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ONBlackheath, the familyfriendly music and food festival, is back for the fifth time – and its founders say it will be the event they’ve always dreamed of. After previously teaming up with high-profile promoters like Harvey Goldsmith the organisers have taken on the task themselves. Headliners include Greenwich legends Squeeze and the unique

British singer Paloma Faith – with rap icons De La Soul, The Divine Comedy, Corinne Bailey Rae and Billy Bragg supporting. There are four music stages plus a food village, family playground and roving entertainment. ONBlackheath will be held on September 8 and 9 and we’ve got two family passes for you to win. News & competition – Page 5

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THAT’S MOOR LIKE IT! THE campaign for clean air at a Barratt London pulled out after years of which is leading the fight. Chair Laura planned cruise liner port in Greenwich protest by residents, including a High Court Eyres told The Greenwich Visitor: “We case and EU protests. A clean electricity welcome the council’s change of heart and has won a major victory.

BREATH AGAIN: Campaigners protest at planned port

The new leader of Greenwich council – who previously supported the plan for a terminal with no onshore electricity supply – has changed his position. Now Danny Thorpe says developers should rethink the proposal – which would mean ships mooring at Enderby Wharf would burn the same amount of diesel as 700 lorries every hour for power on board. The site in East Greenwich is now up for sale for around £50million after developers

supply could add £6million to the bill. Mr Thorpe has said the council would now “press the case” for a new developer “to deliver not just a terminal which is potentially green, but the whole river.” And he said of his own conversion: “I don’t think air quality was on the agenda in quite the same way as it is now – we didn’t have quite the same level of engagement.” The change of heart was welcomed by the East Greenwich Residents Association

are delighted that they are now listening to residents on this issue by calling for a clean cruise terminal. “We hope the Enderby Wharf developers will do the same. This is a significant step after three years of campaigning.” But there was a huge blow for clean air campaigners when a second road tunnel under the Thames at Greenwich was approved by the Department of Transport. CAMPAIGN: Our May story Turn to Page 14

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WO more deaths of cyclists in Greenwich show how lethal our roads are. The Woolwich Road roundabout is a dangerous place for every road user – it’s too congested; lanes are confusing; markings are poor; too many drivers race through red lights; too few respect lanes. So it’s right for protestors to demand improvements and upgraded cycle highways – especially with Ikea on the way and the terrible decision to build a second road tunnel here. But still too many cyclists refuse to stop at red lights. And we’re amazed a rider has not yet died darting across the busy one-way system to ride illegally up King William Walk to the Park. Let’s ALL try to take more care of each other out there.

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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 in London. There’s reenwich isitor 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? Visitor.com 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@ TheGreenwichVisitor.com 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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ur Greenwich Park columnist Graham Dear is always worth reading for his insights on life and our glorious Park, which he manages. This month’s piece (See P14) contains a surreal nugget. One group enjoying the Park ordered 24 pizzas to be delivered to them. Presumably they came up with a better directions than: “You can’t miss us. We’re near the trees.” change of leader at Greenwich Council is welcome news – especially if you want to see cruise liners in Enderby Wharf but don’t want to breath in their diesel fumes. So credit to Danny Thorpe for signalling a sensible rethink on the new port’s power supply. Perhaps he can also make sure that the same put-upon residents of East Greenwich – who’ve suffered years of noise and nuisance from construction there – also get their disgustingly dirty streets swept soon.

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Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle is a hidden gem of South-East London! Built in 1784 by Lady James as a memorial to her husband Sir William James, we are a Grade Two listed tower with a tea room and viewing platform. The building was closed in 1988, re-opening to the public in 2014 after a campaign by residents. Since then Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust continues to work towards securing the future of the building through community and commercial activities To help raise funds to keep us open we are holding a series of Summer Lates events featuring live music in the courtyard, food and drink. Tickets are available at severndroogcastle.org.uk. We are also hosting an openair performance of Measure for Measure by Changeling Theatre on August 8, and our annual Autumn Fayre will take place on September 23. We are largely volunteer-run and we are always looking for friendly Visitor Assistants to help on our open days (Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays), with school visits and at special events. We do not require regular set days from our volunteers – you are welcome to volunteer as much or as little as you like, although two hours a month would be appreciated. If you are interested you can fill in the brief application on our website – we will then get in touch to arrange an informal chat about the role. We also invite volunteer applications from anyone who might have the skills and time to help us with marketing, social media, family craft activities or landscaping. We would love to meet you!

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GREENWICH ON SEA! the art of

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Fun in sun as our beach is revealed

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PROTEST: Sign in window of GDA building. PICTURE: Mike Purdy

SUN, sea, sand...even pedalos? We’re known as Maritime Greenwich yet we’re miles from the coast. But you’d never guess it from these summery pictures. As the sunshine finally arrived, reader Mike Purdy saw this seaside scene of sunbathers and paddlers on the Thames in front of the Old Royal Naval College. He captured more fun in the sun on the boats in Greenwich Park. Another reader Jenny LeBeau sent us this unusual view of the building from “Greenwich beach” during a guided mudlark session. Thanks for your photos! Live here and heading on holiday? Or visiting Greenwich and about to head home? Send us YOUR picture of you and the GV somewhere amazing. Email Matt@The GreenwichVisitor.com Send us a photo. Email:

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ARTIST squatters took over Greenwich’s historic Borough Hall after a dance agency based there moved out after 25 years because of cuts.

SANDS OF TIME: Former Palaces from Greenwich beach

Greenwich Dance – which offered classes and performances for the community here – is said to be looking for a cheaper home “further east” in the borough after losing Arts Council funding. The artists – performers, writers, filmmakers and designers – moved in and hung out a banner with the message RIP CULTURE. On a notice they described themselves as “fabuloosers, glamour warriors and random artists” who had “decided to stay and occupy the building to keep on doing the creative activities for which this building was designed.” Another notice warned of the legal consequences for anyone trying to enter the building to remove them y force. The grade two listed art deco building was built in 1939 as a town hall before being converted to an arts venue in the 1970s. Greenwich Council – which owns the building – told The Greenwich Visitor the squatters were removed on May 29, adding: “The Council remains committed to keeping the building in cultural use if at all possible.”


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

SAILOR’S BALL

After the triumph of last month’s stonking Show Of Hands’ gig the Sammy Ofer gallery beneath Cutty Sark once again hosts a dynamic music event, this one featuring the fast-and-furious Medway Lindy Hoppers dancing to rock’n’roll, R&B and swing tunes played by The Spittin’ Feathers. June 9

GREENWICH OPEN STUDIOS

Artists across the borough will be throwing open the doors of their creative nervecentres over two weekends to give us a glimpse into the spaces where their imaginations are given physical form. Expect to see paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glasswork –and a wealth of talent. June 9-10

A DOLL’S HOUSE

Ibsen’s unflinching tragedy about a woman suffocating in a chauvinistic 19th century marriage gets a 21st century reboot at Greenwich Theatre. The narrative is salted with choreography and real-life interviews in a bid to offer a contemporary view of gender roles and mental health. June 13-14

G+DIF

The annual international festival opens with artist Duke Riley’s performance piece starring 1,500 trained pigeons, takes in historic Greenwich Fair, hosts street events in Woolwich, Eltham and Docklands, then ends with lauded drama Beautiful Thing in its original Thamesmead location. June 21-July 7

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PYTCHWOOD & THE GILLIES

Folkies Dave Kenningham and Zahira AlZahira are joined by Eltham pair Susan Turner and Mark Evans at magical Severndroog Castle where they will play separate sets before teaming up for the finale. Meanwhile the Terrace Tearoom is selling drinks and themed food all evening. June 22

ROYAL GREENWICH BRASS BAND

The Friends Of Greenwich Park launch their yearly season of concerts on the bandstand with this excellent group conducted by the irrepressible Stephen Maw. Bring a picnic, sit back on the grass, listen to some familiar tunes and enjoy one of the finest traditions of an English summer. June 23

REJOICE!

St Alfege’s celebrates the 300th anniversary of its redesign by the baroque architect Nicholas Hawksmoor with a concert by the magnificent Thomas Tallis Society Choir. Their programme will feature works by Ritter, Britten, Dove and (of course) Tallis, who is buried in the church’s chancel. June 23

LIES

A real polygraph takes centre-stage at the London Theatre in New Cross in an intriguing play that explores the possibility –or otherwise –of spotting a porky in an online post or a live speech. It’s a timely subject for a post-truth world in which cybercrime is a massive growth industry. June 26-27

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The Albany presents the world premiere of Krista BurƒÅne and Andy Field’s late-night outdoor promenade piece that takes its audience on a journey through the darker recesses of Deptford and New Cross in a work described as part walk, part performance and part workshop. June 27-29

THE KIMBERLEYS

If you’ve never had the good fortune to see the husband-and-wife folk duo in action, get yourselves down to Mycenae House for this Global Fusion Music and Arts’ event and discover just why multi-instrumentalist singers Jim and Isobel are so highly regarded by fellow folk musicians. June 29

world-class line-ups for book festival B E S T- S E L L I N G a u t h o r s ; creative workshops for adults and children; an iconic riverside location at the home of time... and now there’s even world class music.

Tempted by the fruit of an author

The Greenwich Book Festival is back for the fourth time this month with adventurous and inspiring family-friendly events for everyone – and it promises to be the best one yet, writes MAUREEN STAPLETON. The two-day festival at the iconic Old Royal Naval College welcomes local authors as well as writers from around the world at more than 30 events – including an evening with a homegrown music legend. Chris Difford takes a break from a frantic summer tour with Squeeze to give an unplugged performance on Saturday June 16 as well as answering questions about his book Some Fantastic Place – My Life In and Out of Squeeze. The memoir takes him from his early days in Combe Avenue, Blackheath, forming Squeeze, penning Cool For Cats, Tempted, Labelled With Love and Up The Junction, how Elton John helped him beat his addictions... and even his accidental role as Bryan Ferry’s chauffeur! PANEL: Q&A in ORNC Blackheath novelist and poet undercroft last year Blake Morrison discusses his latest novel The Executor on June 15. Victorian architecture fans can walk and talk with Christopher Winn, author of the I Didn’t Know That About… series on June 15. Nina Stibbe, who found University of Greenwich, ORNC + fame with best selling other venues memoir Love, Nina, will talk about her career – including her days at June 15 & 16 Thames Poly – on June 16. It Charlton Lido plays host to Books was forerunner of the University Making a Splash on June 14. People will of Greenwich, which hosts the festival. be encouraged to swim before hearing from Young adult novelists Patrick Ness and authors Libby Page, Jenny Landreth, Joe Angie Thomas make a rare joint appearance Minihane and Alexandra Heminsley. to talk about their work and careers on June Thomas Tallis and John Roan schools 16. Ness is best known for the Chaos host Muhammad Khan on June 13 as he Walking triology and A Monster Calls. discusses his novel I Am Thunder. Thomas wrote the break-out hit of 2017 Friday evening sees the popular festival with her novel The Hate U Give, which will party, where guests gather under the be released as a film later this year. chandeliers of the College’s Undercroft to This year, for the first time, there are find inspiration for summer reading lists. events before the main festival, on June 15Celebrating women writers, it features 16. On June 8 author Ciara Flood is at free Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of this events for toddlers at Woolwich Library and year ’s most talked-about debut The then at Blackheath Standard Library. Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Diana Evans,

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author of the South London-set Ordinary People, Lissa Evans, author of Old Baggage, Paula McLain, who has followed global best seller The Paris Wife with Love and Ruin, and Louise Candlish, author of this year’s most compulsive page turner Our House. Free creative workshops for children and adults are on June 16 with food on the college’s lawn, prosecco and Pimms by the Thames and facepainting for children. Greenwich Book Festival – named one of the friendliest literary festivals – has a rich mix of low-cost and free events. It is hosted by the University of Greenwich and part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals programme. Info & tickets greenwichbookfest.com

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Books Making a Splash Swim at open-air Charlton Lido then hear swimming book authors Libby Page, Jenny Landreth, Joe Minihane & Alexandra Heminsley. 7pm.

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Blake Morrison The award-winning Blackheath author on latest novel The Executor. What matters most? Marriage or friendship? Fidelity or art? 7pm.

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Greenwich 100 Free talk by Dr Claire Eustance on Greenwich’s men and women suffrage campaigners – including Rosa May Billinghurst and Woolwich MP Will Crooks. 12.30pm

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Nina Stibbe In Conversation Ex-University of Greenwich student found fame with Love, Nina – letters home while she worked as nanny to the 80s Primose Hill set. 3pm.

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Want to Write Graphic Novels? Masterclass with Antony Johnson, who has written over 50 comics and graphic novels and adapted Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider. Over 9s. 4.30pm.

Official artist Ged at large Greenwich children’s author and illustrator Ged Adamson will be the festival’s first Illustrator-inResidence – roaming with notebook and pens to illustrate events as they happen. Adamson will also lead a creative workshop for children based on his new book Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed).” Over 300 students from local primary schools will take part in the Schools Day on June 15 at no cost to the schools or the parents. Author and illustrator Gary Northfield will delight kids with tales from his Julius Zebra series.

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THERE’S no let up for Chris Difford this summer as his legendary band Squeeze returns to headline the fifth ONBlackheath festival. The band – formed when Glenn Tilbrook answered Chris’s ad in a Blackheath shop window in 1973 – have just released their fifteenth studio album after a major return to the big time. They star on Saturday night – with Platinum-selling British star Paloma Faith topping the bill on Sunday. Other stars booked include Billy Bragg, The Divine Comedy, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lightning Seeds, De La Soul, Craig Charles Funk and Soul and Huey Morgan. Blackheath Local talent includes Glenn common Tilbrook’s son Leon Tilbrook and Mancie Baker – daughter of TV legend Danny. The Lewisham Sat & Sunday Sept 8&9 NHS Choir also stars. Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac curates Stage Three including Jumping Jack Frost, Brandon Block, Bob Masters – and even snooker legend Steve Davies. And Craig Charles is back with his Funk and Soul experience. There’s a Food Village and Family PLayground as well as roving performers. ONBlackheath launched in 2014 and founders Tom Wates, Terry Felgate and Alex Wicks are promoting this years’ event themselves. Terry said: “We’ve had some great support in our first years but we feel that we can only really create the event we set out to for the local audience and festival fans by taking the reigns ourselves. “We’ve gained so many contacts and some great experience over the years and have put together a great team to deliver this year’s festival. “We want to build on the success of the last four years and deliver that extra attention to detail that can enhance the ONBlackheath experience for everyone. “We’re really excited by the line up we’ve announced and look forward to revealing more details on the Food and Family areas in the next few weeks.”

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dazzling display of plumage REVIEW: fan museum – A BIRD in the hand FROM the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt to Edward, England’s medieval Black Prince, via China, India and Brazil, an extravagant new exhibition at Greenwich’s unique Fan Museum will take you back in time and around the world in style. A Bird In The Hand: Feather Fans From Around The World brims with endless beauty – proving man’s intricate ingenuity knows no bounds when it comes to fashion. At the heart of the show is a fan lent

by the Duchess of Cornwall – a Jay feather publicity posters – is the favourite of fan with tortoiseshell monture, flourished museum curator Jacob Moss. with diamond-encrusted initials AK. It Although the beauty of these fans is belonged to her great-grandmother Alice clear, the phenomenal effort put in by Keppel. Jacob and his team is not. The museum’s earliest fan – 1000 years Before going on display in custom-built old and tipped with macaw feathers – is furniture, each fan is frozen for two on show for the first time in many weeks to eliminate parasites, years. then it is fluffed and combed An eye-catching 19th century so visitors experience the Kingfisher feather from China – fan’s exquisite beauty. which stars in the show’s The museum displays Fan Museum, the finest fans in the Crooms Hill, 6,000-item collection of Greenwich Hélène Alexander, who founded the museum in an elegant townhouse on Till Sept 23 Crooms Hill in 1991. A highlight is its newest major £45,000 acquisition, with National Lottery backing – an embroidered folding Elizabethan fan from around 1590 – a fitting addition to the Royal Borough. It’s no small feat to organise a new collection every season. Yet somehow Jacob rises to that challenge. And fans are not the only delight here. You can enjoy afternoon tea on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (12.30-4) in its Victorian-styled Orangery, which overlooks a secret Japanese style garden in the heart of London. A Bird In The Hand: Feather Fans From Around The World runs until September 23. Entry is £5 (£3 concessions) with discounts for National Trust members. significant and symbolic roles in court attire The Fan Museum – and this fine through the ages. Tickets for the talk on Thurs exhibition – is a must visit this June 21 (7.30) are £7.50 and include entry to the summer. Museum plus refreshments. Info & tickets: JADE HUCKLESBY 0208 305 1441 or www.thefanmuseum.org.uk

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ON SHOW: Fans include Chinese Goose feather fan from 1900 (main pic)

fans of royals THE summer show is accompanied by an illustrated lecture A Waving Field of Feathers by Dr Joanna Marschner, Senior Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. Dr Marschner reveals how feathers – particularly ostrich – played

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Protest as cyclists die TWO KILLED IN 9 DAYS

DOZENS of protesters are expected at a “die-in” after two people were killed in collisions with lorries in Greenwich last month.

A 46-year-old man died two days after a collision on Romney Road on May 9. He was airlifted to hospital from the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. A 36-year-old rider was killed nine days later at a notorious junction at the A2 flyover on Woolwich Road. Police are appealing for witnesses to both incidents. The flyover is the same spot where cyclist Adrianna Skrzypiec, 31, died in May 2009. The Stop Killing C y c l i s t s g r o u p ’s peaceful demo will be o u t s i d e Wo o l w i c h ALERT: Air ambulance at ORNC. Town Hall on June 7 Picture: Mike Purdy (5.30pm). It claims “anti-cyclist” Greenwich Council “historically has done almost nothing” to protect riders. The group is demanding it revamps the roundabout and extends the CS4 cycle-highway to Woolwich. It wants London Mayor Sadiq Khan to introduce mandatory blind spot CCTV for all trucks in the capital. It also criticises his decision to build the new Silvertown Tunnel – a second road tunnel next to the Blackwall Tunnel – saying it “will only add to the toxic pollution, danger and congestion plaguing residents.” Co-organiser Alex Raha said: “Greenwich council is delaying the extension of the protected cycle-highway CS4 by up to eight years to Woolwich. Historically, they have been one of the most anti-cycling councils in London. This must now urgently change.” Did you see the incidents? Call police on 020 8285 1574.


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Summer Spree Sunday 8th July 12 – 5pm

Music and Dance: Jazz Nights, Folk from Pytchwood and the Gillies, STEPZDance, Bexley Ukeleles, Eltham Hill Steel Pans Local Artists and Craftspeople, yoga and fitness demos, face painting, community interest stalls, dog-related stalls, kiddies game area, tempting lunchtime food, specialty cakes, Tantilizing Tombola and SURPRISES!

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Sunday June 3 Well Hall Pleasaunce Family Fun Day. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 10-5 Sunday June 10 East Greenwich Pleasaunce Summer Festival. 12th annual event includes live music, Pimms bar, craft ales & ciders, dog show, art tent, sports, bouncy casstle, circus class for children + Ready Steady Lift space show. Chevening Road SE10 0LB. 12-5 Sunday June 17 Eltham Park South Concert in the Park. Glenesk Road, Eltham SE9 1AN. 3-4.30 Sunday June 24 Charlton Park The Great Get Together. Charlton ParkRoad SE7 8DZ. 11-2 Well Hall Pleasaunce Summer Sunday Music. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 2-4 Sunday July 1 Mycenae Gardens A Summer Sunday Extravaganza. Mycenae Road Blackheath SE3 7SE. 12-5.30 Well Hall Pleasaunce Summer Sunday Music. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 2-4 Sunday July 8 Shrewsbury Park Summer Spree. Plum Lane entrance, Plumstead SE18 3AG. 12-5pm Eltham Park South Concert in the Park. Glenesk Road, Eltham SE9 1AN. 3-4.30 Charlotte Turner Gardens Summerfest. Watergate Street Greenwich SE8 3HD. 2-6pm Well Hall Pleasaunce Summer Sunday Music. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 3-5 Saturday July 14 Queenscroft, Eltham Party in the Park. Queenscroft Road, Eltham SE9 5EH. 12-5 Rockliffe Gardens, Plumstead Summerfest. Camdale Road, Plumstead SE18 2DS. 2-5pm Sunday July 15 Avery Hill Park, New Eltham Family Fun Day. Street theatre, hawk and owl flights & donkey rides. Children’s football coaching. Singing and dancing on main stage. Craft stalls. Dog show. Wandercrust Pizzas + street food. Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2EX. 12-4 Plumstead Common Plumstead Live! 3-8 Well Hall Pleasaunce Summer Sunday Music. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 2- 4 Sunday July 22 Eltham Park South Concert in the Park. Glenesk Road, Eltham SE9 1AN. 3-4.30 Well Hall Pleasaunce Summer Sunday Music. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 3-5 Sunday July 29 Well Hall Pleasaunce Summer Sunday Music. Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SN. 2-4 PREY TIME: Raptors will be at Avery Hill Park on July 15

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TWO MONTHS OF FU WE love a party with atmosphere...and that’s guaranteed at PARKSfest 2018. As grown-ups enjoy music, a drink and a dance, kids can have a blast too. Greenwich-based Emergency Exit Arts team up with A Line Art to bring a thrilling immersive space show Ready Steady Lift Off! to several of the events in this year’s festival. Kids aged three to eight – accompanied by an adult – can train to be an astronaut, make their own rocket, colour it and then have lift-off! The show combines live performance, music, storytelling and painting into one great theatre show. Children can navigate, sing, colour and play through seven stages of training – from working as a team in a space station to piloting their own rocket around our galaxy before finally flying home!

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SUMMER’S here…and this year there’s another reason to celebrate.

PARKSfest is 10 years old and returns with fun-packed weekends for families in our amazing green spaces. Eleven friends groups are organising 19 big events over every weekend in June and July ranging from fairs and fetes – like the Family Fun Day in Well Hall Pleasaunce that kicks off PARKSfest 2018 – or standalone concerts like Plumstead Live! on Plumstead Common. It’s a chance to get some fresh air and see local talent. At Mycenae Gardens in Blackheath (Sun July 1) music includes “intricate and imaginative” folk rock duo Bruise – Isobel and Jim Kimberley – collaborators include M a r k K n o p f l e r, P a u l Yo u n g a n d Hawkwind and they’ve also supported Blondie, The Who and Leanne Rimes. Renowned Eltham folk band Pytchwood and The Gillies are on the bill at Shrewsbury Park (Sun July 8) where a steel band and ukelele ensemble add to the musical variety. At Plumstead Live! (Sun July 15) The Hit Men return after a rip-

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roaring show last year. The University of Greenwich Big Band entertain at Avery Hill Park (Sun July 15). And if you’re a footballer bring your boots – there’s a London Legends skills contest and coaching. Every venue has food and drink available or you can bring a picnic. PARKSfest – initiated and funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich – aims to attract communities into their local green space with a wide range of popular and highly regarded cultural activity. The festival has three main aims. To: Entertain people of every age, ethnicity


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and ability or disability in parks or open spaces close to them. Give local people and groups a chance to show the performance skills they have learned to a great audience right here. Be organised and run by local people who are committed to letting the public use and enjoy Greenwich’s much valued parks. The programme is coordinated by the Greenwich Parks Forum – a network of 27 Friends of Parks groups which each runs an event. All these organisers give their time

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voluntarily as part of their commitment to raising the profile of parks, pleasaunces, commons, gardens and woodlands in their communities. The groups also develop partnerships with schools, businesses, statutory agencies, other voluntary groups and arts organisations to make a real impact in local communities. Last year more than 10,000 people enjoyed fun in the sun – and this year organisers hope to entertain even more. Info: www.parksfest.org

RISING STAR: Leon Fantastic male & female vocalists, fiddle, whistle, flute & bodhran

Son of Squeeze legend lines up Music to have you reaching for your air guitar, shimmyin' & shakin' your booty!

UP and coming singer/ songwriter Leon Tilbrook will entertain at Mycenae House (Sun July 1). Teenager Leon has pedigree – his dad is Squeeze star Glenn and the two have performed together for years. Now Leon has a big following of his own. The insirational Lewisham NHS Choir – who have performed with Squeeze – are also on the bill, alongside headliners Bruise, the Gillies, Ukedelix and singer/ songwriters Jo Girdlestone, from Greenwich, and Kentbased Rob Bartlitz. Greenwich Morris Men – based at Mycenae House – also perform to really make it feel like summer.

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Party in the Park Saturday 14th July 12noon – 5pm A FREE fun day out for the family Bouncy Castle DJ Gift & Craft Stalls Ice Creams Dog Show FREE Sports Day Activities Burger & Sausage Grill Bring a blanket and picnic!

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By Parksfest Chair Terry Powley OVER the last ten years PARKSfest’s focus has been unremittingly on local entertainment for local people in local parks. The number of people attending the events, and the quality of the p e r fo r m a n c e s s h o w s h o w PAR K S f e s t – a community strand of the Greenwich Festivals – has become an important part of the calendar here. It is a unique symbol of the vibrancy of community involvement in the Borough. We are particularly grateful this year for the support of the Greenwich Visitor, whose coverage will help us reach more communities within the Borough. We hope you find this guide helpful and that you’ll find a great event near you to enjoy.

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YOU don’t have to own a Crufts contender to be a prize pet owner at PARKSfest. Plenty of events have dog shows including East Greenwich Pleasaunce (Sun June 10). and Avery Hill Park (Sunday July 15 – Register your dog by 1pm). And at Rockcliffe Gardens in Plumstead (Sat July 14) t h e r e ’s a C a n i n e C a p e r s competition. Organisers at Shrewsbury Park promise “dog-related stalls!” Avery Hill Park (Sun July 15) has more animal fun with flights by hawks and owls from Eagle Heights Wildlife Centre in Eynsford, Kent.

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IT’S not just in winter that homeless people need shelter from the elements – hot days can lead to dehydration while long summer nights raise the risk of violence and anti-social behaviour towards them.

The 999 Club in Deptford is trying to raise £24,000 for a new summer Night Shelter here and SUPPORT: needs your help. Rap star The 20-bed facility will be one of Professor Green only three in London open over the (right) meets summer months and will keep former 999 Club people safe for £17.15 per person Night Shelter guest Edward per night. 999 Club CEO Tim Fallon said: “Rough sleeping is a devastating experience – not just in winter but at any time of year. “It is extremely dangerous and has a very negative impact on both physical and mental health and on safety and results in a life expectancy of just 43 for women and 47 for men. “It also has a detrimental effect on wider society leading to increased pressures and costs for statutory health, social care and criminal justice agencies Donate until “We have to raise 20 at www. June 99 per cent of our crowdfunder.co.uk/ You might wake up and funding ourselves. summer “S o f a r w e h a v e have people pissing on you.” shelter managed to secure Gerald, 48, who became funding for Night Shelters homeless after falling ill said: in winter and in spring. This “The light makes it more difficult to crowdfunding campaign will fund hide, so you get collared a lot more. one this summer.” At 4 or 5 in the morning, the sun’s up Raph, 50, who became homeless and authorities wake you up and say after his landlord increased his rent, you can’t sleep here.” said: “There’s more violence in the The 999 Club offers “holistic summer. People are drinking and support to empower homeless people wandering around after nights out. to transform their lives” with day

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SKILLS: Former 999 guest Jean takes part in cookery class

999 Club needs donations to help Night Shelter centre support for rough sleepers and for those at risk of being homeless. It offers breakfast, showers, laundry and computer facilities at its base in Deptford Broadway. Staff and volunteers also help with benefits and housing issues, job searches, writing CVs, skills development and liaising with potential employers to provide apprenticeships, placements, volunteering and training. The appeal

for the summer shelter is part of a three-year plan to extend the Night Shelter to provide year round support. Capacity at the Night Shelter has doubled since January and the charity aims to have the shelter open for 40 weeks over all four seasons by 2019. The month-long appeal – which runs until June 20 – has raised around £4,000 so far. Pledge at www. crowdfunder.co.uk/summershelter Info: www.999club.org

ARE you a well-bred buccaneer? Or a cowardly copper? You could star in comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. Community theatre group the Centenary Company is recruiting cast for the show, with songs like I am the Very Model of a Modern MajorGeneral and A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One. “There are no auditions to be in the chorus” says the group’s Pat Hammodi. “And you can see if you like the cut of our jib before deciding to join.” Rehearsals are on Thursdays (7.30-10pm) at St Barnabas Church Hall in Rochester Way. Call 020 8859 8400 for details or just turn up.

It’s Friday night fever in Market DISCO divas Haven’t Stopped D a n c i n g Ye t ! w i l l h e l p Greenwich Market shoppers strut their stuff this month. 70s and 80s disco and funk music will be supplied by DJs – including hula-hooping vinyl DJ Da’Lynne – plus glitter face painting, street food, craft stalls and dancing led by Lady Boo. The free Summer Loving event on Friday June 22 is part of a series of summer evening events in the historic market including Vegan Vibes on June 15 and July 13, Grill & Chill on July 20. Look out for classic cars at Park It in the Market on the last Thursday every month.


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nd of an era. Buenos Aires restaurants owners have sold their original cafe/deli in Royal Hill to new owners in order to focus on their two restaurants. For many of us it’s quite emotional as it has been part and parcel of our cafe culture for so long. Where will we go for our Dulce de Leche, I wonder? Happily, we can still can grab a decent coffee at their Greenwich and Blackheath restaurants. ongratulations to Antonio Delicatessen in Lewisham for winning the 2017 Parma Ham Specialist Deli of the year. Italian passion well rewarded. Bravo! ave reviews for Greenwich Market’s street food from Dj Supreme – the cult presenter/Dj who shares food experiences on Instagram. “There is always something supreme to eat at Greenwich Market from ice cream to a crab burger. Pretzels, hot dogs, carnival style pop ups to trendy market food trucks that offer a mash-up of different styles of cuisine. Food is inexpensive and available to everyone. No deep pockets needed. No reservation or dress code.Young, old, the adventurous meat eater, vegan it doesn’t matter – because street food is for everyone, as is Greenwich Market. also love the fact the person who made the food or owns the business is serving you.” So true! s travelling about the journey or the destination? The new direct Thameslink route from Deptford, Greenwich and Maze Hill to Kings Cross - St Pancras is now open (just about – please check before you travel). We can now go from Shooters Hill to ShootUp Hill in West Hampstead. To celebrate its 150th birthday St Pancras has teamed up with Fortnum and Mason to offer an Afternoon Tea experience with an hour-long historic walking tour.The speciallyblended tea isn’t bad either. Book your place online at Eventbrite for £45pp until June 15.

Novel approach A NEW WAY TO COOK...AS WE PLUNGE IN TO GREENWICH’S LITERARY SEASON WHEN I’m not writing about food or June section (notice the perfect timing here) eating it, I read about it. (And when I’m there is a Harissa Mackerel recipe and a doing none of the above I’m in the guide to Basil Pesto. If you are a wellseasoned cook, you might want swimming pool burning to read how to bake a leg of kid off the calories.) goat in sweet hay. Many of us love collecting cookbooks. But did you know that on average we only cook up to FOUR recipes from each one we own? It doesn’t seem like a good use of cookbooks – yet they are more popular than ever. A new book by Greenwich resident Jon Haley could help you put that right. OUT NOW: Well Seasoned – written in Well Seasoned collaboration with Michelin Star Chef Russell Brown – follows a seasonal format. Clearly divided by months, the pair suggest outdoor experiences, feasts, festivals, as well as recipes. Some are a little involved but the authors encourage substitutions. In the

On the subject of books, I’ve very much enjoyed the Greenwich Book Festival which returns on June 15-16 in the grounds of Greenwich University. There are no specific food writers this year although, with my swimming hat on so to speak, I’m looking forward to Books Making a Splash at Charlton Lido on the Thursday 14. There’s plenty for food fans though, with a vintage big red bus, run by B Bakeries, and seven quirky old vans selling pizza, jerk chicken, and baguettes at the Festival.

WellSeasoned (£25rrp) is published by headofzeus.com. Buy online or in bookshops including Waterstones Greenwich Greenwich Book Festival info and tickets at greenwichbookfest.com.

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reat to see Chinipan in Blackheath Standard is thriving and looking good after a couple of years in business, with friendly staff and great art on the walls. Not checked it out yet? I suggest Tuesday banqueting from 5pm. Enjoy popadoms and pickles, a starter from Chicken Tikka, Samosas or Onion Bhajis, followed by a choice of curries such as Lamb Bhuna, Chicken Korma or Madras, a classic side from Vegetable Curry, Bombay Aloo or Sag Aloo plus pilau rice or nan and hot drink for just £14.95. he best way to discover new dishes is simply to ask at the restaurant for recommendations. Bit shy? To help you out I’ve done it for you. Here’s what the experts said: utty, from South Indian specialists Pathiri on Trafalagar Road has a number of new additions. Interestingly some are beef dishes, a meat not found on many menus now. Beef Ulathu is hot, dryish dish (there’s also chicken and lamb) while Nadan Beef Curry is another hottish dish (Nadan is a village in the south of Kerala I’m told). Pepper Chicken Curry and Coconut Chicken Curry are new too. t Coriander in Westcombe Park Karim picks out the Coriander Sizzler – strips of lamb or chicken cooked with lightly spiced onions and green peppers and brought to the table with a sizzling flourish. He also picks out Jingha Hara Jhul, king prawns in a rich yoghurt sauce with garlic, fresh coriander and chillies. For heat lovers, the Lamb or Chicken Naga, cooked in the iconic sauce from north east India that comes with its own distinctive kick. n Blackheath, Zakir at Taste of Raj selects Dhandar, with classic Parsee balance of sweet and sour thanks to jaggery and tamarind. For more heat he recommends Chilli Chicken Masala – Chicken Tikka pieces with garlic, ginger, onions and, of course, green chillies, or Kori Gasi which uses dry red chillies and fenugreek seeds. Or Muglarani – a milder dish with cream & coconut added to the mix of onions, peppers and spices. ooking for a special curry night out? The Greenwich Curry Club hosts a Indian Feast at the excellent Meet District in Peckham on Wednesday June 13. Tuck into Popadoms and pickles, Onion Bhajis, Sheehk Kebabs, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Chicken Tandoori with salads, Chicken Aishwarya, Sag Paneer, Saffron Rice plus Garlic and Coriander Nan. Tickets include paired beers and gins for each course and are £40pp (or £30 for non drinkers). A vegetarian menu is available. Book at www.ticketlab.co.uk/event/ id/1529) or 020 7564 7215.

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e’re proud the our community-led music festival each summer in Passey Place. We launched he event in 2014 to help bring the town centre alive as there was little going on in Eltham High Street. Working (for free!) with Greenwich Council’s town centre management team we brought arts and entertainment to the street each Saturday in July in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Our Eltham Arts network helped bring together musicians, choirs, schools and dance groups to entertain shoppers, family and friends. It hasn’t all been easy! With a small budget, adults and children performed free or for low cost and PA systems were shared. It may not be Glastonbury, but it was great fun and showcased local acts! It was Community. Everyone loved it. orry folks. This year it’s all change! Greenwich Council’s events team has never been involved in the programme – but held the budget. Now we have been informed it has awarded all the Festivals in Greenwich to a contractor so our community-led festival is no more. We assume there will be publicity on what they plan instead. ur second blow this Summer is the Annual World Cultural Festival, which, since 2008, offered free entry to the gardens of Eltham Palace so families could enjoy a Festival of Dance and Music. This was booked for July 1 but has now been cancelled by Greenwich Council with a vague promise they will organise something “later in the summer” at another venue. It has come as a shock and huge disappointment. ow to happier times! PARKSFest events have been organised in our Eltham parks by Friends groups. With music events at Eltham Park South and a Family Festival at Queenscroft Park there will be something for everyone. See the pull-out guide in this paper for a list of events you can enjoy. an’t finish the column without mentioning our WALL project. We’ve been overwhelmed by the community support for the project. With

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Writing on a Wall awards completed, the anthology is now being turned in to a book. There are bricks everywhere for our Community Wall. The cardboard ones look splendid. Workshops in the libraries, groups and schools produced about 500 so far. We’ve knitted and crocheted bricks and a wonderful mosaic and ceramic bricks are planned. What a fantastic community we have. It’s been a month of ups and downs. But we’ll stay positive!

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Beauty amid the carnage

SHOW OF HANDS Legend is a much overused word when talking about musicians. But it’s an entirely appropriate one when describing folk/roots powerhouse Show Of Hands, who played two sold-out gigs in the wonderful Sammy Ofer Gallery beneath the gleaming copper-clad hull of Cutty Sark. Multi-instrumentalists Steve Knightley and Phil Beer have been playing together for 32 years and despite selling millions of albums, winning countless awards and filling cavernous spaces such as the Royal Albert Hall they prefer the intimacy of smaller venues where they can get up close and personal with their adoring audiences. And boy, did the audience adore them at Cutty Sark as singer-songwriter Knightley and string genius Beer joked, told stories and performed a greatest hits playlist that included such classics as Fennario, Cold Frontier, The Man In Green, John Harrison’s Hand, the gorgeous Hook Of Love, The Preacher, My True Love, The Setting/Mary From Dungloe, Tall Ships, Exile and – my own favourite - The

THE Carducci Quartet are one of the world’s finest ensembles – and their most recent concert, at St Alfege’s, showed why. The foursome opened with Shostakovich’s String Quartet No8 in C Minor which the great Russian, who had already spent decades in the shadow of murderous Stalinist purges, wrote after visiting the charred ruins of Dresden at the close of the Second World War. From the opening phrases, played in a rising sequence by cello, viola and two violins, the work miraculously captures the horror of such carnage – yet does it with startling and unsettling beauty. The quartet – violinists Matthew Denton and Michelle Fleming, violist Eoin Schmidt-Martin and cellist Emma Denton - encapsulated this paradox perfectly, provoking an emotional response that was at once agonising and ecstatic. They finished with a similarly emotion-rich piece from a century earlier – Felix Mendelssohn’s moving String Quartet No6 in F minor. It was as fine a performance as I have ever heard at St Alfege’s and a reminder of how fortunate we are in Greenwich to be the home of Trinity Laban, where the Carducci Read Miles Hedley’s Quartet are currently an blog on

Fleet St legend joins folk finest Train/Blackwaterside before ending with the rousing singalong Cousin Jack. They were joined for a couple of the songs by another legend, Geoff Lakeman, virtuoso player of the rare duet concertina, dad to superstars Seth, Sam and Sean Lakeman, father-in-law of Cara Dillon and old Fleet Street hand who spent decades as the Daily Mirror’s West Country correspondent. He had set the mood of this brilliant evening with a hugely entertaining half-hour opening set that included contemporary classic England Green England Grey, historical tunes such as The Green Cockade and selfpenned polemic Tie ‘Em Up. It’s not often you get to see a master at work, so to see three at once like this was close to a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.

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THE diarist Samuel Pepys famously buried his block of Parmesan before alerting his family as flames threatened to engulf his house during the 1666 Great Fire of London. It’s one of the more unusual episodes of that turbulent periods of British history and is celebrated in a suitably unusual new work by Trinity Laban composition student Caitlin Harrison, 21, which was premiered at the ORNC chapel by the conservatoire’s Wind Ensemble. Entitled Bury The Cheese, her creation was the centrepiece of an open day for Trinity’s Faculty Of Music – and it’s hard to imagine a better exemplar of excellence. It was scored for two piccolos, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns and a tuba. So far, so predictable. But most of the time the oboists, clarinettists and bassoonists were required to put down their instruments and play their mouthpiece reeds like kazoos while the horn and piccolo sections dealt with uptempo cascades that must have been highly challenging to play. Meanwhile, the melody was primarily carried by the tuba and was performed with thunderous virtuosity by Joe Tucker. It was wonderful, witty and wildly original – and was thus the perfect advert for Trinity Laban.

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World class Lily’s command performance LILY NEILL Harp-playing bards were once so influential in Ireland that Elizabeth I notoriously ordered the island’s governor: “Hang the harpers wherever found and destroy their instruments.”

her own compositions such as Life On Wheels, a whimsical tribute to the case she uses to carry her harp to gigs around the world, and the wonderful Bedford Row which was the highlight of the first half of the evening. The second half was truly cosmopolitan, It was a command quoted with glee by with a succession of tunes from Scandinavia, brilliant harpist Lily Neill when she wowed including an amazing Finnish tango, the 19th Mycenae House with a miscellany of tunes from Tudor times and the five centuries since. century American gospel classic The Wayfaring Stranger, the jazzy Black And White Rag – A solo harp concert may at first sound of limited interest. But in this hands of a virtuoso used as the theme tune for TV snooker show the instrument becomes an orchestra in min- Pot Black – and the music hall favourite If You iature – and it won Neill a rapturous reception Were The Only Girl In The World. Neill and her 30-string harp were joined from the packed auditorium. for the final section of the show by genius She began the gig with a gorgeous selfguitarist Clive Carroll who harmonised with a penned epithalamium written for a friend’s fabulous selection of Finnish, Swedish and marriage, then let the lilting melody segue into the traditional Irish jig The Rolling Waves. American songs – and, of course, some footShe followed it up with Loftus Jones by blind stomping Irish jigs and reels. I can’t remember the last time I saw a 17th century Irish bard Turlough O’Carolan – a concert with a playlist featuring such a wide tune she once played as a 14-year-old with range of eras and genres. It was a treat for all legendary Chieftains’ harpist Derek Bell. Neill peppered the rest of the concert with of us who were lucky enough to be there.

Plenty more to see beside the seaside WE’RE spoilt for choice in Greenwich at the moment for seaside photography. Ordinarily the show at the National Maritime Museum featuring legendary lensmen David Hurn, Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr would fulfil most art-lover’s needs. But last month saw an extraordinary exhib-ition at the Greenwich Gallery by Kentbased Ross Andrews, who offered a view of the English seaside whose like I have never seen before. Andrews dons wetsuit and flippers and immerses himself in the surf to photograph

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eerie feel it could almost have been mistaken for a Hubble telescope photograph of waves as they break on the beach. The 12 a distant swirling galaxy. pictures on show at the Greenwich Gallery Other highlights included White and were all taken around Margate and BroadWhisper, in which the sea-foam looked like stairs – but some of them look as if they ice-statues. Blue and Red were huge acrylic were shot off Hawaii. prints capturing two sunsets on the same Two in particular – entitled Platinum and stretch of water. And Beneath revealed an Green Room – were taken in the tunnel astonishing view of the shore as seen by formed by a wave at the moment it crashes someone half-submerged in the surf. down on the shore. Both captured the If you missed this show but have a staggering power and beauty of the sea. chance to see another by Andrews in the future, grab it. Your soul will love you for it. And the latter had such an otherworldly,

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t’s been said before that I sometimes talk rubbish and this is one of those occasions. Rubbish, litter, refuse – call it what you like. For a Royal Park as busy as Greenwich Park it is a major management issue both logistically and financially. Consider the May Day bank holiday weekend. Everything lined up nicely for a perfect litter storm. After indifferent Easter weather the May holiday was the first sunny weekend of the year – the perfect weekend for a picnic in the Park. And that is what everyone did. n an average two-day weekend our grounds contractor collects about two tons of litter from the Park. Over the three days May Bank Holiday we collected nearly nine tons. Each year the amount of litter we collect is increasing, partly due to increasing visitor numbers but also the changing ways visitors use the Park. People are having larger picnics. We also collect more bottles than we used to. And new technology which means you can order a picnic on your phone and have it delivered to you in the park, including one delivery of 24 pizzas last weekend! anaging the litter is a major concern and we’re reviewing it as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. There are two ways we collect litter now – by emptying the litter bins into a compactor dust cart and by roving litter pickers for stuff not in bins. On the whole our visitors are very good and most waste is deposited in the bins. But even our 200 cast iron bins can’t hold all the litter. Visitors place their rubbish next to an overflowing bin. Helpful, but it all has to be picked up by hand which slows down the process. n the short term we’re relying on wheelie bins to increase the capacity of the bins in the Park while we trial different styles of bin. If a sunny weekend is predicted, wheelie bins go out on Friday and in on Monday. The long term aim is to replace the 200 small bins with fewer but bigger ones. We may introduce separate recyclable and non-recyclable litter bins. So far the separation of recyclable waste is done at the waste station and not in the Park. It’s more costly to dispose of so we may save money by asking visitors to help us recycle. hey say that where there’s muck there’s brass. But not for Greenwich Park. After cutting the grass, collecting and disposing of litter is our highest grounds maintenance cost. Our grounds contractor does a great job to keep the Park clean and tidy, but we don’t want many more perfect litter storms like the May Bank Holiday.

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The Silvertown Tunnel – proposed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and backed by Greenwich Council – will see cars emerging on a new highway next to the existing Blackwall Tunnel – doubling the amount of traffic here. The £1billion tunnel will be paid for by tolls on the new tunnel and the Blackwall Tunnel next to it. Anne Robbins, chair of No to Silvertown Tunnel, said: “We’re disappointed, but we are proud to have spoken up for communities on both sides of the Thames who objected to having more traffic imposed on them.” Woolwich and Greenwich MP Matthew Pennycook has opposed the new tunnel arguing that even TfL modelling says an extra 100 cars per hour will head towards Greenwich town centre as drivers exit before the tunnel to avoid charges. Work could be underway by late 2019 and the first cars – and even double decker buses – should be using the huge new crossing in 2023. The No To Silvertown Tunnel said a decision about the future of the campaign will be announced “in due course”. Info: www.egra.london www.silvertowntunnel.co.uk


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Sunday 3

CLASSIC CARS London-Brighton Run Greenwich Park starts 8.15-11.15am KIDS The Elves & The Shoemaker Greenwich Theatre 11, 2 FAMILY Gallery Trail NMM 11, 2 KIDS Grand Indian Circus GLYPT Family Arts Festival. General Gordon Sq 1 MUSIC 286 Prince of Greenwich 2.30 KIDS Grand Indian Circus GLYPT Family Arts Festival. Plumstead Common 5 MUSIC Kwaff Pelton Arms TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Aievea Indig02 MUSIC GFMA Blues Earl of Chatham, Woolwich

Monday 4

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Charlton House 10.15am PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 5

MUSIC Melody Lin Cello ORNC chapel 1.05 FILM/PLAY An Ideal Husband Vaudeville Theatre link, Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Monday 11

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Charlton House 10.15 MUSIC Shakira O2 GONGS Metal Hammer Golden Gods Indig02 MUSIC Folk & Blues Bob Hope Theatre TALK Jane Gardiner: The Gardens Of Versailles Arts Society Greenwich, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms MUSIC Karl Charity Prince of Greenwich 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

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Wednesday 13

Thames-Side Studios Harrington Way, Warspite Road Royal Borough of Greenwich London SE18 5NR T. 020 8301 8844 www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk thamessidestudiosse18 #thamessidestudios

River Thames Towards North Greenwich / 02 (2.6miles)

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Charlton BR (12 min walk)

Stone Lake Retail Park

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McDonalds

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Woolwich Dockyard BR (8 min walk)

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TALK David Marsh: Modern London Gardens & Green Spaces Queen’s House 10.30 MUSIC Ben Richardson, Thibault Blanchard Violin and cello . St Alfege 1.05 DANCE BA2 Historic Project Laban 2.30, 7.30 Friday 8 PLAY A Doll’s House Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Abel Puustinen Violin Charlton House 1 MUSIC Katy Perry O2 MUSIC Boris Bizjak Baroque flute , Old PLAY Spider/Nikola & The Wishing Stone Bakehouse 1 London Theatre 8 MUSIC Daniella Caceres, Miha Smirnov Piano. POETRY Talking Rhythm ORNC chapel 1.05 Prince of Greenwich 8 COMBAT BKB 11 Indig02 JAZZ Alex Dmochowski Band Oliver’s MUSIC Karl Charity & The JazzNights All-Star Friday 15 Trio Mycenae House 8 MUSIC Gordon Webber Prince of Greenwich 8 LITERATURE Greenwich Book Festival ORNC MUSIC James Kirby Piano Charlton House 1 COMEDY Fin Taylor, Prince Abdi, Maureen MUSIC Trinity Laban Piano Trios ORNC 1.05 Younger, Andrew Maxwell Up The Creek DANCE BA2 Historic Project Laban 2.30, 7.30 JAZZ Nicolas Meier Oliver’s MUSIC Katy Perry O2 Saturday 9 PLAY Your Best Guess Albany 7.30 SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 MUSIC The Riverside Club Pelton Arms ART Thames-Side Studios Open Studios, PLAY Spider/Nikola & The Wishing Stone Harrington Way SE18 5NR 12-6 London Theatre 8 ART Greenwich Open Studios 2-6 MUSIC Diodato Trio Prince of Greenwich 8 www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk COMEDY Sean McCloughlin, Pierre Novellie, KIDS The Road That Wasn’t There Albany 2, 6 Ben Norris Up The Creek MUSIC Laurence Perkins Wind and horns. St JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Alfege 4 Saturday 16 DANCE BA3 Showcase Laban 4 CHARITY Run For Diabetes Greenwich Pk 9.30 PARTY Sailors’ Ball Cutty Sark 7 LITERATURE Greenwich Book Festival ORNC MUSIC Slavi Trifonov, Ku-Ku Band O2 MUSIC Stefan Pilczek, Duncan Appleby SHOWCASE Scratch Night London Theatre 8 MUSIC The Unpredictable Jazz Trio Prince of Recorder & harpsichord . St Alfege 1.05 ART Greenwich Open Studios 2-6 Greenwich 8 www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk COMEDY Fin Taylor, Javier Jarquin, Jonny PERFORMANCE Woke Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Awsum, Andrew Maxwell Up The Creek MUSIC Scorpions, Megadeth O2 MUSIC The Joneses Pelton Arms PLAY Your Best Guess Albany 7.30 JAZZ Pixie & The Gypsies Oliver’s

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LECTURE Jill Frances: 17th Century English Flower Gardens Queen’s House 10.30am MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps St Alfege 1.05 ART Dreamscapes of the Mind JonaQuestArt, Greenwich Church St (till June 28) SPOKEN WORD Poetry Night GFMA event Earl of Chatham, Woolwich 7.30 JAZZ Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 JAZZ Yaisena Band Oliver’s

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MUSIC Patricia Auchterlonie Soprano ORNC 1.05 FILM/BALLET Swan Lake From Covent Garden Greenwich Picturehouse 4 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY Spider/Nikola & The Wishing Stone London Theatre 8 JAZZ Simon Purcell Oliver’s

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Albany, Deptford Lounge: Douglas Way SE8 4AG. 020 8692 4446 thealbany.org.uk Bakehouse Theatre: Age Exchange, Blackheath Village SE3 9LA. 020 8318 9105 Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ. 020 8852 0234 conservatoire.org.uk Blackheath Halls: 23 Lee Road SE3 9RQ. 020 8463 0100. blackheathhalls.com Bob Hope Theatre: Wythfield Rd SE9 5TG. 020 8850 3702. bobhopetheatre.co.uk The Centre: New Eltham Methodist Ch, Footscray Rd. newelthammethodist.org.uk Charlton House: Charlton Rd SE7 8RP. 020 8856 3951 Churchill Theatre: High St, Bromley BR1 1HA. 0844 871 7620 Clarendon Hotel: Montpelier Row SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. clarendonhotel.com Creekside Discovery Centre: Creekside SE8 0208 692 9922 creeksidecentre.org.uk The Duke: 125 Creek Rd SE8 3BU. 020 8469 8260 The Eltham Centre: 2 Archery Road SE9 1HA. 020 8921 4344 Eltham Palace: Court Yard SE9 5QE. 020 8294 2548. english-heritage.org.uk The Forum: Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 0208 853 5212. office@forumatgreenwich.org Greenwich Communications Centre: 164 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TZ. 020 8269 2103 Greenwich Dance: Borough Hall SE10 8RE. 020 8293 9741 greenwichdance.org.uk Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE18 4DX Greenwich Theatre: Crooms Hill SE10 8ES. 020 8858 7755. greenwichtheatre.org.uk Greenwich West Community Centre: 141 Greenwich High Rd SE10 8JA Guard House: No1 Street, Woolwich Arsenal SE18 6GH Laban Theatre: Creekside SE8 3DZ. 020 8463 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk London Theatre: 443 New Cross Rd SE14 6TA. 020 8694 1888. thelondontheatre.com Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10 9SW madeingreenwich.co.uk Mycenae House: 90 Mycenae Rd SE3 7SE 020 8858 1749 mycenaehouse.co.uk NMM: Romney Rd, SE10 9BJ 020 8858 0045 www.nmm.ac.uk 02, Indig02, Building 6, Brooklyn Bowl: 0844 8560202 www.theo2.co.uk ORNC, Discover: SE10 9LW. 020 8269 4799 oldroyalnavalcollege.org Oliver’s: 9 Nevada St SE10 9JL. 020 8858 3693 www.oliversjazzbar.co.uk Pelton Arms: 23-5 Pelton Street SE10 9PQ 020 8858 0572. peltonarms.com Prince Of Greenwich: 72 Royal Hill SE10 8RT 020 8692 6089 St Alfege: Greenwich Church St. 020 8853 0687. st-alfege.org Severndroog Castle: Off Shooters Hill SE18 3RT. severndroogcastle.org.uk The Star And Garter: 60 Old Woolwich Rd SE10 9NY. 020 8305 1144 Steinberg Studio: 137 Vanbrugh Hill SE10 9HP. steinbergduo.com Tramshed Theatre: 51-53 Woolwich New Rd SE18 6ES. 020 8854 1316 glypt.co.uk Trinity Laban: King Charles Court SE10 9JF. 020 8463 0100. trinitylaban.ac.uk Up The Creek (UTC): 302 Creek Rd SE10 9SW. 020 8858 4581. up-the-creek.com

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-6 Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Moonlight market 8am-10 last Friday of the month Clocktower Market: 166 Greenwich High Rd. Sat, Sun 10-4. 50 quirky stalls specialising in vintage, retro and antiques. 07940 914204 Blackheath Farmers’ Market: Blackheath Station, 10-2 every Sun. lfm.org EXHIBITIONS/CRAFTS/COMMUNITY Fan Museum: A Bird In The Hand: Feathered Fans From Around The World, till Sept 23. Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk ORNC: The Visitor Centre, daily. ornc.org Blackheath Halls: Undergoing restoration. 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, till Sept 30, daily 10-5. rmg.co.uk Royal Observatory: Astronomy Photog Of The Yr, till July 22. rmg.co.uk Queen’s House: Mat Collishaw: Insecticide, till Sept 23. rmg.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 Griffin St SE8 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square SE18 4DX. 020 8854 2452 Greenwich Gallery: Annual show of London Independent Photography June 4-17. M-F 9-5.30, w/e 1-5. 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 11.30am. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30

MUSIC Punk Night Pelton Arms PLAY Spider/Nikola & The Wishing Stone London Theatre 8 MUSIC Linda Em Prince of Greenwich 8 COMEDY Quincy, John Newton, Ant Dewson, Ben Norris Up The Creek

Sunday 17

SALE Do You Vintage? Shrewsbury House, Shooters Hill 11-5 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11-1 MUSIC Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band Observatory Garden, Greenwich Park 12.30 ART Greenwich Open Studios 2-6 www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk MUSIC Jo Prince of Greenwich 2.30 PLAY Spider/Nikola & The Wishing Stone London Theatre 5 MUSIC The Peas Pelton Arms TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Yes O2

Monday 18

MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Charlton House 10.15am HISTORY Archive Tour Cutty Sark 2.30 MUSIC Pearl Jam O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 19

MUSIC Trinity Laban Saxophone Dept ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Pearl Jam O2 TALK Nicola White: Thames Mudlarking Greenwich Industrial History Society, Bakehouse 7.30 DANCE BA1 Performance Project Laban 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY Old Souls London Theatre 8 JAZZ Johnny Liebeck Trio Oliver’s

Wednesday 20

DISCUSSION Identity, Meaning & Spectacle Painted Hall, ORNC 6.30 DANCE BA1 Performance Project Laban 7.30 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 PERFORMANCE The Talk Show Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 21

TALK The Dark Side Of The Seaside NMM 11 MUSIC Natalie Molloy, Lewis Peart Piano. St Alfege 1.05 FILM/OPERA Madama Butterfly Glyndebourne link-up. Greenwich Picturehouse 6.30 PERFORMANCE The Talk Show Albany 7.30 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 PERFORMANCE Bombshells Bob Hope Theatre 7.45

Friday 22

MUSIC Anna Topalovic, Nikola Djoric Cello & accordion. Charlton House 1 MUSIC Nathen Durasamy, Jim Parbury Guitar. ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Deansfield Chamber Choir St Alfege 1.05 FOLK Pytchwood & The Gillies Severndroog Castle 6.30 PERFORMANCE The Talk Show Albany 7.30 COMEDY Flight Of The Conchords O2 PERFORMANCE Bombshells Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 HEN Dreamboys Indig02 MUSIC Stella J Prince of Greenwich 8 COMEDY Damo Clarke,Brennan Reece, Ian Stone Up The Creek JAZZ Marco Marconi Qurtet Oliver’s

Saturday 23

MUSIC Refugee Festival GFMA event, General Gordon Square, Woolwich. Noon-5 MUSIC Kyoka Sekiguchi, Jiyeon Kim Piano . St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Royal Greenwich Big Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC The Simon & Garfunkel Story Indig02 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! Stanley Halls, Norwood Junction MUSIC Rejoice! Thomas Tallis Soc. St Alfege 7 PERFORMANCE Bombshells Bob Hope Th 7.45 MUSIC Frances Prince of Greenwich 8 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest (In Cockney) London Theatre 8 MUSIC The Konks Pelton Arms COMEDY Damo Clarke,Rich Wilson, Josh Howie, Ian Stone Up The Creek JAZZ Graham Pike Quartet Oliver’s

Sunday 24

MUSIC I’ll Remember Cancer Research UK fundraiser, Bob Hope Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Abdul Prince of Greenwich 2.30 PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest (In Cockney) London Theatre 3, 6

MUSIC The Lambeth Wind Orchestra Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC Chapel Choir Summer Concert ORNC 3 SHOWCASE Rock Stars In Our Eyes Indig02 MUSIC Dennis Greaves’ Blues Jam Pelton TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 25

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 26

MUSIC Sayaka Aoki, Jiarui Li Piano ORNC 1.05 PLAY Lies London Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 27

DANCE Diploma Performance Laban 7.30 MUSIC Quincy Jones O2 MUSICAL 9 To 5 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms MUSIC Patricia Vienna Prince of Greenwich 8 PLAY Lies London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s PROMENADE Nocturne Albany 9

Thursday 28

TALK Putting The Fish In Fish & Chips NMM 11 MUSIC Martin Wiegel, Melanie Gruwez, Yunah Proost Piano, violin, cello. St Alfege 1.05 TALK Jennifer Toynbee-Holmes: The Holland Park Circle Arts Society Blackheath St Mary’s Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 DANCE Diploma Performance Laban 7.30 MUSICAL 9 To 5 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 JAZZ Simon Purcell Oliver’s PROMENADE Nocturne Albany 9

Friday 29

MUSIC Trinity Laban Bakehouse, noon MUSIC Giulia Grassi Piano Charlton House 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps ORNC chapel 1.05 SHOWCASE A Million Dreams Liz Burville Performing Arts students. Bob Hope Theatre 7 MUSIC Ade Kunle Gold & The 79th Element Indig02 MUSIC The Kimberleys GFMA event. Mycenae House 7.30 MUSICAL 9 To 5 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 SPOKEN WORD Chill Pill Albany 8 MUSIC Rachel Jenkiner Prince of Greenwich 8 COMEDY Barry Castagnola, Tom Lucy, Andrew Bird Up The Creek JAZZ Three Oliver’s

PROMENADE Nocturne Albany 9

Saturday 30

CRAFTS South-East London Wool & Textile Festival Woodlands Farm Trust 11-4 FAMILY SINGALONG Broadway Baby Mycenae House 11 MUSICAL 9 To 5 Greenwich Theatre 12, 5 SHOWCASE A Million Dreams Liz Burville Performing Arts students Bob Hope Theatre 12.30, 5.30 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich

Park 1-4 MUSIC Slava Antipov Piano. St Alfege 1.05 POETRY/MUSIC Heaux Noire Albany 7.30 COMEDY Culture Clash Indig02 MUSIC Counterfeit Beatles Pelton Arms CABARET Magic Theatre London Theatre 8 MUSIC Diodato Trio Prince of Greenwich 8 COMEDY Dominic Frisby, Garrett Millerick, Andrew Bird, Rudi Lickwood Up The Creek JAZZ Luna Cohen Oliver’s

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival Thursday June 21 PERFORMANCE ART Fly By Night East Thamesmead 9.15

Friday 22

INSTALLATION Soundscape Emirates AirLine 10 PERFORMANCE Never SAet Eyes On The Land Royal Docks 12, 3, 5.45 DANCE D-Construction G’nwich Peninsula 5 HIGH-WIRE Undaunted ORNC 7.30 INSTALLATION Windrush 492 Cutty Sark 9

Saturday 23

PROCESSION Rise! Woolwich Town Centre GREENWICH FAIR ORNC & Cutty Sark Gardens, includes Rodadoras (dance), The Best Of All Possible Worlds (theatre), The Trip (theatre) Xics del Xurrac (street games), Full Circle (performance), Belly Of The Whale (circus), La Belle Escabelle (circus), Plock! (circus) DIP (circus), Boudicca (theatre) Sorriso (theatre) Robopole (circus), Bicycle Boy (theatre), The Jukeboxes (music), The Herd Of Mechanical Creatures (performance), Motosikai (stunts)

Sunday 24

GREENWICH FAIR ORNC & Cutty Sark Gdns: Rodadoras (dance), The Best Of All Possible Worlds (theatre), The Trip (theatre) Xics del Xurrac (games), Full Circle (performance), Belly Of The Whale (circus), Belle Escabelle (circus), Plock! (circus) DIP (circus), Sorriso (theatre) Boudicca (theatre) Robopole (circus), Bicycle Boy (theatre), Jukeboxes (mu-

sic), Herd Of Mechanical Creatures (perf), Motosikai (stunts), Icarus (dance)

Thursay 28

DANCING CITY Origami Eltham 2, 7

Friday 29

DANCING CITY Origami Eltham 2, 7

Saturday 30

DANCING CITY Origami. Doubles, Gibbon, Dopamine, Nomadis, Transient, Bolero, Conseqüènces, Dedicated To Canary Wharf THEATRE This Is Not For You Artillery Sq SE18 PROCESSION La Parade Amoureuse Roman Road E3 10

Sunday July 1

PROCESSION La Parade Amoureuse Roman Road E3 10

Tuesday 3

THEATRE/DANCE Beautiful Thing Urban fairytale & festival finale, Thamesmead 9.45

Wednesday 4 THEATRE/DANCE Beautiful Thing Thamesmead 9.45

Thursday 5

THEATRE/DANCE Beautiful Thing Thamesmead 9.45

Friday 6

THEATRE/DANCE Beautiful Thing Thamesmead 9.45

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Sunday July 1

FAMILY Parkfest Extravaganza Mycenae Ho CRAFTS South-East London Wool & Textile Festival Woodlands Farm Trust 11-4 MUSIC Silver Ghosts Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 MUSIC Elefsis Students St Alfege 3 POETRY Talia Randall Albany 7 PERFORMANCE Doppeldänger Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Shina Peters Indig02 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC GFMA Blues Earl of Chatham SEI8

MUSIC The South London Jazz Orchestra Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 13

KIDS White Hat Willis Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Greenwich Music Time, ORNC 6 PARTY Barn Dance Woodlands Farm Trust 7.30 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! Islington Assembly Hall

Sunday 8

KIDS White Hat Willis Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC The Crystal Palace Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 FESTIVAL Il Divo Greenwich Music Time ORNC 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 9

MUSIC Justin Timberlake O2 MUSIC Folk & Blues Bob Hope Theatre TALK Rosalind White: Sir Anthony Van Dyck Arts Society Greenwich, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 10

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

Wednesday 11

MUSIC Guitar Plus One Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival. King Charles Court 1 MUSICAL The Pajama Game Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Graham Anthony Devine Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival Our Layde of the Sea 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms MUSIC Justin Timberlake O2 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 12

TALK Daniel Burdsey: Changing Face Of The Seaside NMM 11 MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

MASTERCLASS Marcin Dylla Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival. King Charles Court 2.30 DANCE Grad School Showcase Laban 7.30 MUSICAL The Pajama Game Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 MUSIC Marcin Dylla Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival. King Charles Court 7.30 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8

Tuesday 14

FAMILY Walking With Dinosaurs O2 7 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 15

KIDS Duck Swim & Boat Race Creekside Discovery Centre 10 to noon FAMILY The Sailor’s Last Adventure Painted Hall, ORNC 1.30 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Theatre 2 FAMILY Walking With Dinosaurs O2 3 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Friday 13

MUSIC Trinity Laban ORNC chapel 1.05 MASTERCLASS Dylla Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival. King Charles Court 2.30 Monday 2 MUSIC Luthiers Showcase Royal Greenwich MUSIC APPRECIATION Matthew Taylor Guitar Festival. King Charles Court 6 Charlton House 10.15am FAMILY The Muppets O2 MUSIC Queen & Adam Lambert O2 MUSIC Resonances Of Waterloo St Alfege 7.30 MUSIC Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Indig02 DANCE Grad School Showcase Laban 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 MUSICAL The Pajama Game Greenwich JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s Theatre 7.30 Tuesday 3 FESTIVAL Emeli Sandé Part of Greenwich Music DRAMA Woolwich At War Bob Hope Th 7.30 MUSIC Ali Arango Royal Greenwich Guitar Time, ORNC 6 Festival. King Charles Court 7.30 PLAY Blithe Spirit St George’s Garrison PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Church, Woolwich 7.30 London Theatre 8 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter Saturday 14 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s SALE Books/Arts & Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 Wednesday 4 FESTIVAL Tom Jones Part of Greenwich Music TALK Astronomy & Islam Royal Obs 10 CHARITY Mencap Run Greenwich Park 10.30 Time, ORNC 6 MUSICAL The Pajama Game Greenwich MUSIC Queen & Adam Lambert O2 Theatre 12, 5 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms DRAMA Woolwich At War Bob Hope Theatre JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s 2.30, 7.30 Thursday 5 FAMILY The Muppets O2 TALK Travis Elborough: England-on-Sea JIU JITSU Polaris Indig02 NMM 11 DANCE CAT End Of Year Show Laban 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Percussion St Alfege 1.05 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream MUSIC Steps Greenwich Music Time, ORNC 6 London Theatre 8 MUSIC Mario Biondi Indig02 Sunday 15 FILM/MUSICAL Everybody’s Talking About MUSIC Nat Jazz Youth Orchestra Academy Jamie Greenwich Picturehouse 7.20 DANCE BA3 Commissioned Works Laban 7.30 Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday 6 London Theatre 5 MUSIC Anja Jamsek Violin TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 Old Bakehouse 1 MUSIC Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Indig02 MUSIC Trinity Laban DANCE CAT End Of Year Show Laban 7.30 ORNC chapel 1.05 Monday 16 MUSIC Nile Rogers & Chic Greenwich Music DEBATE Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Time, ORNC 6 Douglas Murray O2 SOCIAL The Squidz Club Albany 7 DANCE BA3 Commissioned Works Laban 7.30 OPERA Dido & Aeneas Albany 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 CABARET Burlesque London Theatre 8 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

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MUSIC English folk Star & Garter OPERA Dido & Aeneas Albany 7.30 DANCE Krump Macbeth Laban 7.30 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 18

OPERA Dido & Aeneas Albany 6.30, 8.30 FILM/PLAY Romeo & Juliet Link to RSC Greenwich Picturehouse 7 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 19

TALK Kathryn Ferry: Walking On Water NMM 11 MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8

Friday 20

CHARITY Parkinson’s Walk Greenwich Pk 9.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban ORNC chapel 1.05 OPERA Dido & Aeneas Albany 6.30, 8.30 MOTOWN Razamataz Severndroog Castle 6.30 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8

Saturday 21

CELEBRATION Hola! London O2 PLAY A Midsummer Night’s Dream London Theatre 8

Sunday 22

KIDS Shipmates Nat Maritime Museum 11, 2 FAMILY Charlton Community Fun Day GFMA celebration, Charlton House noon-5 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 2 MUSIC Lewisham Concert Band

Thursday 16

MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Theatre 2 FAMILY Walking With Dinosaurs O2 3

Friday 17

PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Th 2, 7 FAMILY Walking With Dinosaurs O2 3, 7 MUSIC Salsamotion Severndroog Castle 6.30

Saturday 18

FUN RUN 5k or 10k Greenwich Park 10 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 FAMILY Walking With Dinosaurs O2 11, 3, 7 DANCE Conseqüències Giffin Square, near Albany 12, 3 DANCE D-Construction Giffin Square, near Albany 1, 4 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Th 2, 7

Sunday 19

FAMILY Walking With Dinosaurs O2 11, 3 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Th 2, 7 MUSIC Galaxy Big Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 20

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 21

PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Theatre 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 22 Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PERFORMANCE Youth Showcase Albany 7 MUSIC Faith Evans Indig02

Monday 23

LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 24

KIDS A Safe Port NMM 10.30, 11.30, 1, 2 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 25

KIDS Bugs & Crafts Creekside Discovery Centre 10 to noon LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Greenwich Theatre Studio 2.30, 7.30 SUMMER PARTY Queen’s House 6 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 26

TALK Kathryn Ferry: Seaside Postcards And Censorship NMM 11 KIDS Object-Handling NMM 11, 2 MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05 TALK Anthea Streeter: Thomas Heatherwick Arts Society Blackheath, St Mary’s Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 JAZZ Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 FILM/OPERA Saul Link to Glyndebourne Greenwich Picturehouse 7.30 PLAY Jumala Albany 7.30 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.30

Friday 27

MUSIC Trinity Laban ORNC chapel 1.05 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.30 PLAY Jumala Albany 7.30 MUSIC Ceilidh GFMA event, Mycenae Ho 7.30

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Saturday 28

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 LIGHT OPERA Iolanthe Greenwich Theatre Studio 2.30, 7.30 PLAY Jumala Albany 7.30

Sunday 29

KIDS Shipmates Nat Maritime Museum 11, 2 MUSIC Belvedere Concert Band Greenwich Park Bandstand 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 30

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 31

KIDS Let’s Go! NMM 10.30, 11.30, 1, 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Weds August 1

KIDS Crab-Catching Creekside Discovery Centre 10 to noon WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 2

MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC New Power Generation Indig02 PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30

Friday 3

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Saturday 4

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Thursday 23

MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Theatre 2 MUSIC Bromley Concert Band Greenwich Park JAZZ Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 Bandstand 3 Friday 24 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Th 2, 7 PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Tiwa Savage Indig02 Monday 6 MUSIC Britney Spears O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 Saturday 25 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s DANCE EXO Giffin Square, near Albany 1, 3 Tuesday 7 PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Th 2, 7 PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Britney Spears O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter Sunday 26 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s PLAY The Jungle Book Greenwich Th 1, 5 Wednesday 8 MUSIC Greenwich Concert Band Greenwich KIDS Shipwrecked Creekside Discovery Centre Park Bandstand 3 10.30-12.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 FAMILY The Sailor’s Last Adventure MUSIC Britney Spears O2 Painted Hall, ORNC 1.30 Monday 27 PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Mardi Gras Jazz Band Greenwich Park WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Arms Bandstand 3 PLAY Measure For Measure PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 Severndroog Castle 7.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Tuesday 28 Thursday 9 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter MUSIC Trinity St Alfege 1.05 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Wednesday 29 JAZZ Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 KIDS Geeks In The Creek Creekside Discovery Centre 10 to noon Friday 10 WRESTLING WWE Live O2 MUSIC The DD Short Show Indig02 WOOLLIES Knitting club MUSIC Iron Maiden O2 Pelton Arms PLAY Eigengrau Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s Saturday 11

Sunday 5

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See wild side of Deptford Take a wildflower walk

WE’RE blessed with manicured green spaces in this part of London – like world famous Greenwich Park. Less obvious is the wealth of wildflowers that bring colour to the even the most concrete-crusted corners – and this is epitomised by the amazing display at Creekside Discovery Centre, writes MILES HEDLEY. More than 300 species of plant can be found at this Deptford oasis over the course of a year. But June is when it is at its blooming best, with about 130 types of flower blazing amid the post-industrial relics on the riverbank. Most of the centre’s 7,000-plus annual visitors come for one of the wonderful walks among the mudflats of the creek. But don’t miss out on the flowers – they are everywhere, even under your feet as you walk across the yard inside the main gate. I was given a guided tour by resident conservation expert Nick Bertrand – and what he doesn’t know about flora isn’t Creekside Discovery worth knowing. Centre SE8 4SA He had to stop me regularly to point out I was about to tread on some small but perfectly formed blooms, including Through lovely rarities like bee orchids and ruesummer leaved saxifrages whose delicate flowers seem to float in a pink haze. Other rare plants include the soaring marsh sow-thistle, which will tower above even the tallest person. And the stem of the great mullein isn’t much shorter. It’s the colours, though, that stand out most of all – the gorgeous purple of irises, the gold of common and Oxford ragworts, the lapis blue of the amazing viper’s bugloss, the mauve of a rosemary shrub, the ruby richness of red valerian, the gorgeous azure of germander speedwells, the pure white of hemlock water dropwort, the prickly green heads of teasel, the dark flowers of the fabulously named black horehound – to name only a fraction. And don’t ignore plants we take for granted. Daisies may be familiar but look closer – the ring of white around the golden heart of the bloom is heavenly. Then there’s the good old dandelion, which I thought would be the easiest plant to identify. Turns out, however, that there’s a small army of micro-species. But that’s the joy of looking at wildlife with someone like Nick – every square inch contains another natural wonder. So if you plan to visit the Creekside Discovery Centre for one of the walks which have now been running for 20 years, look around you from the moment you get through the gate. I guarantee you’ll see something you’ve never seen before. Info: www.creeksidecentre.org.uk

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THE mammoth book sale for Amnesty International is back this month for the 44th year. Tens of thousands of books are sold at low prices to raise money for the charity, which help victims of injustice worldwide. Organiser Rachel Errington said: “The quality of books is high and prices are very affordable. Books are in categories so finding a special bargain is easier.” The sale is at the Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row SE10 8BF on June 16 (9-5). It is also a chance to see get involved. Info: www.amnestybg.wordpress.com

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