Greenwich Visitor March 2018

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

MARCH 2018 No89

MAR Our march for equality Summer starts APR E E R F MAY GIANT with MAP Sandé – see PAGE 6


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New twists in campaigns for cleaner environment

BLOCK: Planned tower

Help our Eco Park survive CAMPAIGNERS working to save an e c ology park th r eaten ed b y a 13-storey apartment block which will put its wildlife in the shade today appeal for your help.

Rich Sylvester writes: “There is a world beyond profit – a world which we share with other species...the trees, plants and rich life of the Greenwich Peninsula Eco Park. Help this crucial campaign.” Shade On You - Page 5

CRUISE LINER SITE FOR SALE THE campaign for clean air at a Cruise Liner Terminal planned for Greenwich has taken an unexpected twist – with the site being put up for sale for around £50million.

Banking giant Morgan Stanley – which was developing the site with builders Barratt London – is believed to be offering to sell it to a new developer. It is said to want to raise cash to return money to investors as land prices finally level after two years of decline. But the development – first mooted a decade ago – has been dogged by issues. A campaign by the East Greenwich Residents’ Association has pushed for ships to have a “clean” electricity supply from the shore – instead of having to run their engines for power by burning the equivalent of 700 lorry-loads of diesel per hour. It took the fight for air quality to the High Court for Judicial Review and even approached LINE UP: 2013 claim in GV Turn to Page 5

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“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.” rt plays a huge and vital part of life in this part of south east London – our amazing buildings, epic river and vast green spaces have inspired artists including Canaletto and Turner. The Blackheath Art Society – the oldest in London – celebrated its 70th HERE are so many reasons for birthday last year. And the volunteers at the Greenwich new chapter in its life is Peninsula Ecology Park are marked with an exhibition at fed up about the 13-storey block Blackheath Halls this month. threatening to block the sun and news is that it too will be cast into Trinity Hospital. The path there Formed by distinguished postchurchwardens asked war artists including Graham wreck the natural habitat. “For the shade by the building,” says Parliament for permission could be shut for up to seven Sutherland and John Bratby, it to rebuild Greenwich’s sake of perhaps 10 or 20 people months – and longer if there are Annie.” When challenged about continues to create and show delays, warns the East Greenwich storm-damaged medieval enjoying a river view, the delicate the impact on the children the vibrant work that puts life in Residents Association. Vital work. parish church. Their ecology of the Park will be (developers’) response was, well prespective. The show is open But Can anyone recall the last time success led to the Fifty irreparably damaged,” says from 10am-5pm on weekdays we should have moved it!” New Churches Act later it was possible to walk the length volunteer warden Annie Mitchell. and for an hour before every that year – which led to of the path in Greenwich? repare for a detour if you’re a Fair point. There’s also the performance. Go along if you Nicholas Hawksmoor being user of our wonderful Thames istoric St Alfege Church can to see work by Terry commissioned. The church question of a new outdoor Path. The Environment Agency celebrated a unique marked the event by handing the same Scales, Basia Burrough, Meg Dinkeldein, classroom which is being built after has applied for permission to knock anniversary last month – it Valerie Warren (inset) and many more. Info: petition to local MP Matthew years of fundraising. “The bad down and rebuild the river wall near was on February 14 1711 that its Pennycook and now church leaders will


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Trepanning Theatre is a company that aims to create a diverse range of theatrical content aiming to involve people of all backgrounds both in front of and behind the stage. Previous theatrical experience is not required, only a desire to make something. The company was formed from a general sense that none of us who were originally involved were being pushed far enough with our acting experiences and whilst they were all fun they were also firmly rooted in our comfort zones. So therefore we created the company in which everyone involved felt like they could have a strong creative voice and could challenge themselves to develop whatever skills they felt they wanted to. The company at the moment primarily focuses on teenagers and young adults but there are no age guidelines for participation. In January we completed a sold out run of Punk Rock by Simon Stephens at The London Theatre and hope to put on our latest production in the coming months. People can get involved by following our Facebook page for information on auditions and further ways to become a member of the team. Or email me on JAKE McKENNA


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DIVERSE Trepanning perform Punk Rock


Why is Greenwich called Royal Greenwich? We have 1,000 years of Royal links – Henry VIII (below) and Elizabeth I were born here and christened at St Alfege Church. Their palace, Placentia, was here. In fact Elizabeth played under the oak that bears her name in Greenwich Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks. Queen Elizabeth II granted us Royal Status in February 2012 to mark those links. I read that Greenwich is a World Heritage Site? Yes, it won World A new smaller Pavilion Market Heritage Site status in 1997 – one caters for street food fans while of only 29 in the UK which means the main one concentrates on arts, our treasures are so good, they’re crafts, designer-makers and protected by the United Nations. collectibles. Greenwich Greenwich Market is Market is open famous isn’t it? Yes, Tuesday to it’s one of the oldest Sunday from r in London. There’s reenwich isito 10am tobeen a market here 5 . 3 0 p m since the 1300s – including WANT TO ADVERTISE? and in 2016 the B a n k HAVE A STORY? Holidays. D u k e o f Yo r k Call Matt on 07802 743324 I s t h e F o o t officially unveiled a major renovation. T u n n e l Matt@TheGreenwich working yet? There was a badly h a n d l e d £ 11 . 4 m refurb in 2012, but problems persist in the 116-yearold tunnel...including relations between pedestrians and cyclists. A friends group Fogwoft has pushed the Council for improvements. Lifts were said to be working better and online lift alerts and a new interactive m o v e m e n t



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management system were being trialled. But a lift failed recently with users trapped inside. The lifts remain a big issue here and we’re always keen to hear your experiences of it. Email Matt@ Is anyone using the cable car (left) yet? Cheek! The Emirates Air Line isn’t much use for getting about – although we’re assured some people 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 Royal Victoria Dock, where technology giant Siemens’ has built a showcase about life in future cities. Fascinating stuff! We’re visiting. What should we do today? You’ve picked up 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 Wernher Collection of art at Ranger’s House, run by English Heritage. There are some paid for shows at the National Maritime Museum. You pay to stand on the Meridian Line inside the Royal Observatory too. And it’s 20p to use the loos in Greenwich Park!

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wolfe’s wash and brush up! Will I be able to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds from here?

greenwich means grime...if you’re a famous statue standing proud in the Park in all weathers. Which is why James Wolfe needs a regular wash and brush up to clear – among other things – bird droppings. Royal Parks “Statue Man” Luke Cooper climbed in to a cherry picker on a freezing February day to give the bronze monument to the Greenwich-born soldier its annual scrub. Full story in Graham Dear’s Park Life – Page 14

They’re not the high flying birds you need to look out for!

high flying stars here for summer Greenwich Music Time line-up

HIGH flying stars are heading to Greenwich for this summer ’s Greenwich Music Time festival. Noel Gallagher, Sir Tom Jones, Emeli Sandé, Steps and Il Divo will play open air shows in the grounds of the historic Old Royal ON WAY: Sir Tom, Noel and Emeli Naval College in July. Sir Tom Jones is back for a second Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher and his High Flying GMT show after a rip-roaring Birds come to Greenwich at the appearance in 2015. There is one more headline act climax of a world tour to support their third studio album Who Built to be announced for the fifth series of the outdoor riverside The Moon. Scottish singer-songwriter show. Previous stars at the series Emeli Sandé – who topped the include Goldfrapp, Jools charts with Beneath Your Holland, The Jacksons Beautiful – said: “The Sir Cliff Richard and Old Royal Naval and Ray Davies. College is such a L i n e - u p : Tuesday July 3 beautiful location for Old Royal Naval a concert and it’s a College, Greenwich E m e l i S a n d é ; Wednesday July 4 real treat to be S i r To m J o n e s ; performing on the Thursday July 5 line-up alongside all of July 2-8 Steps; Friday July 6 these incredible acts. TBA; Saturday July 7 “I’ll be performing Noel Gallagher’s High music from across my Flying Birds; Sunday July 8 career, as well as some new songs Il Divo. and a few surprises, and I’m sure Tickets on sale now at www. it’ll be a really special occasion.”





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


Writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, curator Sarah Sophie Banks, Tudor dynast Bess of Hardwick, pioneering politico Gertrude Bell, Deptford’s 18th century women workers and traveller Annie Russell-Cotes are celebrated in a series of expert lectures at the Queen’s House. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Primetime TV regular Rhodri Mills dons the mantle of Dylan Thomas at Mycenae House in a dramatic portrait of the Welsh poet who hit the heights with glorious epics such as Under Milk Wood but also hit horrific boozefuelled lows that saw him die in an alcoholic haze before he was 40. Mar 7


Acclaimed stage company Lazarus return to Greenwich Theatre with a new adaptation, by Nigel Williams, of Nobel laureate William Golding’s landmark parable about a group of boys who descend into savagery after a plane crash leaves them marooned without adults on a remote island. Mar 13-17



Bad Faith, commissioned by Trinity Laban, sees the choreographer meld dance, poetry and light in a story about a once-famous actor who has spent 20 years in a world of nothingness and now tries to return to reality. Metaphysics and movement – a great Laban theatre combo. Mar 14&15


Blackheath Halls hosts one of folk’s finest trios, featuring guitarist Benji Kirkpatrick, accordionist Saul Rose and violinist Paul Sartin. Between them they’ve played with many of the greats including Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy, Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span, so their pedigrees are faultless. Mar 15


OUR cornish delight HERE’S the Greenwich Visitor out on a limb – at Lizard Point in Cornwall, England’s most southerly spot. Regular reader Dudley Hebden sent us this snap of our paper at the landmark, which he has lived close to for 31 years after moving from Greenwich. He told us: “A copy is sent to me every month by my old scoutmaster Den Layell, who lives in Sidcup.” Dudley – who was born in Earlswood Street and used to live in Colomb Street with his wife Norma – also enclosed a picture of his class from Christchurch School on a trip to… Christchurch, Dorset, in 1951/52. “We were on a school holiday there with our teacher Miss Smith,” he recalls. “Does anyone out there remember this?” If you do, you have the perfect chance for a catchup next month. Dudley and Norma will be by the pillar box on the corner of Annandale Road and Woolwich Road on April 22 – waving on their daughter Angela Little who is running the London Marathon for Asthma UK. And you can’t miss them. “We’ll be waving the Cornish flag,” says Dudley. See you there! Support Angela’s cause at fundraising/angela-little1

Set in a south London hair salon, this cocktail of music and dance with a distinctly African flavour follows three strong, witty women as they look back over their lives and discuss how gender, relationships, community, heritage and even their hair has shaped the way they are today. Mar 20-23


Mel Brooks’ outrageous musical stars a failed but still-brazen impresario who realises he can make a fortune by having a Broadway flop, so he stages a show called Springtime For Hitler. But it turns out to be so bad it’s good – and is a huge hit. Find out why at the Bob Hope Theatre. Mar 21-24


Some of classical music’s most famous arias from such masterpieces as Carmen, La Traviata and La Bohéme will be performed by four of the country’s best opera singers to a piano accompaniment in the acousticallyperfect Sammy Ofer Gallery beneath the hull of the Cutty Sark. Mar 23

MASS New Greenwich Dance/Trinity Laban

Partnership commission sees choreographer Robert Clark exploring the nature of connection and separation. If you like immersive and intimate performances, this Borough Hall show is for you. If you’re claustrophobic, it probably isn’t. Mar 23&24


Pictures taken by ace photographers Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn and Simon Roberts go on display at the National Maritime Museum in this fascinating 50-year retrospective look at our island nation’s love affair with the coast in all its natural and man-made wonder. Mar 23-Sept 30

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how pots poked fun Satire on agenda at Fan Museum

YOU might not associate fans with satire…but the unique Fan Museum in Greenwich has news for you this month. It is holding an illustrated talk called Pots With Attitude – British Satire on Ceramics, tying in to its own new exhibition Early Printed Fans. Expert Patricia Ferguson – who is curating a show at the British Museum – is at the world-renowned museum on Crooms Hill on March 5 (1pm for 2pm). Her exhibition shows how political blunders and royal scandals were caricatured for the pleasure of Georgian society – made more available thanks to the invention of fine creamware and the development of transfer-printing on glazed

clay in the 1750s. Fan Museum curator Jacob Moss said: “Patricia’s exhibition at the British Museum – Pots with Attitude – is garnering great reviews. “She’ll be giving an illustrated lecture on the theme of satirical prints and their application to ceramics, a topic which ties in perfectly with our own current exhibition Early Printed Fans. “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming her.” The In Celebration event is in the museum’s striking Orangery, with its unique murals, and the £7.50 ticket price includes entry to the Museum. Info & tickets:

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A vital haven for wildlife – used and loved by thousands of people here – is threatened by a 13-storey tower. Historian, storyteller and campaigner RICH SYLVESTER asks for your help...

WHEN Greenwich Millennium Village markets its new apartments close to our wonderful Ecology Park it sells the benfits of living in “an urban oasis.”

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Eco Park wildlife is still threatened by tower... but you can help us

It uses fine words about “creating places people love” and “sustainability.” So it’s ironic that the new 13-storey tower block – Plot 201 – that it wants to build by the river will harm the very wildlife it uses as a selling point. Greenwich Ecology Park – 16 years in the making, a vital haven for wildlife and resource for people – will be directly in the shadow of the block. The lack of sunlight threatens many of the creatures that have made the Park their home – croaking frogs, brilliant blue kingfishers, busy dragonflies. A campaign by the Friends of the park group has succeeded in getting GMV’s original 20-storey building reduced in height to save wildlife threatened by the shadow it will cast. But last month, at a public exhibition of the revised plans, campaigners were outraged at the way the Greenwich Peninsula building STILL rations the sun in the Park – the Ecology Park, John Harrison Way, Greenwich SE10 0QZ most rich and diverse corner of the densely populated Peninsula. for leisure, school Residents also added Wednesday-Sunday visits, volunteering, their fury over significant 10am-5pm community events loss of views and light. and scientific study. Rangers have recorded 80 More than a billboard image species of bee – more than Kew G a r d e n s ! – 6 0 t y p e s o f b i r d s to sell the GMV, it is part of the including the common tern which Natural Health Service – the widely travels thousands of miles across the understood benefits that access to world then nests and brings up its nature brings to physical, social and mental well-being. young here. I say it’s time for a reality check. You might see some of the 20 Greenwich is a place of great species of dragonfly, which depend on the sun to warm their muscles and contrasts: The historic centre and lift off in to flight. The roll call futuristic Peninsula is one example. continues: 16 types of butterfly, 200 The former is protected by its status different moths, 60 varieties of spider as a World Heritage Site, the latter London’s largest regeneration project – all dependent on the sun. The park attracts people of all ages turning 150 acres of ex-industrial

BLOCK TOWER: Developer’s image of how planned building will look


land into an “urban village and culture hub” with 15,000 homes. A total of £8.4billion is being invested in the Peninsula. Last year Countryside Properties – a partner in GMV with Taylor Wimpey – launched on the stock market and declared an operating profit from housebuilding of £91.5million. But there is also a world beyond profit – a world which we share with other species – not just those seen on TV documentaries or exotic holidays but bees, birds, dragonflies, butterflies, moths and spiders along with the trees, plants and rich life of the Greenwich Peninsula Eco Park.

Please help this crucial campaign. Find out more about it at www.tcv. and www.friendsofgpep. Tell the developers what you think at Write to Greenwich councillors with responsibility for Regeneration and Sustainability: pippa.hack@ and danny. People moving to the Peninsula will need more than money – and I don’t want to have to tell them we lost our “natural capital” a tranquil green space that helps clean the air and adds to our diverse ecology. email:

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Ship site sale

From Page One the EU for support. The Commission ruled that although permission was granted legally, “a project that would increase pollution beyond limit values for ambient air quality…would logically have to take compensating measures to ensure compliance with the limit values.” A spokesperson for Barratt London confirmed it was no longer involved in the project, saying: “We are finishing the initial phase of residential development at Enderby Wharf with the completion of 616 a p a r t m e n t s t h i s y e a r. “We are not involved in the delivery of the second phase of the development, which includes the cruise terminal”. Morgan Stanley were approached for a comment but did not respond before we went to press. Planning permission was first granted for the London City Cruise Port in 2011. In May 2013, then-developer West Properties told The Greenwich Visitor the first ships would moor by 2014. The Port allows ships up to 240m long to moor so passengers can disembark and explore London. But campaigners insist they will fight all the way for clean air in an area close to the Blackwall Tunnel, the A102 and a huge new Ikea store EGRA’s Ian Blore said: “Our local MP Matt Pennycook continues to actively promote the case for a clean cruise port. “No cruise liner will happily dock in Greenwich unless shoreside power is installed. The community will see to that.”

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The centenary of women’s votes isn’t just about the Suffragettes... non-violent protesters and even men played an important part too when 22 suffragists arrived, having set out on foot for London from Margate and Sandwich days before. They were the Kent contingent o f a n a t i o n w i d e Wo m e n ’s Suffrage Pilgrimage to London organised by the “law-abiding” National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). According to reports in a local newspaper, suffragists from SUFFRAGETTES! This term Blackheath joined the pilgrims was first used in the British who carried banners declaring press in 1906 and has since “Home makers demand vote”, come to mean different things “Law abiding women” and on another an image of Joan of Arc. to different people. The role of male supporters of Mostly it invokes images of women going to extraordinary women’s suffrage is often overlooked. In Woolwich, the lengths to win their local MP Will Crooks was a right to vote. long-standing supporter While many of women’s rights. admire and In 1908 he signed celebrate visitor passes to the t h e i r Houses of Parliament bravery and for two suffragettes vision, and in doing so helped others are to bring about the more critical. infamous “grille There is a protest.” melee of Other Greenwich men contrasting views demonstrated their belief in – including talk of r e t r o s p e c t i v e p a r d o n s f o r gender equality in less public but equally significant ways... suffragette prisoners. Men like Donald Adolphus But what tends to be overlooked is the efforts of Knight, born in Sheerness in thousands of women – and men 1873 to a Guyanan father and – who campaigned for the vote English mother. By 1911 he was living in by non-violent means. For example, hundreds of Plumstead with wife Adelaide otherwise law-abiding suffragists Knight and their children. Their census return that year and suffragettes – including some from Greenwich – used the ignored the instruction to allocate 1911 Census to register their a head of household. This stand against marital frustration with the Government’s refusal to grant gender hierarchy continued a theme that had marked the votes to women. Some stayed away from home beginning of their married life on census night and refused to when Donald choose to adopt Adelaide’s surname of Knight. complete their returns. Faced with prejudice and Others – most likely put off by steep fines for non-compliance hardship, they became strong advocates of race, class and – protested in other ways. Greenwich-born Gertrude gender equality. Donald willingly backed Gerlach completed her 1911 census return under protest and Adelaide’s decision to serve a made the reason clear. In the prison sentence in June 1906 occupation column she wrote after her arrest and conviction for breaching the peace at a “suffrage work.” To the enquiry Suffragette protest about any infirmity she and he stepped suffered, she responded in to look after “disenfranchised.” their two Supporters of votes young sons. for women also : Info : ues ven Various I n a refused to pay taxes. p o w e r f u l , A means of protest poignant dating back to at letter to least the 17th century, Donald from tax resistance was Till June 18 jail Adelaide adopted by suffragettes wrote of her and suffragists alike and determination to ranged from withholding fight for progress and large sums of income tax to more political freedom and told him: modest taxes like dog licences. In late 1913 the Women’s “Your courage gives me heart to Freedom League reported that bear everything.” Agnes Metcalf had been With grateful assistance from summoned to the Greenwich Lynne Dixon & Ann Dingsdale. Police Court for non-payment of Info on the Women’s Suffrage a dog licence: “In a short speech she said that she refused on Pilgrimage and Beyond the conscientious grounds to pay Suffragettes exhibition at taxes while women had no vote. Find out more about the “The magistrate congratulated Miss Metcalfe on the clearness extraordinary lives of Donald Adelaide Knight in Courage and eloquence with which she and by Winifred Langton at the made out her case. He regretted Greenwich Heritage Centre. that the law must take its course, Watch BBC Parliament’s and imposed a fine of 7s with 2s programme Suffragette Allies costs. The alternative was one for more on the men who day’s imprisonment.” supported women’s campaigns In July that year, Blackheath for the vote. Currently available saw another non-violent protest to view on BBC iPlayer.

100 years ago last month some British women got the right to vote. Beyond the Suffragettes – a community exhibition – is touring libraries and venues across Greenwich to mark the centenary. Last month curator Dr Claire Eustance told us the story of Rosa May Billinghurst. Here she tells more inspiring stories of the women – and men – who played their part in the fight for equality.

The long walk to equal rights WOMEN’S WALK Hundreds of woman marched to London including a group who came to Blackheath. All Pictures: Women’s Library Collection, LSE Library


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BUSINESS greenwich ghana WINNERS QUIZ TIME: Ciara’s fundraiser

THE Old Royal Naval College was named top attraction at the first Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards. Designed by Sir Christoper Wren, the former palace’s painted ceiling is currently undergoing restoration giving visitors a unique chance to see work close up. New chief executive Angela McConville accepted the award (above) from The Apprentice TV host Nick Hewer. An ORNC spokesman said: “This is wonderful news for the Old Royal Naval College, and confirmation of its role not just as the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, but as a cultural destination in its own right.” The Young Entrepreneur award went to Greenwich business Archery Fit, which was launched by husband and wife team Roman Godkin and Kate Zalyubovskaya, a former Russian Champion. Info: royalgreenwich.

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TEAM WORK: Ciara and volunteers



SHE did it! Ciara Clark Fitzpatrick has landed in Ghana for a three-month charity project after raising money at Greenwich Market. The 19-year-old challenged visitors to answer quiz questions to help raise £1500 for Voluntary Service Overseas. And she raised more for the pot by cooking Ghanain food for family and friends. The aim was to be part of a project to encourage families to register disabled and disadvantaged children in local schools. Ciara flew to the West African republic – which, like Greenwich, is on the Meridian Line – on February 20 and will return in May. She said: “The journey here was long and

Ciara’s trip to help children tiring and we’re still getting used to the intense heat. I know it’s been snowing in Greenwich but here in Jirapa it’s been 84F degrees. One of our team contracted Malaria in the first week, so it’s not an easy place to come. The contrast with home is huge and it’s going to be a huge challenge to make a difference.

“The school we’re working at has no tables or chairs so children who have walked miles lie down to study. We’re coming up with ideas to help improve things now and for the future.” She added: “I’m really sorry I’ll be missing my sister Shauna’s 18th while I’m here, but at least I can wish her Happy Birthday through the Greenwich Visitor!” The former Blackheath High School and Harris Westminster pupil is giving updates on her trip at www.whenciarametghana. and in The Greenwich Visitor. Info:

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miles hedley REVIEWS trinity laban percussion ensemble


Drumming up unique show

ANY concert featuring three drumkits is unusual, so one set in a church must be close to unique. But that’s the beauty of the free Thursday lunchtime performances at St Alfege’s – you never know what you’re going to get. The kits were the centrepiece of a recital by Trinity Laban Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mick Dorian, who gave as memorable a performance as I’ve ever seen in Hawksmoor’s wonderful building. The septet began with the world premiere of To Blue, a composition by student Mikey Parson which brilliantly contrasted punky, thunderous drums with the mellifluous, ringing tones of two marimbas. The three kits were also at the heart of Brian Booth’s Rudimental Rock, a deceptively simple piece with an infectious groove. In a change of mood, Gosia Kepa was sensational on four-mallet solo marimba in Anna Ignatowicz’s Toccata, a tear-jerkingly lovely work requiring amazing reach. Leonard Salzedo’s five-movement Concerto for Percussion Op74 featured all seven players – Kepa, Rory Clark, Dom Daggett, Tom Daley, Rhys Davies, Isis Dunthorne and Tom Plumridge – who gave bravura performances of this magical piece. I particularly loved the interplay between the four tuned timpani and the other drums. The recital closed with the first movement of JS Bach’s magnificent and world-famous Brandenburg Concerto No2 in F major played on six marimbas. It was hypnotic and gave a new take on a familiar work of genius as well as helping give a new perspective on the way music has developed over 250 years.

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A Dead cert for best play

DEAD And Breathing at the Albany offered a near-perfect theatrical experience – a terrific play, great direction, a fine set and tour-deforce performances by its two stars. Who could ask for more? Writer Chisa Hutchinson has created an extraordinary piece that swings restlessly from slapstick to heartache, from rancour to redemption and from offensiveness to sophistication without spilling over into cliché or bad taste. The plot is also spangled with genuinely surprising twists, including a brilliantly subversive ending (I won’t spoil it in case you get to catch the play on its UK tour). And it is magnificently played by Lizan Mitchell as megarich widow Carolyn who is dying from cancer and Kim Tatum as pottymouthed, streetwise, God-fearing nurse Veronika who rails against her patient’s determination to commit the mortal sin of suicide. The plot hinges on Veronika’s moral dilemma when Mitchell offers her her entire fortune– $87 million – to help her die. Yet what could easily have become a dirge or a farce gets the full human treatment here with episodes of hilarity (I loved the pumpkin joke), rage, affection and misery which were given moving depth by the skill of Mitchell and the equally impressive Tatum. The experience was made even more delicious thanks to Sarah Booth’s fabulous set and the breathless pace whipped up by director Rebecca Atkinson-Lord. An early contender for my play of the year – and hard to imagine it being surpassed in the next ten months.

IF YOU’VE ever wondered what makes a photograph art rather than just a snap, a visit to the Greenwich Gallery exhibition Nick Raynsford On Water would have given you some clues. On show were 22 pictures taken over the past decade by Nick, many of them shot before he retired after a quarter of a century as our Labour MP. And all the photos of rivers, lakes and seas revealed not only a winning technique with his lens but also an innate artistic vision. Half the pictures were taken on trips to Peru, Turkey, Italy and France and beautifully captured the spirit of warmer climes thanks to a gorgeously deep palette of colour and light. The others were composed in England, including five of the same stretch of water on the lake in Greenwich Millennium Village. It’s a tribute to Nick’s skill that the

MP Nick’s inner vision is revealed UK shots shared the same sense of exoticism as any of those from more far-flung places. I should also pay tribute to Richard Riddick who printed the pictures for the exhibition. His work was exemplary. All proceeds from the show were given to the homelessness charity Crisis – a fitting gesture from a man who was once a government housing minister and remains committed to the issue.

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WHAT does home mean to you? Few questions can be more relevant today as the UK struggles to come to terms with the divisions caused by Brexit. The question was the theme for this year’s CoLab, a two-week annual celebration of music and movement created by Trinity Laban students to push their cultural boundaries. And youngsters from around the world joined Trinity’s own international student body to lay on a plethora of events that were never less than inspiring and very often transcendent. Trinity’s head of strings Nic Pendlebury set the standard on Day One with his own viola arrangement of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint which he performed live to a backing tape of 49 violas – all played by him. It was astounding. He was followed by dazzling jazz trio Skint made up of Trinity alumni Phil Meadows on sax, Arthur O’Hara on bass and Harry Pope on drums, with an amazing encore featuring CoLab overlord and ace violinist Joe Townsend. It was hard to imagine how that could be

equalled – but the students didn’t shy away from the challenge. Over the following two weeks, I saw recitals of classical standards (Bach, Mozart etc), a fabulous programme at St Alfege that began with sax-led contemporary works and ended with melancholy piano pieces by the likes of the Russian exile Prokofiev and an open evening at the Laban building that included a gorgeously lyrical Chinese mixture of dance and music called Guan Ju, throbbing grime, some thrilling Afrobeat and, best of all, Brexchange, a moving hymn to global unity composed and performed by

So-smart Simon’s outdone The Don MANY try to satirise Donald Trump but most fail because the man’s so homophobic, so mysogenistic, so racist, so paranoid and so egotistical that he’s a parody of himself. The latest attempt I’ve seen was Trumpageddon at Greenwich Theatre, a show written and performed by Simon Jay which aimed to out-offend a president who’s already offended a fair proportion of the planet. Rather than aiming for the ultrasmart and reasoned put-downs of such comedic luminaries as John Oliver and Trevor Noah, Jay presented Trump standing at a lectern making a speech in which he unleashed salvo after salvo of foul-mouthed tastelessness – to brilliant effect. It included gleefully outrageous claims about what Trump did to Theresa May in the Oval Office and a fabulously scurrilous analysis of the relationship between the Queen and Meghan Markle. There was a lurid film sequence of a trouserless Trump on the toilet as well as a running gag about his Slovenia-born wife Melania

trumpageddon who he repeatedly described as an Estonian called Malaria. And there were plenty of clever, up-to-the-minute references to Putin, the FBI, the recent world leaders’ gathering at Davos, North Korea’s nukes and the president’s mental health. Several audience members were hauled up on to the stage to “help” as a shamelessly priapic Trump spouted sexist messages of hate and Jay bravely invited us all to join a Q&A session in which he improvised with great aplomb. The evening ended with Trump unleashing World War Three when his once-loyal Republican buddies decided to impeach him. This was a fine and consistently very funny dissing of the Donald. If only the real Trump was as smart and amusing...

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youngsters from 15 countries. It also featured a fab euphonium solo. Other highlights included six pianists improvising 21st century links between 19th century compositions and, at the Old Royal Naval College chapel, a concert of works from Mexico to Russia based on the concept of nationalism. The grand finale at Blackheath Halls was a raucous but rousing evening of haunting flamenco, 1930s Havana, a salute to the 1940s with an all-girl singing group – let’s call them the Labandrews Sisters – and a terrifically realistic demonstration of stunt-fighting. My own favourite on the night was Immersive Sound And Movement, a brilliantly surreal show in which performers moved among the audience squawking, crawling, whooping, jumping and calling before lying on the floor and singing an impossibly beautiful rendition of Scarborough Fair. The finale finished with a storming set by a 50-piece student orchestra who had the crowd dancing in the streets with an hour of Motown’s greatest hits. It was a display of peerless entertainment and matchless musicianship.

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ou may be able to spin a yarn when it comes to telling a tale but can you REALLY spin yarn? If you can knit or crochet Eltham’s close-knit community is the perfect place to get together – often with a chat. Eltham, New Eltham and Coldharbour libraries all have Knit and Natter sessions They welcome beginners and experienced crafters. If you walk through Eltham Library you can often see a group sitting around, chatting and making colourful scarves, baby clothes and toys of all shapes and sizes. It’s what a community is all about. It offers friendship and creativity and it’s free! Check dates and times at the library. ylvia Becker, who lives in Eltham with her family, has set up a Crochet ‘N Natter group at Pottery on the Parade in Westmount Road, Eltham. They meet every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the cafe where they discuss patterns, crochet and, of couse, have a natter and a coffee. Sylvia is very enthusiastic about everyone having an opportunity to learn and develop this skill. She said: “After mastering the first basics, crochet becomes very relaxing and even experienced crochet artists never stop learning. Because I want to spread my love to art of crochet to others – and also love to meet other crocheters in a relaxed atmosphere and not online – I started up

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Crochet ‘N Natter in October 2017.” If you want to join them just go along and say hello! here are knitting groups in some local churches too. Let us know if you run a group and would like more members. We are happy to use our social media – and this column – to spread the word. ant to know more about yarn – here’s a date for your diary. An exciting community event is being planned for the June 30 and July 1 at Woodlands Farm in Shooters Hill. The farm buildings will be the venue for the South East London Wool and Textile Festival with stalls and a gallery displaying all sorts of textile and art work. Workshops are planned so you can get hands-on experience. Interested in having a stall or offering a workshop? Contact Viv Cameron on This is a first for the area, so do give it some support. There are also sheep on the farm, so it’s a great chance for a family outing. Enjoy March and get those crochet hooks and knitting needles out!


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IT looks like a big night out for the team at Eltham’s White Hart pub – it has been nominated for an honour at the National Diversity Awards. The community pub – which has raised over £100,000 for great causes and takes hot food to homeless people – is up for a Community Organisation award. The awards – at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in September – honour “Britain’s most inspirational people coming together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass

Some are hilariously desperate. Some are just hilarious. National Spaghetti Hoops Day anyone? Fondue Week? International Waffle Day*. You know the kind of thing... At last I’ve found one that we should all be aware of – and take part in. Between March 18 and 25 it’s National Butchers’ Week. It’s a chance for “independent retail butchers to show off what sets them apart from the competition,” according to Meat Trades Journal, which runs it. We’re lucky enough in Greenwich and Blackheath to have good quality traditional butchers who demonstrate – on a daily basis – that there is more to being a butcher than mere chopping and selling. Ta k e G.G. Sparkes a t B l a c k h e a t h Standard. Best known for their organic meat – and a favourite for many at Christmas – they have decided to prove their green credentials too. Reacting to the environmental problem caused by plastic pollution, the Old Dover Road butchers is now using new plastic-free packaging. If their Pork Smoked Paprika & Onion Sausages aren’t reason enough to head to

roots communities who have contributed to creating a more diverse and inclusive society.” The oub’s co-owner Si Robson said: “We’re proud to be nominated. “We have achieved so much over the last six years turning the White Hart around and introducing a fantastic menu. “Our Charity Quiz nights which have now raised over £100,000 – all for local charities and local people in need of fund raising for that special piece of equipment that cannot be provided free of charge.” Info:

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the Standard, then think about doing the planet a bit of good too. With families getting together for Mother’s Day and Easter lunches, no doubt John Charles butchers in Blackheath Village will be even busier than usual. It’s not rare to see a queue in front of their shop near the railway station. National Butchers’ Week will be an opportunity for John Charles to show off

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hat a great idea for a book! A History of London Through Beer Goggles launches here this month at the excellent White Hart community pub in Eltham. Meet – and maybe have a pint with – author Cyril Dixon at the pub on March 14 (7.30) and find out more about the London beer trails! haven’t made it yet, but the new Thai restuarant and bar Thai Thai is open in Woolwich Road. Regular reader Cynthia – who’s from multicultural Toronto so knows a thing or too about exotic food – says the food is worth a visit. It’s in the old Duchess of Greenwich pub and we wish it well.


oolwich Street Feast was launched this month, transforming the famous 1930s indoor Plumstead Road Covered Market into a a feasting and drinking arena on Fridays and Saturday. It’s open till late on Fridays from 5pm and Saturdays from noon.

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nce upon a time there was a land far away. Well, it was not that far away because the people of south London could see it across the water, but so few of them had been there it might as well had been China. Mapmakers simply marked the island as “There Be Dogs!” n fact, a friend of mine tells me his granddad, who lived in Deptford, never ventured north of the river his entire life. It is strange that many people happily head off to Blackheath or Brockley but baulk at a visit to the Isle of Dogs – especially when modern transport links make it easier and quicker for most of us to get to get there. But it’s a treasure trove for curry lovers. Here’s why... he newest addition is the King of Punjab, which opened last November above the excellent Ferry House pub (which, according to the menu, is the oldest pub on the island and has been operating since 1722). Access to the restaurant is through the pub and if you choose you can stay downstairs with a pint while they bring your food down. It’s a nice, tight menu, which I’m a fan of, with popular dishes such as Butter Chicken, Korma or Methi (all £6.95), Punjabi classics like Lamb Chops (£9.95) and Muttar Keema (£7.95). For something a bit different check out the Mogo Chips – made from cassava, and are served with salt and lemon or spiced. There are excellent views of the river and this is a great addition to the local scene. Look out for more of these joint ventures as traditional pubs and curry houses combine to offer us the package of Brit favourites – a good pint and a spicy curry. 26 Ferry Street. Nearest DLR: Island Gardens. lose by, The Gaylord has been serving decent curries for years. This is the place if you’re looking for old-school classics like Chicken Madras, Dhansak, Rogan or Dupiaza (all £6.75). My favourite dish at the restaurant is Shatkora (£8.35) – a curry with a thick sauce, cooked with a lime from the Sylet region of Bangladesh. If you love lime in your pickle tray you’ll love this dish. 14 Manchester Road. Nearest DLR: Island Gardens. earer Canary Wharf you‘ll find a cluster of curry options: Clifton Grillhouse, as the name suggest, is the place for Chicken or Lamb Shaslik (£14.95 with rice, raita and nan), Sheek Kebab or Chicken Tikka (£9.95 with rice, raita and nan) although all the curry favourites are available as well as some excellent vegetable dishes such as Begun Uribessi Gatta (£7.95) cooked with the seed of runner beans and aubergines. Next door is a large shop if you’re looking to stock up your spice larger at reasonable prices. Décor at Lime adds a hint of Bollywood to your night out and is a popular venue for the local Asian community. Check out fish dishes such as Bengal Fish Bhuna (£8.95) and Grilled Jaagil Sea Bass (£6.95). Lime also offers a lunch set menu from just £8.95, which is a nice option if you work in Canary Wharf and fancy a change from the usual plastic-wrapped offerings around your office. The smaller Aniseed is a cosy alternative and great place for specials. The Thalis are highly recommended and at lunchtimes are just £5.95 (veg) or £7.95 (meat). Sunday and Mondays are banquet night and for £9.95 you’ll get a starter, main, side and rice or nan. Clifton 32 Westferry Road, Lime 1 Manilla Street, Aniseed 25 Westferry Road. Nearest DLR: Heron Quays. bit further across the island is the superb Manjal. While enjoying views across the water ditch the classics and try out a range of specials, many of them from South India. There are a whole array of Appams and Dosas from £4.50, unusual starters inspired by street snacks, a dazzling selection of vegetable dishes (try the Veg Kothu Paratha, £10.95) plus delicious curries with the lamb or chicken cooked on the bone (from £10.95). A truly excellent menu and fresh, quality food. 3 Turnberry Quay. Nearest DLR: Crossharbour. o on. Hop on the DLR, or even stroll through the Foot Tunnel to work up an appetite. It’s paradise Island!

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of London ales Local favourite Rust Bucket Pizza Co is one of the traders. Look out too for Yumplings, Lava Bar puddings and the Gin Kitchen. reenwich Community Cookery Clubs are back. Thef ree classes to learn how to cook healthy recipes take place around the borough. For more information and to book call 0800 470 4831 and ask for cookery clubs. or visit gcda. coop/cookery-clubs/



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their creativity and highlight the work they do. They are carcass butchers, which means they butcher on the premises – the traditional way. They also make their own products, from cured meats such as biltong to Scotch Beef Wellingtons. National Butchers’ Week recognises the trade’s creativity with an innovation competition. Could this year’s winner be in our midst? To complete the set, there is Drings on Royal Hill in Greenwich. They were an early innovator in their digital interaction with the public. Drings was one of the first shops in the area to use Twitter to communicate their news, such as personalised service and their masterclasses. If you always wanted to learn how to make sausages or fancy wearing a proper chainmail glove, their butchery masterclasses are just the ticket. *Guess what! International Waffle Day is a real one – on March 25. Rescue your Waffle Maker from the cupboard and get stuck in! Tell me about your favourite butcher – and why – at Let me know how you support your local shops too.




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hen dry, the statue is given a coating of clear renaissance wax. Penetration of the bronze is aided by warming with a small hand-held gas burner. Once cooled down the statue receives a hand buff to give it a shine. very two years the stone pedestal receives a light jet wash to remove algae and moss. This will not remove the verdigris staining from the bronze but I think this adds to the character of the statue, I don’t like to see the stonework over-cleaned. n order to reach the whole statue Luke works from a mobile platform. I had hoped to get a Wolfe’s eye view of the Park myself but the platform only holds one person and the controls were on the cage. hope you’ll enjoy these pictures of Wolfe as you’ve probably never seen him before, and I think you’ll agree that, following his clean, he now looks splendid as he looks out over one of the best views in London. Now if only those pigeons wouldn’t perch on his hat!

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birds’ eye view of wolfe o you have a nickname? I did at school; it was Charlie, because my middle name is Charles, which was not very common in the 1970s. Nicknames can be amusing, appropriate or occasionally cruel. One of the funniest I have heard of is “Cat on Head” for a man with a rather bouffant hair style. Another of the best and most appropriate is “Statue Man”. This is one of my work colleagues, Luke Cooper. Luke works for our building maintenance contractor Vinci Facilities. His job is to look after all of The Royal Parks statues, a job in which it helps to be six foot three inches tall. cross all the parks Luke cleans and repairs over 200 statues including the iconic Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. It’s a labour of love for Luke assisted by his colleague David Wilson. Last month Luke was in Greenwich Park to give our own iconic statue of General Wolfe its annual makeover. he cleaning regime starts with a washdown with clean water and soft brushes. The bronze statue is dried and any faults entered into the log. The statue is hollow and cast in two sections. If you look closely you can see the join across the cloak. There is a small hole here too, that has been filled with resin. It may be that the hole is bomb damage from World War Two, which happened when the Royal Observatory took a hit. Shrapnel damage is clearly visible today on the stone pedestal too.

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Thursday March 1

LECTURE Remarkable Women: The Harem & The Veil Queen’s House 10.30am MUSIC Trinity Laban guitars St Alfege 1.05 DANCE Joss Arnott: Triple Bill Laban 7.30 MUSIC Imagine Dragons O2 MUSIC Latin American. Pianist Andrew Oliver and vocalist/guitarist Guillermo Rozenthuler. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 JAZZ Charlotte Storer Quartet Oliver’s

Friday 2

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 7.30 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 JAZZ Luna Cohen Oliver’s

Saturday 3

WORKSHOP Catharine The Campaigner Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Asako Anna Ginova Piano recital St Alfege 1.05 FAMILY A Real Mermaids’ Tale Blackheath Halls 3 MUSIC Paul Weller O2 PLAY Dead And Breathing Albany 7.30 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich 7.30-12 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8 JAZZ Mezkala Oliver’s

Sunday 4

WORKSHOP Catharine The Campaigner Cutty Sark 11.30am, 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 GFMA Blues Night Earl of Chatham SEI8 MUSIC Mayday O2 PLAY Duo London Theatre 8

Monday 5

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 MUSICAL Grease Blackheath High School production, Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

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: Sarah Sophia Banks Queen’s House 10.30am MUSIC TL Chamber Choir Concert to mark 90th birthday of Thea Musgrave. St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC CMA Songwriters Indig02 MUSIC Latin American Rafael Lijtman. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 PLAY The Ununited Kingdom 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 Through A Garden To The Shore Vintage & modern songs. St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Angelina Pavlou, Christos Pountos Piano recital, Old Royal Naval Coll chapel 1.05 PLAY The Ununited Kingdom 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 DANCE This Is Us Borough Hall 7.45 JAZZ Greenwich Mean Time Saxophone Quartet Mycenae House 8 COMEDY Ivo Graham Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Mezkala Oliver’s

Saturday 10

SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 SHOW Astronomy & Islam Royal Observatory Planetarium 10 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Centre 11 MUSIC Diane Brekato Piano recital St Alfege 1.05 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 Observatory 6 PLAY The Ununited Kingdom Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC C2C Festival O2 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 MUSIC Thomas Tallis Society St Alfege 7.30 PLAY The 39 Steps Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 MUSIC The Blues Band Blackheath Halls 8 JAZZ Wild Card Oliver’s

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KIDS Tidy Up Albany 1 & 3 MUMS Mothers Day Tea Charlton House 1-4 MUSIC The Bluebird Cafe At C2C Building Six Tuesday 6 MUSIC Isabella Fleming, Katharina von Kolson TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC C2C Festival O2 Violin and viola recital, Old Royal Naval MUSIC Sunday Night At The Halls College chapel 1.05 Blackheath Halls 8 TEA DANCE Blackheath Halls 1.30 FILM/OPERA Carmen From Covent Garden. Monday 12 Greenwich Picturehouse 6.45 MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 Blackheath Halls 10 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter DRAMA One Last Waltz MUSIC Jazz vocalist Viviana Zarbo. Buenos Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 DANCE mapdance Mixed Bill Laban 7.30 PLAY The Ununited Kingdom TALK Prof Andrew Hopkins: The Guggenheims Greenwich Theatre 7.30 The Arts Society Greenwich, King William MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 7.30 Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s MUSIC Folk & Blues Night Bob Hope Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 Wednesday 7 MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Violin/piano recital of Brahms & Schubert, Tuesday 13 King Charles Court 1 MUSIC Anna Astesano Harp recital, Old Royal MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps Queen’s House 1 Naval College chapel 1.05 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 PERFORMANCE Rodri Miles: Dylan Thomas TALK Katherine Riggs: Thames Vision Clown In The Moon Mycenae House 7.30 Greenwich Industrial History Society MUSIC elbow O2 Bakehouse 7.30 TALK Our World Heritage: A UK and MUSIC Jazz Trudy Kerr and pianist Andrea International Perspective by Peter Marsden Vicari. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 of Greenwich WHS. Friends of Greenwich Park DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Annual Lecture. University of Greenwich at Greenwich Theatre 7.30 ORNC. Tickets £10 (inc glass of wine) from CONCERT Snatam Kaur Indig02 Friends of Greenwich Park, 52 Greenwich Park MUSIC English folk Star & Garter Street, SE10 9LT (020 8853 2150) or at door. 8 DRAMA One Last Waltz PLAY The Ununited Kingdom Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s Greenwich Theatre 7.30

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FAMILY Crazy About Cows The Woodlands Farm Trust 1-3 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC Celebrating Bernstein Blackheath 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 Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Thursday 15

LECTURE Remarkable Women: Exalting The Divine 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 Jon Culshaw Royal Observatory 6.30 MUSIC Latin American Vocalist/guitarist Guillermo Rozenthuler tangos and milongas, romantic boleros and canciones. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich 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

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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 LIFE DRAWING Baleta Nuda London Theatre 7 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 St Paul’s Sinfonia St Alfege 7.30 MUSIC Rob Bartlitz: An Evening Of Chopin Mycenae House 7.30 TALK Dr David Nordsletten: MRI Imaging & 3D Modelling Prior To Surgery Blackheath Scientific Society, Mycenae House 7.45 JAZZ Alam Nathoo Quartet Oliver’s

Saturday 17

KIDS Little Red Robin Hood Blackheath Halls 11, 3 MUSIC Alice Usher, Marrianne Town Smith Operatic recital. St Alfege 1.05 TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Fleetwood Town. The Valley 3 DANCE St Patrick’s Céilí Cutty Sark 7 COMBAT UFC Fight Night O2 MUSIC The Wailers Indig02 PARTY St Patrick’s Day Global Fusion Music and Arts’ event, Mycenae House 7.30 DRAMA One Last Waltz Greenwich Theatre studio 7.30 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest In Cockney. London Theatre 8 DANCE St Patrick’s Day Céilí Borough Hall 8 JAZZ Luna Cohen Oliver’s

Sunday 18

FAMILY Spring Equinox Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 11-12.30 FAMILY Red Riding Hood & The Wolf Greenwich Theatre noon, 3 DANCE The Cloud Albany 2 & 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest In Cockney. London Theatre MUSIC MFÖ 2018 Indig02 DANCE UDance 2018 Laban 7

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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

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Albany, Deptford Lounge: Douglas Way SE8 4AG. 020 8692 4446 Bakehouse Theatre: Age Exchange, Blackheath Village SE3 9LA. 020 8318 9105 Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ. 020 8852 0234 Blackheath Halls: 23 Lee Road SE3 9RQ. 020 8463 0100. Bob Hope Theatre: Wythfield Rd SE9 5TG. 020 8850 3702. The Centre: New Eltham Methodist Ch, Footscray Rd. 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. Creekside Discovery Centre: Creekside SE8 0208 692 9922 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. The Forum: Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 0208 853 5212. Greenwich Communications Centre: 164 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TZ. 020 8269 2103 Greenwich Dance: Borough Hall SE10 8RE. 020 8293 9741 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE18 4DX Greenwich Theatre: Crooms Hill SE10 8ES. 020 8858 7755. 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 London Theatre: 443 New Cross Rd SE14 6TA. 020 8694 1888. Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10 9SW Mycenae House: 90 Mycenae Rd SE3 7SE 020 8858 1749 National Maritime Museum: Romney Rd, SE10 9BJ 020 8858 0045 02, Indig02, Building 6, Brooklyn Bowl: 0844 8560202 Old Royal Naval Coll, Discover: SE10 9LW. 020 8269 4799 Oliver’s: 9 Nevada St SE10 9JL. 020 8858 3693 Pelton: 23-5 Pelton Street SE10 9PQ 020 8858 0572. Prince Of Greenwich: 72 Royal Hill SE10 8RT 020 8692 6089 St Alfege: Greenwich Church St. 020 8853 0687. Severndroog Castle: Off Shooters Hill SE18 3RT. The Star And Garter: 60 Old Woolwich Rd SE10 9NY. 020 8305 1144 Steinberg Studio: 137 Vanbrugh Hill SE10 9HP. Tramshed Theatre: 51-53 Woolwich New Rd SE18 6ES. 020 8854 1316 Trinity Laban: King Charles Court SE10 9JF. 020 8463 0100. Up The Creek (UTC): 302 Creek Rd SE10 9SW. 020 8858 4581.


MARKETS Greenwich Market: 10-5.30. Sat and Sun: Arts & crafts, food, fresh produce. Tues, Wed: Food, fresh produce, homewares. Thurs: food, antiques & collectables, crafts. Fri: Food, arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles Greenwich Vintage Market: 8am-6 Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Moonlight market 8am-10 last Friday of the month Clocktower Market: 166 Greenwich High Rd. Sat, Sun 10-4. 50 quirky stalls specialising in vintage, retro and antiques. 07940 914204 Blackheath Farmers’ Market: Blackheath Station, 10-2 every Sun. EXHIBITIONS/CRAFTS/COMMUNITY Royal Observatory: Astronomy Photographer Of The Year. Fan Museum: Early Printed Fans, till May 6. Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich. 020 8305 1441 Old Royal Naval College: A Great And Noble Design - Sir James Thornhill’s Painted Hall. Till May 7. The Visitor Centre, daily. Blackheath Halls: Blackheath Art Society Exhibition - weekdays till April 3, 10-5 and one hour before performances. Age Exchange: Carers’ group Mon, knitters Thurs, preschool rhyme-time Fri. Old Bakehouse, Bennett Pk SE3 9LA. National Maritime Museum: Photography: The Great British Seaside From The 1960s To The Present, Mar 23-Dec 30 daily 10-5. Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10. 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: Liquid Poetry: Patrick Macrory photographs. Linear House, Peyton Place SE10 8RS. Mar 1-15. Proceeds to Just Gene Therapy 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 Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. FAMILY ACTIVITIES National Maritime Museum: Explore Saturdays. Free. Performance and storytelling for over-5s from noon. Discover Sundays. Free. Activities for families from 11.30am. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30

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MUSIC Trinity Laban Debussy Recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 LECTURE Think Space Royal Observatory 5.15 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Live Laban 6.30, 7.30 COMEDY Tom Allen & Friends Cutty Sark 6.45 FILM/PLAY Lady Windermere’s Fan Vaudeville Theatre link. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC Jazz Brigitte Beraha with pianist John Turville. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 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 Violin/piano recital of 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: Working Women In 18th Century Deptford 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 PARENTS Bach To Baby Mycenae House 4 FILM/PLAY Julius Caesar From the NT Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Latin Jazz singer/songwriter Corina Piatti. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 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 College chapel 1.05 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 DANCE Mass Borough Hall 7.30 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 JAZZ Michael de Souza Trio Oliver’s

Saturday 24

STUDY DAY Women Making Waves NMM 11.30-3.30 FAMILY Baby Broadway Mycenae House 11 MUSIC Hilary Oliver, Esther Cavett Oboe and piano recital. St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Junior Trinity Concert Blackheath Halls 2.30 MUSICAL The Producers Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 DANCE Children’s Creative Classes Show Laban 3, 4.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Plymouth. Valley 3 BOXING Dillian Whyte v Lucas Browne 02 DANCE Mass Borough Hall 6, 8.30 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Live! Albany 7.30 Sat March 24 MUSIC Fauré’s Requiem Blackheath Centre for Singing Easter Concert, St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace SE13 5DL. Advance tickets £10 (£5) ; Door £12 (£6). 07986 582844 or COMBAT Cape Warriors 92 Indig02 MUSIC Phil Beer Mycenae House 7.30 DRAMA Lord Of The Flies Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Francesco Lo Castro Oliver’s


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Sunday 25

NATURE Birdwatching For Beginners Meet Blackheath Gate, Greenwich Park 8.30am 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

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OPERA Gala Night Blackheath Halls 6.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Shafqat Amanat Ali Indig02

SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 FAMILY The Selfish Giant Greenwich Th 2, 5 FOOTBALL Charlton Ath v Scunthorpe U. Valley 3 FILM/OPERA Luisa Miller From NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5.30 CONCERT Go Cello! Festival St Alfege 7.30 BOXING Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray O2

Monday 26

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 27

Sunday 15

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

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 Th studio 2.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 CONCERT Go Cello! Festival NMM 7.30 MUSIC Serkan Kaya Indig02

Monday 16

Wednesday 28

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

MUSIC Diana Cummings, Irina Lyakhovskaya Violin/piano recital of Brahms & Schubert, King Charles Court 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps Queen’s House 1 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Opera Scenes Great Hall, Blackheath Halls 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Tuesday 17

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

Wednesday 18

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

Thursday 29

LECTURE Remarkable Women: Annie RussellCotes Queen’s House 10.30am MUSIC Hermes Experiment St Alfege 1.05 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 MUSIC Latin American. Vocalist/guitarist Camilo Menjura. Buenos Aires Café, Greenwich 7.30 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 JAZZ Simon Purcell & Friends Oliver’s

Thursday 19

MUSIC Trinity Laban Chamber Concert St Alfege 1.05 ART Drawing Celestial Bodies Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College 7 PERFORMANCE A Brave Face Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSICAL Urine Town Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 PERFORMANCE Who Wants To Live Forever? Albany 7.45

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Friday 20

KIDS Egg-cellent Easter Trail Woodlands Farm Trust 10-2 MUSIC Trinity Recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MUSIC Blacksteet, Mya & Case Indig02 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 MUSIC A Spoonful Of Sherman Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Caroline Scott Trio Oliver’s

Saturday 31

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 JAZZ Inga Eichler Quartet Oliver’s


JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 4

Sunday April 1

FAMILY The Snow Beast Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC GFMA Blues Earl of Chatham SEI8 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

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

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 CHILDREN’S OPERA Noye’s Fludde Borough Hall 2, 6 MENU Street Food Festival Greenwich Market 6-10 BOXING Met Police Championship Indig02 MUSIC Sam Smith O2 PLAY Sex Waitress London Theatre 8

Tuesday 10

Saturday 7

FAMILY Grandad’s Island Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 MAGIC Morgan & West Albany 1, 3 CHILDREN’S OPERA Noye’s Fludde Borough Hall 2, 6 RUGBY Blackheath v Cambridge Well Hall 3 MUSIC Sam Smith O2 PLAY More Heat Than Light London Theatre 8

Sunday 8

FILM/BALLET Giselle From the Bolshoi Greenwich Picturehouse, noon PLAY More Heat Than Light London Theatre 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 CABARET The Happy Hour Bob Hope Th 7 MUSIC Lo-Key & Kelly Price Indig02

Monday 9

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

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

Wednesday 11

MUSIC Harry Stiles O2 FILM/PLAY Macbeth From the RSC Greenwich Picturehouse 7 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 CONCERT Go Cello! Festival Cutty Sark 7.30 PLAY We Are The Lions Mr Manager Greenwich Theatre 7.30

Saturday 14

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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

PETROLHEADS Vintage Motors Greenwich Mkt 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

Friday 27

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 CABARET Scratch Night London Theatre 8

Saturday 28

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 PLAY Bobby Dazzler London Theatre 8 MUSIC Le Swing Electrique The Prince Of Greenwich 8

Sunday 29

BIRDERS Dawn Chorus Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 5.30am FAMILY Where’s My Igloo Gone? Greenwich Theatre studio 11, 1, 3 KIDS Tale Of The Cockatrice Albany 1, 3 PLAY Bobby Dazzler London Theatre 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Roop Kumar Rathod & Sunali Indig02

MUSICAL Urine Town Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.45 MUSIC Gordon Giltrap Mycenae Ho 7.30 PERFORMANCE A Brave Face Monday 30 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 ADVERTS MUSIC Faith Evans HERE COST FROM JUST JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Indig02 TALK Dr Fulvio D’Acquisto: How Tues May 1 Emotions Change PLAY Cathy Albany 2, 7.30 The Genome MUSIC English folk Star & Blackheath Garter AND ARE READ EVERY DAY. Scientific Society, JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s CALL MATT CLARK ON Mycenae Hs 7.45


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TEA DANCE Borough Hall 2 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 Spring Bird Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 10-11.30am 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

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SEMINAR Prof Gwyn Pritchard Laban 5.15 PLAY Cathy Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 3

MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 FILM/BALLET Manon From Covent Garden Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PLAY The Guts Girls University of Greenwich production, Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Cathy Albany 7.30

Friday 4

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 MENU Street Food Festival Greenwich Market 6-10 PLAY Cathy Albany 7.30

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

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Saturday 5

PLAY Cathy Albany 3, 7.30 BOXING Tony Bellew v David Haye O2 MUSIC Greenwich Youth Band Spring Serenade St Luke’s, Westmount Rd SE9 1XQ 7.30. Tickets £10/8 from or COMEDY Wahala: Jamaica v Africa Indig02

Sunday 6

FAMILY Late Spring Bird Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 10-11.30am TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PERFORMANCE Tom & Bunny Save The World Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC GFMA Blues Night Earl of Chatham SEI8 CLUBBING Garage Delight Building Six 9

Monday 7

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 8

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY Secret Life Of Humans Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 9

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Secret Life Of Humans Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 10

MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 FILM/PLAY Macbeth From the RSC Greenwich Picturehouse 7 PLAY Secret Life Of Humans Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Tears For Fears O2

Friday 11

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY Secret Life Of Humans Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Nickelback O2

Saturday 12

SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 PLAY Secret Life Of Humans Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 CIRCUS Hyena Albany 7.30

Sunday 13

KIDS You’ve Got Dragons Albany 1, 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 COMBAT MTK Mixed Martial Arts Indig02 CIRCUS Hyena Albany 7.30

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WRESTLING WWE SmackDown O2 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 16

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC A Trip Across The Universe Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 17

MUSIC Folk & Blues Bob Hope Theatre WRESTLING WWE Raw O2 TALK Mark Hill: Undressing Antiques Arts Society Greenwich, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 DARTS Unibet Premier League O2 MUSIC Sila Indig02 PERFORMANCE Yvette Albany 7.30 MUSIC A Trip Across The Universe Bob Hope Theatre 7.45

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PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

DANCE 21st Century Tea Dance Albany 1-3 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 7.30 TALK Dave Perrett: Made In Greenwich & Lewisham Greenwich Industrial History Society, Bakehouse 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 23

SYMPOSIUM Voice & Politics 2018 Laban 1-7 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 24

FAMILY In The Night Garden Live 02 Quadrant 10, noon, 2, 4. Till June 9 MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK Peter Medhurst: Parodies Of Victorian Society In Gilbert & Sullivan The Arts Society Blackheath, St Mary’s Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Bob Hope Theatre 7.45

Friday 25

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Age Exchange 12 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 7.30 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Bob Hope Theatre 7.45

Saturday 26

Old Royal Naval College chapel 1.05 PERFORMANCE Yvette Albany 7.30 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC A Trip Across The Universe Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 TALK Dr Guillem Anglada: Discovering EarthLike Planets Blackheath Scientific Society, Mycenae House 7.45

Saturday 19

MUSIC A Trip Across The Universe Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 COMEDY Trevor Noah O2 PERFORMANCE Yvette Albany 7.30

Sunday 20

FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 KIDS Shackleton’s Cat Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Írem Derici Indig02 BASKETBALL BBL PlayOff Finals O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

FAMILY In The Night Garden Live 02 Quadrant 10, noon, 2, 4 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.45 MUSIC Afrorepublik feat. Wizkid O2 MUSIC The King Is Back Indig02

Sunday 27

TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 28

BASKETBALL The Original Harlem Globetrotters O2

Tuesday 29

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

Wednesday 30

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton DANCE Transitions Triple Bill Laban 7.30 PLAY The Woman In White Bob Hope Th 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 31

PETROLHEADS Vintage Motors Greenwich Market MUSIC Trinity Recital St Alfege 1.05 DANCE Transitions Triple Bill Laban 7.30 MUSIC Bryan Adams O2 PLAY The Woman In White Bob Hope Theatre

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usic has always been a part of my life. I started playing drums in my teens having previously played many other instruments. My dad is a pianist and my younger brother played drums before I did. He then stopped so maybe I put him off! He’s an amazing chef now and has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. came to London from Glasgow to study Jazz at Trinity Laban nine years ago and I have been here ever since. I met such an enthusiastic group of people and through music I forged an understanding of the culture and spirituality and humanity. I’m a restless kind of person in that I don’t wait for someone to make something happen for me, I just do it as well as I can. But asking for help is great too, especially when you are surrounded by wise people as I certainly am. Two years ago I brought out my own album, which is called Impossible Things. It’s Celtic Jazz with a folk and indie elements ( laying drums takes me all over the world. Last year I visited Palestine, Turkey, many European countries and had a tour of Canada and New York with Dinosaur, who were up for the Mercury prize in 2017, but the venue dearest to my heart is Oliver’s Jazz bar in Greenwich. It is like a wonderful little secret. You go down the stairs and there Olivier and his team create this mixture of intrigue and warmth and friendliness with live music every night. The standard of music is pretty awesome. or years and years now I have been using Oliver’s as a testing ground for projects and every Tuesday when I am in the country you will find me playing there alongside so many talented musicians. My next one is Tuesday March 27 when I’ve invited the prodigious Cambridgebased pianist Natalie Jobbins along. nother favourite place in Greenwich is the Red Door Café on Turpin Lane by the market, where you can escape in their eclectic vinyl playlist. The owner Ed has unique energy and insight and I have done a couple of special solo drum/percussion sessions in there. hen I am not playing or rehearsing or composing I like running, and there are bags of opportunities around here with the Park and the river. I live on Blackheath Hill, which is on the edge of Greenwich and also close to Lewisham and Deptford so you get a bit of everything. I like to run in directions I’ve never explored before, sometimes they’re dead ends but often I’ll find something worth returning to. also love my work as a drum teacher. I have students young and old who want completely different things all of which are achievable through this exciting and diverse instrument. Drums are awesome.




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when green turns white GREENWICH looks fabulous any time of year – and when snow turns our Park in to a giant playground it’s equally spectacular. Regular contributor – and chronicler of all things Greenwich – Mike Purdy was out there as soon as the snow began. Over the years, Mike has sent us fabulous pictures Send us a photo. Email: of movies being made here, his favourite spots and hidden treasures. We love to

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1 Who wrote the three musketeers? 2 Name the sequel to 1987 film Three Men and a Baby? 3 What was the first in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy of films called? Red, White or Blue? 4 Which substance naturally exists on Earth in all three chemical states? 5 Which famous person in history left his property in his will to his two daughters, sister, three nephews and many friends, but nothing to his wife Anne? 6 What animal is also three strikes in a row in ten-pin bowling? 7 Which pop star died three days before Groucho Marx? 8 What are the three colours of the flag of Chile? 9 Which football team were losing FA Cup finalists three times during the 1980s? 10 Which cartoon character has three nephews called Huey, Dewey and Louis?

Answers: 1 Alexandre Dumas. 2 Three Men And A Little Lady. 3 Blue. 4 Water. 5 William Shakespeare. 6 Turkey. 7 Elvis Presley. 8 Red, White and Blue. 9 Everton. 10 Donald Duck.

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