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FLANKED by bodyguards but relaxed and smiling, the Dalai Lama makes an unexpected arrival – at Greenwich Yacht Club.

The spiritual leader of Tibet was due to speak at the O2 but protests there led to a late change of plan. Instead he arrived by car at the club to be whisked upriver by boat. Club member Oona Chantrell said: “He gave me – and surprised visitors to our Open House – his gracious greeting, hands clasped in prayer, and a wonderful smile. It was strangely heart-warming.” The drama happened as the club took part in London’s annual Open House season of events, which happens again this month. Oona said: “We haven’t been asked for this year, but who knows?” Yachts to see at Open House – Page 4

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t’s been mystifying us for ages... What exactly is that huge circular, 3D tiled wall projection passed daily by hundreds of 422 bus passengers heading to (the wonderful 21st Century transport hub that is) North Greenwich. We blush, but it has been dubbed “The Nipple” by at least one local art expert. Finally we have an answer – it’s called A Pinch In Time and is by FleaFolly Architects. We quote a press release: “A Pinch In Time takes inspiration from the surrounding rich and industrial context within which it sits. FleaFolly created an overlaid pattern using circular motifs from the area, such as the Blackwall gas tower, the Millenium (sic) Dome and the Great Hall of Queens House, which they then coloured, scaled and

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Enderby House – which can claim to be the home of the World Wide Web – becoming a pub. Brewers Youngs have now applied for a licence to serve alcohol at the riverside building. So a pub it will probably be, unless a hearing this month decides otherwise. Youngs also runs the popular Cutty Sark pub not far away. They can clearly see the building has a lucrative future. We can only hope they respect it’s amazing 200-year past. rossrail is coming...but manipulated to create a vibrant the Blackwall gas tower later than expected. as the PR firm wrongly form imbued with the past. Isn’t that the story calls it) that Greenwich This was digitally printed on with our public transport? 1,250 one of a kind 20cm x Council seems intent on n the meantime you may 20cm ceramic tiles.” All very replacing with more well need to carry on esoteric. Might it not be more concrete boxes – dotted using the bus...if you’re “inspired” and “imbued with with meaningful bits of art, of course. the past” while recognising Glad we got that one off our chest... lucky. TfL wants to cut the number of 53 buses, which link Woolwich, the “rich industrial context” of e reported back in January Blackheath and Charlton with the area by keeping the East 2017 that campaigners were Whitehall. Taxi for Mayor Khan! Or Greenwich Gasholder No1 (not hoping to avoid historic should that be an Uber?

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

Organ Donation Week

LAST year 712 people in London had their lives saved by a transplant. Tragically 387 people in the last five years died waiting for an organ that would have saved them too. In Greenwich last year, 11 people had a transplant – eight died waiting. The borough has 80,093 people registered – but we desperately need more. That’s why NHS Blood and Transplant is urging families here to talk during Organ Donation Week – September 3 to 9 – so that you can tell your loved ones you’d like to give life to others. Tania Mortimer-Fennell died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage on Mother’s Day 2012 aged just 17. Her family had talked openly about organ donation. Mum Caroline says: “Tania knew there would be a high chance that she may need a heart transplant after she was born with congenital heart defects meaning that her arteries were reversed, and her heart was on the opposite side of the body. “She felt that as she would be happy to receive an organ transplant, she was also happy to donate. Being an organ donor was written on her bucket list.”  Tania donated her kidneys, liver and lungs – her liver went to four-year-old Tara from Limerick, Ireland who had been ill since birth. The two families are regularly in contact and Tara has won m e d a l s i n t w o Tr a n s p l a n t Games. Caroline, explains: “To know another family doesn’t have to go through the same grief after losing a loved one waiting for a transplant, that makes donation special and has brought us great comfort.”  In London 59 per cent of families agreed to donate their loved one’s organs for lifesaving transplants last year – the UK average is 66 per cent. London has the lowest regional consent rate in England. Right now 6,000 people across the UK are waiting for a lifesaving op. Only a small percentage of people die in circumstances where they can donate, so every donor is precious. Register at www.organdonation.nhs.uk

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GREENWICH’s architectural treasures feature in millions of photographs...but it’s not just great buildings by Wren, Hawksmoor, Jones or Vanbrugh that capture the imagination.

Tristan Luker sent us this magnificent view of a slice of industrial life on Greenwich Peninsula – once a hive of manufacturing, now one of the the fastest growing residential areas of London. An old pier juts in to the Thames and seems so long it could reach Silvertown on the opposite bank. A single bird wings past while in the distance the ultra-modern Emirates AirLine cable car can be seen. The urban photographer also captured the vastness of East Greenwich power station...itself dwarfed by a huge skyscape. And this atmospheric image of a tall ship sailing through the monumental Thames Barrier. Tristan says: “I have a passion for architecture and capturing it in images to feed the viewers eyes.” Job done! You can see more of Kent-based Tristan’s wonderful images at www.tristanluker.com We love to see your fabulous images of Greenwich, Blackheath and surorunding areas. They could be photographs or paintings. Send images to Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com. History on an industrial scale – Pages 8&9

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Miles Hedley’s pick of this month’s best events. Our unique 3-month listings begin on Page 14

JAZZMAN TRIBUTE The death of local icon Jazzman John Clarke this summer leaves a gaping hole in the London poetry scene. Fellow poet Louisa Le MarcAhand and her community charity Global Fusion Music and Arts will be paying tribute to him in a spoken word night at the Earl of Chatham in Woolwich. Sept 6

ONBLACKHEATH The popular festival returns to Blackheath Common with a vintage line-up. Local legends Squeeze top a Saturday bill that includes Billy Bragg and The Divine Comedy while Sunday’s headliner is Paloma Faith rounding off a day featuring the likes of De La Soul and Lightning Seeds. Sept 8&9

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Following sell-out dates in London and Edinburgh the urbane and ultra-camp Bromley boy returns to the Cutty Sark’s intimate Michael Edwards studio theatre to try out entirely new material. Previous guests have included Suzi Ruffell and Alan Carr, so expect big-name support. Sept 17

NMM GALLERIES The National Maritime Museum unveils four new galleries housing over a thousand items which trace our 500-year journey from island traders to naval superpower. They also look at the often negative impact British explorers have had on native populations and the environment. Sept 19

SIGMA You can always rely on the Albany for something out of the ordinary. This time the Deptford venue presents a spellbinding show by Gandini Juggling which combines circus skills with geometry and classical Indian dance. Who wouldn’t want to check out a cocktail like that? Sept 21&22

A BIRD IN THE HAND This is your last chance to enjoy yet another fabulous exhibition at the incomparable Fan Museum. It’s a dazzling display of feather fans from around the world and I guarantee the beauty and delicacy of the exhibits will amaze you. The permanent collection is pretty wonderful too. Sept 23

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Greenwich Theatre hosts a 21st century take on Ibsen’s classic play which swaps the original’s vicious local dispute about public safety for a hard-hitting probe into fake news and whistleblowing and an investigation into who really wields the reins of power in contemporary Britain. Sept 27-29

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Yachts and lots to see and do! UNIQUE CLUB’S OPEN HOUSE INVITE EXPLORE unique Greenwich Yacht Club – a timber and aluminium building on stilts in the Thames – this month as Open House weekend returns.

There are free guided tours and the event has attracted an amazing mix of people. “We’re never sure who will ship up,” says organiser Oona Chantrell. “Last year’s visitors included people from Japan, China and Chile as well as hundreds from Greenwich and across the rest of London. ART AT SEA “Two years ago, members Gallery at HQ were amazed to see the Dalai Lama disembarking from Greenwich Yacht Club the club’s pontoon in the Peartree Way SE10 0BW middle of Open House!” chicken wire, suggestively The spiritual leader of swarming over a model of Tibet was to speak at a Canary Wharf Tower, that great September conference at the O2, but to totem of the bankers’ world.” 23 & 22 avoid demonstrators guards A n d t h e c l u b ’s n e w e s t brought him to the club and neighbours – residents on the fasttravelled the final mile by boat. It’s unlikely the Dalai Lama will be at the expanding Millennium Village and Yacht Club this month. But families can Greenwich Peninsula – are especially experience boating opportunities, the welcome. “The club has been an active part of the M e m b e r s B a r, t h e A r t s C a f e , local riverside scene for over a hundred panoramic views of the river and a years since it started in 1908. live music session. “In early times, members met on The “Kids will have fun – Iverna, an ancient Thames barge accompanied by adults – walking moored on the beach near Mudlarks the gangplank which leads to the Way. These days, visitors will clubhouse,” says Oona. find instead a modern timber“One of the highlights is the and-aluminium building set A r t S h o w, w h i c h r u n s on an historic wooden jetty.” throughout the weekend in VISITOR: Open House Weekend is the club’s vast Sail-Loft. Dalai Lama on September 22-23. “It features an installation Info: www.greenwich of 108 bugs and parasites yachtclub.co.uk ingeniously worked in

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Award-winning touring company OperaUpClose bring a stripped-down version of Donizetti’s masterpiece about the deadly clash between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I to the glorious chapel of the Old Royal Naval College. It promises to be an unmissable event. Sept 28

MIRANDA SYKES Her Show Of Hands bandmates Steve Knightley and Phil Beer played a blinding set at the Cutty Sark earlier this year and now fans have the chance to see their brilliant bassist in a solo spot at Mycenae House on the London leg of her acclaimed nationwide Borrowed Places tour. Sept 28

ESTHER St Alfege’s choir directed by Stephen Dagg and an orchestra led by Martin Burgess perform Handel’s great oratorio as part of the celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s parish church – built to replace a medieval gem wrecked by a storm. Sept 30

STILT LIFE: Greenwich Yacht Club on the Thames

S U P E R S TA R a r t i s t s a n d architects join to celebrate the influence of classical Greece and Rome on the modern world in a day-long festival at the Queen’s House and Old Royal Naval College next month. Metamorphoses will feature music, visual arts and the spoken word to show how ancient Mediterranean art, mythology and philosophy still plays a crucial role in our daily lives, writes MILES HEDLEY. Among highlights at the Queen’s House are talks by leading classicists Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Sue Prideaux, poet Blake Morrison, academic Edith Hall and artist Pablo Bronstein. Architects at the ORNC include Craig Hamilton and Pier Paolo Tamburelli. The festival is on October 6. Info: architecture foundation.org.uk

Marathon cash helps kids play CHILDREN in Greenwich will have more fun thanks to a huge grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust. A £346,500 injection will improve the playground in Greenwich Park and set up a Play Programme. The Trust said London Play and Greenwich Parent Voice will provide exciting and innovative play opportunities which target the most deprived local communities.” The money is part of £2million given to projects across London. The Trust has donated more than £70 million to over 1,200 organisations since launching in 1981. Info: www.lmct.org.uk

Advertisers appear onMUSEUM THE FAN T our GIAN Ps SUPERSee CentMAre Page Four new NMM galleries open FOUR new galleries open at the National Maritime Museum this month after a £12million redevelopment of the complex in the heart of Greenwich. The rooms will feature more than 1,000 objects covering 500 years of exploration from the 16th century to the present. The first gallery is Tudor and Stuart Seafarers, which examines how Britannia came to rule the waves. Pacific Encounters tells how globetrotting explorers like Captain Cook opened up the world’s biggest ocean – and the often dire consequences for local people. Polar Worlds explores our love affair with the Arctic and Antarctic and spotlights the risks facing these pristine wildernesses today. And Sea Things is “a playful, hands-on gallery dedicated to showing how our identity is shaped by the sea.” The galleries open on Sept 19. Info: rmg.co.uk/NewGalleries


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10th comedy festival coming up Greenwich Comedy Festival is back this month – and celebrates its 10th anniversary. Founders Will Briggs and Cass Randolph have a unique comedy heritage here, as Cass explains... STREET SCENE: Busses and traffic pass the fire

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WILL and I were introduced to the wonderful world of standup comedy through our late, great stepdad Malcolm Hardee.

Jokes run in our family

We lived with Malcolm for over ten years when we were growing up and a large part of that time was spent down at Up The Creek watching shows and hanging out with the acts. We saw many of the comedians who headline our festival now when they were struggling through open spots at the club’s notoriously boisterous Sunday night show. At the time, we took it for granted that some of the biggest and most avant-garde names in the business were close family friends. There was never a dull moment with Malcolm. He had an ability to turn something utterly mundane into an o p p o r t u n i t y f o r o u t r a g e o u s FOUNDERS: Brother and sister e x h i b i t i o n i s m w h i c h w a s team Will and Cass sometimes unbearable as an easily and (below) comedy icon Malcolm Hardee embarrassed teenager. A particular favourite of his was to feign a heart attack in the biscuit aisle of Sainsbury’s. Other times he’d walk past my primary school at playtime – Fossdene in Charlton – and holler “Rag A Bone And Old Lumber” much to my horror! Apart from that, his drive was most definitely to bring people together to have a good time. He was gregarious and incredibly generous Grounds of National and the influence he Maritime Museum had on London’s alternative comedy scene is colossal. His influence on September us is huge and the in carrying on 12 to 16 G r e e n w i c h ’s r i c h festival is a direct result comedy history. of that. He demonstrated a Come and celebrate a fearlessness for trying new things and that’s what Will and I did when decade of laughter this September we launched the Festival back in 12 to 16 in the grounds of the 2009. We had to learn a lot very National Maritime Museum with fast and thankfully the festival took an all-star programme featuring off, we hope we’re playing a part Russell Howard, James Acaster,

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THERE goes another piece of our industrial history...a 1950s crane standing as a gateway to Greenwich goes up in flames. The crane – opposite Waitrose at a concrete plant in Norman Road – was a landmark for people heading here. No-one was hurt but it took 21 firefighters and four engines to control the blaze earlier this summer. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said it was probably “accidental as a cutting torch flame came into contact with oil residue.” The crane was being dismantled to be replaced by a modern version. These powerful pictures were taken by Greenwich Visitor reader Martin Percy. “The crane had been standing at the main road entrance to Greenwich since the 1950s before its fiery exit,” he said.

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Nina Conti, Joe Wilkinson, Aisling Bea, Reginald D Hunter, Adam Buxton and so many more. Tickets cost from £20 for a brilliant, guaranteed night of laughter that we know our unique stepdad Malcolm would love too. Info and bookings: www. greenwichcomedyfestival.co.uk


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and we’re touched to be part of your visit. Columnist and Greenwich Park Manager Graham Dear was also in Canada recently. He told us: “I went to see the Victoria Wild Cats play baseball on Vancouver Island and their mascot was reading the GV! What’s the chances of that? It

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Cutting edge performance this autumn CUTTING edge music is at the heart of the Albany’s autumn programme with some of the biggest names in the business, from prog veteran Steve Howe to folk superstar Lisa Knapp. The season opens on September 13 with a solo gig by Noisettes’ ace of bass Shingai Shoniwa, writes MILES HEDLEY, followed by shows featuring SawaManga’s electronica on October 4 and, next day, Warsnare playing his lauded album Warchestra with a 12-piece band. On October 14 awardwinning composer Gwyneth Herbert performs Letters I Haven’t Written and soul singer Tawiah is on stage on October 19. Legendary Yes guitarist Howe is one of the musicians in four fundraising gigs for the Ed R e n s h a w Aw a r d f r o m October 31 to November 3 and genre-crossing Hejira appear on November 9. Folkie Knapp takes her show Till April Is Dead to the Albany on November 8 and the thunderous Steam Down Collective bring the season to a barnstorming close with a set that is part of the annual London Jazz Festival. Info: thealbany.org.uk

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GREENWICH Council has given itself again become a major employer providing 400 planning permission for the first phase of local jobs, opportunities and attracting investment to the area.” a new Creative District in Woolwich. The council says it will “simply and sensitively convert three of the Grade II Listed former Royal Arsenal munitions buildings” for performance and creative space. After that another building on the site will be converted for a “permanent performing arts tenant” and a new home for Greenwich Heritage Trust, which recently left its home at the Arsenal at short notice. The council promises the 15,000 square metre area will have “a 450-seat theatre, 600 seat performance courtyard as well as rehearsal studios, offices, restaurants and space for community hire.” It added that: “With the opening of Crossrail, visitors will be flocking to the Royal Arsenal and it will once

Councillor Miranda Williams said: “This is a significant milestone for Woolwich and the revitalisation of a historic site.” Campaigners want the Heritage Trust’s museum and archives to be put in a new centre in the former Borough Hall at Greenwich. The iconic 1939 building until recently housed Greenwich Dance but it had to move because of funding cuts and “art squatters” moved in briefly before being evicted. In July’s Greenwich Visitor historian Allan Watkins said the plan would “benefit all, not least the Council itself which would be seen to be preserving and promoting this extraordinary heritage, explaining the history of the town, and its place in the story of the whole Borough, as well as England and the world.”

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OUR HERITAGE ISN’T JUST THE ROYALS...(BUT WE DO OWE

TODAY: Gasholder is only reminder of past on much-changed Greenwich Peninsula

WE all know something about Greenwich’s Royal history – after all that’s what so many visitors come to Greenwich to see and hear about. It’s about Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the Navy and all that.

But some of us have been saying to the Council and our tourism body Visit Greenwich: Hang on! Greenwich and Woolwich were important industrial centres full of innovation and interest. Let’s talk about that too. Not sure anybody is taking any notice though,writes historian and campaigner MARY MILLS. In fact Greenwich’s industrial history is long and proud and full of amazing discoveries. To discover more we need to go back to Henry VIII. But his story isn’t just about his six wives, jousting and feasting. He was responsible for developing the Royal Dockyards at Deptford and Woolwich – both became great national institutions. He also founded a Royal Armoury. From these beginnings a vast network of military and naval manufacture began in this country. This includes the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich – the biggest, the most influential, the most important factory that ever was. There are superlatives all round when we are talking about the Arsenal. Not just the big, big, big guns but also its vastly important research role throughout the centuries. It had five railways, its own canal and the totally separate 17th century rope works. Added to the great warships and research carried on the Royal dockyards was a thriving shipbuilding industry from the 17th century. Originally it was mainly in Deptford but shipbuilding persisted in Greenwich and Woolwich until surprisingly late. Who can identify at least one substantial vessel now on the Thames built on the Greenwich Peninsula in the 1970s? To this was added the development of sailing barges to win races as well as providing heavy haulage on the river. There were also river trades – lighterage, dredging, tugs. In fact we still have a base for tugs in Charlton. Surprisingly perhaps, the earliest riverside industry here was fishing – and Greenwich’s deep sea fleet was eventually to initiate the great fishing industry at Grimsby Added to this was a world famous marine engine factory, along with many other engineering works of all sorts. Huge propellers

‘There were breweries, distilleries, paint works, furniture works, flour mills, explosives, gunpowder and fireworks, subsea cables, marine engineers, the biggest bottle plant in Europe, the largest gas holder in the world, and the finest fire engine maker around and instrumentation were made for famous ocean-going liners. When you next visit a local town museum somewhere – and not just in Britain – they will probably showcase their old Merryweather fire engine, made in Greenwich. See what you can spot! Another industry from the 17th century was the chemical Copperas, made in Deptford and just one of many Chemical Works around the area. Close by was the works where super phosphate manure was developed. The gas industry was established in Greenwich in the 1820s and waste materials provided raw materials for numerous works – for instance beneath our streets there are often tared paving blocks made here. On the Peninsula our great remaining gas holder – once largest in the world – was built for a gasworks with aspirations for not much less than perfection in manufacturing fuels. It wasn’t just gas they made but British motor spirit – petrol – too. There was the first power station as we would understand it in Deptford, as well as one of the earliest local authority facilities to generate electricity from rubbish in Plumstead. Electrical equipment was made in local factories like Johnson and Phillips. And I mustn’t forget the subsea cables made on the Greenwich Peninsula and in Woolwich

which provided the first network of communication around the world – which has developed into the World Wide Web which we all take for granted today. The communications revolution started here. Factories in Woolwich led the world in telephone manufacture and there were also important scientific instrument factories and New Eltham and in Charlton. Also in Charlton was the biggest bottle factory in Europe – the United Glass Bottle Manufacturers Ltd in Anchor and Hope Lane. Transport-wised Greenwich had the first suburban railway in 1836, which was also the first railway in London. It ran from London Bridge to Greenwich on arches said to be the biggest brick structure in the world. How many passengers today are aware of the history their daily journey covers? There was once a huge network of industrial rail lines too – we still have what is now the only railhead on the Thames in the Angerstein Line which crosses Bugsbys Way. There were successful attempts at building steam road vehicles here in the 1840s and again in the 1900s. There was the tram repair depot in Felltram Way and, later, the Tramatorium in Penhall Road, Charlton, where the outdated vehicles were torched in 1953. We should also be proud of the old Blackwall

Tunnel which was revolutionary when it opened in 1892 and still carries a traffic load unthinkable back then. It was built as a free crossing for the people of East London as were the two Foot Tunnels at Greenwich and Woolwich. And of course don’t forget the Thames Barrier. Some of the earliest industries identified here were potteries in Woolwich and Deptford and, slightly later, glassworks. But there was so much more: Breweries and distilleries, sugar factories, paint works, furniture works, flour mills, patterned linoleum produced automatically, tennis rackets, cement artificial stone, asbestos, seed-crushing, steel for the construction industry, fractionating towers, rope and of course private ammunition works, explosives, gunpowder and fireworks. The Matchless Motor Cycle Works in Plumstead was world famous. Some famous names are more associated with industries in the north – but Newcastle’s Armstrong built huge guns at the Royal Arsenal and steelmaker Bessemer had a works at Victoria Deep Water Wharf on the Greenwich Peninsula The social infrastructure of all this industry is fascinating too – and equally important. Dockyards in Woolwich and Deptford provided early instances of what we would describe as trade unions. And in Woolwich the earliest co-operative societies were developed and the earliest recognisable Labour Party. In Greenwich, by the way, the first Jewish MP David Salomons was elected in 1851. It is also important to recognise that along with all this industry went a huge amount of research – from the 18th century academics at the Royal Military Academy to the foundation of Woolwich Polytechnic – and later bodies like the Fuel Research Institute in Greenwich. I could go on and on. Very little has been written on our amazing industrial heritage. But Greenwich Industrial History Society has had monthly meetings for the last 20 years. See our blog at greenwich industrialhistory.blogspot.com. We also have spin-offs like the Enderby Group which looks at the heritage of the local cable-making industry and other activities around the Arsenal, Plumstead and Deptford. Our unique industrial history should be better known. We’re on a mission to do that. marymillsmmmmm@aol.com


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A HUGE DEBT TO HENRY VIII) TURN OF THE SCREW: A ship’s giant propeller built in Greenwich

BIG BANG: 35tonne “Woolwich Infant” gun is weighed at the Royal Arsenal in the 1870s

1920s: Chimneys and factories on bustling Peninsula nearly a century ago

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t’s the done thing for restaurants of all types to trumpet the”authentic” message recently. But we usually know there will be a Chicken Tikka Masala tucked away on the menu somewhere. No so Pathiri in Trafalgar Road, which sticks vehemently to its South Indian – specifically Keralan – promise. You will find a Vindaloo on the menu (but then this is a staple of Goa, the neighbouring state of Kerala) but otherwise it’s generally a step into the unknown for most people when it comes to the Pathiri menu. And hurray for that I say. Thoran is a classic Keralan coconut-based vegetable dish, and delicious too. You can choose from beetroot, cheera (spinach), beans, cabbage or avial (mixed veg) but my favourite has to be cabbage. My gran would be so proud. For fiery fire try the Kappa (tapioca) Fish Curry. The restaurant uses kingfish and our resident Vindaloo expert rated this hotter than his Goan favourite. For a notch down (just) try Pepper Chicken – a nice creamy type of heat. Elsewhere, dosas, South India’s popular crepe-like dish feature prominently. Choose from plain, ghee-covered or stuffed (potato, mutton or fish). he anticipation of a curry takeaway really is something. Once you’ve placed your order it’s hard to think of anything else, even if football is on. Then it arrives, smelling delicious, although sometimes leaking out of the cartons. But worry not, you still have that fun game where you have to decipher the writing on the top of each carton to work out which dish is which. No so with Mogul Home Dining. Each carton of food comes with the top heat sealed (a fancy machine we suspect) and a sticker with a printed description of what’s inside. All this is packed in a rather nifty box, so sturdy that the seven-year-old me would have made a castle out of it and stationed my plastic soldiers in it. Needless to say the food is as good as the style of delivery. May I suggest a Chicken Chettinad and Daal Makhani? f you haven’t heard (where have you been!?) the Greenwich Curry Club recently launched the Spice Card – a discount card for local curry lovers, which was set up after discussions with local restaurants. The plan is to support local business and reward regular customers who love curry. Spice Card holders can enjoy a full year of discounts at a host of Indian restaurants and takeaways in Greenwich, Blackheath, Westcombe Park, Lewisham, Charlton, New Cross and the Isle of Dogs. pice Card holders get discounts at favourites such as the Mogul, Coriander, Gurkha’s Inn, Panas Gurkha, Chutney Tandoori and Royal Nepalese, Punjabi specialists Kesar and King of Punjab, Blackheath’s Chinipan, Karri Twist in New Cross, the Keralan Pathiri, Charlton’s excellent Kasturi, and takeaways Curry Royal, Indelicious and Mogul Home Dining. his is how it works: 1 Buy your card online at: thespicecard.co.uk. The card costs just £15 and is valid for a year. 2 Visit the website and choose where you want to eat. 3 Book your table or order your takeaway. 4 Show your Spice Card and enjoy a 20 per cent discount on your food order. The discount applies to dine-in and takeaways (including deliveries) at most venues. 5 Repeat as many times as your like for 12 months. our discounts can be enjoyed from Sunday to Thursday (some venues accept the card on Friday and Saturday too) and cover at least two diners per Spice Card. It is run locally by the Greenwich Curry Card to help local people support local business – and offer curry lovers savings at the same time. As well as the restaurants and takeaways mentioned, Spice Card holders can also enjoy discounts with Baj’s Blazin’ Sauces in Greenwich Market, Cathy’s Hot Lips Chilli Sauce in Plumstead – even on blooms at the Flower Hut by Greenwich Station and cocktails at the Meet District in Peckham. ew partners are signing up all the time so check out the website. Spice Card holders can also enjoy special offers and exclusive curry dinners arranged at partner restaurants. Regular curry diners could save hundreds of pounds every year with the Spice Card as well as supporting local business. inally, after a short break for the blazing heat, we will be returning with our pop-up curry nights at the Pelton Arms every first and third Monday of the month from September 3 (6pm). The menu varies and will include favourites like Butter Chicken and Madras as well as new dishes such as Poleko Masu and Kukhara ko Trakali. Good food and a good pint, what more could you ask for?

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EIGHTEEN song writers gave Eltham a day of unforgettable entertainment this summer when they performed Songs Across A Wall.

Community group Eltham Arts challenged performers to create music about walls – physical, mental, political, social, writes GAYNOR WINGHAM. And the performers excelled. Each had 15 minutes during the showcase at Passey Place in the town centre, where they sang songs – some funny, some serious. Performers (pictured above and below) were Daniel Russell, Jim Parry, Martin Guha, Joanna Girdlestone, Caroline Knott, Elen Blaney, David Fowler, Angela McCarron, Tony Clarke, Marianne-Rose Tovey, Con Maloney, Jim Radford, Keith Ferris, Alan Cummings, Dave Kenningham and Zahira al Zahira, Liam Fitzpatrick and Ron Richardson. Dancers from Indian Classical Grooves (above) led by Archana Patel also performed. Breaking down cultural walls is one of the aims of the Wall project too. The project caught the imagination of the whole Eltham and SE9 community, with free craft for all ages to make bricks for the Eltham Arts Bricks on a Wall project. And we provided free entertainment from 10am to almost 5pm. A great community event! Info: www.elthamarts.org Read Gaynor’s Life In Eltham – Page 18

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GreenwichVisitor September 2018 Page 13 A FRIEND of mine calls afternoon tea “The most civilised way to invite your mother-in-law for a chat.”

If you want to cosy up even more I’d suggest afternoon tea at the Fan Museum in Greenwich. Served in its fabulous Orangery – with views over the Japanese garden with its formal garden shaped like a fan – the room couldn’t be quainter. There are Baroque and Rococo trompe l’oeil murals with mirror effects in a Versailles-style room that seats 30. There is no time limit, no pressure to hurry up and make SOLVED: way for the next customers, and Cream on jam... there’s a walk-in service, except jam on cream for gift voucher-owning visitors who can book ahead. This is a friendly place with attentive staff. Cakes and scones are from East London’s Galeta and legendary Lewisham bakery Hirst. My chocolate brownie was so gooey that it almost tasted like liquorice. BIG FANS: Fellow diners The carrot cake could have fed two…though it was nice not to share. And the scone provided the eternal dinky cucumber sarnies and minicream and jam dilemma. cupcakes shaped like handbags. (Before I left I had to They’re just not my cup of tea. look at the intriguing slices That’s what I was so impressed of flower pots display on the about at the Fan Museum. It’s noright-hand wall – it is the only 3D nonsense at an affordable price – and no decoration in the room.) sandwiches. This is a sweet Afternoon Tea, Regular readers will know my fascination just the job! with awareness days…according to figures Pricewise, a full Afternoon tea is £9per released to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week person. A scone, cream and jam with tea or last month, 165million coups of tea are coffee is £4.50. Both options are available drunk each day in the UK and Brits love a with admission to the Museum. combination of savoury and sweet treats. Tea is served on Tuesday, Friday, I’m glad the Fan Museum doesn’t go in for Saturday & Sunday 12.30-4.30 (last sitting

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Orangery Fan Museum’s afternoon tea solves a dilemma at 4pm). The added bonus, of course, is the Fan Museum itself. It’s the only one in the UK entirely dedicated to the subject. Located in two adjoining Georgian townhouses on Crooms Hill, the collection holds more than 5,000 fans from around the world dating from the 11th century. Until September 23 there is a temporary exhibition A Bird in the Hand, dedicated to feather fans throughout history and from across the world. A place to remember next time you have visitors. Even the in-laws! Info: www.thefanmuseum.org.uk

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miles hedley REVIEWS

Allure of the Jungle Book THE JUNGLE BOOK

My granddaughters Maisie, 12, and sevenyear-old Isobel particularly loved Joseph THERE weren’t any of those swinging Black in his main role of Baloo the bear Disney songs in Greenwich Theatre’s and Kandaka Moore as snivelling jackal production of The Jungle Book but that Tabaqui. But they also adored Antonia Eldidn’t stop it being tremendous fun which more than deserved the ovation it son as Mowgli, David Hubball as Bagheera the panther and the evil tiger Shere Khan was given by a sell-out audience. Using Tracey Power’s faithful adapta- and Serin Ibrahim as chief wolf Akela and tion of the Rudyard Kipling classic, direc- Kaa the snake. So did I. tor James Haddrell and his super-talented I also loved the clever quick-change cast, all playing multiple roles, gave us a collar-and-cuffs costumes of Cleo Pettitt, show of energy, exuberance, entertain- who designed the excellent tropical set ment and emotion that enchanted the as well. Her contribution was the cherry watching families. on the cake for what was the perfect There were only five actors on the way to spend an afternoon in the long stage yet they made it feel like a dozen. school holidays.

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CIRCULATE FESTIVAL

SOME of the most innovative public performance art I’ve ever seen graced Giffin Square, Deptford, over thee weekends in August. The four pieces, presented by the Albany as part of the London-wide Circulate festival, were moulded in the white heat of the creative crucible in which dance meets circus – and transmutes into gold. The Deptford leg of the festival began with Belly Of The Whale – one of the hits of Greenwich Fair in June. Amanda Homa, Nathan Johnson and Stefano di Renzo tumbled, soared and tightrope-walked on a huge rocking wood-and-steel seesaw to a live soundtrack composed and played by Gabriele Pierro on keyboards and mandolin. It was brilliant. The following weekend, Catalan company Cia Moveo gave us Consequències – dance and acrobatics with lots of audience participation about cause and effect and about being out of step with the rest of the world. Dancers Marta Hervás, Xavier Palomino, Núria Planes, Adrià Viñas and Pino Steiner made this a life-affirming as well as a beautiful experience through the sheer joy of their performances. They were followed by some fabulous bodypopping by kids on a summer street-dance course at the Albany. And the show was closed by Cie Dyptik, who gave us D-Construction, a hiphop piece with amazing ensemble dancing and acrobatic fence-climbing set to thunderous score melding ghetto beats and Indian voices and horns. The work, which contrasted unity and uniqueness, social obligations and freedom, was both immersive and intimate thanks to the consummate skill of the cast - Elias Ardoin, Evan Greenaway,

SCOOP: Dancing in a digger

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Twilight fun is immeasurable I love the way drama company Changeling make theatre. Everything I’ve ever seen them do is heartfelt, real, immersive, leftfield - and terrific fun. Their production of Shakespeare’s dark comedy Measure For Measure, staged at twilight in the woods surrounding magical Severndroog Castle, was as good as anything I have reviewed all year. Directed by Robert Forknall and designed by Robin Soutar, the multitalented performers acted, sang and played instruments with such skill and joie de vivre it was impossible not to be entranced by this tale of love, loss and redemption. It would be invidious to single out any one member of the cast because they were all marvellous - Cameron Butterwick, Jennifer Clement, Hannah Etheridge, Marc Mackinnon, Toby Manley, Jess Nesling, Charlotte Palmer, Jake Setters and Robin Willingham were pitch-perfect in multiple roles. And, of course, the play boasts one of the finest of all Shakespearean character names – Pompey Bum the pimp – and the funniest ever euphemism for sex: Groping for trouts in a peculiar river. The labyrinthine plot may be dodgy but killer lines delivered by a brilliant cast made this a night to remember.

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Samir El Fatoumi, Yohann Daher, Katia Lharaig and Emilie Tarpin-Lyonnet. My, how fortunate we are! Circulate’s Deptford dates ended a Just ten days after a fabulous week later on a wet Saturday afternoon outdoor Measure For Measure at with Motionhouse’s stunning work EXO Severndroog an equally wonwhich featured two humans, Martina derful alfresco Much Ado About Knight and Alasdair Stewart, and a giant Nothing In St Alfege Park. JCB digger driven by Bill Power. This time it was touring After a long delay while the surfaces company Merely Theatre who were dried with paper towels following captured every nuance of torrential rain, the dancers climbed all Shakespeare’s most perfect over the JCB and swayed in its comedy with its double-dealing buckets as it sped plot, double-meaning jokes and balletically round an area double-quick repartee. no bigger than a tenMostly this was because nis court, raising the of the players, who threw pair high in the air in themselves into their dougravity-defying arcs. bled-up roles with skill, feelley’s Hed s Mile At one point d Rea ing and unbridled energy. on blog Stewart lost his grip arts Emmy Rose was terrific . uds on the damp metal hedintheclo as bride-to-be Hero and also and fell 10ft on to the wordpress.com as her foul nemesis Don John, paving below. The crowd Simon Grujich made a fine Claugasped in horror - but dio and an even better Verges, mercifully he was only bruised Jennifer Shakesby shone as joband gamely climbed back up. sworth Dogberry and patrician The programme described this as a Don Pedro and Andrew Hislop thrilling exploration of the relationship was stately as Leonato and the between man and machine. I agree – Sexton. this was about as thrilling as it gets. But the play really belongs to And who would have thought a JCB can Benedick and Beatrice, brought dance like a real trouper? brilliantly to life by Scott Ellis – doubling up hilariously as Hero’s maid – and by Alice Osmanski, who handled the wild swings between slapstick and joy with total credibility, even while they mingled with the audience (and ing cliché ciphers at that. But despite eigengrau dipped into their picnics) during their verbal jousting and jesting. IT’S self-evident that a great play can be the problems, the cast – directed by Director Abigail Anderson also Aoife Smyth - was absolutely tremenruined by a below-par cast – no doubt added an extra dimension of dous, with Joseph Holdroyd as grannywe all have any number of examples in fun by underlining the action fixated saddo Tim, Katharine Hardman as our memories. But the reverse is also with terrific interventions of pop ultra-feminist Cassie, Joseph McCarthy true, as New Light Production’s stagmusic ranging from Cliff Richas misogynist Mark and Robyn Wilson as ing of Penelope Skinner’s Eigengrau at ard’s 1962 No1 The Young Ones fantasist Rose giving it their all and enGreenwich Theatre proved. to Walk The Moon’s 2014 smash suring the audience had plenty to enjoy. The play calls itself an urban fairytale Shut Up And Dance by way of And I must pay tribute to Katharine and follows the romantic adventures of Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping. Davies-Herbst’s set. four people living in London. It’s full of I don’t recall a more breathIn an era when sets tend to be truly terrific comic one-liners – so full, in lessly entertaining – or easier fact, that there’s almost no time left for minimalist in the extreme, hers made a to understand - version of this play. I look forward to the next the narrative. As for the characters, they significant contribution to creating an time Merely Theatre are in town. were little more than ciphers – and walk- authentic atmosphere for the drama.

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KIDS The Tall Ships Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 COMEDY Kevin Hart O2 MUSIC Shane Hampsheir: Stages Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY Up The Creek

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FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 KIDS The Tall Ships Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Siobahn Parr Pelton 6 MUSIC Guru Randhawa Indig02 MUSIC GFMA Blues Night Earl of Chatham SE18

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LECTURE Working With Feathers Greenwich Fan Museum 7 COMEDY Kevin Hart O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

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PERFORMANCE Sirens Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Jonny Liebeck Sessions Oliver’s

Wednesday 5

TALK Sophie Richards: Painting The Pacific Queen’s House 1 PERFORMANCE Sirens Greenwich Theatre 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 6

MUSIC Duo Suela Clarinet and piano recital. St Alfege 1.05 FILM/PLAY Julie From National Theatre Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Barry Manilow O2 CHAT An Evening With Lennox Lewis Indig02 POETRY Tribute to Jazzman John Clarke GFMA event, Earl of Chatham SE18 PERFORMANCE Sirens Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ David Vaughan Oliver’s JAZZ NITE Eltham Warren Golf Club 8

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CELEBRATION The Old House Show ORNC 10-5 MUSIC Barry Manilow O2 PERFORMANCE Sirens Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Alistair Williams, Mo Gilligan Up The Creek MUSIC Deptford Rivieras Pelton 9 JAZZ Ellie Bignell Quartet Oliver’s

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ONBLACKHEATH Paloma Faith, De La Soul, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lightning Seeds, London Afrobeat Orch Blackheath Common MUSIC Ruta Di & Paul Baker Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 6 GONGS International Pakistan Prestige Awards Indig02 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Arctic Monkeys O2

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TALK Anthea Streeter: Dame Zaha Hadid Arts Society Greenwich, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 MUSIC Arctic Monkeys O2 MUSIC Folk & Blues Bob Hope Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 11

KIDS Guess How Much I Love You Greenwich Theatre 10am, 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Jonny Liebeck Sessions Oliver’s

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TALK Simon Stephens: Cobles, Scaffies, Wherries & Drifters Queen’s House 1


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FILM/PLAY The Merry Wives Of Windsor From the RSC. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Arctic Monkeys O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

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MUSIC Hugo Lau Clarinet recital. St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Arctic Monkeys O2 MUSIC Shingai Shoniwa Albany 7.30

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FILM Black History Month screening GFMA event, Charlton House 7.30 MUSIC Jazz Nights Mycenae House 8 COMEDY Michael Legge, Dylan Gott, George Egg Up The Creek MUSIC Vinyl Revival Pelton 9 JAZZ Pixie & The Gypsies Oliver’s

Saturday 15

COURSE From Newton to Einstein Royal Observatory 10.30 MUSIC Wakana Gong, Riku Matsubara, Sayaka Aoki Soprano, tenor and piano. St Alfege 1.05 FILM The Theory Of Everything (2014) Royal Observatory 6.45 COMEDY Michael Legge, Simon Brodkin, Marlon Davis, Phil Nichol Up The Creek MUSIC Frank The Cat Pelton 9 JAZZ Basil Hodge Quartet Oliver’s

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FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 MUSIC Sonny & The Harp Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 6 FUNDRAISER MyCool Singers Greenwich Theatre 6 MUSIC Oakland Brothers Pelton 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 17

COMEDY Tom Allen & Friends Cutty Sark 7

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 18

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Jonny Liebeck Sessions Oliver’s

Wednesday 19

OPENING Four New Galleries NMM 10 TALK Pieter van der Merwe: Pictorial Puzzles in Dutch & Flanders Seascapes Queen’s Ho 1 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 20

TALK Kaori O’Connor: Sailing To An Island Feast NMM 11 MUSIC Roxanna Shini, Mikaela Livadiotis Piano recital. St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC The Drifters Clubhouse Indig02 DANCE Skin Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC 50 Cent O2 JAZZ Jo Honey Oliver’s JAZZ NITE Eltham Warren Golf Club 8

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MUSIC Julie Felix GFMA International Day of Peace event. Mycenae House 7.30 PERFORMANCE Sigma Albany 7.30 MUSIC St Paul’s Sinfonia St Alfege 7.30 TALK Dr Adam Masters: The Ice Giants Blackheath Scientific Soc, Mycenae House 7.45 COMEDY Johnny Candon, Elliot Steel, Barry Castagnola Up The Creek JAZZ Viviana Zarbo Quartet Oliver’s

Saturday 22

TOUR Open House Weekend ORNC 10-5. TOUR Open House Weekend Greenwich Yacht Club + Art show. Guided tours 1-5 RUGBY Blackheath v DMP Well Hall 3 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle. The Valley 3 PERFORMANCE Sigma Albany 7.30

DANCE Skin Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Club Class London Theatre 8 COMEDY Johnny Candon, Jimmy McGhie, Joe Bor, Barry Castagnola Up The Creek

Sunday 23

TOUR Open House Weekend ORNC 10-5 TOUR Open House Weekend Greenwich Yacht Club + Art show. Guided tours 1-5 CELEBRATION St Alfege 300th anniversary of new church’s consecration. KIDS Hey Diddle Diddle Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Mason Dixon Brothers Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 5 PLAY Club Class London Theatre 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 COMEDY The League Of Gentlemen O2

Monday 24

PERFORMANCE The Garden For learning disabled adults & their carers. Albany 11, 1 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 25

MUSIC English folk Star & Garter MUSIC Cabaret Playroom Albany 8 JAZZ Jonny Liebeck Sessions Oliver’s

Wednesday 26

ANTIQUES Catherine Southon Valuations Bob Hope Theatre 10am-1 TALK Aaron Jaffer: Hunting For Pirates In The Queen’s House Queen’s House 1 MUSIC Kylie Minogue O2 PLAY The Beauty Queen Of Leenane Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 27

TALK Maritime Lecture NMM 11 MUSIC Megan Storer, Noelia Cotuna Flute and harp recital. St Alfege 1.05 TALK Malcolm Jones: The Honourable and Dishonourable Art of Acting The Arts Society Blackheath, St Mary’s Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 FILM/PLAY King Lear From National Theatre Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Kylie Minogue O2 PLAY An Enemy Of The People Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY The Beauty Queen Of Leenane Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Charlotte Storer Oliver’s

Friday 28

MUSIC Trinity Recital Age Exchange, noon OPERA Maria Stuarda ORNC chapel 7.30 MUSIC Kylie Minogue O2 PLAY An Enemy Of The People Greenwich Theatre 7.30 DANCE Tara D’Arquian: Bad Faith Laban 7.30 MUSIC Miranda Sykes Mycenae House 7.30 PLAY The Beauty Queen Of Leenane Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY Kevin McCarthy, Kate Lucas, Keith Farnan Up The Creek JAZZ Celeste Quartet Oliver’s

Saturday 29

FAMILY Craft Exhibition & Church Tours 10-1.30 at St Luke’s, Westmount Rd SE9 1XQ FAMILY Harvest Festival The Woodlands Farm Trust, noon-5 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 MUSIC Thomas Shelley Cello recital. St Alfege 1 PLAY An Enemy Of The People Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Michael Bublé O2 PLAY The Beauty Queen Of Leenane Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 COMEDY Ash Frith, Kate Lucas, Henry Paker, Keith Farnan Up The Creek JAZZ Gordon Webber Oliver’s CLUBBING Kisstory Indig02

Sunday 30

PHOTOGRAPHY The Great British Seaside Exhibition closes at National Maritime Museum SALE Do You Vintage? Shrewsbury House Shooters Hill. doyouvintage.co.uk MUSIC Harvey Montague Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 6 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Soft Cell O2 COMEDY Kenny Blaq Indig02 MUSIC Handel’s Esther St Alfege 7.30 PERFORMANCE Ventoux Greenwich Theatre 8

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

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MARKETS Greenwich Market: 10-5.30. Sat and Sun: Arts & crafts, food, fresh produce. Tues, Wed: Food, fresh produce, homewares. Thurs: food, antiques & collectables, crafts. Fri: Food, arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles Greenwich Vintage Market: 8am-6pm Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Moonlight market 8am-10pm last Friday of the month Clocktower Market: 166 Greenwich High Rd. Sat, Sun 10-4. 50 quirky stalls specialising in vintage, retro and antiques. 07940 914204 Blackheath Farmers’ Market: Blackheath Station, 10-2 every Sun. lfm.org EXHIBITIONS/CRAFTS/COMMUNITY Fan Museum: Feathered Fans From Around The World, till Sept 23. Closed Mondays. 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich. 020 8305 1441 fan-museum.org.uk Old Royal Naval College: 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. National Maritime Museum: Photography: The Great British Seaside From The 1960s To The Present, till Sept 30, daily 10am-5pm. rmg.co.uk Royal Observatory: Hubble Vision, till 12 May 2019. 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 Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square SE18 4DX. 020 8854 2452 Greenwich Gallery: Linear House, Peyton Place SE10 8RS Civil Service Retirement Fellowship: St Alfege Hall 3rd Tues each month 11am GWest Gallery: Greenwich West Centre 141 Greenwich High Rd SE10 9JA WALKS Greenwich Guided Walks: Local experts. Walks daily at 12.15 and 2.15 from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre. £8, £7 cons. Greenwich Tour Guides Association 07575772298 guides@greenwichtours.co.uk Rich Sylvester: Guide, historian, storyteller. 07833 538143. richs@onetel.com Dotmaker: Alternative guided walks. dotmakertours.co.uk FAMILY ACTIVITIES National Maritime Museum: Explore Saturdays. Free. Performance and storytelling for over-5s from noon. Discover Sundays. Free. Activities for families from 11.30am. Play Tuesdays. Free. For under-5s from 10.30

October

Monday October 1

COMEDY Adam Kay Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 2

ART Mat Collishaw Exhibition opens Queen’s House 10 MUSIC Anja Jamsek, Minyoung Bae Violin and piano recital. Old Royal Naval Coll chapel 1.05 MUSIC Shania Twain O2 PLAY Measure For Measure Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Egg Albany 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 3

TALK Lucy Dale: Arctic Convoys In WW2 Queen’s House 1 MUSIC Shania Twain O2 PLAY Measure For Measure Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PERFORMANCE Egg Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

PLAY Measure For Measure Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 MUSIC Giants Of Lovers Rock Indig02 PLAY Othello London Theatre 8

Sunday 7

KIDS Carry Your Cargo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 TALK Undressing The Tudors & Stuarts Queen’s House 3 MUSIC The Peas Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 5 PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC GFMA Blues Night Earl of Chatham

Monday 8

TALK Dr Paul Roberts: Hadrian, Man Of Mystery Arts Society Greenwich event, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 MUSIC Folk & Blues Bob Hope Theatre PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 9

MUSIC Valentina Ciardelli Double bass recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 FILM/PLAY The Importance Of Being Earnest From the Vaudeville Theatre Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 Thursday 4 TALK Graham Dolan: The Royal Observatory TALK Maritime Lecture NMM 11 MUSIC Jinah Shim Piano recital. St Alfege 1.05 & Greenwich Generating Station FILM/PLAY The Winter’s Tale From the Globe. Greenwich Industrial History Society event, Old Bakehouse 7.30 Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 MUSIC Sawa-Manga Albany 7.30 DANCE Gracefool Collective Laban 7.30 PLAY Measure For Measure PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC A Country Night In Nashville Indig02 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 Wednesday 10 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s TALK Emily Akkermans: Clocks Fit For A JAZZ NITE Eltham Warren Golf Club 8 Queen Queen’s House 1 Friday 5 PLAY And Then There Were None MUSIC Trinity Laban Wind Ensemble Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Musiq Soulchild, Tweet & Glenn Lewis PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton Indig02 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s MUSIC Tim Edey Mycenae House 7.30 Thursday 11 PLAY Measure For Measure TALK Maritime Lecture NMM 11 Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Percussion Ensemble MUSIC Warchestra Albany 7.30 St Alfege 1.05 PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 PLAY And Then There Were None Saturday 6 Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 FAMILY Fun Palaces NMM 11-4.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 KIDS Carry Your Cargo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 v Coventry City, The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Rosslyn Park Well Hall 3 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s FILM/OPERA Aida From NY Met Friday 12 Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 PLAY And Then There Were None

Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 MUSIC Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick Cutty Sark 7.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 MUSIC Magic Of Motown Indig02 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Jazz Nights Mycenae House 8

Saturday 13

SALE Books/Arts&Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 PLAY And Then There Were None Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 3, 7.30 FILM Tron (1982) Royal Observatory 6.30 COMBAT MTK MIxed Martial Arts Indig02 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2

Sunday 14

FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 FAMILY Horn Fair Charlton House FILM/MUSIC Cliff Richard 60th anniversary tour. Greenwich Picturehouse 3 MUSIC Steve Leonard Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC/FILM Gwyneth Herbert: Letters I Haven’t Written Yet Albany 7 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 MUSIC Koray Avci Indig02 DANCE Dracula - Welcome To D’s Greenwich Theatre 7.30

Monday 15

FILM/BALLET Mayerling From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 16

MUSIC Katie Sazanova, Bethan Pezzarini Flute and harp recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Castaways Albany 1.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 17

TALK Sarah Hardy: Works by Evelyn & William de Morgan Queen’s House 1 KIDS Bing Live! Bing Goes To The Theatre Greenwich Theatre 1, 4 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2 PERFORMANCE Two Little Ducks Albany 8 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 18

KIDS Bing Live! Bing Goes To The Theatre Greenwich Theatre 10am, 1 TALK Maritime Lecture NMM 11 FILM/MUSIC Cliff Richard 60th anniversary tour. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon MUSIC Trinity Laban Musical Theatre Dept St Alfege 1.05 CHAT An Evening With Jean Claude Van Damme Indig02 DANCE BA3 Commissioned Works Laban 7.30 PERFORMANCE Two Little Ducks Albany 8 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s JAZZ NITE Eltham Warren Golf Club 8

Friday 19

MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 DANCE BA3 Commissioned Works Laban 7.30 TALK Dr Leon Barron: Advances In Forensic Science Blackheath Scientific Society event, Mycenae House 7.45 MUSIC Enrique Iglesias O2 PERFORMANCE Flights Of Fancy Albany 8

Saturday 20

FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Barnsley, The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Moseley Well Hall 3 FILM/OPERA Samson & Delilah From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2 COMEDY Wahala: Jamaica v Africa Indig02 PERFORMANCE Flights Of Fancy Albany 8

Sunday 21

FAMILY Sea People NMM 11, 2 POETRY/MUSIC HUH Albany 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Nancy Ajram Indig02 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2

Royal Observatory 10am-12.30 FAMILY Tudor Explorers NMM 10.30, 11.30, 2, 3 MUSIC U2 O2 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Oxford United, The Valley 7.45 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 24

FAMILY Out Of This World: Moon Royal Observatory 10am-12.30 KIDS Life At Sea NMM 11, 2 MUSIC U2 O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSICAL Side Show Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 25

FAMILY Holiday To Space Royal Observatory 10-11.30 KIDS Objects Of Endeavour NMM 11, 2 TALK Maritime Lecture NMM 11 KIDS The Selfish Giant Albany 1, 3 MUSIC Venus Blazing: Trinity Laban String Ensemble St Alfege 1.05 TALK Tobias Capwell: Reconstructing The Real Richard III Arts Society Blackheath event, St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Pk 2 BLUESFEST John Fogerty O2 PERFORMANCE Coat Albany 7.30 MUSIC Warlock & His British Contemporaries King Charles Court 7.30 MUSICAL Side Show Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 26

FAMILY Holiday To Space Royal Observatory 10-11.30 HALLOWEEN Family fun. Greenwich Mkt 10-5 FAMILY Making Maps NMM 11, 2 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Age Exchange 12 BLUESFEST Robert Plant, Van Morrison 02 BLUESFEST Raphael Saadiq Indig02 PERFORMANCE Coat Albany 7.30 ALBUM LAUNCH Mosi Conde GFMA event at Mycenae House 7 MUSICAL Side Show Bob Hope Theatre 7.45

Saturday 27

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 KIDS Black History Month Workshops Charlton House 1-3 PLAY The Isle Of Brimsker For profound & multiple learning disorders. Tramshed 1.30 MUSICAL Side Show Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.45 FILM/OPERA La Fanciulla Del West From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 BLUESFEST Zac Brown Band O2 BLUESFEST Robert Cray Band Indig02

Sunday 28

FILM/OPERA Die Walkure From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 5 BLUESFEST Counting Crows O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 COMEDY Juliette Burton Greenwich Th 7.30

Monday 29

MUSIC David Byrne O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 30

21C TEA DANCE Albany 1-3 MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Hannah & Hanna In Dreamland Tramshed 7 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 31

MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars Queen’s Ho 1 HALLOWEEN Whisky Tasting Cutty Sark 7.15 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton MUSIC Steve Howe Ed Renshaw Award fundraiser. Albany 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thurs November 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Omar Puente Ed Renshaw Award fundraiser. Albany 7.30 MUSIC Venus Blazing: Trinity Laban Symphonic Winds Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 2

FAMILY Out Of This World: Moon Royal Observatory 10am-12.30 FAMILY Making Maps NMM 11, 2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

MUSIC Emma Harding, Thibault Blanchard, Anna Asesano Flute, cello and harp recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Andrea Bocelli O2 CELEBRATION Diwali Mycenae House 7 MUSIC Riot Jazz Brass Band Ed Renshaw Award fundraiser. Albany 7.30

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November Centre, Eltham High Street 10am-4 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers. The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Sale Well Hall 3 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC Andrea Bocelli O2 MUSIC Transglobal Underground Ed Renshaw Award fundraiser. Albany 7.30

Sunday 4

KIDS Butterflies Albany 1, 3 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC Gillywood Rusty Bucket, Eltham. Free 5.30 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Farhan Indig02 MUSIC GFMA Blues Night Earl of Chatham MUSIC Childish Gambino O2

Monday 5

PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 6

MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 PLAY Not I Albany 1.30 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 7

PLAY Not I Albany 7.30 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 8

MUSIC London Int Exhibition of Early Music Blackheath Halls 10.30-5.30 MUSIC Trinity Laban Historically Informed Performance Part of Int Early Music Festival All Saints, Blackheath 1 MUSIC Venus Blazing: Rubythroat St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Da Camera Part of Int Early Music

Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 5.30 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC Lisa Knapp Albany 7.30 MUSIC Chelys Viol Consort with Dame Emma Kirkby & Jamie Akkers Part of Int Early Music Festival. St Margaret’s, Blackheath 7.45 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 9

MUSIC London Int Exhibition of Early Music Blackheath Halls 10.30-5 MUSIC Early Music Young Ensemble Finals Part of Int Early Music Festival St Margaret’s, Blackheath 1 MUSIC Helena Svigelj, Jinah Shim Cello and piano. ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Silvia Berchtold Part of Int Early Music Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 5 MUSIC 90s Fest London Vol 2 Indig02 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre DANCE Julie Cunningham & Co Laban 7.30 MUSIC Hejira Albany 7.30 PLAY The Canaries GFMA event, Charlton House 8 MUSIC Alternative History Part of Int Early Music Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 8

Saturday 10

SALE Books/Arts&Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 MUSIC London Int Exhibition of Early Music Blackheath Halls 10.30-5 MUSIC Junior Trinity Part of Int Early Music Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 1 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre PLAY The Canaries GFMA, Charlton House 2, 8 MUSIC Flanders Recorder Quartet Part of Int Early Music Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 5 COMBAT Muay Thai GP Indig02 MUSIC Thomas Tallis Society Choir & Orchestra of The Sixteen Part of Int Early Music Festival. St Alfege 7.45

London Theatre FILM/BALLET La Sylpide From the Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Wande Coal Indig02

Monday 12

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 MUSIC Folk & Blues Bob Hope Theatre TALK Tobias Capwell: The King’s New Armour Arts Society Greenwich event, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 13

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 MUSIC Jennifer Barwise, Chiara Naldi, Nedelina Zhleva Soprano, piano and guitar recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre FILM/BALLET La Bayardère From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Beats In The Bar Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Corrie & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 14

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre FILM/PLAY Troilus & Cressida From the RSC. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 SHOW Privates On Parade Bob Hope Th 7.45 DANCE Flawless Grand Finale Indig02 DANCE Marina Collard Laban 6.30, 8 MUSIC Jette Parker Young Artists Blackheath Halls 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 15

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 MUSIC Venus Blazing: Trinity Laban Sinfonia Strings St Alfege 1.05 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre SHOW Privates On Parade Bob Hope Th 7.45

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an you imagine having four another crew whose tank had sidebrothers and four sisters? Even a slipped into a large shell hole, overdecent sized house on Crooms Hill turned and caught fire. The door of the could get bit crowded so the siblings tank became jammed against the shellwere often seen playing in Greenwich hole with the crew trapped inside. Park. That was over a century ago and Under heavy enemy fire Cecil dug away the family was the Sewell family. at the door and released the crew. or many Greenwich families and eeing one of his crew lying families across the country their wounded behind his own tank, world was to change forever when Cecil again crossed open ground to war was declared in 1914. go to his assistance. He By the end of the First was hit by enemy fire. World War in 1918, three of Continuing to dress the the brothers will have lost wound of his colleague their lives. The youngest Cecil was hit a second brother, Cecil Sewell was time – this time fatally. For the last to lose his life on his bravery he was 29th August 1918. Exactly awarded the Victoria one hundred years after Cross. Having survived Cecil’s death I joined four years of conflict, Cecil members of his family, died just 10 weeks before senior military, MPs, the end of the war. He councillors, the Mayor of was 23 years old. Greenwich and many t was a sobering thought to listen to the others at a ceremony in Last Post in sight of The Greenwich Park to house where Cecil lived commemorate Cecil’s life INSPIRING: and the park gate on and the posthumous Cecil Sewell VC Gloucester Road which award of the Victoria Cross Cecil and his brothers for this brave young man. must have walked through ecil was born in 1895 and was only 19 when he joined up each time they entered the Park to play in 1914. Following service at the as children and young men. front, he was sent back to England and t reminds me too that this great Greenwich Park is the backdrop to the trained as an army officer. He joined the lives of countless families over many Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment generations. The fine commemorative and was later transferred to the stone to one of Greenwich borough’s Tank Corps. ecil took command of a section of four Victoria Cross holders can now be Whippet Light Tanks. On August 29 seen beside Cecil’s former home at the 1918, during heavy fighting, Cecil left junction of Gloucester Circus and his own tank and went to the rescue of Crooms Hill.

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MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC Jess Glynne O2 FILM/PLAY The Madness Of George III From the NT. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter

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MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps Queen’s Ho 1 FAMILY Lantern Parade & Christmas Lights Greenwich Market 4 MUSIC Florence & The Machine O2

Thursday 22

ARTS London Design Festival Greenwich Market 10-5 MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital St Alfege 1.05 TALK Giles: His Life, Times & Cartoons Arts Society Blackheath St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Pk 2.30 MUSIC Florence & The Machine O2 MUSIC Trinity Laban Jazz Orchestra Blackheath Halls 8

Friday 23

ARTS London Design Festival Greenwich Market 10-5 MUSIC Sophie Webber Cello recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 5 MUSIC Venus Blazing: Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Blackheath Halls 6 STUNTS Nitro Circus O2 MUSIC George Michael Tribute Indig02 PLAY Dangerous Daughters Bob Hope Theatre 7.30

Saturday 24

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PLAY Dangerous Daughters Bob Hope Th 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Bristol Rovers. Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Loughboro’ Students Well Hall 3 MUSIC Shalamar Indig02 STUNTS Nitro Circus O2

Sunday 25

KIDS Mischief & Mystery In Moomin Valley Albany 1, 3 CHAT Noel Fitzpatrick: Supervet O2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Acadelia Indig02

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reenwich is where I have lived and worked for most of my life. I was born in Greenwich Hospital in 1972 and I am one of seven - six brothers and one sister. My dad was a doctor and my mum was a nurse and they used to live above the chemists on Greenwich Church Street. hen I was in my late teens I used to work as a market stall builder in Greenwich, putting up the stalls for the outdoor and indoor market with my friends in return for beer money. Later I was offered a job as an assistant manager and after a stint on other markets I came back to Greenwich as Market Manager eight years ago. hat I love about working at Greenwich Market (www.greenwichmarket.london) is that it is full of such interesting creative people. We have a great mix of over 150 designer makers, antique and vintage traders and street food traders and it’s different every day. People visit here from all over the world. I reckon that if you spend long enough in Greenwich you’ll probably bump into most of the people you have ever met at some point. It’s just one of those places that is on everyone’s hit list. 970s Japanese motorbikes are my passion and you’ll often see me whizzing around on a motorbike with a sidecar. I have built up quite a collection over the years and I go to my workshop to work on them when I can. One evening at the Coach and Horses pub in Greenwich Market I got chatting to a couple of local classic car enthusiasts, including jeweller Johnny Rocket and Dave and Sunny Webster, and the idea of a classic car and bike meet up in the market was born e launched Park It In The Market in 2013 with the Mean Old Timers classic car and motorcycle club and it’s become a hugely popular night with dozens of cars and bikes, live bands and DJs and street food stalls. It takes place on the last Thursday of the month and we also have Friday night food fests with vegan events and other themed nights too. One of the perks of my job is I do get to eat very well - maybe too well! I’m not vegan but my current favourite is the burgers at Veganauti. They’re so good. live in nearby Ladywell and have three daughters, which makes a nice change after growing up with mainly brothers. It’s good being close to work. It just makes life so much easier and I love this area as there are so many green spaces. My friend runs The Bird’s Nest pub on Deptford Church Street, which has great live bands so I pop in there when I can. I also like to walk along the Thames foreshore. I’m not an experienced mud larker but it’s interesting to see what you can find.

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PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Ennio Morricone O2 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 27

MUSIC The Four Tops/The Temptations O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter

Wednesday 28

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Th 10 MUSIC Megan Storer, Noelia Cotuna Flute and harp recital. Blackheath Halls 6 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 29

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 10am MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Venus Blazing: TL Chorus/ORNC Choir Blackheath Halls 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 30

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital Age Exchange 12 MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps ORNC chapel 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 7 MUSIC Pete Tong Ibiza Classics O2 MUSIC The Stylistics Indig02 MUSIC High Masekela Tribute GFMA, Mycenae House 7 COMEDY Seann Walsh Blackheath Halls 8

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