Plan produced for previous dismay of readers. Jenny reenwich Market is doing its bit this month for OnBlackheath Festivals remain Webley tells us: “The new development beginning at Dementia Week – May 14the property of Holding On Riverside Gardens means 20. Staff from the Alzheimer’s Rights Ltd and The Live Firm that the Thames Path no longer Society have a stall in the Market on and may not be used or exists! A sales representative told Friday May 19 to tell people here about replicated in any way or form.” me that the wall enabling a safe the disease, and how they can help by ried walking The Thames walk had been eroded, making it too donating, volunteering or campaigning dangerous to keep open. The for change. Go along! And if you can’t, Path recently? It’s still diversion was in parts dangerous for have a look at alzheimers.org.uk closed because of
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thornhill’s epic THE devil, they say, is in the detail. But in the case of the amazing ceiling of the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall, it’s more a case of the devilry in the detail. One of the myriad delights of being able, thanks to an £8.5million restoration project, to study this huge 300-year-old artwork close-up is to find the mischievous touches included by creator Sir James Thornhill, writes MILES HEDLEY. We already know the painter slipped in a witty portrait of himself, hand out begging to William and Mary – the royals paid him a pittance for his epic, backbreaking 20-year feat. But as conservators began a marathon project to clean the 40,000 sq ft c e i l i n g t h e y fo u n d what appears to be William’s foot bearing down on England’s French enemy Louis XIV – showing that even the Sun King would be eclipsed by the giant Albion. It’s one of many stunning details we can all enjoy over the next 18 months because throughout the restoration there will be guided tours on a platform 60ft up allowing you a once-in-lifetime look at this extraordinary work of art, the largest of its kind in Europe. Conservation director Will Palin rightly described the project as “fiendishly complicated” and added: “The experience of seeing the faces of gods, mythological beasts and mortals emerging from the shadows is eerie, disconcerting, the stuff of fairytales – or nightmares. But it’s also incredibly exciting because it’s about revealing and celebrating beauty.” He’s spot on – the sheer scale of the astounding painting will leave your head spinning as you gawp at the intricacy of the figures and their setting. Every human hair, every piece of drapery, every flower is wrought with magnificent precision even though no one looking up from the floor could hope to see anything but the vaguest overview. But that attention to detail on an epic scale is what makes this a masterpiece. And although Thornhill felt he wasn’t properly rewarded for his creation, it quite properly assured him his place among the pantheon of artistic achievement. Go and see it for yourself - it’s not only too fabulous to miss but the chances are you’ll never get another opportunity. Info: www.ornc.org
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Travis & Libertines and Sir Cliff & Little Mix at our music festivals THE final line-up for our summer of music has been revealed with The Libertines and Travis announced as headliners at the fourth OnBlackheath festival.
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Indie bad boy Pete Doherty and his band will end September’s twoday show after sets by Seasick Steve, Jake Bugg, KT Tunstall and the Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Local favourites Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir are back and Chris Holland’s All Stars will be joined by guest Marc Almond. The night before, Fran Healy’s
band perform their 1999 album The Man Who, with support including Metronomy, De La Soul, Steve Mason, and Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club. As well as live music, OnBlackheath has food and drink workshops at the John Lewis Food Village plus children’s entertainment. OnBlackheath co-founder Tom Wates said: “With a stellar line-up to take the Festival into its fourth year, this is one weekend you shouldn’t miss, and the best value festival ticket in London.” Last month we told how planning had been delayed
after organisers spilt with promoter Harvey Goldsmith. New promoter Crosstown Concerts promised “the best OnBlackheath yet.” The first big music event of the summer is Greenwich Mean Time – six nights of concerts in the grounds of the iconic Old Royal Naval College, starting on June 30. Sir Cliff Richard has sold out one of his two nights. Pop record breakers Little Mix, The Jacksons, Alexander O’Neil and Alfie Boe and Michael Ball also headline. Info and tickets: www. onblackheath.com www.
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Miles Hedley’s pick of this month’s events. Our unique 3-month listings begin on P20
A new children’s opera by Kate Whitley tells what happened when two kids got locked in a zoo overnight. More than 60 local youngsters will join professional singers and musicians, choir-members, Trinity Laban students and a full orchestra for four shows at Blackheath Halls. April 8&9
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Last time I saw these talented musicians they played a programme that ranged from contemporary classical to Elton John and Stevie Wonder via film scores and the Great American Songbook. And they have a bass sax. Catch them at the Old Royal Naval College chapel - they’re a joy. May 12
The TV historian comes to Blackheath Halls to discuss the relevance of Henry VIII to the nation today, drawing a direct comparison between his tumultuous break with Rome and Brexit and arguing that the violence it unleashed foreshadowed the current horrors perpetrated by ISIS. May 12
Here’s a one-off chance to enjoy not only the wonders of the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall but also to try your hand at drawing nude and costumed models posing against the amazing backdrop of deities and mythological beasts populating Thornhill’s Baroque masterpiece. May 18
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Local legend and Squeeze frontman returns to Blackheath Halls with his son Leon in a benefit evening for Thorntree Primary, where Leon went to school. The pair will be joined by red-hot blues band Nine Below Zero and the NHS Choir for the gig compered by comedian Nick Wilty. May 18
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The Albany hosts this fabulous folk duo whose musicianship and writing have brought them a string of awards, a back catalogue to die for thanks to songs about everything from trolls to lonely whales, and collaborations with legends such as The Levellers and Kate Rusby. May 19
If you‚‘ve never been to the Creekside Discovery Centre before, sign up for one of their monthly splashes through the shallows of Deptford Creek and marvel at the wildlife the centre’s expert guides will point out. I guarantee that you’ll never look at a weed again without a sense of wonder. May 20
The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership show at Laban theatre includes performances by youngsters from Greenwich and Lewisham and also features Candoco, an amazing company created 25 years ago to bring together disabled and non-disabled dancers. May 21
THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN Bertold Brecht’s pioneering political parable about a prostitute’s refusal to be browbeaten as she tries against all odds to rise above the corruption and exploitation that surround her gets a welcome revival at the London Theatre in New Cross in a new adaptation by Larissa Turkina. May 23-26
Singer, guitarist and keyboard player headlines a Global Fusion Music and Arts event at Mycenae House which promises a look back at a career that includes solo albums, stints with Uriah Heep and Gary Moore and work with Todd Rundgren, Fast Eddie Clarke and Lloyd Cole. May 26
Historic link facing axe after 180yrs THE story of rail in south east London is as complex as it is historic. The London Bridge to Greenwich line was the first railway in London – the complete length of the line opened in December 1838.
But development of the railways after that was piecemeal with no strategic overview. A bitter rivalry between two railway companies – the South Eastern and the London, Chatham and Dover – left a legacy of a slow railway with sharp gradients and BY MIKE SPARHAM countless flat junctions. One of OF THE GREENWICH those is at Lewisham. LINE USERS GROUP There have been many attempts to ameliorate the effects of the 19th Century railway heritage, but now someone at the Department for Transport has decided the junction at Lewisham is just too difficult to operate. They have proposed, in a consultation about the next Southeastern franchise, that all Greenwich and Blackheath trains should run only to Cannon Street, to minimise conflicting train movements across junctions. The Greenwich Line Users’ Group has branded this proposal as absurd and totally unn e c e s s a r y. Wi t h p r o p e r maintenance and modern signalling there is no reason why the Lewisham junction cannot be operated efficiently without depriving passengers of their choice of destination. Only two years ago, Southeastern extended the Blackheath train service to Victoria to run all day, every day. prefer to travel direct to their CLOSING DATE And it is only last destination. Changing trains to year that it was get there is inconvenient, adds proposed to start a service from time to the journey and increases the Greenwich direct to St Pancras in 2018. risk of delay. These were both improvements Trains should take passengers direct welcomed by the Greenwich Line to where they want to go – not where Group, but now both are at risk. the Department for Transport wants Running services only to Cannon Street them to go. would be a retrograde step. You can read and download the Cannon Street is good for the City but consultation document at www.gov. difficult for the West End. Passengers uk/government/consultations/
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Read document & join fight to stop trains going to Cannon Street only future-of-south-eastern-railservices Comments can be sent to BetterSouthEastern@dft.gsi.gov.uk but please respond quickly – the consultation closes on 23 May. The more people who tell the Department for Transport how wrong this change is, the more chance of keeping our great link to the West End and giving new life to this historic and still vital railway line.
HOW 400 NAVVIES BUILT HISTORY IN 1830s BUILDING on our historic railway line started in April 1834 and finished in December 1838. The first section, between Spa Road and Deptford opened in February 1836, writes MIKE SPARHAM. The section to London Bridge opened in December 1836, and the complete line to Greenwich opened in December 1838. It is built completely on brick arches. There are 878 arches in total – still the longest run of arches in Britain. Early attempts to put housing under the arches were unsuccessful and became storage and shops still there today. 400 navies worked to build the line. Crossing the River Ravensbourne was
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problematic, because of difficult ground conditions and the need to retain a passage for ships in the busy wharves of Deptford Creek – agreeing and building a drawbridge over the River meant a two-year delay in getting from Deptford to Greenwich. The current bridge dates from 1963. At its opening, fares on the railway were 1/- (5p) 1st Class, and 8d. (3p) 2nd Class. The line was extended to Charing Cross in January 1864, and to Cannon Street in September 1866. It was 40 years before the line was
extended from Greenwich to Maze Hill in 1878, because of Admiralty opposition to a tunnel under Greenwich Park. They feared it would upset the instruments in the Royal Observatory. The present Greenwich station opened in 1878, and Westcombe Park (Coombe Farm Lane) in 1879. A little known curio is that from 1850 to 1901 the London & Greenwich ran trains on the right-hand side – the only British railway ever to do so. Sources: London’s First Railway by R H G Thomas. A History of the Southern Railway by C F Dendy Marshall.
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Third Greenwich Book event packed with events for all ages
Story of a stolen £1m Stradivarius FOR music fans, violinist Min Kym (above), will read from her book Gone and play selected pieces. Gone recounts the theft – and eventual recovery – of her beloved £1million Stradivarius from Euston Station. University of Greenwich writer in residence Paul Stanbridge (above), author of the Desmond Elliot Prizenominated Forbidden Line‚ explores the boundaries of reality in fiction, with Eley Williams, author of the story co l l e c t i on A t t r ib . Sout h Londoner Sabrina Mahfouz introduces the new collection The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write. And Eltham author Wendy Moore (right) discusses her new book The Mesmerist – a follow up to her bigselling How To Create The Perfect Wife.
word class festival BOOK lovers of all ages can enjoy an array of literary talent at the third Greenwich Book Festival in the stunning riverside setting of the Old Royal Naval College.
Two packed days showcase a huge range of fiction readings, children’s events, non-fiction panels, workshops, and – for the first time – a playwriting programme, writes MAUREEN STAPLETON. As well as traditional readings and signings on on May 26 and 27, there are alternative events – an Elmer birthday party, violin performance, quizzes, beer tasting and even a colouring session. For fiction fans the Pool Party on Friday night has award-winning Sarah Perry, author of the The Essex Serpent, Lisa McInerney, Baileys Award winner for The Glorious Heresies, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of acclaimed debut Harmless Like You, and Laura Barnett and singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams, who collaborated on songs for Barnett’s latest novel Greatest Hits. For children and families M.G. Leonard will introduce her creation Beetle Boy and his new arch nemesis Beetle Queen. Teenagers can hear Guardian Children’s Author of the Year Alex Wheatle reading from his
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new novel Straight Outta Crongton. Smaller children can take their teddies to A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting with Michelle Robinson. Families can get competitive with each other as children challenge their parents in Adam Frost’s Epic Book of Epicness quiz. For architecture fans, there will be
a tour around the Old Royal Naval College and surroundings with Chris Rogers, author of How to Read London: A Crash Course in London Architecture. Those attending a reading of Empire of Booze by Henry Jeffreys will be sated by a Meantime beer during the reading of the book, which
recounts the history of the British Empire through drinks. Craftier children can get stuck into a variety of workshops. Neill Cameron will teach them how to create awesome comics. The British Museum hosts two origami and calligraphy workshops. P o p u l a r c h i l d r e n ’s a c t i v i t y magazine Okido is back for a science session. Free workshops for children on Saturday include how to draw manga, how to make a book and storytelling. Children from Greenwich primary schools will enjoy their own Schools Day on the Friday, where they will meet authors and illustrators, try storytelling and discover how books are made. The Festival – hosted by the University of Greenwich – is part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals programme. It is held at the University on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. The playwriting event will be held at Greenwich Theatre. Greenwich Card holders can receive a discount on their tickets. Get more information or book tickets at www.greenwichbookfest. com. Follow the festival on Twitter at @grebookfest, on Facebook at GreenwichBookFest and on Instagram at GreenwichBookFestival.
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C H E E R S ! Yo u c a n t a s t e around 75 craft beverages at the third Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival this month. Specialist brewers from south east London as well as craft makers from across the UK will be at Charlton Park Rugby Club from Thursday May 26 to Saturday 28 (Noon-10.30pm). Entry to the event costs just £2 (£1 for CAMRA members) . Info: sel.camra.org.uk
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worlD heritage light..greenwich glows for GREENWICH marks 20 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a brilliant light show. Historic landmarks including the Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House, and Royal Observatory lit up for one night only on April 18 – a unique photo opportunity. Greenwich Visitor Reader Norman Smith captured the ORNC and Royal Observatory from Island Gardens (main pic) and Cutty Sark (far right). And Queen’s House (left) shone too in these shots by reader Mike Purdy (right )and Royal Museums Greenwich (top).
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Campaign group waits on Silvertown decision
CAMPAIGNERS against a second road tunnel in Greenwich meet this month as they wait to hear the results of a public hearing into the project. No To Silvertown Tunnel says it needs to decide its future depending on the result of the inquiry, which closed on April 11. The Planning Inspectorate should report within three months – then the Secretary of State for Transport will decide. Tunnel campaigners – who were at almost every meeting of the six-month hearing – say London boroughs were
unhappy with traffic modelling used by Transport for London. “The examination – which has been very thorough – has uncovered flaws and contradictions in TfL’s case for building the tunnel and charging for both it and the Blackwall Tunnel,” says the group. TfL has already shortlisted three engineering companies to design, finance, build and maintain the £1billion link, which would emerge on Greenwich Peninsula, right next to the Blackwall Tunnel. It wants work to start in 2019
and be open by 2023, and claims the tunnel will ease traffic congestion. No to Silvertown Tunnel insists the plan will just bring more traffic congestion and make dangerous air pollution worse. The annual meeting is at Mycenae House, Blackheath on Tuesday May 16 (8pm). “With the end of the planning process near, we’ll need to make some decisions about the future of the campaign,” the group has told supporters. Info: www.silvertowntunnel.co.uk and www.tfl.gov.uk
YOU’VE probably seen the little robot vehicles delivering goods on Greenwich streets…now you can hitch a lift on an “autonomous shuttle.” The GATEway project – testing driverless tech here – has launched the vehicles on a 2km route around the Greenwich Peninsula. Been in one? Send us a picture!
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Cutter crews line up for new race on Thames at Greenwich
A UNIQUE boat race takes place begins at 11.30am and should end technical version of the sport to allin Greenwich this month and it around 1pm, when awards are comers who could then enjoy historical re-enactments and the fun could the start of a new tradition. presented at the Yacht Club. The Greenwich Challenge sees six teams of six rowers, a coxswain and a passenger race Waterman’s Cutters along the Thames. The 2.5mile course takes them from the Globe Rowing Club, next to the Trafalgar Tavern, across the Meridian Line to Greenwich Yacht Club. The race, on Saturday May 6,
“It’s the first Fixed Sea Rowing event on the tidal part of the Thames,” says Clive Refell, of Greenwich Yacht Club. “Most events like the Great River Race and the Tudor Pull take place on the upper reaches of the Thames. “The Watermen’s Guild started Traditional or Fixed Seat Rowing 20 years ago to introduce a less
of Thames rowing.” Clive says research shows Greenwich played an important part in barge rowing. The earliest recorded Royal Bargemaster to organise the Royal Watermen was Absalom of Greenwich in 1292. “We’re expecting a large crowd,” says Clive. “We hope this will become an annual event.”
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GREENWICH Book Festival 26-27 May 2017
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YOU can help save lives as you pamper this month in a unique Blowdryathon. Staff at Ego Hair and Beauty had the idea after customer Nikki Spencer mentioned she was raising £4,000 to take part in Cancer R e s e a r c h U K ’s M a c h u Picchu trek to Peru. “ M y s t y l i s t Yv e t t e Thomson said she’d always wanted to do a day of backto-back blowdries for charity,” says Nikki. “She mentioned it to salon owners Ali and Jim Matthews who loved the idea. “I’ve been going to the salon for 18 years – they’re like family and I’m overwhelmed that they’re doing this on their day off.” The salon, in Trafalgar Road , Greenwich, is taking bookings for the event on Monday May 8 (10am5.30pm). You get a glass of prosecco with your £25 blow dry and you could win GHD straighteners donated by the salon. Book: 0208 293 1901.
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CPS offers no evidence in court Dowling tells of his family’s relief ‘I’ll sue those who tried to profit’
FORMER Inc Group tycoon Frank Dowling has been cleared of VAT fraud after a court case against him collapsed. Crown Prosecutors told a judge at Southwark Crown Court they had decided to offer no evidence after a four-year investigation into alleged unpaid VAT and PAYE of up to £6million. The judge then recorded a verdict of Not Guilty against Mr Dowling and his former colleagues Asif Piracha and Audrey McCracken. Mr Dowling’s Greenwich Inc Group – which ran pubs and bars and had a £20million turnover – went in to administration in 2013. Administrators Griffins reported it had found debts of £15m – including to HMRC – and eventually sold most of Inc’s businesses including bars at the O2, Tompkins and Battery restaurants at Canary Wharf and the Spread Eagle restaurant in Greenwich. In April 2015 Mr Dowling reached agreement with all creditors through the administrators. New Yorker Mr Dowling, who bought his first restaurant here Bar du Musee in 2003, says he will now consider legal action “against companies and organisations that have been proved of wrongdoing.” Mr Dowling said: “I am delighted that these charges have been thrown out by the judge. They were ill-founded, ill-conceived and just plain wrong. “The original accusations were made by individuals to forward their own commercial interests and accepted by authorities although they had proof to the contrary. “I and my family have been through hell as they tried everything they could to ruin me. “It has been devastating for my business interests as many third parties decided to
‘There’s relief but also anger at what they’ve put me though’ - FRANK DOWLING
treat me as guilty and sought illegal and immoral means to seek commercial advantage, but the truth is out there for everyone to see now. “There’s a feeling of relief that it is over but also anger at what they have put me through and how much money has been wasted.” His family still runs the historic riverside Trafalgar Tavern – once the biggest bar in Europe and where Charles Dickens dined – and Admiral Hardy pubs in Greenwich. And Mr Dowling has revived a plan to build a new boutique hotel on the site of the historic Trident Hall, just behind the Trafalgar Tavern. Residents have objected to previous plans but a new version went on show earlier this year.
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BIG MATCH: Charlton Upbeats
£20,000 walk for Upbeats
CHARLTON Athletic legends joined 200 charity walkers raising £20,000 for Charlton Upbeats – the club’s Down’s Syndrome team. The nine-mile walk – from the Addicks’ Eltham training ground to The Valley via Blackheath and Greenwich Park – was followed by the Upbeats playing their Brighton & Hove Albion rivals on the famous pitch. Icons Derek Hales, Mike Flanagan, Simon Webster, Bob Bolder, Carl Leaburn and Paul Mortimer joined the walk, and current players Declan Rudd, Chris Solly, Ricky Holmes, Nathan Byrne and Jay Dasilva were at the tournament. Over 170 people with D o w n ’s S y n d r o m e a r e registered with The Upbeats, run by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust. Info: www.cact.org.uk
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Students’ light show triumph STUDENTS from Greenwich won the chance to light up the National Theatre on the South Bank. Ye a r 7 s f r o m t h e International Academy of Greenwich – Isabelle Wo o d l e y, Z o e R e g u e r Macrae, Luca Fouracre, Jacob Bell and Alex Harris Montero – beat older teams in the competition. They lit up Lamorbey House, the HQ of Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, with their school’s logo.
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the great park steps debate is going downhill fast! – were having. Hence my idea. Why not put in a giant slide alongside it? That way you retain both uses for the area. It could be a strip planted with a durable grass (in Australia we have a Sir Walter Buffalo Grass which is very hard wearing and spongy) that could be purpose built for the barrel rolling. In this day I think it is important to have as
LAST month we revealed plans to restore giant steps which once graced the hill below James Wolfe’s Statue. Reader Dobi Edwards had an even grander plan... I was at the Park reading the Greenwich Visitor and saw the article about the grand steps. As I sat I thought it would be a pity to lose the joy that the kids – big ones as well
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this month’s events. Miles HeDley’s pick of begin on P22 Our unique 3-month listings
AND PADLOCKS PAWS Kate Whitley tells A new children’s opera by
two kids got locked what happened when than 60 local in a zoo overnight. More singers and youngsters will join professional Trinity Laban musicians, choir-members, for four shows students and a full orchestra 8&9 at Blackheath Halls. april
SHIPS FESTIVAL TALL ever to sail the to Some of the loveliest ships
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and Woolwich oceans return to Greenwich festival of the sea star in a weekend-long aboard Cutty that includes cruises, concerts the riverside Sark and family events along down the Thames before the fleet parades april 13-16 on its way to the Atlantic.
By Greenwich Park manaGer
EMMA HAMILTON to see the National Maritime
Last chance celebrating the Museum’s fine exhibition won Nelson’s heart woman who not only outraged Georgian but also captivated and shows and her Britain with her theatrical refusal to kowtow to a male-dominated, Till april 17 class-obsessed society.
MARATHON LONDON runners, many in Once again close to 40,000 from either silly costumes, will set off Common on Greenwich Park or Blackheath the annual 26-mile squillion-pound year includes fundraiser. The field this Kenenise Olympic legends like Ethiopian Jo Pavey. april 23 Bekele and our very own
BAND THE combine at the Dance, theatre and circus
blind ambition and a Albany to tell a tale ofwonder Sandy makes blind love as one-hit her youthful do-or-die bid to recapture the wilderness when success after years in Bruno stayed loyal. But only doting partnerlove? april 25&26 what now for their
SIMPSONand guitar/banjo MARTIN Veteran singer-songwriter
from collaborations master whose CV ranges June Tabor to with English folk goddess music with pipa explorations of Chinese to Mycenae House virtuoso Wu Man comes local charity Global for this gig organised byapril 28 Fusion Music and Arts.
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and Trinity Laban by the Greenwich Dance The Buildy-Uppy Partnership continues with Rosen invite kids Show in which Williams and by making use to unleash their imaginations boxes at of a set created out29of cardboard Borough Hall. april
goes GREENWICH Park’s history links with back 2,000 years and its the Royals are well documented… shaped by but did you know it was King Louis XIV’s gardener?
1660, Charles STEP BACK: After his Coronation in after exile and Drawing from 1697 II – back on the throne of La Notré’s The Restoration – commissioned creation fashion A n d r é L e N o t r e t o of the Greenwich Park into one earliest great formal French-style took part in writes Hundreds of you Park gardens in Britain, of The two Open Days at Greenwich people gave their Georgina rogerson, last month. 343Thursday March 9 ing points, royal Parks. opinions on Pa s T : B e t t e r v i e w sunday. General James and 435 the following historical features and It was a way of reaffirmingas too: Wolfe now stands uncovering Have your say online .org.uk educational experiences. the dominance of the Crown visual www.royalparks – flanked by formal increasingN T : I m p r o v i n g e x i s t i n g well as a monumental to the e s e r P Over trees. lines of statement of his gratitudehim. and protecting natural features. the years the steps eroded buildings Making it more sustainable French court that sheltered vision was FUTUre: erosion trees while Today, the slope bears the who At the heart of Le Notre’s and planting disease-resistant including ran north to away. people the Grand Axis, which the Queen’s scars of huge numbers of people, for competing for making it easier Park. south, formally linking the main tree- walk up and spill down it, with disabilities, to use the the Royal House at the bottom with was completed a viewing spot. Each year reseed the those stories have revealed how 400 of Our of lined avenue at the top. It semi-circle of Parks has to fence off and w e a r f r o m its historic trees could die because know by The Rounds, a large ran along two a r e a t o p r e v e n t t h e plans to let more people landscape. chestnut trees from which permanently blighting theand the formal diseases, which have lived here since other avenues. Reinstating the steps – is one of the about deer to rescue Avenue Henry VIII’s day and a scheme As Blackheath Avenue, Bower lines next to them – lake. as part of they remain the tree and Great Cross Avenue – and they are ideas being considered which could its leaking boating of the Grand Steps Revealed – What do you think essence of the Park today There of the Greenwich Parkof pounds of investment Have you got more ideas? one of the key components attract millions and Big plan? online survey at www.royalparks. Site. Greenwich World Heritagefeature of Le from Heritage Lottery Fund is an revealed. Or you But there is one grand invisible Lottery Fund. Park Revealed – launched org.uk/greenwichpark greenwichparkrevea led@ Notre’s design that is almost Greenwich too… The showpiece Visitor – is can email today – the Giants Steps.were a series of in November’s Greenwich u p w i t h royalparks.gsi.gov.u k Tell us sitor.com to come e c n a h c R of the Grand Axis, they U O Matt@TheGreenwichVi Y email cut into the The project has three strands: ornamental giant grass steps the statue of solutions. hill – beneath where
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musical Sunshine the movie of hit jukebox to Laban On Leith – brings hera company that harnesses theatre to perform aswork well as movement to music and imagery current fears about take a timely look at april 20 mind-control conspiracies.
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ULTRA who choreographed MK The brilliant Rosie Kay –
in the Park on heard my first Chiffchaffthat I’ll hear the March 15. I always hope the year before first summer migrant ofThis always gives my birthday on the 14th. start of a new me a thrill and marks the another. I like to year and the end of in Chiffchaffs, not measure out my life coffee spoons. will ost years a pair of Chiffchaffs the Royal nest on Castle Hill belowfor the first Observatory. Last year, summer another time I have known, nested on One visitor, the Whitethroat,lost the Spotted Tree Hill. Sadly we have bird. They used to breeding a as Flycatcher but I haven’t nest near the Rose Garden now. The bird has seen one for a few yearsits breeding range declined right across trend. national a reflects loss our and was the istorically One Tree Hill the Park, favoured view point in of the long before the openingand the public Royal Observatory to the Wolfe’s statue in installation of General visited part of the 1930 made this the mostthe Thames from Park. Turner’s view of the refurbished One Tree Hill hangs inare numerous 18th Queen’s House. There showing the and 19th Century engravings Greenwich Fair view and the traditional the hill. game of “tumbling” downlocal visitors still any of the Park’s Tree Hill prefer the view from One statue and to the one from Wolfe best view the Crooms Hill. It certainly offers the O2 and of the river as it loops around view the tall ships will be a great place to at Easter. when they visit Greenwich project he Greenwich Park Revealed for One Tree does not have big plansBut there are Hill – it does well as it is. which could hill two flights of steps up the They are made of benefit from replacing.and tarmac which concrete road kerbs to a road would be more appropriate a World Heritage scheme than a Park in replace them with Site. The intention is to landscape. steps more fitting to the brilliant ver on Crooms Hill is the by Henry Knife Edge sculpture made Moore Moore in 1976, in a location the view from chose himself. Much like is a favourite with One Tree Hill, Knife Edge Wolfe statue view locals. In fact when the a walk over point is packed, I recommend Hill for a view to One tree Hill or Crooms fewer people. every bit as good with far
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ow often do you see 40,000 people, all in a good mood, smiling, apprehensive maybe, but generally excited and happy? For those of us working on London Marathon day last month, it is an early start. Roads close at 6am so we had to be here by 5.45am. Our gardeners are contracted to help race organisers on the day and Assistant Park Manager Michael and Office Manager Phil and I are on hand to ensure all goes smoothly. t’s fair to say that everyone loves the London Marathon and the organisers do a great job, but it is not easy running the world’s greatest marathon for 40,000 runners – including elite athletes, wheelchair athletes, club runners, charity runners, celebrity runners and have a go runners. Many are raising funds for causes close to their hearts, and in memory of loved ones. It all adds to an emotional h Tell us why you love Greenwic atmosphere. Park. Do you have special he build starts a week before ? here day t memories of a grea the race. This year, because of Tell us your story and send the bank holiday we lost a day, your pictures to and couldn’t get onto Circus Field Matt@TheGreenwich until after the fair had left. On the Visitor.com plus side the horse chestnuts trees on Blackheath Avenue were in full flower for the race start, something that doesn’t happen every year as the race date moves to avoid Easter. etting the Park ready for the race means installing the hundreds of portaloos, changing room marquee, loud speaker towers, enormous TV screen, water stations, first aid, baggage lorries, miles of crowd barrier, directional signs etc. That’s not to mention security and the small army of volunteers that are here on the day. alking around the Park at 6.30am it is surprisingly calm with Mistle Thrush singing from the tops of the Lime trees on The Avenue. I spotted my first runner at 7.15am but by 7.30 there was a LEAVES have returned, evenings are getting brighter steady stream. The red start for and birdsong fills the air – Greenwich Park is the 18,000 charity runners is inside the perfect place to be this Spring. Park. One is our colleague Adam Curtis, Park Manager for Richmond And while you enjoy our historic green space you Park who stopped off for a pre-race can play your part in Greenwich Park Revealed – a chat. There is also a blue bid for multi-million pound Lottery funding to start on Blackheath. The improve the Park. There are two Open Days this fun bit though – and month where you can meet the staff: Thursday the best shot for the May 11 at St Mary’s Gate (3-7) and Sunday BBC – is the line-up May 14 at Great Cross Avenue near the along Blackheath the at ts concer on afterno free Enjoy Pavilion Cafe (10-4). Avenue from Royal Park. ich Bandstand in Greenw Greenwich Park Revealed – launched in Wolfe statue to Steel ich Greenwich Big Band & Greenw November’s Greenwich Visitor – is YOUR the gates. You free 24,with June ay Saturd on play Band chance to come up with solutions. The see some whacky of end the until y Sunda each ts concer project has three strands: costumes, but the August. Info: www.friendsof PAST: Better view points; uncovering Rhinos are hard to uk greenwichpark.org. beat. Hats off to historical features; increasing educational them. As soon as the experiences. last runner has left it’s the PRESENT: Improving existing buildings and big clean up. We all lend a hand. protecting natural features. Thousands of empty water bottles, FUTURE: Making it more sustainable and planting discarded sweatshirts and jogging disease-resistant trees to make it easier for people, pants go off for recycling. London including those with disabilities, to use the Park. Marathon clear crowd barriers and Our stories have revealed how 400 of its historic pump out the portaloos as we trees could die because of diseases, plans to let more de-rig the Park. Within two people know about deer which have lived here since hours the road is open again. Henry VIII’s day, a scheme to rescue its leaking dam got round in boating lake and the idea of rebuilding Charles II’s 5hrs 15mins despite Grand Steps plan? Have you got more ideas? a dodgy knee. Perhaps next year will There is an online survey at www.royalparks. be the one I join him, org.uk/greenwichparkrevealed. Or email but definitely not in a email@example.com. rhino costume. uk Give us your thoughts too…email Matt@
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ARTIST Terry Scales has captured life by the Thames here for decades. His wartime evacuation to rural Devon was a crucial influence. Ahead of a new exhibition, he tells us why.
CONTRAST: Terry Scales at work by the Thames and (main pic) an early work in the show
IN 1945 I returned to London from a carefree childhood as an evacuee in Devon. The contrast between the steady farming and fishing communities and devastation of London was a culture shock. But its stimulated my first serious works depicting scenes from war-torn Bermondsey. These were mainly pen and ink drawings, made immediately on entering Camberwell School of Art as a junior student aged 13. The school was in its finest period and had two opposing groups: the Euston Road Group under William Coldstream who bought my first picture sale, and the NeoRomantics under John Minton, Keith Vaughan and Susan Einzig. The Euston Road mantra was “Always study the particular” and this detail is very evident in my early pen and wash drawings where a cracked drainpipe clings to a bombed building, street urchins squabble and black clouds race over West Greenwich dismal railway arches. Library While the sober Euston Road group gave sound instruction, for me, it was Tuesday May 9 to the Neo-Romantics who Sat June 10 supplied the vision. They spoke to my soul which as a 1940s. My new city life both child had soaked up the sensations of Devon countryside – observing one fascinated and repelled me – this is the day the rich markings on an adder’s context for these early paintings. Later influences into the 50s and back; on another the intense red of the 60s, after National Service and a short clay cliffs. Minton often drew along the brief as a commercial artist, were Thames shoreline close to where I joining my father as a stevedore in then lived, and it is true to say his rich, Surrey Commercial Docks where I detailed observations were a strong worked all the wharfs between Tower influence on me throughout the late Bridge and Woolwich.This experience
Why acclaimed thames artist Terry Scales is showing his teenage work
Retroperspective provided a wealth of insight and material for later work. I also became the sketch artist for the personality page of Surdoc magazine. Under the penname Justice many of these works will be on show. In 1960 I joined the teaching staff at Camberwell where a new chapter began... Why show works made in my teens? Perhaps it is to do with tracing one’s
first creative impulses and discover whether time had filtered some of these emotions into my present paintings. Overall there is a strong feeling that memory is identity. Scenes from Post-War London 1946 – 1960: The Early Paintings of Terry Scales. West Greenwich Library May 9 to June 10 (Library opening hours). Info: www.terryscales.blogspot.co.uk
Fundraising roll for parishioners LONDON Marathon runners raised millions for charity last month…and so did the people watching them. The congregation from Christ Church on Trafalgar Road – on the route – held an early service before heading out to sell bacon rolls and hot drinks in aid of Greenwich Winter Night Shelter. Rev Margaret Cave said over £300 was raised. “This was a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy the joyful atmosphere of the Marathon crowd at the same time as serving yummy food to raise money for a very important local charity.”
Toddler takeover for Docklands fun
TODDLERS take over the Museum of London Docklands at a free family festival this month. There are craft and storytelling activities including a picnic with tales like The Tiger Who Came to Tea. The theme is the long history of importing goods to Docklands – including tea, coffee, rum, sugar and even exotic animals. Family Festival Coordinator Aisling Serrant said: “We’re really excited. The Museum of London Docklands has always been welcoming of families and children of all ages.” Info: museumoflondon.org.uk
our family fete for urban folk By design guru WAYNE HEMINGWAY
PART of the reason over half the world’s population graduate towards urban areas is because human beings are, on the whole, social animals.
We learn from each, survive with the help of others and, importantly, have fun together. When my wife Gerardine and I’s four children were growing up, we sought out events and festivals where they could experience things that sitting at home couldn’t bring. But there was a dearth of perfect events – free or low cost, brilliantly SOCIAL ANIMAL: curated, with truly creative and Wayne Hemingway intelligent content for all ages...and a (above) and team great soundtrack! created the Urban Village Fete (below) We realised our HemingwayDesign team had all the creative skills (not to mention clubbing and festival experience!) to curate and produce events that made folk happy. It became part of our multidisciplinary practice. That coincided with the rise of regeneration and a Greenwich thing called Place-making Peninsula – getting people together to do exciting things in parts Sunday of cities before regeneration the village fete but in an May 21 to animate them and get urban, design-led context. people used to having fun there We’ve attracted 25,000 visitors years before people move in to over the last two years, so we must their homes, businesses and shops. have doing something right. Our Urban Design team joined forces 2017’s event, on Sunday May 21, will with our events team to do just that. be a bigger, bolder celebration of the Perhaps the perfect example is the Urban best in design, music, art and spoken Village Fete on Greenwich Peninsula. word with walkabout entertainment, Former industrial land at Greenwich i n n o v a t i v e e v e n t s a n d m o d e r n Peninsula is being transformed into a craftsmanship and truly brilliant handsdesign-led creative quarter for 28,000 on creative workshops for all the family. people. When we were asked if we’d be It features a range of curated designer interested in developing an annual, free, marketplaces, street food and bars, large scale event based around a unique pop-ups and a series of talks beautifully conceived new park we were hosted by BBC Radio London’s Robert naturally excited. We quickly conceived Elms and a DJ line up led by Gilles the Urban Village Fete – all the fun of Peterson. And it’s all free! I can’t wait.
Magical animal fans on display THE unique Fan Museum launches a “sometimes humorous, sometimes curious” show this month – All Creatures Great and Small. An early 18th Century Dutch fan painted with pheasants, parrots and turkeys – considered exotic at the time – and distinctive, anthropomorphic cats and dogs painted by Adolphe Thomasse are among items on show from May 23. The museum – launched in a historic Georgian house in Crooms Hill by Helene Alexander – celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. This year, its permanent display on the ground floor has been transformed by curator Jacob Moss. Fans by artists Walter Sickert and Paul Gauguin join contemporary fans by Sylvain Le Guen. This month a new audio tour launches to help visitors engage with the museum’s thousands of exhibits.
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A bobby dazzler
Chelsea win GARDEN designer James Basson has been commissioned to design a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The University of Greenwich graduate will create the space for show sponsors M&G Investments, using the landscape of Malta as his inspiration. Basson won a gold medal for his Provence garden at RHS Chelsea in 2016.
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LEGEND: Bob Hope WITH a dash of Hollywood glamour‚ this is the new face of the historic Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham. The foyer is airier and lighter with improved disabled access, there are new toilets and lighting, and the facade will be getting new signs. It will also house a permanent exhibition about Bob Hope, the movie legend born in Eltham who saved the Theatre from closure in 1979. The Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation has helped fund the £700,000 refurb, as well as grants from the Foyle Foundation and the Bernard Sunley Foundation and donations from theatre members and businesses. Info: www.bobhopetheatre.co.uk
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bon voyage! THEY came, we saw...they sailed away! These are some of your wonderful images of the Tall Ships Festival in Greenwich and Woolwich last month. Hundreds of thousands of people admired the historic vessels, went aboard, sailed up the Thames or just enjoyed entertainment at two Festival villages over the Easter Weekend, writes MILES HEDLEY. Street entertainers dressed as Victorian figures including marines, snake-oil salesmen and paupers – many with particularly convincing rotten teeth amused visitors. And two local heroes book-ended the fun. Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook opened the festival with an acoustic gig in Woolwich. And among the ships sailing away on the final
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To our readers for these wonderful pictures: Mike Purdy, Girish Nayyar, Miles Hedley, Dirk Brockmann, Karen Pepper, Malcolm Lauder, Mary May, Warren King and Norman Smith
evening was the festival’s oldest member, the cutter Leila - which was built on Charlton riverside in 1892. Another was a replica of the first ship ever to sail around the world –Nao Victoria (below). It commemorates the only one of Magellan’s five ships to return in 1522 after a three-year voyage of almost 40,000 miles. In a brilliant contrast, the 90ft carrack was moored at the Royal Arsenal riverfront within hailing distance of the Woolwich Ferry - twice its size, yet only ever travels a few hundred yards for minutes at a time. On Sunday, after a farewell fireworks show the night before, the ships sailed back to sea in convoy, heading for the start of the Rendezvous Tall Ships Race to Quebec and back to Portugal.
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LIFE IN ELTHAM
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hat is a tourist? We were told recently that a tourist is someone who spends at least half a day at a place away from where they live. How often are you a tourist? Where do you go? Paris? New York? Brighton? Being a Local Tourist is a bit different. You may not have to go very far to have a good time. his is something that Eltham highlights for one special day a year. On Sunday April 2, local people came and enjoyed not only the fabulous Eltham Palace but also went on a guided walk of our splendid parks, took historic tours around Avery Hill Mansion, St John’s Church, Eltham Lodge and our town centre. Our local police and fire stations joined in, with children of all ages climbing into fire engines, onto police motorbikes and creating multi coloured pictures of police officers. The Bob Hope Theatre was open for people to call in, see the refurbed foyer and bar , have free refreshments and talk about the historic theatre. his event was a reminder that Eltham is not only a place where people like tolive, but that there are great places on our doorstep to enjoy. It attracted people from neighbouring boroughs who were “tourists” away from their h o m e town
MAGICAL: Severndroog Castle as well as Eltham locals. ith three art galleries hosting national and international touring collections, a leisure centre with activities all-year round and many concerts and live music and comedy in our pubs, you can have a good time all year. We have the CAMRA 2017 South East London winner at the Long Pond and a growing number of great restaurants. urious and canny tourists spread their wings a bit further from the National Maritime Museum, O2 and the Cutty Sark and go home talking about the wonderful medieval great Hall at Eltham Palace, the spectacular woods where they found the mysterious Severndroog Castle, the Victorian Winter Garden created by the Nitrate King Colonel North and that great musical show at the Bob Hope they enjoyed at a fraction of West End prices. o be a local tourist all year and when anyone talks about Greenwich Tourism, mention that they may get a real treat if they come to Eltham! It’s often called the Hidden Gem of Royal Greenwich...but we all know that don’t we!
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hey’re 20 yards apart and directly oposite each other in a quiet corner of Westcombe Park – yet two rival spice restaurants have thrived for years. And the reason is simple: they are both rather good. Coriander (on the right as you exit the station) is well known but the Royal Nepalese has its own diehard fans. It was packed on the night the Curry Club visited and with good reason because the food is excellent. One member declared his choice was the best curry he had for years (he had the Langtang Lamb by the way). And considering this particular member would be described by Blackadder as the grumpiest Mr Grumpy from Grumpy Street in Grumpy Town this is some compliment. Other thumbs up go must to the large Prawn Puri starter and the tender Squid starter while the Chicken Chilli Dry Fry was delicious. As the name suggests, it’s not for those who like their meat smothered in sauce but with a beautiful coating of marinade the chicken is delicious and set off beautifully with chunks of pepper and onion. onventional Curry Club wisdom is that takeaway quality dwindles a few years after a new place has opened. A venue opens with a bang, offering large portions and a depth of flavours but as time goes on complacency (or economic reality) kicks in and soon it‘s a bag of disappointment delivered to your door. Not so with Mountain View in Trafalgar Road. My takeaway expert, who has their number on speed dial, reports that after many years it continues to dish up quality food. He also reckons this is one of the few places that knows how to cook dhal to perfection – and this from a man whose middle name is dhal. ’m also pleased to announce the return of the Curry Pairing evenings at the Mogul hosted by yours truly. A series of these events were held a couple of years ago and are perfect for those who wish to try a wide range of dishes and match them up with selected drinks. The first of these will be a Craft Beer and Curry Evening on Thursday May 11, matching five beers with five courses, including Chilli Pakora, Chilli Paneer, Chicken Chettinand, Daal Makhani, Sweet Potato Curry, Laal Maas (Rajasthani Lamb) as well as saffron rice, naans and a desert. The second – a Summer Spirits and Curry Evening– will be held on Wednesday June 7, the perfect warm up for election day. The evenings are held in the restaurant‘s private dining area and start at 7.30pm. To book: email@example.com or call 020 8858 6790.
ueen’s Orchard Diary: We’re already prepping for World War One ceremonies in 2018 and have been given a facsimile of wartime gardening advice in order to recreate a period garden in one of the beds. Back then, the Government implored “farmers, allotment holders and the man with a garden to make the upmost of it” adding: “Pick up a spade and go at it as if you were digging trenches in Flanders.” As space was at premium inter-cropping was advised, with crops like spinach, dwarf French beans, and lettuces were grown between rows of larger crops. Nothing much has grown in the WWI bed yet but, come June, you should be able to appreciate what a garden looked like during the First World War. ad news: San Miguel the rustic-interiored Spanishthemed restaurant and tapas bar with Flamenco nights has closed after 12 years. Our best wishes to staff and management as they look to relocate. orry to hear that TripAdvisor’s favourite fish and chip shop – the Golden Chippy in Greenwich – has been told to take down it’s new illuminated sign. Luckily owner Chris Kanzi’s food will still pack in the crowds. ood calendar time: June 10 is World Gin Day. Look out for events at Rivington, The Intercontinental and Craft. If you’re not into gin then raise a glass to National Beer Day on June 15.
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THE Tall Ships have set off for Quebec...but I doubt they each have a barrel of gin on board.
For 200 years no navy ship left port without a supply of Plymouth Navy Strength gin. The idea was that sailors could mix their rations with citrus juice to prevent scurvy. How did I become an expert? I went on a cocktail masterclass at Greenwich’s Rivington Grill. A friend once described Rivington as “a little piece of central London south of the river” In the same building as the Picturehouse cinema, it’s an attractive place with high-ceilinged dining room, a mezzanine level, wooden floors and squishy caramel leather sofas. But the showpiece is, without doubt, the 140 gin bottles lined up on the bar-display rack. The shapes and colours are mesmerising. London Gin originally chose green bottles to hide the cloudiness of their product. Plymouth Gin retaliated with clearn bottles to show the superiority of the soft Dartmoor water, our expert Felicity tell us. Four Plymouth Gin cocktails have been p r e p a r e d f o r u s t o t r y. Designed for the Tall Ships Festival, all four are available through the summer on Rivington’s terrace. A simple Gimlet: Gin and lime cordial with a twist of lime. Pennant: Named after the triangular flag, it’s a mix of Antica, lemon juice, Apricot brandy, sloe gin served in a fish-
gin gin! KNOT BAD: Expert prepares Five Knots
shaped pitcher. Five Knots: created from scratch for Rivington and everyone’s favourite during our session. The ingredients are secret but it’s sprinkled with homemade jasmine and grapefruit sherbet and the glass wrapped in brown paper with a five-knotted rope. Cinnamon Smoke: Quite a spectacle, it’s created by smoking cinnamon bark
under a tumbler before adding Plymouth gin, Campari, Kamm & Sons Islay Cask – a botanical spirit distillate – and... and... I confess I lost track of the ingredients. I can only see illegible scribbles on my note pad. A sure sign of an enjoyable evening. Cheers! Rivington’s Plymouth Gin cocktail list is available until September. Info: www.rivingtongreenwich.co.uk
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miles hedley REVIEWS
The very best of eyebrow music entertainment
I CAN’T recall the last time I saw anything as intensively inventive as The Band, the story of a couple of 1970s one-hit wonders struggling to cope with their decline and dreaming of a comeback, a doomed fantasy brought to life in a mesmerising onehour mash-up of dance, theatre, mime, acrobatics, cabaret, clowning, music, film and aerial skills. The show at the Albany was devised THE BAND and performed by Laban-trained Eleni succeeded in being at once funny, sad, Edipidi and Nathan Johnston of the exuberant, reflective, celebratory and Levantes Dance Theatre and triumphantly elegiac in equal measure. The terrific
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soundtrack ranged from George Ezra’s ridiculously chirpy Cassy O to Connie Francis’s heartbreaking version of I’m Sorry I Made You Cry by way of a breathless take on Teach Me Tiger by April Stevens. But it was the breakneck performances of Edipidi and Johnston – who incidentally has the most expressive eyebrows I’ve ever seen - that made this show so fantastic and created a multi-faceted, multisensory, multi-disciplinary melange of magic through their remarkable artistry and vision.
Fine examples of jazz family OLIVER’S TWO gigs five days apart at Oliver’s in Greenwich epitomised what makes jazz such a fabulous musical genre. Award-winning, locally-based drummer Corrie Dick was playing a set with pianist Will Barry, tenor sax maestro Johnny Chung and ace of bass Andrea di Biase including a wonderful version of Duke Ellington’s Caravan, featuring extended improvisations by each of the band members and a stunning swingheavy take on Sinatra’s Great American Songbook standard Last Night When We Were Young. The audience included four generations of di Biases’s family, led by his 95-year-old grandad, who travelled from Italy to watch. The following Sunday guitarist Stefan Melovski and the Rob Griffin Quartet played a set of jazz standards by Stan Getz, Denzil Best and Richard Rodgers, with great solo breaks by Melovski, tenor player Griffin, pianist Ayo Vincent, drummer Olly Sarkar and bassist Mick T Shirt. In a wonderful moment they also included another Sinatra favourite, Sunny Side Of The Street, after Melovski spotted singer Renato Paris passing by on his bike and invited him to join them. Unfazed by the legendary artists who have recorded the song – Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald - Paris made it his own thanks to the astonishing range of his voice. Another passer-by, Magnus Pickering, leapt up, whipped out a trumpet and played a gorgeous solo, the band never missing a beat. Both gigs were exhibitions of dazzling, impromptu virtuosity. What’s not to love?
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CHARITY Kharny Day Family fun and dog show Oxleas Woods Cafe 11-5 ART Precision of Thought Till May 22 SE9 Container Gallery, Eltham. FREE MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2 (Till Weds May 3)
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 FILM/PLAY Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead From NT. Picturehouse, noon MUSIC Schumann recital ORNC chapel 1.05 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY Octopus Greenwich Theatre Studio 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
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MUSIC Stephen Upshaw & The Riot Ensemble Blackheath Halls 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Octopus Greenwich Theatre Studio 8 MUSIC The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows Albany 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
MK ULTRA DANCE tends to deal in abstractions, so it was great to see it confront contemporary politics with visceral fury in choreographer Rosie Kay’s new work MK Ultra which packed Laban theatre for a breathtaking mix of movement, music, film and design. A collaboration with film-maker and polemicist Adam Curtis, it set out its stall from the start with the words This Is Fake Theatre appearing on a triangular screen even before the seven brilliant performers were on stage. But it then largely ignored the idea, bypassing Putin, Beijing hackers, Trump’s “fake news” and the whole horrifying concept of post-truth and concentrated instead on old conspiracies about CIA brainwashing and Disney churning out automaton pop stars. What could have been naïve or irritating was more than made up for by sheer exuberance and energy as dancers Shanelle Clemenson, Harriet Ellis, Shelley Eva Haden, Lizzie Klotz, Joao Maio, Ryan Munroe and Oliver Russell threw themselves, literally, into Kay’s glorious choreography. Annie Mahtani’s thunderous score captured the nuances of pop culture – I liked the samples of samples – and Louis Price’s video backdrop simmered with conspiracy images. MK Ultra, named after a CIA programme, did a fine job explaining the process of myth-making. And the style and artistry with which Kay brought it all to life was wonderful.
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Children’s opera a roaring success THE annual children’s opera staged by Blackheath Halls moved into the stratosphere this year with the world premiere of a work commissioned by the venue’s community team.
ducted by Christopher Stark sporting a rather fetching shark’s fin. Pro opera singers Claire Wild and Nicholas Merryweather were excellent as a sympathetic keeper and a villainous animal-trader. Paws And Padlocks, comBut the real stars of this exuposed by Kate Whitley with berant production were local a libretto by Sabrina schoolkids Shanice Chin and Mahfouz, tells the story of Callum Adams as Georgina Georgina and Georgie, two Read Miles Hedley’s and Georgie. Not only did children who accidentally arts blog on they sing their parts to perhedintheclouds. get locked into a zoo one fection, they also betrayed no wordpress.com night and find themselves nerves at all throughout what involved in a plan intended to must have been a nerve-shredding release the inmates back into the wild – but it turns out to be a sinister plot experience. Director Harry Fehr and his team won to sell them to illegal traders. More than 40 youngsters and 20 adults a standing ovation from the crowd on the donned dazzling costumes designed by first of four sold-out performances at Eleanor Wdowski to play the birds, mam- Blackheath Halls and never has such a mals, reptiles and insects and they all sang rousing reception been more justified. beautifully to the accompaniment of the I only wish the opera was 20 minutes professional musicians of Whitley’s longer – the one-hour running time Multi-Story Orchestra, who were con- seemed to fly by far too quickly.
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FAMILY Bird Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 10 MUSIC Orlando Shamlou Piano recital Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps ORNC chapel 1.05 DANCE/MUSIC Ahijado-Pagán Duo Blackheath Halls 6 PLAY Give Me Your Love Albany 7.30 CABARET/DINNER Tina T Clarendon Hotel MUSICAL Grand Hotel New Eltham Community Productions, New Eltham Methodist Ch 7.30 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org PLAY Coulrophobia Greenwich Theatre 8 COMEDY Suzi Ruffell, Chris Martin UTC PLAY Octopus Greenwich Theatre Studio 8 JAZZ Ray Layzelle Quartet Oliver’s
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romeo & juliet/twelfth night THE same five actors filled all the roles in gender-blind productions of both Romeo And Juliet and Twelfth Night at Greenwich Theatre and they were pitch-perfect. What made their achievement all the more impressive was that although they played Shakespeare’s great tragedy of star-crossed lovers to a packed house, the matinee performance of Twelfth Night earlier the same day was watched by only a handful. But the cast were undaunted and threw themselves into a staging that was high on energy and humour as they brought us the story of the cruel downfall of the officious and proud Malvolio amid a welter of cross-dressing, disguises and mistaken identities. Ffion Jones was terrific as the putupon jobsworth, Hannah Ellis and Luke Barton were inspired as boozy knockabout knights Toby Belch and Andrew Aguecheek, Barton doubled up sensationally as love interest Olivia, Emmy Rose made a suitably androgynous
girl-masquerading-as-boy Viola and Tamara Astor showed off a remarkable range of musical, acrobatic and acting skills as the clown Feste. Three hours later, the same quintet were back – and they didn’t miss a beat as the mood changed from madcap to melancholy. Rose was excellent as the doomed heroine while Barton demonstrated a splendidly convincing mix of besotted romance and youthful roistering as the her suitor. Astor managed to pull off the difficult trick of playing Nurse for tears as well as laughs, Jones had four roles but was particularly good in the key part of Friar Laurence and Ellis, after the fun of Sir Toby, was poignantly eloquent in her portrayal of a mother’s agony over the loss of her child. Director Scott Ellis’s rep productions of these two masterpieces for the Merely Theatre Company were as good as any I have seen. I look forward to the next pairing.
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MUSIC Trinity Laban Strings ORNC chapel 1.05 PERFORMANCE Under My Thumb Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s GLENN TILBROOK Plays fundraiser for Thorntree Primary at Blackheath Halls on Thursday May 18. Guests include Nine Below Zero
FAMILY Bird Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 10 FAMILY Meet James Robson Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Carla’s Dreams Indig02 PLAY The Six-Sided Man Greenwich Theatre 8
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Ensemble Blackheath Halls 1 WRESTLING WWE Raw O2 PLAY Gabriel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
MUSIC Trinity Laban Vocal Scholars ORNC chapel 1.05 WRESTLING WWE Smackdown O2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY Gabriel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
PLAY Gabriel Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY FESTIVAL National Theatre Connections: Extremism Albany 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
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#Yolo/Zero For The Young Dudes Albany 7.30 FILM/PLAY Obsession From NT. Picturehouse 7 BOXER An Evening With Anthony AJ Joshua MBE Indig02 MUSIC John Mayer O2 PLAY Gabriel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 BLUES Rupert Breeden Oliver’s
MUSIC Royal Greenwich Brass Band Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Saxophone Choir ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Gabriel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Atif Aslam Indig02 MUSIC John Mayer O2 HISTORY David Starkey: Henry VIII Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY FESTIVAL National Theatre Connections: The School Film/Zero For The Young Dudes Albany 7.30 JAZZ Pete Higgs & The Allstars Mycenae Ho 8 COMEDY Jonathan Mayor, Open Spots UTC JAZZ David Angol Quartet Oliver’s
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MUSIC Royal Academy of Music Horn Ensemble Charlton House 1 SOCIAL Friends Friday Age Exchange 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Musicians ORNC chapel 1.05 BLOOMS Blackheath Flower-Arranging Society Mycenae House 2 CABARET/DINNER Buddy Holly Tribute Clarendon Hotel MUSIC Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman Albany 7.30 LITERATURE Xiaolu Guo: Once Upon A Time In The East Blackheath Halls 7.30 TALK Dr Tom Ellis: Bio-Engineering Blackheath Scientific Society, Mycenae House 7.45 PLAY Road Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY John Hastings, Paul Myrehaug UTC JAZZ Maciek Pysz Oliver’s
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FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 2-4 SCIENCE Stranger Worlds Royal Observatory 6 PLAY Road Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY Damo Clark, Johnny Cochrane UTC JAZZ Wild Card Oliver’s
NATURE Bird-Watching Meet at Blackheath Gate, Greenwich Park 8.30 COMMUNITY Urban Village Fete Greenwich Peninsula 11-7 KIDS Ahoy, Captain Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 WALK A Rubbish Trip Dotmakers 2 DANCE Co Motion Laban 5.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 COMEDY Culture Clash Indig02
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MEETING Friends of Greenwich Park AGM Queen Anne Building, Uni of Greenwich 7.30 MUSIC The Analogues Indig02 PLAY I Am Beast Greenwich Theatre 8 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
MUSIC Aimee Presswood, Anna Prowse Song recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 TALK Jon Wilson: The British In India Greenwich Industrial History Society, Old Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter
WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Miss Meena & The Masala Queens Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Spring Reign Albany 7.30 PLAY The Good Person Of Szechwan London Theatre 8 COMEDY Jamali Maddix, Alfie Brown UTC JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
ALE Kidbrooke Beer & Cider Festival Charlton Park RFC £2 (£1 CAMRA members). 12-10.30 MUSIC Jennifer Barwise, Sofia Celenza Song recital. St Alfege 1.05 PLAY Miss Meena & The Masala Queens Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 TALK John Brooke: Darwin & Design Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Society, St Mary’s Church Hall 2.30 MUSIC Ariana Grande O2
April 2017 Page 21 PLAY The Good Person Of Szechwan London Theatre 8 MUSIC The Ed Sullivan Quartet Prince of Greenwich 8 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 JAZZ Luna Cohen Oliver’s
VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Bakehouse, noon ALE Kidbrooke Beer & Cider Festival Charlton Park RFC £2 (£1 CAMRA members). 12-10.30 MUSIC Bryony Gibson-Cornish Viola recital Charlton House 1 MUSIC Yaoying Wang, Amos Lucidi Piano recital, ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Miss Meena & The Masala Queens Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC John Sloman Global Fusion Music & Arts event, Mycenae House 7.30 MUSIC Ariana Grande O2 PLAY The Good Person Of Szechwan London Theatre 8 COMEDY Jen Brister, Alistair Williams, Ian Stone Up The Creek JAZZ Gordon Webber Oliver’s
ALE Kidbrooke Beer & Cider Festival Charlton Park RFC £2 (£1 CAMRA members). 12-10.30 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, G Park 1-4 KIDS The Adventures Of The Little Ghost Albany 1.30, 4 FAMILY Carnival Of The Animals Blackheath Halls 3 PLAY Miss Meena & The Masala Queens Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC Iron Maiden O2 TRIBUTE Imagine... The Beatles Bob Hope Th 7.30 COMEDY Barry Castagnolla, Funmbi UTC
FAMILY A Stitch In Time NMM 11, 1.45 KIDS Meet Mrs Ray Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 KIDS The Adventures Of The Little Ghost Albany 1.30, 4 MUSIC Twisted Indig02 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7
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Greenwich Book Festival Events
MUSIC Iron Maiden O2
FAMILY Out Of Ths World Royal Observatory 10 KIDS Art Of The Sea Nat Maritime Mus 11, 1.45 FAMILY The Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 KIDS Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show Greenwich Theatre 1.30, 4.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
FAMILY Out Of Ths World Royal Observatory 10 KIDS Art Of The Sea Nat Maritime Mus 11, 1.45 FAMILY The Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Karen Yeung, Ioannis Theodoridis Guitar recital. Old Royal Naval Coll chapel 1.05 KIDS Pop Greenwich Theatre 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
Events at the University of Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College unless otherwise stated. Book all tickets at greenwichbookfest.com
Friday May 26
ON THE WATERFRONT Architectural Tour Take a tour around the ORNC with Chris Rogers, author of How to Read London, a guide to London’s architectural landmarks, movements and history. 10.30am. £5-£7 CHRIS HAUGHTON Storytelling, dancing and live drawing with award-winning author/illustrator Chris Haughton. Interactive storytelling, dancing, meet George the Dog from Oh No, George, plus mass live-drawing. Ages 3+. Woolwich Centre Library. 11am. FREE GONE: A GIRL, A VIOLIN, A LIFE UNSTRUNG. Violinist Min Kym on her Stradivarius, stolen at Euston station. Conversation and a violin performance. 12.30pm. £5-£7 A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BEAR SPOTTING Michelle Robinson. Bring children aged 4-7 plus a teddy for interactive storytelling, music and games. 4.30pm. £5-£7 WRITERS’ MASTERCLASS How to Keep Your Readers Riveted Authors Lucy Atkins and Fanny Blake on narrative tension, character and storytelling, and how to get your work to a wider audience. 6.30pm. £5-£7 THE POOL PARTY: A Celebration of Women’s Writing Authors Sarah Perry, Lisa McInerney, Hisayo Buchanan, Laura Barnett & Kathryn Williams discuss their latest novels. In association with www.the-pool.com. 8pm. £15-£18
Saturday May 27
NEW THEATRE WRITING Playwrights and actors come together to perform new theatre works. Greenwich Theatre. FREE. All day WATCHING THE DETECTIVES How to Create A Crime Series with authors Joseph Knox, Abir Mukherjee and Susie Steiner. 10.30am. £5-£7. ELMER DAY National celebration of the loveable Patchwork Elephant. Tales for children aged 2-6. 10.30am. £3-£5 WENDY MOORE The Mesmerist Eltham author discusses her latest book The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound. 10.30am. £5-£7 CREATIVE WORKSHOP Creating London Landmarks Alice Tait leads fun workshop celebrating London. Ages 4-8. 10.30am. £7-£9 BRITISH MUSEUM ORIGAMI & CALLIGRAPHY Master calligrapher and origami expert Yoko Takenami’s fascinating workshop on traditional Japanese artforms. Ages 7-11. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £11-£12 BOOK OF LIFE ILLUSTRATED STORY Free workshop How children see life. Activities with artist and illustrator Alexandra Antenopolou. Age: 3+. Drop-in sessions from 11-4.30pm COLOUR LONDON Free workshop. Illustrator Hennie Haworth’s colouring expedition to some of London’s most iconic sites. Age 4+ Drop-in sessions from 11-4.30pm DRAWING MANGA Free workshop Learn how to draw and write a Manga comic and try out your skills with artist Inko. Age 5+. Drop-in sessions from 11-4.30pm WE MAKE BOOKS Free workshop Collage, printmaking, drawing and text, which children will use to make their own books. Age 6+. Drop-in sessions from 11-4.30pm MG LEONARD Beetle Boy/Beetle Queen author talks about her children’s books. Ages 7-12. 11.30am. £5-£7
WRITING GRIP-LIT How To Create A Page Turner with authors Emma Flint, Erin Kelly and Ali Land. Noon. £5-£7 THE BRITISH LEGACY IN INDIA Novelist Preti Taneja and playwright Siddhartha Bose. Part of 2017 celebrations of 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. Noon. £5-£7 WHEN THE BIG BANG WENT POP Popular science writing: What it can tell us and what it can’t with Joseph Conlon, Timandra Harkness, Oliver Morton & Roberto Trotta. Noon. £5-£7 CREATIVE WORKSHOP Monster Making Felt craft with Daisy Hurst. Ages 3+ 12. £8-£10. ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS: 10th Anniversary Party. Featuring aliens. Ages 3+. 1pm. £3-£5. CREATIVE WORKSHOP: How to Make Awesome Comics Artist Neill Cameron of Phoenix Comics. Ages 7-13. 1.30pm. £7-£9. TRUTH AND FICTION IN AN ALT-FACT WORLD. University of Greenwich writer in residence Paul Stanbridge and Eley Williams in an event with Galley Beggar Press. 1.30pm. £5-£7 THE THINGS I WOULD TELL YOU: British Muslim Women Write Selma Dabbagh, Aliyah Hasinah Holder, Triska Hamid and Sabrina Mahfouz in conversation. 1.30pm. £5-£7 PICTURES AND STORIES with award winning illustrator Rob Biddulph. Fun session featuring drawing, storytelling and fun. Ages 3-6. 2pm. Tickets: £5-£7 A TRIBUTE TO BUCHI EMECHETA Pioneering British-Nigerian author who died thie year. 3pm. £5-£7 TALES OF RUMI Discover ancient storytelling practice of pardekhani. Discover two of the epic tales of Rumi, a Persian poet, scholar and Sufi mystic of the 13th Century. With Alia Alzougbi. Ages 4+. 3pm. £5-£7 CREATIVE WORKSHOP: OKIDO Workshop for mini-scientists presented by OKIDO magazine. Ages 4-7. 3pm. Tickets: £8-£10. WILD IMAGINATIONS Peter Bunzl, Kiran Millwood Hargrave & Ross Welford discuss their work, influences and inspiration. Ages 7-13. 3pm. £5-£7. GOING TO EXTREMES Authors Jessica J. Lee, Clover Stroud & Nell Stevens, who did just that in their memoirs. 3pm. £5-£7 LIES, DAMNED LIES & HYSTERICS Journalism in a ‘post-truth’, post-Trump world. 4.30pm. Tickets £5-£7. EPIC HOUR OF FUN Author Adam Frost discusses awesome facts he’s discovered. Parents v Kids Quiz. Ages 6-13. 4.30pm. Tickets: £5-£7 POETRY & BYSTANDING Sophie Mayer, Jay Bernard and Kat Peddie. 4.30pm. Free. ALEX WHEATLE Award-winning novelist discusses his new novel Straight Outta Crongton.Ages 9+. 4.30pm. Tickets: £5-£7 CREATIVE WORKSHOP: A Bottle of Happiness. Author Pippa Goodhart helps children make their own. Ages 6+. 4.30pm. Tickets £8-£10 LAUNCH The Galley Beggar Short Story Prize 2017/18. 6pm. £5-£7 EMPIRE OF BOOZE British History through the Bottom of a Glass with Henry Jeffreys and Meantime Brewery. Glass of beer for all attendees. 6pm. Tickets: £5-£7 LITERARY LONDON QUIZ Festival Finale. Prizes awarded. 8pm. Tickets: £5-£7
FAMILY The Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 FAMILY The Greaves Brothers NMM 11.30, 1.30, 3 KIDS The Greatest Liar In The World Greenwich Theatre 2 DANCE Transitions Triple Bill Laban 7.30 PLAY The Sunshine Boys Roan Theatre Company at Bob Hope Theatre. £10 (£9 cons) 7.45 . 0208 850 3702 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls? 8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987 COMEDY John Kearns, Pat Cahill Up The Creek
Thursday June 1
KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com KIDS Meet Mrs Ray Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 FAMILY A Heart At Sea Greenwich Theatre studio. Noon, 4 MUSIC Efterpi Piano Trio/Keverich String Quartet St Alfege 1 KIDS Happily Ever After Greenwich Theatre 2 MUSIC Shawn Mendes O2 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 DANCE Transitions Triple Bill Laban 7.30 PLAY The Sunshine Boys Roan Theatre Company at Bob Hope Theatre. £10 (£9 cons) 7.45 . 0208 850 3702 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls? 8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY The Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Katherine Clarke, Jennifer Carter Viola and piano recital. Charlton House 1 MUSIC Emmer Walker, Alicia Chaffey Piano recital, ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Gabriella Jones, Mark Taylor Harp and flute recital, Blackheath Halls 6 COMBAT Cage Warriors Indig02 MUSIC Shawn Mendes O2 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 DANCE Transitions Triple Bill Laban 7.30 CABARET/DINNER Aiden Kent Swing Clarendon Hotel MUSIC Adrian Legg Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY The Sunshine Boys Roan Theatre Company at Bob Hope Theatre. £10 (£9 cons) 7.45 . 0208 850 3702 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls? 8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7. £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987
KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY The Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 PLAY The Sunshine Boys Roan Theatre Company at Bob Hope Theatre. £10 (£9 cons) 2.30; 7.45 . 0208 850 3702 BARN DANCE Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30 MUSIC Pure Silk Indig02 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls?
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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. firstname.lastname@example.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 Arms: 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
KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY The Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Niran Unsal Indig02 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com MUSIC Samantha Crawford Soprano recital Blackheath Halls 1 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
GREAT OUTDOORS: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival from June 23- July 8
KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com. Till 10th. KIDS Ahoy, Captain Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 MUSIC Aura Fazio, Helena Svigelj Violin and cello recital. Old Royal Naval Coll chapel 1.05 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC Chaka Khan Indig02 PLAY Great Train Robbery Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter
TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 MUSIC Take That O2 PLAY Great Train Robbery Greenwich Th 7.30
MUSIC Dulcinea Quartet ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 Thursday 8 MUSIC Stephen Upshaw & Friends Viola recital. PLAY Nel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 OPERA La Vie Parisienne Bob Hope Th 7.30 St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Blackheath Halls Orchestra MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY Nel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Duncan Lamont Mycenae House 8 OPERA La Vie Parisienne Bob Hope Th 7.30 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest: in PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest: in Cockney London Theatre 8 Cockney London Theatre 8 Saturday 10 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 BOOK SALE Age Exchange 10-4 Friday 9 ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues MUSIC Asagi Nakata Piano recital Greenwichopenstudios.co.uk 2-6 Charlton House 1 TALK Charlotte Matthews Woolwich & District Antiquarian Society, Charlton House 2.15 OPERA La Vie Parisienne Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.30 DANCE BA3 Showcase Laban 2.30 PLAY Great Train Robbery Greenwich Th 5.30 CHOIR The Sixteen ORNC chapel 5.30 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 7.30 PLAY Nel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest: in Cockney London Theatre 8 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
WALK Blackheath-Greenwich 2hr 30mins. Starts at 11 outside All Saints, Blackheath. www.blitzwalkers.co.uk ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues Greenwichopenstudios.co.uk 2-6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC Kool & The Gang Indig02
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-10 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, till June 25. rmg.co.uk Fan Museum: Biblical Fans, till May 21. Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk ORNC: The Art Club. Discovery Centre, daily. ornc.org Stephen Lawrence Gallery: Paginations, till May 18. Stockwell St SE10. Blackheath Halls: Susan Bennett art show, till May 28. 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: Death In The Ice, Jul 14-Jan 7. rmg.co.uk Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10. madeingreenwich.co.uk 020 8293 9823 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: Postwar London: Paintings by Terry Scales. May 9-June 10. 146 Greenwich High Rd SE10 8NN. 020 8858 4289 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 email@example.com Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. firstname.lastname@example.org 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
SOCIAL Friends Friday Age Exchange 1 DANCE Moving Woolwich Greenwich Dance festival, General Gordon Square 1-6 MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars ORNC chapel 1.05 BLOOMS Blackheath Flower-Arranging Society Mycenae House 2 DANCE BA3 Historical Project Laban 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC alt-J O2 ALBUM LAUNCH Alice Renouf Global Fusion Music & Arts event, Charlton House 7.30
8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC Chaka Khan Indig02 PLAY Our Man In Havana Greenwich Th 7.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
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MUSIC Olivia Neuhauser, Rebecca Speller, Elena Sanchez Harp, flute and viola recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Our Man In Havana Greenwich Th 7.30 TALK James Hulme: Charlton Riverside Greenwich Industrial History Soc, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Our Man In Havana Greenwich Th 7.30
MUSIC Will Harvey, Valentina Ciardelli Violin and double bass recital. St Alfege 1.05 DANCE BA3 Historical Project Laban 2.30, 7.30 PLAY Our Man In Havana Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
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DANCE Mothers Borough Hall 11, 7.45 KIDS Meet Mrs Ray Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Refugee Day Global Fusion Music and Arts event. Woolwich Town Centre FAMILY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Blackheath Halls 1, 3 ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues Greenwichopenstudios.co.uk 2-6 FILM Interstellar Royal Observatory 5.30 MUSIC Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow O2 MUSICAL Stimela Greenwich Theatre 7.30
FAMILY Meet Nannie the Witch Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 MUSIC Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park 1 ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues Greenwichopenstudios.co.uk 2-6 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 2 MUSICAL Stimela Greenwich Theatre 2.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC John Paul Ekins Piano recital Blackheath Halls 1 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
MUSIC Trinity Laban Flute Choir ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Céline Dion O2 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 MUSIC Céline Dion O2 CELEBRATION World Music Day Global Fusion Music and Arts event, Woolwich WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms LITERATURE Lee Stuart Evans: Words Best Sung Blackheath Halls 8 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps St Alfege 1.05 TALK Marie-Anne Mancio: Rubens & the Marie de Medici Cycle Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Society, St Mary’s Church Hall 2.30 MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9. G+DIF
VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 FAMILY Greenwich Fair Park & town centre G+DIF FAMILY Museum Of The Moon G Park G+DIF MUSIC Kyle Nash-Baker, Tetsuya Yasuda Piano recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Jamiroquai O2 PLAY Uneasy Dreamers Fan Museum 7.30 MUSIC Monk: Misterioso Laban 7.30 CABARET/DINNER The Fil Straughan Soul Experience Clarendon Hotel PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 DANCE Supper Room: Boy Blue Entertainment Borough Hall 8 PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9. G+DIF
FAMILY Greenwich Fair Park and town centre. G+DIF FAMILY Museum Of The Moon G Park G+DIF KIDS Meet Nannie the Witch Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 MUSIC Jamiroquai O2 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9. G+DIF CLUBBING Rampage Building Six
PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre OPERA The Enchanted Bullets B’heath Halls 7 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
AUSTEN POWER Claire Tomalin: Jane Austen - A Life. Blackheath Halls. Wednesday July 26 (8pm)
TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre OPERA The Enchanted Bullets B’heath Halls 7 PLAY Hamlet Severndroog Castle 7.15 MUSIC blink-182 O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
FAMILY Greenwich Fair Park and town centre. G+DIF FAMILY Museum Of The Moon G Park G+DIF MUSIC Friends’ Festival Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Graham Devine: Baroque To Guitar Heroes 7.30 at Our Ladye Star Of The Sea, Crooms Hill SE10 8HG PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9. G+DIF
MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 FAMILY Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Borough-wide venues COMEDY Susan Calman Greenwich Th 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
MUSIC Onyx Brass ORNC chapel 1.05 FAMILY Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Borough-wide venues MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
FAMILY Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Borough-wide venues TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms DANCE Diploma Performance Laban 7.30 PLAY Sand Castles Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 DANCE Move & A Movie Celebration & showing of Dirty Dancing. Well Hall Pleasaunce 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in Eltham G+DIF MUSIC Trinity Laban Jazz Choir St Alfege 1.05 DANCE Diploma Performance Laban 7.30 PLAY Sand Castles Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in Eltham G+DIF MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Bakehouse, noon MUSIC Adam Taylor Piano Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Piano Trios ORNC chapel 1.05 CONCERT Michael Ball, Alfie Boe G Music Time, ORNC TALK Finding Life Among The Stars Royal Observatory 6.30 MUSIC Blackbriar Gobal Fusion Music & Arts event, Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY Sand Castles Bob Hope Theatre 7.45
Saturday July 1
POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in Eltham G+DIF CONCERT Cliff Richard G Music Time, ORNC DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY Sand Castles Bob Hope Theatre 7.45
DANCE Hidden Architectures Borough Hall 7.45
POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in Eltham G+DIF MUSIC Friends’ Festival Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 CONCERT Cliff Richard G Music Time, ORNC MUSIC Sonu Nigam O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7
MUSIC Linkin Park O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
DANCE Children’s Classes Show Laban 3, 4.30 IN RUSSIAN Kapusnic London Theatre 7 OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea B’heath Halls 7 BARN DANCE Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30
COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 2 MUSIC Friends’ Festival G Park Bandstand 3 IN RUSSIAN Kapusnic London Theatre 7 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 SPECTACULAR The Colour Of Light Woolwich 8.45. Greenwich & Dockland Festival finale
FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
CONCERT Alexander O’Neal G Music Time, Tuesday 11 ORNC FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London PLAY Hamlet GLYPT production, St George’s Theatre Garrison Church, Woolwich 7 OUR ADS COST FROM TALK Richard Buchanan: Cables MUSIC English folk Star & Garter At Telcon Greenwich JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Industrial History Soc, Weds 5 Bakehouse 7.30 TALK Meet The Experts MUSIC English folk Star & PER MONTH BUT ARE READ Queens House 1 EVERY DAY. CALL Garter COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs MATT CLARK ON JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s 07802 743324 Brown O2 7.30
WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea Blackheath Halls 7 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
OPERA Suor Angelica St Alfege 1.05 FILM/OPERA Hamlet From Glyndebourne. Picturehouse 6 CONCERT The Jacksons G Music Time, ORNC CELEBRATION All Roads Lead To Woolwich G+DIF DANCE Belonging(s) Thamesmead 7 Greenwich Dance with G+DIF OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea B’heath Halls 7 COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 7.30 DANCE Tomorrow’s Stars Today Laban 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
MUSIC Royal Greenwich Brass Band Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 CELEBRATION All Roads Lead To Woolwich G+DIF CONCERT Little Mix G Music Time, ORNC DANCE Belonging(s) Thamesmead 7 Greenwich Dance with G+DIF OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea Bheath Halls 7 COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 7.30 DANCE Tomorrow’s Stars Today Laban 7.30
BOOK SALE Age Exchange 10-4 CELEBRATION All Roads Lead To Woolwich G+DIF DANCE Belonging(s) Thamesmead 3, 6 Greenwich Dance with G+DIF COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 2, 7.30
TALK Meet The Experts Queen’s House 1 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre FOOTBALL Live Sixes O2 6.30 (Till Sun 16) PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
MUSIC Moreira Nascimento Souza Song recital. Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 JAZZ Barbara Snow Mycenae House 7.30 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 PLAY Blower’s Ark Bob Hope Theatre 7.30
PLAY Blower’s Ark Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.30 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 3 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre DANCE CAT End Of Year Show Laban 7.30
MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre MUSIC blink-182 O2 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Theatre 3 MUSIC Hola! London O2 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre
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FAMILY Summer Parksfest Mycenae Ho, all day FAMILY Community Fun Day Global Fusion Music and Arts event, Charlton Park OPERA Enchanted Bullets Blackheath Halls 2 MUSIC Friends’ Festival Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7
PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s
MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s
TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 1.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms LITERATURE Claire Tomalin: Jane Austen - A Life Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s
MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK Dr Twigs Way: Victorian Botanical Artist Marianne North Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Society, St Mary’s Church Hall 2.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8
VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 MUSIC Clare Deniz Cello recital Charlton Hsc 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Cheng Yu Global Fusion Music and Arts event. Mycenae House 7.30
FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 MUSIC Céline Dion O2
MUSIC Friends’ Festival Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 DANCE CAT End Of Year Show Laban 7.30
MUSIC Friends’ Festival Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC Céline Dion O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7
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