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B L A C K H E AT H ’ S f a m o u s Bookshop On The Heath could become a new Community Library…with your help. Eco Communities needs to crowdfund £130,873 to buy the bookshop – a landmark at the top of Tranquil Vale since 1949. It would remain “a second hand bookshop of distinction” but would also sell vinyl and host book and writing groups, with profits going to other libraries in the group. The community interest company’s founder and CEO Darren Taylor said: “This shop is amazing. Everyone is keen to see it stay. There are unbounded possibilities.” He explained: “I’ve loved the shop for ages and when I saw an advert I got in touch. The owner wants to move on for family reasons and is helping by donating to the cause.” Darren (inset) is dyslexic and says he only began to read properly at the age of 23. His company runs libraries across south London – including the Pepys Resource Centre at Deptford and at Crofton Park, Sydenham, Grove Park in Lewisham, Upper Belvedere, North Heath and Bexley. “I want to make sure that all children get a chance to touch books and grow passionate about books like I have – not at the age of 23 but from birth. “Between us we can create something engaging and vibrant, with events that will reach out to all the community. We also do training and employability, Turn to Page 10



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id you know it’s 50 years next month since Sir Francis Chichester was knighted by The Queen here in Greenwich? Gipsy Moth – the yacht in which he achieved his record-breaking solo west to east circumnavigation of the globe – was kept in a concrete berth close to Cutty Sark for many years until she was bought in 2004 for £1 by the Gipsy Moth Trust and refurbished. She is moored in Hampshire. See what the famous old boat is up to at www.gipsymoth.org.

A fine performance, all round! ast month we mentioned a reader’s idea to put a giant slide down General Wolfe’s slope in Greenwich Park...if people are going to roll down anyway, then why not create an attraction, went the argument. Reader Roselyn Pridmore begs to differ. “It’s wholly impractical and inappropriate”, she tell us. “It would be dangerous and require expensive upkeep. Imagine youngsters rolling down it, joyriders on bikes and even skateboarders flinging themselves down...all in what should Greenwich Music Time Festival this be a grand and graceful sweep of the month? Or will he stay longer? Park. As for putting in ‘durable’ grass, it e’re delighted to say that the reminds me of Princess Diana’s stream in Hyde Park! Look what happened friends of Paul Allen – who there. The whole atmosphere of this was left with locked-in lovely expanse would be spoilt. Put syndrome after a stroke – raised slide in the play area but not a £2700 at a special show at Eltham’s another dangerous eyesore. What would Wolfe Bob Hope Theare. It means a path think?!” More importantly what do YOU can be built around his back garden think? Email Matt@TheGreenwich so he can go outside in a wheelchair. Visitor.com with your ideas.

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FESTIVAL SUCCESS STORY RAPT Lisa McInerney reads from The Blood Miracles at the ORNC Undercroft

DOG DAY: Kipper with children after a free creative workshop Pictures: Andrew Porter Photography

Tavia in the House MYCENAE House has secured a coup for its annual ParksFest event...a performance on her debut British tour by rising American singer/ songwriting star TAVIA. The Sacramento, California-based performer – inspired by her childhood heroes Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy – has just released her first UK EP Everything is Wrong, writes MARK JOHNSONBROWN. It’s an Americana and pop record that reflects not only her unique gift as a storyteller but also her fluency as a singer and guitarist. They are solidarity songs, inspired by stories of grief and healing. Speaking by phone from California, TAVIA explains how she grew up in the historic scenery of wagons and wooden sidewalks, and soon began to craft her own stories against this evocative backdrop. Growing up she reached for the songbooks of King, Mitchell and Cassidy but has taken these influences and become one of those essential vocalists who reach their audience through purity and grace. She tells me: “I’m so excited to play in London with my band for the first time. I cant wait to play at ParksFest – I hear it’s a great event!’ Mycenae House’s ParksFest Summer Sunday Festival is on Sunday July 23. Everything Is Wrong is out now on Snowbird Records and available to download digitally. Info: @tavia_official www.tavia-music.com www.mycenaehouse.co.uk

MONSTER FUN: Pip-Pip and storyteller Liz Frost play musical statues

BIG DRAW: Neill Cameron signs books for fans after his Comics workshop

Thousands soak up Book Festival in sun

London’s leading festival of outdoor theatre & performing arts 23 June—8 July

CHAPTER Three of the Greenwich Book Festival success story saw literature lovers, schoolchildren, students, families and friends gather by the Thames under sunny skies for events as diverse as Greenwich itself, writes MAUREEN STAPLETON.

There was award-winning fiction from Sarah Perry and Lisa McInerney and history with Eltham author Wendy Moore. There was architecture – including a tour with Chris Rogers – and science writing with Greenwich author Oliver Morton, short stories from Galley Beggar Press and Joseph Knox on detective mysteries. For grip-lit fans there was Erin Kelly. And Clover Stroud discussed memoir writing. All that and Kipper the Dog and Pip-Pip the monster for kids too! More than 300 Greenwich schoolchildren took part in a free Schools Day, learned origami and puppet-making, drew awesome comics and Manga. They celebrated Elmer Day, took part in a raucous Adults v Kids quiz and heard award-winning young adult authors. “There was a wonderful atmosphere,” said GBF founder and director Patricia Nicol. “People basked in the sun on the lawns between sessions, the free children’s craft spaces provided respite from the PAPER PLAY: heat and the Queen Anne courtyard Origami lesson was full of people eating from the Greenwich Food Market vans.” As well as making the most of its beautiful base at the University of Greenwich and Old Royal Naval College organisers reflected its south east London roots with events in other locations. Violinist Min Kym read from her memoir Gone and played some pieces at St. Alfege Church. And illustrator Chris Haughton entertained pre-school children with his drawing and storytelling at Woolwich Centre Library. University of Greenwich students saw their own plays performed at the Greenwich Theatre studio space. The Festival made the most of its Thames location, with MBNA Thames Clippers giving authors free travel to the site. “Visiting authors all commented on how we won the prize for best transport,” Patricia added. The Greenwich Book Festival will return in June 2018. Check www.greenwichbookfest.com for updates

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Miles Hedley’s pick of this month’s events. Our unique 3-month listings begin on P18

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY/NEL

Innovative drama company Scratchworks take up residence for five days at Greenwich Theatre to present two plays in rep. Great Train Robbery follows the members of the infamous 1963 gang who were never caught, while Nel takes a quirky look at the work of sound-effects actors. June 6-10

GREENWICH MOZART FESTIVAL

The first of the month‚‘s concerts in St Alfege’s inaugural tribute to music’s greatest genius features the wind ensemble of the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London. The second, a fortnight later, stars acclaimed Russian pianist Evgeny Samoyloff. Sublime programming. June 10&24

CABARET PLAYROOM

Thanks to an injection of Arts Council cash, this joyful Albany fixture moves from studio to main stage to present its heady mix of performance, music and comedy with acts ranging from drag divas to dancing clowns. The party is hosted by Tricity Vogue and promises to be a riot. June 10

GREENWICH OPEN STUDIOS

Twenty Greenwich artists welcome the public into their creative nerve- centres on successive weekends to reveal how they produce works such as paintings, drawings, jewellery, collages, linocuts, ceramics, sculpture and photography. An intimate, fascinating treat. June 10&11, 17&18

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MOVING WOOLWICH Professional dancers and choreographers will

curate this dynamic Friday afternoon celebration of youth dance which will include a series of performances as well as films projected on to a big open-air screen in General Gordon Square. Community engagement at its very best. June 16

THE BALD SOPRANO

The London Theatre in New Cross hosts Eugene Ionesco’s astonishing 1950 Theatre of the Absurd classic which centres on two English couples, a maid, a fire chief and a get-together in which everyone is at crosspurposes and the futility is cyclical. Still relevant – and funny. June 16

G+DIF

The annual arts extravaganza returns to the borough for 17 days of culture, with outdoor theatre on the peninsula, performance and dance either side of the Thames, poetry on the move in Eltham, a giant moon in Greenwich Park and a dazzling finale in Woolwich. Delight guaranteed. June 22-July 9

MONK: MISTERIOSO Thelonius Monk ranks alongside Duke

Ellington and Miles Davis as jazz’s greatest composers and to mark his centenary Trinity musicians will take to the Laban stage to play tunes from the maestro’s legendary 1959 album The Thelonius Monk Orchestra At Town Hall. It’s unmissable. June 23

ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHER OF YEAR

Now’s your last chance to see the Royal Observatory’s Insight exhibition – some of the finest pictures ever taken of stars, planets, constellations, gas-clouds and mind-boggling light-shows in the depths of the known universe. Catch it while you can. Till June 25

GREENWICH MUSIC TIME

Another annual favourite, this one at the Old Royal Naval College giving locals the opportunity to enjoy old stager Sir Cliff Richard, soul legend Alexander O’Neal, West End showmen Alfie Boe and Michael Ball and new kids on the block Little Mix. Something for everyone, in fact. June 30-July 7

LUNCH WITH THE GV: WILL PALIN, THE MAN MASTE

RESTORATION IT sits serene by the River Thames here...but our wonderful Old Royal Naval College is a hive of activity, especially during an £8.5million restoration of its iconic painted ceiling. MILES HEDLEY sits down to lunch at the World Heritage Site with the man in charge of the project.

NEW LOOK: Will and Miles ate at Old Brewery in the Naval College

THE Old Royal Naval College is one of the man-made wonders of the world, a complex of Baroque masterpieces that have helped make Greenwich a global tourist destination, an international cultural hub and the perfect expression of architecture as a form of public art.

However, this wonderful site that has graced the riverside for more than three centuries requires a massive amount of TLC. It costs about £2million a year just to keep the buildings weatherproof – and that is only the start of a terrifying list of expensive jobs to conserve them for future generations and to preserve the price-less treasures they house. The man charged with this Herculean labour is Greenwich Foundation’s conservation director Will Palin, a former journalist with a lifelong love of buildings, city communities and the English Baroque who retrained as an architectural historian after a stint in Fleet Street and now has his dream job. Will, whose enthusiasm for the built environment was encouraged from childhood by his dad, the globetrotting Month Python legend Michael Palin, talked with infectious zeal about the past, present and future - WILL of the ORNC over lunch at the recently revamped Old mushrooms and suet pastry. B r e w e r y And as we ate, he stressed restaurant, close to the vital role the restaurant the town centre gate plays in maintaining the into the complex. standard of facilities at the GED: ENCOURA The new menu ORNC in these worrying times Will’s father offers such delights as Michael Palin of financial uncertainty. gin-cured salmon “Public funding is falling across with poached eggs, alethe board so things like The Old battered cod, Aberdeen Angus Steak Brewery become increasingly important,” and poached rainbow trout with a quinoa, he said. “We are very lucky here thanks lentil, cucumber and avocado salad, as to the huge numbers of people who visit well as a  range of traditional puddings Greenwich because it is a World Heritage including lemon and raspberry ripple Site, which is a big boost to the local p o s s e t a n d – a p e r s o n a l economy. favourite – elderflower and gooseberry “We also get income from our tenants, Bakewell Tart. Will opted for a dish the University of Greenwich and Trinity of chicken and smoked Wiltshire Laban Conservatoire of Music and bacon served with tomatoes, mayonnaise Dance, and we are in demand as a film a n d s a l a d l e a v e s w h i l e I h a d a set, which is our golden goose – although magnificently mois t chicken and it’s not a reliable source of revenue. Suffolk ham hock pie made with leeks, “But this is a huge, historic

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complex and simply looking after the fabric is a mammoth undertaking. “For example, we are having to make improvements all the time just to deal with changing weather patterns, particularly the increasing frequency of periods of very heavy rainfall.  “On top of that, of course, we are guardians of globally important artworks such as Sir James Thornhill’s asto­ nishing Painted Hall.” The vast surface is currently undergoing an £8.5million, 18-month restoration, financed with the help of a generous grant from the National Lottery, and is attracting large crowds who climb to the temporary observation deck to see the painting up close instead of from 60ft below on the floor and to marvel at the skill on the conservators. The once-in-a-lifetime work has a special significance for Will. He said: “20

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The Curious Comb years ago I quit journalism to do a master ’s degree in architectural history at the Courtauld Institute and my dissertation was on Nicholas Hawksmoor, who was clerk of works here from 1698 onwards under Sir Christopher Wren. “The English Baroque has always been my first love, so it was brilliant to come to Greenwich and be part of this amazing project. Our ceiling is stirring, powerful and haunting, but in a very English way. “ T h e   B a r o q u e i n Europe often celeb­r ates Catholic absolutist monarchs but here i t ’s   a b o u t P r o t e s t a n t i s m   a n d constitutional monarchy. It expresses the nation’s newfound cultural confidence.” Will, whose previous heritage jobs included stints at the amazing Sir

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John Soane’s Museum in central London, grew up in Gospel Oak in north London in a street with a strong sense of community. His dad was an admirer of the great architectural commentator Ian Nairn, who campaigned tirelessly against planners who failed to put people first. Will was also influenced by his Uncle Edward, an architect who di d m a ny c o nvers ions of historical buildings.  He said: “Anyone who grew up in the 1970s like me will know it was a period of regret because of what we lost by tearing down old communities of small, self-contained homes. “Small buildings have a capacity for reinvention which larger developments usually don’t have and the move away from the intimate and intricate to big and bland has not on

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Inspired by Greenwich

Music, poetry & words performed

MUSIC, poetry and writing about Royal links go back 500 years. Greenwich is to be celebrated in a Music by Henry VIII’s royal concert at historic St Alfege Church. composer Thomas Tallis, William The Thomas Tallis Society’s C o r n y s h , Wi l l i a m B y r d a n d Greenwich Connections: Orlando Gibbons will be Music and Readings performed – as well as from the Royal H e n r y ’s o w n Borough (July 1, compositions. St Alfege Church 7pm) has works by Modern works Greenwich c o m p o s e r s include Greenwich connected to music ian and s ong Greenwich plus collector A L Lloyd Saturday July 1 poetry from Cecil who helped revive 7pm Day-Lewis and writers English folk music in the including Samuel Pepys, 1950s. Contemporary music writes Eamonn Dougan. includes work by Jonathan Dove, July 1 is Canada Day so General born in Greenwich and former James Wolfe – who died in the organist at the Star of the Sea battle to unify Canada and is buried Church on Crooms Hill. at St Alfege’s – will be remembered. Buy tickets (£15, £10) at www. Crypt tours are planned before the ticketsource.co.uk/tts or at the concert from 5pm. Greenwich’s door Info: www.st-alfege.org

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musicians’ french exchange MUSICIANS from France perform at St Alfege Church this month in an “exchange trip” with a choir here. Les Arthuriens, from Brittany, are at the home of Thomas Tallis to perform music from the Renaissance to the present day. They are guests of the The London Octave Choir, which has travelled to Brittany for the last two years to rehearse and perform there. The Grove Singers, from Eltham, also perform. The show is on June 25 at 3pm. Entry is free but there will be a collection for St Alfege’s funds.

EVER flown an airliner? The Emirates Aviation Experience lets you do just that – right here in Greenwich. Opened in 2013, it has two floors of high tech interactive displays and life-size aircraft simulators where you can take off and land at some of the world’s most famous airports. Expert trainers guide you around the controls and assess your skills. It holds a Family Fun Day on July 1, where “science magic, paper plane competitions and much more will be included as part of standard admission.” Info: www.aviationexperience.com

HERE’S a top new destination for us! your picture, Juan Carlos! Morro is the Juan Carlos Garcia and María Eugenia site of a battle during the Nitrate War Aravena took us up Morro de Arica – of the 1880s. It has a military museum 139m above seal level – on holiday in overlooking the city of Arica and attracts thousands of visitors. their native Chile. Did you know Eltham has it’s own “My wife and I live in Greenwich,” link with the Nitrate Wars? Email Juan Carlos told us, “and I us at Matt@TheGreenwich have worked as an Visitor.com if you know. Ambassador at the Send us your pictures of Old Royal Naval you and The Visitor College for nearly somewhere exotic too. four years.” Thanks so much Send us a photo. Email: We love to see them! for sending us

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BLACKHEATH Conservatoire arts centre has a new leader. John Keeley – a “highly experienced educational and creative arts leader with an outstanding track record in school innovation and arts leadership” – has been appointed Managing Director. An organist and pianist by training, he taught music from primary to university levels. He said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring together my arts and education leadership experiences to support a fantastic organisation.”


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MILES HEDLEY previews 2017 Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

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NO subject in Brexit Britain or Trump’s post-truth America is more current or controversial than immigration, so it’s timely – and commendable – that it’s a recurring motif in this year’s Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.

Other themes include belonging, tolerance and the transitory nature of life, writes MILES HEDLEY. But before you worry the 17-day cultural extravaganza is going all dark existential despair on you, the organisers have interlaced the soul-searching with huge swathes of dazzling light, dance, circus, art and music that will leave you feeling on top of the world. The festival kicks off on June 22 with a new staging of Arthur Miller ’s masterwork A View From The Bridge, a gripping tale of love, jealousy, loyalty and betrayal among illegal migrant workers in New York’s docks in the 50s. Brilliantly, it’s staged beside the Thames at Peninsula Quays, near the O2. Greenwich Fair, a favourite since the days of Charles Dickens, fills the park and town centre on June 23, 24 and 25. Up the hill in the Old Royal Observatory Garden in the evening there’s Museum of the Moon – a fabulously detailed inflatable moon sculpture more than 20ft in diameter will form the Greenwich, Eltham, backdrop for music specially ritten by award-winning Woolwich, Docklands w composer Dan Jones and, on the Saturday evening, a performance by dance duo Humanhood. June 22-July 9 There is also inflatable art in the shape of FierS à Cheval at the Cutty Listings P18 Sark on the 23rd – nine blow-up horses, each 10ft tall, caper and rear up

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through the streets with huge wheels of colour and stunning light effects. G+DIF founder and artistic director Bradley Hemmings said: “Each year we try to bring the very best of UK and international outdoor arts to Greenwich and East London. “I construct the programme in all sorts of ways. In some cases I might see a performance at another festival and decide it would be a great fit for GDIF, as with Belonging(s) which I saw at last RIVER VIEW: A View From year’s Brighton Festival. The Bridge “I also work with artists on commissioned projects over a longer period of time, so when I heard last year that artist Luke Jerram was intending to make a large scale illuminated sculpture of the moon, I just knew we had to commission it and bring it to in the shadow of the great Greenwich which has such rich astronomical heritage.” tea-clipper’s figurehead, HONOUR: Bradley – recently who brandishes a mare’s Bradley awarded the Freedom of Hemmings tail. Greenwich – paid tribute to Action shifts to Eltham Council chiefs for their from the 29th for Rear View “tremendous record of supporting – a series of promenade poetry cultural events” like GDIF and the Tall performances through the streets, which Ships. And he revealed it’s not only the you watch from an open-top bus. All Roads Lead To Woolwich on July 6, World Heritage Site bit of Greenwich 7 and 8 is another series of street that makes the area such a fantastic place to stage a festival like GDIF. entertainments, this time featuring dance, Bradley said: “Woolwich has stunning music and circus, and on the same days venues and locations, including some of in Thamesmead GDIF organisers have the best public squares and spaces teamed up with Greenwich Dance to anywhere in London. We’re also create Belonging(s), a collection of presenting a new outdoor adaptation A promenade performances that explore View From The Bridge at a spectacular emotionally charged questions about riverside site at Greenwich Peninsula.” migration and a sense of belonging. It promises to be an amazing fortnight The festival’s finalé on July 9 is The or so. Visit www.festival.org for further Colour of Light in Woolwich – a parade details and ticket information. REAR VIEW: Poetry in motion

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hat a contrast in the weather. One week torrential rain all day and the next is the hottest day of the year so far. Polar opposites, just like the contrasting view I can see now from the front door of the Park Office. Outside the gates it is gridlock on Charlton Way and the A2. Inside Greenwich Park the sun is shining and it is a beautiful evening. Its 6pm, the end of a long day which has taken me to St. James’ Park for our monthly Park Managers meeting and back, but now I am faced with a choice; sit in a traffic jam on the A2 or go back into the office, have a cup of tea and then go for a walk around Greenwich Park. It’s what you would call a no brainer. Refreshed by tea and a couple of Garibaldis I go for a stroll and I am so glad I did. ver the last few months I have been hard at work with colleagues and consultants on the Greenwich Park Revealed project, which will lead to a Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People grant application. It’s been great fun getting to meet some of the 2,000 people who have attended our Open Days, hosting workshops and developing new partnerships. What I haven’t had much time to do, though, is walk around the Park. As a Park Manager, this is crucial. Not only do you get to see how it is looking but you always spot something that needs some attention. t helps to remind you too what an oasis Greenwich Park is for local people and

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why special places like this are so important to London. I love the history of Greenwich Park – it’s got the lot: Romans, Saxons, the Tudor and Stuart Kings and Queens as well as the Royal Observatory, the Meridian Line, Greenwich Mean Time and views to die for. But what really makes Greenwich Park great is the people. his evening it is buzzing – and not just with bees. There are commuters walking and cycling home, joggers, people walking the dog, kids on scooters, kids on bikes and hundreds of kids in the playground. Picnics – so VOLUNTEERS are the lifeblood of many picnics – all over the lawns, especially at the Royal Parks’ 5000 acres of the north end of green space – and they help the park near make Greenwich Park worldSt. Mary’s renowned and much loved. Gate. I’m More than 2000 people feeling the worked across our Parks in h e a t walking up 2015, dedicating around Tell us why you love Greenwich Crooms Hill Park. Do you have special 90,000 hours that would be and see memories of a great day here? worth more than £2million at the tennis Tell us your story and send commercial values. coach, Mark your pictures to Greenwich Park has more h nwic Gree @The t a k i n g Matt than 50 volunteers, writes Visitor.com p e o p l e GEORGIE ROGERSON, including through their members of the Friends of paces on the courts, then it’s through Greenwich Park, locals who tend the the Rose Garden and on to a nice shady spot under the trees around Rangers Field where there is a cricket match being played. t’s a great way to end the day, all that is missing is a GREENWICH Park Revealed – launched in glass of wine, an ice cold November’s Greenwich Visitor – is YOUR larger or a gin and tonic, but I chance to come up with solutions. can’t because there’s that The project has three strands: drive home. Never mind, a PAST: Better view points; uncovering walk around Greenwich Park historical features; increasing education. has refreshed me anyway. PRESENT: Improving existing buildings and protecting features.

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Queen’s Orchard and The Greenwich Park History Group, whose volunteers piece together its past. At a series of Open Days, we were thrilled to find even more people would like to help too. Now it’s your chance to get involved. Volunteers Week takes place from June 1-7 and we’re hoping to find people who can help with major Greenwich Park Revealed projects. Over the summer we’re trialling a Mobility Scheme to help transport less able people into the Park from St Mary’s Gate and Blackheath Gate and we’ll need volunteer drivers as the project develops. We’re also looking to

recruit Park Champions – volunteers who will meet and greet visitors in summer, help with a new community archaeology dig, undertake gardening projects in the herbaceous borders and Rose Garden. They will also lead guided walks, s u p p o r t c h i l d r e n ’s a n d a d u l t s ’ workshops, archive people’s memories of their childhoods in the Park, and help with marketing and social media campaigns. We also want to hear your ideas for other schemes. Can you help? Contact The Greenwich Park Revealed team at www.royalparks.org.uk/be-involved/ volunteering-in-the-royal-parks

what greenwich park revealed is all about FUTURE: Making it more sustainable and planting disease-resistant trees to make it easier for people, including those with disabilities, to use the Park. Our stories have revealed how 400 of its historic trees could die because of diseases, plans to let more people know about deer which have lived here since

Henry VIII’s day, a scheme to rescue its leaking boating lake and the idea of rebuilding Charles II’s Grand Steps plan? Have you got more ideas? There is an online survey at www.royalparks.org. uk/greenwichparkrevealed. Give us your thoughts too. Just email Matt@ TheGreenwichVisitor.com

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Artists’ 70th anniversary

BLACKHEATH Art Society celebrates 70 years of month with its summer show. Artwork on a variety of themes – including local scenes – will be at Blackheath Halls throughout June. The “oldest art society in London” – whose president is former Camberwell tutor and acclaimed river artist Terry Scales – sys it is still flourishing and attracting new members. Founded in 1946 by art school tutors returning from World War Tw o – i n c l u d i n g s o m e e x Prisoners of War – their new freedom and optimism helped regenerate the arts here. Early exhibitors included Graham Sutherland, Victor Pasmore, Rowland Hilder, John Bratby and Jean Cooke Bratby. Artists in the group include Terry Scales, Basia Borrough, Lucy Cunningham and Patricia Colman. Info www.blackheath artsociety.org.uk

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FROM horses to earthworms and swans to birds of paradise, the amazing beauty of the animal kingdom is shown to dazzling effect in a new exhibition at the Fan Museum in Greenwich.

All Creatures Great and Small is a stunning display of fans emblazoned with all sorts of different creatures, from all around the world and in a huge array of styles, writes HELEN RADFORD. From sequins and lace to fans made entirely of feathers, there are birds of paradise, elephants, giraffes, cats and dogs, all the way down to fans covered with intricate insect designs. It’s fascinating to see how these beautiful images of nature’s finest have been incorporated into the intricate and fascinating art of fan making. Many are hand-painted, and at the Fan Museum you can get so close up that you can see even the fiest detail. The exhibition is entertaining for all ages, there are Crooms Hill, some fans that will appeal to children too, with images 8ER Greenwich, SE10 that could be straight out of a story book. Based at Crooms Hill, Greenwich, the Fan Museum – opened in 1991 and the only one of its kind in Britain – offers visitors an escape into a calm and serene setting Until Saturday where they can admire fans created throughout history Sept 16 from all over the world, each with a unique story to tell. The museum houses two displays – one upstairs changing regularly and a permanent one downstairs providing an introduction to fans and the history of fan making. As well as telling the stories of each fan – from love to comedy – it shows how they have been used through history as hearing aids, binoculars and even cigars! Each display has facts about the era, artist and materials. The Fan Museum is definitely one of Greenwich’s hidden gems, offering a tranquil escape from the busy streets where you can discover and admire this relatively unknown art. All Creatures Great and Small runs till September 16. Info: www.thefanmuseum.org.uk

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11th Summer Festival at Pleasaunce

CAN you believe it? Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce are holding their ELEVENTH Summer Festival this month. The free afternoon is “jam-packed” with live music, art, exhibits, stalls, activities and refreshments. Attractions include an art tent with an exhibition of paintings and printing by local artists, live jazz, folk and rock and roll on stage. There are Under 5s activities East Greenwich at The Bridge community centre saunce, SE10 0LA Plea including face-painting, forest school activities, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle, sports Sunday activities for older children, a dog June 11 show and a wide choice of refreshments. “It’s has been carefully organised to ensure that adults and children of all ages have a fantastic day out,” says organiser Harriet Totty. The event is on Sunday June 11 (12-5). Although there is food available, families are welcome toe bring a picnic too. Entry is free but donations are welcome. It’s part of the PARKSfest 2017 – a series of free outdoor festivals across the borough organised by Friends of Parks groups. Info: www.fegp.org www.thebridgegreenwich.co.uk

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Gig for Music Trust charity GREENWICH Music Trust – which supports musically talented but disadvantaged children – is to celebrate its first birthday with a special show in Blackheath. There’s live jazz from some o f t h e We s t E n d ’s b e s t musicians, dancing and a bar, plus a live auction of promises on Sunday July 2 at Thomas Tallis School (6-9.30). All proceeds go to the Greenwich Music Trust Charity which gives scholarships so that the children can have one to one lessons. Blackheath music legend Jools Holland is a patron of the charity, and says: “Learning an instrument is a lifelong gift.” Tickets: www wegottickets. com/ greenwich-music-trust

Huge Amnesty book sale back THE “legendary” Amnesty International Book Sale is back this month – with over 10,000 books at low prices. It’s the 43rd sale by the Greenwich and Blackheath branch, which has so far raised more than £300,000. Chair of the Group Rachel Errington said: “The quality of books is very high and the prices astonishingly affordable, from second-hand paperbacks to review copies of recently published novels.” The event – on Saturday June 17 (9-5) at the Church of the Ascension – often sees a queue waiting before the doors open, so get there early.


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miles hedley REVIEWS

Simpsly the best MARTIN SIMPSON THE list of amazing guitarists booked by local charity Global Fusion Music and Arts not only continues but actually keeps getting better. Following stunning gigs by Martin Carthy, Wizz Jones and Jim Mullen, GFMA’s most recent superstar signing was folkie Martin Simpson. Simpson’s astounding sold-out set at Mycenae House included originals, blues classics, contemporary British songs, a blast of Dylan and even a bit of Elvis, delivering words with great emotion while picking his guitar with trademark virtuosity. He began with the AL Lloyd tune Reynardine, followed by a great slide-driven St James’ Hospital which segued into Dylan’s Blind Willie McTell. The song includes the line “power and greed and corruptible seed” which, he said, makes it relevant today – even, he added with a sly grin, in Blackheath. After a taste of Mississippi in Delta Dreams he treated us to three modern English folk songs, separating his own lovely Dark Swift And Bright Swallow and The Ridgeway with Cornish poet Charles Causley’s A Ballad For

I’D never heard, let alone seen, a contrabass clarinet before I went to a recital by the wonderfully-named Riot Ensemble at Blackheath Halls – but boy it was worth the wait. At 6ft tall and crafted from rosewood and silver, this monster plays notes so low in pitch you’d be forgiven for thinking an earthquake was revving up to lay waste a city. The instrument, one of only seven in the whole country apparently, was at the centre of a new composition, Chamber Symphony by rising star Scott Lygate, which was given its

Katherine Of Aragon. A couple of covers - Jackson C Frank’s The Blues Run The Game and a stupendous Heartbreak Hotel – led to Leon Rosselson’s furious Palaces Of Gold and then, my favourite, Not Good Enough, a heartbreaking song about his dad. After Home Again – an elegy to Sheffield – he COMOTION kept the emotional temperature sky-high with a GLIDING: gorgeous tribute to his mum, Cando2’s Almost Jasper’s/Dancing Shoes, behear You Whisper fore switching to banjo for a song inspired by the Clarissa Pinkola Estes book Women Who Run With The Wolves. He squeezed in a great definition of folk – tunes that accompany a raffle – before his encore, a marvellous take on the Read Miles Hedley’s American standard John arts blog on Hardy, ending as good hedintheclouds. a folk gig as I’ve ever wordpress.com been to. Earlier, local quartet Morrigan launched their new album Dark Days Or Fine with an excellent set ranging from Leon Rosselson’s The World Turned Upside Down and a riproaring version of Richard Thompson’s The New St George to old folk songs such as All Among The Barley and The Crystal Spring.

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world premiere during this concert. Lygate, himself a contrabass virtuoso, scored the three-movement piece for 12 instruments which covered almost the whole range of sounds the human ear can detect, from the rumbling depths of the giant clarinet to the vertiginous

heights scaled by the piccolo. It was a joy to listen to, shapeshifting from the quiet beauty of the two violins, viola, cello and double bass taking turns to play a gorgeous lilting leitmotif to a jaunty, raucous sort of roundelay between the contrabass clarinet and a bassoon. The premiere took up the second half of the

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Remarkable recitals gallIard/Musicke In The Ayre TWO remarkable recitals two days apart at St Alfege showed why the free lunchtime concerts on Thursdays and occasional Saturdays are a boon to Greenwich. The globally-acclaimed Galliard Ensemble proved that classical music, so often perceived as a serious business, can be fun. The wind quintet are brilliant musicians AND great communicators with a tremendous collective sense of humour. This combination had free rein at a recital that, after pieces by Farkas, Holst and Poulenc, ended with a magnificent version of Berio’s hilarious but wildly complicated Opus Number Zoo which requires the players to give vent to vocal and acting skills as well as musical ones. Flautist Kathryn Thomas, oboist Owen Dennis, clarinettist Katherine Spencer, horn player Richard Bayliss and bassoonist Helen Storey showed a real talent for this mix of music and comedy, interjecting part-spoken,

part-sung, part-shouted words into already challenging musical parts – and their performance rightly brought the house down. Two days later, Musicke In The Ayre, an evolving ensemble of singers and instrumentalists centred on lutenist Din Ghani, played a wondrous recital of 17th century songs from the pen of Thomas Campion, who was born 450 years ago and was a contemporary of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson. Music-lovers revere Campion for his melodies, wordsmiths for his poetry. In fact, as this recital showed, he had a genius for both, a gift underlined through the playing of Ghani and bass viol virtuoso Esha Neogy and the soprano voices of Trinity Laban alumni Alysha Paterson and Timea Gazdag. Highlights of the concert were when the two sopranos sang duets such as the gorgeous There Is A Garden and Tune Thy Music To Thy Hart. But it was all a joy.

McGANN’S NAILED IT PACKED houses welcomed Withnail & I legend Paul GABRIEL McGann to Greenwich Theatre to watch him play a Nazi defiance and terror to a T as she played a deadly game of commander – and he did not disappoint them. cat and mouse with the major, the tension ramped up even

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McGann brought real emotional depth to his character’s intriguingly ambivalent mix of political fanaticism and poetic vision in Gabriel, Moira Buffini’s play about the German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War. The plot centres on the Nazi major’s fascination with Guernsey aristo Jeanne Becquet, who treats him with contempt as an enemy invader yet is also prepared to prostitute herself to protect her teenage daughter Estelle and her RAF pilot son’s Jewish bride Lily. Belinda Lang, fondly remembered from TV sitcom 2Point4 Children, captured her character’s combination of

more by Kate McGregor’s taut direction and an atmospheric score by Maria Haik Escudero. The mystery at the heart of the piece – the arrival of Gabriel, an unknown man who may be a British spy, an SS officer, a local man with amnesia or even some kind of supernatural being – is left beguilingly unanswered by Buffini. And the play is all the better for it. Robin Morrissey was excellent as Gabriel and was backed up by fine performances from Sarah Schoenbeck as Lily, Venice van Someren as Estelle and Jules Martin as housekeeper Mrs Lake. A final bonus – the pleasure of seeing Greenwich Theatre packed to the gunwales. More, please!

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concert, conducted by Aaron Holloway-Nahum, that had also included Augusta Read Thomas’s jazz-tinged Capricious Angels, Jonathan Harvey’s gloriously eclectic Jubilus – with a dazzling display of viola soloing by Stephen Upshaw – and Helga Arias Parra’s Incipit, a lovely work inspired by Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. All four pieces were challenging, testing the limits of melody and harmony, but they were never anything less than triumphant. This was an evening of contemporary classical music at its very best.

CoMotion kids an inspiration THE biggest compliment I can pay the youngsters who danced in CoMotion at Laban Theatre is that it was really hard to tell who was disabled and who was not – which is, of course, exactly the point. More than 60 kids, some as young as five, took part in the event, run by the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, and put on a show that entertained, moved and inspired in equal measure. Highlights included Cando2’s exuberant You, Me, Us, Magpie Dance’s dynamic Roll & Rock, performed with a live drummer, and Lotus Youth Dance Company’s joyful Change Makers. But the real star of the show for me was Young Anjali’s astonishing Almost Hear You Whisper in which six dancers in weighted robes that made them appear to glide across the stage explored the art of silent communication. The quality of the dancing and the brilliance of the choreography by Aya Kobayashi wouldn’t have been out of place at an international venue. Indeed, the whole show demonstrated perfectly the power of dance to be inclusive and to break down preconceptions about disability. If you want to know more about creative outlets for disabled youngsters, check out a new dedicated website: www.linked.dance

kathryn roberts & sean lakeman FRANKLY, the Albany is showing off. Not content with booking the amazing Unthank sisters the Deptford venue followed it up a fortnight later by hosting British folk music’s other great duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. And what a gig it was as Roberts, whose voice miraculously combines diva power and soulful subtlety, and virtuoso guitarist Lakeman gave us 16 songs that covered the whole range of their genre, from what they called a smutty Tudor titbit to a self-penned lament for a lonely whale. The pair, who are also partners offstage, opened with “our favourite murder ballad”, an old Scottish song called Child Owlet and followed it up with Solo, an elegiac masterpiece by Sandy Denny. They then gave us the first of a set of new songs, Seasons, with Lakeman telling the enthusiastic crowd: “If you don’t like it feel free to show your disdain and we won’t record it.” We loved it. Roberts, forced to sit throughout after snapping her Achilles doing some Irish country dancing in January, launched into another oldie, The Robber Bridegroom, before singing Jackie’s Song, about the brutal British suppression of New Zealand’s native Maoris.

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They finished the first half with Down, Dog, a brilliant attack on unscrupulous politicians, 52 Hertz, the true story of a whale who sang in the wrong key and thus never found a mate, and the optimistic anthem A Song To Live By. Part Two began gleefully with The Poison Club and was followed by The Lusty Smith, which Roberts said was “a smutty little folk song I learnt in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in America but which but in fact comes from Dorset.” More contemporary politics came with Tomorrow Will Follow Today, a condemnation of same-old same-old thinking, before the mood changed again with The Tribute Of Hands, a self-penned ditty about Antwerp, and Mother, as good a song about a beloved parent as I’ve ever heard. They went on to give us The Banishing Book, a raunchy Elizabethan tale, and Rusalka, the strange story of an evil river-dwelling Russian mermaid who lures men to their doom. Roberts and Lakeman finished their set with The Wisdom Of Standing Still, a celebration of the slow pace of life on Dartmoor, where they live with their nine-year-old twin daughters. It was the perfect finale to a great night “a triumphant combination of music, lyrics and fun.

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Summer festival in Eltham THERE hasn’t been so much great music here since a young Henry VIII galloped around Eltham Palace whistling Greensleeves! Bands and choirs, singers and songwriters perform at venues across the area in Eltham Arts’ Summer Music Festival, writes Damian Cooper. It opens on Saturday July 1 at the new performance space at Passey Place with live music and entertainment (11-5). That evening Eltham Choral Society perfumes Mozart’s Requiem at Holy Trinity Church (7.30). Other works performed by the 100-strong choir include his Laudate Dominum plus contemporary pieces including a medley from West Side Story. The Society’s Sue Quirk said: “We had a highly successful concert in March and the choir is really looking forward to this performance.” Info and tickets: www.elthamchoral.org. uk and Norman’s Music. Jazz fans shouldn’t miss Eltham Jazz Club performing at Eltham Warren Venues across Golf Club on Thursday July 13 and 27 Eltham (8-10.30pm). If you like folk then Eltham’s very own FolkMob do their thing at the July 1 to Blackheath Rugby Club at Well Hall on July 30 Wednesday July 19. We end with a bang on the Sunday July 30 with more events than you could shake a conductor’s stick at (we know it’s really called a baton!) including Lazy Jazz Sunday at Eltham Palace and at Well Hall Pleasaunce you can enjoy the Summer Sunday Music event (3-5)m.   At Eltham Park South there’s Eltham Park Festival (125) – a fantastic community event with live music, promising great fun for all the family. More info: www.elthamarts.org www.facebook.com/ ElthamArt or on Twitter @elthamarts.

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ith Charlton’s Masala Mart now closed I get most of my curry wares from a variety of smaller stores in Lewisham. But once I’ve stocked up on my staple spices and bought a Sri Lankan pickle I’ve never seen before, it’s time to visit the Sausage Man by the Clock Tower. But certainly don’t think I‘m deserting the spice cause, because it’s here that you can enjoy Germany’s contribution to the curry world: Currywurst. This fast food dish consists of meaty sausage (preferably sliced) smothered SUNDAY in spicy ketchup. Yes, that’s it, although it’s often MARCH served with a bread roll or fries. Apparently the dish was TH invented in West Berlin just after the World War Two when an enterprising kiosk owner mixed ketchup with some curry powder she’d got off British soldiers and poured it over the sausages she sold. The classic Bratwurst is available in Lewisham, along with Cheese Sausage and Chill Beef Sausage, but the man doing the cooking on my last visit recommends the Smoked Krakauer as his favourite. If you enjoy the Curry Ketchup then they also sells bottles. hile most restaurants have a number of chefs working for them a lot of the smaller ones, especially the takeaways operate with just one senior chef. A friend of mine found this out to his dismay the other day. He’s usually got a big grin on his face the morning after a curry but on this occasion he glumly explained that his takeaway joint of choice – usually excellent – had come up short. And he knew why, because the delivery man told him when he dropped off his food that it might not be as good as usual because it was the chef’s night off. If only the guy who had taken the order had told him. So what to do?

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DAN’S CURRY CORNER Quite simply, if you use a place a lot just ask them when the chef has his night off (it’s usually Monday to Wednesday). Or, if like my friend, you know through experience, don’t order on that night, if you don’t think they have suitable chef cover. he next Mogul pairing evening, hosted by yours truly, will be held on Wednesday 7 June. Join us for Sparkles, Spirits and Curry – five courses including Chicken 65, Prawn Puri, Achari Gobi, Malai Tikka and Lamb Hussaini with sparkling wine, whisky, gin and feni from Goa for just £30 per person. The evening starts at 7.30pm. Book at mail@mogulindian.co.uk. here’s a lot of talk about how Indian restaurants can thrive in today’s economic climate. On a recent visit to Scotland I visited the excellent Mother India – and their solution is simple: an Indian tapas menu. The superb food in their restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh makes both hugely popular but the smaller dishes at decent prices means a whole array of dishes can be dipped into and enjoyed without your credit card snapping in two. I’d love to see local restaurants adopt the same approach, perhaps offering half portions of certain dishes from their current menu

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WHAT’S better than having a MasterChef finalist here in our borough? Having TWO! Last year moustachioed To n y R o d d , f r o m Blackheath, reached the final of the TV show that’s compulsive viewing for foodies. This year it was Steve Kielty. Steve moved from Lewisham to Woolwich four years ago and it sounds like he is here to stay. “I love Woolwich. It’s buzzing with energy, there is a great mix of communities,” he tells me, “but what I don’t understand is that Lewisham has this great market, a vibrant food scene, East London has great chefs and Woolwich? The place deserves better.” I can hear the determination for change in his voice and he might just be the person who is going to make it happen. Te e n S t e v e w a s a b i t o f a tearaway before getting involved in the music industry. He released his first record in 1995 and started DJing in 2006. “I turned a hobby into a job then and, it lost a bit of the fun in the process, so I’m a little wary about doing the same thing again.” But after his brilliant performance in MasterChef, he is not going to stop there. “It’s something I’’ll pursue but, not in a professional kitchen 24/7 not straight away,” he says frowning a little “though, I really like places like The Blue Nile. It’s my favorite restaurant in Woolwich. They have got it, just right, a small menu, it’s

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Master Nice Guy an authentic family restaurant, no concession made for “British taste”. True, the Blue Nile is indeed a good place, though if you ask me the Injeras are a bit on the small side, but who is asking? Although Saliha MahmoodAhmed lifted the MasterChef 2017

trophy, Steve was the fans’ favourite. Twitter was buzzing with encouragements for the last man standing. “Saliha deserved it,” he says with a broad smile. The show catapulted him to the forefront of the London foodie scene. His pop-up supper club in

Maida Vale is fully booked and you’ll have to be quick if you want to get a place in subsequent ones. But watch this space. “I’d love to do the same thing locally,” he says brightly. Our interview is drawing to a close and I still have so much to

ask. Over 25 episodes, Steve dazzled us with some outstanding dishes. Where did get his inspiration came from? “I hate waste, take the pea and ricotta tortellini – I shelled all the peas but I couldn’t discard the shells. looked at the green pile and thought: Consomme.” Any tip for us? “Take one flavour profile and change it slightly, but that comes with loads of experience.” On the day of the final, John Torode said of Steve “He takes British classics and turn them on their heads.” We can’t all be MasterChefs. But if we want to do basics well, where do we start? “Spend £30 stocking up your pantry with loads of nonperishable ingredients and then find a source for good fresh vegetables and meat. The quality of supermarket vegetables is appalling. Take the rabbit dish, for example. When I did it at home it was good but the swedes and potatoes didn’t add very much to the dish, in the MasterChefs kitchen, the vegetables elevated the dish. The program is very aware of quality and sustainability.” Time is up, a last picture and that winning smile again. “ Yo u k n o w, ” h e s a y s jokingly “in the music industry, it’s not cool to smile f o r t h e c a m e r a s , t h a t ’s something MasterChef’s crew taught me to do.”

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ueen’s Orchard Diary: There aren’t many vegetables to harvest just yet. So eat flowers! You may have been wondering looking at pretty pictures of recipes which flowers are edible. In the spring Violets and Primroses are great on desserts. Violets can be sugared to preserve them for many months. By early summer, Calendula is good for pretty much everything and the cucumber-scented Borage flowers are just great for adding to drinks. In the summer Hollyhocks and Rosepetals add a touch of class to dishes. Nasturtium leaves and flowers make a good pesto. Chive blossoms and Courgette flowers tempura are impressive but easy. Flowers and vegetables are good garden companions, the scent of the former often protects the latter by confusing pests such as the carrot flies. Blooming marvellous. le! The first ever Latin music festival Hola! London (I still think it should be called Ole!) will take place on July 22, near the O2. There’s a Spanish and Latin American food fair with performances from Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, David Bisbal and Sebastian Yatra. aul Rhodes Bakery has joined the Hate Waste Campaign. I bet he’s been reading the GV. Despite working hard to reduce their waste, as a bakery supplying many different organisations – from large hotels and restaurants to tiny local delis – inevitably there will be some over production. The bakery contacted the GCDA and after sorting out the logistics, surplus goes to communities in need. ’m such a big fan of the Wandercrust pizza truck stationed in the garden of The Crown on Trafalgar Road on Sundays and Mondays that I have been stalking them to the White Swan in Charlton on Wednesdays too. ood Food in Greenwich is looking for volunteers to support children to access a delicious healthy meal during the school holidays. Over the summer many kids who are eligible for free school meals may go hungry as schools and their kitchens are closed. GFiG is organising an alternative for these children but they need help. Contact Mel on mel@gcda.org.uk or call 02082694880.

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KIDS Bugs And Birds Creekside Discovery Centre 10-noon FAMILY Pond-Dipping Woodlands Farm 10-2 KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY Art Of The Sea NMM 11, 1.45 KIDS The Sailors’ Challenge 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 Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls? 8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 Tickets £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 JAZZ Marion Monsegur Oliver’s

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FAMILY Into The Deep NMM 11, 1.45 KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY Brilliant Bees Woodlands Farm 11-3 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 Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls? 8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 Tickets £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987 COMEDY Rich Wilson, Dane Baptiste, Dave Fulton Up The Creek

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ART Blackheath Art Society 70th Anniversary Summer Exhibition Blackheath Halls, Lee Rd, SE3 9RG. Free. Till Thurs June 29, M-F- 10-5 and at all performances FAMILY Aleena’s Garden Tramshed 11 KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 FAMILY Call Of The Wild Greenwich Th 2, 6 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 PLAY The Sunshine Boys Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.45 BARN DANCE Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30 MUSIC Pure Silk Indig02 DOUBLE BILL Black Comedy/Who Calls? 8 Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Ave SE7 Tickets £9 (£8 cons) 07867 627987 COMEDY David Ward, Dane Baptiste, Angela Barnes, Dave Fulton Up The Creek JAZZ Andrew McKay Oliver’s

Sunday 4

FAMILY A Stitch In Time NMM 11, 1.45 KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FAMILY Sailors’ Challenge Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 KIDS Shhh...Bang! Greenwich Theatre 12, 3 MUSIC Niran Unsal Indig02 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 5

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

Tuesday 6

KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com 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 AWARDS Metal Hammer Gold Gods Indig02 MUSIC Take That O2 PLAY Great Train Robbery Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 7

KIDS Toddler Time Cutty Sark 10 KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 FILM/BALLET The Dream From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC Take That O2 PLAY Great Train Robbery Greenwich Th 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms COMEDY Dane Baptiste, Kae Kurd Up The Creek JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 8

KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com MUSIC Stephen Upshaw & Friends Viola recital. St Alfege 1.05 FILM/OPERA La Traviata From Glyndebourne. Greenwich Picturehouse 6 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 PLAY Nel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 OPERA La Vie Parisienne Bob Hope Th 7.30 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest: in Cockney London Theatre 8 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 JAZZ Joel Culpepper Oliver’s

Friday 9

KIDS In The Night Garden Live Blackheath Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com MUSIC Asagi Nakata Piano recital Charlton House 1 MUSIC Dulcinea Quartet ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC PureGold Albany 7 PLAY Nel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 OPERA La Vie Parisienne Bob Hope Th 7.30 MUSIC Blackheath Halls Orchestra Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Duncan Lamont Mycenae House 8 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest: in Cockney London Theatre 8 COMEDY Michael Legge, Henry Ginsberg, Andrew Bird Up The Creek JAZZ John Martin Quartet Oliver’s

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MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 14

TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Our Man In Havana Greenwich Th 7.30 COMEDY Andrew Lawrence, Joe Rowntree Up The Creek JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 15

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 JAZZ Axel & James Band Oliver’s

FAMILY FUN: East Greenwich Pleasaunce Summer Festival on Sunday June 11

Common. Info: nightgardenlive.com FILM/PLAY Peter Pan From National Theatre. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues 2-6. www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk TALK Charlotte Matthews Woolwich & District Antiquarian Society, Charlton House 2.15 OPERA La Vie Parisienne Bob Hope Theatre 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 Rock Stars In Our Eyes Indig02 MUSIC Gran Partita Part of Greenwich Mozart Festival, St Alfege 7.30 MUSIC Friends’ Festival Greenwich Park Bandstand MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 7.30 PLAY Nel Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Paul McCaffrey, Andrew Bird, Ola, Rob Deering Up The Creek PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest: in Cockney London Theatre 8 JAZZ Ros Cuthbert Oliver’s

Sunday 11

HERITAGE Blackheath-Greenwich Walk 2hr

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30mins. Starts 11 outside All Saints, Blackheath. www.blitzwalkers.co.uk FAMILY Summer Festival Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce. Music, arts, stalls, noon till 5. 12-5. Free Donations welcome. FAMILY The Tap-Dancing Mermaid Greenwich Theatre 2 ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues 2-6. www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Take That O2 MUSIC Kool & The Gang Indig02

Monday 12

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC Take That O2 PLAY Our Man In Havana Greenwich Th 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 13

MUSIC Olivia Neuhauser, Rebecca Speller, Elena Sanchez Harp, flute and viola recital. Old Royal Naval College 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 Lucia Veintimilla Violin Charlton House 1 TALK Who Owns London? Martin Lake. Friends Friday. Bakehouse Theatre 1. £5 (Free for Friends of Age Exchange) 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 COMEDY Sommore Indig02 MUSIC alt-J O2 ALBUM LAUNCH Alice Renouf Global Fusion Music & Arts event, Charlton House 7.30 COMEDY Tez Ilyas, Phil Nichol Up The Creek JAZZ John Shenoy/Hot Club Of Jupiter Oliver’s

Saturday 17

CHARITY Amnesty International Book Sale Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 8BF 9-5 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 2-6. www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk FILM Interstellar Royal Observatory 5.30

MUSIC Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow 02 arena MUSICAL Stimela Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUNK The Phobics, PIG, Junko Fuse Pelton COMEDY Mark Oliver, Tez Ilyas, Jason Patterson, Phil Nichol Up The Creek JAZZ Marco Marconi Oliver’s

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FAMILY Meet Nannie the Witch Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 MUSIC Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park 1 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 2 ART Greenwich Open Studios Various venues 2-6. www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk MUSICAL Stimela Greenwich Theatre 2.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 19

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC John Paul Ekins Piano Blackheath Halls 1 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 20

MUSIC Trinity Laban Flute Choir Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Céline Dion O2 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 21

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 COMEDY Carey Marx, Rhys James Up The Creek

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Friday 30

POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in streets of Eltham

Saturday July 1

PLAY A View From The Bridge Arthur Miller’s POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade masterpiece outdoors. Peninsula Quay 9 performances in streets of Eltham

Friday 23

FAMILY Greenwich Fair Music, theatre, circus, arts. Greenwich Park & town centre PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9 PERFORMANCE FierS à Cheval Huge inflatable horses in shadow of Cutty Sark. 10 FAMILY Museum Of The Moon Giant model lights up the Royal Observatory Garden in Greenwich Park 10&11

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Sunday 2

POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in streets of Eltham

Thursday 6

CELEBRATION All Roads Lead To Woolwich Street dance & music in Woolwich centre DANCE Belonging(s) Thamesmead 7. In association with Greenwich Dance

Friday 7

FAMILY Greenwich Fair Park and town centre PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9 FAMILY Museum Of The Moon Royal Observatory Garden, Greenwich Park 10&11

CELEBRATION All Roads Lead To Woolwich Street dance & music in Woolwich centre DANCE Belonging(s) Thamesmead 7. In association with Greenwich Dance

FAMILY Greenwich Fair Park and town centre PLAY A View From The Bridge Peninsula Quay 9 FAMILY Museum Of The Moon Old Royal Observatory Garden, Greenwich Park 10

CELEBRATION All Roads Lead To Woolwich Street dance & music in Woolwich centre DANCE Belonging(s) Thamesmead 3, 7. In association with Greenwich Dance

POETRY Rear Window Regular promenade performances in streets of Eltham

SPECTACULAR The Colour Of Light GDIF finale, including parade. Woolwich 8.45

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Albany, Deptford Lounge: Douglas Way SE8 4AG. 020 8692 4446 thealbany.org.uk Bakehouse Theatre: Age Exchange, Blackheath Village SE3 9LA. 020 8318 9105 Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ. 020 8852 0234 conservatoire.org.uk Blackheath Halls: 23 Lee Road SE3 9RQ. 020 8463 0100. blackheathhalls.com Bob Hope Theatre: Wythfield Rd SE9 5TG. 020 8850 3702. bobhopetheatre.co.uk The Centre: New Eltham Methodist Ch, Footscray Rd. newelthammethodist.org.uk Charlton House: Charlton Rd SE7 8RP. 020 8856 3951 Churchill Theatre: High St, Bromley BR1 1HA. 0844 871 7620 Clarendon Hotel: Montpelier Row SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. clarendonhotel.com Creekside Discovery Centre: Creekside SE8 0208 692 9922 creeksidecentre.org.uk The Duke: 125 Creek Rd SE8 3BU. 020 8469 8260 The Eltham Centre: 2 Archery Road SE9 1HA. 020 8921 4344 Eltham Palace: Court Yard SE9 5QE. 020 8294 2548. english-heritage.org.uk The Forum: Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 0208 853 5212. office@forumatgreenwich.org Greenwich Communications Centre: 164 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TZ. 020 8269 2103 Greenwich Dance: Borough Hall SE10 8RE. 020 8293 9741 greenwichdance.org.uk Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE18 4DX Greenwich Theatre: Crooms Hill SE10 8ES. 020 8858 7755. greenwichtheatre.org.uk Greenwich West Community Centre: 141 Greenwich High Rd SE10 8JA Guard House: No1 Street, Woolwich Arsenal SE18 6GH 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 National Maritime Museum: 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: 331 Shooters Hill Rd 8319 8900 thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org.uk

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VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 MUSIC Kyle Nash-Baker, Tetsuya Yasuda Piano. Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 FESTIVAL Street Food Greenwich Market 6.30 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 MUSIC Icarus Club Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 DANCE Supper Room: Boy Blue Entertainment Borough Hall 8 COMEDY Andrew Ryan, Rory O’Hanlon, Rudi Lickwood Up The Creek JAZZ Dan Harding Quartet Oliver’s

Saturday 24

KIDS Meet Nannie the Witch Cutty Sark 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 MUSIC Royal Greenwich Big Band, Greenwich Steel Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC Jamiroquai O2 MUSIC Mozart & Mendelssohn Part of Greenwich Mozart Festival, St Alfege 7.30 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 COMEDY Sean McCloughlin, Jess Fostekew, Ben Norris Up The Creek JAZZ Julian Costello Quartet Oliver’s CLUBBING Rampage Building Six

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MUSIC London Gay Symphonic Winds Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 CONCERT Les Arthuriens from Ploermel, Brittany. Renaissance music. St Alfege, Greenwich. 3. FREE 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 MUSIC Greenwich Blues Band The Guard House, Woolwich Arsenal 7.30

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GREENWICH & DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Venues across borough till July 9 See separate panel 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 FILM/PLAY Salomé From National Theatre. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Ed Sheeran O2 PLAY Blood Wedding London Theatre 8 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 JAZZ Back To The Real Oliver’s

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Tuesday 27

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Saturday July 1

FAMILY Emirates Aviation Experience annual family fun day. Science magic, paper plane competitions and more included in standard admission. www.aviation-experience.com. Edmund Halley Way SE10 0FR (next to cable car) 10-7 MUSIC Eltham Choral Society Summer Concert. Holy Trinity Church. Eltham, 7.30. www.elthamchoral.org.uk CONCERT Cliff Richard Greenwich Music Time Festival, Old Royal Naval College COMBAT BKB6 Indig02 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY Sand Castles Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 DANCE Hidden Architectures Boro Hall 7.45

Sunday 2

KIDS The Tortoise And The Hare Greenwich Theatre studio 1, 3 MUSIC Silver Ghosts Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 CONCERT Cliff Richard Greenwich Music Time Festival, Old Royal Naval College CHARITY Greenwich Music Trust fundraiser Thomas Tallis School (6-9.30) MUSIC Sonu Nigam O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 3

MUSIC Linkin Park O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 4

CONCERT Alexander O’Neal Greenwich Music Time Festival, Old Royal Naval College PLAY Hamlet GLYPT production, St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich 7 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 5

TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea Blackheath Halls 7 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 6

OPERA Suor Angelica St Alfege 1.05 FILM/OPERA Hamlet From Glyndebourne Greenwich Picturehouse 6 CONCERT The Jacksons Greenwich Music Time Festival, Old Royal Naval College MUSIC Chaka Khan Indig02 LECTURE What Are You Made Of? Royal Observatory 7 OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea Blackheath Halls 7 COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 7.30 DANCE Tomorrow’s Stars Today Laban 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

Friday 7

MUSIC Royal Greenwich Brass Band Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 CONCERT Little Mix Greenwich Music Time Festival, Old Royal Naval College OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea Blackheath Halls 7 COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 7.30 DANCE Tomorrow’s Stars Today Laban 7.30

TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 FILM/OPERA Otello From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 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 Saturday 8 COMEDY Phil Nichol, Stephen Carlin Up The Creek SALE Arts & Crafts Age Exchange. Bakehouse, JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Blackheath Village 10-4 Thursday 29 TALK Mike Thomas, Jim Marrett Woolwich & MUSIC Trinity Laban Jazz Choir St Alfege 1.05 Dist Antiquarian Soc, Charlton House 2 TALK Finding Life Among The Stars COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 2, 7.30 Royal Observatory 6.30 DANCE Children’s Classes Show Laban 3, 4.30 DANCE Diploma Performance Laban 7.30 IN RUSSIAN Kapusnic London Theatre 7 PLAY Sand Castles Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 OPERA Il Coronazione di Poppea MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 Blackheath Halls 7 JAZZ Harry Evans Oliver’s MUSIC Philharmonic Orchestra of London Friday 30 String Quartet Part of Greenwich Mozart MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Bakehouse, noon Festival, St Alfege 7.30 MUSIC Adam Taylor Piano. Charlton House 1 BARN DANCE Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Piano Trios Sunday 9 Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 COMEDY Good Mourning, Mrs Brown O2 2 CONCERT Michael Ball, Alfie Boe Greenwich MUSIC National Jazz Youth Orch Academy Music Time Festival, Old Royal Naval College Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 TALK Finding Life Among The Stars IN RUSSIAN Kapusnic London Theatre 7 Royal Observatory 6.30 MUSIC Ghazal Bahaar Indig02 MUSIC Blackbriar Gobal Fusion Music & Arts TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 event, Mycenae House 7.30


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FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 11

FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre TALK Richard Buchanan: Cables At Telcon Greenwich Industrial History Soc, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 12

TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre MUSIC Chaka Khan Indig02 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 13

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre FOOTBALL Live Sixes O2 6.30 MUSIC Good Times 30th anniversary of Heart & Soul. Albany 7 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

Friday 14

MUSIC Moreira Nascimento Souza Song recital. Charlton House 1

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 FOOTBALL Live Sixes O2 6.30 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre COMEDY Rob Broderick, Elf Lyons Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 JAZZ Barbara Snow Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 PLAY Blower’s Ark Bob Hope Theatre 7.30

Saturday 15

FOOTBALL Live Sixes O2 11.30, 6 PLAY Blower’s Ark Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.30 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 3, 7.30 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre COMBAT Muay Thai Indig02 COMEDY Mark Dolan, Red Richardson Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 DANCE CAT End Of Year Show Laban 7.30 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30

Sunday 16

CULTURE G’wich World Festival Eltham Palace FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 MUSIC Belvedere Concert Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre

Monday 17

FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 18

FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre OPERA The Enchanted Bullets Blackheath Halls 7 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 19

TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre OPERA The Enchanted Bullets Blackheath Halls 7 PLAY Hamlet Severndroog Castle 7.15 MUSIC blink-182 O2 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 20

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre MUSIC blink-182 O2 FILM/PLAY Millennium Approaches From NT Greenwich Picturehouse 7 COMEDY Robert White, Edd Hedges Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30

Friday 21

OPERA The Old Maid & The Thief St Alfege 1 MUSIC Sacha Rattle Clarinet recital

Charlton House 1 TALK Bee Informed – Caiirus Chickey. Friends Friday. Bakehouse Theatre £5 (Friends of Age Exchange FREE) 1pm FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre OPERA The Enchanted Bullets Blackheath Halls 7 COMEDY Paul McCaffrey, Angela Barnes Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 7.30 DANCE Graduate School Showcase Laban 7.30 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30

Saturday 22

FUNDRAISER Mencap 10k, 5k, 1k charity run. Greenwich Park. £10. 9.30. mencap.org.uk COURSE Gods & Heroes Queen’s House 10.30 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 2.30 PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 3, 7.30 MUSIC Hola! London O2 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre COMEDY Andrew Lawrence, Saskia Preston Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 MUSIC CD Launch & Finale Greenwich Mozart Festival, St Alfege 7.30

Sunday 23

FAMILY Summer Parksfest Mycenae Hs, all day FAMILY Community Fun Day Global Fusion Music and Arts event, Charlton Park OPERA The Enchanted Bullets Blackheath Halls 2 MUSIC The Crystal Palace Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 FESTIVAL One-Hour Plays London Theatre PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Roop Kumar Rathod, Sunali Indig02 COMEDY Jan Ravens. Ken Chang Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30

Monday 24

COMEDY Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Daniel Cook Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 25

COMEDY John Robins, Chris Stokes Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 26

GREENWICH DANCES 2017 16 JUNE – 8 JULY

TALK Meet The Experts Queens House 1 TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 1.30 COMEDY Catriona Knox, Russell Layton Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms LITERATURE Claire Tomalin: Jane Austen - A Life Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 27

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 FILM/PLAY Perestroika From NT Greenwich Picturehouse 7 COMEDY Tom Allen, Phil Jerrod Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

Immerse yourself in dance this summer, with performances and free outdoor events across the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Friday 28

VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 MUSIC Clare Deniz Cello recital Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 COMEDY Jayde Adams, Sarah Keyworth Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC Cheng Yu Global Fusion Music and Arts event. Mycenae House 7.30

Limited number of £1 tickets for Royal Borough of Greenwich residents: call 020 8293 9741 to book.

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Saturday 29

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 COMEDY Samantha Baines, Alice Marshall

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PLAY Chinese Whispers Greenwich Th 5 FOOTBALL Live Sixes O2 5.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 COMEDY Felicity Ward, Masud Milas Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 DANCE CAT End Of Year Show Laban 7.30 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30

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UP THE CREEK: Low-Tide Walk at Creekside Discovery Centre Sat Aug 12 Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 MUSIC Céline Dion O2 PLAY We Live By The Sea Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30

Sunday 30

MUSIC Lewisham Concert Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 COMEDY Dan Antopolski, Mae Martin Cutty Sark studio theatre 7 MUSIC Céline Dion O2 MUSIC Greenwich Blues Band The Guard House, Woolwich Arsenal 7.30

Monday 31

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tues August 1 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 2

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Thursday 3

MUSIC Trinity Laban St Alfege 1.05 FILM/OPERA La Clemenza Di Tito Glyndebourne link-up. Greenwich Picturehouse 6 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

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Tuesday 15

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 16

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 17

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

Friday 18

TALK The Story Behind the Portrait Sally Ward. Friends Friday. Bakehouse Theatre £5 (Friends of Age Exchange FREE) 1pm MUSIC Jazz Night Oliver’s

Saturday 19 MUSIC Bros O2

Sunday 20

MUSIC Galaxy Big Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC Bros O2

Monday 21

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 22

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

MUSIC Jazz Night Oliver’s

Wednesday 23

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Saturday 5 Sunday 6

MUSIC The Lambeth Wind Orchestra Greenwich Park Bandstand 3

Monday 7

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 8

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 9

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 10

MUSIC Trinity Laban St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

Friday 11

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s MUSIC Trinity Laban St Alfege 1.05 LECTURE Professor Gerry Gilmore: Gaia Royal Observatory 7 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

Friday 25

VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30

Saturday 26

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4

Sunday 27

MUSIC Greenwich Concert Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC Greenwich Blues Band The Guard House, Woolwich Arsenal 7.30

Monday 28

MUSIC Jazz Night Oliver’s

MUSIC Mardi Gras Jazz Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3

FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter

Saturday 12 Sunday 13

MUSIC The South London Jazz Orchestra Greenwich Park Bandstand 3

Monday 14

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

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Wednesday 30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 31

MUSIC Trinity Laban St Alfege 1.05 FILM/PLAY Yerma Young Vic link-up. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Icarus Club Pelton Arms 8

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