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CLEAN air campaigners trying to make sure a new “toxic” cruise liner port in Greenwich has an on-shore electricity supply have won a major victory.

Site owner Morgan Stanley has written to them promising to “take their concerns into account” as its drafts “new proposals” for the controversial site at Enderby Wharf. Without on-shore electricity, ships mooring there would instead burn diesel for power – the equivalent of around 700 lorries idling each hour. The Canary Wharf-based bank’s Brian Niles said of its new plans: “I would like to assure you that we acknowledge the concerns you refer to in your letter and our proposal will take such concerns in to account.” Campaigner Laura Eyres, of the East Greenwich Residents Association said: “This is a major development in our campaign.” Get it write next time – Page 5

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GRA’s Ian Blore made a bold prediction earlier this year about the planned port at Enderby Wharf. “No cruise liner will happily dock in Greenwich unless shoreside power is installed. The community will see to that.” It seems he’s right. And the group should be congratulated on the tenacious yet dignified campaign it is running. Morgan Stanley’s response is sensible. But there is still work to do. Keep it up! everndroog Castle got a great national plug last month when BBC weather presenter Sarah Keith-Lucas gave her forecast from the viewing platform on top (inset). “Such a beautiful view over London this morning from Severndroog Castle.” The weather? Who cares? It’s

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here should be clean (above). When you’re mere citizens taking on powerful councils, big business and vested interests an independent press Vera Lynn. Now there’s a name! Let’s has more power than social media. always an amazing towed to France to be broken outlook from 433ft up. The ferry service will be out hope our famous ferries – a feature Communities need newspapers like us. of action until December when here since 1889 – have a fine future. To those who have advertised with us up. Go and see! since 2010: Thanks. We’ve worked hard ovember marks the eighth o it’s farewell new, low-emission £20million anniversary of The Greenwich for your investment. To commercial to John Burns, boats arrive – the piers are being adjusted in the meanwhile. ventures who just expect free plugs... Visitor. We’re proud to have Ernest Bevin That’s when we’ll greet the Ben done our best to be good for we do loads. For deserving causes. and James Newman. They’re the Woollacott – named in honour of Greenwich, those who live here and three Woolwich ferries that have reat news for river lovers. The taken lorries, cars and pedestrians the 19-year-old Woolwich Ferry visit, and, crucially, democracy. We Thames Path at Greenwich worker who drowned while have, for example, supported those across the river for 50 years. The should be fully open again soon. working in 2011 – and the Dame who believe the new liner terminal boats are being retired and, sadly, We’ll see you out there!

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here’s what YOU ask US 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 seven famous isn’t it? Yes, days a week from it’s one of the oldest 10am to-5.30pm r o it in London. There’s reenwich is including Bank been a market here Holidays. since the 1300s – WANT TO ADVERTISE? Is the Foot and in 2016 the T u n n e l HAVE A STORY? D u k e o f Yo r k working yet? Call Matt on 07802 743324 There officially unveiled was a a major renovation. badly handled Matt@TheGreenwich £11.4m refurb in Visitor.com 2 0 1 2 , b u t problems persist in the 116-year-old 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 movement management system were being trialled. But

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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 – good or bad. Please email details to 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:

PSA Orchestra

The PSA is an Eltham community orchestra which gives free concerts each month. PSA – rather quirkily – stands for Pleasant Sunday Afternoon. And that’s our aim. We have a long history – we were established in 1875 to cheer people up and give them a free event to go to. The music we play is unashamedly light, which we define as music with a recognisable tune, good harmonies, well crafted and which does not damage the hearing. This includes a fair sprinkling of Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart and Copland to throw in a few names whose music fits these criteria admirably. Equally Jerome Kern, Albert Ketelbey, Eric Coates, Arthur Sullivan and a horde of others also fit the specification. The library is extensive. Classic FM seems to have adopted some of our repertoire! Our conductor is Martin Cleave, and we give a concert of light music – including music from shows – with a guest singer each month who sings four or five songs. Concerts are held in Eltham Park Methodist church on the last Sunday of each month (except August and December) from 3 to 4.15pm – with a free cup of tea after. And we’d love to have a bigger audience to appreciate our fine playing! Entry is free, with a collection taken during the meeting. All are made welcome. Next year we will celebrate 100 years at Eltham Park. Come along and enjoy the music. Info: www.psasociety.blogspot.com

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artist of the...here CHOSEN VIEW: Competitors at work in shadow of Wolfe’s staue.

TV art show is filmed in Greenwich Park The popular Sky Arts show came to Greenwich Park last month, with competitors setting up their easels in huts close to General Wolfe’s statue so they could take in the classic view across London. Some included the classic vista – others focused on features like the crossed paths

in the Park below. But we think one artist took using their imagination perhaps a step too far... Our own Miles Hedley and regular contributor and photographer Mike Purdy were on hand to capture the scene. Look out for Greenwich in the new series, hosted by Joan Bakwell and Frank Skinner, which starts on October 16. The winner each year recieves a £10,000 commission and £500 or materials. If that makes you want to pick up your brushes and have a go, you can easely get

involved this month. The long-established Blackheath Art Society holds its free annual Autmn/Winter exhibition at the Old Royal Naval Collage from Saturday October 13 to Sunday December 2 (10-5). And work by Greenwich Open Studios’ artists is on show at the Greenwich Gallery until October 14. Send us YOUR Greenwich Park art. Email Matt@The GreenwichVisitor.com Greenwich Open Studios – Page 4

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

METAMORPHOSES A festival celebrating classical currents in contemporary culture features top architects, artists and thinkers like Marina Warner, Joseph Rykwert, Rosemary Hill, Pablo Bronstein and Craig Hamilton in a day of unmissable events at the Old Royal Naval College and The Queen’s House. Oct 6

GRACEFOOL COLLECTIVE Dance meets feminist polemic in the acclaimed company’s new genre-hopping show This Really Is Too Much which sets out through movement, humour, charm, absurdity and anger to satirise gender stereotypes that depressingly still prevail in British society. It should be a riot. Oct 9

HERE It may be a lesser-known work in the extraordinary canon of Michael Frayn, one of our greatest playwrights, but the story of a young couple at each other’s throats more than deserves its revival at Greenwich Theatre. Frayn himself will be talking about Here before the first performance. Oct 9-13

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CARTHY/KIRKPATRICK Folk giants and one-time Steeleye Span bandmates Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick reunite for what promises to be an amazing gig in the intimate theatre on Cutty Sark, the perfect setting for two men whose knowledge of shanties and traditional songs is unsurpassed. Oct 12

OTHELLO The London Theatre in New Cross has already staged terrific all-female versions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream this year and now artistic director Harry Denford is giving us one of the Bard’s greatest tragedies. I predict it will be just as good as its predecessors. Oct 16-21

GREENWICH is captured in its beach scene. Many members of the group – colourful majesty in this founded in 1977 – have gone work by artists from on to achieve national Greenwich Open Studios. recognition including Royal John Bangs’ initimate Academicians. Greenwich Park treescape GOS will be contrasts with Basia exhibiting until Burrough’s October 14 at Greenwich the Greenwich landscape Gallery on the showing the nwich Gallery, Gree corner of phenomenal e SE10 8RS Plac on Peyt Peyton Place number of new and Royal Hill tall buildings on near the town the horizon Until centre. But the artists It’s the – painters, 3D October 14 group’s 41st artists, ceramicists, annual show and jewellery makers, forms part of Greenwich photographers and printmakers – are inspired by Performs events. There will be a Meet the other places too. Artist Celebration at the A vivid seaside town Gallery on October 4 7pm. captured by Colin Boothman Info www.greenwich seems the very opposite of openstudios.co.uk Penny Matheson’s lonely

TWO LITTLE DUCKS Part of the Albany’s migration season No Place Like Home, poet Matt Abbott’s performance piece contrasts the massive support for Brexit in his Yorkshire hometown to his stint as a volunteer worker in the Jungle, the notorious – and now-demolished - refugee camp near Calais. Oct 17&18

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Brilliant jazz drummer brings her quartet – tenor sax player Duncan Eagles, pianist John Turville and bassist Kevin Glasgow – to Oliver’s to promote her debut album Khoalesce. Her CV includes gigs at the Royal Festival Hall and on hit BBC dance show Strictly, so expect the unexpected. Oct 20

VENUS BLAZING A year-long Trinity Laban season dedicated to women composers kicks off with a free lunchtime recital at St Alfege’s where the playlist features pieces by Errollyn Wallen and Grazyna Bacewicz. There’s an informal chat about the music over a cuppa in the church hall half an hour beforehand. Oct 25

MOSI CONDE I’m besotted by the sound of the harp-like kora, particularly when it’s being played by this dazzlingly talented Guinean griot. Local charity Global Fusion Music and Arts have been promoting him for years and are hosting the launch of his latest album with a live show at Mycenae House. Oct 26

HANNAH & HANNA IN DREAMLAND Tramshed youth theatre stages John Retallack’s powerful tale on prejudice and fear. It follows a British girl and a refugee from Kosovo who first meet on the beach in Margate in 1999 and whose lives are entangled again 16 years later when Hanna returns to the Kent seaside town. Oct 30

Archery club hosts capital tournament GREENWICH’S Archery Fit is to host the capital’s championships for the first time. The County of London contest wll take place next March 30-31 at the club’s HQ on Greenwich High Road. Archery Fit was founded by Roman Godkin and Kate Zalyubovskaya, a former Russian champion, in 2015. Roman said: “We were the first, proper, dedicated archery club in London and we’ve already introduced over 6,000 people to archery. “If you’ve ever wished to become an archery champion of the GB’s capital this is your chance!” Info: archeryfit.com

have we helped?

We’re a paper that cares about where we live and the people that live here. Every month we give dozens of people, groups, clubs and businesses the chance to tell their story to thousands of people – residents AND visitors. Have we helped make a difference for YOU? Have we helped you find staff or volunteers? Have we helped you fill your event? Tell us your story. Email: Matt@TheGreenwichVisitor.com

Night of music will help CF fundraisers THE Cystic Fibrosis Trust will benefit from a night of music her this month. musicspace_woolwich chose the charity for its Gala Benefit Concert on Saturday October 13 (7.30pm) at Mycenae House, Blackheath.   “The evening will be an eclectic mix of international talent from the area and beyond,” says fundraiser Sacha Bright, “featuring musicspace_woolwich Chamber Singers, Woolwich Singers, Marc Russo pianist, Dartford Orchard Theatre Singers and many more.”  Info: www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk musicspacewoolwich.com


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Port owner’s letter promises: We’ll change plans

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IT’S good news they feared they may never get...but cruise liner campaigners say their campaign goes on. GLITTERING CAREER: Frayn

Frayn’s Here for a revival

WORLD-famous playwright Michael Frayn is coming to Greenwich Theatre this month to discuss and watch a revival of his 1993 philosophical comedy Here. The 85-year-old – whose works range from the smash-hit farce Noises Off to the quantum physics drama Copenhagen – will chat to director James Haddrell before the curtain goes up on a five-day run, writes MILES HEDLEY. He will talk about an amazing career that has seen him write more than 30 stage works and a dozen novels and win dozens of literary awards. The author lived in Blackheath at the start of his career in a glass house overlooking the Heath, designed by an architect friend. Haddrell, who is also Greenwich Theatre’s artistic director, says Frayn agreed to come to the opening night because Here is a personal favourite among his plays. It runs from October 9-13 and includes a Saturday matinee. Info: www. greenwichtheatre.org.uk Miles Hedley Reviews – P14

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Enderby Wharf owner Morgan Stanley has written a letter promising to take their fears on board as it drafts new plans for the controversial port. But Laura Eyres, of the East Greenwich Residents Association, warned: “Whilst its encouraging we can’t rest until we receive a firm commitment from them that the plans for a polluting cruise port are dead in the water.” Morgan Stanley’s MD Brian Niles was replying to a letter from the goup and others – including No Toxic Cruise Port and the Greenwich Society. He told them: “I can confirm that following recent discussions with the council we are in the process of drafting new plans and proposals for the site and we look forward to engaging with the council again on this in the near future. “However, as I’m sure you can appreciate, we do not think it would be appropriate for us to discuss such plans and proposals in details until we have had a chance to engage with the council. “That being said I would like to assure you at this stage that we acknowledge the concerns you refer to in your letter and our proposal will take such concerns in to account.” Laura Eyres said: “This is a major development in our campaign as it is the first time they have engaged with us directly and they seem to be listening.” “We are pleased that they are talking to us and we look forward to presenting our petition to them, which they have agreed to.” Planning permission was first granted by Greenwich Council for the London City Cruise Port in 2011 – without onshore power. Ships would instead burn diesel

PROMISE: Owner’s letter about planned port at Enderby Wharf

for power while moored – the equivalent of around 700 lorries idling each hour. A clean electricity supply could add £6million to the bill. The project will allow ships up to 2 4 0 m l o n g t o m o o r, w i t h a passenger terminal for travellers to disembark and explore London. In May 2013, then-developer West Properties told The Greenwich Visitor the first ships would moor by 2014. But the determined campaign has caused major problems. The group went all the way to the High Court to seek a Judicial

Review and won tacit support from the European Union. The bank’s developer partner Barrett London walked away this year after building the first 616 apartments at the development and the site was said to be up for sale for around £50million – as revealed by The Greenwich Visitor. Morgan Stanley – based just across the Thames at Canary Wharf – make no mention of selling the site in their letter. Earlier this year new Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe announced his own U-turn, saying: “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.” And in July he said he was “hugely disappointed” that Morgan Stanley had failed to come up with a “sensible” solution to the toxic air pollution it will bring. Problems in the area – already affected by fumes from traffic on the A102 – are predicted to worsen because of Silvertown Tunnel, a £1billion planned second road tunnel next to the Blackwall Tunnel, and a huge Ikea being built nearby. Tell us what you think. Email Matt@ TheGreenwichVisitor.com


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4 GALLERIES ARE OPENED A WEEKEND of workshops talks and performances marked the public launch of four new permanent galleries at the National Maritime Museum. Broadcast legend Sir David Attenborough had been guest of honour at a private gala marking the £12.6million development the night before, writes MILES HEDLEY. But punters didn’t lose out – they were treated to a series of stunning musical events by artists who had travelled to Greenwich from across the TRIBUTE: Violinist globe to celebrate the opening Jennifer Wrigley of the Tudor and Stuart Seafarers, Polar Worlds, Pacific Encounters and Sea Things exhibition spaces. Performers included Beats Of Polynesia, singers and dancers from National Maritime Tonga, Hawaii, wonderful Lely Museum SE10 9NF Kiribati and portrait of Peter Ta h i t i , S a m i Pett, Charles I’s throat-singing s hipbuilder at 10am y dail Open sensation Torgeir Woolwich, and a 5pm to Va s s v i k a n d set of 16th century brilliant Orkney maps and atlases. violinist Jennifer Wrigley. There is also a selection of She played the 200-year- beautiful basalt and ironstone old fiddle explorer John Rae took on his Arctic journeys in adzes from the Cook Islands. Curators even know who the 19th century. The new galleries – packed made one of them after it was with interactive attractions for spotted by a descendant – the 2.5million people who Robbie Teremoana Atatoa. Robbie, who is in the All visit the museum each year – Blacks’ squad for next year’s contain a fascinating array of treasures collected by British touch-rugby world cup, flew e x p l o r e r s , t r a d e r s a n d 10,000 miles to Britain to missionaries in the four help show visitors round the centuries from Henry VIII’s Pacific gallery and give them a first-hand account of life in reign to the First World War. And the emphasis is on the the South Seas today. Other South Sea islanders often dire effects of colonialism on indigenous helped man two Polynesian peoples, making the galleries S e a - g o i n g c a n o e s , o n e refreshingly even-handed and double-hulled the other an outrigger, which arrived at the non-chauvinistic. Nor are they drily academic Old Royal Naval College’s – Lewisham charity Action landing steps as part of a For Refugees and primary tribute to Tupaia, a Tahitian school children from Linton w h o p l a y e d a v i t a l r o l e Mead in Thamesmead, St helping Cook communicate Stephen’s in Deptford and with indigenous tribes. It must have been freezing Invicta in Blackheath all picked items and contributed on the rain-lashed Thames but they weren’t about to show it. poems and artworks. Nor were the crowds. They Gallery highlights include a full-size Polynesian raft, loved the galleries despite the artefacts from Scott’s doomed weather and despite, on the expedition to the South Pole Saturday, horrendous traffic and Cook’s epic voyages of jams that again snarled up the discovery, wreckage from a main approaches to the World Zeppelin shot down over the Heritage Site on a day the s e a , a R o m a n a n c h o r, a town centre went “car-free.”

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FAMILY PRIDE: Parents show their children’s work on Wall

WALL DONE, ELTHAM! Community project a big hit...see it while you can WALLS – political, cultural, heritage, emotional, real or imaginary – are around us every day in our lives.

eclectic exhibition. Eltham Arts worked directly with Haimo and Wyborne Primary Schools on art projects exploring diversity, heritage, artforms and artists with Haimo Pupils The WALL project organised by obtaining national Arts Awards for community group Eltham Arts bricks made for the explored this theme with different SUPPORT: Community Wall. Gaynor with councillor media, writes GAYNOR WINGHAM. Five canvas decorated Pat Greenwell And an exhibition of the work is were sent from SE9 Gallery, St Thomas bricks running at the SE9 Container Gallery, Eltham in New Zealand 2SU SE9 ool Sch e Mor St Thomas More School, in Eltham. as they held their own Visitor comments on the WALL Brick Challenge and exhibition say it all: exhibition, inspired by till s rday Satu “Amazing community project. our theme in London. Oct 13 (10-4) “Very inclusive.” Eltham Palace gave great “Very inspirational and thought SUPPORT: support to this project. Sarah Harper provoking – This is amazing work!” Eltham Arts was set up in 2013 and with her piece Art is Forbidden It has a community wall made by the ambitious multimedia WALL over 900 bricks, decorated by project was part of a five-year individuals and groups in all styles exhibits by photographers Robert celebration. Piwko, Sandra Marques, and Elizabeth with crochet and knitting by local Run entirely by volunteers with the groups, imaginative sewing by Middle Isitor, a resin brick of mudlarking finds support of the local community, it has by D ave Ke n n i n g h a m , c e r a m i c Park School children. flourished and aims to connect the There are glass-decorated bricks planters by children from Middle Park community through the arts in Eltham Primary School, ceramic bricks with mixed with cardboard ones made by and the SE9 area. workshops in Eltham and New Eltham inspirational messages about diversity The free WALL exhibition – led and libraries, schools, Greenwich Stroke and inclusion from Wyborne Primary curated by Pragya Kumar and John School children. Club, Eltham Folkmob and others. Wingham – is open to all every A mosaic by Sarah Harper, a textile Saturday until October 13 (10-4pm). The wall is stunning and certainly hanging by El Recreo, the Spanish gives a vision and voice of the local It’s a vibrant and thought-provoking community. It is an incredible multi- School in Eltham, on Peace and exhibition not to be missed. cultural installation from people of all Freedom, and artwork by local artist Info: www.elthamarts.org Life in Eltham – Page 18 ages and backgrounds. There are Jean Bright produced a wonderful

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Celebration of women composers A year - long s e a s o n celebrating women composers is launched this month by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, writes MILES HEDLEY. Venus Blazing, which takes its name from a violin concerto by TL composition professor Deirdre Gribbin, guarantees that more than two-thirds of its programmed music – from classical to jazz – will have been written by women. Highlights include a new production of Thea Musgrave’s opera A Christmas Carol, symphonies by Louise Farrenc and Grace Williams, the work of TL alumna Avril ColeridgeTaylor and music by current students and staff including E r r o l l y n Wa l l e n , S o o s a n L o l a v a r, L a u r a J u r d a n d Gribbin herself. TL chair and MP Harriet Harman said: “This celebration will encourage and inspire students – many of whom will shape the future of performing arts – to engage with the historic issue of gender imbalance in music by women and ensure it does not continue into the next generation. “I welcome this bold initiative to raise awareness of the disparity that has long existed in music and shine a light on music that has so frequently been overlooked.” And Dr Sophie Fuller, head of TL’s masters programme and one of the architects of the season, said: “It is widely recognised that music created by women – whatever the genre – is heard much less often than music by men. “It is our duty to celebrate women’s music and to provide the structures, support and encouragement to ensure this is a lasting legacy for all future musicians and music-lovers.”

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I’M ON A SEAL-FOOD DIET WHO doesn’t love a fish supper? This flat fish got the seal of approval from a...seal in the RIver Thames at Deptford. Greenwich Visitor reader, hypnotherapist and photographer Philip Rainbird took these wonderful pictures. He told us: “The Grey Seal caught a flatfish and surfaced 20 feet from the river path at Deptford Creek.” Philip – whose pictures of cleaners on

HOOK: Seal catches his dinner...

the roof of the O2 and of magnificent Tall Ships have graced our pages in the past – says: “Apart from my hypnotherapy work I never leave the camera at home.” Lucky for us! In July we featured fantastic photos of an urban fox, captured by Kate Jaconello. Have you taken a wondeful nature shot here? Get in touch! Email Matt@ TheGreenwichVisitor.com

DINE: He prepares to swallow it...

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Terrible price paid by global migrants A six-day festival of short plays, performances and workshops about the effects of global migration comes to the Albany this month. The season, called No Place Like Home, looks at the terrible price many families and individuals pay as they try to flee to Europe to escape war zones, poverty and famine. Highlights include Castaways on October 16, Two Little Ducks on the 17th and 18th, The Incident and Aviatrix on the 18th, Flights Of Fancy on the 19th and 20th, Borders on the 20th and HUH on the 21st. Info: thealbany.org.uk

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GET fed, be entertained – and vote homeless, unemployed and mental health October 19 (7pm). Food is sponsored by generous catering companies and for the cost of your meal to support a projects. Our last two events restaurants from the area. great idea in your community.

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Mycenae Soup sees a number of local projects take two-minute turns to pitch their ideas to diners who then vote on which to support. The winner of the vote receives all the evening’s donations, writes Mycenae House Manager Mark JohnsonBrown.The fun micro-granting concept comes from a similar idea from Detroit, USA, where monthly events and support

raised over £3000 and There is a suggested donation of supported a community £10 per head for diners. If you gardening project have a great idea that we might Mycenae House, from the Mental Blackheath SE3 7SE support there is still time to Health Activity Trust apply. and Greenwich Application forms are Mencap’s innovative available at www. Fri October 19 Support for Siblings mycenaehouse.co.uk or email 7pm pilot scheme. info@mycenaehouse.co.uk Dining Mycenae House hosts its Tickets are available at Mycenae House third Mycenae Soup on Friday or online.

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nighT of intents brexit scrutiny IF you’re avoiding news bulletins for fear of being subjected to conflicting points of view about our impending departure from the European Union, you could be forgiven for thinking it was safe to risk a night of comedy under the bright lights of a Big Top in the grounds of the Maritime Museum. You’d be mistaken. But fear not. Because the deep division in our society provides rich pickings for our comedians, with both James Acaster and Nish Kumar tackling the subject head on. For Kumar, Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit but instead means driving off a cliff in the style of Thelma and Louise, whilst Acaster’s eccentric thoughts poked fun at all sides. The evening was skilfully compéred by John Robins, and, after a slow start, Suzi Ruffell grew in confidence and had the capacity crowd eating out of her hand.  Kumar’s ethnicity played an important part in his set, and he recounted his experiences of travelling through airports. His was a polished and provocative performance which was met with laughter throughout.  The man at the top of the bill stole the show. Acaster – who is unquestionably one of the most creative and thoughtful comedians on the circuit – has a rare ability to blend the mundane with his unconventional view of the world. He navigated the audience through rock band T-shirts, pen pals...and even how we all love The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The venue itself came in for some attention too – Acaster musing over the size of the bag used to pack it away. And Kumar asking why, in a city the size of London, a temporary venue needed to be erected at all.  But what’s a festival without a tent? It provided the perfect backdrop for a tremendously entertaining evening, if only to witness grown men – fearful of missing any jokes – running for the temporary toilets at the start of each interval.  Jane Hill

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HEARD about the town that read the same book for a month? Elthamread is back for a third time. Through October, residents are encouraged to read Mr Loverman by Eltham-born Bernardine Evaristo and take part in events connected to it. Organiser and author Wendy Moore said: “The novel tells the story of Barrington Jedidiah Walker, a 74-year-old West Indian man who came to Britain in the 1960s as part of the Windrush generation and led a double life for 60 years. “It was chosen for its vivid, colourful and humorous portrayal of London life.” Award-winning Bernardine will talk about the book at Eltham Library on Tuesday 30 October (7pm). It is available to borrow at the library and to buy at Waterstone’s. Info: www.elthamread.co.uk

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THE centenary of the end of World War I is marked here by performances of Oh What A Lovely War – and they’ll support The British Legion’s #ThankYou100 campaign. Poppies are being sold at the The Alexandra Players’ shows – at the Alexandra Hall in Bramshott Road, Charlton from October 24 to 27 (8pm. £9; cons £8). The damning pastiche of the war – told through songs and seaside entertainment – was first perfomed in 1963 by famous Joan Littlewood Theatre Workshop and later became a classic movie too.

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‘Greenwich historians crowded to see it. The general conclusion was it was a tide mill – a mill worked by the power of the tides rather than a flowing stream. It was even more exciting to learn later that the timbers were dated to the year 1194.’

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E dith N e s b i t w r o t e h e r classic novel The Railway Children while living in Blackheath – this month a theatre group here celebrates her legacy. New Eltham Community Productions is staging the play – the story of a family forced to move to the country when their father is wrongly jailed. Performances are on Friday October 19 (7.30) and Saturday October 20 (3 & 7:30) at The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church, in Footscray Road. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children (12 and under) from 020 8850 2960, email necpneweltham@yahoo. c o . u k o r o n l i n e w w w. ticketsource.co.uk/necp The group is also holding a read-through for parts in the chorus of its January panto Aladdin on Tuesday October 23 (7.30).

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INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE GOES BACK TO THE BRONZE AGE?

LAST Month we highlighted Greenwich’s amazing industrial past – and detailed some of the firsts it can claim, especially as the Industrial Revolution kicked in. But our industrial past goes even further back at least 1,000 years as MARY MILLS explains.

POWERHOUSE: Robinson’s Flour Mill in 1896

HOW long has industry flourished here? At least 4,000 years. A study of Greenwich in the Bronze Age recently found the remains of wooden trackways in Bellot Street, close to the Thames, built to take advantage of good fishing.

UNCOVERED: The site of the tide mill by the Thames is excavated in 2009

And what’s fishing if not an industry? It shows that for thousands of years people have worked to get food and shelter Something else which is very industrial is the structure most of us take for granted – the river wall. At some point in the past people began to reclaim land from the river, and they did it by building a barrier – they called it inning. There have been suggestions that the Romans were responsible, and apparently Roman coins were once found here. But what we know about inning begins once written records are available. Responsibility for the state of the flood barriers was developed in the early medieval period. Downriver in Woolwich a devastating flood in 1236 led to a Commission of Inquiry. At Abbey Wood in 1279 the Lesnes Abbey enclosed the marshes between the abbey and the river and from 1315 commissioners were appointed annually to monitor works between Dartford and Greenwich. The river walls might be the largest civil engineering project in the borough – and certainly the one with the most influence on our environment. However, all good local histories start with Domesday and the great survey of 1086 which should tell us exactly what was here...or does it? The Domesday entries for our area are both confusing and complex. The Lewisham entry in the Domesday Book seems to cover Greenwich and lists a number of watermills. One of those Domesday watermills was probably at Deptford Bridge, on the site of what is now Lewisham College. Older people might remember that this was the

site of the giant Robinson Flour Mill, but Robinsons themselves were just the final successors to the Deptford Tide Mill. The Olde Floode Mill, as it was first called, dated back to the 12th century. We first learn of it from the records of Bermondsey Abbey in 1157. It easy for us to assume that this was run by a jolly miller grinding up the corn to make bread for local people. But we don’t know that. Mills could be used to produce all sorts of things for which a grinding, mixing, turning power might be needed. So The Olde Floode Mill could have been used to produce many things. But, back to Domesday. One reason for the difficulty in identifying Greenwich in the Book is that a large part of our area was an estate in the ownership of St. Peter’s Abbey in Ghent. The estate also included Cowden in Kent where Lewisham pigs were taken to pasture. Even now a straight road runs from Greenwich to Cowden, give or take some 20th century diversions. Cowden was also an early iron working area. Many of these large religious institutions were efficient property managers working to maximise the economic returns from their estates. The Domesday book entry for Lewisham includes a reference to income from “the port.” Could this mean the Greenwich riverside? Maybe St.Peter’s Abbey in Ghent used

a port in Greenwich and had a riverside mill with which to process goods to be transferred through it from its Kent estates. This is speculation, but it may be anchored in reality. In 2008 the Museum of London archaeological team were investigating a site due for development – Granite Wharf, now called Riverside Gardens, in Banning Street, where the team found a large timber structure. Greenwich historians crowded down to see it and the general conclusion was it was a tide mill – a mill worked by the power of the tides rather than a flowing stream. It was even more exciting to learn later that the timbers were dated to 1194. Ten years later we are still waiting for the evidence which will confirm it as a tide mill and tell us more about its relationship with the Ghent Abbey. In the meantime we can only speculate about what the area was like before the Tudors made it a centre of Royal power. Granite Wharf is on the west bank of the Greenwich Peninsula, until recently called Greenwich Marsh. It is almost the northernmost site on the marsh and very close to the riverside area now called Ballast Quay, which Quay today has the Cutty Sark pub and some houses but, apparently, it also has a past. Where the Greenwich Power Station now stands was the Old Court House

which was the administrative centre for the Ghent properties in Kent. It included an up-market guest house for visiting dignitaries and there was also a large tithe barn. The Abbey also owned a cross river ferry which is thought to have been near Greenwich’s Billingsgate Dock – near the modern Greenwich Pier. So we can speculate on medieval Ballast Quay as an industrial centre, with its mill, its port and administrative buildings – acting as a catchment area for the Ghent holdings throughout a wider area. But we do need to know more about the findings of the archaeologists and an analysis of the records, written in medieval Flemish, or Latin, or Old French, and kept in Ghent. There were of course more routine industrial activities. There was fishing and there are records of fishermen being brought before the Lord Mayor of London in 1349 for having nets with too small a mesh – which speaks of a closely regulated industry. There were potteries, too. In 2007 in Beresford Street, Woolwich a kiln dated to 1300-1350 was discovered and it is thought this was a major production site of what is known as London-type ware. So both pottery and fishing seem to have been supplying a market wider than the immediate area. There are many other activities and sites with a use which we could define as industrial. One of them is the humble Denehole, some of which may, or may not, date from this period. Denholes were systems of chalk caves and caverns. We need to think about Eltham too. Eltham Palace tends to be overlooked but from the early 14th century successive Kings spent much of their time there and hence it was a seat of government. That must have involved a huge service industry – building repairs and improvements (including that great hammerbeam roof!) and a vast retinue of cooks, plus procurement structures – breweries, stables, laundries, clerks, diplomats and their retinues and much, much more. A palace is not just somewhere the King is – it is a town made up of functionaries serving the Court and wider government activities. A hive of industry. marymillsmmmmm@aol.com

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he other day I was in an Indian restaurant (where else would I be?) and fancied a good old Dhansak. But try as I might I couldn’t find the dish on the menu. Of course, I could have just ordered it. After all I knew what I wanted. But we all like to go through the menu ritual, it’s part of the fun of going out for a curry, and I’m not different. Then eventually there it was, tucked right at the bottom under a header “Curry Classics” in a tiny section along with all the other old-school favourites like Madras, Korma and Dupiaza. Oh, the ignominy of being relegated to a menu afterthought. But times have changed and now restaurants offer a wide variety of regional dishes and we are lucky that in our corner of south east London we have a great selection. ne of my favourites is Jinga Balchou at Coriander in Westcombe Park, a fiery hot prawn dish with a sweet and sour masala sauce and mushrooms. Balchou is a Goan dish and this pickling dish was introduced to India by the Portuguese, who ruled the tiny state for 450 years. Eat it with plain rice or a plain nan so you can appreciate the full flavours. Other great Goan dishes can be found at Karri Twist in New Cross (Xacuti Chicken, cooked with grated coconut and chillies) and at the Mogul in Greenwich (Goan Fish Curry, another spicy dish with creamy coconut). f Punjabi food is your thing then you are lucky to have two restaurants that have opened in the last year – Kesar in Charlton and King of Punjab, above the Ferry House pub near Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs. At Kesar you can enjoy a dish you won’t find in too many places – a Punjabi Goat Curry, which is cooked in a bhuna style, while for Punjabi Thali offers a full selection of veg dishes. Over the river (or under if you take the short walk through the foot tunnel) you can enjoy a cracking creamy Dal Makhani and one of the meatiest Muttar Keemas you’ll get your curry lips around. nd then we have the amazing Nepalese dishes, including the superb momos, the country’s trademark appetisers. For main dishes the Keema Kukhura is our favourite at the Gurkha’s Inn, with the mince adding amazing texture to the chicken dish, a great combination for those frustrated by the soupy sauces of other dishes. This is meaty, hearty and tasty. In Lewisham one Panas Gurkha special is Pole Ko Khasi, from the east of Nepal. Boneless pieces of lamb are first marinated in spices and crushed pepper and then barbecued in a clay oven. Meanwhile at the Royal Nepalese in Westcombe Park the Langtang Lamb was named the Greenwich Curry Club’s favourite dish of the year in our annual Awards last year. Need we say more? f you’d like to try these dishes and enjoy a 20 per cent discount then check out www. thespicecard.co.uk. The Spice Card is just £15 per year and entitles you to discounts at these and many other restaurants and takeaways. 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. iscounts 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.

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Market charity backs school’s Marines force THE first Royal Marines cadets have gone on parade at a school thanks to support from charity Greenwich Hospital – and they passed with flying colours! The new Combined Cadet Force for Stationers Crown Woods Academy took part in training exercises watched by Lt Col Jason Durup, Commanding Officer of the City of London Royal Marines Reserves – on his first day in the job. Lt Col Durup said the cadets’ training would develop many qualities that would serve them well in life – teamwork, leadership, resilience and commitment. He told them: “Treat others as you would wish to be treated, always do the right thing, always behave with integrity and humility, never stop listening and learning and always, always be infectiously inclusive.” Guests at the unit’s launch included Mayor of Greenwich Christine May and Greenwich Hospital director Hugh Player. The Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy force is only the third Royal Marine unit in London Hugh Player said: “Greenwich Hospital is pleased to have provided start-up funding for the first five years of the new CCF unit’s life. “We feel privileged to have worked with great people with great ideas, and to have been able to support the School and the Stationers’ Company in this exciting project. “We are confident it will be a great success, strongly positive for all, and a key strand in the School’s future growth and development.” Greenwich Hospital – which owns and operates Greenwich Market – is the oldest established charity supporting the Royal Navy. Info: greenwichmarket.london grenhosp.org.uk scwa.org.uk

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CURIOSITY got the better of me...the email was entitled More than a Mouthful. I clicked a couple of times and an infographic appeared. It pointed out the pronunciation of up and coming dishes. Most of these previously unheard of names referred to African cuisine. A Yemenite hot sauce Zhug (s-kg-oog), Fonio (phone-yo) the oldest cereal to be cultivated in Africa. African cuisine is amazingly rich, and most of it has yet to be explored in the UK. That’s really exciting. Since a lot of it is street food or served in small cafes, my first stop was Greenwich Market with Addi’s Taste. Ethiopian cuisine is great for vegetarian and vegan diets – in fact Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia don’t eat meat or dairy products on Wednesdays or Fridays. Noera, Addi’s Taste owner, serves meat only Mondays to Fridays. The Ethiopian LUCKY: staple food is Injera, a Blue Nile soft, spongy, lightly sour flat bread on which various stews, curries, vegetables are dolloped. The essential ingredient is Berbere – a mixture of different spices which gives the food an aromatic, not-too-chilli-hot flavour. An Ethiopian meal is a feast and we are lucky to have two stalls in Greenwich market, plus Blue Nile Café, a family run Eritrean restaurant in Woolwich. Another Nigerian-Woolwich success story is Tasty African Food, started in 2000. Eighteen years later with 13 outlets, restaurants and take-away/delivery service,

Tasty is the place to turn to for Nigerian food. But a word of advice – if you don’t want to start a war in West Africa, don’t mention Jollof. This one-pot orangey-red rice dish with its local variations is The Best from Senegal...and Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Cameroon. Competition is fierce so I shall leave it to that. West African food is spice-heavy and

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since Nigeria is one to the top producers of yam in the world an excellent introduction its cuisine is Yam Pottage. Though, dodo (pronounced doh-doh) – deep fried plantains (not bananas) – sounds as delicious as it tastes. October is Black History Month and a good opportunity to get to appreciate the diversity Africa as a continent is bringing to table. Info: www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk

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But nine months after Jamie’s Italian closed its doors a new group is moving in to the huge site on Nelson Road in the town centre. Grind – London’s coolest hipster chain – is opening it’s biggest site yet, with seating for 160 in the dining room plus a takeaway coffee bar in the smaller shop next door. It is building a cocktail bar and lounge at the front of the building, with a conservatory and garden at the back. The company said: “We’ll be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and bottomless prosecco on weekends.” As well as serving its own blend of coffee, Grind will offer smoothies, breakfasts, food ranging from fish fingers and mayo smalls to cheesburgers, steaks and lamb mains, desserts plus extended weekend brunches. It’s also built a reputation for its Grind Espresso Martini – and it offers a full drinks and cocktail bar menu until late night. FAMED: Grind The chain – founded by Espresso Londoner David Abrahamovitch and Australian DJ Kaz James in Martini 2011 – began with Shoreditch Grind on Old Street roundabout, serving coffee and cocktails with a recording studio upstairs. There are currently seven Grinds across the capital but the Greenwich opening is part of a roll-out of 10 restaurants, plus outlets in rail

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stations and airports backed by a £750,000 crowdfunding campaign. Although Greenwich opening times are not yet known, Grind’s other branches open at 7am and serve until 1am at weekends. Abrahamovitch says of his chain: “Grind is a place you can go at anytime and the food and drink you have will always be amazing, the space will always be individual and beautifully designed, the music will always be great and you’ll be served by someone who loves what they do and is enjoying themselves!” The opening – due this year – comes after rival Bill’s, just a couple of doors away, had a major refurb including new dining areas upstairs. The new Grind site was once Bar du Musee – a much-missed wine bar that was bought and expanded as part of the Greenwich-based Inc Group, which once had a turnover of around £20million before collapsing in 2013.

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Dance’s ability to combine the physical, spiritual and intellectual in at least four dimensions makes it uniquely placed to explore the deepest corners of the human mind. But even knowing that, I wasn’t prepared for the Albany’s staging of Sigma, a creation based on classical Indian dance, mathematics and circus skills by acclaimed multi-disciplinary company Gandini Juggling. The troupe’s own bumf about the show says this: “The work investigates classical Indian geometries, mathematics and rhythm by looking at similarities and differences, processes and choreographic architectures. There is also a focus on the parabolic accelerating velocity of objects in the air versus the more subtly changing speeds of the dancer and the underlying Carnatic musical structures.” It may sound dauntingly impenetrable, yet this was a truly joyful production, full of humour, happiness and celebration as well as breathtaking dancing and juggling skills by its international cast choreographer Seeta Patel, dancer Indu Panday and jugglers extraordinaire Kati Ylä-Hokkala and Kim Huynh. Essentially, the 55-minute show

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A PUNK stage version of one of the Greek myths with no credited writer or director and a minimalist set? Surely a recipe for chaos. Yet Zoo Co’s Sirens at Greenwich Theatre succeeded in being funny, taut and politically savvy. And it was immaculately performed. Loosely, the plot began deep in prehistory with Zeus, played by deaf actor Jamal Ajala, losing his rag with the Sirens – a trio of temptresses doomed to kill every man they encounter – and banishing them into the future, where they wash up on Hastings beach circa 2018. What followed was a brilliant exposition of contemporary gender questions, at once uproarious and acute, as the Sirens – Fleur Booth, Florence O’Mahoney and Rosalind Hoy - discovered they had been conned by Zeus and were now explored the similarities being patronised on Earth between the physby a mysogenist everyman (Nick Gilbert). ics of juggling and Using music, puppets the structure of the ley’s Hed s Mile d Rea and cleverly edited projecSouth Indian dance on blog arts tions by Timothy Kelly, the form bharatanatyam, hedintheclouds. cast threw themselves into with its extraordinary wordpress.com pratfalls and politics with array of sinuous and gusto and great skill. percussive moves. O’Mahoney’s parody of FredIn less expert hands, it die Mercury’s parodic drag turn could have been bewildering. in Queen’s I Want To Break Free But thanks to the performers’ skills, video was worth the entrance the result was a sensory smorgasbord money alone. that quite rightly won a huge standing And along with the cast’s ovation because it offered something for determination to smash the everyone – which could also serve as a fourth wall and make the motto for the Albany itself. show a truly democratic event, it summed up the Riot Grrrl sensibility of this breakneck production, which was one of the most entertaining yet informative 60 minutes I have ever spent in a theatre.

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Two-hundred women of all ages and all abilities joined forces to perform Everything That Rises Must Dance on the piazza outside the O2 arena – and it was as glorious as the autumn sunshine. The work, choreographed by Sasha Milavic Davies for the London-wide festival Dance Umbrella, was created as a celebration of womanhood and sought to encapsulate what it’s like to be a woman today. The result was a glorious mix of the mundane, the moving and the magical as the performers acted out the delights of friendship, the trauma of #MeToo

encounters, the ups and downs of relationships and family life, the rigours of the job market and, on a lighter note, delirious nights outs clubbing - which featured particularly fine displays of airguitar virtuosity. All that was impressive enough. What transmuted the piece into gold, however, was the sinuously beautiful ebb-andflow movement of the dancers, sometimes fully synchronised, sometimes in groups, sometimes individual but always filled with meaning, joy and pride. This sense of solidarity was sensational – and deeply affecting. It was a magnificent achievement.

Gender transition is right up there in the list of contemporary moral questions, often provoking extreme reactions from both sides of the argument. Dance company 201 set out to offer a more reasoned and sensitive view with Skin, which visited Greenwich Theatre on its UK tour last month. Using a hiphop soundtrack by Ross Allchurch, choreographer Andrea Walker has created a moving tale of a teenage girl’s painful battle to escape her physical body – and to shrug off the expectations of those around her. Michaela Cisarikova perfectly captured her angst as she fought off the attempts by her traditionally feminine mother (Lara Rose McCabe) to turn her into a doll-like girlie. Their struggle was given extra bite by the inspired decision to have eight-year-old dancer Grace Wallace mirror the daughter’s movements and thus show that her gender issues went back deep into childhood. Her terrible dilemma was further underscored by a twoboy, two-girl ensemble (Yasmin Cogan de Abreu, Tamae Yoneda, Maximilian Jarish and Tré Williams) whose brilliant precision packed a real punch and helped give this production – and we, the audience – a satisfyingly visceral as well as searingly emotional experience.

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FESTIVAL Metamorphoses ORNC & Queen’s House 10-5 FAMILY Fun Palaces NMM 11-4.30 KIDS Carry Your Cargo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 MUSIC Veintmilla Solo St Alfege 1.05 KIDS How To Hide A Lion Greenwich Theatre 2 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Coventry City, The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Rosslyn Park Well Hall 3 FILM/OPERA Aida From NY Met Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 PLAY Measure For Measure Greenwich Theatre 7.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 MUSIC Giants Of Lovers Rock IndigO2 COMEDY Luke Toulson, Michael Odewale, Andrew Maxwell Up The Creek MUSIC Chris Helme, Mark Morris Pelton 9

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KIDS Moomin Valley Greenwich Theatre 10.30, 12.30. 2.30 KIDS Carry Your Cargo Cutty Sark 11.30, 2 TALK Undressing The Tudors & Stuarts Queen’s House 2 MUSIC The Peas Rusty Bucket, Eltham. 5 MUSIC Dave Sutherland Pelton 6 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC GFMA Blues Night Earl of Chatham SE18

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 The 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 IN CONVERSATION Michael Frayn Greenwich Theatre 6 TALK Graham Dolan: The Royal Observatory


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& Greenwich Generating Station Greenwich Industrial History Society event, Old Bakehouse 7.30 TALK Mass Observatio Kirsty Pattrick of Sussex University Mass Observation Archives Department. Blackheath Society. St Mary’s Church Hall, Cresswell Park, Blackheath. 7.30 Tickets at £10. www.eventbrite.com PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 DANCE Gracefool Collective Laban 7.30 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 10

TALK Emily Akkermans: Clocks Fit For A Queen Queen’s House 1 PLAY And Then There Were None Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 MUSIC Loudspeaker Orchestra St Alfege 7 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 11

TALK Marc Meltonville: The World On Your Plate NMM 11 MUSIC Trinity Laban Percussion Ensemble St Alfege 1.05 PLAY And Then There Were None Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 12

PLAY And Then There Were None Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 PLAY Things We Chose To Save Greenwich Theatre Studio 6 MUSIC Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick Cutty Sark 7.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Albany 7.30 MUSIC Magic Of Motown IndigO2 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Jazz Nights Mycenae House 8 COMEDY Ian Smith, Maureen Younger, Rudi Lickwood Up The Creek JAZZ Lorraine Baker’s Eden Oliver’s

Greenwich Theatre Studio 6 FILM Tron (1982) Royal Observatory 6.30 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 MUSIC Thomas Tallis Soc Choir St Alfege 7.30 COMBAT MTK Mixed Martial Arts IndigO2 MUSIC Fundraising concert For Cystic Fibrosis Trust Mycenae House 7.30 DISCO Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet Trafalgar Tavern 7.30-midnight COMEDY Windsor, Jarlath Regan, Jonny Awsum, Rudi Lickwood Up The Creek JAZZ Cykada Sextet Oliver’s

Sunday 14

FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 11 FAMILY Apple Day Woodlands Farm Trust 11-4 FAMILY Horn Fair Charlton House FILM/MUSIC Cliff Richard 60th anniversary tour. Greenwich Picturehouse 3 MUSIC Steve Leonard Rusty Bucket, Eltham. 5 MUSIC Jazzy Jeff’s Jam Pelton 6 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC/FILM Gwyneth Herbert: Letters I Haven’t Written Yet Albany 7 COMEDY Michael McIntyre O2 MUSIC Koray Avci IndigO2 DANCE Dracula - Welcome To D’s Greenwich Theatre 7.30

tour. Greenwich Picturehouse, noon MUSIC Trinity Laban Musical Theatre Dept St Alfege 1.05 CHAT An Evening With Jean Claude Van Damme IndigO2 DANCE BA3 Commissioned Works Laban 7.30 POETRY Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks Part of No Place Like Home Festival. Albany 7.30 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2 PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 19

MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 DANCE BA3 Commissioned Works Laban 7.30 PERFORMANCE My Love Lies Frozen Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC St Paul’s Sinfonia St Alfege 7.30 CHARITY Mycenae Soup. Dinner & funding pitches. Mycenae House Blackheath. 7 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 PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 COMEDY Jeff Innocent, Nick Elleray, Mo Gilligan Up The Creek MUSIC The Johns Pelton 9 JAZZ Ginger Three Oliver’s

Saturday 20

MUSIC Diana Brekolo Piano recital St Alfege 1.05 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Barnsley, The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Moseley Well Hall 3 Monday 15 FILM/BALLET Mayerling From Covent Garden. FILM/OPERA Samson & Delilah From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 PLAY The Giant Killers Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PLAY Edith In The Dark Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s COMEDY Wahala: Jamaica v Africa IndigO2 Tuesday 16 PERFORMANCE Flights Of Fancy Albany 8 MUSIC Katie Sazanova, Bethan Pezzarini PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 Flute and harp recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 COMEDY Chris Mayo, Milo McCabe, Chris PLAY Castaways Albany 1.30 Kent, Mo Gilligan Up The Creek MUSIC English folk Star & Garter MUSIC The Konks Pelton 9 PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 JAZZ Caroline Scott: Khoalesce Oliver’s JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 17

KIDS Bing Live! Bing Goes To The Theatre Greenwich Theatre 10, 1, 4 TALK Sarah Hardy: Works by Evelyn & William de Morgan Queen’s House 1 POETRY Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks Part of No Place Like Home Festival. Albany 7.30 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2 Saturday 13 ART Blackheath Art Society Autumn/Winter PERFORMANCE Two Little Ducks Albany 8 Exhibition Gallery upstairs at ORNC 10-5. Runs PLAY Othello London Theatre 8 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton till Sun Dec 2 10-5. Free JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s SALE Books/Arts&Crafts Age Exchange 10-4 Thursday 18 PLAY And Then There Were None KIDS Bing Live! Bing Goes To The Theatre Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.45 Greenwich Theatre 10, 1, 4 PLAY Here Greenwich Theatre 2.30, 7.30 TALK Janet Macdonald: Feeding The PERFORMANCE Dennis Of Penge Georgian Navy Nat Maritime Museum 11 Albany 3, 7.30 PLAY Things We Chose To Save FILM/MUSIC Cliff Richard 60th anniversary

Sunday 21

FAMILY Sea People NMM 11, 2 FAMILY Autumn Guided Walk Woodlands Farm Trust 11 POETRY/MUSIC HUH Albany 3 PLAY Othello London Theatre 6 MUSIC Bill, Saxby & Dan Pelton 6 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Nancy Ajram IndigO2 PERFORMANCE Black Is The Colour Of My Voice Greenwich Theatre 7.30 MUSIC Jeff Lynne’s ELO O2

Monday 22

FAMILY Out Of This World: Moon Royal Observatory 10-12.30 FAMILY Making Maps NMM 11, 2 MUSIC The Bob Dyland Experience Greenwich Theatre 7.30 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 23

FAMILY Out Of This World: Moon Royal Observatory 10-12.30 FAMILY Tudor Explorers NMM 10.30, 11.30, 2, 3 KIDS Spooky Sweetie Buckets ORNC 1 FAMILY Nick Sharratt’s Drawalong Greenwich Theatre 2 MUSIC U2 O2 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Oxford United, The Valley 7.45 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 24

MUSHROOMS Fungus Foray Greenwich Park 10 FAMILY Out Of This World: Moon Royal Observatory 10-12.30 KIDS Autumn Wildlife Explorers Woodlands Farm Trust 11 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

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Venues

Albany, Deptford Lounge: Douglas Way SE8 4AG. 020 8692 4446 thealbany.org.uk Bakehouse Theatre: Age Exchange, Blackheath Village SE3 9LA. 020 8318 9105 Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ. 020 8852 0234 conservatoire.org.uk Blackheath Halls: 23 Lee Road SE3 9RQ. 020 8463 0100. blackheathhalls.com Bob Hope Theatre: Wythfield Rd SE9 5TG. 020 8850 3702. bobhopetheatre.co.uk The Centre: New Eltham Methodist Ch, Footscray Rd. newelthammethodist.org.uk Charlton House: Charlton Rd SE7 8RP. 020 8856 3951 Churchill Theatre: High St, Bromley BR1 1HA. 0844 871 7620 Clarendon Hotel: Montpelier Row SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. clarendonhotel.com Creekside Discovery Centre: Creekside SE8 0208 692 9922 creeksidecentre.org.uk The Duke: 125 Creek Rd SE8 3BU. 020 8469 8260 The Eltham Centre: 2 Archery Road SE9 1HA. 020 8921 4344 Eltham Palace: Court Yard SE9 5QE. 020 8294 2548. english-heritage.org.uk The Forum: Trafalgar Rd SE10 9EQ. 0208 853 5212. office@forumatgreenwich.org Greenwich Communications Centre: 164 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TZ. 020 8269 2103 Greenwich Dance: Borough Hall SE10 8RE. 020 8293 9741 greenwichdance.org.uk Greenwich Heritage Centre: Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE18 4DX Greenwich Theatre: Crooms Hill SE10 8ES. 020 8858 7755. greenwichtheatre.org.uk Greenwich West Community Centre: 141 Greenwich High Rd SE10 8JA Guard House: No1 Street, Woolwich Arsenal SE18 6GH Laban Theatre: Creekside SE8 3DZ. 020 8463 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk London Theatre: 443 New Cross Rd SE14 6TA. 020 8694 1888. thelondontheatre.com Made In Greenwich: 324 Creek Rd SE10 9SW madeingreenwich.co.uk Mycenae House: 90 Mycenae Rd SE3 7SE 020 8858 1749 mycenaehouse.co.uk 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 Woodlands Farm: 331 Shooters Hill Rd 8319 8900 thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org.uk

Long-term events

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: European Fans 1810-1840, till Dec 30. 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: 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: Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year, daily 10am-5pm. Till 5 May 2019. rmg.co.uk Royal Observatory: Hubble Vision, till 12 May 2019. rmg.co.uk Queen’s House: Mat Collishaw: The Mask Of Youth Pt 2. Daily. 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

FAMILY Holiday To Space Royal Observatory 10-11.30 KIDS Objects Of Endeavour NMM 11, 2 TALK Maritime Lecture NMM 11 KIDS Ghoulish Lanterns ORNC 1 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

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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 FAMILY Spooky Crafts Woodlands Farm Trust 2-8 HALLOWEEN Night Owls Sleepover Museum of London Docklands. £60 HALLOWEEN Stories ORNC 7 BLUESFEST Robert Plant, Van Morrison O2 BLUESFEST Raphael Saadiq IndigO2 PERFORMANCE Coat Albany 7.30 ALBUM LAUNCH Mosi Conde GFMA event at Mycenae House 7 MUSICAL Side Show Bob Hope Theatre 7.45 MUSIC Rubber Johnny Greenwich Theatre 8 COMEDY Ash Frith, Radu Isac, Adam Bloom Up The Creek JAZZ Richard Moore Oliver’s

Saturday 27

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 KIDS Black History Month Workshops Charlton House 1-3 MUSIC Aliya Turetayeva Piano recital St Alfege 1.05 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 IndigO2 MUSIC Rubber Johnny Greenwich Theatre 8 PLAY Lizzi Streaker London Theatre 8 COMEDY Michael Legge, Ro Campbell, John Newton, Imran Yusuf Up The Creek JAZZ Wild Card Oliver’s

Sunday 28

PLAY Lizzi Streaker London Theatre 3, 6 FILM/OPERA Die Walkure From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 5 BLUESFEST Counting Crows O2

November

TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 COMEDY Juliette Burton Greenwich Th 7.30

Monday 29

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

Tuesday 30

21C TEA DANCE Albany 1-3 MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 HISTORY The Ghost ORNC 6.30 PLAY Hannah & Hanna In Dreamland Tramshed 7 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Greenwich Theatre 7 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Wednesday 31

MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars Queen’s Ho 1 HALLOWEEN Stories ORNC 7 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Greenwich Theatre 7 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 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Greenwich Theatre 7 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

MUSIC Emma Harding, Thibault Blanchard, Anna Asesano Flute, cello and harp recital. ORNC chapel 1.05 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Greenwich Theatre 7 MUSIC Andrea Bocelli O2 CELEBRATION Diwali Mycenae House 7 MUSIC Riot Jazz Brass Band Ed Renshaw Award fundraiser. Albany 7.30 PERFORMANCE Burlesque London Theatre 8

Saturday 3

FAMILY Art Exhibition St Mary’s Community Centre, Eltham High Street 10-4 DIWALI Day of Celebrations NMM 10-5 TALK Astronomy & Islam: Astronavigation Royal Observatory 10 FAMILY Rangoli Patterns For Diwali

Cutty Sark 11.30am, 2 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers. The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Sale Well Hall 3 FILM Arrival (2016) Royal Observatory 6 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC Andrea Bocelli O2 MUSIC Transglobal Underground Ed Renshaw Award fundraiser. Albany 7.30 MUSIC John Tams, Barry Coope Cutty Sark 7.30

Sunday 4

FAMILY Rangoli Patterns For Diwali Cutty Sark 11.30am, 2 KIDS Butterflies Albany 1, 3 TALK Undressing The Tudors & Stuarts Queen’s House 2 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre STORIES Shivers Greenwich Theatre 5 MUSIC Gillywood Rusty Bucket, Eltham. 5.30 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Farhan IndigO2 MUSIC GFMA Blues Earl of Chatham SE18 MUSIC Childish Gambino O2 MUSIC Tea Concert Vanbrugh Ensemble. Mozart Symphony No 39, Schumann Piano Concerto Ljubica Stojanovic. Conductor Rowan Baker £12 (Free tea and cake). St Margaret’s Church, Lee. 4.30

Monday 5

PUB QUIZ The 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 Johnny & 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 PLAY The Unknown Soldier Cutty Sark 7.45 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 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 MUSIC 90s Fest London Vol 2 IndigO2 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 ART Lee Green Open Studios 40 artists at 18 venues. Free 12-6. leegreenopenstudios.com MUSIC Junior Trinity Part of Int Early Music

Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 1 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre PLAY The Canaries GFMA event, Charlton House 2, 8 MUSIC Flanders Recorder Quartet Part of Int Early Music Festival. All Saints, Blackheath 5 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 FILM/OPERA Marnie From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 COMBAT Muay Thai GP IndigO2 MUSIC Thomas Tallis Society Choir & Orchestra of The Sixteen Part of Int Early Music Festival. St Alfege 7.45

Sunday 11

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 ART Lee Green Open Studios 40 artists at 18 venues. Free 12-6. leegreenopenstudios.com PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre FILM/BALLET La Sylpide From the Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse 3 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Wande Coal IndigO2

Monday 12

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 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 The 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 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 FILM Tkaronto Part of Indigenous Cultures Season. NMM 7 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 COMEDY Tom Allen & Friends Cutty Sark 7.30 JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 14

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 FILM/PLAY Troilus & Cressida From the RSC. Greenwich Picturehouse 7 SHOW Privates On Parade Bob Hope Th 7.45 DANCE Flawless Grand Finale IndigO2 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 DRAMA Shakespeare Schools Festival Albany 7 SHOW Privates On Parade Bob Hope Th 7.45 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 16

TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars ORNC chapel 1.05 PERFORMANCE Stories In The Dark NMM 6 COMEDY Charged Tramshed 7 MUSIC Shatta Wale IndigO2 PLAYS Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre SHOW Privates On Parade Bob Hope Th 7.45 MUSIC Sea Shanties & Songs Mycenae Ho 8 COMEDY Marcus Brigstocke Blackheath Halls 8

Saturday 17

LITERATURE Lost In A Book Festival NMM 10.30-4.30 TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 ART Lee Green Open Studios 40 artists at 18 venues. Free 12-6. leegreenopenstudios.com PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre COMEDY Charged Tramshed 7 COMBAT BKB14 IndigO2


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BOX OFFICE 020 8858 7755 | www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk | @greenwichtheatr MUSIC Steam Down Collective Part of London Jazz Festival. Albany 7.30 SHOW Privates On Parade Bob Hope Th 7.45

Sunday 18

LITERATURE Lost In A Book Festival NMM 10.30-4.30 FAMILY Blackheath Christmas Fair Blackheath Halls 10.30-4.45 TENNIS Nitto ATP Finals O2 ART Lee Green Open Studios 40 artists at 18 venues. Free 12-6. leegreenopenstudios.com KIDS The Chit Chat Chalk Show Albany 1, 3 FAMILY Low-Tide Walk Creekside Discovery Centre 2-4 PERFORMANCE Lewisham Fringe Festival London Theatre MUSIC Steve Boltz Rusty Bucket, Eltham. 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 STORIES Olivia Armstrong Cutty Sark 7.30

Monday 19

PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 20

MUSIC Trinity Laban Recital ORNC chapel 1.05 FILM Angry Inuk Part of Indigenous Cultures Season. NMM 7 MUSIC Jess Glynne O2 FILM/PLAY The Madness Of George III From the NT. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 21

MUSIC Trinity Laban Harps Queen’s Ho 1 FAMILY Lantern Parade & Christmas Lights Greenwich Market 4 MUSIC Florence & The Machine O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

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 event, 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 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 MUSIC Venus Blazing: Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Blackheath Halls 6 STUNTS Nitro Circus O2 MUSIC George Michael Tribute IndigO2 PLAY Dangerous Daughters Bob Hope Theatre 7.30

Saturday 24

FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 BALLET Sleeping Beauty Mycenae House 1, 3.30 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PLAY Dangerous Daughters Bob Hope Theatre 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v Bristol Rovers. The Valley 3 RUGBY Blackheath v Loughborough Students Well Hall 3 ASTRONOMY An Evening With The Stars Royal Observatory from 5.25 MUSIC Shalamar IndigO2 STUNTS Nitro Circus O2 MUSIC BBC Singers, Tom Gardner Cutty Sark 8

Sunday 25

BIRDWATCHING Guided Walk Blackheath Gate, Greenwich Park 8.30am KIDS Mischief & Mystery In Moomin Valley Albany 1, 3 CHAT Noel Fitzpatrick: Supervet O2 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Acadelia IndigO2

Monday 26

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

Tuesday 27

FILM Tanna Part of Indigenous Cultures Season. NMM 7 MUSIC The Four Tops/The Temptations O2 PERFORMANCE A Christmas Carol Greenwich Theatre Studio 7.30 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 28

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 10 PERFORMANCE A Christmas Carol Greenwich Theatre Studio 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC Megan Storer, Noelia Cotuna Flute and harp recital. Blackheath Halls 6 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 29

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 10 MUSIC Trinity Laban Guitars St Alfege 1.05 MUSIC Venus Blazing: TL Chorus/ORNC Choir Blackheath Halls 7.30 FILM/MUSICAL The King & I From London Palladium. Greenwich Picturehouse 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 IndigO2 MUSIC High Masekela Tribute GFMA event, Mycenae House 7 COMEDY Seann Walsh Blackheath Halls 8

Sat December 1 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Pete Tong Ibiza Classics O2

Sunday 2

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 FAMILY Xmas Fair Woodlands Farm Trust 11-3 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 TALK Undressing The Tudors & Stuarts Queen’s House 2 MUSIC Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons O2 MUSIC Simon Dominic, Elo, DJ Pumkin IndigO2 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Shane Hampsheir’s Christmas

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KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FILM/BALLET The Nutcracker From Covent Garden. Greenwich Picturehouse 7.15 MUSIC Ms Lauryn Hill O2 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

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KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC PuzzlePiece Opera ORNC chapel 1.05 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

haven’t said this out loud for a while: our ecologists and the knowledgeable Greenwich Park Revealed. It’s the volunteers to ensure Greenwich Park is a project title for the Greenwich Park home for wildlife and people too. Heritage Lottery Fund grant application, ne of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the project which was supported by a series of is building a new learning centre articles in The Greenwich Visitor. Back in January The Royal Parks were awarded a so we can expand our programme of environmental for schools and families development grant by the joint funded delivered in partnership with the Field HLF/BIG Parks for People grant Studies Council. The centre will also programme. This enables us to work up our proposals in more detail and consult house community functions. By siting the Learning Centre in to undersued with park visitors. Nursery Yard and converting Vanbrugh ou might have wondered what Lodge into a café we will add a new has been happening since the public space to Greenwich Park out of award. Well it’s like watching a the grounds contractor’s yard. Swan on the lake – it glides am really pleased to forward with no apparent have been able to action but below the recruit some very surface the legs its paddling experienced people to like crazy. Not that I am the help develop our ideas. Swan in this scenario, I Sean Morris, who has think I’m more like a Mallard PASTURES NEW: worked on the – less regal; more common. Our Zoe Brompton Cemetery o get the project HLF-funded project moving we’ve been joins us as Assistant busy appointing Project Manager, and consultants and recruiting Helen Wallis joins us from London Wildlife new staff. Jon Sheaff Associates have Trust as Partnership and Community been appointed lead landscape Engagement Officer. Former Hyde Park architects (Jon did the successful first apprentice gardener Adam Stoter is round application. They are starting to providing support in our office as a draft design options for a public Technical Officer. It’s great to have these consultation. Interpretation – an people on board and things should important part of the project – is being move forward at pace now as we led by the company ZMMA. They were prepare for the phase 2 grant application responsible for the refurbishment of in August 2019. Flamsteed House for the Royal t the same time Greenwich Park Observatory and are also working with bids a fond farewell to one of our St Alfege Church on their HLF-funded most popular skilled gardeners – project, so they’re familiar with the Zoe Basham. Zoe started as an Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site. o inform our proposals for improving apprentice here 11 years ago and has secured a promotion with the ground’s the Park for wildlife we have contractor Gavin Jones. Well done Zoe. commissioned surveys of fungi, It’s always good to see people progress lichens, bees, wasps and bats. The Ecology Consultancy will work alongside their careers, but the Park will miss you.

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Wednesday 5

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 10 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Years & Years O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 6

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 10, 2 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban Saxophone Dept St Alfege 1.05 FILM/PLAY Antony & Cleopatra From NT Greenwich Picturehouse 7 MUSIC Def Leppard O2 JAZZ Beats In The Bar Oliver’s

Friday 7

MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSICAL Cabaret Laban 2.30, 7.30 MUSIC Bee Gees’ Tribute IndigO2 MUSIC Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Blackheath Halls 7.30 MUSIC KT Bush Band Mycenae House 7.30

Saturday 8

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PANTO Snow White Tramshed 2, 5 MUSICAL Cabaret Laban 2.30, 7.30 RUGBY Blackheath v Chinnor Well Hall 3

Sunday 9

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 10.30 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PANTO Snow White Tramshed 2, 5 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 10

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11, 2 CAROLS Trinity Laban Choir ORNC chapel 6 TALK Nigel Bates: The Kingdom Of The Sweets Arts Society Greenwich event, King William Court, University of Greenwich 7.45 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 11

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn

December Greenwich Theatre Studio 11, 2 MUSIC Mariah Carey O2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 12

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 7 MUSIC Josh Groban O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 13

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Nile Rodgers & Chic O2 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 20

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC The Overtones IndigO2

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC The Pretty Things & Guests IndigO2 MUSIC The War On Drugs O2

Friday 21

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital ORNC chapel 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 MUSIC Madness O2 MUSIC Funda Arar IndigO2 OPERA Thea Musgrave’s A Christmas Carol Laban 7.30

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 FAMILY Drop-In Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park 1-4 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PANTO Snow White Tramshed 2, 5 FOOTBALL Charlton Athl v Gillingham. Valley 3

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Saturday 15

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 PANTO Snow White Tramshed 2, 5 OPERA Thea Musgrave’s A Christmas Carol Laban 2.30, 7.30 FOOTBALL Charlton Athletic v AFC Wimbledon. The Valley 3 FILM/OPERA La Traviata From NY Met. Greenwich Picturehouse 5.55 MUSIC The Dualers IndigO2 MUSIC Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds O2

Sunday 16

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 10.30 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PANTO Snow White Tramshed 2, 5 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7 MUSIC Handel’s Messiah ORNC chapel 7 MUSIC Paul McCartney O2

Monday 17

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn 1 Greenwich Theatre Studio 11, 2 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 18

KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1 KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11, 2 MUSIC English folk Star & Garter JAZZ Johnny & Co Oliver’s

Wednesday 19 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 10.30, 1

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 PANTO Robinson Crusoe KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11. Greenwich Theatre 2, 7

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Sunday 23

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 10.30 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PANTO Snow White Tramshed 2, 5 FILM/BALLET The Nutcracker From Bolshoi. Greenwich Picturehouse 3 TALENT Something For Sunday Vanbrugh 7

Monday 24

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 10.30 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 PUB QUIZ Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Ladies Night Oliver’s

Tuesday 25

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

Wednesday 26

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 6.30 WOOLLIES Knitting club Pelton JAZZ Jam session Oliver’s

Thursday 27

FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 MUSIC Trinity Laban recital St Alfege 1.05 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7

Friday 28

KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 11 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 2, 7 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 2.30, 6.30

Saturday 29

PURL OF WISDOM: Knitted art for WALL

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ur parks and woods can be an inspiration for starting to sketch or photography. Take a sketch pad and some pencils into one of the parks and draw the autumn leaves or just use the camera on your phone to catch the sunset or the knotted bark of a tree. rite a poem or start a short story. You will be surprised with what you can write. We are currently editing the poems and stories for our Writing on a Wall - An Eltham Anthology, selected from entries from our creative community challenge. So much talent and inspiration. all in to the WALL exhibition if you can to see what our local community has created. Have fun in October!

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KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 10.30 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30, 6.30 KIDS Pinocchio Albany 11, 2 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5

Sunday 30

BIRDWATCHING Guided Walk Blackheath Gate, Greenwich Park 8.30am KIDS Knitmas: A Winter Yarn Greenwich Theatre Studio 10.30 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 10.30, 2.30 PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 1, 5 TALENT Something For Sunday The Vanbrugh 7

Monday 31

PANTO Robinson Crusoe Greenwich Theatre 11, 3 FAMILY Disney On Ice O2 2.30 FILM/CONCERT Berlin Philharmoniker Greenwich Picturehouse 4 PUB QUIZ The Vanbrugh 8.30 JAZZ Hogmanay Party Oliver’s


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