Page 1

GreenwichVisitor FREE

for residents & VISITORS since 2010

THE

May of Destiny 100 years on... blackheath’s inspirational suffragette

greenwich, Blackheath, eltham, charlton,Woolwich, LEE GREEN.

FEBRUARY 2018 No88

FREE WE’VE DONE IT! GIANT MAP FEB MAR APR greenwich park revealed celebration – SEE P4&5

CENTRE pages

LISTINGS INSIDE

see PAGE 6

Why Meridian light has been turned off

First taste of the new Ivy Café

GREENWICH’S famous Meridian Laser has had to be switched off five nights a week – because there aren’t enough staff trained up to handle it.

SOLANGE BERCHEMIN – P12&13

Search for the 50s cycle pals

Staff need more training on how to work powerful new Meridian Line beam

A more powerful new beam was installed late last year and only workers with a Laser Safety Certificate can switch it on and off. Only two staff have so far been trained – so the beam has only marked our place as the home of world time on Saturdays and Sundays. The last time it was out of action was when it struck a new skyscraper at Stratford in 2014, dazzling builders. A sp o k e sp e r so n f o r R o y a l Mu se u m s Greenwich – which operates the Observatory – insisted the switch-off was not to cut costs. She said: “A number of staff are undergoing the specialised training in February, so after this time we expect it to be on every night.”

SEE page 3

KNIGHTS MINICABS 0203 598 0676 Best Value MiniCabs in London Credit card terminal in vehicle

Airport Specialist www.knightsminicabs.com


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 2

W

NELSON’S COLUMN

hen you’re the Home of Time it’s a little embarrassing when it stands still...literally. The red Time Ball on top of the Royal Observatory has been stuck for some (sorry) time. And not for the first (ouch) time. Built in 1833 to rise up and fall at 1pm so workers in the noisy docks by the Thames knew the (yes) time, it was out of action for months back in 2016. Reader Brain Cross alerted us that it had failed again. recently. “There was nothing happening and nothing to see except for a small notice apologising for it not working. The attendants knew little of what is happening, so I wonder if some pressure applied by the press to the

The Greenwich Visitor’s admirable social diary, brought to you by the spirit of Horatio Nelson powers that be to get them to get their fingers out?” Well we’re happy to report the Time Ball is working again daily – except when it’s windy. But it was pressure applied in the right places by engineers that did the trick.

W

e’re sorely tempted to put in a bid for the striking print by Patricia Cain being auctioned this month (see story P12). And maybe we should – because there’s actually a local link. Artist Patricia was commissioned to record the building of the new Glasgow Transport Museum on the site

TALK About Art – which promotes the visual arts to young people – launches its 2018 season next month with an exhibition exploring the Arts & Crafts Movement that restored traditional crafts in the 19th century, turning everyday items into objects of beauty. Talk about…Art & Social Change runs in partnership with the Tidemill Academy at the Deptford Lounge in Giffin Street from March 5 to 25. It examines the movement’s reaction to mechanisation and factory production techniques spawned by the industrial revolution, with nine stunning, illustrated stands depicting its history and main characters. All have interactive features. In the wake of the industrial revolution, Britain was no longer a collection of isolated market towns and rural communities and had become a world leader in mechanisation and mass production. But the traditional crafts and working methods that had been the lifeblood of regional areas for centuries were getting trampled underfoot. This exhibition looks at the origins of the Arts & Crafts Movement, how its influence redressed the balance of social change, particularly for women artists, and how it promoted an ideal that spread across the world and still influences contemporary art and design. Talk About Art aims to promote the visual arts across the Borough of Lewisham, particularly amongst children and teenagers, by involving local schools closely in its work. The exhibition is free and is open Monday to Friday (8am-10pm), on Saturdays (9am5pm) and Sundays (10am-5pm). Visitors can explore augmented reality footage and access additional information through QR codes. Nine fun workshops for schools, led by TAA artists, will be offered free of charge under the title Hands Make Crafty Work. They will explore the concept of handmade products inspired by the movement and take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the exhibition from 10am12pm. This is the fifth exhibition run by TAA since September 2015. Upcoming shows this year will be Talk about…Art & Victorian Rebellion in April at Downham Health & Leisure Centre and Talk about…Art Connecting Cultures in June at Lewisham Central Library. JOHN BARTRAM

WHY WE’RE HERE

Users’ GVide

ART DOC: School pupils take part in the project

built the Norman Court – a rival clipper to our own Cutty Sark built close by at Dumbarton. Both clippers were launched in 1869...just as steam began to rule the waves. Cutty Sark – now at the heart of historic Greenwich – has had a chequered history including collisions, financial woes, and, famously, fires. But Norman Court suffered an even worse fate – she was wrecked in March 1883 at Anglesey with the loss of two crew.

Y

ou need all sorts of skills to be Greenwich Park Manager. Graham Dear will be brushing up his bricklaying after a 100-year-old beech tree fell during February gales and took out a stretch of historic Park wall too (inset). “We’ll reclaim all the usable bricks and rebuild it,” he told us. “But the tree’s already been sawn up and removed.” Last time the wall was damaged was in 2011 as the Park prepared for Olympic equestrian events. “It was ironic really,” he jokes. “We had all that security in place but a joyrider still managed to get in.”

here’s what YOU ask US

This is the place where groups and people tell us what they do, why, And how you can help. This month:

Talk About Art

of the former A & J Inglis Shipyard. Inglis

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 Tuesday Their palace, Placentia, was here. In to Sunday 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 Queen Elizabeth Greenwic 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. The lifts they’re protected by the United remain a big issue here and we’re Nations. always keen to hear your Greenwich Market is famous isn’t experiences of it. Email Matt@ it? Yes, it’s one of the oldest in TheGreenwichVisitor.com London. There’s been a market here Is anyone using the cable car yet? since the 1300s – and in 2016 the Cheek! The Emirates Air Line isn’t Duke of York officially unveiled a much use for getting about – major renovation. A new smaller although we’re assured some people

New home for rough sleepers A NEW centre has been launched to help rough sleepers on the streets of Greenwich get back on their feet. The Greenwich Hub complex will have specialist support services including psychological therapy as well as providing accommodation in two fully-refurbished dilapidated buildings. The home in Plumstead Common Road will house 12 people – some with complex needs – and help them “take their first steps on their journey to independent living,” says Greenwich council. It says Greenwich has lower numbers of rough sleepers compared to inner London boroughs but numbers rose 50 per cent over four years from 56 in 2013 to 110 in 2016. The complex is run in association with Thames Reach and L&Q Living.

use it to commute to work – and 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...if you really must leave Greenwich behind. Are museums free? Yes – except the Fan Museum, which has no public funding but has a worldleading collection of fans. And the We r n h e r C o l l e c t i o n o f a r t a t 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!

BOOST YOUR CAREER BECOME A CHARTERED MANAGER Our courses are tailored to individuals’ and organisations’ needs to ensure you make the most of your study time and you maximise your chances of success

0208 694 8379


GreenwichVisitor THE

Search for cycle pals

February 2018 Page 3

Pop-up disco celebrates with glittering bash IT PROMISES to be one heck of a party! And if you can’t stop dancing to classic disco tracks it’s the one for you.

THEIR paths in life went different ways…but 58 years ago these members of the Metro Cycle Racing Club were firmest of friends. Back in the 1950s, the group met up in a cellar at the Meridian Cycle shop – now demolished – in Trafalgar Road, near the Old Royal Naval College. “Most evenings, after work,” founder Brian Ward told us, “we’d meet and go on training rides of 30 to 60 miles around the Kent countryside and enter 100 mile road races on Sundays.” Last summer Brian, Joe James, Brian Redfern and Ken Jacobs met up for a wonderful six-hour lunch! Brian says: “We were reunited for the first time in 57 years which was an emotional meeting – it seemed only yesterday that we had been such close comrades.” Now he hopes to hear from other members, like David “Tambo” Jenkins, Albert “Gabby” Hayes and Peter Russell. “Around 1960 most of our colleagues lost touch because of National Service, marriages and careers that took them to the North Sea oil rigs, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Aden and Norway. “Our recent reunion is evidence that the close bond we had then is still as strong as ever. “We are now in our 70s and early 80s and would love to rekindle those old friendships from growing up in post-war Greenwich.” If you were a member of the club – or know one – contact Brian via email at brianjeward@ gmail.com

8yrs on ...we’Re having a ball!

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! was launched in March 2010 by 40-something Nikki Spencer, who wanted to go dancing without feeling like she was “gate-crashing one of her teenager daughters’ parties.” And this month it celebrates its eighth birthday with a glittering party here in Greenwich. “Little did I know when I started HSDY! that it was going to be so popular and it’s fabulous that we are celebrating back at The Trafalgar where it all started,” says Nikki. Nikki – a journalist and media tutor – says: “There was nowhere to go where I felt comfortable dancing to the music that I love – 70s and 80s soul, funk and disco, so I decided to start my own pop-up club night. “I wasn’t sure how many others would feel the same but the response has been phenomenal. “We had over 200 at our launch night and now run about ten events a year, which regularly sell out. “We had over 1000 people party with us at our two Christmas events last year which was awesome.” HSDY! nights kick off with choreographer-led dance routines to get everyone into the groove. There are prizes for the best outfits and dance moves plus ecofriendly glitter face painting, free retro sweets and ice pops. Ten per cent of profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK. HSDY! is aimed at an older crowd from 30 to 50 and offers an unashamedly retro night “for people who remember the tunes first time round and still want to party”. Although 20-somethings come too and some even bring their parents, or vice versa, Nikki explains. The line-up for Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! birthday bash on Saturday March 3 includes hula-hooping DJ Da’Lynne and Auntie Maureen plus dance line-ups, ecoTrafalgar Tavern, friendly face painting and prizes for the best Greenwich outfits. Tickets for the anniversary party cost £15 in advance and are Saturday available at Coco Barclay March 3 in Greenwich and online at www.haventstopped dancingyet.co.uk

WHERE

UNITED: L to R: David Jenkins, Tom Sanson, Albert Hayes (with shield), Brian, Joe James.

WHEN

REUNITED: Joe James, Brian Redfern & Brian

Chinese New Year 17 & 18 Feb Kid’s Art Workshops & Food Tastes

CREATIVITY IN EVERY CORNER

ARTS&CRAFTS MARKET

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Weekends

ANTIQUES&COLLECTABLES

MARKET

12 noon Sat 10th & Tue 13th February

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Nearest Station DLR Cutty Sark

#greenwichmarket www.greenwichmarket.london


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 4

Miles Hedley’s pick of this month’s events. Our unique 3-month listings begin on P15

BREAKING BARRIERS

Veteran politicians Harriet Harman and Dame Joan Ruddock, musical presenter Lucy Drever and writer Rebecca Allen are among guests in a fascinating weekend of theatre, talks, films, discussions and workshops at Blackheath Halls celebrating 100 years of women getting the vote. Feb 2-4

THE REMAINS OF TOM

Musical comedy star Adam Kay comes to Greenwich Theatre to perform works by the legendary American songwriter, satirist and mathematician. It should be a riot because Lehrer’s imagination dreamt up classics like The Elements and the unforgettable Poisoning Pigeons In The Park. Feb 10

10 TO DO FEBRuary

COLAB

The Old Royal Naval College, St Alfege’s parish church and Blackheath Halls play host to this fabulous annual two weeks of music and dance which is co-created and staged by Trinity Laban students and staff. It’s always one of the highlights of the royal borough’s cultural year. Feb 12-23

TWELFTH NIGHT

Director Harry Denford uses an all-female cast at the London Theatre in New Cross for this take on Shakespeare’s wintry genderbending comedy about unrequited love. It will be intriguing to see how the production nails gobby chauvinists Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Feb 14-18

DEAD AND BREATHING

Chisa Hutchinson’s darkly funny look at euthanasia gets a fortnight’s run at the Albany. Ageing Carolyn Whitlock who tries to talk her devoutly religious nurse Veronika into ditching her heartfelt principles by helping her end her life. A morality tale for our times. Feb 20-Mar 3

THE ACTING CLASS

Eltham Arts present a Bob Hope Theatre screening of a documentary in which such luminaries as Christoper Eccleston, Maxine Peake and Samuel West discuss the barriers faced by working class actors. The screening is followed by a Q&A with directors Deidre O’Neill and Mike Wayne. Feb 21

HANNA

Greenwich Theatre’s intimate studio space is just the ticket for Sam Potter’s poignant but witty piece about the life-changing consequences of a maternity ward mix-up. Find out why the show has been garnering plaudits from critics and audiences alike on its current nationwide tour. Feb 19-21

NICK HARPER He may be the son of folk legend Roy Harper but living in the awesome shadow of his father hasn’t held him back from carving out a reputation as a brilliant guitarist and dazzling singer-songwriter in his own right. Check him out at Mycenae House– your soul will love you for it for ever. Feb 23

TONY LAW

The cult Canadian comic brings two special guests to the lovely Sammy Ofer Gallery underneath the hull of the Cutty Sark for an evening of surreal stand-up dedicated to ships and other nautical matters. He’s not only a very funny guy but, aptly, he has the best seadog beard in the business. Feb 24

NEW CHOREOGRAPHY NOW

Trinity Laban unveils works created by finalyear dance students in a Laban theatre show which they say gives us the chance to see tomorrow’s stars today. Given the conservatoire’s amazing roll-call of worldfamous alumni such as Matthew Bourne and Lea Anderson, that’s no idle boast. Feb 27

PETER KENT He lives on the river and writes about the river. His blog is free for all to see take a dip riverwatchreturns.com

www.peterkentgreenwich.co.uk

PARK crosses winning line

IT’S famous for the Meridian Line that runs through it...but here’s another unique line-up in the shadow of General Wolfe’s statue in Greenwich Park. Staff, managers and supporters celebrate the success of it’s bid for £4.8million Lottery funding for Greenwich Park Revealed – a project to tell its past, protect its present and prepare it for the future. The project – launched with The Greenwich Visitor in 2016 – has won cash to produce detailed plans for major projects. Then it is almost certain to receive £4.8million Phase 2 funding from the Parks for People scheme – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. Match-funding could build the total to £7million. It should see a raft of improvements, including reviving the Park’s 17th Century design by Versailles genius Le Notre, with giant steps in the hill below General Wolfe’s statue. There will be better access for disabled people, a new learning centre, avenues of trees ravaged by disease will be restored, its leaking boating lake will be refurbished and there will be new ways of telling the Park’s amazing 590-year story. Park Manager Graham Dear said: “It was great to be able to meet so many people who helped make the campaign a success and thank them personally Follow @theroyalparks for their efforts. “Our next task is to build on the and @GreenwichVisitr proposals we’ve submitted, and we and look for hashtags #GreenwichParkRevealed look forward to a succesful final result in the months to come.” #GreenwichPark Info: www.royalparks.org.uk

GET INVOLVED

ParkLife

it’s strictly yum dancing

By Greenwich Park manager

L

Graham Dear

ast week I had one of those communing with nature moments. It was about 6pm, close to park closing time, a when I walked out of the pedestrian gate at King William Walk. Just as I got to the gate a large fox trotted along the pavement outside and turned into the gate first. There he stopped – perfectly framed by the metalwork – looked up at me for a while then said “Yap, yap, yap” in fox language. I imagined that he was saying “I am the King of the Greenwich Park foxes. Good to meet you Park Manager.” We continued looking at each other for a while when I realised what he really meant was “You are in my way.” So I stood to the side and he walked slowly past. o be fair he was a fantastic Mr Fox, with a wonderful bushy tail. He got me thinking that the fox is the largest wild animal you would see in Greenwich Park. If you were to walk from Vanbrugh Gate to St. Mary’s Gate after closing, as I do sometimes, you might see three or four. There are earths scattered around the Park. ur mammalian fauna, however, is somewhat depleted in comparison to my predecessors’. Supt Webster writes in 1901 that; “Rabbit, rat, water-vole, dormouse, shrew and field-mouse are abundant,” whist “long-eared bat breeds regularly in a hollow oak in the deer park.” The last rabbit died in the park in 1944 according to naturalist John Burton in his book Grey Daggers and

T

O

Minotaurs in Greenwich Park. Surprisingly, they can still be seen in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Rats persist although thankfully not many. The water vole and dormouse are both no longer with us. I do not have records of a recent small mammal survey of the Park. Wood mouse and House mouse are both present but of the Yellow-necked mouse I am not sure. Shrews are also an unknown – there are definitely no water shrews but possibly common and pigmy. edgehogs, Webster says, were introduced but none remain. We have more information on bats. The London Wildlife Trust did a survey in 2014 which found the following species: Common Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle, Nathusius Pipistrelle, Noctule, Serotine and probably Daubentons. Sounds impressive compared to Webster’s but it is interesting to note the only species that he mentions – the Brown Long Eared – is absent. It is probable bats were more common in his day but not so well recorded. here is one species of mammal not on Webster’s list which is now abundant – the Grey Squirrel. In fact it is the most visible wild mammal in the Park. If you want to spot any of the other wildlife, foxes can regularly be seen basking in the sunshine in the deer park in summer. As for bats I would recommend a stroll down Lovers Walk at dusk between April and October.

H

T

WHERE

Mycenae House, Blackheath SE3 7SE

FOOD meets dance in a “playful and immersive” Sunday performance here. March 2 May Contain Food, M a y C o n t a i n Yo u encourages the audience to bring home-grown and locallysourced dishes – as Sonya Cullingford and Matthew Winston (above) bake a sticky ginger pudding live on stage. The show – brought to Mycenae House on March 2 (2.30 & 7.30) by dance company Protein – “encourages audiences to think about the sensory, cultural and social implications of food.”

WHEN


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 5

revealed

market pub is bought back by landlord Hotel plan after sale of Admiral Hardy

ONE of Greenwich’s landmark pubs has Hall site next door.” Campaigners claim Mr been sold – as it’s former owner presses on Dowling’s previous plans for the new hotel behind the historic Trafalgar Tavern could with controversial plans for a new hotel.

The Admiral Hardy – and Clarence Hall next mean demolishing historic homes behind it. The businessman reached to it – were once part of the Inc agreement with creditors in Group run by businessman Frank 2015 and last year a trial on Dowling. VAT fraud charges against His £20million empire went in him collapsed. to administration in 2013 with Gillie Bexson, Greenwich debts said to be up to £15million. Hospital Property Director The lease has been bought back said: “The Admiral Hardy by charity Greenwich Hospital, which owns the land and operates and Clarence Hall – both Greenwich Market behind it. p a r t o f J o s e p h K a y ’s It says it will look for a new Greenwich Hospital project operator to run the pub and bar from 1830 to 1834 – are the next door – which was once the Inc main gateway to Greenwich Bar nightclub designed by former Market from College INN & OUT Changing Rooms TV star Laurence Approach. Removal vans at Llewelyn-Bowen. “This is a very exciting Admiral Hardy Mr Dowling said: “After 18 opportunity and we’ll work years in stewardship of the Admiral closely with our advisers Hardy we felt it was a good time to and the community to secure a new operator hand over the baton. We will be focusing our and look forward to bringing Clarence Hall efforts on the Trafalgar Tavern and our back to life.” ambitions to create a new hotel at the Trident Info: www.greenwichhospital.org.uk

Our fashion and wellbeing products are chosen with love and care, and each reflects our Dragonfly philosophy of celebrating and inspiring women in body, mind & spirit. Jules & Lou xx 6 Turnpin Lane Greenwich SE10 9JA. Tel 0208 858 4445 Open every day 10.30am to 6pm

www.dragonflylifestyle.co.uk


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 6

Inspiring exhibition honours our Suffragette pioneers 100 YEARS ago this month the first British women got the right to vote. Campaigners from Greenwich were among those driving the long struggle for women’s rights. An exhibition marking their contribution launches here this month. Beyond The Suffragettes curator Dr Claire Eustance tells the inspiring story of one of them: Rosa May Billinghurst

THOUGH born and bred over the border in Lewisham, Rosa May Billinghurst played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage campaign in Greenwich.

May, as she was known, was born in 1876 and lived comfortably with her family in Blackheath. By the turn of the century, she was regularly helping out at the Greenwich workhouse and it is more than likely that it was her experiences here that sparked her passionate interest in reform and FORMIDABLE: women’s rights. Rosa May Billinghurst By 1907 May was a member of at a women’s suffrage protest. the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) – the women’s Picture: The Women’s suffrage society whose members Library Collection, LSE – the Suffragettes – had put the issue of votes for women on every front page, into every home and back on the political agenda in Parliament. In 1910, May took a leading role in the new Greenwich and Deptford WSPU branch and helped arrange local events and activities – from street corner meetings to busy fundraisers. There were other impromptu speeches in front of crowds on Blackheath, in Beresford Square and other busy locations across the borough. Over the years, May welcomed some of the most famous leaders of the movement to Greenwich, including Mrs Pankhurst. In 1911 – joined by supporters in Woolwich – May and her associates took part in a huge women’s suffrage procession, planned to coincide with the new King George V’s coronation in London. The Greenwich area sent an impressive contingent, and local suffragettes were joined by women from other local groups, nurses, teachers, cannot take away my freedom of spirit or believed to have become a member of the Women’s members of the Women’s my determination to fight this good fight Freedom League – another women’s suffrage Cooperative Guild as well Various venues: Info: to the end.” society. She also joined with other suffragettes in a as male supporters. Her spirit was severely tested by the group called the Suffragette Fellowship. ich100.com enw gre Extra trams were laid forced feeding she endured following Rosa May Billinghurst stayed single – although on at Woolwich Dockyard her refusal of food in interestingly she chose to become a Gates and Deptford prison and shortly after mother later in her life when she Broadway to transfer them she was released on the adopted a child, named Beth, in the February 15 into central London. grounds of ill health. early 1930s. to June 18 As 1912 came and went and May’s commitment and By the time of her death, at her the prospect of a change in the dedication to women’s rights home in Surrey in 1953, May’s law faded, suffragette militancy becomes even more remarkable contribution to the fight for women’s intensified. when taking into consideration the suffrage was legendary, although at In October 1913 a group of suffragettes unfurled challenges she faced with mobility. the time too much perhaps was made a banner during a service in St. Alfege Church in Illness as a child had left her of her “frustrating affliction.” central Greenwich and were violently evicted. partially paralysed and she used a Today we commemorate her Such displays of violence towards suffragettes wheelchair to get around. extraordinary courage and the who protested in public made covert actions against At one protest near Buckingham importance she placed on the value of public and private property increasingly appealing. Palace in 1914, May attempted to citizenship. LANDMARK CASE: On such a mission in late 1912, May Billinghurst force her wheelchair through a With grateful assistance from Iris Pillar box May attacked was arrested after she was caught trying to destroy police cordon. Dove and Carolyn Ayres. the contents of a pillar box in a secluded part of One witness reported seeing Blackheath. May being thrown to the ground and her chair Beyond the Suffragettes is organised by At her trial at the Old Bailey in January 2013 she damaged, but she climbed back in and continued to Greenwich100 – funded by the University of Greenwich. Info www.greenwich100.com Get was found guilty of damaging postal letters and push forward. sentence to eight months in Holloway prison. Women over 30 were finally enfranchised in involved: email Dr Claire Eustance Senior Lecturer May was defiant, declaring: “I am strong‚ – they February 1918 and a few years later May is in History at ec03@gre.ac.uk

I am strong. They cannot take away my spirit or my determination to fight this good fight to the end – JAILED BLACKHEATH SUFFRAGETTE ROSA MAY BILLINGHURST

WHERE WHEN

NEXT MONTH: HOW GREENWICH AND BLACKHEATH PLAYED THEIR PART IN FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Alfege 300th anniversary HISTORIC St Alfege Church celebrates a unique anniversary this month – it was on February 14 1711 that its churchwardens asked Parliament for permission to rebuild the storm-damaged medieval church. Their success led to the Fifty New Churches Act later that year – which led to Nicholas Hawksmoor being commission to design and build St Alfege and others, including nearby St Paul’s Deptford. St Alfege – in Greenwich town centre, where a church has stood for over 1,000 years – is marking the day with a reenactment on the morning of February 14, when current churchwardens will present the same petition to MP Matthew Pennycook and other political leaders. In December the church was awarded a grant of £1,836,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Heart of Greenwich, Place and People project. The project aims to “reinforce the church’s position as a heritage asset, reveal and interpret our hidden spaces and heritage for everyone. “We plan vital repairs to the fabric, bring to light the splendid work of Nicholas Hawksmoor, improve access to and facilities in the church and enhance landscaping, signage and interpretation.” Info: www.st-alfege.org

Advertisers appear onMUSEUM THE FAN our GIANT SUPERSee CenMtreAPPages

Library is in record books WOOLWICH Library was the fourth busiest in Britain – and second most-visited in London – last year. An amazing 1,187,332 visits were made to the building, which issued 178,964 books – the highest number for three years. Provided by GLL, the library has free wifi and offers activities for people of all ages. The company’s Steve Hannen said: “We are proud and happy to have the Woolwich Centre among the most visited libraries in the UK as it is such a welcoming place for the whole community to enjoy. “The free access to WIFI, taking part in activities and events, doing homework or reading books play a big part in these record statistics. Plans have just been approved to change Plumstead Library in to a new accessible library and leisure centre.


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 7

minister with art portfolio Ex-MP’s photography exhibition FEW people will have had their photos taken Gallery is staging the exhibition. He said: “I as often as Nick Raynsford during 23 years as opened other people’s shows there when I was an MP so it’s a treat to be asked to show my own Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich.

But as soon as the press calls were over he liked work in such a great space.” The photos are all for sale, with prices ranging to take pictures of wherever he found himself in the world – and a marvellous selection of those from £55 to £295. All proceeds go to homelessness charity Crisis – a cause close to Nick’s shots are on show here this month. heart after his years as one of the The former Minister for London, Commons’ experts on the issue. who retired from the Commons in He added: “Although I’m retired 2015, has been taking pictures I’m still actively involved in housing since he got the camera bug while matters so I’m delighted this exhibition studying at Chelsea School of Art will help Crisis.” in the 60s. Nick Raynsford On Water is at the The 22 examples in the current Greenwich Gallery, Peyton Place, show – taken since April 2007– all from February 1-18. Info: www. of them feature water and include thegreenwichgallery.com shots of Peru, Italy, France, Turkey, Over 100 watery works by the English coast and, of course, CAMERA BUG: acclaimed photographers Martin Parr, Nick Raynsford Greenwich. Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn and Five of the best feature the Simon Roberts form the centrepiece Millennium Village lake. They all look quite different – yet each is of the same of this year’s major NMM exhibition. The Great British Seaside: Photography From stretch of water. Nick, who uses a Nikon D750, said: “I’ve The 1960s To The Present explores our changing always been fascinated by the way light makes relationship with our coastline over the past six reflections on the surface change so quickly. The decades. Pictures include 20 by Parr specially Millennium Village pictures show that off really commissioned by the museum for the show, from well.” And he’s especially pleased the Greenwich March 23 to September 30. Info: rmg.co.uk

E ER WH Gal Greenwich lery, Peyton Place

EN WH February 1-18


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 8 Advertising Feature

RESIDENTS at Leah Lodge in Blackheath have benefitted from a creative approach to help prevent falls and injury.

‘Pimp my ride’ has a new meaning at Leah Lodge

Team members saw that people living at the care home sometimes found it difficult to remember their walking frame, which led to inconsistent use and some avoidable tumbles. Each zimmer is adjusted to suit the individual so it’s important to use the right one. The team suggested that if each walking frame looked a bit different it would help people recognise their own more easily. This resulted in an initiative called “Pimp My Zimmer” where team members worked with each person to decorate their walking frame with items that reflect their interests, hobbies and personality. The fleet of Zimmers at Leah Lodge is now suitably adorned, highly visible and residents can locate their own personal walking frame far more easily by their signature theme – a favourite football club, a passion for cars or a floral display of pink roses amongst many others! Activities Co-ordinator Herve Boscher said: “This project has been a lot of fun and our residents take real pride in their new ‘pimped ride’. “But it has a serious and positive outcome as the number of falls amongst people who are using walking frames has dramatically reduced. And each Zimmer is now like a mobile piece of art!” Leah Lodge Care Home in Blessington Road is one of two residential care homes in Blackheath belonging to the Cinnamon Care Collection – an exclusive group of luxury care homes and retirement developments occupying

LINE UP: Decorated walking frames at Leah Lodge (below)

beautiful locations around the country. Rectory Court, at The Glebe, opened in November 2017 and is its sister home in Blackheath. Both combine luxurious surroundings with genuinely caring people and are places where quality and compassion are stitched into the fabric of each building, creating a warm and

supportive atmosphere in which residents live comfortable and fulfilled lives. Leah Lodge also offers care for people living with dementia. If you would like to find out more about Rectory Court, Leah Lodge – including their current respite care offer of four weeks for the price of three – call Maggie at Leah Lodge on

0208 108 0075 or Sue at Rectory Court on 0203 797 7613. To find out more about the Cinnamon Care Collection – including Emerson Park, the newest development of retirement apartments to buy and a brand new care home opening in spring 2018 in Hextable, Kent – see www.cinnamoncc.com.


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 9

WALKS IN GREENWICH PARK INSPIRED DEBUT NOVEL IS it really possible to find love online? CHAMP: Balazs with trophy

Street food pack champ STREET food is big in Greenwich – and one day billions of people around the world could be eating it from packaging designed by a student here. Balazs Kovacs won a national contest for his “innovative, sustainable and environmentally-friendly” cartonboard container (below). Balazs said: “I intended to design something that is complementary to the food, provides a clean and comfortable experience for the consumer, affordable for the vendor and protects our environment.” The Ravensbourne student was named Pro Carton UK Young Designer of the Year in a ceremony at the college, on Greenwich Peninsula.

FINDiNG LOVE & appiness!

Woolwich-based author Zoe May explores this question in her debut novel Perfect Match, which was published in January by HarperCollins. Zoe was working as a copywriter and dating using apps like Tinder and Bumble when she had the daydream that inspired her debut. She said: “I’d been on a ton of bad dates with guys who weren’t quite right for me and I got to the point that I just wondered, ‘What would happen if I was just completely honest about what I was looking for? “‘What would it be like if we all just stopped beating around the bush about we’re after and just created really honest, to-thepoint dating profiles without caring whether we sounded superficial, weird or highmaintenance.’ “I never actually tried this approach, but my heroine Sophia does in Perfect Match! INSPIRED: “After one too Zoe and new novel Match fect Per many glasses of by Zoe May is wine, Sophia – le online from ilab ava with the help of n, iBooks azo Am her flatmate – and Kobo London pad. “Sophia and her or if there’s a terrible catch.” Perfect creates a dating for £2.99 flatmate are just having a Match took Zoe a year and a half to profile for a multilaugh,” Zoe says, “but a guy write, a process which she describes as millionaire with the replies a few days later and meets all “on and off” due to work commitments. face of Robert Pattinson and She often wrote in the cafe of Sophia’s ridiculous criteria, but she the body of Daniel Craig. He must have a fluffy rescue cat, a can’t be sure whether she’s finally Waterstones Greenwich and says she penchant for Armani and a glamourous lucked out and found her perfect man came up with most of her plot while

BUY IT

Kids go Free *

“A truly unique and magical experience” “A rare privilege to see the artwork up close”

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours For a limited time, get within touching distance of the “UK’s Sistine Chapel” Book on line at ornc.org/paintedhall * Valid for 6–17 year-olds until 31 March 2018. Enter KIDSGOFREE at checkout or at the ticket desk.

walking her dog Bella in Greenwich Park. Zoe said: “When I was writing Perfect Match, in a way I had to give myself time to mature in order for my heroine Sophia to mature as well. “I put a lot of the life lessons I picked up around dating into my novel, so that as I became a more well-rounded person, so did Sophia.” One of these lessons, Zoe says, was the importance of “looking beyond first impressions.” “I think one of the issues with dating these days, is that we all think we’re one swipe away from perfection, which makes it so easy to overlook really great people who could be right in front of us. “We might meet someone for one date, and if we’re not immediately blown away, we simply swipe onto the next person. “Modern dating culture creates a sense of disposability. “But sometimes, you have to get past the obsession with lust at first swipe and love at first sight if you want to have a meaningful relationship.” Perfect Match is published by HQ Digital (HarperCollins) and costs £2.99 from Amazon, iBooks and Kobo. Zoe’s second novel How (Not) To Date A Prince is out on April 12, also published by HQ Digital (HarperCollins).


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 10

Tourist Information/ Visitor Centre at Old Royal Naval College

OLD ROYA;L NAVAL COLLEGE

7 7a

University of Greenwich Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Swing Bridge

DRAGONFLY LIFESTYLE

Vintage Market

7a

Trinity Laban

THE FAN MUSEUM

New Haddo Community Centre GREENWICH GALLERY

Creekside Discovery Centre ARCHERY FIT

GREENWICH DANCE

THE Advertisers WHITE not on map HART

PETER KENT ARTIST ALEXANDRA PLAYERS

STRING KING OPERA RITA

LE LOD

BOB HO THEATR

KNIGHTS WHITE MINICABS HART COR THE RECTORYELTHAM DIC CHALLENGE COURT TERRI BROOKE


EAH DGE

OPE RE

RRIE MICK

GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 11

Greenwich Centre

GREENWICH YACHT CLUB

MYCENAE HOUSE

GLOBAL FUSION


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 12

launch of

LIFE IN with GAYNOR WINGHAM

C

elthamarts@aol.co.uk @ElthamArts

reative writing...what does that mean to you? You could be an experienced writer or a first timer, old or young, but you should take up our Writing on a Wall challenge. The theme is, of course, Walls. Walls around us and in our lives. Send your short story (up to 300 words) or poem (30 lines) to writingonawall2018@outlook.com. There are more details on the Eltham Arts website and there are leaflets in local libraries. There are prizes and awards and a celebratory event on World Book Night on April 23 at Eltham library. ou could be a published author by entering the competition as we are planning another creative community book. The popular books Celebrate Eltham in Verse and Tales of Eltham were published after our previous challenges and they are on sale on Amazon or we also have copies for sale at community events. f you want to start creative writing or improve your skills London South East Colleges has organised free sessions with tutor John Paul O’Neill at the Eltham Centre and the Greenwich Park Centre. Find out about them from the college. www.lsec.ac.uk. There will also be a Family Write a Poem session at Eltham with John Paul at Eltham Library on February 13 in the

Y I

afternoon from 2-4pm, so call in. e are looking forward to the screening of the award-winning documentary The Acting Class on February 21 at the Bob Hope Theatre. I am sure that it will be very thought provoking and we are delighted to have the opportunity to have a Q&A with the directors about the film and issues it raises on access to the acting profession for anyone from a working-class background (see story Page 14). Get your tickets at the theatre or on their website. www.bobhopetheatre.co.uk. There is just one screening, so don’t miss it. anto season may have finished, but there are plenty of live shows at the Bob Hope Theatre and New Eltham Centre, live music in our pubs and concerts being planned for 2018. We are so lucky to have so many committed people in our community who provide such a range of events. emember: February 14 is Valentine’s Day, so it’s a great chance to write a poem for the one you love. Get creative and have fun in Eltham!

W

P

R

This column is your chance to share your passion for the arts in Eltham. Tell me your news and views on 07976 355398 or email elthamarts@aol.co.uk

GOING, GOING, ghana NO, it’s not the Greenwich gasholder – our historic landmark under threat of demolition. It’s Cornerstone – a limited edition print by artist Patricia Cain, created during building of the Glasgow Transport Museum. Award-winning Patricia donated the print to be auctioned by teenager Ciara Clark Fitzpatrick to raise funds for a Voluntary Service Overseas trip to Ghana this month. Ciara, 19 – who will be helping encourage families to register disadvantaged and disabled children for local schools – said: “It’s a beautiful print and a fantastic gesture.” The former Blackheath High School pupil also rasied money with a fun quiz at Greenwich Market before Christmas (right).

I HAVE a confession to make, I never ate at The Ivy and, by the sound of it, I am not the only one.

Many people have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Ivy Café at Blackheath for the last few months. The general consensus seems to be that this modern British collection of brasseries and cafés with an extensive menu is much more than a restaurant. Which was confirmed at the launch where the question on everybody’s lips was “Have you got a reservation yet?” Invariably the reply was “Not yet,” and a heavy sigh. (Though, I did meet one person who managed to book a table for Sunday lunch... in March.) Facing the Heath, the latest Ivy is indeed, like all of its sister restaurants, a stunningly beautiful place. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has created an art-deco influenced modern interior. Cleverly positioned mirrors reflect turn of the century chandeliers. Stained glass windows and a palette of reds, pinks, bronzes and greens gives the cafe a luxurious almost decadent Orient Express feel. The bar is the main focus with its delicately cut glass Champagne coupes. You can almost hear them ask, in a suave voice: “Will you come back soon for a cocktail? A Negroni, a Bloody Mary or an Ivy Café Royale perhaps?”...or did I imagine that?

TOP GLASS: Strking decor in Ivy Café Blackheath

On launch evening, we sampled the starters served as canapés. The Truffle Arancini are not misnamed, intoxicatingly fragrant and perfectly crisped. The Fried Prawns with wasabi mayonnaise and miso sauce departed from the British classics and European inspired dishes which the Ivy is known for but, wow. I’ll be coming back for more. Christian Lacarte, General Manager, told me

The White Hart Pub Carvery & Steakhouse AvAilAble for your funCTionS AnD PArTieS

S M She’ll be giving updates on her three-month trip at www. whenciarametghana.wordpress. com – where you can bid for the print – and in The Greenwich Visitor. Donate to VSO at www. justgiving.com/ciara-clarkfitzpatrick or TEXT CCFG98 with the amount to 70070.

we’re the only newspaper made in greenwich

advertise to reach residents & visitors every day: call chris bloy: 07771 905045 chris@thegreenwichvisitor.com or matt clark: 07802 743324 MATT@TheGreenwichVisitor.com

2 eltham High Street Se9 1DA

0208 850 1562

www.whiteharteltham.co.uk

PETER KENT He lives on the river and writes about the river. His blog is free for all to see take a dip riverwatchreturns.com

www.peterkentgreenwich.co.uk


GreenwichVisitor

of a timeless classic Beautiful new Ivy Café isn’t cheap...but it’s clearly a perfect fit for Blackheath

the ethos behind the Blackheath restaurant: “We want this Ivy to be a social hub. It will be a neighbourhood café and restaurant.” And that is reflected in their all-day menu from the Ivy Café Brunch to the Ivy Café Shepherd’s Pie. It’s only fair to say that this is a classic place. In fact if you want to go wild, one of the few options is the burger – it comes

CLASSIC STYLE Ivy Café promises

in a potato bun with Bloody Mary ketchup. At over £15 for that burger, The Ivy – which will have 87 covers – is on the expensive side. But it should do well – it fits right in for Blackheath. Timeless and perfectly executed sums it all up. I asked Christian why there had been such a long wait before its opening. He replied politely: “We wanted to make

it right – in fact we want everything to be perfect. The first Ivy opened in 1917 and Ivy Blackheath marks the first Ivy of the next 100 years.” Hopefully, it won’t take that long to get a table. SOLANGE BERCHEMIN The Ivy Café, 16-18 Montpelier Vale Blackheath. Info: www. theivycafeblackheath.com

DAN’S CURRY CORNER

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

S

omeone was asked to describe me recently. The answer was, quite simply: “Half man, Half curry.” So how curry mad are you? Take this spicy quiz to find out. 1 Bombay Aloo is... a A garlic dish b A potato dish c An Indian version of the comedy set in WWII featuring a cafe owner called Rene 2 If you were taking a photo in the Curry Lands and told your subjects to smile would they say... a Paneer! b Sag! c Only if you take the lens cap off first. 3 Vindaloo is a dish that originated in... a Goa. b Glasgow. c Punjab. 4 The most popular name for curry restaurants in the UK is... a Taj Mahal. b Bengal Lancer. c Argee Bhajee. 5 In 2001 what was it that Robin Cook said “is a true British national dish”? a Sky. b Lamb Madras. c Chicken Tikka Masala. 6 The first Indian restaurant in Britain was established in 1810 and was called... a Eastern Delights. b The No. 1 Curry House on Trip Advisor. c Hindoostane Coffee Shop. 7 If someone said, “Excuse me, please stand up. You are sitting on my Murgh, what would he or she be referring to? a Their rice. b Their chicken. c The stuff one of the Wise Men used to carry. 8 A karai is... a A type of eggplant used in a Nepalese dish. b An old series of films that featured Barbara Windsor and very cheesy innuendo. c An Indian cooking pot. Answers: 1 b. 2 a. 3 a. 4 a. 5 c. 6 c. 7 b. 8 c. VERDICT: So how curry mad are you? 8 correct: You are officially half human, half curry. 5-7 correct: Not bad but you need to cut out the other food to really achieve curry heaven. 1-4 correct: Could do better, as my old teacher Mr Dan Sak used to say. 0 correct: Please head to your nearest curry house and get eating until you improve.

S

ad news for fans of Jamie Oliver – his Italian restaurant in Greenwich is one of 12 closing down in a “strategic review” of the business. It shouldn’t be a huge surprise. Jamies opened in 2013 but never became the unmissable food destination it should have. The deli section of the Nelson Road venue shut two years back. Anyone up for reopening the once-loved Bar Du Musée it replaced? eer news: Hop Stuff Brewery has opened a new taproom – with an impressive pizza oven – in the courtyard below Deptford station. Their third crowdfunding appeal last month reached its target of £400,000 within 3 days. The plan is to grow the number of Taprooms from 3 to 8 by 2019. ack to the 2017 food trend: the Dinner Club. The movement started in the noughties and was then known as Underground Restaurants, quickly followed by the Supper Clubs. One of note in our area is Stevie Parle’s beloved Cookbook Clubat Craft next to the O2. José Pizarro kicked off the series of events in January. Pizarro emerged in 2011 with his eponymous tapas bars and restaurants. The next Cookbook Club is on the March 15 with the folks behind Prawn on the Lawn showcasing the best dishes from their anticipated cookbook Fish and Seafood to Share. ook out for a new producers’ market in Eltham. There’s a range of hot food and craft stalls at Passey Place in the town centre every fourth Sunday – next ones are on February 25 and March 25. Producers include Whitegates Farm and the Gourmet Sausage Maker.

come dine with GV

THE

February 2018 Page 13

Y

es, it’s cold but shake off the February blues! It’s a month to celebrate. The great Greenwich Market Pancake Races return on Saturday February 10 and Tuesday February 13. Flip a pancake and help raise funds for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. Just turn up from noon and start flipping. All flippers get a free pancake to eat, too! I did it last year and had huge fun. he next day is Valentine’s. If you don’t fancy being rammed in at a restaurant, call a food box delivery service. One of these which will pre-portion all the ingredients you need to rival a restaurant standard meal. The concept was trending in 2017. I tried it and, it works fine. nd two days later – Friday February 16 – it’s Chinese New Year. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Drop in at Papermoon shop in Greenwich Market on Saturday for a free children’s workshop to make lanterns and origami dogs and then hit the Food Court for a Chinese take away. Let us know which is your favourite.

T

A

edited by

solange berchEmin Solange Berchemin, writer and blogger, is from Lyon, French capital of food, and has lived here since 1993. You can read her blog at www.pebble soup.co.uk

Buenos AiresCafe ARGENTINE GRILL

B

AMAZING FOOD

GREAT SERVICE

LIVE MUSIC

PARTY VENUE

B

L

15 Nelson Road Greenwich London SE10 9JB 0208 858 9172

17 Royal Parade Blackheath London SE3 0TL 0208 318 5333

Email contact@buenosairescafe.co.uk Web www.buenosairescafe.co.uk Facebook www.facebook.com/buenosairescaf Twitter @BuenosAiresCaf


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 14

miles hedley REVIEWS THERE was a great opening to Christopher Marlowe’s tragedy Edward II at Greenwich Theatre. To an electronica soundtrack the cast, in suits and ties, milled around the stripped-back stage in slo-mo as if they were corporate drones, staring ahead mindlessly or scowling at one another whenever their path was blocked. It set the scene perfectly for a claustrophobic horror show that neatly drew a parallel between medieval totalitarianism and the retrenched, nationalistic regimentation we increasingly see in the modern world. The crushing air of doom was further intensified by some fine acting, particularly Timothy Blore as the King, Alicia Charles as his ignored Queen, Oseloka Obi as Piers Gaveston, the object of his gay passion, and Stephen Smith as his nemesis Mortimer. And the play’s notoriously gruesome climax was well worked with the use of copi-

Romp cut off in pomp

WORLD-famous choreo-grapher Wayne McGregor has spent 25 years probing the mysteries of the human soul. His new work, Autobiography, takes a new turn and investigates the genetic make-up of our bodies and how that affects our psyches. The result challenges the limits of our understanding yet is never less than thrilling. Proof came in two per-formances of Autobiography at Laban theatre. Both sold out and both ended with some of the most sustained ovations I have ever witnessed. McGregor – a professor at Trinity Laban – created the show by having his own genome sequenced. He used the 23 pairs of chromosomes it revealed to inspire 23 chapters with headings such as avatar, memory, sleep, ageing and choosing. He also had the sequence converted into a computer al-

autobiography

edward II

ous plastic sheets and a huge candlestick. But director Rickey Dukes had adapted the piece to cram Marlowe’s majestic words and deeds in to only 90 minutes, which meant that plot development was at best staccato while nuance went out of the window completely. That was a shame because this promised to be a really interesting new look at a play written more than 400 years ago by a brilliant young man who had been murdered just down the road in Deptford. An extra 15 minutes could have made this a brilliant production rather than just a fast and furious, though stylish, romp.

thrilling life story gorithm to pick the order chapters are performed in so no two shows are the same. Far from wrecking the work’s natural rhythm, this uncertainty gave it a tremendous edginess brilliantly enhanced by Ben Cullen Williams’ minimalist set, Lucy Carter’s steely lighting and a score by Jlin that ranged from the baroque to industrial noise artists like Merzbow. But best of all were the dancers themselves. Rebecca BassettGraham, Jordan James Bridge, Travis Clauses-Knight, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Jacob O’Connell, James Pett, Fukiko Takase and Jessica Wright managed to combine eye-watering flexibility with heart-warming grace and heart-breaking emotion to give life and meaning to McGregor’s genetic code. They were extraordinary – just like the work they were interpreting.

Two course jazz lunch I USED to think I didn’t like brass band music, even though I always adored the sound of a Stax horn section. But age has mostly shown me the error of my ways and any lingering doubts I may have had were blown away in 24 hours by two of the best recitals I have ever heard. The first was one of the marvellous free Thursday lunchtime concerts at St Alfege’s, this one featuring Trinity Laban Brass Ensemble. Students conducted by international tuba virtuoso Oren Marshall gave us a programme of modern music that was uniformly and joyfully brilliant, especially their version of Suite Americana by Enrique Crespo and The Battle Of Jericho, featuring a great solo by jazz trumpeter Magnus Pickering. Best of all, though, was the finale – a thunderous recital of Tribute To Kenton by Francois

trinity laban brass

Glorieux conducted by percussion giant Gary Kettel. The following lunchtime, three of the ensemble’s star players – trumpeters Emily Bristow and Sarah Owens and trombonist Martin Lee Thomson – were at the Old Royal Naval College chapel as part of Meshd Brass with tuba player Hannah Mbuya and Derryck Nasib on French horn. This was a quieter but no less marvellous selection of music which hit lyrical heights with Gabrieli’s gorgeous Ricercar Del Duodecimo Tuono and Scheidt’s Battle Suite before finishing with Gordon Carr’s terrific Movements For Brass Quintet. These two performances differed in style but the musicianship on show at both was matchless. What a fab way to spend two lunch hours – and what a tribute to Trinity Laban.

class: time to play our part ETON STRESS: Tom Stocks near public school

Acclaimed film and Q&A in Eltham DOMINIC West, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict visits Eton, where actors like West, Lewis, Cumberbatch, Damian Lewis, Tom Hiddleston... Hiddleston, Redmayne and Hugh Laurie had they’re all fine actors and loved by the great British access to some of the best drama training, facilities public for their dazzling performances. and industry contacts money can buy. But why are so many of our stars from public According to Maxine Peake exclusion is schools? deliberate: “They have never wanted the working And why are so many actors from working class class to have any power. backgrounds being squeezed out of the profession? “They don’t want us educated, they definitely An acclaimed new film – being screened in don’t want us to have any artistic inspiration.” Eltham this month with a Q&A session – looks for The film laments the way drama has been sideanswers, writes GAYNOR WINGHAM. lined from the curriculum of state schools and why The Acting Class explores how rising costs of it is important for everyone to access the skills and education and training, the difficulty of juggling confidence which creative play can foster. paid employment with long spells of not acting, Co-director Michael Wayne said: steroetyping and the London-centric nature of “There are important social justice the business filters out the less well off. considerations for individuals Research appears to back up the theory. with acting aspirations but there The Sutton Trust found that while are also broader implications seven per cent of the population attend e, e Theatr Hop Bob for the capacity of film, private school, 42 per cent of BAFTA Eltham television and theatre to winners went to private school. represent society in its full Two-thirds of UK Oscar winners in range and complexity.” the main categories were also privately Fellow director Deirdre educated. Weds February O ’ N e i l l s a i d : ‘ I t ’s r e a l l y Research by sociologists suggests 21 (7.30) important to gather the testimony only 10 to 16 per cent of actors come from and experiences of working class working class, manual-labour backgrounds. people. The movie interviews successful actors who “What’s happening in the performing arts is want things to change – including Northern stars Christopher Eccleston, Maxine Peake and Julie happening across the media, politics and other Hesmondhalgh. professions. The voices and representation are A n d i t h e a r s f r o m S a m u e l We s t w h o getting more and more homogenous.” acknowledges how his family connections made it The Acting Class – directed by Deirdre O’Neill easier for him to succeed in the industry but wants and Mike Wayne – is being shown at Eltham’s Bob to see a more egalitarian profession with Hope Theatre on February 21 as part of Eltham affordable, accessible training. Arts Walls project. But it is also an angry, passionate film full of After the show there’s a discussion with the stories of opportunity denied. movie’s directors and and members of the cast. One young man from Bolton – Tom Stocks – The Acting Class, Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham. was so angry that he could not afford to go to a Wednesday February 21 (7.30) . Tickets are £6 from www.bobhopetheatre.co.uk drama school, that he set up a campaign, Actor Info: www.elthamarts.org Awareness, to highlight the problem. In the film he

WHERE WHEN


GreenwichVisitor THE

Want thousands of residents & visitors to know about your event in the local listings guide around? Email matt@TheGreenwich Visitor.com

February

Thurs February 1

MUSIC Trinity Laban harps St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Kings Of The South Seas Cutty Sark 7.15 POETRY/SPOKEN WORD Global Fusion Music & Arts 7.30 at Earl of Chatham, Thomas St SE18 BLUES Steve Morrison Oliver’s

WHAT’S ON

Friday 2

MUSIC Adrian Brendle Piano Charlton House 1 MUSIC Voices Of The Young Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Obs from 5.25 TALK Women & The Orchestra Breaking Barriers W/end event. Blackheath Halls 6.45 MUSIC Kwaff! Prince of Greenwich TALK Harriet Harman Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 8 COMEDY Inel Tomlinson, Luke Toulson, Lois Bromfield, Alistair Barrie Up The Creek JAZZ Wild Card Oliver’s

Saturday 3

FILMS Suffragette footage Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 11 KIDS Zodiac Zoo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Olga Stezhko Piano recital, St Alfege 1.05 HISTORY Suffragettes And Beyond Breaking Barriers W/end event. Blackheath Halls 2 KIDS The Princess And The Suffragette Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls recital room 2 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Oxford United. The Valley 3 FILM Suffragette (2015) Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 4 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Obs from 5.25 TALK Rebecca Allen Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 6 MUSIC Vanbrugh Ensemble Mozart/Beethoven 7.30 at St Margaret’s SE13 5EA PERFORMANCE Trumpageddon! Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC Ray Estaire Prince of Greenwich DISCO Polish Power Indig02 MUSIC Blues Night Earl of Chatham, Thomas Street SE18. GFMA event 7.30 COMEDY Quincy, Kate Lucas Up The Creek CLUBBING TS99 London Theatre 8 JAZZ George Winston Quartet Oliver’s

Sunday 4

RUN 10K Winter Race Greenwich Park 9.30 PERFORMANCE Deeds Not Words Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 10.30, 11.30, 5.30 KIDS Zodiac Zoo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 FILM/BALLET The Lady Of The Camellias From the Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon KIDS Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children Albany 1 & 3 TALK Diane Atkinson: Rise Up, Women! Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 2 WORKSHOPS Women Directors Breaking Barriers W/end event. Blackheath Halls 2.30 MUSIC Kiran Chatterjee Baritone/trombone

recital, St Alfege 3 MUSIC John Ball School Breaking Barriers Weekend event. Blackheath Halls 4.30 MUSIC George Malcolm Trio Prince of Greenwich TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY Mistero Buffo Greenwich Th studio 7.30 MUSIC Lady Gaga O2

Monday 5

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC Fleur Barron, Maya Irgalina Mezzosoprano and piano. Blackheath Halls 1.10 PERFORMANCE King Lear Retold Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 6

MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 LECTURE Think Space Royal Obs 5.15 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 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 Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PERFORMANCE Lost In Blue Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 PERFORMANCE So Many Reasons Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 8

MUSIC Trinity Laban Percussion Ensemble St Alfege 1.05 POETRY Talking Rhythm Prince of Greenwich MUSIC Lady Gaga O2

Friday 9

MUSIC Nikola Avramovic Piano Charlton Hs 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Wind Ensemble Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 SPOKEN WORD Boys Don’t Greenwich Th 7.30 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Obs from 5.25 MUSIC Maiike & Nicole Prince of Greenwich COMEDY Jason Patterson Up The Creek JAZZ Alam Nathoo Oliver’s

Saturday 10

SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 KIDS Three Little Pigs/Goldilocks Blackheath Halls 11, 3 FAMILY Children’s Book Swap Charlton Ho 11-2 WORKSHOPS Out At Sea, Outing The Past LGBT History Month events NMM 11-4.30 FAMILY The Enormous Turnip Greenwich Theatre, noon, 2, 3.30

Continued on Page 16

February 2018 Page 15


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 16

Venues

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 NMM: Romney Rd, SE10 9BJ 020 8858 0045 www.nmm.ac.uk 02, Indig02, Building 6, Brooklyn Bowl: 0844 8560202 www.theo2.co.uk Old Royal Naval Coll, Discover: SE10 9LW. 020 8269 4799 oldroyalnavalcollege.org Oliver’s: 9 Nevada St SE10 9JL. 020 8858 3693 www.oliversjazzbar.co.uk Pelton: 23-5 Pelton Street SE10 9PQ 020 8858 0572. peltonarms.com Prince Of Greenwich: 72 Royal Hill SE10 8RT 020 8692 6089 St Alfege: Greenwich Church St. 020 8853 0687. st-alfege.org Severndroog Castle: Off Shooters Hill SE18 3RT. severndroogcastle.org.uk The Star And Garter: 60 Old Woolwich Rd SE10 9NY. 020 8305 1144 Steinberg Studio: 137 Vanbrugh Hill SE10 9HP. steinbergduo.com Tramshed Theatre: 51-53 Woolwich New Rd SE18 6ES. 020 8854 1316 glypt.co.uk Trinity Laban: King Charles Court SE10 9JF. 020 8463 0100. trinitylaban.ac.uk Up The Creek (UTC): 302 Creek Rd SE10 9SW. 020 8858 4581. up-the-creek.com

Long-term

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 Obs: Astronomy Photographer Of The Year. rmg.co.uk Fan Museum: Early Printed Fans, till May 6. Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk Old Royal Naval College: A Great And Noble Design - Sir James Thornhill’s Painted Hall. Feb 16-May 7. The Visitor Centre, daily. 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. NMM: Photography: The Great British Seaside From The 1960s To The Present, Mar 23-Dec 30 daily 10am-5pm. rmg.co.uk Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10. madeingreenwich.co.uk 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 Deptford Lounge Talk About Art & Social Change, Mar 5-25 Griffin St SE8 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square SE18 4DX. 020 8854 2452 Greenwich Gallery: Photography: Nick Raynsford On Water, daily Feb 1-18 Linear House, Peyton Place SE10 8RS WALKS Greenwich Guided Walks: Local experts. Walks daily at 12.15 and 2.15 from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre. £8, £7 cons. Greenwich Tour Guides Association 07575772298 guides@greenwichtours.co.uk Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. richs@onetel.com Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. dotmakertours.co.uk FAMILY ACTIVITIES NMM: Explore Saturdays. Free. Performance and storytelling for over-5s from noon. Discover Sundays. Free. Activities for families from 11.30. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30

MUSIC Shabnam Gould, Paolo Cammarota Cello and piano recital, St Alfege 1.05 TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 MUSIC Junior Trinity Concert Old Royal Naval College chapel 2.30 FILM/OPERA L’Elisir d’Amore Link to NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5 DANCE Strictly Live O2 MUSIC The Remains Of Tom Lehrer Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 COMEDY John Newton Up The Creek JAZZ Ofer Landsberg Oliver’s CLUBBING Kisstory Indig02 9

Sunday 11

WORKSHOP Hoist The Flag LGBT History 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 MUSIC Liza & Rebecca Prince of Greenwich TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 DANCE Strictly Live O2 MUSIC Swing Commanders Bob Hope Th 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 MUSIC Folk & Blues Night Bob Hope Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

FAMILY Holidays To Space Royal Obs 10 KIDS Holiday Histories Charlton House 10-1 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, Charlton 8. Tickets £9 (£8) 07867 627987. PLAY Twelfth Night London Theatre 8

Friday 16

FAMILY Holidays To Space Royal Obs 10 KIDS Make It Go! Cutty Sark 11.30-4 MUSIC Pavello Trio Charlton House 1 MUSIC CoLab: Concert ORNC chapel 1.05 KIDS Hoot Owl, Master Of Disguise Greenwich Theatre studio 2 CELEBRATION CoLab: Open Space Laban 7.15 MUSIC Joe & Germana Prince of Greenwich CELEBRATION Chinese New Year GFMA event with music, dance & food. Mycenae Ho 7 Admission £10 www.wegottickets.com PLAY John Godber’s Up’n’Under Albany 7.30 MUSIC St Paul’s Sinfonia St Alfege 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, Charlton 8. Tickets £9 (£8) 07867 627987. PLAY Twelfth Night London Theatre 8 COMEDY Barry Ferns Up The Creek JAZZ Tom Wright Quartet Oliver’s

Saturday 17

FAMILY Tom Thumb Greenwich Th studio 11, 2

Tuesday 13

FAMILY Out Of This World Royal Obs 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 CoLab Concert ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Kendrick Lamar O2 DANCE May Contain Food, May Contain You Albany 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Bradford City. The Valley 7.45 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 14

FAMILY Holidays To Space Royal Obs 10 KIDS Boppin’ Bunnies Severndroog Castle 10 WORKSHOP Hoist The Flag LGBT History Month event, NMM 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 ASTRONOMY A Valentine’s Evening With The Stars Royal Obs from 5.25 FILM/PLAY Twelfth Night Link to RSC Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC a-ha O2 THEATRE: The Deep Blue Sea by Terrence Rattigan. Alexandra Players, Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton 8. Tickets £9 (£8) 07867 627987. PLAY Twelfth Night London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 15

MUSIC Adriana Cristea Violin. St Alfege 1.05 PLAY John Godber Up’n’Under Albany 3, 7.30 RUGBY Blackheath v Esher Well Hall 3 SPORT Pro Jiu Jitsu Indig02 FILM 2010: Flash Gordon (1984) Royal Obs 6.45 DANCE May Contain Nuts, May Contain You Woolwich Tramshed 7 MUSIC Romeo Prince of Greenwich THEATRE: The Deep Blue Sea Alexandra Players, Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton 8. Tickets £9 (£8) 07867 627987. MUSIC Emily Askew Band Blackheath Halls 8 PLAY Twelfth Night London Theatre 8 COMEDY Windsor, Alistair Barrie, Scott Capurro, Rudi Lockwood Up The Creek JAZZ Alam Nathoo Oliver’s

Sunday 18

WORKSHOP Hoist The Flag LGBT History Month event, Nat Maritime Museum 11, 1.30 MUSIC Bernardette Prince of Greenwich PLAY Twelfth Night London Theatre 7 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 19

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 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

Civic Award Winning Global Fusion Music & Arts Presents

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Friday 16th February Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, SE3 7SE

7-10.30 Tickets £10 online £12 on the door Chinese food included - www.wegottickets.com Lion Dance, Tai Chi, Chinese Tea Ceremony Live Music Pipa from Peng Xiaoqin, Chinese Food, Chinese dance, storytelling and much more.

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 TALK Cathy Porter Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s SCREENING The Acting Class + Directors’ Q&A. Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham 7.30. £6

Thursday 22

MUSIC CoLab: Concert St Alfege 1.05 TALK David Phillips: Secrets Of The Masters The Arts Society Blackheath St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 SYMPOSIUM What Is Inhabitability? Royal Obs from 5.25 FILM/PLAY Cat On A Hot Tin Roof National Theatre link. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 JAZZ Simon Purcell Oliver’s

Friday 23

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Age Exchange 12 MUSIC CoLab: Chamber Twist ORNC chapel 1-4 MUSIC Haeun Kim, Linhan Sung Cello & piano recital, Charlton House 1 MUSIC London International Sinfonia members St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC CoLab: Finale Blackheath Halls 6.30 CELEBRATION Fierce Queens LGBT History Month event, Queen’s House 6.30 MUSIC The Script O2 MUSIC Gordon Webber Prince of Greenwich PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSIC Nick Harper Mycenae House 7.30 COMEDY Jess Fostekew Up The Creek JAZZ Francesco Lo Castro Oliver’s

Saturday 24

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, G Park 1-4 MUSIC Oliver Nelson, Vasilis Rakitzis Violin and piano recital, St Alfege 1.05 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Shrewsbury Town. The Valley 3 FILM/OPERA La Bohème Link to NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5.30 MUSIC The Script O2 MUSIC Zim Connect 18 Indig02 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 COMEDY David Ward, Aurie Styla Up The Creek JAZZ Alam Nathoo Oliver’s CLUBBING Breakin Science Building Six 10

Sunday 25

FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 2 MUSIC George Malcolm Trio Prince of Greenwich TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Kygo O2 TALK Dan Cruickshank Greenwich Th 7.30 MUSIC Mega Maalai Indig02 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30

Monday 26

Info: Global Fusion Music & Arts - Charity no 1152721 Contact: 020 8885 8487 info@globalfusionarts.co.uk - www.globalfusionarts.co.uk Garden Fruit Eltham SE9

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 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 MUSIC Trinity Laban Trombone Choir Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 1.30


GreenwichVisitor THE

TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC C2C Festival O2 MUSIC Sunday Night At The Halls Blackheath Halls 8

LECTURE Think Space Royal Obs 5.15 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter DANCE New Choreography Now Laban 7.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 MUSICAL The 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 LECTURE Tom Dyckhoff Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday March 1

LECTURE Remarkable Women Queen’s Hs 10.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban guitars St Alfege 1.05 DANCE Joss Arnott: Triple Bill Laban 7.30 MUSIC Imagine Dragons O2 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30

Sunday 4

Tuesday 6

MUSIC Isabella Fleming, Katharina von Kolson Violin and viola recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 1.30 FILM/OPERA Carmen From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 6.45 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

MUSIC Anna Astesano Harp recital, Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 TALK Katherine Riggs: Thames Vision Greenwich Ind History Soc, Bakehouse 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 CONCERT Snatam Kaur Indig02 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter DRAMA One Last Waltz G Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Tuesday 20

LECTURE Remarkable Women Queen’s House 10.30am FAMILY Winter Farm Explorers The Woodlands Farm Trust 11-3 MUSIC Trinity Laban Sinfonia Strings St Alfege 1.05 TALK John Culshaw Royal Obs 6.30 DRAMA One Last Waltz G Theatre studio 7.30 DANCE Tara d’Arquian: Bad Faith Laban 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Faustus Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

WORKSHOP Catharine The Campaigner Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 FAMILY A Real Mermaids’ Tale B’heath Halls 3 MUSIC Paul Weller O2 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 FILM/BALLET The Winter’s Tale From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon MUSIC Lana Trotovsek, Maria Canyigueral Violin and piano. Blackheath Halls 1.10 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Monday 19

Thursday 15

Saturday 3

Monday 5

Tuesday 13

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC Maite Aguirre Piano recital. Blackheath Halls 1.10 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Blackheath Halls 10 DRAMA One Last Waltz G Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC Folk & Blues Night Bob Hope Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

FAMILY Crazy About Cows Woodlands Farm Trust 1-3 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC Celebrating Bernstein B’heath Halls 7 DANCE Tara d’Arquian: Bad Faith Laban 7.30 PLAY Mia: Daughter Of Fortune Albany 7.30 MUSIC Paloma Faith O2 DRAMA One Last Waltz G Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

MUSIC Duo Vario Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban harps Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 FIGHT Betty’s Boxing Indig02 MUSIC Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Side By Side Trinity Laban concert Blackheath Halls 6 DANCE May Contain Food, May Contain You Mycenae House 2.30, 7.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30

RETRO Do You Vintage Shrewsbury House Shooters Hill £2 (£1 with flyer/NUS card). doyouvintage@gmail.com 11-5 WORKSHOP Catharine The Campaigner Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 KIDS Noisy Holidays Albany 1 & 3 FAMILY The Little Mochi Man Greenwich Theatre 2 FILM/BALLET The Flames Of Paris Link to the Bloshoi, Greenwich Picturehouse 3 MUSIC Blackheath Halls Orchestra Blackheath Halls 6.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Mayday O2 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8

Monday 12

Wednesday 14

Friday 2

Friday 16

COMEDY Ivo Graham Blackheath Halls 8 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest In Cockney. London Theatre 8

March

Wednesday 7

MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya Brahms & Schubert Violin/piano play Brahms & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PERFORMANCE Rodri Miles: Dylan Thomas Clown In The Moon Mycenae House 7.30 MUSIC elbow O2 TALK Friends Of Greenwich Park Annual Lecture University of Greenwich 7.30 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY The 39 Steps Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 LITERATURE Blake Morrison: The Executor Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 8

LECTURE Remarkable Women Queen’s House 10.30am MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Choir

Saturday 10

St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC CMA Songwriters Indig02 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Shapeshifter: Bohemian Berlin Laban 7.30 PLAY The 39 Steps Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 MUSIC Jacqui Dankworth Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 9

MUSIC Junior Guildhall Scholars Charlton House 1 MUSIC Angelina Pavlou, Christos Pountos Piano recital, Old Royal Naval Coll chapel 1.05 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC C2C Festival O2 DRAMA One Last Waltz G Theatre studio 7.30 PLAY The 39 Steps Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 DANCE This Is Us Borough Hall 7.45

SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 11 RUGBY Blackheath v Fylde Well Hall 3 DANCE This Is Us Borough Hall 5.30 FILM/OPERA Semiramide From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC The Bluebird Cafe At C2C Building Six FILM Hidden Figures Royal Obs 6 PLAY The Bold Knights Of Britain Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC C2C Festival O2 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 PLAY The 39 Steps Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest In Cockney. London Theatre 8 MUSIC The Blues Band Blackheath Halls 8

Sunday 11

KIDS Tidy Up Albany 1 & 3 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest In Cockney. London Theatre 5 MUSIC The Bluebird Cafe At C2C Building Six

February 2018 Page 17 Greenwich Theatre noon, 3 DANCE The Cloud Albany 2 & 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC MFÖ 2018 Indig02 DANCE UDance 2018 Laban 7

FAMILY Get Wild In The Woods The Woodlands Farm Trust 11-4 MUSIC Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Saxophone Ensemble Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble Blackheath Halls recital room 7.30 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC Rob Bartlitz: An Evening Of Chopin Mycenae Ho 7.30 TALK Dr David Nordsletten: MRI Imaging & 3D Modelling Prior To Surgery Blackheath Scientific Society, Mycenae House 7.45

Saturday 17

KIDS Little Red Robin Hood Blackheath Halls 11, 3 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Fleetwood Town. The Valley 3 Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 DANCE St Patrick’s Céilí Cutty Sark 7 COMBAT UFC Fight Night O2 MUSIC The Wailers Indig02 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 DANCE St Patrick’s Day Céilí Borough Hall 8

Sunday 18

FAMILY Red Riding Hood & The Wolf

MUSIC Trinity Laban Debussy Recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 FILM/PLAY Lady Windermere’s Fan Vaudeville Theatre link. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 21

MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya Brahms & Schubert Violin/piano play Brahms & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 MUSICAL The Producers Bob Hope Th 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 22

LECTURE Remarkable Women Queen’s House 10.30am MUSIC Trinity Laban Historical Performance Ensemble St Alfege 1.05 TALK Dr Lois Oliver: Income & Inspiration The Arts Society Blackheath, St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Park 2 FILM/PLAY Julius Caesar From the NT Greenwich Picturehouse 7 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 MUSICAL The Producers Bob Hope Th 7.45 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 23

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Age Exchange 12 RECITAL Royal Academy of Music Harp Department Charlton House 1 MUSIC Linos Trio Old Royal Naval Coll chapel 1 MUSIC Jiarui Li Piano recital, Blackheath Halls recital room 6 TALK The Celestial City Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College 7 MUSIC Opera Cocktail Cutty Sark 7 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Head Wrap Diaries Albany 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban: Debussy & The 19th Century King Charles Court 7.30 MUSICAL The Producers Bob Hope Th 7.45

Saturday 24

MUSIC Junior Trinity Concert Blackheath Halls 2.30 MUSICAL The Producers Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle. The Valley 3 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Live! Albany 7.30 COMBAT Cape Warriors 92 Indig02 MUSIC Phil Beer Mycenae House 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30

Continued on Page 18

Ballet and Hip Hop with Amanda Wilson Keep up to date greenwichdance.org.uk 020 8293 9741 Greenwich Dance @GreenwichDance

Your home for dance in South East London, with classes, performances and events for everyone.

Greenwich Dance is a registered charity no. 1029506

6yrs to 11yrs Saturdays 11am-1pm Jan 27 - April 21

Studio Deptford Lounge 9 Griffin St SE8 4RJ

Contact anyadwechildren.fslife@gmail.com Artwork ©The Greenwich Visitor. Not for publication elsewhere without permission.


GreenwichVisitor Sunday 25 THE

February 2018 Page 18

MUSIC Nuron Mukumi Piano recital. Blackheath Halls 11 KIDS Library Lion Deptford Lounge 1, 3 FAMILY The Magic Cutlass A Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs’ adventure Greenwich Theatre studio 2 OPERA Gala Night Blackheath Halls 6.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Shafqat Amanat Ali Indig02

Monday 26

JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 27

MUSIC Trinity Laban: Debussy & Nature Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 FILM/TRIBUTE Bernstein Centenary Covent Garden link. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Thirty Seconds To Mars O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s



^ƚƌŝŶŐ<ŝŶŐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐƌĞůŝĂďůĞŐƵŝƚĂƌƐĞƚͲƵƉĂŶĚ ƌĞƉĂŝƌŝŶƚŚĞZŽLJĂůŽƌŽƵŐŚŽĨ'ƌĞĞŶǁŝĐŚ͘ ^ƚƌŝŶŐ<ŝŶŐŝƐƉĂƐƐŝŽŶĂƚĞĂďŽƵƚŐƵŝƚĂƌƐĂŶĚǁŝůů ŽĨĨĞƌLJŽƵƚƌƵƚŚĨƵůĂĚǀŝĐĞĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞďĞƐƚ ƐŽůƵƚŝŽŶĨŽƌLJŽƵƌŐƵŝƚĂƌƉƌŽďůĞŵ͕ǁŝƚŚĂƋƵŝĐŬ ƚƵƌŶĂƌŽƵŶĚĂƚĂĐŽŵƉĞƚŝƚŝǀĞƉƌŝĐĞ͘ ƐƚŝŵĂƚĞƐĂƌĞĨƌĞĞ͘ ĂůůŽƌĞŵĂŝůƵƐƚŽŬĂǀŝƐŝƚ͘

KƌǀŝƐŝƚŽƵƌǁĞďƐŝƚĞĂƚ ǁǁǁ͘ƐƚƌŝŶŐŬŝŶŐǁŽƌŬƐ͘ĐŽ͘ƵŬ

Friday 30

April

CABARET The Happy Hour Bob Hope Th 7 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Lo-Key & Kelly Price Indig02

Monday 9

MUSIC Trinity Recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Backstreet, Mya & Case Indig02 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Theatre 7.30

MUSIC Sam Smith O2 MUSIC Folk & Blues Night Bob Hope Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 FAMILY The Snow Beast Greenwich Theatre 5 FILM/OPERA Cosi Fan Tutte From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC Fall Out Boy O2

FAMILY You’ve Got Dragons Greenwich Theatre 1, 3.30 PERFORMANCE Slap & Tickle Albany 1.30, 7.30 MUSIC En Vogue Indig02 MUSIC Sam Smith O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Saturday 31

Tuesday 10

Wednesday 11

Sunday April 1

FAMILY Snow Beast Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 CLUBBING Bruk Out Indig02 9

Monday 2

KIDS Me & My Bee Greenwich Theatre 2 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Rotherham Utd. The Valley 3 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

MUSIC Harry Styles O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 12

MUSIC Matthew Baker and Ieva Dubova Piano recital, St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Harry Stiles O2

PERFORMANCE Hyena Albany 7.30 MUSICAL Notflix Greenwich Theatre 7.30

Friday 13

PERFORMANCE Hyena Albany 7.30 PLAY We Are The Lions Mr Manager Greenwich Theatre 7.30

Saturday 14

SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 FAMILY The Selfish Giant Greenwich Theatre 2, 5 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe Utd. The Valley 3 FILM/OPERA Luisa Miller From NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5.30

Sunday 15

FAMILY Lambing Day The Woodlands Farm Trust 11-4 DISCO KIDS Witches & Wizards Albany 2-5 KIDS There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Greenwich Theatre studio 2.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Serkan Kaya Indig02

Monday 16

MUSIC Myramae Meneses, Rene Fajardo,

Tuesday 3

KIDS Tweedy’s Slapstick Symphony Albany 1-3 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 PLAY Testosterone Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 4

KIDS Tweedy’s Slapstick Symphony Albany 1-3 FILM/PLAY Macbeth From the RSC Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 5

MUSIC Royal Greenwich Brass Band St Alfege 1.05

Friday 6

FAMILY Grandad’s Island Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 BOXING Met Police Championship Indig02 MUSIC Sam Smith O2

Saturday 7

FAMILY Grandad’s Island Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 MAGIC Morgan & West Albany 1, 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Cambridge Well Hall 3 MUSIC Sam Smith O2

Sunday 8

FILM/BALLET Giselle From the Bolshoi Greenwich Picturehouse, noon

A Fabulous night of 70s & 80s soul, funk & disco

• VINYL DJS • GLAM UP! PRIZES FOR THE BEST OUTFITS • DISCO DANCE LINE-UPS • FREE SWEETS & ICE POPS Tickets (£15 – in advance only) online and from local outlets including Coco Barclay, 4 College Approach, SE10 9HY. Call 0796 716 3247 for more info

Thursday 19

MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert St Alfege 1.05 ART Drawing Celestial Bodies Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College 7 PERFORMANCE Brave Face Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSICAL Urine Town Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 PERFORMANCE Who Wants To Live Forever? Albany 7.45 MUSICAL Urine Town Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.45 MUSIC Gordon Giltrap Mycenae Ho 7.30 PERFORMANCE Brave Face Greenwich Theatre 7.30 TALK Dr Fulvio D’Acquisto: Postive Thought & Behaviour Boost The Immune System Blackheath Scientific Soc, Mycenae Ho 7.45 RUGBY Blackheath v Old Elthamian Well Hall 3 MUSIC 90s Fest Indig02 MUSIC Nashville In Concert O2 MUSICAL Urine Town Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 MUSIC sound is sound is sound Albany 8

Sunday 22

LONDON MARATHON Greenwich Park start FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 KIDS Grandad’s Island Albany 1, 3 FAMILY Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show Blackheath Halls 2, 4.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 23

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 24

TALK Ian Bull: The Yanklet Greenwich Industrial History Soc, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 25

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSICAL Quasimodo Bob Hope Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Dad’s Army Radio Hour Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 26

MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK Raymond Warburton: 1932, Picasso’s Year Of Wonders The Arts Society Blackheath, St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Park 2 ARCHITECTURE Discussion: Beauty Or The Beast Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval Coll 7 PERFORMANCE The War Of The Worlds Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSICAL Quasimodo Bob Hope Theatre 7.30

I

IVY BAINBRIDGE VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY CHAMPION

have lived in Greenwich all my life. I was born 84 years ago at No 51 Roan Street and my dad worked on the gas boilers at Greenwich Fuel Research where the O2 is now. I had three brothers and two sisters and I was the baby of the family. I went to Rachel Macmillan Nursery, which is where my own kids went too, and then Creek Road School. ver the years I have done lots of jobs. After I left school I worked at the Co-op in Deptford and then I worked as I was a switchboard operator for a private bank in the City of London. After I got married and had my son and daughter I did everything from being a home help to delivering meals, which I used to do with my children in tow.  The job I really loved was being a nursery nurse.  When she was 18 my daughter trained to be a nursery nurse and I decided to do the same. I went to college in Waterloo and by then I was nearly 40 so I was the “mum” of the class. I then worked as a nursery nurse all over Greenwich until I retired. y husband died of a brain tumour when he was only 59 so I have been on my own a long time and try to keep myself occupied. I had cancer a while back, and I am diabetic, so there are days I don’t feel good and have to take it easy but I always try to go out if I can. I have always helped run clubs and activities and every day I have something on. n Monday and Fridays I volunteer at Mycenae House Community Centre and help run their bingo club. Last year the manager nominated me for a Greenwich Community Champions Award run by Cinnamon Care. I got into the top three and was invited to a special ceremony. I have never been chosen for anything like this before and I cried when they announced I was Champion of Community Champions. I got £500 to give to a charity of my choice and a lovely bunch of flowers and cut the ribbon to opened the new Rectory Court care home in Blackheath.  or eight years I’ve lived in one of the cottages at the Draper’s Almhouses opposite Greenwich Station. I like to pop into Baba’s Café on Greenwich South Street. We can’t do it that often as we are pensioners but it is lovely as a treat. very other Thursday I go to the Senior Citizen’s Lunch at St Nicholas Church off Shooter’s Hill. They do a lovely roast lunch or shepherd’s pie and it’s all homemade. And every Tuesday I go to Diamond Hair & Beauty on Shooter’s Hill Road to get my hair done. I can’t do it myself as I also have Lymphedema which causes swelling and they are so nice there.  y daughter still lives nearby in Woolwich, and my son lives in Cambridge, so occasionally I go and stay with him. I now have four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren too. They visit me in Greenwich when they can but I understand that they have busy lives, and I have a pretty busy life too, so I am just happy to get a phone call!

O

M O F

E

M

Saturday 28

WE’RE BACK!

8TH BIRTHDAY

PARTY!

MUSICAL Quasimodo Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers. The Valley 3 FILM/OPERA Cendrillon From NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 PERFORMANCE The War Of The Worlds Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC The Vamps O2

Sunday 29

10% PROFITS TO

www.haventstoppeddancingyet.co.uk Follow us on Facebook: Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! and Twitter @H_S_D_Y

A4_March_2018_Greenwich.indd 1

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PERFORMANCE Who Wants To Live Forever? Albany 7.45 MUSICAL Urine Town Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Age Exchange 12 PERFORMANCE The War Of The Worlds Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Johnny Hates Jazz Indig02 MUSICAL Quasimodo Bob Hope Theatre 7.30

SAT MAR 3 2018

TRAFALGAR TAVERN, SE10 9NW 7.30PM-MIDNIGHT £15 (Cutty Sark DLR & Greenwich BR)

Wednesday 18

Friday 27

- for people who remember the tunes fIRst time round & still want to party

MyLife

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PERFORMANCE Macbeth: A Tale Of Sound & Fury Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Saturday 21



Want the inside guide to what’s best in Greenwich and Blackheath? NIKKI SPENCER asks a local...

Tuesday 17

Friday 20

ϬϳϳϮϮϬϱϯϭϲϱŝŶĨŽΛƐƚƌŝŶŐŬŝŶŐǁŽƌŬƐ͘ĐŽ͘ƵŬ

Thursday 29

LECTURE Remarkable Women Queen’s House 10.30 MUSIC Hermes Experiment 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 Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Tiff Stevenson Blackheath Halls 8



Acoustic ˑ Electric ˑ Bass

Wednesday 28

MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya Brahms & Schubert Violin/piano play Brahms & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

'ƵŝƚĂƌZĞƉĂŝƌ ĨŽƌ 'ƵŝƚĂƌŝƐƚƐ

Mark Bautista Soprano, mezzo-soprano and tenor. Blackheath Halls 11 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

01/12/2017 14:06

FAMILY Where’s My Igloo Gone? Greenwich Theatre studio 11, 1, 3 KIDS Tale Of The Cockatrice Albany 1, 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Roop Kumar Rathod & Sunali Indig02

Monday 30

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tell us your life stories and favourite places here. email Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com


GreenwichVisitor THE

February 2018 Page 19

mike’s greenwich moonshot BRIGHT, isn’t it! The Supermoon shines over one of Greenwich most iconic streets – Gloucester Circus. It’s another fine shot by keen photographer and chronicler of all things Greenwich Mike Purdy. Thanks for sending it to us, Mike! Over the years, Mike has sent us fabulous pictures of movies being made here, his Send us a photo. Email: favourite spots and hidden treasures. We’d love to see your favourite photos matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com

YOU won’t just be the King of the castle...you can be the picnicing of the castle! This fourbed apartment in historic Vanbrugh Castle comes complete

with rooftop terrace. It’s on the market with Fine & Country for a mere £2.75million. Call them on 020 8128 4237. It’s OK. They can probably reverse the charges.

Wordsearch

Like it? Live it!

Answers: 1 Sir Francis Chichester. 2 Orchid. 3 Roberts. 4 Nana Akufo-Addo. 5 1999. 6 Flora. 7 Louis Pasteur. 8 Dom Perignon. 9 1997. 10 27%

The Pub Quiz

GHANA QUIZ justgiving.com/ciara-clark-fitzpatrick These are some of the questions Ciara Clark Fitzpatrick asked during her quiz at Greenwich Market to raise money for VSO (See P3) before her trip to Ghana. Test yourself and perhaps make a donation if you can... 1 Who was knighted in Greenwich after completing a single-handed round the world sailing trip in 1967? 2 Natural vanilla flavouring comes from which plant? 3 What was Margaret Thatcher’s maiden name? 4 Who is the President of Ghana? 5 When was the laser light marking the Prime Meridian switched on at the Royal Obs in Greenwich Park? 6 Which Roman goddess is also a brand of margarine? 7 Who invented the rabies vaccination? 8 Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne? 9 In what year was Maritime Greenwich named a UNESCO world heritage site? 1993, 1997, 2002 or 2003? 10 How many people in Ghana live in extreme poverty on less than £1 a day. 15% or 27%?

Mystery object

SEND US YOUR PICTURE OF A PERFECT DAY

too. Send us your images of a memorable day – or night – in Greenwich, Blackheath or Eltham, where thousands of people each month choose our paper. Email your pictures to Matt@TheGreenwich Visitor.com. We’re been read by residents AND visitors every day since November 2010. So if you’re holding an event, run a business or need to let people know what’s going on call 07802 743324 to advertise. We’ll see you next month!

GreenwichVisitor WANT TO ADVERTISE? OR TELL US YOUR STORY? Call Matt on 078O2 743324 Matt@TheGreenwich Visitor.com

SPOTTED this historic marker? Raise your eyes to claim the prize! Email Matt@TheGreenwich Visitor.com with the answer. Last

T H E I V Y C A F E R P

S U F F R A G E T T T E

month: “Queen Caroline’s bath, which is near The Rangers Lodge in Greenwich Park. Keep up the good work – Beryl Horsham!”

R UHGN I B U L C E L A T L Y AM D I A E DO R MW H A S O E YD R A F B ADM I S AG AB O N L E T ON Y L D S S A A L K P R O R F E C TM

IF you read the paper carefully this should be easy. MERIDIAN; LASER; ROSA MAY; PROTEIN; BILLINGHURST; SUFFRAGETTE; HSDY; THE IVY CAFE; METRO; CYCLE CLUB;

L C A G E H R U K L T A

L I B Y C E S O R S PM Y E E T V R A L I T UD E T I CMA E I N T C H

SCAN THESE CODES IN TO YOUR PHONE TO FIND US...

A D M I R A L ; H A R D Y; P E R F E C T M AT C H ; WA L L ; I V Y N I C K ; RAYNSFORD; TIME BALL; TALK ABOUT ART; CLASS; ETON – Happy hunting. SCF

FOLLOW US wichVisitr @Greenou t the o!) (miss

TERRI BROOKE COLLEGE

FREE •HAIR •NAILS •BEAUTY COURSES IF CLAIMING BENEFITS

ALL COURSES ARE NVQ

SHORT PRIVATE COURSES WHICH ARE PAYABLE

020 8850 1717 OR 07904 259 460 TERRIBROOKECOLLEGE@YAHOO.CO.UK

KNIGHTS MINICABS Environmentally & Eco-friendly Minicabs

Fixed Price Transfers Free car & baby seats Chaperone Service Available

0203-598-0676

0756-550-8747

info@knightsminicabs.com www.knightsminicabs.com

advertise in the greenwich visitor. ads from £33+VAT. call chris bloy on 07771 905045 or email chris@thegreenwichvisitor.com or matt clark 07802 743324 MATT@TheGreenwichVisitor.com


F_CINN_0784 Leah Lodge & Rectory Court – Greenwich Visitor (FEB 2018).qxp_Layout 1 19/01/2018 11:34 Page 1 THE

February 2018 Page 20

If you are looking for flexible, short-term residential care, Rectory Court and Leah Lodge can provide a well-earned break for carers and family members. Our beautiful en-suite rooms, 24-hour care, luxury environments and tailored activities give total peace of mind. ENJOY 4 WEEKS’ RESPITE CARE FOR THE PRICE OF 3*

Residential | Dementia* | Respite Breaks | Day Care Rectory Court Care Home

Leah Lodge Care Home

The Glebe, Blackheath, SE3 9TU

Blessington Road, Blackheath, SE13 5EB

Tel: 0203 797 7613

Tel: 0208 108 0075

For further information, visit: www.cinnamoncc.com

*Terms and conditions apply. Dementia care provided at Leah Lodge.

GreenwichVisitor

Greenwich Visitor Februar 2018  

Free newspaper guide to Greenwich, Blackheath and surrounding areas of south east London – for residents and visitors

Greenwich Visitor Februar 2018  

Free newspaper guide to Greenwich, Blackheath and surrounding areas of south east London – for residents and visitors

Advertisement