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f you want to help save the historic East Greenwich Gas holder now is the time to act. The Government has agreed owners Southern Gas Networks can demolish it and an application has been submitted to Greenwich Council already, says industrial historian and campaigner Mary Mills. “There are lots of ideas out there from architects and designers on using old gasholder frames...so what we need is to buy a bit of time,” she blogs at Greenwich. co.uk. The Greenwich Visitor highlighted brilliant alternatives uses last year. See the application Ref 17/4068/D1 at www. planning. royalgreenwich.gov. uk and give your views as soon as possible.

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Emmaus Greenwich supports former homeless people. It gives them a home, meaningful work and a chance to regain their self-esteem and rebuild lost lives. Malcolm is one of them. BEFORE becoming a companion at Emmaus Greenwich, I was a gardener in Kent for 25 happy years. I loved the job and I still love tending gardens. It wasn’t until I got married that my life became increasingly unsettled. The more work I took on, the angrier my wife got. She didn’t like me being out of the house for long periods of time. The controlling behaviour started to get out of hand and she demanded that I cut my hours. After a long time trying to stay in the marriage, I decided to leave for good. Without a word to anyone – not even family – I packed up and left. I went missing for 10 years. I camped in thick woodland near Kingston, and made that my home for five years while maintaining the gardens at a local community centre for the elderly. I enjoyed my life, but when I heard about Emmaus through a fellow “runaway” I knew that would suit me better. I went to Emmaus Greenwich for an interview and moved in almost immediately. One of the best things Emmaus encouraged me to do was get in touch with my sister. It had been a decade since I’d last seen her, and in that time she had been to all of the Salvation Army hostels in the South trying to find me. I think she assumed I was dead. I wrote her a letter once I was settled in Greenwich and she phoned me up, in floods of tears. We now have a great relationship again. My day-to-day life involves working in the shop or driving the vans. I’m not fussy about what jobs are given to me as long as I’m working. In my spare time, I enjoy doing sponsored walks for other homeless charities. My recent walk through London raised almost £300 for Street Souls, not bad for a man in his 60s! I’d like people who donate to Emmaus to know that I am grateful for being given a second chance at life. I have a lovely room, I am able to work and I can still lead an active social life – I love it here. My life is officially back on track. Info: www.emmaus .org.uk/greenwich

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imes are tough in Blackheath... “FatFace are the latest retailers to close,” says our correspondent. “The Village is looking a bit sad with empty shops - the former Costcutter at the top of hill is still empty, the Village Deli and Cluttons in Montpelier Vale empty and a frame shop and hair salon closed. Is this rents or business tax killing business?” Good question. ongratulations to the Royal Parks. It’s plans to improve Greenwich Park – which involved a big public consultation – will see useful and have to take compensating ir quality is a in its legal fight to ensure the crucial changes which will protect major issue here, terminal has onshore electricity measures.” EGRA chairman Ian Blore parts that under threat from its where jams, the for the huge ships - which told us it is considering its next Blackwall Tunnel and a otherwise will burn diesel steps, adding: “These opinions may popularity with 4.8m people visiting planned cruise liner equivalent to 700 lorries per appear anodyne but they may well each year. We’re proud to have helped. terminal all threaten hour for power. The EU has ome regular features are missing help with the next steps of securing people’s health. The given its repsonse: It cannot from The Greenwich Visitor this a clean cruise port with onshore East Greenwich intervene. But it hints: “If a month due to Christmas and New power supply. No cruise liner will Residents’ Association government grants permission happily dock in Greenwich unless Year production schedules. The only appealed to the to a project that would damage shore side power is installed. The paper actually made here in Greenwich European Commission air quality, it would logically will be back to normal next month. community will see to that.”

Why is Greenwich called Royal Pavilion Market caters for street Greenwich? We have 1,000 years of food fans while the main one Royal links – Henry VIII and c o n c e n t r a t e s o n a r t s , c r a f t s , Elizabeth I were born here and designer-makers and collectibles. christened at St Alfege Church. Greenwich Market is open seven Their palace, Placentia, was here. In days a week from 10am to-5.30pm fact Elizabeth played under the oak including Bank Holidays. that bears her name in Is the Foot Tunnel working yet? Greenwich Park, one of There was a badly handled L o n d o n ’s e i g h t £11.4m refurb in 2012, but Royal Parks. problems persist in the or it is V h ic w Queen Elizabeth Green 116-year-old tunnel... II granted us including relations Royal Status in WANT TO ADVERTISE? between pedestrians February 2012 HAVE A STORY? and cyclists. A friends to mark those group Fogwoft has Call Matt on 07802 743324 links. pushed the Council for Matt@TheGreenwich I read that improvements. Lifts Visitor.com Greenwich is a were said to be working World Heritage Site? better and online lift alerts Ye s , i t w o n Wo r l d and a new interactive movement Heritage Site status in 1997 – management system were being one of only 29 in the UK which trialled. But a lift failed recently means our treasures are so good, with users trapped inside. We’re they’re protected by the United a l w a y s k e e n t o h e a r y o u r Nations. experiences of it. Email Matt@ Greenwich Market is famous isn’t TheGreenwichVisitor.com it? Yes, it’s one of the oldest in Is anyone using the cable car yet? London. There’s been a market here Cheek! The Emirates Air Line isn’t since the 1300s – and in 2016 the much use for getting about – Duke of York officially unveiled a although we’re assured some people major renovation. A new smaller use it to commute to work – and

Still time for fun at the McPanto! CHRISTMAS has gone – but it’s still panto season! And in Eltham this month you can enjoy King Duncan and the Loch Ness Panto. King Duncan rules Scotland but three witches tell Lord MacKilt he will be king – and with his evil wife’s help their prediction comes true. The ghost of Lord Barclay Banquo, his amorous widow, a Loch Ness Monster and a bunch of men in skirts are just some of the characters MacKilt meets. And there’s love in the air between a banished Prince and the widow’s daughter – which guarantees a happy ending. The show is at The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church on Saturday January 6 (2.30 & 7.30), Friday 12 (7.30) and Saturday 13 (2.30 & 7.30). Tickets are £8. Book on www.ticketsource. co.uk/necp or 020 8851 9881.

often shuts in high winds, but it is a futuristic attraction we love. It’s a great way to get to The Crystal at R o y a l Vi c t o r i a D o c k , w h e r e technology giant Siemens’ has built a showcase about life in future cities. Fascinating stuff! We’re visiting. What should we do t o d a y ? Yo u ’ v e p i c k e d u p a Greenwich Visitor – good start. Next visit the Tourist Information Centre. Its award-winning staff are in the Discover Greenwich centre inside the Old Royal Naval College. Get advice, buy tickets for boats, tube, DLR, rail, buses and coaches, book tours and buy tickets for London attractions. Are museums free? Yes – except the Fan Museum, which has no public funding but has a worldleading collection of fans (it reopens on January 23 after a traditonal post New Year break). And the Wernher Collection of art at Ranger’s House, run by English Heritage. There are some paid for shows at the National Maritime Museum. You pay to stand on the Meridian Line inside the Royal Observatory too. And it’s 20p to use the loos in Greenwich Park!

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market masterminds was a no brainer – spend £2 to test your Ciara’s ITgeneral knowledge and help a determined teenager improve the lives of deprived in Ghana. quiz for children Ciara Clark Fitzpatrick, 19, quizzed Christmas in Greenwich Market to help raise visitors shoppers money for Voluntary Service Overseas – the she will be helping for three months. to help charity Ciara – a former Blackheath High School pupil – is travelling to remote Jirapa, in Ghana, in for a three-month project to encourage Ghana February families to send children to school. “People were so generous,” she said,“including children Greenwich Market, who gave me the stall for

free. Each person was asked three general questions plus one on Greenwich and one on Ghana. One person got all five answers right to win £5 but donated their winnings anyway.” The quiz raised £90 of the £1500 total she needs to raise for Voluntary Service Overseas – part of the International Citizen Service. Ciara is also holding a Ghanaian food evening and renowned artist Patricia Cain has even given her a limited edition print to auction.

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January 2018 Page 3 JUST because Christmas is over there’s no reason to abandon goodwill and generosity. T h e P e n n y Fo r A B r i c k Appeal was launched by Scout leader Paul Houghton in 2006 to support young and desperate Nepalese children, writes BEN MOUNTAIN. He was inspired when he found himself there surrounded by children toiling for hours in dark, cramped, sweltering sweatshops with little to eat or drink and hardly enough money to survive. Later he found himself at a primary school on an expedition to Kathmandu, where children played and laughed in a bright, spacious and protective environment. The contrast was unimaginable. Since then the appeal has helped a school in Nepal providing a new kitchen, and books and now sponsors five individual children throughout their education and supports others too. As a Scout, I’m proud to have helped raise a staggering £1760 during a bag-packing campaign at M&S Blackheath and Waitrose in Greenwich. Helping meant so much to us, especially as many of us – including me – have been to Nepal and seen the incredible effects of a grassroots charity like this. Now we need your help. Penny for a Brick’s chief principle is to support children without breaking the bank of those kind enough to donate. We take jars of people’s small change and also support people who wish to sponsor a child for less than £2 a week. For less than a cup of coffee in a Greenwich cafe, we ensure that a vulnerable younger is supported and kept away from Nepal’s sweatshops. Any donation – no matter how small – makes an unimaginable difference to these children’s lives. Please email me at benmountainmedia@gmail. com to find out how you can help a great cause. It could be your perfect New Year’s Resolution.


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You know Christmas is close once Greenwich Theatre’s acclaimed annual panto starts its marathon run. Andrew Pollard is taking a year off – oh yes he is! - after a decade as the dame but the good news is he’s written this production, so expect the usual deluge of daftness and delight. Till Jan 7

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The sun finally sets on another fine National Maritime Museum exhibition, this one telling the story of Sir John Franklin’s doomed attempt to find the North-West Passage and the heroic but unsuccessful efforts to rescue him and his crew from the frozen Arctic wastes. Catch it before it closes. Jan 7

FOR centuries it’s been the place where we walk, rest and play...and now Greenwich Park has taken a giant step towards safeguarding its historic gems for the future after winning the crucial first round of a bid for £4.8million lottery funding.

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The latest in the popular Side By Side concerts series at Blackheath Halls sees super-talented Trinity Laban students playing orchestral works with professional musicians from the Philharmonia, thus giving the students an enviable foretaste of what the future might just hold for them. Jan 12

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Kit Marlowe’s tragic masterpiece about the medieval king’s bloodily destructive passion for his lover Piers Gaveston is brought to Greenwich Theatre by brilliant stage company Lazarus after a sell-out tour to mark the 50th anniversary of Britain decriminalising homosexuality. Jan 16-27

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absolute must. An Old Royal Naval College expert will escort you and a helper on to a platform 60ft above the floor of the Painted Hall to create word-pictures about James Thornhill’s huge artwork and the current conservation project. Jan 20

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Local charity Global Fusion Music & Arts host a ceilidh at Mycenae House to commemorate Scotland’s poetic genius, who uniquely managed to capture the quiddity of the human experience in gorgeous verses praising such commonplace items as haggis and even a louse. Don’t miss it. Jan 26

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The strains of married life for rising writer Jamie and struggling actor Cathy come under the spotlight at the London Theatre in New Cross in this clever musical by Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown who combines great tunes with fiendishly cunning narrative trickery. Jan 27&28

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hero who died in battle of quebec JAMES Wolfe was born in Westerham, Kent, in January 1727. When he was nine years old his family moved to Macartney House, in Greenwich Park. Greenwich was a famous naval centre, but he grew up in his father’s footsteps and joined the Army, fighting in Europe, facing the Jacobites in Scotland and playing a major part in the Seven Years War with France. He found fame for his death in victory over the French at the Battle of Quebec in Canada in 1759, where he led an amphibious assault by 4,400 men, who scaled cliffs and surprised the French. But he was shot three times and died that day (above). Victory led to ultimate defeat of the French in Canada. Wolfe is buried at St Alfege Church in Greenwich. The statue was donated by the Canadian Government and unveiled in 1930 by the Marquis de Montcalm, a descendant of Wolfe’s opponent at the battle, who also died. It was a striking new addition to the Park and added a new focal point to the formal 17th Century landscape.

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HE watches out across one of London’s viewing spot has led to visitors spilling onto most iconic views and is admired by the grass, causing wear that requires regular millions of locals and tourists – but grass repairs. Many visitors also take a short cut up the General Wolfe is under threat. The sheer number of people visiting him is taking its toll on the wonderful landscape he stands in. More than 4million people a year visit Greenwich Park and the area around Wolfe’s statue is the most popular part, attracting 2million of them. It is yards from the world famous Royal Observatory – where the Eastern and Western hemispheres are marked by the Meridian Line and where all time is measured from – and the view of London’s vista and the rising line of skyscrapers is a huge draw too. But space in front of the statue is limited, and the huge demand for a

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slope in front of the statue, causing an ugly erosion scar visible now from across the river. It means The Royal Parks – which manages the Park – must re-seed and fence the slope every year to prevent the erosion from blighting the historic landscape. It’s just one of many challenges, and The Royal Parks is asking for your help. Greenwich Park Revealed – launched in November’s Greenwich Visitor – is YOUR chance to come up with solutions to this and other issues. The project has three strands: PAST: Better viewing points, uncovering historical features and adding more educational experiences. PRESENT: Improving existing buildings

and protecting natural features like flowerbeds and trees. FUTURE: Making it more sustainable by using borehole water and planting disease-resistant trees while making it easier for people, including those with disabilities, to discover and use the Park. Last month we told how disease is killing up to 400 trees which will have to be replaced with different sepecies which will change its look and atmosphere. A public meeting was held at West Greenwich Library in November, where members of the public discussed issues including biodiversity and wildlife then worked in small work groups. You can also share your views at an online suggestion box at www.royalparks.org.uk. Tell us what you love about Greenwich Park and what you would improve. Do you have special memories of the Park? Email Matt@ TheGreenwichVisitor.com or you can tell us your views on Twitter @GreenwichVisitr

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heard my first Chiffchaff in the Park on March 15. I always hope that I’ll hear the first summer migrant of the year before my birthday on the 14th. This always gives me a thrill and marks the start of a new year and the end of another. I like to measure out my life in Chiffchaffs, not coffee spoons. ost years a pair of Chiffchaffs will nest on Castle Hill below the Royal Observatory. Last year, for the first time I have known, another summer visitor, the Whitethroat, nested on One Tree Hill. Sadly we have lost the Spotted Flycatcher as a breeding bird. They used to nest near the Rose Garden but I haven’t seen one for a few years now. The bird has declined right across its breeding range and our loss reflects a national trend. istorically One Tree Hill was the favoured view point in the Park, long before the opening of the Royal Observatory to the public and the installation of General Wolfe’s statue in 1930 made this the most visited part of the Park. Turner’s view of the Thames from One Tree Hill hangs in the refurbished Queen’s House. There are numerous 18th and 19th Century engravings showing the view and the traditional Greenwich Fair game of “tumbling” down the hill. any of the Park’s local visitors still prefer the view from One Tree Hill to the one from Wolfe statue and Crooms Hill. It certainly offers the best view of the river as it loops around the O2 and will be a great place to view the tall ships when they visit Greenwich at Easter. he Greenwich Park Revealed project does not have big plans for One Tree Hill – it does well as it is. But there are two flights of steps up the hill which could benefit from replacing. They are made of concrete road kerbs and tarmac which would be more appropriate to a road scheme than a Park in a World Heritage Site. The intention is to replace them with steps more fitting to the landscape. ver on Crooms Hill is the brilliant Knife Edge sculpture made by Henry Moore in 1976, in a location Moore chose himself. Much like the view from One Tree Hill, Knife Edge is a favourite with locals. In fact when the Wolfe statue view point is packed, I recommend a walk over to One tree Hill or Crooms Hill for a view every bit as good with far fewer people.

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After his Coronation in 1660, Charles II – back on the throne after exile and The Restoration – commissioned André Le Notre to fashion Greenwich Park into one of the earliest great formal French-style gardens in Britain, writes Hundreds of you took part in Georgina rogerson, of The two Open Days at Greenwich Park royal Parks. last month. 343 people gave their opinions on Thursday March 9 It was a way of reaffirming and 435 the following sunday. General James the dominance of the Crown as Have your say online too: Wolfe now stands well as a monumental visual www.royalparks.org.uk – flanked by formal statement of his gratitude to the lines of trees. Over French court that sheltered him. the years the steps eroded At the heart of Le Notre’s vision was the Grand Axis, which ran north to away. Today, the slope bears the erosion south, formally linking the Queen’s scars of huge numbers of people who House at the bottom with the main tree- walk up and spill down it, competing for lined avenue at the top. It was completed a viewing spot. Each year the Royal by The Rounds, a large semi-circle of Parks has to fence off and reseed the chestnut trees from which ran along two a r e a t o p r e v e n t t h e w e a r f r o m permanently blighting the landscape. other avenues. Reinstating the steps – and the formal As Blackheath Avenue, Bower Avenue and Great Cross Avenue they remain the tree lines next to them – is one of the essence of the Park today – and they are ideas being considered as part of one of the key components of the Greenwich Park Revealed – which could attract millions of pounds of investment Greenwich World Heritage Site. But there is one grand feature of Le from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Notre’s design that is almost invisible Lottery Fund. Greenwich Park Revealed – launched today – the Giants Steps. The showpiece of the Grand Axis, they were a series of in November’s Greenwich Visitor – is ornamental giant grass steps cut into the Y O U R c h a n c e t o c o m e u p w i t h hill – beneath where the statue of solutions. The project has three strands:

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Greenwich Park. Park staff consulted dozens of groups and bodies – and spoke to more than 2,000 visitors – for their pitch, which suceeded despite intense competition from parks across Britain. Since helping launch the consultation campaign we have highlighted issues facing the 590-year-old Park – first used The money means it can make detailed as a hunting ground by Henry VIII. plans for its Greenwich Park Revealed Ideas in the final pitch include: project – launched with the Greenwich Reviving the Park’s 17th Century Vi s i t o r i n N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 6 – design by Versailles genius Le including restoring its Notre, with giant steps cut in threatened avenues of trees to a hill; and even rebuilding huge A mobility scheme grass steps below General to help less able Wolfe’s statue. visitors enjoy all of the Then it is almost 183-acre Park; s ark yalp ero @th ow Foll certain to receive Building a new itr hVis wic and @Green £4.8million Phase 2 learning centre; and look for hashtags funding from the Parks Relandscaping the aled eve for People scheme – #GreenwichParkR area around General funded by the Heritage #GreenwichPark Wolfe’s statue to cope Lottery Fund and Big with the Park’s 4.8m Lottery Fund. Match-funding visitors a year; could build the total to £7m. Restoring avenues of trees Greenwich Park Manager Graham affected by disease; Dear told The Greenwich Visitor: “This Creating a sustainable water supply grant will allow us to provide a park that in its leaking boating lake; millions of visitors can enjoy now – and Setting up a new viewing area near for the next 100 years.” the Park’s deer herd, descended from And he praised us too: “Many people Henry’s own animals; have helped make the grant application a Improving bio-diversity; success – not least The Greenwich Using digital technology to bring the Visitor whose support throughout the Park’s story to life for visitors, and campaign has been invaluable. Press Creating new volunteer, work cuttings from the paper’s coverage even experience and apprenticeship chances made it into the grant submission.” with local colleges and universities. Royal Parks chairman Loyd Grossman Park Manager Graham Dear added: said: “Greenwich Park is London’s “We’re delighted to be a step closer to oldest enclosed Royal Park and this securing this crucial investment. award will help restore and conserve the “Our priority is to make sure Grade 1 listed landscape as well as G r e e n w i c h c o n t i n u e s t o b e t h e provide outstanding new visitor facilities. community park for nearby residents and “I am grateful to all of our partners families. But we also want our millions who have supported us in putting of visitors to have a fantastic experience. together this visionary project and I look “Some of the natural and historical forward to continuing to work with them features in this unique park are tucked to deliver this transformation.” away or hidden. And we want to bring The Greenwich Park Revealed project them out of the shadows. has three strands: “Our next task is to build on the PA S T : B e t t e r v i e w i n g p o i n t s , proposals we’ve submitted, and we look uncovering historical features and adding forward to a succesful final result in the more educational experiences. months to come.” PRESENT: Improving existing Greenwich council leader Denise buildings and protecting natural features Hyland said: “This is marvellous news like flowerbeds and trees. for the many people from around FUTURE: Making it more sustainable London, the UK and the world who visit by using borehole water and planting the Park, as well as residents of the disease-resistant trees while making it Royal Borough of Greenwich for whom easier for people – including those with it is a much-loved local jewel.” Info: www.royalparks.org.uk disabilities – to discover and use

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Pa s T : B e t t e r v i e w i n g p o i n t s , uncovering historical features and increasing educational experiences. PreseNT: Improving existing buildings and protecting natural features. FUTUre: Making it more sustainable and planting disease-resistant trees while making 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 and a scheme to rescue its leaking boating lake. What do you think of the Grand Steps plan? Have you got more ideas? There is an online survey at www.royalparks. org.uk/greenwichparkrevealed. Or you can email greenwichparkrevealed@ royalparks.gsi.gov.uk Tell us too… email Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com

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he best Christmas presents don’t need to be unwrapped. Like your children coming home for the holidays. Seeing family and friends. Or your favourite park getting a big injection of cash. y favourite park? That’s Greenwich Park of course. I always say it is London’s most historic park. Where else can you see the remains of a Roman Temple that was occupied for 400 years. Or a Saxon Cemetery, magnificent ancient chestnut trees, the best cityscape view in London, deer, herbaceous borders...not to mention the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line. he Royal Parks do a great job of managing this fine park but it all takes a considerable effort of dedicated staff and not a little money too. I like to think that the best deserves the best so we are always striving to improve. There are some things that do need a bit of attention. We know the boating lake leaks and the water quality of the Flower Garden Lake, like most urban lakes, is poor. General Wolfe’s Statue commands a terrific view of the city but the millions of visitors that come here do cause erosion on the grassy bank. early 400,000 children a year enjoy a visit to the playground since it was renovated, but there is still one phase to complete. The Friends of Greenwich Park do a brilliant job of running the bandstand concerts each year, but it is a pity there is no electricity supply. If there was

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ou know that daft interview question that sometimes gets asked: If you were an animal, what animal would you be? It’s a simple one for me – a Fallow Deer. Its a beautiful animal. The fawns are the classic Bambi with brown flanks spotted white and the males stately with their distinctive palmate antlers. I grew up watching the Fallow in Hatfield Forrest and developed a lifetime’s affection for the animal so it was a great pleasure to find a herd when I began at Greenwich Park. he earliest written record of deer in the Park is in 1510 when one Eustace Browne was paid £13 6s 8d for deer to stock it. It’s possible that deer were here much earlier but thing that we want to address in the we have no records. A visit to the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Queen’s Ante-chamber in the One suggestion is to install a Ha Ha. magnificently-renovated Queen’s This is a wall and ditch that keeps House is a must for Greenwich Park the deer in but allows us to view lovers as it is hung with paintings of then without the need of a high the park. In many of these Deer fence. The wall behind the can be seen gracing the herbaceous border in the park and they are all Park is a Ha Ha, designed Fallow. to keep deer out of the n the 1960s the Queen’s House. Fallow herd was roblem is, the joined by an Red Deer are introduction of the so large and Follow @theroyalparks much larger Red can jump so high D e e r f r o m that they would and @GreenwichVisitr Richmond Park. The need a huge wall and look for hashtags Red Deer stag, with a n d itch. d ParkReveale Historicallyd the its head of pointed #Greenwich Red Park #Greenwich a n t l e r s , i s has no connection undoubtedly a with the Park and they magnificent beast but for also need more grazing me does not have the charm than the Fallow. If the Red of the Fallow. Even the Latin name were removed we could hold a larger Cervus Elephus of the Red can’t herd of Fallow. They’re much easier to compare with the elegant Dama tame, another bonus if we want to Dama of the Fallow. make the deer more visible for or hundreds of years deer visitors. On the other hand, many roamed free in the Park. As it people love the Red too, so we – and opened up to the public the you – will have to think long and hard deer were progressively about this. restricted, being enclosed am under no disillusion as to my when in calf and finally in the Scottish wife’s feelings on this 1920s restricted permanently matter. Mrs McDear is of the to the small wilderness area opinion that the monarch of the of the Flower Garden where glen is the only deer in town and they are today. Here they poor old Dama Dama doesn’t are protected from dogs get a look in. Unlike the but unfortunately are animal world in the Dear hard for visitors to household it’s the female see. This is somethat wears the antlers.

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Our Greenwich Park Revealed campaign – where you suggest solutions to make it better for visitors today and future generations – is in its third month now. And one of the top responses so far is that the herd of red and fallow deer are not getting the attention they deserve... Although Richmond is the Royal Park best know for deer, Greenwich’s link goes back further, writes GEORGiNA ROGERsON. In Tudor times Greenwich Palace became Henry VIII’s preferred residence and the Park his favoured recreation ground. He is believed to have introduced deer here in 1510, and the Park was used as a Royal chase for riding and hunting. The Park remained popular with Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I, both born in Greenwich Palace. Elizabeth is believed to have played in the tree known today as Queen Elizabeth’s Oak. Deer roamed freely in the Park until the 1920s, when pressure of increasing visitors and motor traffic led to them being enclosed at weekends. Then they were moved permanently to The Wilderness, an area in the south east corner enclosed by a high fence, as they are capable of jumping up to eight feet. Today six Fallow Deer and 11 Red Deer live in Greenwich Park. It is believed that the herd may be directly descended from Henry VIII’s. Unlike wild deer, ours are fed throughout the year with deer nuts, and, when putting on weight during October and November, enjoy additional root and green vegetables. They can be admired from special viewpoints, but these are limited and tucked away, so very few visitors are aware that the deer are even there. How can we help more people enjoy the deer? Ideas received so far in Greenwich Park Revealed include : Installing trails to the deer. Reducing bedding so the deer can be seen across the Park.

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Improving information boards to tell the herd’s historic story. Installing a glass viewing tunnel through the deer enclosure or high walk over it Allowing the herd to roam freely around the Park again. Share your ideas on the deer – and any other suggestions – at an online suggestion box at www.royalparks.org.uk. Greenwich Park Revealed – launched in November’s Greenwich Visitor – is YOUR chance to come up with solutions to this and other issues. The project has three strands:

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miles hedley REVIEWS: SARAH Gillespie was born in Greenwich and studied at Goldsmiths in New Cross before finding international fame as a singer-songwriter, poet, painter and polemicist. Yet she’d never performed here until this gig at the Albany to launch her new book Junkfood Angel. And what a show she gave us, her set encompassing her enviable array of musical styles including jazz, folk and blues and also taking in a selection of her poems. She began by singing Postcards To Outer Space accompanied only by drummer Enzo Zirilli. The rest of the band – Frank Harrison on keyboards, Ruth Gollar on bass and Emma Divine on backing vocals - then joined her as she gave us The Soldier’s Song, a moving and politically-charged lament for youngsters who have lost all hope. She introduced How The Mighty Fall with an attack on Donald Trump before a change of mood and tempo with Sugar Sugar, a tale of a gastronomic pervert confused about love. I Wish I Were An Andalusian M a i d e n , Yo u W e r e A B a s q u e Separatist And We Get Married Against The Odds was the first of a group of absorbingly surreal poems that continued with The Tusi Couple, about obsessive relationships and astrophysics. Lonely Hearts Ads was inspired by a newspaper advert in which a

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“bald, round, pink man seeks woman not similar”, the beautiful Glory Days Song was a love letter to her mother and Signal Failure riffed on smartphones and romantic jealousy. Gillespie included one song that was not self-penned – the old blues tune Moonshiner. And after another selection of her own compositions including the poem The Horror Has Arrived and the wonderfully witty song Babies And All That S*** she and her consistently brilliant band ended the gig with a barnstorming version of Million Moons. Locally-based guitar wizard and songwriter Jay Johnson had warmed up the Albany crowd with a set including Blisters, Ben Howard’s Further Away, The Void and his best-known composition Vanity. Johnson’s playing style is stunning, mixing Hendrix virtuosity with the percussive flourishes so beloved of flamenco giants. It’s amazing to watch and surely destines him for great things. Gillespie seemed to agree. When she took over from him she joked: “If I’d known Jay was that talented I wouldn’t have wanted him here!”

A little bitter magic THE tiny London Theatre in New Cross was the perfect venue for Lorca’s claustrophobic all-female tragedy The House Of Bernarda Alba – a suffocating family drama/ political allegory written before the internecine Spanish Civil War. In Harry Denford’s taut production, the excellent Monika Herberova was suitably icy as a newly-widowed matriarch who orders eight years of mourning during which her five daughters must set aside romantic yearnings. Verity Williams was terrific as headstrong Adela, whose refusal to obey leads to disaster, and she was

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given sterling support by Nathalia Smith as her sister and love-rival Angustias, Hannah Victory as jealous Martirio, Hayley Osbourne as determined optimist Amelia and Grace Blackman as Magdalena. There were also fine turns by Cindy Evans as the housekeeper, Amelia R Greco as a gobby maid and Larissa Turkina as the sisters’ insane granny. The play’s dark heart made it ideal fare if you, like me, prefer something more bitter than the sugary schmaltz routinely dished up at the end of the year.

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I CAN’T think of many better ways of spending an hour of my life than watching a wintry folk-tale being brought to life for spellbound children through a combination of interactive story-telling, visually striking dance, some wonderfully silly jokes and a couple of hundred cardboard boxes. Fortunately, the Borough Hall offered just such a pre-Christmas treat with Anna Williams’ and Tom Roden’s Buildy-Uppy Show, commissioned by the Greenwich Dance Trinity Laban Partnership. Excited youngsters helped Roden

and fellow dancer Shelley Maxwell use the boxes to create (and destroy!) an ever-changing realm of mountains, avalanches, remote villages, caves full of stalagmites, dens, castles and even a huge banquet in a moving tale of friendship, loss and redemption that caught the Christmas spirit better than many more traditional entertainments. The show garnered rave reviews on tour before it ended its run with six performacnes in Greenwich. I’m not surprised – it was a joy.

IT should have been a season high. But lowness was the problem at Verdi’s operatic masterpiece La Traviata staged in the gallery under the Cutty Sark. It was nothing to do with the performances, which were all exemplary. It was the staging, or rather the lack of a stage, that caused all the trouble because those of us sitting towards the rear found it nigh impossible to see the action. This was a real shame because the space’s tremendous acoustics guaranteed we could hear every note being sung or played. And it was obvious from the sounds that this pared-down version of La Traviata should have been a visual as well as an aural treat. Verdi’s vast orchestral score had been brilliantly reduced by Harry

Blake to a setting for piano (musical director Elspeth Wilkes), clarinet (Sarah Douglas) and cello (Alison Halfords). And the quality of the singing by Elinor Jane Moran (Violetta), Flora McIntosh (Flora), Philip Lee (Alfredo), Andrew Mayor (Germont) and Dario Dugdanzic (baron/doctor) was terrific. But the decision to keep the action so low and thus play havoc with audience sight-lines meant many of us got only half an opera experience. Cutty Sark’s huge suspended copper-clad hull make this auditorium the sort of space a work of genius such as La Traviata deserves. What a pity this production failed to match the epic setting.

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Author Guy finds inspiration close to home... in his spy grandfather’s diary NOVELIST Guy Ware didn’t have to look very far for inspiration for his latest novel Reconciliation – he simply looked back into his own family’s history.

Ware, from New Cross, has a particularly rich family history to draw upon for source material. His grandfather was a spy during World War II. But that’s where the similarities between his life and his n o v e l e n d , writes MAUREEN STAPLETON. Reconcilation tells the story of a woman deciding to write about her own grandfather who was a World War Two spy. The dual-timeline novel takes place in the 1940s and 2003. What makes the book unique is FAMILY GUY: Author Guy Ware and his that the details of the story change unique new novel Reconciliation depending upon who is doing the telling. Like all family histories and recollections, versions of the same story can vary wildly depending on who’s telling the story, when they’re telling the story, or who they’re telling the story to. In this novel, the story is told and retold and retold, with multiple timelines, protagonists and settings. Consequently, the novel is a bit like a wooden puzzle box that keeps shifting and changing, depending on what parts have been moved. The novel is a wartime thriller, but it also serves as a commentary on family history and even a postmodern exploration of truth. Ware worked on the novel for 10 years, stopping and restarting as he struggled with how to best tell his grandfather’s story and wanting to tell it well. “It took quite a long time to unpick it,” Ware said. “It brought up writer’s guilt. “They’re my family. They’re my responsibility. It’s a story about how my grandfather was saved.” Part of the novel takes place in Occupied Norway during World War II. He said that part of the novel was easier to write because it was completely ficitional. Other parts – such as when the British spy is rescued in the North Sea – were drawn directly from his grandfather’s diary, which Ware still has. up his second book You Have 24 Hours to Love Us – In the novel, it’s unclear if the boat passengers are one of which was included in the Best British Short about to be saved by the Allies or taken prisoner by the Stories of 2013. Germans. One passage of the tense scene is taken Reconciliation has been similarly well received, verbatim from the original diary. “All up. Lined up. having been favourably reviewed in the Literary Review, Most fearful moment of my life.” the Guardian and the Daily Mail. Unlike most novels which are entirely fictional, Readers of Reconcilation will have to Ware combined truth and fiction. stay alert. “It’s based in truth, which made it harder The shifting stories, timelines and to write, but I hope it’s also made it a better characters make it less of a book. It’s the complexity that drives the traditional novel and more a Reconciliation book,” he said. metaphysical puzzle to be solved. One storyline takes place in 2003, on “I like to think that my readers ) is published .99 (£8 the eve of the United Kingdom joining are paying attention,” Ware said. . ing by Salt Publish the Iraq War amid protests. Ware has lived on Telegraph Ware said that timing was intentional. Hill in New Cross for 16 years. Buy online at “There were questions about the war and In addition to his writing career, om g.c hin blis tpu sal war creates environments around stories heworks as the director of finance, ops ksh and in boo about lies,” he said. performance and procurement at Central to creating stories as an author are London Councils. questions of truth and lies. He retrained as a public finance “Every time you make sense of the world, you are accountant after earning his PhD in English fabricating a story,” he said. Literature from the University of Oxford, where he “Every time you shape it, you shape it as a means to studied the poetry of William Blake. an end.” Ware is now writing his fourth novel. Reflecting the Reconciliation is Ware’s third book. His first novel – long lead time in publishing, his third novel – the one The Fat of Fed Beasts – was chosen as a Paperback of written after Reconciliation – is now being evaluated by the Year in 2015 by Guardian reviewer Nicholas Lezard, publishers. It should be worth the wait. Reconciliation (£8.99) is published by Salt Publishing who described it as “brilliant...the best debut novel I have read in years.” A collection of short stories made and can be found in all good bookshops.

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his is always a time for looking back (and forward) so please raise a glass to the Greenwich Curry Club, which has just celebrated its ninth birthday. The club started out with just three of us gathering for the first curry – Tandoori Sizzlers and Murgh Makhani with naans and rice. But over the years it has grown and now organises a range of curry related events. There are still small gatherings for that cheeky midweek vindaloo fix, but some events have attracted over 40 spice lovers. ach year the club – now officially the Royal Greenwich Curry Club – organises the Greenwich Curry Club Awards, which recognises excellence among restaurants, takeaways and staff in SE10 and surrounds. We are delighted that last year Goa Premium Beer become the first official sponsor of the awards and we hope, with their continued support, we can develop our plans to expand the awards in 2018. he club also arranges a charity curry night in a local restaurant, where diners can tuck in to their curries as well as their pockets. Charities supported in the past include the James Whale Kidney Cancer Fund, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund. A charity night is planned for this year. ou can find out what the curry club is up to in this monthly column as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website. Or drop us an e-mail. As a taster of the type of events we organise, here is what is lined up in January: onday 15 January: Join the curry club for our monthly Curry Night at the Pelton Arms from 6.30-9.30pm. Enjoy a selection of curries with rice and bread from just £10 in a traditional pub setting in Greenwich. uesday 23 January: The Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2017 dinner will be held at the Darjeeling in Lewisham from 7pm. Enjoy popadoms, starter, main, side and rice/naan plus a Goa Beer for just £15. As well as the host restaurant, owners and managers from the other award-winning venues will be there to receive their certificates. Bookings are essential. Tel 0208 473 8222. hursday 25 January: A Burns Night Curry and Whisky Dinner will be presented by the curry club in the upstairs private dining area of the Mogul in Greenwich. The specially designed four-course dinner features dishes you won’t find on the usual menu, and each course will be paired with a glass of Scotch whisky. Who knows, there may even be the odd bit of poetry and a wee taster of curried haggis. The evening is £30 per person and numbers are limited. Tel 0208 858 6790. inally, as the winter takes hold and curry takeaways become the order of the day, please spare a thought for the delivery drivers who bring you your Balti and Bombay Potato. Zipping around in the cold and the ice – particularly on a motorbike – can’t be much fun. A couple of quid tip never goes amiss, of course, but a couple of drivers have told me a friendly welcome and thank you also keeps them going as they head off with the next order. Cheers!

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IT’S common knowledge now that home grown vegetables taste better than supermarket bought – but we s t i l l d o n ’t e x t e n d t h e s a m e principle to meat.

And there’s really no excuse here with the wonderful Woodlands Farm right on our doorstep. With lambing season on the way you can order meat from February. But it’s not just lamb that’s available. You can order pork from their Gloucester Old Spot pigs as well as eggs, honey, jams and chutneys made with fruits grown there. The Trust also has a herd of eight rare and traditional breed cows including British White and Aberdeen Angus. As a working farm, the cattle are rotated and taken to the wholesale market while saleable to butchers so beef isn’t available at the farm, and their milk is for the calves. And the herd is about to expand. In more ways than one. Long Horn and Red Devon cows are moving in – and bringing their own new cowshed thanks to artist Kate Stevens and partner Gaius Vincent. Kate – a talented wildlife painter known for her perceptive skills in portraying cows – and social campaigner and filmmaker Gaius have shared their life between Greenwich and Dorset for a decade. But when the time came to relocate to London, the herd was slightly too large for a Greenwich-sized garden. So the couple have given their cows to the Trust – to stay for the rest of their lives rather then go to market – and sponsored a spacious new cowshed too. I met David Jones, Woodland Farm Trust Manager, by the farm shed, which represents a huge effort by the whole team there. “As you can see, David explains, “it’s all about light and ventilation.” The new shed is partly made of wooden slats which allow the air to circulate, the front wall has been replaced by a retractable mesh and the roof includes skylights allowing direct light to enter. The floor is covered with porous chalk, impervious to wet damp

PICTURE PERFECT: Sheep at Woodlands Farm, Trust and (left) one of Kate’s brilliant animal portraits

ROOM with a moo New herd (with a new home) at wonderful Woodlands Farm Trust conditions. The whole concept aims at a healthier environment for happier cattle. The space even has a couple of benches – although even I, with little knowledge of things rural, know that these are for people, not cows! The cows are due any day now, so visitors to the farm will get a chance to

find out more about farming life and farm animals. Farmers are living through uncertain times. European funding is about to be withdrawn and what will replace them is still not clear. So even something as small, in the scheme of things, as a new cowshed and new animals gives a ray of hope for the future. I encourage you to take a day out

COW NICE: Kate and Gaius at new cowshed where cattle including the farrm’s British White will shelter

with or without the family – to appreciate what goes into rearing meat. If you bump into someone sketching that will be Kate, make sure you steal a glance at her work to appreciate how cows communicate with people. And thank her for the cowshed. Info: The Woodland Farm Trust, 331 Shooters Hill DA16 3RP. 020 8319 8900. www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

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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-6pm Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Moonlight market 8am-10pm last Friday of the month Clocktower Market: 166 Greenwich High Rd. Sat, Sun 10-4. 50 quirky stalls specialising in vintage, retro and antiques. 07940 914204 Blackheath Farmers’ Market: Blackheath Station, 10-2 every Sun. lfm.org EXHIBITIONS/CRAFTS/COMMUNITY Royal Observatory: Astronomy Photographer Of The Year. rmg.co.uk Fan Museum: Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk Old Royal Naval College: ornc.org Blackheath Halls: blackheathhalls.com Age Exchange: Carers’ group Mon, knitters Thurs, preschool rhyme-time Fri. Old Bakehouse, Bennett Pk SE3 9LA. age-exchange.org.uk. Nat Maritime Museum: 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: 10 Stockwell St SE10 9BD. 020 8331 9954 Civil Service Retirement Fellowship david.tickner@csrf.org.uk csrf.org.uk WALKS Greenwich Guided Walks: Local experts. Walks daily at 12.15 and 2.15 from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre. £8, £7 cons. Greenwich Tour Guides Association 07575772298 guides@greenwichtours.co.uk Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. richs@onetel.com Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. dotmakertours.co.uk FAMILY ACTIVITIES National Maritime Museum: Explore Saturdays. Free. Performance and storytelling for over-5s from noon. Discover Sundays. Free. Activities for families from 11.30am. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30

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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: 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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Monday January 1 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Gillingham. Valley 3 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 5 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 3 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 7 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 4 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 7 PLAY Punk Rock London Theatre 8 Friday 5 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 PLAY Punk Rock London Theatre 8 COMEDY Up The Creek Saturday 6 FAMILY Didgeridoo-Making Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 DANCE Popcity UK Vol 3 Hiphop competition, Borough Hall 1-7 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2, 5.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Oldham. Valley 3 PLAY Punk Rock London Theatre 8 COMEDY Up The Creek JAZZ Alban Claret Quartet Oliver’s Sunday 7 EXHIBITION Death In The Ice Final day National Maritime Museum RUN 10K Winter Race Greenwich Park 9.30 FAMILY Wassail in the Pleasaunce Music, Craft-making, mulled cider. East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Chevening RD SE10 0LB. 12-4 FAMILY Didgeridoo-Making Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 PANTO Cinderella Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Blues Night GFMA gig, 7.30 Earl of Chatham, Thomas St SE18 6HU Monday 8 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 9 TALK Sophie Stewart Lead conservator of the Painted Hall. Old Royal Naval College 3 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter

January FRIDAY JAN 19: Light, Sleep & Time. Dr Russell Foster talks at Blackheath Scientific Society, Mycenae House, Blackheath 7.45

JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 10 FILM/MUSIC Eric Clapton Live Link Greenwich Picturehouse 7 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 11 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 BASKETBALL NBA London Game O2 JAZZ JazzMoss Oliver’s Friday 12 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 MUSIC Side By Side With The Philharmonia Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls 6 PLAY The Mitfords Greenwich Th studio 7.30 MUSIC Paramore O2 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Johnny Cochrane, Francis Foster, Michael Odewale, Rob Deering Up The Creek JAZZ Nick Meier Trio Oliver’s Saturday 13 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2, 5.30 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 PLAY The Mitfords Greenwich Th studio 7.30 COMEDY Rich Wilson, Dane Baptiste, Sean Percival, Rob Deering Up The Creek JAZZ Marco Marconi Trio Oliver’s Sunday 14 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY The Mitfords Greenwich Th studio 7.30

Monday 15 MUSIC Linos Piano Trio Blackheath Halls 11 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 16 LECTURE Prof Raman Prinja Talk about stars. Royal Observatory 5.15 FILM/OPERA Rigoletto Link to Covent Gdn. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Tom Allen & Guests Cutty Sark 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 17 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Single Spies Greenwich Th studio 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 18 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Single Spies Greenwich Th studio 7.45 Friday 19 MUSIC RAF Central Band Soloists Charlton House 1 STUNTS Fast & Furious Live O2 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 DANCE Maciej Kuzminski Laban 7.30 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 TALK Dr Russell Foster: Light, Sleep & TIme Blackheath Scientific Soc, Mycenae Ho 7.45 PLAY Single Spies Greenwich Th studio 7.45 COMEDY Jen Brister, Danny Ward, Twayna Mayne, Pete Firman Up The Creek JAZZ Richard Moore Quartet Oliver’s Saturday 20 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2, 5.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Walsall. Valley 3 ARROWS Legends of Darts Masters IndigO2 STUNTS Fast & Furious Live O2 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Single Spies Greenwich Th studio 7.45 COMEDY Up The Creek PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 JAZZ Viviana Zarba Quartet Oliver’s Sunday 21 PANTO Cinderella Bob Hope Theatre 2 PLAY Duo London Theatre 3, 6 FILM/BALLET Romeo & Juliet Link to the Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse 3 STUNTS Fast & Furious Live O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 22 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 23 TALK Lindsey Collier: Lea Valley Heritage Alliance Greenwich Industrial History Society, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC August Alsina IndigO2 GONGS National Television Awards O2 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter SOCIAL Civil Service Retirement Fellowship guided tour of Fan Museum, £5. csrf.org.uk PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 24 PERFORMANCE Hip Greenwich Th studio 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 25 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK Linda Smith: Art & The F Word Feminism The Arts Society Blackheath St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 PLAY Edward II Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Hip Greenwich Th studio 7.30 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 JAZZ Simon Purcell & Friends Oliver’s


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MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PERFORMANCE King Lear Retold Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 7 FILM/OPERA Tosca Link to Covent Garden Thurs February 1 Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PERFORMANCE Lost In Blue Greenwich MUSIC Kings Of The South Seas Cutty Sark 7.15 Theatre 7.30 Friday 2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars PERFORMANCE So Many Reasons Albany 7.30 Royal Observatory from 5.25 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Saturday 3 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s KIDS Zodiac Zoo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 Thursday 8 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Oxford U. Valley 3 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars SUPPORT Tinnitus Rooms Dragonfly Lifestyle, Royal Observatory from 5.25 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich Market. Open 6.30 MUSIC Vanbrugh Ensemble Mozart/Beethoven for 7-8.30 meeting. Ties in with British 7.30 at St Margaret’s SE13 5EA Tinnitus Association #tinnitusweek. PERFORMANCE Trumpageddon! MUSIC Lady Gaga O2 Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 Friday 9 DISCO Polish Power IndigO2 SPOKEN WORD Boys Don’t Sunday 4 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 RUN 10K Winter Race Greenwich Park 9.30 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars KIDS Zodiac Zoo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 Royal Observatory from 5.25 FILM/BALLET The Lady Of The Camellias From Saturday 10 the Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon KIDS Pigs And Bears Don’t Come In Pairs KIDS Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children Blackheath Halls 11, 3 Albany 1 & 3 WORKSHOPS Out At Sea, Outing The Past TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 LGBT History Month events NMM 11-4.30 PLAY Mistero Buffo Greenwich Th studio 7.30 FAMILY The Enormous Turnip MUSIC Lady Gaga O2 Greenwich Theatre, noon, 2, 3.30 Monday 5 FILM/OPERA L’Elisir d’Amore Link to NY Met PERFORMANCE King Lear Retold Greenwich Picturehouse 5 Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 DANCE Strictly Live O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 MUSIC The Remains Of Tom Lehrer JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 Tuesday 6 Sunday 11 LECTURE Think Space Royal Observatory 5.15 WORKSHOP Hoist The Flag LGBT History JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 Month event, Nat Maritime Museum 11, 1.30

FAMILY A Necklace Of Raindrops Greenwich Theatre studio 11, 1, 3 KIDS Bright Sparks Albany 1 & 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 DANCE Strictly Live O2 MUSIC The Swing Commanders Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 Monday 12 FAMILY Out Of This World Royal Obs 10 KIDS Leaf Greenwich Th studio 11, 1&3 KIDS Make It Go! Cutty Sark 11.30-4 WORKSHOP Object Rainbow LGBT History Month event, Nat Maritime Museum 11, 1.30 CELEBRATION CoLab: Launch Party Trinity Laban, King Charles Court 6 MUSIC Kendrick Lamar O2 COMEDY Tom Allen Cutty Sark 7.15 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 13 FAMILY Out Of This World Royal Observatory 10 KIDS Story Parade NMM 10.30, 1.30, 3 KIDS Make It Go! Cutty Sark 11.30-4 FAMILY The Gingerbread Man Greenwich Theatre, noon, 3 MUSIC Kendrick Lamar O2 PERFORMANCE Protein: May Contain Food, May Contain You Albany 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Bradford C.Valley 7.45 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 14 FAMILY Holidays To Space Royal Obs 10 WORKSHOP Hoist The Flag LGBT History Month event, Nat Maritime Museum 11, 1.30 KIDS Make It Go! Cutty Sark 11.30-4 FAMILY Pandora’s Box Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton

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ASTRONOMY A Valentine’s Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 FILM/PLAY Twelfth Night Link to RSC Greenwich Picturehouse 7 THEATRE The Deep Blue Sea Alexandra Players, Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue. 8 MUSIC a-ha O2 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 15 FAMILY Holidays To Space Royal Obs 10 WORKSHOP Object Rainbow LGBT History Month event, Nat Maritime Museum 11, 1.30 KIDS Make It Go! Cutty Sark 11.30-4 MUSIC CoLab: Concert St Alfege 1.05 PLAY John Godber’s Up’n’Under Albany 7.30 THEATRE The Deep Blue Sea Alexandra Players, Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue. 8 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 Friday 16 FAMILY Holidays To Space Royal Obs 10 KIDS Make It Go! Cutty Sark 11.30-4 MUSIC CoLab: Concert ORNC chapel 1.05 KIDS Hoot Owl, Master Of Disguise Greenwich Theatre studio 2 CELEBRATION CoLab: Open Space Laban 7.15 PLAY John Godber’s Up’n’Under Albany 7.30 TALK Dr Greg Hunt: The Cassini Legacy Blackheath Scientific Soc, Mycenae Ho 7.45 THEATRE The Deep Blue Sea Alexandra Players, Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue. 8 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 Saturday 17 FAMILY Tom Thumb Greenwich Th studio 11, 2 PLAY John Godber Up’n’Under Albany 3, 7.30 RUGBY Blackheath v Esher Well Hall 3 FILM 2010 Flash Gordon (1984) Royal Obs 6.45 THEATRE The Deep Blue Sea Alexandra Players, Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue. 8 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 Sunday 18 WORKSHOP Hoist The Flag LGBT History Month event, Nat Maritime Museum 11, 1.30 PLAY Duo London Theatre 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Monday 19 PLAY Hanna Greenwich Theatre 7.30

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 20 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 TALK Michael Delap: Unlocking Deptford Creek Greenwich Industrial History Society, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY Hanna Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 21 GONGS Brit Awards O2 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Hanna Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s ARTS The Acting Class Screening of documentary about challenge facing working class actors plus Q&A with directors Deirdre O’Neill & Mike Wayne. Eltham Arts event. Bob Hope Theatre 7.30. Tickets £6. elthamarts.org Thursday 22 MUSIC CoLab: Concert St Alfege 1.05 TALK David Phillips: Financial Secrets Of The Masters The Arts Society Blackheath St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Pk 2

January 2018 Page 13 SYMPOSIUM What Is Inhabitability? Royal Observatory from 5.25 FILM/PLAY Cat On A Hot Tin Roof National Theatre link. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 Friday 23 MUSIC CoLab: Chamber Twist Old Royal Naval College chapel 1-4 MUSIC CoLab: Finale Blackheath Halls 6.30 CELEBRATION Fierce Queens LGBT History Month event, Queen’s House 6.30 MUSIC The Script O2 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSIC Nick Harper Mycenae House 7.30 Saturday 24 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, G Park 1-4 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Shrewsbury Town. Valley 3 FILM/OPERA La Bohème Link to NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5.30 MUSIC The Script O2 MUSIC Zim Connect 18 IndigO2 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 Sunday 25 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Kygo O2 TALK Dan Cruickshank Greenwich Th 7.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 Monday 26 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Tuesday 27 MUSIC Spring Forth King Charles Court 1 LECTURE Think Space Royal Observatory 5.15 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter DANCE New Choreography Now Laban 7.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSICAL Time Machine Greenwich Th 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Wednesday 28 MUSIC Brahms & Schubert Trinity Laban, King Charles Court 1 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton FILM/BALLET The Winter’s Tale From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSIC Imagine Dragons O2 PERFORMANCE Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday March 1 MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05

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PLAY Mia: Daughter Of Fortune Albany 7.30 MUSIC Paloma Faith O2 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Th studio 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Thursday 15 MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Th studio 7.30 DANCE Joss Arnott: Triple Bill Laban 7.30 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain DANCE Tara d’Arquian: Bad Faith Laban 7.30 MUSIC Imagine Dragons O2 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Friday 2 Thursday 8 Friday 16 MUSIC Trinity Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Trinity Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 FIGHT Betty’s Boxing IndigO2 MUSIC CMA Songwriters IndigO2 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain MUSIC Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble Side By Side Trinity Laban concert Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Blackheath Halls 7.30 Blackheath Halls 6 MUSIC Shapeshifter: Bohemian Berlin DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Th studio 7.30 DANCE Protein: May Contain Food Laban 7.30 TALK Dr David Nordsletten: MRI Imaging & 3D Mycenae House 7.30 Friday 9 Modelling Prior To Surgery Blackheath PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 Scientific Society, Mycenae House 7.45 Saturday 3 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain CEILIDH GFMA Burns Night Mycenae Ho 7 MUSIC Paul Weller O2 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Saturday 17 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSIC C2C Festival O2 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 2.30, 7.30 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Th studio 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Fleetwood T. Valley 3 Sunday 4 KIDS Noisy Holidays Albany 1 & 3 DANCE This Is Us Borough Hall 7.45 COMBAT UFC Fight Night O2 FAMILY The Little Mochi Man Greenwich Th 2 Saturday 10 MUSIC The Wailers IndigO2 FILM/BALLET The Flames Of Paris Link to the FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 11 DRAMA One Last Waltz RUGBY Blackheath v Fylde Well Hall 3 Bloshoi, Greenwich Picturehouse 3 Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 DANCE This Is Us Borough Hall 5.30 DANCE St Patrick’s Day Céilí Borough Hall 8 MUSIC Mayday O2 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain Sunday 18 Monday 5 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 FAMILY Red Riding Hood & The Wolf FILM/BALLET The Winter’s Tale From Covent MUSIC C2C Festival O2 Greenwich Theatre noon, 3 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Th studio 7.30 DANCE The Cloud Albany 2 & 6 Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 Sunday 11 MUSIC MFÖ 2018 IndigO2 DANCE UDance 2018 Laban 7 KIDS Tidy Up Albany 1 & 3 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Monday 19 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Tuesday 6 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s FILM/OPERA Carmen From Covent Garden. MUSIC C2C Festival O2 Tuesday 20 Greenwich Picturehouse 6.45 Monday 12 MUSIC Trinity Laban Debussy ORNC chapel 1.05 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 DRAMA One Last Waltz DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s MUSIC English folk Star & Garter Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Tuesday 13 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 Wednesday 21 TALK Katherine Riggs: Thames Vision JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya Greenwich Ind History Soc, Bakehouse 7.30 Wednesday 7 Brahms & Schubert Violin/piano play Brahms MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 7.30 & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 Brahms & Schubert Violin/piano play Brahms CONCERT Snatam Kaur IndigO2 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Th studio 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Thursday 22 PERFORMANCE Dylan Thomas: Clown In The JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 Moon Mycenae House 7.30 Wednesday 14 TALK Dr Lois Oliver: Love & Loss – Orpheus & MUSIC elbow O2 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Euridice in art and music Arts Society BlackTALK Friends Of Greenwich Park Annual Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 Lecture University of Greenwich 7.30 DANCE Tara d’Arquian: Bad Faith Laban 7.30 heath, St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 Friday 23 MUSIC Trinity Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban: Debussy & The 19th Century King Charles Court 7.30 Saturday 24 Your home for dance FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Plymouth A. Valley 3 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Live! Albany 7.30 in South East London, MUSIC Phil Beer Mycenae House 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Th 7.30 with classes, performances Sunday 25 and events for everyone. KIDS Library Lion Deptford Lounge 1, 3 FAMILY Magic Cutlass Greenwich Th studio 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Shafqat Amanat Ali IndigO2 Monday 26 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Take the first step Keep up to date Tuesday 27 and learn to dance, greenwichdance.org.uk MUSIC Trinity Laban: Debussy & Nature with classes for all ages. 020 8293 9741 Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 – Greenwich Dance MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Th 7.30 @ Get active, be creative GreenwichDance JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 and have fun whilst MUSIC Thirty Seconds From Mars O2 improving your dance skills, JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s with our quality teaching. Wednesday 28 – MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya Join us in the audience Brahms & Schubert Violin/piano play Brahms at one of our events, & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 and be inspired MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Th 7.30 Greenwich Dance is a JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s and entertained. registered charity no. 1029506 Thursday 29 MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 MUSIC Trinity Laban: Debussy & Spain King Charles Court 7.30 MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Th 7.30 Friday 30 MUSIC Trinity Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Backstreet, Mya & Case IndigO2 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Saturday 31 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 FAMILY The Snow Beast Greenwich Theatre 5 MUSIC Fall Out Boy O2

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