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Winter skating rink returns to Greenwich

Have an Ice day!

WE’RE guaranteed a white Christmas this year – an ice rink is coming back to Greenwich during an ambitious new festival here.

Throughout December, the historic Old Royal Naval College hosts the Greenwich Winter Time Festival, with entertainment, food, drink, and ice skating. It’s been 10 years since people could enjoy skating at the ORNC – S i r C h r i s t o p h e r Wr e n ’s masterpiece next to the Thames. Visitors are promised jugglers, magicians and seasonal food from independent producers, plus a chance to buy presents from designer stalls. Organisers say there’ll be a flying Father Christmas for kids plus singers including Martine McCutcheon and the The Puppini

ICE AGE: Skaters at ORNC back in 2007

Sisters – famous for their collaboration with Michael Bublé. Musicians form Greenwich’s world-renowned Trinty Laban conservatoire are collaborating too, with students composing music for the rink. Tickets for the Festival start at £15 for an adult and £8 for a child with skating and visits to Father Christmas extra. Info: www.greenwichwintertime.com


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ommon? or Heath? It’s the eternal question in Blackheath. And the debate has now broken out online. Facebook followers on Growing Up in Blackheath and Greenwich in the 1950s and 1960s are torn. Bob Land writes: “I don’t know if I really should say this or not but people are using the term Blackheath Common. Correct me if I am wrong, but if you plan to visit the place then you are going to Blackheath. If you are wandering around the shops there then you are in the Village, and if you are walking or sunning yourself on the large grassy area then you are on the Heath.” Hmm. Kathy O’Connell said: “If they dropped the Common bit and just said Blackheath a true local knows where Blackheath is.” Mark Helm chips in: “I couldn’t agree more.” “Snobs!” says Keith Daniels. James Wallace says, authoritatively: “According to the

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A to Z London Atlas, it’s known as Blackheath and not Blackheath Common! I hope that answers everyone’s questions.” Hang on… Carol Skingsley says: “I’m 59 and I grew up in Greenwich and have never known it as anything else but Blackheath Common.” So are you a Heathen or a Commoner? Tell us what you think: Email MattTheGreenwichVisitor.com

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rama in the campaign to save the majestic East Greenwich Gasholder. The knowledgable Greenwich Industrial History Society reports that it has “heard that there is an application to issue a certificate of immunity against listing on our great Gasholder in East Greenwich. There are, of course, some good reasons

pulled down one day and - hey ho!” Quite. The groups adds: “We don’t know who has put this application in but we would urge anyone interested to immediately contact Sebastian.Fry@ HistoricEngland.org.uk and put your views – whether you are for it or against. You need to do this NOW.” rganiser Cass Randolph can be forgiven if she had a few sleepless nights before last month’s five-night Greenwich Comedy Festival...she gave birth to her second child only two weeks before the opening night. “I should have learnt my lesson after having my first child just a month before the festival in 2014,” she tells us. “There’s no such thing as maternity leave when you’re running your own festival.” e love the wooden works of art up for auction here this month (see P3). Proceeds are for charity, so invest if you can. After all, one good turn deserves another.

why listing isn’t always a good idea – particularly for such a large structure which would need alteration if it is to have a viable future. In its present state it would cost a fortune to maintain and have no useful purpose. However, if it cannot be listed then it can just be

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Why is Greenwich called Royal Greenwich? We have in the 114-year-old tunnel...including relations 1,000 years of Royal links – Henry VIII and Elizabeth between pedestrians and cyclists. A friends group I were born here and christened at St Alfege Church. Fogwoft has pushed the Council for improvements. Their palace, Placentia, was here. In fact Elizabeth Lifts were said to be working better and online lift played under the oak that bears her name in alerts and a new interactive movement Greenwich Park, one of London’s eight management system were being Royal Parks. Queen Elizabeth II granted trialled. But a lift failed recently us Royal Status in February 2012 to with users trapped inside. We’re mark those links. always keen to hear your reenwich isitor experiences of it. Email your I read that Greenwich is a World thoughts to Matt@ Heritage Site? Yes, it won World TheGreenwichVisitor.com Heritage Site status 20 years ago – one of only 29 in the UK which Is anyone using the cable car means our treasures are so good, yet? Cheek! The Emirates Air they’re protected by the United Line isn’t much use for getting Nations. about – although we’re assured some people use it to commute to Greenwich Market is famous isn’t it? work – and often shuts in high Yes, it’s one of the oldest in London. winds, but it is a futuristic attraction There’s been a market here since the 1300s we love. It’s a great way to get to The – and a year ago the Duke of York officially unveiled a major renovation. A new smaller Pavilion Crystal at Royal Victoria Dock, where technology Market caters for street food fans while the main one giant Siemens’ has built a showacase about life in concentrates on arts, crafts, designer-makers and future cities. Fascinating stuff, collectibles. Greenwich Market is open seven days a We’re visiting. What should we do today? You’ve week from November 27 to Christmas Eve, with 150 picked up a Greenwich Visitor – good start. Next visit Christmas-themed stalls offering unique hand-crafted the Tourist Information Centre. It’s award-winning and designed gifts and stocking-fillers, handmade staff are in the Discover Greenwich centre inside the jewellery, fashion and beauty treats plus festive food Old Royal Naval College. Get advice, buy tickets for and drink. And there are late night markets on boats, tube, DLR, rail, buses and coaches, book tours, December 6,13 and 20 till 8pm. There’s an extra St buy tickets for London attractions. Alfege Market– next to the historic church – every Are museums free? Yes – except the Fan Museum, weekend too. Kids can visit Father Christmas and his which has no public funding but has a world-leading elf in his Grotto at 7 Greenwich Market from collection of fans. And the Wernher Collection of art Wednesday December 13 to Christmas Eve (12.30- at Ranger’s House, run by English Heritage. There 5.50). The event raises funds for Greenwich and are some paid for shows at the National Maritime Bexley Community Hospice. Museum. You’ll need to pay to stand on the Meridian Is the Foot Tunnel working yet? There was a badly Line inside the Royal Observatory too. And it’s 20p handled £11.4m refurb in 2012, but problems persist to use the loos in Greenwich Park!

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SO you think Greenwich’s history is all about Kings and Queens? We also have an amazing industrial history. And in fact the two are closely linked. Henry VIII set up not only the basis for the Dockyards – and the Royal Navy – at Deptford, but also laid the foundations of our entire national armaments industry here with the Royal Armoury and the Great Barn. Greenwich was industrialised early. A 12th Century tide mill was excavated a couple of years ago to prove it. Industry here was innovative. We had the first centralised Power Station and the biggest gas holder – Greenwich Visitor readers will know that the structure is under threat. The birthplace of modern telecommunications is at Enderby Wharf where the cables on the world’s ocean sea bed were built and dispatched from. Visit any local museum and the chances are it will prominently feature proudly their Greenwich built Merryweather fire engine, made here. With the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich we had the biggest, and most innovative workplace that ever was. And there is lots and lots more. But as a Borough and a community we have been very good at turning our backs on all this achievement. The Greenwich Industrial History does its best to remedy that. Our next meeting is on October 10 at 7.30pm in the Age Exchange Bakehouse in Bennett Park – just around the corner from the Age Exchange shop). If you are interested in our industrial history or have concerns about aspects of it that need protecting come along. We have slots for you to put your case. If you can’t make it get in touch online. Our history needs preserving – this is your chance to help. Info: greenwichindustrial history.blogspot.co.uk MARY MILLS

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PIECES MADE FROM FALLEN TREES WILL HELP CHARITY BOWLED BID: Work made from Greenwich Park timber by Michael Maisey, seen at work below

A Fest of jazz this Oktober THERE’S jazz and Halloween high jinks this autumn as musician David Silk launches another Oktoberfest. Highlights include a night of jazz with Earl Okin, Annie DehaneySteven, Kaz McColl, Phil Mead and David on bass as Mycenae House – with its fine acoustics and grand piano donated by Marksons of Lewisham – is turned into an intimate jazz club on October 13. There are regular Sunday jazz sessions at The Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath. You can take part in an open mic masterclass at the Colfeian Grounds in Eltham on Thursday October 19. Oktoberfest launches further afield, with ace American clarinettist Ken Peplowski, Julian Stringle and Craig Milverton at the Ship Theatre, Sevenoaks on October 1. There’s a Jazz Supper at the famous Mermaid Inn, Rye, on October 26. And Halloween train trips for families on the Kent and East Sussex Railway from Tenterden on October 26 and 27. A month after an acclaimed Riverfront Jazz Festival, Dave says: ”Oktoberfest offers an exotic mix of events to delight and scare you! Come and join us.” Info: jazznights.co.uk & theblackvelvetclub.co.uk

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Works of wooden art turned from fallen timber have been created for a charity auction. STAR TURN: Blackheath woodturner Michael at his lathe Michael Maisey has produced 15 pieces. Thirteen other nationally Greenwich Gallery “ I ’ m h o p i n g t h e contrast with the acclaimed wood artists Oct 30 to Nov 7 professionals is not have created works too. too humiliating.” And Greenwich artist Park Peter Kent – renowned for ar Tavern M aGreenwich falg Tra nager Graham his topographical Thames ink Nov 17 Dear said: “For years drawings – decorated a Horse I’ve put aside interesting Chestnut urn in his unique style. and rare pieces of timber You can see the art – and place a bid – at The Greenwich Gallery, in Peyton from the Park when a tree blows over or Place, from Monday October 30 to has to be felled because of disease. “There’s some really unusual timber, Tuesday November 7 (9.30-5.30 weekdays; 12-4 weekends) and online. such as the Californian Laurel or Also on display and up for auction Headache tree which is not easy to get will be A2-sized framed photographs of hold of. It’s great to see it used so beautifully for a good cause, and to see trees in the Park by Vivien Davies. The auction is at The Trafalgar traditional skills being kept alive.” Michael is chairman of Freedom Tavern in Gr e e n wi c h o n Fr i d a y From Torture. It helps UK survivors of November 17 (7.30pm). Michael said: “We are using only torture with counselling, group therapy timber from Greenwich Park and have and ongoing support. distributed it from Devon to Yorkshire.” Info: www.thegreenwichgallery.com www.freedomfromtorture.org The retired medical Professor joked:

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

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Laban theatre’s adventurous autumn dance programme gets underway with this dynamic, highly physical two-hander by The Farm which explores issues in today’s business world – macho posturing, ageing and the glorification of achievement. A visceral as well as an artistic treat. Oct 3 & 4

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the heart of our communities returns to Deptford with a Vietnamese Moon Festival in and around the Albany and a day of watery fun down the road at the National Maritime Museum which includes a visit by CBeebies’ Capt Barnacles. Oct 7&8

WESTCOMBE WOODLANDS

Here’s a chance to marvel at one of the jewels in Greenwich’s already-sparkling crown. Volunteers will guide you among trees displaying their autumn finery into shady glades which become carpets of flowers in the spring. A must for anyone who loves nature and secret places. Oct 8

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Award-winning Penny Ashton pays homage to Jane Austen’s matchless characters in this new musical which arrives at Greenwich Theatre having already won rave reviews in her native New Zealand as well as on a world tour that has so far taken in Australia and Canada. Sounds a joy. Oct 12-14

SHAPESHIFTER

This terrific Trinity Laban ensemble, conducted by Matthew Corey, take the stage at Blackheath Halls to tackle works by two giants of contemporary classical music. City Life is Steve Reich’s hymn to New York while De Staat is a composition by Louis Andriessen inspired by Plato’s Republic. Oct 19

SIREN

The fabulous Michael Edwards studio theatre deep amidships in the Cutty Sark is the intimate setting for a new play, written and performed by comic David Elms, about what it is to be desired – and heard. Elms also wrote the music for the show. It promises to be an extraordinary event. Oct 20

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

The Albany presents a modern parable about the teenage son of an immigrant who meets a church leader’s daughter and discovers that the main thing they have in common is a sense of guilt. A fascinating look at how we face past mistakes and try to put them behind us. Oct 20 & 21

A WHITE MAN’S TALE

Forty years ago cops fought running battles with demonstrators outraged by a far-right march through multicultural Lewisham. This play, by local writer Andy Rothery and staged by the London Theatre in New Cross, focuses on the policeman in charge of keeping order that day. Oct 24-28

LEA ANDERSON

This Greenwich Dance presentation at Borough Hall is the only London date on the UK tour of Ladies And Gentlemen, a surreal and witty show inspired by music hall which has been universally praised for Anderson’s riveting choreography and the consummate skills of her cast. Oct 27

FAYE PATTON

Brilliant nu jazz singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist brings her quartet to Greenwich to play a selection of self-penned tunes and standards at Oliver’s. If you’ve never heard her, one critic summed her up perfectly by describing her as a cross between Billie Holiday and Laura Nyro. Oct 27

Stella line-up at Elthamread Author launches month of reading

WRITER Stella Duffy launched a month-long town-wide book club – with hundreds of people reading her own novel. Stella – born in Woolwich – was at Eltham Library to launch Elthamreads, a project designed to “make as many people possible aware of the power of books.” OPEN BOOK: Her novel London Lies Eltham Library Stella at launch with Beneath is the story of three & other venues Eltham MP Clive Efford south London 12-year-olds – Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak – who Throughout join the Scouts and go on in illElthamread Book Quiz – a test of October fated sailing expedition on the knowledge about Eltham and Thames in 1912. books at the GPO Pub – on October Their social class is background to the 30 (8pm) tragic tale which reflects the early days of the Librarian Miriam Storey said: “We are scouting, mudlarking, street markets, and thrilled to be hosting Elthamread for the family life before the Great War. second year. The launch was a great Elthamreads is organised by Wendy Moore morning and was well attended. – a journalist and best-selling author. Events “We hope to see lots of people coming in include a Fun Palace at the Library with arts, to borrow the book and enjoy our events.” crafts and writing events all day on October Find out more about the project – and how 7. Stella will discuss her book there on to join in – at www.elthamread.co.uk. Or October 24 (7pm).And there’s the Big call Library staff on 020 8921 3452.

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PUT your pet’s foot forward for a charity walk by the Thames with a difference... Chris Wood is walking the length of the river from Cricklade to the Thames Barrier in 15 stages – with 15 different dogs. And he’ll be in Greenwich on October 15– and you can bring your pet to join him. “All leggy creatures qualify,” he says. “The idea is to to get 500 legs walking. “If one person arranges a sponsored walk with a dog that’s six legs. If you add a parrot its eight legs. “We will be keeping a running total of the number of legs signed up on our social media channels. Chris is a trustee of Mast Cell Action which promotes awareness, diagnosis and treatment for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) where people suffer violent reactions to the most basic activities like eating or exercise. Chris said:“As well as fundraising, I hope to inspire and encourage others to set up their own walks. It needn’t be a long walk. An afternoon stroll in the country, round a park or even walking the kids to their grandparents will do. The legs will quickly mount up.” Follow Chris’s progress at www.500legs.blogspot.co. uk and catch up with him if you can. Info: www. mastcellaction .org/500legs Donate: www. mydonate.bt.com/ fundraisers/chriswood4

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DESIGNER GREENWICH BACKING: Launch at Festival

Woolwich bid to be London culture capital

THIS is how a new Design District on Greenwich Peninsula will look. Developers Knight Dragon have unveiled “London’s first purposebuilt district designed for the creative industries.” Its promises that its 16 buildings will b e a b as e f o r 1,800 of London’s creatives at “affordable rents” starting from £10 per square foot for workshop space and averaging £25 per square foot. The car-free Design District – next to The O2 and North Greenwich tube station – is part of Knight Dragon’s £8.4billion plan to “transform” the Peninsula over the next 20 years. It is building 5,720 new homes in seven new neighbourhoods next

to the Thames. The plans include a three cornered Tri-scraper with homes, retail and office space in each tower. It says design, art, technology, craft, music, food and digital creatives should be able to move in to the new design district by early 2020. It explains: “Open workshops and studios are set around a series of courtyards and a central public square, in a fully pedestrianised quarter with a transparent market hall at its centre. “Visitors will also be able to explore open house workshops, rooftop terraces and basketball court and retail design studios with rotating work from the district on

display.” Knight Dragon chief executive Richard Margree said: “Creativity is what drives forward any thriving city. The Peninsula presents a unique chance to create a new permanent district designed by creatives for creatives. “At the very centre of this new community will be artists mixing with start-ups, mixing with independent market traders and design companies, large and small; everyone is welcome. “We want a real mix of companies to come and to take over the place.” Tell us what you think of the plans: email Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com

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WOOLWICH aims to be the new cultural capital of London. A campaign was launched during last month’s Woolwich Festival to win money from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to turn the once industrial town into a leading arts area. The aim is to give more opportunities for people to get involved in “shaping and participating in” cultural life, involving young people, recognising its “rich, vibrant, multi-cultural place” and celebrating the interesting places and spaces across the borough. Greenwich Council has teamed up with Greenwich Docklands Festivals to bid for the title – and £1million in funding – in 2019 or 2020. Council Leader Denise Hyland said: “We want to work harder than ever to establish the Royal Borough as the definitive cultural destination not just for London but for the nation. Info: www.london.gov.u

WOLF WELCOME: Zachariah with Wolves’ director of basketball Dale Ryan

Zachariah signs for pro basketball club WHEN he lost his place in the school football team at 13, Zachariah Noble didn’t give up on his sporting dream... He tried basketball – and has just signed

his first professional contract with Worcester Wolves in the British Basketball League. At 6ft 5in his role is Shooting Guard – so he’s the man the team relies on to score most of its points. Zachariah, 20, from Eltham, said: “Being able to play with the Worcester Wolves team at such a young age is an incredible opportunity, which I am proud and extremely grateful to be a part of. I can’t wait to start the hard work when the season begins.” He explained: “I got into it because my mum wanted to find something else for me to play

because I was upset at being dropped from my primary school football team. “I tried it once and found out that I was surprisingly good at shooting and found something that I was naturally gifted at, and I haven’t looked back since.” Zachariah is studying for an HND in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at University of Worcester, which owns the club, as well as training and playing matches across the country. He has also had support from the GLL Sports Foundation and Starting Blocks – a Greenwich Council initiative to help promising sports stars of the future. Mum Kirsty Davide said: “I hope Zachariah’s story will encourage young players to follow their dreams.”

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LIFE IN with GAYNOR WINGHAM elthamarts@aol.co.uk @ElthamArts

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hat would you like to see happen in Passey Place, the pedestrian area at the heart of Eltham High Street? We have been running events in Passey Place for several years. But now it’s been redeveloped with more space, seats and trees. Traders and residents have all been thinking about how it can be used and managed. There is even a Facebook group for Eltham SE9 with lots of ideas and comments. o, what would YOU like to see there? A monthly food market? Music events? Busking? Open air art exhibitions? Charity fundraising events? Christmas carols and charity stalls? Trade stalls? A permanent market woldn’t be welcomed by most people, and it’s clear that Greenwich Council and local police need to discourgae anti-social behaviour and parking. Many people seem to think a Passey Place User Group should be set up, involving businesses, current users and potential users so the community can share and enjoy the space. It’s an exciting time! here have been lots of opportunities over the last few months for the community to get together and have a good time. The Severndroog Castle Open House and Autumn Fayre last month was a wonderful example. With a chance to climb to the top of the castle and enjoy music HIGH JINKS: and stalls, there were crowds Families enjoy of people at the event. Well Severndroog done all! Open Day yborne Primary School in New Eltham had a Diversity project thissummer. As part of it, they called people together to the new ELTHAM sign for a photo opportunity. How lovely to see local kids proud of the sign and their community. ob Hope Theatre events are now back on track. October sees a range of shows – one not to be missed is the popular Folk and Blues night in the bar on October 9. They are also booking for the popular post-Christmas panto. It’s Cinderella this year so make sure of your tickets now. hat do walls mean to you? Does a building inspire you? Do you face emotional barriers? Are walls all about graffiti – politics or culture? Turn your thoughts into words in Writing On A Wall –part of an exciting multimedia project run by Eltham Arts. Short stories of up to 300 words and poems of 30 lines can be entered. There are categories for all age groups with prizes to be won on World Book Night, next April 23 at the Eltham Centre. Interest is building well and the closing date is the end of February so there’s plenty of time to take part. We want as many people as possible to join in. So do look on our website and follow our social media for updates. Have fun in October and make the most of this wonderful community!

THE CHOIR WHO: NHS Singers join headliners Travis

IT RAINED and it shone again… but the fourth OnBlackheath has been hailed another winner by fans, foodies and organisers. Travis reprising their classic The Man Who album on Saturday night – joined on stage by Lewisham-based The NHS Choir – and The Libertines rocked through the rain on Sunday. While Pete Doherty and Carl Barrat joked about being fined £1,000 for every cigarette they lit – although the rain did its best to help keep the cost down – I headed under cover to watch Chris Holland with a fabulous set, writes LYDIA FITZPATRICK. The brilliant keyboard player and his band were joined by an array of talented guests including local Nine Below Zero hero Dennis Greaves and truly brilliant south east Londoner Joel Culpepper with a storming version of Purple Rain – my own

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MEXICAN RAVE: Mariachi in action WILD TIME: Lad has face painted

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MEXICAN RAVE: Mariachi in action

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O n B l a c k h e a t h h i g h l i g h t . KT Tunstall’s luminous eye shadow helped her shine, while Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan was supremely cool – if he was told not to swear it only encouraged him! Eclectic entertainment stretched from the exuberant Mariachis’ cover of Wonderwall to the Cuban Brothers’ costume-switching, break-dancing, strip-teasing antics. A special mention must go to the excellent London Soul Choir who opened the main stage on Sunday with George Michael’s Everything She Wants and Freedom and a wonderful version of Chaka Khan’s

Ain’t Nobody to prepare us for an uplifting day of music. There was fabulous local flavour to food events too, writes SOLANGE BERCHEMIN, curated by our Masterchef favourite Tony Rodd. Tony’s demo was a plate of lamb that looked stunning and so easy… although John Lewis had kitted the tent with lots of helpful gadgets! His fellow Masterchef finalists Emma Spitzer and Saliha Mahmood Ahmed demoed “inherited dishes” – Emma a Chicken Shawarma; Saliha a fish curry. Both attracted good crowds and the free John Lewis cookery lessons went down well too. My gripes? Pricey Meantime beer only. And John Lewis’ VIP area not leting me in…what’s the world coming to? Terry Felgate –

one of the team that founded the event – told The Greenwich Visitor: “It was a shame about Sunday’s weather, but this didn’t appear to have any impact on attendance and The Libertines held the crowd until the very end. “We were very pleased to have a strong local element across all areas. We had Blackheath resident Tony Rodd, Brockley’s Kate Tempest on the main stage, and ex Goldsmiths student Julian Clary taking part in the story-telling tent. “I was particularly pleased with the awareness and anticipation I felt from the community here in the months leading up to it. It does seem to be an event welcomed by the majority of residents. “We’ll listen to feedback and address it wherever we can for 2018.” FAIR AMOUNT OF FUN: OnBlackheath entertainment

A REMARKABLE theatre company glorying in the name of Oily Cart have won wide acclaim for their work with children who are deafblind, on the autistic spectrum or have profound learning difficulties. I saw them at the Albany where they presented their take on Coleridge’s great poem Kubla Khan – and I can say without fear of contradiction that all the praise is richly deserved. The performance I saw was tailored to suit kids on the spectrum and for 55 minutes the six primary school children sat spellbound as they were taken on a boat journey to Xanadu along the river Alph which ran, as the poem says, through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea. Along the way the youngsters and their carers sat in front of a water-feature that let them feel the voyage, sluicing their hands in water at times warm, icy, sandy and scented. The travellers also found themselves having to take shelter from rain, thunder and clouds of tiny bubbles before reaching their destination and meeting the emperor himself. In a final magical touch, the great Khan delivered a personalised tribute and a medal to each child. It was moving and inspiring in equal measure – and the youngsters were exuberant. The show, written and directed by Tim Webb and produced in association with the charity Sense, was as wonderful as anything I’ve seen. And it was beautifully acted by the cast of of Griff Fender, Stephanie Rutherford – who also plays a mean trombone – and Katherine Gray. They were brilliantly accompanied on electric sitar, tablas and gong by Sheema Mukherjee playing a score composed by Max Reinhardt. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch the show it will be back next year. Info: www.oilycart.org.uk MILES HEDLEY More Reviews - Page 14

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100s make Street Fans big success FAN CLUB: Event at Greenwich Market

HUNDREDS of people have tried making fans for the first time during a link-up with street artists and our unique Fan Museum. It has taken classes to the people in its Street Fans season – at Greenwich Market and the University of Greenwich so far. Street Fans was crowdfunded by £14,000 of your donations so artists including RUN, C215, Nathan Bowen, Dale Grimshaw and Sr.X can team up with master fanmaker Sylvain Le Guen for the unique partnership. Curator Jacob Moss said: “The shows have been going very well so far. “We’ve had very successful partnership events at which over 100 people learnt the rudiments of fan making and enjoyed meeting some of the amazing artists participating in the exhibition. “We’re heading to Lewisham Southwark College next for more workshops and a special Q&A with Europe’s leading contemporary fan maker Sylvain.” Street Fans runs until New Year’s Eve at the museum, housed in two Georgian townhouses in Crooms Hill. The Fan Museum opened in 1991 and has more than 5,000 items – including an Elizabethan fan dating from around 1590 and ones by Salvador Dali and Paul Gaugin. Info: www.thefanmuseum.org.uk STRIKING: Fan by street artist Lily Mixe

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SURVIVOR FROM BLACKHEATH LAUNCHES UK CHARITY YOU’VE heard of Red Nose Day... welcome to Red Trouser Day!

It’s a day of events across the country to raise money and awareness to fight bowel cancer. Red Trouser Day – on October 19 – is the creation of Paul Finch, from Blackheath who survived the disease despite huge odds. He was at first given only a 10 per cent chance of living for another five years. But thanks to experts at the Royal Marsden Hospital, businessman Paul made a full recovery to 99 per cent – without even needing major life-changing bowel surgery. He had several chemotherapy treatments, six weeks of radiotherapy and a major lung operation because the disease was likely to have spread. Twelve weeks after the end of his treatment Red Trouser – and despite numb feet – he walked up Ben Nevis in the snow with his two sons. “It was only with access to the latest treatments that doctors were able to give me the all clear,” says Paul. “I started Red Trouser Day so that everyone can have the same access and chance that I had.” But why choose red trouses as a theme? Paul wore red trousers to a charity event after his recovery, and, he says, his children poked so much fun at him that he took up the challenge to create a whole day for wearing them – raising money and awareness for bowel cancer in the process. The colour reflects the fact that many people ignore the symptoms including marooncoloured poo – was born. “It may sound ridiculous” says Paul, “but our British squeamishness is actually putting lives at risk. The £25,000 that we raised last year for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity resulted in around 30 more patients going to their GP for checks. “For some of these patients we are hopeful that any disease was caught early or prevented. “This year we hope to raise £100,000 and help even more people.” Money raised from Red Trouser Day will help fund research into earlier ways of detecting colorectal cancer, funding technology in the operating theatre, including robotics and improving support for patients. The work is being done by the Clinical Research team at The Royal Marsden, and results will be published so it benefits bowel cancer patients everywhere. You can make a donation,run your own fund raising events and even Give As You Live while shopping online. Info: redtrouserday.co.uk

THE amateur theatre group banned from staging a Frankie Howerd tribute show has announced a new production. The Alexandra Players will perform Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings at their home – the Church Hall in Bramshot Avenue, Charlton. The show is “a farcical, black comedy about four days in the life of a dysfunctional family, starting on Christmas Eve.” It’s on from October 25-28 (7.30). Tickets are £9 (£8 cons) f r o m 0 7 8 6 7 6 2 7 9 8 7 o r alexandraplayers@gmail.com. Last month we told how Minister Andrew Willett said Up Pompeii! was “against the church’s family ethos” and barred it from the hall, which the group has used for 60 years.

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Crucial signs we should look for THE good news is that bowel cancer – also known as colorectal cancer – is very treatable with good rates of cure that are getting better. But the key is catching it early Colorectal cancer arises when normal cells begin to multiply out of control. This starts off after the formation of polyps in the bowel which can then become cancerous, and invade locally and spread to other organs. Symptoms of bowel cancer can be very subtle and hard to detect. They may have all or none of the following: Change in bowel habit – in particular a move towards being loose, which may include passing slime or mucus; Blood seen in the toilet or on wiping; Unexplained weight loss People aged 60-74 now receive a faecal occult blood kit on the NHS. If blood is found, then a colonoscopy is carried out in the next two weeks to look for any polyps or cancer. Your GP can also refer you to a hospital very quickly to see a specialist. Info: www.nhs.uk

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THERE are spooky goings on for children at Greenwich Market this month. Halloween Half term workshops will help them sew, paint and craft with its designer makers from Monday October 23 to 26 (10-5). They can make their own Halloween outfit with Miss Libby Rose at free sewing workshops on Friday October, 27 (12-6), when The Gore Store hosts scary face-painting, creeping story-telling, dancing and a freaky fashion show. The Market is warming up for Christmas too, with the traditional Children’s Lantern Procession and lights switch-on due on November 22 (4pm). Info: www.greenwich marketlondon.com

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WESTCOMBE Woodlands is a rarely explored but special place here – and this month you can take a look inside. The area – behind Westcome Park rail station – is open to the public on Sunday October 8 from 2pm to 5pm. Volunteers from its Friends group will show visitors around and answer any questions. The Friends say: “We hope there will be some apples and pears in the orchard and the two beehives will be completing their first season.” Info: www.westcombewoodlands.org

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CLASSIC thriller The 39 Steps is coming to the Bob Hope Theatre and you could star in it. It needs an upper class Richard Hannay “quite aware of how attractive he is” and two clowns. Plus a “versatile actress” to play three roles – an alluring German spy, a Scottish wife and the young heroine. Rehearsals begin in December for the show at the theatre in Eltham next March. Email simon@bobhope theatre. org.uk if you’d like to audition.


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takeaways Taste of India is top, then Saffron, Curry King(s), Bengal Spice and Spice of India. It’s no surprise that curry lovers have become familiar with certain names. There are 46 Taj Mahals restaurants plus 20 takeaways. Taste of India is the name for 38 restaurants and 30 takeaways. Saffron is also popular, with 26 restaurants and 28 takeaways. Other popular names just missing the Top 5 lists were Little India, Tandoori Night(s), Indian Ocean and a string with spice in their name – Spice of Life, Bombay Spice, Eastern Spice and Spice Village. But some owners go their own way...great names that stood out from the spice crowd include the Curry Fever Restaurant in Leicester, Curry Cottage at Lovers’ Leap in Derbyshire, Curryosity in Bradford, Curry on the Curve in Newport, Spice Entice in Cardiff and our own In’Delicious in Greenwich.

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SOMETIMES you don’t plan a And it’s a good example of an early 20th memorable food experience...it just Century boozer, with lovely glass and a huge, solid bar that says Lean on me. happens. If you trust your instincts. The Crown pub in Greenwich isn’t one of those tucked away gems, a secret you can let your friends in on. Like Trafalgar Road outside it’s in your face and you just can’t miss it (no matter how hard you try, in the case of the often traffic-choked thoroughfare). It was refurbished not too many years back – which rescued it from dark days when even people who were no angels feared to tread it’s characterful floorboards.

There’s a comfortable room beyond the bar itself, which has window seats where you can watch the world go by...and see how often pedestrians beat cards. And out the back, I discovered, there is now a reasonably sized beer garden. Until now the most striking thing about The Crown had been its’s paint job – a huge version of its name intergral to the paintwork of its walls. But, after dropping in for a swift pint (which turned out to be two pints of the excellent Adnams Ghost Ship it has on tap) while waiting for an offspring before heading into the East End for a curry I’d been planning for ages. At which point I discovered the new most striking thing about The Crown – it’s pizzas. Made on the spot by Wandercrust – a truckbased business which also plies its trade at weddings, festivals and parties and events. After meeting said offspring, we decided to eat there instead of heading East. Wise move. Our pizzas were fabulous. Just a pair of simple Margheritas (I’m afraid we avoided anything with a poorly punned name!). Fresh. Bubbly. Colourful. Piping hot. Lovely to touch and pick up and eat. Just floury enough. And just over a fiver each. Magnificent. Another pint of Adnams please. We’re here for the long haul. SIMON CLARK

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THE People vs Donald Trump, by American lawyer Mark Webb, was given its premiere by the tiny London Theatre in New Cross – and it made for a hugely enjoyable 70 minutes of satire that was often laughout-loud funny. Webb himself played the prosecutor confronting the President with charges of financial irregularities – which he then cleverly allowed Trump (an excellent Matt Shelton) to admit with brazen defiance. There were fabulous scenes throughout, not least the sequences featuring Trump with Vladimir Putin (wonderfully underplayed by Molly Merwin), his daughter Ivanka (Lucy Williams) or Attorney General Sessions (Emily Anne Strong). And there were a couple of surreal touches involving a Bugs Bunny cartoon and some beautiful ballet-dancing by Lauren O’Sullivan. Both interludes were eminently watchable but they added to the feeling that

THEY say people get more right-wing as they get older. But on the evidence of her gig at Mycenae House, legendary folkie Julie Felix seems to get more and more radical. Now in her 80th year, this UK-based half-Mexican expat Californian’s set raged against an increasingly mad world in general and Donald Trump in particular. She was particularly incensed by his kicking out Hispanic children born in the US and tearing up an international climate-change treaty. And she raged against his potentially cataclysmic war of words with North Korea, an appropriate outburst given that this was an International Day of Peace concert presented by local charity Global Fusion Music and Arts. Felix began her set with Judy Collins’ timeless Pack Up Your Sorrows before launching into two American classics, Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall and Woody Guthrie’s scathing Plane Wreck At Los Gatos. After movingly recalling her Mexican roots through songs like Solado de Levita she returned to the political arena with the anti-patriarchy anthems Sweet Sister Of Mine and The Burning Times. Felix revealed her own spiritual beliefs with Sally Pullinger’s In The Presence Of The Goddess and her selfpenned The Heron before singing a beautiful version of That‚‘s No Way To Say Goodbye in memory of the late Leonard Cohen, a friend for more than 50 years. She moved on to love song Wherever You Are, and led the audience singing the chorus of Children Of Abraham. She ended her brilliant set with Peace Is A River and an wonderful, elegiac cover of Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man. Earlier, folk duo The Kim#ARMINGTHEWORLD berleys had set the highquality tone for the evening with songs ranging from meSATIRE can be a powerful weapon in the dieval to modern times. right hands, as Stanley Kubrick’s amazing Isobel and Jim Kimbermovie Dr Strangelove proved. ley offered stunning takes on But it needs the precision of a smart AJ Morgan’s bomb if it’s to hit its target without The Whitsun causing collateral damage. Dance and So it was a brave of ice&fire The Incredand Teatro Vivo to present ible String Band’s Read Miles Hedley’s #Armingtheworld, a fury-driven Paintcomedy about Britain’s multi bilarts blog on ing Box as lion-pounds arms trade, in a sehedintheclouds. well as more ries of short, sharp outdoor shows ancient stanwordpress.com next to the Albany in Deptford. dards such as Derwentwater’s The production, written by ChrisFarewell, Elsie Marley, tine Bacon and Ben Chessell and directed Tam Lin and The Larks They by Sophie Austin, was timed to coincide Sang Melodious. with a huge international arms fair just But the highlight for me across the Thames at the ExCel centre. was their riveting interpretation of The Twa Corbies. And thanks to some clever writing, bril-

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liant costumes by Takis, neat staging and fine performances, it packed a real punch as it trod that dangerously fine line between explosive laughter and damp squib. Mensah Bediako was magnificently smug, patronising and sinister as the UK arms industry’s answer to Steve Bannon and he was ably supported by Rebecca Payton and Tom Ross-Williams as his loathsome sidekicks. And their acidic dialogue was more than matched by Samantha Lawson who played the Eurofighter Typhoon as a catwalk supermodel – an inspired decision – Jason Eddy as a death-dealing Parkway IV missile and Mark Stevenson as a canister of the latest, most savage form of CS riotcontrol gas. This was political theatre at its very best. More, please!

Seriously good night of reel Irish music IF you love Irish music – and I do – there was no better place to be than the recital room at Blackheath Halls to watch The London Lasses. The quintet, joined by pianist Chris O’Malley, rewarded a small but adoring crowd with two dozen songs in 90 minutes of musical magic. The setlist featured mournful airs such as The Sweet Flower Of Strabane and Slieve Gallion Braes, both beautifully sung by harpist Brona McVittie,

LONDON LASSES as well as laments and even a waltz or two. But the Lasses really came into their own with their repertoire of jigs and reels which they played in groups of three like traditional Bardic triads. Many were from their latest album The One I Loved The Best and the high-energy highlights included Farewell To Cailroe, Criocha na hAlban, The Red-Haired Girl, Flying Wheelchair, Inis

Bearachain and Scatter The Mud. It was breathlessly enjoyable. McVittie and her bandmates Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina) and Elma McElligott (flute, alto sax) – not to mention O’Malley – are all seriously good musicians. They are also seriously good entertainers. It’s a winning combination.

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October ILLUSTRATED TALK: John Ericson on Children’s Book art. Oct 26

Friday 6 MUSIC Patricia Auchterlonie Soprano recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC 112, Dru Hill, Sisqo, Ginuwine Indig02 DANCE Alexander Whitley Laban 7.30 PLAY Free To Stay Albany 7.30 PLAY One Man Two Guvnors Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Mickey Flanagan O2 PLAY Stolen Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Alex Western-King Quintet Oliver’s COMEDY Up The Creek CABARET Velma Celli Pelton Arms 9 Saturday 7 FAMILY Fun Palaces National Maritime Museum (Capt Barnacles 10.30, South London Samba 11, London International Choir 11.30, Olly Pike 12.15, Learn To Vogue 3.30, Closing Parade/Concert 4) COURSE Language Of Another World NMM 11 KIDS Billy Goats Gruff Blackheath Halls 11.30&3 FAMILY Batik-Inspired Drawing Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 CELEBRATION Creekside at 15 Creekside Discovery Centre 1.30-4.30 PLAY The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic

v Peterborough. The Valley 3 FILM/OPERA Norma Link to NY Met, Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 DANCE Alexander Whitley Laban 7.30 MUSIC Giants Of Lovers’ Rock Indig02 PLAY One Man Two Guvnors Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet Blackheath Halls 7.30 www.haventstoppeddancingyet.co.uk MUSIC Nubiyan Twist Albany 7.30 PLAY Stolen Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 COMEDY Mickey Flanagan O2 JAZZ Luna Cohen Quartet Oliver’s COMEDY Up The Creek MUSIC Lady Lucky Lexy Pelton Arms 9 CLUBBING TwiceasNice Building Six Sunday 8 CELEBRATION Fun Palaces: Moon Festival Deptford Lounge and Albany from 10.30 MUSIC James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook Blackheath Halls 11 FAMILY Batik-Inspired Drawing Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 FAMILY Open Day Westcombe Woods, Vanbrugh Hill 2-5 MUSIC King Size Slim Pelton Arms 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY Stolen Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 Monday 9 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor

Blackheath Halls 10.30am PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 10 FILM/OPERA Norma Link to NY Met, Greenwich Picturehouse, noon MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TALK Black Tudors Queens House 6 PLAY Nocturnes Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Lady Antebellum O2 THEATRE Jump Out of Skin Zuza Ferenczova, GLYPT Woolwich at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington. Mon-Fri 7.45. Sat: 2 & 7.45. Sun 5.30 (BSL interpreted) £12/£10 Till Oct 15 DISCUSSION Greenwich Industrial History GIHS, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Simon Purcell Oliver’s Wednesday 11 FILM/PLAY Coriolanus Link to RSC, Greenwich Picturehouse 7 SPOKEN WORD Stephen H Grant: Collecting Shakespeare Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 12 LECTURE Wrecks Of Erebus & Terror NMM 11 MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars St Alfege 1.05 PARENTS Bach To Baby Mycenae House 4 MEETING Greenwich Tinnitus Support Group Dragonfly Lifestyle, Greenwich Market 6.30 MUSICAL Promise & Promiscuity Greenwich Theatre 7.30 SPOKEN WORD Chill Pill Albany 7.30 MUSIC 3 Degrees, Jaki Graham Indig02 HALOWEEN Ghost Tour Greenwich Tour Guides Assn. £10 (15+) 7.30. Must book: 07575 772298 DANCE Hagit Yakira Laban 7.30 MUSIC Guillermo Rozenthuler Buenos Aires Café, Nelson Road, Greenwich 7.30 TALK Steven Foxon: GPO Film Unit St Mary’s Halls, Cresswell Park, Blackheath 020 8297 1937 MUSICAL Mr Cinders Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 THEATRE To Helen Back Albany 7.45 JAZZ Malcolm Earle-Smith Oliver’s Friday 13 MUSIC Trinity Laban Vocal Chamber Concert Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 DANCE Is This A Waste Land? Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Silvertown Quays 5 MUSIC Sarah McQuaid Cutty Sark 7.15 MUSIC Berlinda Carlisle Indig02 MUSICAL Mr Cinders Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Impractical Jokers O2 MUSIC Trinity Laban Sinfonia Wind & Strings Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Quirky Songs Mycenae House 7.30 COMEDY Up The Creek MUSICAL Promise & Promiscuity Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Bruno Heinen Quartet Oliver’s MUSIC Fighting Caravans Pelton Arms 9 Saturday 14 SALE Books, Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 CELEBRATION Diwali NMM 11.30-4 TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 COME & SING Fauré Requiem Open to all St Margaret’s, Lee Terrace 2-5. Info: 07986 582844 or blackheathcentreforsinging.com FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers. The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Old Albanian Well Hall 3 DANCE Is This A Waste Land? Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Silvertown Quays 5 FILM/OPERA The Magic Flute Link to NY Met, Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC Afrobeats 4 All Albany 7 MUSIC J Cole O2 MUSIC John Tams, Barry Coope Cutty Sark 7.15 MUSICAL Promise & Promiscuity Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Mickey Flanagan O2 MUSICAL Mr Cinders Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Up The Creek MUSIC The Peas Pelton Arms 9 JAZZ Aisling Quartet Oliver’s Sunday 15 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 11 FAMILY Apple Day Woodlands Farm 11-4 FAMILY Horn Fair Charlton House DANCE Is This A Waste Land? Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Silvertown Quays 5 MUSIC Emanuele Fizzotti Trio Pelton Arms 6 POETRY LGBT South Open Mic Albany 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC J Cole O2

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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

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MARKETS Greenwich Market: 10-5.30. Sat and Sun: Arts & crafts, food, fresh produce. Tues, Wed: Food, fresh produce, homewares. Thurs: food, antiques & collectables, crafts. Fri: Food, arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles Greenwich Vintage Market: 8am-6 Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Moonlight market 8am-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: Astronomy Photographer Of The Year. rmg.co.uk Fan Museum: Street Art Fans, till Jan 31. Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk Old Royal Naval College: Discovery Centre, daily. ornc.org Blackheath Halls: Art exhibition: Rebecca Walker. Nov 2-Dec 5. Daily in café/bar. 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, till 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 Stephen Lawrence Gallery: Diversity+Inclusivity By Design, till Nov 21. 10 Stockwell St SE10 9BD. 020 8331 9954 WALKS Greenwich Guided Walks: Local experts. Walks daily at 12 and 2.15 from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre. £8, £7 cons. Greenwich Tour Guides Association 07575772298 guides@greenwichtours.co.uk Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. richs@onetel.com Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. dotmakertours.co.uk FAMILY ACTIVITIES National Maritime Museum: Explore Saturdays. Free. Performance and storytelling for over-5s from noon. Discover Sundays. Free. Activities for families from 11.30. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30

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Monday 16 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10.30am MUSIC J Cole O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 17 MUSIC Svyatoslav Antipov, Angela Pagan Piano recital, ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Neil Diamond O2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 FILM White Fang Cutty Sark 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Steve Elliott Album Launch Oliver’s Wednesday 18 MUSIC Emeli Sandé O2 SPOKEN WORD African Night GFMA Event Mycenae House 7 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms MUSICAL Made In Dagenham Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 19 LECTURE Between The Flow Edge & The Boardroom National Maritime Museum 11 MUSIC Alexander Arenare, Ara Vartevanian Piano recital, St Alfege 1.05 DANCE Tomorrow’s Stars Today Laban 7.30 MUSIC Neil Diamond O2 MUSIC Corina Piatti Buenos Aires Café, Nelson Road, Greenwich 7.30 PLAY Kwaidan Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Shapeshifter Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSICAL Made In Dagenham Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s 9 Friday 20 MUSIC Juan Garcia Harp recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 DANCE Is This A Waste Land? Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Silvertown Quays 5 PLAY Siren Cutty Sark 7.15 DANCE Tomorrow’s Stars Today Laban 7.30 PLAY Out Of The Darkness Albany 7.30 BOXING Hayemaker Ringstar Night Indig02 PLAY Kwaidan Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSICAL Made In Dagenham Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY Up The Creek MUSIC The Konks Pelton Arms 9 JAZZ Pixie & The Gypsies Oliver’s Saturday 21 COURSE Franklin’s Arctic Exploration National Maritime Museum 11 KIDS The Steadfast Tin Soldier Blackheath Halls 11.30, 3 MUSICAL Made In Dagenham Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 KIDS The Dream Factory Greenwich Theatre studio 2.30, 4.30 RUGBY Blackheath v DMP Well Hall 3 DANCE Is This A Waste Land? Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Silvertown Quays 5 PLAY Out Of The Darkness Albany 7.30 COMEDY Mickey Flanagan O2 MUSIC Squeeze Indig02 PLAY Kwaidan Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Up The Creek MUSIC Punk night Pelton Arms 9 JAZZ Maciek Pysz Oliver’s Sunday 22 KIDS The Dream Factory Greenwich Theatre Studio 11, 2.30 KIDS Aleena’s Garden Albany 1, 3 FILM/BALLET Le Corsaire Link to Bolshoi, Greenwich Picturehouse 4 DANCE Is This A Waste Land?

Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Silvertown Quays 5 MUSIC Bill, Saxby & Dan Pelton Arms 6 MUSIC 60s Gold Indig02 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Metallica O2 MAGIC Luke Jermay Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Monday 23 KIDS Out Of This World Age 7+ Royal Obs 10 HALLOWEEN Half Term Workshops Greenwich Market 10-5 (till Oct 26) FAMILY Lost At Sea Cutty Sark 10.30-4 KIDS Aleena’s Garden Greenwich Theatre studio 11.30, 1.30, 3.30 COMEDY The Three Musketeers Greenwich Theatre 11.30, 3.30 MUSIC Alison Rose, Marcus Farnsworth, James Cheung Blackheath Halls 1.10 MUSIC Future O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 24 KIDS Out Of This World Age 7+ Royal Obs 10 FAMILY Peculiar Potions (4+). Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich. £1.50 10-1 FAMILY Lost At Sea Cutty Sark 10.30-4 FAMILY Fungus Foray Blackheath Gate, Greenwich Park 11 C21 TEA DANCE The Film Edition Albany 1 KIDS Me Greenwich Theatre 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Metallica O2 PLAY A White Man’s Tale London Theatre 8 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 25 KIDS Holiday To Space Age 4-7 Royal Obs 10 FAMILY Lost At Sea Cutty Sark 10.30-4 FAMILY The Village That Had No Rain African stories, drumming, dressing up. 5+. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich. £2.50. 11-11.40 & 12–12.40 KIDS Rhymes & Riddles Woodlands Farm 1-3 PLAY The Class Project Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 PLAY Season’s Greetings Alexandra Hall SE7 7HY www.alexandraplayers.org.uk 8 PLAY A White Man’s Tale London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 26 KIDS Leaf Lanternss Woodlands Farm 10-3 KIDS Holiday To Space Age 4-7 Royal Observatory 10 FAMILY Lost At Sea Cutty Sark 10.30-4 FAMILY Spooky Stories 4+. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich. 10.30-11, 11.30-12 & 12.30–1 DANCE Dot Laban 11, 2 KIDS Yana & The Yeti Greenwich Th studio 2, 4 LECTURE Dr Janet Dickinson: A Lost Cause Queens House 11 DANCE Me... Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps St Alfege 1.05 TALK John Ericson: Children’s Book Illustrations Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Society, St Mary’s Church Hall 2.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Blackheath Halls 7.30 HALLOWEEN Quarantine NMM 7 MUSIC Little Mix O2 MUSIC Rafael Lijtman Buenos Aires Café, Nelson Road, Greenwich 7.30 PLAY Season’s Greetings 8 Alexandra Hall SE7 7HY www.alexandraplayers.org.uk CABARET Kathy Lette’s Girls Night Out Greenwich Theatre 8 PLAY A White Man’s Tale London Theatre 8 Friday 27 VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 KIDS Holiday To Space Age 4-7 Royal Obs 10


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FAMILY Lost At Sea Cutty Sark 10.30-4 FAMILY The Village That Had No Rain African stories, drumming, dressing up. 5+. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich. £2.50. 11-11.40 & 12–12.40 KIDS Halloween Trail Woodlands Farm 11-3 FAMILY Spooky Halloween Fun. Free sewing workshops with Miss Libby Rose.Facepainting, stories, dancing and a freaky fashion show with The Gore Store. Greenwich Market 12-6 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Bakehouse 12 MUSIC Helena Svigelj, Amos Lucidi Cello and piano recital. Backheath Halls 6 MUSIC Chic & Nile Rodgers O2 HALLOWEEN Quarantine NMM 7 MUSIC Jack Savoretti Indig02 PLAY The Secret Keeper Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC GFMA Ceilidh Mycenae House 7.30 DANCE Lea Anderson: Ladies & Gentlemen Borough Hall 7.45 PLAY Season’s Greetings 8 Alexandra Hall SE7 7HY www.alexandraplayers.org.uk SPOKEN WORD Dan Cruickshank Blackheath Halls 8 PLAY A White Man’s Tale London Theatre 8 COMEDY Up The Creek MUSIC Big River Pelton Arms 9 JAZZ Faye Patton Quartet Oliver’s CLUBBING Twisted Circus Halloween Party Building Six 10 Saturday 28 FAMILY Lost At Sea Cutty Sark 10.30-4 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, G Park 1-4 KIDS How Time Flies Greenwich Theatre 2, 5 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v AFC Wimbledon. The Valley 3 MUSIC Gov’t Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, JD & The Straight Shot Indig02 FILM Event Horizon Royal Observatory 6 DANCE Theo Clinkard Laban 7 HALLOWEEN Quarantine NMM 7 HALOWEEN Ghost Tour Greenwich Tour Guides Assn. £10 (15+) 7.30. Must book: 07575 772298 MUSIC Daryl Hall & John Oates O2 PLAY Season’s Greetings 8 Alexandra Hall SE7 7HY www.alexandraplayers.org.uk COMEDY Up The Creek PLAY A White Man’s Tale London Theatre 8 MUSIC Halloween Party Pelton Arms 9 JAZZ Dvid Angol Quartet Oliver’s Sunday 29 FAMILY Light Up Winter Severndroog Castle 10 MUSIC Ubuntu Ensemble Blackheath Halls 11 KIDS Spooktacular Albany 2-5

MUSIC Dennis Greaves Blues Jam Pelton 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Greenwich Blues Band The Guard House, Woolwich Arsenal 7.30 Monday 30 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10.30am PERFORMANCE Nights At The Circus Albany 7 PLAY Antigone Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 31 MUSIC Phillip Leslie Piano recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY Shakespeare Schools Festival Greenwich Theatre 7 HALOWEEN Ghost Tour Greenwich Tour Guides Assn. £10 (15+) 7.30. Must book: 07575 772298 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 FILM Frankenstein: True Story Cutty Sark 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

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Saturday 4 FAMILY Diwali Divas Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 DANCE The Owl And The Pussycat Mycenae House 1, 3 TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 RUGBY Blackheath v B Stortford Well Hall 3 MUSIC sound is sound is sound Albany 7.30 MUSIC Above & Beyond O2 PERFORMANCE No28 Deptford London Theatre 8 CLUBBING Garage Delight Building Six 10 Sunday 5 FAMILY Diwali Divas Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 KIDS Moonfall Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Tea Concert Vanbrugh Ensemble. Elgar, Finzi, Dvorak. Solist Michael Penny. Tea and cakes. St Margaret’s Church, Lee 4. PERFORMANCE No28 Deptford London Th 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 6 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10.30am PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 7 MUSIC Trinity Laban Strings/Piano Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TALK Sophie Stewart Lead conservator of the Painted Hall. Old Royal Naval College 3 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter FOOTBALL Charlton Av Portsmouth. Valley 7.45 MUSICAL Spamalot Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 DANCE Rahel Vonmoos Laban 7.30 PERFORMANCE No28 Deptford Lon Theatre 8 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 8 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms DANCE Rahel Vonmoos Laban 7.30 MUSICAL Spamalot Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 9 EXHIBITION Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival Blackheath Halls 10-5 MUSIC Makers’ Recitals/Demonstrations Quaker Meeting House, Blackheath. Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival. All day. LECTURE Sue Prichard: The Winter Queen Queens House 11 MUSIC Chamber Brass St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC TL Historically Informed Performance Winners All Saints, Blackheath 1.05 Part of Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival PARENTS Bach To Baby Mycenae House 4 MUSIC Fontanella Recorder Quintet All Saints, Blackheath 5.30. Intl Early Music Festival PICTURES An Evening Of Astrophotography Royal Observatory 7 SPOKEN WORD StoryJam Albany 7.30 MUSIC 21st Century Baroque St Margaret’s, Lee Terrace 7.45 Part of Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival MUSICAL Spamalot Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 Friday 10 EXHIBITION Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival Blackheath Halls 10-5 MUSIC Makers’ Recitals/Demonstrations Quaker Meeting House, Blackheath. Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival. All day. MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Moeck/SoRP Solo Competition Finals All Saints, Blackheath 1 Part of Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival MUSIC Passacaglia All Saints, Blackheath 5.30 Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival JAZZ Ben Cummings Mycenae House 7.30 MUSIC Queens Of The 80s Indig02 MUSICAL Spamalot Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 Saturday 11 EXHIBITION Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival Blackheath Halls 10-5 SALE Books, Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 MUSIC Makers’ Recitals/Demonstrations Quaker Meeting House, Blackheath. Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival. All day MUSIC Junior Trinity All Saints, Blackheath 1 Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival

Society, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 15 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Skakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 DANCE Staging Ages Laban 7.30 TEATIME CLASSIC: JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Vanbrugh Thursday 16 Ensemble plays LECTURE Dr Julie Ferguson: The Forgotten Elgar, Finzi, Consort Queens House 11 Dvorak – with MUSIC Amos Lucidi and Yaoying Wang Piano tea and cakes. recital, St Alfege 1.05 St Margaret’s FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre Church, Lee at FILM/PLAY Follies Link to NT. Picturehouse 7 4pm on Sunday PLAY Skakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 November 5 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chorus Blackheath Halls 7.30 CELEBRATION Tastes Like Blue Albany 8 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s 9 MUSICAL Spamalot Friday 17 Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 MUSIC Jim Parbury & Francesco Rocco Guitar MUSIC Joglaresa All Saints, Blackheath 5.30 recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2 FILM Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory 6.45 Royal Observatory, from 5.25 COMEDY Jimmy Carr Indig02 MUSIC Trinity Laban String Ensemble MUSIC Native Dancer Albany 7.30 Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Thomas Tallis Society St Alfege 7.45 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre Royal Greenwich Int Early Music Festival MUSIC Grime Live III Indig02 Sunday 12 PLAY Skakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 11 POETRY Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe TENNIS The ATP Finals O2, from noon. Till 19th Mycenae House 7.30 FILM/BALLET The Taming Of The Shrew Link to Saturday 18 Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon KIDS Aladdin Blackheath Halls 11.30, 3 FILM Call Of The Wild (1972) NMM 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v MK Dons. Valley 3 MUSIC Black Heather Club Blackheath Halls 7.30 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Monday 13 Royal Observatory, from 5.25 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor FILM/OPERA The Exterminating Angel Link to Blackheath Halls 10.30am NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC James Kirby Piano, Blackheath Halls 1.10 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre MUSIC Blackheath Goes Gospel PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s MUSIC Sarah Gillespie Quartet Albany 7.30 Tuesday 14 Sunday 19 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert Old FUNDRAISER Blackheath Christmas Fair Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 Blackheath Halls 10.30am FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre TENNIS The ATP Finals O2, from noon PLAY Skakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 KIDS Goblin’s Peter & The Wolf Albany 1, 3 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre TALK Bob Cummings: Windmills of NW Kent & MUSIC Psihe Delia Indig02 Kentish London Greenwich Industrial History TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

October 2017 Page 17 Monday 20 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10.30am FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 21 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10 MUSIC Lars Fischer Tenor recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 1.30 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Queens Of The Stone Age O2 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Rochdale. Valley 7.45 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 22 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10 CHRISTMAS Greenwich Children’s Lantern Procession. Parade ORNC 4. Lights on 5. FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre MUSICAL Oliver! Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Depeche Mode O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms MUSIC Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble Laban 7.30 MUSIC Jette Parker Young Artists Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 23 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10 LECTURE Dr Anna Keay: The Last Royal Rebel Queens House 11 MUSIC Elena Sanchez, Michael Iskas Viola recital, St Alfege 1.05 TALK Malcolm Kenwood: ArtBeat Blackheath Decorative & Fine Arts Society, St Mary’s Church Hall 2.30 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre MUSIC Deep Purple O2 MUSICAL Oliver! Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 SPOKEN WORD Germaine Greer Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s 9 Friday 24

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VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Bakehouse 12 MUSIC Linos Piano Trio ORNC chapel 1.05 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory, from 5.25 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 7 MUSIC Steps O2 MUSIC GFMA Ceilidh Mycenae House 7.30 TRIBUTE A Night Of Dirty Dancing Indig02 MUSIC Warsnare Albany 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra & Sinfonia Wind Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSICAL Oliver! Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 Saturday 25 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, G’wich Park 1-4 KIDS The Nutcracker Blackheath Halls 1.30, 3.45 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSICAL Oliver! Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.30 RUGBY Blackheath v L’borough Well Hall 3 DANCE Krump & Waacking Battle Street dance showcase, Borough Hall 4 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory, from 5.25 MUSIC Nelly Indig02 COMEDY Nathan Caton Blackheath Halls 8 FESTIVAL Pizza & Prosecco Building Six MUSIC Little Mix O2 Sunday 26 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 SHOWCASE Love2Dance Albany 2, 6 FESTIVAL Lewisham Fringe London Theatre MUSIC Little Mix O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Greenwich Blues Band Guard House, Woolwich Arsenal 7.30 Monday 27 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10.30am MUSIC The Killers O2 PERFORMANCE Get Therapy Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 28 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC The Killers O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 29 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 30 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 LECTURE Dr Jacqueline Riding: Unfortunate Princes Queens House 11 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC The Stylistics Indig02 TRIBUTE Elvis: Live On Screen O2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s 9

Friday December 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Horn Ensemble Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSICAL Animus Laban 2.30, 7.30 TRIBUTE The Magic Of Motown Indig02 MUSIC Kasabian O2 MUSIC Clive Carroll Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY The Just Assassins London Theatre 8 Saturday 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Kasabian O2 COMEDY Lee Nelson Indig02 MUSICAL Animus Laban 7.30 PLAY The Just Assassins London Theatre 8 Sunday 3 FILM/BALLET The Nutcracker Link to Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PLAY The Just Assassins London Theatre 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Jamiroquai O2 Monday 4 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Gorillaz O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 5 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC A Ceremony Of Carols ORNC chapel 5.30 FILM/BALLET The Nutcracker Link to Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC Gorillaz O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s Wednesday 6 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Jamiroquai O2

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By Greenwich Park manager

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WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 7 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Saxophone Choir St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Johnny Hates Jazz Indig02 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s 9 Friday 8 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Phillip Leslie Piano recital, Charlton Hs 1 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert Old Royal Naval College chapel 5.30 MUSIC A Vision Of Elvis Indig02 JAZZ Sarah Bolter Mycenae House 7.30 MUSIC Wassail Night Annual GFMA event, Charlton House 7.30 Saturday 9 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FOOTBALL Charlton v Portsmouth Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Caldy Well Hall 3 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet Blackheath Halls 7.30 www.haventstoppeddancingyet.co.uk MUSIC The Dualers Indig02

DANCE Swing & Jam Christmas Ball Borough Hall 8 Sunday 10 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 11 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 11 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Mariah Carey O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 12 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Queen & Adam Lambert O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s PLAY The House Of Bernarda Alba London Theatre 8 Wednesday 13 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Queen & Adam Lambert O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY The House Of Bernarda Alba London Th 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 14 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PARENTS Bach To Baby Mycenae House 4 MUSIC Michael Ball & Alfie Boe O2 PLAY The House Of Bernarda Alba London Theatre 8 Friday 15 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 DANCE The Nutcracker Mycenae House MUSIC Pete Tong: Ibiza Classics O2 MUSIC The Chicago Blues Brothers Indig02 PLAY The House Of Bernarda Alba London Theatre 8 Saturday 16 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Handel’s Messiah ORNC chapel 7 TRIBUTE The Bowie Experience Indig02 MUSIC Pete Tong: Ibiza Classics O2 PLAY The House Of Bernarda Alba London Theatre 8 Sunday 17 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Diamond Platnumz Indig02 Monday 18 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Carols By Candlelight Mycenae House 7 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 19 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 10.30, 1 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 20 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 6.30 MUSIC Xmas Shenanigans Club GFMA event Mycenae House 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms MUSIC The Overtones Indig02 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 21 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 KIDS The Buildy-Uppy Dance Show Borough Hall 11, 2.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 2.30, 6.30 Friday 22 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30, 6.30 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 Saturday 23 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30, 6.30 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 RUGBY Blackheath v Rosslyn Pk Well Hall 3 FOOTBALL Charlton v Blackpool Valley 3 Sunday 24 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30am FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 25 HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS! Tuesday 26 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 2.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 27 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 28 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 2.30, 6.30 Friday 29 VOLUNTEER Dig-In Greenwich Park 9.30 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30, 6.30 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 Saturday 30 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, G Park 1-4 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2, 5.30 Sunday 31 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 11, 3 FAMILY Ugly Duckling Albany 11, 2 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2 FILM/MUSIC Berliner Philharmoniker New Year’s Eve Concert Greenwich Picturehouse 4 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

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