Blackheath & Greenwich
A rare Friday evening walk on what will hopefully be a pleasant summer evening. The walk starts as usual outside All Saints Church on Blackheath but this time at 6.30pm and lasts about 2 hours 30 minutes before finishing at St Alfege’s Church in Greenwich Town Centre.
The walk costs £9 per head and you can pay on the day. Pre-booking is preferred though, via the website: www.blitzwalkers.co.uk.
Music Hall returns to
Kitty Kelly’s Original Music Hall, Sunday 19 May 2013
Kitty Kelly’s Original Music Hall comes to Greenwich Theatre for one night only. Featuring Colin Sell (BBC’s ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’) on piano and starring music hall legend and old-school dame Peter John (“legendary character performer” The Stage) plus others, the night promises to be a bawdy, raucous mix of old-style music hall and risqué entertainment. A fundraiser for the Mayor of Greenwich’s chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.
Date: 7.30pm, Sunday 19 May 2013
Place: Greenwich Theatre, SE10
Online: www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk / 020 8858 7755
Open Garden at
The delightful Hilary Peters will be throwing open the gates to the even more delightful Ballast Quay on June 8 & 9th…
May Day Celebrations
Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green will be touring the streets and pubs of Deptford and Greenwich on Wednesday 1st May 2013 from around 12.00, midday.
May 30, 31 and June 1
‘Pack of Lies’ by Hugh Whitemore.
An exciting play based on a true story
8 p.m. Tickets £8 (£7 Concessions)
Box Office: 07867 627 987 or email@example.com
Blackheath Centre for
Blackheath Centre for Singing’s Summer Term will commence on Monday 15 April, at 7.00pm for our Finding Your Voice choir, followed by our Singing For Pleasure choir at 8.15pm. Chamber Choir returns at 8.00pm on Wednesday 17 April.
This term our Finding Your Voice choir will continue to explore a varied programme of light and popular music, which we will present at an informal concert later in the term.
Our Singing for Pleasure choir and Chamber Choir will be exploring Dvorak’s Mass in D, Arvo Part’s Dopo la Vittoria, and other pieces that showcase each choir’s abilities.
We will be presenting our work at a concert on Saturday 29 June, in St Alfege’s, Greenwich.
Our choir membership fees remain at the same inclusive price, and start from £20 per term for students, and £40 per term for all other adults. Our spring term starts week commencing 7th January.
We will also be running children’s singing courses next term, including a half term course in May.
We always welcome returning singers as well as new choir members, and details of our choirs and individual tuition can be found on our website: www.BlackheathCentreForSinging.com.
Royal Photographic Society
Special Interest Groups Exhibition
7th – 30th May 2013
The Cave, Linear House, Peyton Place, London SE10 8RS
Many RPS members belong to one or more of The Society’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs are intended to encourage and support members’ photographic interests in specialist technical approaches or subjects. This can range from the Scientific and Historical to the Documentary and Contemporary approach to
The images in this exhibition clearly illustrate the work and by showing it we hope to demonstrate how any and every interest in photography can be catered for within the RPS.
Everyone is welcome to the RPS. All that is needed is an interest in photography!
Visit the Society’s website www.rps.org to see the range of events to which members or non-members of the Society are welcome.
Monday – Friday. 9.00 – 17:00
June at the Royal
ALIEN SEASON EXHIBITION AND EVENTS
Are we alone in this Universe? If aliens exist, would they be friendly or hostile? Have they in fact, already visited Earth? The Royal Observatory Greenwich explores a subject that has been obsessing us for hundreds of years in Alien Revolution, a display which takes an intimate look at the history of our relationship with extraterrestrial life through science and culture. The exhibition is held in the Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. Entry to the Astronomy Centre and to the exhibition is free of charge.
Dates: 1 March – 8 September 2013
Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory
Opening times: 10.00 – 17.00
Sci-Fi Movie Night
As part of Alien Season the Royal Observatory Greenwich will be screening classic early science fiction movies featuring aliens. June’s screening is the memorable 1953 film: The War of the Worlds. Directed by Byron Haskin and winning an Oscar for its special effects, it is widely regarded as one of the best Sci-Fi movies of its time. Themes of paranoia, invasion and the terrible consequences of nuclear destruction reflect the era’s fear of the Cold War.
Following the movie a short talk will explore how our vision of alien invasion has changed over time, using examples from the novel by H.G. Wells, the 1953 movie and more recent works of science fiction. This talk will also address the question of whether aliens are likely to be friendly or hostile.
Dates: 13 June 2013
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Opening times: 18.45 – 20.45
Admission: £7.00 adults, £5.00 child/concession
Working with guest scientists involved in exciting areas of research, Royal Observatory Astronomers have developed unique live planetarium shows to explain their work. This June Dr. Louisa Preston from The Open University will present To Mars and Beyond: The Search for life in the Universe. Investigating our ongoing search for alien, this talk looks at how we use the myriad of species on our own planet to guide us in our search for life amongst the stars.
Date: 27 June 2013
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £10.00 adult, £8.00 child/concession
Saturday Space Explorers
In these fun monthly workshops families can make simple cardboard instruments, including planet finders and moon dials which they can take away and use at home.
Date: 29 June 2013
Times: 14.00 | 14.30 | 15.00 | 15.30 | 16.00 | 16.30
Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory
Peter Harrison Planetarium
The Peter Harrison Planetarium, featuring state-of-the-art technology is the only public planetarium in London and is the centrepiece of the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
An ‘Astro Ticket’ combining access to the historic Royal Observatory buildings and Meridian Courtyard with a planetarium show is available subject to availability. This offers savings for both individuals and families – contact the bookings team or see the website for further information.
The Universe Exposed
Complementing the Visions of the Universe exhibition in the Sammy Ofer wing at the National Maritime Museum, this family show illustrates how anyone with a digital camera can capture spectacular images of the night sky.
Dates: throughout June 2013
Times: 17.00 (weekends and holiday weekdays)
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket
Age: recommended for ages 7+
We Are Aliens
Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame narrates this planetarium show exploring how our understanding of life on Earth guides our hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe. We visit Mars, Europa and distant exoplanets to try and answer the ultimate question…are we alone?
Dates: throughout June 2013
Times: 11.45 | 13.15 | 14.45 | 16.15 (weekends and holiday weekdays)
14.45 | 16.15 (weekdays during term time)
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket
Age: recommended for ages 5+
Sky Tonight Live
This live show presented by a Royal Observatory Astronomer takes visitors on a tour of what can be seen in the night sky on the day of their visit and the months ahead. The journey takes in stars, constellations, planets and moons, and includes a fly-out to the edge of the visible Universe.
Dates: throughout June 2013
Times: 12.30 | 14.00 |15.30 (weekends and holiday weekdays)
15.30 (weekdays during term time)
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket
Age: recommended for ages 5+
Meet the Neighbours
The Earth travels around the Sun with seven other planets, hundreds of moons and millions of asteroids. Meet our neighbours in space in this entertaining interactive show, where you decide which planets to visit. Presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer.
Dates: throughout June 2013
Times: 12.45 | 13.45 (Mon, Wed – during term time only)
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket
Age: recommended for ages 5+
Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
This show explores the scale of the solar system, galaxy and universe and how we measure it, investigating the structure of the universe from the smallest planets to the largest galactic superclusters.
Dates: throughout June 2013
Times: 12.45 | 13.45 (Thurs, Fri – during term time only)
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket
Age: recommended for ages 5+
Join Ted, the teddy bear, for live music and rhyme as he journeys throughout the solar system looking for the Great Bear in the sky in this show designed especially for younger children. Presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomer.
Dates: throughout June 2013
Time: 11.00 (weekends and holiday weekdays)
12.45 | 13.45 (Tuesdays during term time)
Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket
Age: suitable for ages 7 and under
June at the Maritime Museum
and The Queen’s House
Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life.
Dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2013
Times: 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00
Venue: Foyer, National Maritime Museum
Ages: Suitable for ages 6+
Be inspired by our maritime past and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask staff where the activity is on the day.
Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 2013
Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00
Venue: Learning space, National Maritime Museum
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Young children can have fun with their families as they explore the Museum through making, music, dance and drama.
Timed sessions; collect tickets from the admissions desk
Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 June 2013
Times: 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Venue: Sammy Ofer Wing Foyer, National Maritime Museum
Ages: Suitable for under-5s
Admission: £3 per child with an accompanying adult
Royal Photographic Society
The Royal Photographic Society have taken up residence in Linear House just behind the Greenwich Gallery.
RPS London, the London region of the RPS, now has a base for photography workshops, distinction discussions, AGM’s for the Special Interest Groups within the RPS covering all aspects of photography and a display space for exhibitions.
Until April 30 they’re holding a special exhibition to celebrate the forming of the RPS, in London, in 1853.
The Cave, in Linear House is open for people to drop in for coffee every Tuesday afternoon, or at other times by appointment. If you’re interested in joining them, have a chat on a Tuesday afternoon – beginners welcome.
Greenwich Blitz Walk
World War Two expert Stephen Hunnisett will be leading his classic Blackheath & Greenwich Blitz Walk Sunday 19th May. The usual rules apply – meet at All Saints Church at 11 a.m., and finish at St Alfege’s Church about 2 and a half hours later. Pre-booking at www.blitzwalkers.co.uk or you can simply bowl up on the day. The cost is £9 per head.
University of Greenwich
Choir J S Bach: Magnificat Carl Orff: Carmina Burana ( accompanied by 2 pianos and percussion) Friday 8 March 7.30pm 2013 – Old Royal Naval College Chapel University of Greenwich Choir and Ensemble Conductor: Nicholas Jenkins Soprano: Sally Silver Baritone: David Stout Pianos: Suzy Ruffles and Charles Andrews Tickets: £10 (full price), £8 (seniors), £6 (students) Available from Greenwich Theatre Box Office or at the door on the night.
April at the
Old Royal Observatory Aliens in Science Fiction Do you know E.T. from Jabba the Hutt? Have you always secretly thought you could do better than Douglas Adams? This short engaging course, ideal for science fiction fans and budding science fiction writers, explores the development of our thinking about aliens. Looking at aliens in literature and film, the course focuses on the relationship between science, imagination and culture. No prior scientific knowledge is required. Date: Tuesdays: 16 April – 21 May 2013 Time: 19.00 – 21.00 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Price: £72 Further Astronomy This course is for people with some prior knowledge of astronomy who want to find out more about our scientific understanding of the universe, existing scientific research and the boundaries of current knowledge. This is an ideal course for anyone familiar with the basics of astronomy or who has studied introduction to astronomy. Date: Tuesdays: 16 April – 21 May 2013 Time: 19.00 – 21.00 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Price: £72 __________________________________________________ FAMILY EVENTS From Atoms to Aliens (Explore Your Universe) Explore how we can search for life in our Universe and detect habitable worlds through this interactive family science show, which runs daily (30 March – 14 April). Using exciting science demonstrations and activities, the show looks at how scientists think we evolved on the Earth and the conditions required for life to exist. Guests will also have the chance to learn how to search our galaxy for alien worlds. Date: 30 March – 14 April 2013 Times: 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 | 16.00 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Activity Space Admission: £5.00 family ticket Age: 7+ Saturday Space Explorers In these fun monthly workshops families can make simple cardboard instruments, including planet finders and moon dials which they can take away and use at home. Date: 27 April 2013 Times: 14.00 | 14.30 | 15.00 | 15.30 | 16.00 | 16.30 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Activity Space Admission: Free Age: 5+ PLANETARIUM SHOWS Peter Harrison Planetarium The Peter Harrison Planetarium reopened to the public last April 2012 with new state-of-the-art technology following a major refurbishment. The Peter Harrison Planetarium is the only public planetarium in London and is the centrepiece of the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. An ‘Astro Ticket’ combining access to the historic Royal Observatory buildings and Meridian Courtyard with a Planetarium show is available subject to availability. This offers savings for both individuals and families – contact the bookings team or see the website for further information. We Are Aliens Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe in this exciting new planetarium show. We visit Mars, Europa and distant exoplanets to try and answer the ultimate question…are we alone? Dates: throughout April 2013 Times: 11.45 | 13.15 | 14.45 | 16.15 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 14.45 | 16.15 (weekdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ The Universe Exposed Celebrating astrophotography, this captivating show explores the basics of night-time photography, and showcases how anyone with a digital camera can capture spectacular images of the night-sky. Dates: throughout April 2013 Times: 17.00 (weekends and holiday weekdays) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Sky Tonight Live This live show presented by a Royal Observatory Astronomer takes visitors on a tour of what can be seen in the night sky on the day of their visit and the months ahead. The journey takes in stars, constellations, planets and moons, and includes a fly-out to the edge of the visible Universe. Dates: throughout April 2013 Times: 12.30 | 14.00 |15.30 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 15.30 (weekdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Meet the Neighbours The Earth travels around the Sun with seven other planets, hundreds of moons and millions of asteroids. Meet our neighbours in space in this entertaining interactive show, where you decide which planets to visit. Presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer. Dates: throughout April 2013 Times: 12.45 | 13.45 (Mon, Wed – during term time only) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Solar System, Galaxy, Universe This show explores the scale of the Solar System, Galaxy and Universe and how we measure it, investigating the structure of the universe from the smallest planets to the largest galactic superclusters. Dates: throughout April 2013 Times: 12.45 | 13.45 (Thurs, Fri – during term time only) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Space SafariJoin Ted, the teddy bear, for live music and rhyme as he journeys throughout the solar system looking for the Great Bear in the sky in this show designed especially for younger children. Presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomer. Dates: throughout April 2013 Time: 11.00 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 12.45 | 13.45 (Tuesdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: suitable for ages 7 and under
Pelton Arms, Sunday 3 March 4pm – 8pm ish “set 1 – us warming things up set 2 – open mic or us helping out a bit where needed set 3 – getting members of the audience to participate – sit in etc – and the Dr Feelgood number is Obligatory!”
Touch of Glamour
A Night in aid of Oxfam – Thursday 7th March 2013 This March Greenwich Oxfam is Getting Together with Greenwich Chic Events to celebrate International Women’s Day in style, held in the Nelson Rooms at the Trafalgar Tavern and celebrating a variety of local female talent whilst raising money for Oxfam. There’s quite a line up – looks like a good ‘girls’ night out.’ Tickets are on sale now at £8, this includes entry to the event and a free cupcake. All ticket proceeds, as well as 10% of everything sold on the stalls, will go to Oxfam. Doors 6.30pm, event ends at 10pm, venue closes at 11pm Tickets £8 (suitable for age 11+, all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult, ID will be required) Tickets must be purchased in advance (no tickets can be sold on the door) available from the following: www.wegottickets.com/event/201895 Blackheath Oxfam Shop Greenwich Oxfam Bookshop
Paul McPherson Gallery Tuesday 5th – Saturday 16th March 2013 “Roger’s* paintings are predominately about the light, weather and colour; remembered responses to a moment or a feeling of being in the landscape or urban view, the sort of view cameras do not capture.Hiscontemporary paintings are of his memories and spine tingling joy when being immersed in the weather. The paintings are undetermined landscapes, although some bear references to certain places or views that Roger has caught a fleeting glance of when travelling, but all are about his response to the world around him”. Not sure what the surname is – not on flyer…TGP
April Highlights at NMM
Monday 1 – Friday 12 April 2013 The Great Map Imagine a giant map with secrets to reveal. Secrets about people, places and journeys from the past. Mark your stories, and be the first to walk on The Great Map, an exciting new experience for families at the National Maritime Museum. Somewhere special to me… Where is your favourite place in the world? Share your story and mark it on The Great Map for everyone to see. Drop-in workshop. Dates: 1 – 12 April 2013 Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00 Venue: Upper Deck, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free A Journey to Remember People travel across the world for many reasons; for discovery, adventure or to find a new home. Meet some characters from the past and hear their incredible stories about how their journeys changed their lives forever. Interactive workshop. Dates: 1 – 12 April 2013 Times: 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 Venue: Foyer, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free On Top of the World Invent a game to play with your family on The Great Map. Create questions to test your team’s geography. Who will be the winner? Dates: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 April 2013 Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00 Venue: Learning Space and Upper Deck, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free News Flash! Put on your reporter hat and join a news team to create a story about a famous voyage by sea. Timed sessions; collect tickets from the admissions desk Dates: 2, 4, 9, 11 April 2013 Times: 11.00 | 13.00 | 15.00 Venue: Group Space, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free Play Tuesdays: Secrets of the Sea Come along to play with your family and friends. Drop-in workshop. Dates: 2, 9 April 2013 Times: 10.30 – 12.30 | 13.00 – 15.00 Venue: Learning space, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for under-5s Admission: Free _____________________________________________________________________ EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea Explore the exhibition with this free activity trail to find out more about Ansel Adams and landscape photography. Date: Until 28 April 2013 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for families and school groups with children aged 5+ Admission: Admission charges apply for this exhibition, visit rmg.co.uk for details __________________________________________________________ WEEKLY EVENTS Explore Saturdays Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life. Dates: 6, 13, 20, 27 April 2013 Times: 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 Venue: Foyer, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free Discover Sundays Be inspired by our maritime past and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask staff where the activity is on the day. Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 April 2013 Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00 Venue: Learning space, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free Play TuesdaysYoung children can have fun with their families as they explore the Museum through making, music, dance and drama. Timed sessions; collect tickets from the admissions desk Dates: 16, 23, 30 April 2013 Times: 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00 Venue: Foyer, National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for under-5s Admission: £3 per child with an accompanying adult
To and From Greenwich
To and From Greenwich Regular Phantophile and excellent all-round photographer Mike Curry is exhbiting at The Greenwich Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS from Saturday 2nd March 2013 to Sunday 31st March 2013 (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm Saturday/Sunday 12 – 4pm) http://www.thegreenwichgallery.com “I am showing work from my travels to teach photography in Canary Wharf, Whitstable and Greenwich. Its quite an eclectic mix of work from sweeping panoramas to more abstract studies!” Mike will be at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays – so go along and say hello…
THE GARDEN OF
ENGLAND ALICE KETTLE AT THE QUEEN’S HOUSE, GREENWICH 14 MARCH – 18 AUGUST 2013 Acclaimed British textile artist Alice Kettle creates three specially commissioned works for the Queen’s House this spring, in the inaugural project of the new Royal Museums Greenwich contemporary arts programme. The Garden of England responds to the history and architecture of Inigo Jones’s celebrated building, as well as the stories of the queens and courtiers who once graced this ‘House of Delight’.
Fancy being a
Guinea Pig? Volunteers needed for university research Up to six hundred volunteers are needed to take part in fascinating new research into how pedestrians move through public spaces. The volunteers will simply be walking around part of the University of Greenwich campus, in large groups, as may be found in and around a railway or tube station. The research, which is sponsored by the UK Government, is being organised by the university’s Professor Ed Galea, Director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group. Professor Galea is a world expert on evacuation procedures and on the subject of how people behave in emergencies. This latest project will contribute to improving the safety, security and comfort of passengers at railway stations, tube stations and other public spaces, and will also help improve the design of stations and their surrounding environments. The research will take place at the University of Greenwich campus, at the Old Royal Naval College, and those taking part will be compensated with £45 each per day to contribute to travel and incidental costs. The days in question are Saturday 16 March, Sunday 17 March and Saturday 23 March. Volunteers can take part in one or more days and will be required between 8am and 5pm. Professor Galea, who is looking for two hundred volunteers per day, says those taking part will be contributing to some unique research. “An exercise of this type has never been undertaken before. My team will be directing large numbers of people on the campus and collecting data about the movement of people as they move through a simple reconstruction of a rail station environment,” he says. “The actions of the participants will be recorded on video, so that later on we can analyse their actions and performance. While it will be simple to take part in the trials, the research is vital as it will ultimately lead to the design of more people-friendly and safer public spaces.” Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. For further information, to check eligibility and to register an interest in taking part in the trials, please see: http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/experiments/
St Alfege Concerts March
MARCH 2013 Saturday 2 March 1310 FREE RECITAL: Virtuoso Ensemble presents trios from late 16th and early 17th century. Music by Wert, Agostini, Luzzaschi, Marenzio. Beautiful quintet by Scarlatti for five female voices (Holly Carter, Louise Eekelaar, Rosemary Galton, Bethia Hourigan and Roseanna Skikun). Director Emily Gadd. Continuo – Toby Carr (theorbo) and Aileen Henry (harp). www.virtuosa.org.uk Thursday 7 March 1310 FREE RECITAL: Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble. Leo Aarons- Richardson, Saxophone; Peter Hill, Drums; Paul Baxter, Bass Saturday 9 March 1310 FREE RECITAL: Madelaine Jones, piano, Dan Edwards, cello Saturday 9 March 1930 £10 (£5 for under 16s) CONCERT: Choirs of Blackheath Centre for Singing. Brahms German Requiem. Conductor: Joel Thomas, Soprano: Helen Winter, Baritone: Ricardo Panela Monday 11 March Time tbc Tickets tbc CONCERT: CYM Chamber group Thursday 14 March 1310 FREE RECITAL: Trinity Laban. Iain Gibbs, violin; Christopher Atkinson, piano Friday 15 March 1930 £12 (£10) CONCERT: St Paul’s Sinfonia. Conductor Andrew Morley. Music by Beethoven (‘Egmont’ Overture), Knotts (Dolorato), Mozart (Symphony No.25), Brahms (piano Concerto No.2), Irina Lyakhovskaya, piano Saturday 16 March 1830 FREE PRE CONCERT TALK: Kantanti Ensemble. “Elgar before and after the war” with live performances of some of his chamber music from the Kantanti Principals. Saturday 16 March 1930 FREE CONCERT: Kantanti Ensemble. Concerto Gala. Elgar. Cello Concerto: Jamie Walton, cello. Bruch. Double Concerto: Lander Echevarria, viola; Lorenzo Iosco, clarinet. Strauss, Orchestral Songs, Paul Austin Kelly, tenor. Thursday 21 March 1310 FREE RECITAL: Trinity Laban. Julia Weatherly, soprano Friday 22 March 1030 Children FREE Adults £10 CONCERT: Bach to Baby. Classical accordion recital featuring Milos Milivojevic. Due to popular demand, classical accordionist Milos Milivojevic returns to St. Alfege’s with a rousing programme. Saturday 23 March Time tbc Tickets tbc CONCERT: Centre for Young Musicians Sunday 24 March 1930 Tickets tbc CONCERT: Thomas Tallis Society Choir. An American programme that includes Copland – In the Beginning, Howells – Take him earth for cherishing (written to commemorate JF Kennedy, 50th anniversary of his death this year), plus pieces by Whitacre and Lauridsen. Conducted by James Burton. Thursday 28 March 1310 FREE RECITAL: Trinity Laban Alicia Griffiths harp
Body, Movement and Dance
Photgraphic exhibition runs until 10th March at Made in Greenwich – www.madeingreenwich.co.uk
St Patrick’s Day Céili
Saturday 16 March, there will be a night of Irish Céili dancing at Borough Hall in Greenwich. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, there will be a caller on hand to guide you through the steps and live music will be provided by The Fiddlestix Ceilidh Band. 8 – 10pm. Tickets are £8 or £6 concessions. Greenwich is Dance is offering a special 20th anniversary discount of 20% off group bookings of 10 or more. To book call 020 8293 9741.
ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH FROM 1 March 2013 Are we alone in this Universe? If aliens exist, would they be friendly or hostile? Have they in fact, already visited Earth? This March, the Royal Observatory Greenwich explores a subject that has been obsessing us for hundreds of years in Alien Revolution, a new exhibition which takes an intimate look at the history of our relationship with extraterrestrial life through science and culture. The exhibition is part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s ‘Alien Season’ and includes a special-themed evening of activities for Museum’s at Night, cult classic sci-fi movie screenings, themed planetarium shows, public talks with guest astronomers, and a Summer Science programme of events with unique live shows and a short ‘Aliens in Science Fiction’ course. Admission: Free
Blackheath Centre for
Singing is a hub of community music-making based at Mycenae House, SE3 7SE. Their next concert is at St. Alfege’s, Greenwich at 7.30pm on 9 March. Check them out – either as a potential singer or audience member here
Heads up for Ballast Quay
There will be an open weekend at Ballast Quay 8/9June – I’ll post more details when I know them
Silent Cinema Weekend
at the Woolwich Grand I’m rather excited about the weekend of 23rd March – a silent cinema season – with the Phantom of the Opera as a highlight… http://www.thewoolwichgrandtheatre.com/
No to silvertown Tunnel
Petition If you haven’t already signed, check out why the proposed Silvertown Tunnel is a poor idea then sign on the virtual dotted line – here
Greenwich & Blackheath
Blitz Walk Blackheath & Greenwich walk will be on Sunday 24th March, starting as usual outside All Saints Church, Blackheath Village at 11 a.m. The walk will last around 2 hours 45 minutes and will finish at St Alfege’s Church in Greenwich. The charge this year will be a very modest £9 per head and can be paid on the day. Walkers can either pre-book on firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably) or for this walk can simply pitch up on the day.
Fan Museum Exhibition
The Fan in Europe: 1800-185022. 01. 2013 – 12. 05. 2013 The Fan in Europe: 1800-1850 offers fascinating insights into a relatively overlooked period within the history of fans… In Europe, the first decades of the 19th century witnessed and political upheaval. The Napoleonic Wars sent reverberations across the continent and affected life on an unprecedented scale.
Last Public performance before Christmas. Pelton Arms, from 5pm Christmas at the Pelton on a sunday afternoon is rather lovely – the fires are going, winter ale, mulled wine the cheese… ..and the Dawsons. What more could you ask…
New Year “Wassail ” EAST GREENWICH PLEASAUNCE Sunday January 6th 2013 Celebrate & tend the new Fruit Trees: 11.30a.m. Help mulch the trees with woodchip, 12 onwards. Music , poems &stories Join us to sing, eat, drink & be merry! Hot food & drink from Pistachios Café Orchard Press Cider Co – Local pressed Ciders Licence applied for Further info- 07833 538143
Trinity Laban Classical
Orchestra and Chorus Thu 8 Nov 19.30h A concert dedicated to the memory of James Gaddarn, former Trinity College of Music teacher, presented by Trinity Laban Soloists, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Kraemer Written in three parts and with a text taken from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, the Book of Genesis and the Book of Psalms, Haydn’s famous oratorio depicts the creation of the world. Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich £15 Box Office: T: 020 8463 0100 Book Online
Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS with LIVE SOUNDTRACK performed by Serum Electronique Orchestra TWO NIGHTS ONLY! 7.30pm FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2012 and 7.30pm SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2012 After a break of 31 years the Woolwich Grand Theatre opened to the public in January 2012 and are now proud to be bringing film screenings back to Woolwich on a regular basis, plus an exciting program of music and arts events. The main hall hosts a giant 16 x 36 ft screen and can hold several hundred people. Upstairs, the cafe has quickly become a welcome retreat for Woolwich residents and visitors with its varied and affordable menu of lunches, breakfasts and snacks, including high tea (I assume they mean ‘afternoon tea’ – TGP) provided in an eclectic collection of crockery!
British Oak, Sat 3 November 8.30pm onwards – they suggest you enjoy the fireworks then retire to this comfy old pub and enjoy a spot of music. I recommend them…
Offered – help at
Humber Road Allotments ‘Greenwich Writer’ says: I live around the corner from the Humber Rd allotments and would love to share an allotment or help out on an allotment, I am told by Greenwich Council I cannot apply because they are taking NO applications and have a 10 year waiting list! I wonder,is it possible to put a notice out asking if anyone would like help on their allotment or could spare a small corner. It is my dream to be able to wander round there and enjoy the vegetable growing experience. If you are on the Humber Road Allotments and could do with some help or want to offer some space to ‘Greenwich Writer’, do get in contact with The Phantom and I’ll pass you on…
December Events at the
Royal Observatory Evening with the Stars: Christmas Special A Christmas Special Evening with the Stars experience at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Including the festive Christmas Stars planetarium show in London’s only public planetarium, the chance to look through the gigantic 18-tonne Victorian telescope at what the night sky has to offer plus spend some time on the Prime Meridian with a hot drink, an amazing view and astronomers on hand to answer all your space-related questions. Dates: 12, 14, 15, 19 December 2012 Times: 17:30 – 18.30 | 18:50 – 20.50 Venue: Royal Observatory Greenwich Admission: £16 | £56 family ticket Age: 7+ Note: In the event of bad weather, guests get a rare opportunity to see unique footage taken through the telescope and hear about astronomical discoveries past and present. Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 The annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition opened at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on 20 September, displaying the spectacular winning images from this year’s competition. The exhibition is held in the Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. From distant galaxies to our very own Milky Way and neighbouring planets, the entries to this year’s competition reflect our enduring fascination with the night sky. Images on display include the winners from four main categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, as well as three special prize winners. Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 is organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Sky at Night Magazine. Entry to the Astronomy Centre and to the exhibition is free of charge. Dates: Until February 2013 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Opening times: 10.00 – 17.00 Admission: Free Planetary Geology This fascinating 10-week course offers a foundation degree level introduction to planetary science. It explores current scientific theories on the formation and evolution of the solar system, the structure of the planets and the processes that continue to shape their surfaces. This course requires knowledge of basic science and algebra. Date: Tuesdays: 4 December 2012 – 27 February 2013 Time: 18.30 – 21.00 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Price: £120 __________________________________________________ Spacetalk: Christmas Lecture Come and find out about the latest developments in astronomy in our Spacetalks programme. This month guest-speaker Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will talk about cutting edge scientific discoveries beyond our planet. No prior knowledge is required, just a healthy dose of curiosity. Date: 20 December 2012 Times: 18.30 – 20.00 Venue: Lecture theatre – National Maritime Museum Admission: £5.00 Age: 11+ __________________________________________________ FAMILY EVENTS Saturday Space Explorers In these fun monthly workshops families can make simple cardboard instruments, including planet finders and moon dials which they can take away and use at home. Date: 29 December 2012 Times: 14.00 | 14.30 | 15.00 | 15.30 | 16.00 | 16.30 Venue: Astronomy Centre – Activity Space Admission: Free Age: 5+ PLANETARIUM SHOWS Peter Harrison Planetarium The Peter Harrison Planetarium reopened to the public in April with new state-of-the-art technology following a major refurbishment. The Peter Harrison Planetarium is the only public planetarium in London and is the centrepiece of the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. An ‘Astro Ticket’ combining access to the historic Royal Observatory buildings and Meridian Courtyard with a Planetarium show is available subject to availability. This offers savings for both individuals and families – contact the bookings team or see the website for further information. Christmas Stars This seasonally themed show looks at what the night sky has to offer over the Christmas period and beyond, including the Moon, planets, stars and constellations, and also explores the latest ideas about what the Christmas Star might have been. This show is presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer. Dates: 1 – 23 December 2012 Times: 12.30 | 14.00 | 15.30 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 15.30 (weekdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ The Universe Exposed: photographing the cosmos Celebrating the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, this captivating show explores the basics of astrophotography, and showcases how anyone with a digital camera can capture spectacular images of the night-sky. Dates: throughout December 2012 Times: 11.45 | 13.15 | 14.45 | 16.15 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 14.45 | 16.15 (weekdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Sky Tonight Live This live show presented by a Royal Observatory Astronomer takes visitors on a tour of what can be seen in the night sky on the day of their visit and the months ahead. The journey takes in stars, constellations, planets and moons, and includes a fly-out to the edge of the visible Universe. Dates: throughout December 2012 Times: 12.30 | 14.00 |15.30 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 15.30 (weekdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Meet the Neighbours The Earth travels around the Sun with seven other planets, hundreds of moons and millions of asteroids. Meet our neighbours in space in this entertaining interactive show, where you decide which planets to visit. Presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer. Dates: throughout December 2012 Times: 12.45 | 13.45 (Mon, Wed – during term time only) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Solar System, Galaxy, Universe This show explores the scale of the Solar System, Galaxy and Universe and how we measure it, investigating the structure of the universe from the smallest planets to the largest galactic superclusters. Dates: throughout December 2012 Times: 12.45 | 13.45 (Thurs, Fri – during term time only) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: recommended for ages 5+ Space SafariJoin Ted, the teddy bear, for live music and rhyme as he journeys throughout the solar system looking for the Great Bear in the sky in this show designed especially for younger children. Presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomer. Dates: throughout December 2012 Time: 11.00 (weekends and holiday weekdays) 12.45 | 13.45 (Tuesdays during term time) Venue: Peter Harrison Planetarium Admission: £6.50 adults | £4.50 children/concessions | £17.50 family ticket Age: suitable for ages 7 and under for more information see website: http://www.rmg.co.uk
International Navigation Association
Friday 16th November FREE lecture on the restoration of the Cutty Sark. For more details see website
St Alfege Church
November Events Thursday 1 November: RECITAL: Trinity Laban Harp Department 1310 FREE Saturday 3 November: RECITAL: Mark Gibbs, viola Music by Schumann, Hindemith, Brahms 1310 Christopher Atkinson, piano FREE EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 8 – 10 November Thursday 8 November: RECITAL: Trinity Laban Early Music Vocal Ensemble Director: Tim Travers-Brown 1310 FREE Thursday 8 November: CONCERT: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts 1730 Tickets £15 Giovanni Gabrielli Friday 9 November: RECITAL: Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano) 1310 Tickets £5 Friday 9 November: CONCERT: Awake! Awake! Viols and Recorders with Philip Thorby, Emma Murphy, Sharon Lindo, Alison Kinder and David Hatcher 1730 Tickets £12 Saturday 10 November: CONCERT: Virtuoso Recorder player Dan Laurin confirms his reputation as one of the most interesting and sometimes controversial performers 1730 Tickets £10 Wednesday 14 November: CONCERT: Eltham College 1930 Tickets tbc Thursday 15 November: RECITAL: Trinity Laban Sophie Stevens Quartet 1310 FREE Saturday 17 November: RECITAL: Edward McCullagh violin Elspeth Wyllie piano 1310 Ivan Leon cello FREE Music by Ravel, Stravinsky Saturday 17 November: CONCERT: Ivory Duo and pupils 1800 FREE Thursday 22 November: RECITAL: Trinity Laban Leva Caune & Konan Tanaka 1310 FREE piano Saturday 24 November: RECITAL: Olga Paliy piano Music by Mozart, Schubert, Prokofiev 1310 FREE Sunday 25 November: CONCERT: The Steinberg School of Music 1800 Tickets tbc Thursday 29 November: RECITAL: Trinity Laban Saxophone Ensemble 1310 FREE Friday 30 November: CONCERT: London Oriana Choir Conductor: David Drummond Bach: Christmas Oratorio 1900 Members of the Brandenburg Sinfonia. £22 concessions £16. more info: www.st-alfege.org
National Maritime Museum
December Events Fantastic figureheads Be inspired by the giant, weird and wonderful figureheads created for ships, and have the chance to design your own. Drop-in workshop Date: 27, 28, 29 December 2012 Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00 Venue: National Maritime Museum – Learning Space Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free Neptune Why did sailors fear the king of the sea? Come along and ask Neptune himself. Performance Date: 27, 28, 29 December 2012 Times: 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 Venue: National Maritime Museum – Sammy Ofer Wing entranc Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free _________________________________________________________ EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea Explore the exhibition with this free activity trail to find out more about Ansel Adams and landscape photography. Date: 9 November 2012 – 28 April 2013 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for families and school groups with children aged 5+ Admission: Admission charges apply for this exhibition, visit rmg.co.uk for details _________________________________________________________ WEEKLY EVENTS Explore Saturdays Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life. Dates: 1, 8, 15, 29 December 2012 Times: 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free Discover Sundays Be inspired by our maritime past and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask staff where the activity is on the day. Dates: 2, 9, 16, 30 December 2012 Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free Play TuesdaysYoung children can have fun with their families as they explore the Museum through making, music, dance and drama. Timed sessions; collect free tickets from the admissions desk Dates: 4, 11, 18 December 2012 Times: 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for under-5s Admission: Free Website: http://www.rmg.co.uk
Halloween family fun day
Cutty Sark and the Queen’s House are open to all Witches and Warlocks on a mission to have fun. Discover the story of Nannie, Cutty Sark’s very own witch, create a freaky fancy-dress accessory, take part in the Wicked Witches and Warlocks dance, sing-a-long to Witches’ songs, hear spooky tales and lots more. The day will end with prizes for the best fancy dress, so come in your best witch or warlock costume. All participants will receive a certificate. Date: 28 October 2012 Times: 11.00 – 16.00 Venue: Cutty Sark and Queen’s House Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: £10 per person (includes Cutty Sark entry). Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
Rejoice! Stephen Hunnisett’s Blitzwalks are back! The original date for October has had to be put back due to the pesky Run to the Beat Half marathon (yet another reason to hate it…) so it’s now on the 4th November at the usual time, 11.00 am outside All Saints Church, Blackheath Village. The walk takes about 2 hours 45 minutes and costs £8. Booking in advance is preferable, either by contacting email@example.com, by phone on 07887 648195, or you can just turn up on the morning. The walk finishes in Royal Hill, convenient for the pubs that beckon in the area!
Steinberg Studio Concerts
After the sellout success of Greenwich’s smallest classical recital halls (in Vanbrugh Hill) book early for these: Sun 21 October 2012 – 18:00 – Studio Concert Steinberg Music Studio, London SE10 9HP Sun 18 November 2012 – 18:00 – Studio Concert Steinberg Music Studio, London SE10 9HP Sun 25 November 2012 - 18:00 – Pupils’ Concert (St. Alfege Church) Sun 16 December 2012- 18:00 – Studio Concert Steinberg Music Studio, London SE10 9HP For more details see < ahref=”http://www.steinbergduo.com/events/categories/greenwich-concerts/”> website
Scary Stories from Another
London Another One Eye Grey Production – these days all gone digital and available on Kindle
at the Greenwich Dance Agency Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE 2 – 4:30pm The Art Deco 1930′s Borough Hall has played host to Tea Dances for several decades and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of socialising, live music and dancing. Tickets cost £8 or £6 concessions. Tea and cake is included in the entry price. For more information contact Greenwich Dance on 020 8293 9741 or visit www.greenwichdance.org.uk 10 November, 15 December, 19 January, 16 February, 16 March
The Alexandra Players
PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES by Alan Ayckbourn Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton SE7 7HX on Thursday to Saturday November 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 8pm. Doors open 7.30 pm. Tickets £8 (£7 Concessions). Box Office 07867 627 987 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the Players, see alexandraplayers.org.uk Tickets reserved by telephone or e-mail must be collected no later than 15 minutes before the performance or they may be resold.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 The annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition opened at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on 20 September, displaying the spectacular winning images from this year’s competition. The exhibition is held in the Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. From distant galaxies to our very own Milky Way and neighbouring planets, the entries to this year’s competition reflect our enduring fascination with the night sky. Dates: 20 September 2012 – February 2013 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Opening times: 10.00 – 17.00 Admission: Free OBSERVING EVENTS Evening with the Stars The popular after-dark experience at the Royal Observatory Greenwich including a show in London’s only public planetarium, the chance to look through the gigantic 28-inch telescope at what the night sky has to offer plus spend some time on the Prime Meridian with a hot drink, an amazing view and astronomers on hand to answer all your space-related questions. Dates: 21, 23, 24, 28 November 2012 Times: 17:30 – 19.30|18:50 – 20.50 Venue: ROG Admission: £16 | £56 family ticket Age: 7+ Note: In the event of bad weather, guests get a rare opportunity to see unique footage taken through the telescope and hear about astronomical discoveries past and present. FAMILY EVENTSSaturday Space Explorers In these fun monthly workshops families can make simple cardboard instruments, including constellation finders, planet finders, lunar calendars and other models, which they can take away and use at home. Date: 24 November 2012 Times: 14.00 | 14.30 | 15.00 | 15.30 | 16.00 | 16.30 Venue: Astronomy Centre – Activity Space Admission: Free Age: 5+
Photography from the Mountains to the SeaDate: 9 November 2012 – 28 April 2013 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for families and school groups with children aged 5+ Admission: Admission charges apply for this exhibition, visit rmg.co.uk for details
Diwali celebrations Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and British Asian heritage with a range of activities for all the family. Come along and discover more about how trade by sea brought ideas, culture, language and people from Asia to Britain. Date: 24 November 2012 Times: 11.00 – 17.00 Venue: National Maritime Museum Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free _________________________________________________________ Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November 2012 Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle What’s the story? From Trafalgar Square to Greenwich, what mysteries lie within Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle? Uncover the clues and celebrate the arrival of this major artwork by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE at the National Maritime Museum. The Big Draw: Pencils, People and Places Draw Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle and decorate the sails to show the journeys your family have taken to be in Greenwich today. Drop-in workshop Dates: 1, 2 November 2012 Times: 11.30–13.30 | 14.00–16.00 Venue: NMM – Propeller Ages: All Admission: Free Creative cargo: ideas trolley Why was Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle created for Trafalgar Square? Explore the Museum to find historical clues that will help you find out. Drop-in workshop Dates: 2 November 2012 Times: 12.00 – 14.00| 14.30 – 16.30 Venue: NMM – Maritime London gallery Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free The extraordinary life of Equiano People sail around the world for different reasons. Find out how Olaudah Equiano sailed from West Africa to the Caribbean and then came to London, becoming a part of changing British history. Interactive history-telling session Dates: 1 November 2012 Times: 11.30 | 13.30 | 15.30 Venue: NMM – Atlantic Worlds gallery Ages: Suitable for ages 7+ Admission: Free What’s in a flag? Design and make a flag inspired by the fabrics used by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. How can ideas, colours and patterns travel by ship? Printmaking workshop, collect free tickets from the ticket desk Date: 2 November 2012 Times: 11.00 | 13.00 | 15.00 Venue: NMM – Learning space Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free _________________________________________________________ WEEKLY EVENTSExplore Saturdays Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life. Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 November 2012 Times: 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 Venue: NMM Ages: Suitable for ages 6+ Admission: Free Discover Sundays Be inspired by our maritime past and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask staff where the activity is on the day. Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2012 Times: 11.30 – 13.30 | 14.00 – 16.00 Venue: NMM Ages: Suitable for all ages Admission: Free Play Tuesdays Young children can have fun with their families as they explore the Museum through making, music, dance and drama. Timed sessions; collect free tickets from the admissions desk Dates: 6, 13, 20, 27 November 2012 Times: 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00 Venue: NMM Ages: Suitable for under-5s Admission: Free
Charity Christmas Cards
Cards for Good Causes opens its Shop in St Alfege’s, Greenwich again this Christmas season,every day from Wednesday October 31st through to Wednesday December 19th between 10am and 4pm, staffed by local volunteers. A wide range of charity Christmas Cards, from more than 25 national and local charities, will be available, together with Christmas goods.”
Come Dine With Me
are currently looking for people in SOUTH EAST LONDON and specifically the Greenwich area to take part in the show. If you’d like for the show please call – 0871 244 4142 or email – email@example.com SHOOT DATES ARE: 5th November – 9th November 2012
A new Creative Writing Group, led by writer Rosemary Furber will begin at Waterstones between between 2.30 and 4.45pm until 18 November. Anyone is welcome to come, whatever their writing experience – just email firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at the posters in the shop for details
The Pelton this Sunday (9 September) 5pm onwards – a band and a pub I like a lot.
RIVERS and PEOPLE
Bubble Theatre Sun 16 September Ladywell Fields, Lewisham Performances every 20 mins from 6.30pm – 7.50pm Email email@example.com to book your ticket or visit the website for more information about the project and to book online. London Bubble
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September, from 12 noon Albany Outdoors A FREE weekend of live music and performance Join us for the Albany’s FREE outdoor weekend, with theatre, live music and family fun taking place in the squares and streets between the Albany and Deptford Lounge, including: The Albany Bandstand Marathon Red Herring’s That’s The Way To Do It! FanSHEN’s Green and Pleasant Land C-12 Dance Theatre’s The Van Man Uncover and Emergency Exit Arts’ Tag It MADCAP’s Urban Village Fete Online Brochure
Stories for Grown ups
South London based visual artist George Williams is set to bring ‘Stories for grown ups’ to the Misty Moon Gallery in Ladywell from 11-15 September – a show that will invite the audience to create their own narratives, using the work as a starting point. Watch a preview trailer and interview with George about the exhibition on his website here Capturing moments and fragments of narrative, Williams describes the exhibition as: “A mixture of drawings that tell part of a story, so the audience can fill in the blanks with something that makes sense to them personally”. ‘Stories for grown ups’ is FREE ENTRY, come along to the preview on Wednesday 12 September from 7pm-late at The Misty Moon Gallery.
Lewisham Choral Society
Are singing the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Sibelius’ Be Still My Soul in the Spiegeltent at 7pm on Sunday 29th July. Should be huge fun… http://www.lewishamchoralsociety.org.uk/event/sing-out-spiegeltent-blackheath-big-screen
The Vanishing Point in association with Scala Beyond presents an immersive screening of Silent Running (1972) Saturday 15 September: Prepare for take-off with an immersive experience of this eco themed sci-fi classic using the rooftop and gallery spaces of Utrophia art gallery. Board The Valley Forge spaceship with other crew members, immersive installations, musicians and a blast off bar. http://www.thevanishingpoint.org.uk/
Metro Drag Race 2012
Registrations are now open for METRO Drag Race 2012. The annual event returns to Greenwich for its seventh year on Saturday 18th August starting at 6.30pm at The Prince of Greenwich, 72 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Greenwich Councillor David Grant and is being hosted by renowned Drag Artist Dave Lynn. To register contact Hugh Wright firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8305 5000 x.148
Orchestra of the Age
of Enlightenment Little Top at Greenwich Summer Festival, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW Thursday 2 August 2012, 8.30pm Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Margaret Faultless violin Colin Scobie violin Richard Tunnicliffe cello Elizabeth Kenny theorbo Emma Walshe soprano Jon Jacob presenter Featuring the music of Purcell, Blow, Boyce and Arne. Please note that this is a standing event, with very limited seating. oae.co.uk/thenightshift Thursday 9 August 2012, 8.30pm 9 August: Musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Chi-Chi Nwanoku double bass Jane Gordon violin Colin Scobie violin Sarah McMahon cello Jon Jacob presenter Featuring the music of Mozart, Haydn and Boccherini. Please note that this is a standing event, with very limited seating.
(27th-29th July). The festival is celebrating the opening of the Olympic Games with Greenwich’s very own Hangar Arts Trust performing a sparkling cabaret of aerial circus in a high-impact, thrilling show full of beautiful and apparently impossible human feats! Make the launch of the Games truly memorable, come down and experience the buzz of the moment with the Opening Ceremony and first run of competitions on the Big Screen. The Old Royal Naval College will come alive with Brazilian Drummer Bands, Greenwich Morris Men, a Victorian Sideshow, Bollywood Brass Band, burlesque in the Little Top from The Folly Mixtures and lots more. Feast on fantastic food from the leading lights of the Street Food craze; enjoy a lovely selection of bars from Meantime Brewing Co. and the River Bar with exceptional views across the Thames.
(4th & 5th Aug). Bring your nearest and dearest along for a weekend bursting with fun for all the family. The Little Top is choca-bloc with shows from the astronomers at Royal Observatory Greenwich, Folded Feather’s ‘Suitcase Circus’ and even a classical concert just for Tots from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Stop by the Village Fete and enjoy maypole dancing and a traditional Punch & Judy show before settling in front of the Big Screen for a family film. Plus sideshows, music on the Bandstand, craft making, face painting, Street Food, Boutique Cabins and so much more!
Craft Beer Rising &
Street Food Fayre (11th & 12th August) Join us and a host of the hottest Craft Beer creators and Street Food vendors in town for a weekend of sampling, supping, feasting and demonstrations. Come and enjoy a weekend of quality products from innovative suppliers surrounded by all the usual festival fun with live music on the Bandstand, Sideshows, folk legend Martin Carthy in the Little Top and the awesome Closing Ceremony screened on our whopping Big Screen as we say farewell to the Olympic Games 2012.
Greenwich Get Acttive
Free trial sessions for residents here
A World of Laughter Running to 28th October, a free exhibition on the life and times of the late Bob Hope (born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham in 1903) at The Greenwich Heritage Centre.
METRO’s Annual Drag Race returns to Greenwich for its seventh year on Saturday 18th August. In the year that Greenwich celebrates its Royal Borough status and the nation celebrates the Diamond Jubilee the race will have a very royal theme. The charity is asking the finest Drag Kings and Queens to come forward to support its annual fundraising event. This year’s new route will start from the Prince of Greenwich pub on Royal Hill – only fitting for this most regal of races. The route will take in Royal Hill, Hyde Vale, King George Street and Point Hill with live entertainment, barbecue, raffle and stalls taking participants and supporters through the afternoon. Participants must wear drag and Drag Queens are required to wear a heel of at least 2 inches. Drag Kings must sport facial hair. Prizes will be awarded for the winning Drag King and Drag Queen of the race as well as the best drag ensembles and most money raised. Registration for the event will be opening very shortly and people can register interest in taking part, sponsoring the event or donating raffle prizes. see websitefor details
St Alfege Church
New Monthly Service COMMUNION SERVICE In the tradition of the Anglican churches of Uganda and Rwanda By kind permission of the Vicar, the Rev. Chris Moody, St Alfege church Greenwich is delighted to host a monthly service of worship and praise in the tradition of the Anglican churches of Uganda and Rwanda. The services will be led by the Rev. Stephen Nshimye Kamageri, and all members of the Ugandan and Rwandan communities are cordially invited. The service will last about an hour, and will start at 4pm on the following dates: 10 June, 8 July, 12 August and 9 September. There will be light refreshments afterwards in the church hall. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen on 07950 553 440.
PROGRAMME 2012-13 Check out http://greenwichindustrialhistory.blogspot.com/ for the latest news on Greenwich’s Industrial history 12th June Mary Mills – Maudslay Son and Field 17th July Henrietta Heald on William Armstrong 18th September Neil Rhind with the Moreton Prichard photographs of Blackheath 16th October Peter Kent. River Watch 20th November Peter Guillery on the Survey of Woolwich 22nd January Mark Stevenson on SHARP (European Arsenals) and English Heritage’s new archaeology assessment for Greenwich 19th February David Watts on Johnson and Jorgenson ` 19th March Andrew Wells, On Wells Shipbuilders – Deptford and elsewhere 9th April Owen Hatherley on the New Ruins All meetings are held at The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, SE3. This is a small theatre in the back of the Age Exchange Shop – which is in The Village opposite Blackheath Station. There is no on site parking – please do not park outside the Bakehouse, but use the car park behind the station. Meetings start at 7.30 and non members are charged £1. Chair: Sue Bullivant. Information email@example.com. 24 Humber Road, SE3 Membership Steve Daly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition Monday 25th June to Friday 6th July 2012 Charlton House, Grand Salon Charlton Village, SE7 Daily 10am – 4pm, Thursdays 2 – 8pm An exhibition of photographs, historical documents and recordings of local people’s memories – all about the Charlton Parks – is being held in the Grand Salon of Charlton House. See websitefor details.
Greenwich Open Studios 2012
Greenwich Dance Agency
‘Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows’ A cast of more than 50 local Greenwich people aged between 8 and 80 years old will perform in Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, a new work by Kate Flatt, choreographer of hit musical Les Miserables. Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, a Greenwich Dance co-production with Watford Palace Theatre will be performed at the Borough Hall on June 1 and 2. Drawing upon traditional English and Brazilian folk dance and music, the show features a cast of international performers and musicians as well as local people of all ages. Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE Fri 1 – Sat 2 June, 7.45pm Tickets: £15 full price, £12 concessions Box Office: 020 8293 9741 www.greenwichdance.org.uk
Transit of Venus
Flamsteed Astronomy Society will be holding an event on Blackheath on Wednesday 6 June from 4:45am to view the Transit of Venus across the disc of the Sun. This is a very rare event – miss it and you’ll have to wait another 115 years. Transits occur in pairs eight years apart, separated by more than a century. The last transit was in 2004, meaning that the next pair of transits will not be until 2117 and 2125! The transit in 2004 was easy to view in the UK, and, indeed, we held a very successful event at the Royal Observatory Greenwich at the time (see http://flamsteed.info/ssvenus.htm). Unfortunately for us, this transit is better viewed from the Southern hemisphere. However, we will catch the end of the transit in the UK, provided the skies are clear! Everyone is welcome to come along. The Society will have some specialist solar telescopes available for the event, so that we can safely view the Sun. It goes without saying that you should never look at the Sun directly with your eye, or through any non-specialist optical equipment.
Chimneys and Tunnels Walk
Saturday 23 June, Saturday 28 July 11am Bank Holiday Monday 4 June What to expect: We’ll speed across the Thames by Clipper from Greenwich Pier to Masthouse Terrace Quay. From there it’s a 3 and a half mile ‘dot-to-dot’ walk, as we link together the chimneys above our heads by tracing the routes of tunnels. We’ll end up in Greenwich town centre where there are some great pubs, lots of places to eat and two Sunday markets. Content geared towards over 12s. Meet: At Greenwich pier ticket office (don’t be late!). You will need: A cross river ticket or Oyster card fare for the 3 minute Thames Clipper trip to Masthouse Terrace. Details available here. Duration: Walk takes about two and a half hours. Tickets: £8 (full price), £7 (over 65s or full time students with proof of status). Price includes a smokey snack. Book here to secure your place. Remaining places available on the day on a first come first served basis. Maximum group size: 12 www.dotmakertours.co.uk
Twinkle Park Festival
Sounds in the Park Twinkle Park, Borthwick Street, Deptford SE7 3HD. Sunday 17th June 2012 – 2pm to 7pm, FREE
A parks group, have gained a £2,000 Lottery Grant from ‘Awards for All’ to develop a leaflet, website and smart phone apps to encourage visitors to get out and enjoy the trees in Maryon Wilson Park in Charlton. “The Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks, a voluntary community group, encourage members of the general public to appreciate and use Maryon Wilson Park in Charlton, London. The Friends will be launching the Tree Walk and the websites on 26th May at the Maryon Wilson Animal Park Open Day with guided walks at 1.0 pm, 2.0 pm and 3.0 pm lead by Greenwich Council’s award winning arborist and tutor James Hedges. www.friendsofmaryonparks.org
Greenwich Open Studios
SAT 9TH JUNE / SUN 10TH JUNE 1.00 – 6.00pm and SAT 16th JUNE / SUN 17TH JUNE 1.00-6.00pm See websitefor details.
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
Friends of Greenwich Park Mid-Summer Jazz is back again in Greenwich Park The Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band is back in the Observatory Garden, Greenwich Park, at 1pm on Sunday 17 June 2012, for another marvellous event for all the family, organised by the Friends of the Park. Tickets: £5 for adults (£6 on the gate). Youngsters under 16 free. Phone 020 8853 2150 or email email@example.com.
‘Londons Topdog’ Exhibition dates: 11th May –3rd June. Ben Oakley Gallery is pleased to welcome back London born painter Ray Richardson in his second exhibition with the gallery ‘ Londons Topdog ’. On view for the first time will be a series of Lithographs produced exclusively by Master Printer Lee Turner from Hole Editions, Newcastle. Turner trained for years at the renowned Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque and has worked with, amongst others George Shaw and Turner Prize winner Richard Wright. Turner and Richardson have collaborated once again to produce ‘A Bakers Dozen’, thirteen A6 gems to be offered at Pre Published Prices throughout this exhibition. Which are being presented as a set or individually. This is a great opportunity for the young or seasoned Richardson collector. Accompanying the lithographs will be a collection of Richardsons finest oil paintings to date, which have been painted and hand selected especially for this show. There is always a consistent depth of quality and strong narrative to Richardsons work as he effortlessly continues to carry on the mantle and tradition of great British Painters. VISITOR INFORMATION. BEN OAKLEY GALLERY 9 Turnpin Lane Greenwich London SE10 9JA DLR: Cutty Sark Greenwich ( 2 minutes walk ) Overground Train: Greenwich Station ( 5 minutes walk ) Opening Times: Thursdays –Sundays 11-6pm Free: Monday –Wednesday by appointment. All media enquiries /invitations: please email Ben Oakley. firstname.lastname@example.org www.benoakleygallery.com Telephone. 07976 692 751
by Royce Ryton presented by the Alexandra Players Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton SE7 7HX on Thursday to Saturday June 7th, 8th and 9th at 8pm. Doors open 7.30 pm. Tickets £8 (£7 Concessions). Box Office 07867 627 987 or e-mail email@example.com
Charity B&B for Marathon Runners
Some families in Blackheath and Greenwich are offering Bed & Breakfast for runners in their homes as a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (all proceeds go to the charity). This is a brilliant opportunity for runners to stay a short walk from the start in Greenwich Park in a lovely home and for local people to raise money for a brilliant cause. Please contact Sacha if you are a local person willing to offer a bed or runner looking for somewhere to stay before the big day. firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY MORNINGS 12pm – 1.05pm at St Alfege Church Hall, Greenwich Mother and Baby Yoga classes are open to any mummy with a baby aged between 6 weeks and 9 months (or pre crawling) See website (www.yumiyoga.co.uk) for full details & directions
Spem in Alium
Plus other big choral hitters sung by the Thomas Tallis Society Spem in Alium – Tallis Zadok the Priest – Handel Nelson Mass – Haydn St Alfege Church, Greenwich Saturday March 31 at 7.30pm Tickets available from Greenwich Theatre 020 8858 7755 www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk Ticket prices: £18, £10
This Sunday (18th) at Pelton Arms in a special Mother’s Day Do – 5.30-ish to 7.30-ish
A Phantom Fave Apart from this Sunday coming, the 18th March, I have scheduled another one for Sunday 1st April. The details are as usual – meet at 11 am outside All Saints Church, Blackheath Village on 1st April. The walk takes about 2 hours 45 minutes and costs £8. Booking in advance is preferable, either by contacting me at email@example.com, by phone on 07887 648195, or you can just turn up on the morning. The walk finishes in Royal Hill, convenient for the pubs that beckon in the area!
Olympic Rooms Wanted
Our own local hotelier, Robert Gray says: ‘I’m getting lots of phone calls from people wanting somewhere to stay during the Olympics. I am making a list so if any of your are readers are letting a room or two out. I`m only to happy to pass them on.’
Sands Films Open Days
A unique EIS tax incentive scheme opportunity to invest in this unique film studio. Investors can subscribe as little as £500.00 and get a tax credit of 30% of the invested sum. Share Offer Open house days If you are interested in becoming one of the many Sands Films Shareholders and be part of a large community of people involved in this thriving local busness, come for a tour of the studio and a talk about the EIS and the future of the company. Saturday 17th March 4.00pm: Talk and visit of the studio Screening at 18:00 featuring Sands Films Costumes. 82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ Tel: 020 7231 2209
Kung Fu and Tai Chi
Classes take place in Greenwich Park behind the Queens House every Saturday 12-2pm. The first class is Saturday 17th March. Wing Chun Kung Fu or Yang Style Tai Chi. Classes consist of the following: Warm up, stretch, form work, partner training, padwork and chi sau or pushing hands Classes are £8/session or £6/session for students. You can block book classes in groups of 5 and get one free (6 classes £40/£30). Private classes are available starting at £40/hour. Get in touch with Mark if you want more details firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.facebook.com/groups/greenwichkungfu/
Sara Hannant, author of Mummers, Milkmaids And Maypoles: A Journey Through The Ritual Year, published last September, launched at the Horniman Museum and featuring our very own Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green, will be talking about customs marking the seasons at SELFS (South East London Folklore Society) this Thursday, 8-3-12, details available on the SELFS website: http://www.selfs.org.uk/
Sponsored Walk Saturday March 17th, Health Poverty in Action will be hosting the first ever March for Mothers, a multi-faith sponsored walk taking place in Greenwich Park over Mother’s Day weekend. We hope to raise awareness of the 340,000 women who die each year in pregnancy and childbirth whilst raising funds to help save the lives of mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries. The walk will symbolise the long distances that the world’s poorest women must travel to seek healthcare in pregnancy. Walkers can opt for a 5K or 10K distance and the route is over easy ground with beautiful views over London. We will be joined by the Mayor of Greenwich as well as the world’s oldest marathon runner, ‘Uncle’ Fauja Singh . Walkers will also have the opportunity to join our Mother’s Day campaign by signing a giant Mother’s Card which will be personally delivered to the Secretary of State. www.marchformothers.com
Author Neil Rhind talks to Greenwich History Society Wed 29th Feb about his new book, The Pagoda. 7.30 High School, Vanbrugh Park. All welcome – non members pay £2.
Children’s Drama Workshop
Theatrebugs Drama workshop for 3.5-8 year olds Blackheath 3rd, 4th & 5th April 9.30am – 12.30pm Quaker Meeting House Lawn Terrace SE3 9LL Charlton 3rd, 4th & 5th April 1.30pm – 4.30pm United Reformed Church 109a Bramshot Avenue SE7 7HX Greenwich 11th, 12th, 13th April 9.30am – 12.30pm St Alfege Church Hall (entrance via Roan Street) Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BJ Deptford 11th, 12th & 13th April 1.30pm – 4.30pm The Albany Douglas Way SE8 4AG On day 3 Mums, dads, nannies, brothers, sisters and bumps are invited back to see the performance. Fee £78 Youngest sibling receives a 10% discount, Snack and Drink included Further details: www.theatrebugs.co.uk
Blackheath & Greenwich
Blitz Walk Due to the park’s unavailibilty at various times this year, there are fewer Blitz Walks than usual, but there is on on Sunday 18th March, starting at 11 a.m. outside All Saints Church, Blackheath – all as usual. The walk lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes and finishes in Royal Hill. Booking in advance is preferable either through the website, via email@example.com or on 07887 648195, or you can just pitch up on the day.
Greenwich Dance CitytoCity
Cabaret New work from Nigel Charnock and Arthur Pita; European performances Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE Thursday 2 February, 7:30PM Tickets £15/£10 concessions www.greenwichdance.org.uk
Reminiscence Project Charlton Parks Reminiscence Project is holding its second Reminiscence Event in Charlton House Old Library on Wednesday 1st February and Thursday 2nd February 2012 between 9am and 4pm each day. The Project is collecting stories, photos and reminiscences related to Hornfair, Charlton, Maryon Wilson, and Maryon Parks, Gilberts Pit and Barrier Park. This necklace of beautiful open spaces that once comprised Charlton Estate, encompassing Charlton House, a beautiful Jacobean manor house, lies along the Green Chain Walk as it runs from Shooters Hill through Charlton to the River Thames in south-east London. “The exhibition will include material that has been collected so far, history, maps, photographs and some interviews given by local people. As with the firsts event we are also inviting local people to browse through maps and photographs, share a story, a memorable day out or activity related to any of the parks in Charlton, make a recording on the day or arrange a separate time to record your story with one of the project volunteers. We are inviting people to bring photographs of their family or events in the parks that they would be willing to let us copy and add them to the web site.”
‘Come and Sing’ day
Vivaldi’s Gloria. Saturday 25 February 2012, St. Alfege Church, Greenwich, London from 2.30 – 6.30pm, the first three hours being a rehearsal (including a break), followed by an informal performance at 5.30pm. Tickets will not be required for the (free) informal performance, although there will be a participation fee of £10 per singer. Sheet music will be available to borrow for the afternoon without extra cost. Participants of all abilities are very welcome and will form a choir for the afternoon, singing in a relaxed and informal environment. To reserve a place for the afternoon please post a cheque for £10 payable to ‘Joel Thomas’ to the following address, along with your name and contact details. Joel Thomas 8 Rosebank Close Friern Park Finchley London N12 9LJ
A Concert for Andy
Dozens of leading acts, from South London and beyond, including The Portraits, Bruise, Kristy Gallacher and Mishaped Pearls, in memory of much-loved local music promoter and Icarus Club frontman Andy Ropek, who died of cancer in December 2011. A Concert for Andyis in the Great Hall, Blackheath Halls, 23, Lee Rd, London SE3 9RP ( 020 8493 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk ) on Sat Feb 4th at 8pm . Doors open 7pm. Tickets £8.
The Icarus Club
…will continue running local events including a new regular monthly night at the Pelton Arms, 23-25 Pelton Rd, Greenwich, SE10 9PQ starting on Weds Feb 8th http://www.icarusclub.blogspot.com
Warren Kinghas created his annual Greenwich desk calendar. You can get them at Compendia, Warwick Leadlay and the Plume of Feathers.
Otto Schade at
THEMED TEA DANCES
FOR THE NEW YEAR 28th Jan – Stars and Stripes 3 March Strictly Ballroom 21 April, The Vintage Years 2 – 4:30pm Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE £5 (£4 concessions) Greenwich Dance’s popular Saturday afternoon Tea Dances return this January with a series of themed special events.
Enchanted April, Thurs 16th Feb – Sat 18th Feb 8 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm A gentle comedy by Matthew Barber adapted from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim at Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, SE7 7HX Tickets £8 (£7 Concessions). 020 8858 2769 and firstname.lastname@example.org
& Craft Fair Sunday 26th February Sunday 15th April Sunday 20th May The John Roan School, Maze Hill, Blackheath, SE3 7UD 9.30am—3.00pm Admission £1.00
‘Where is holiness to be found?’ The search for holiness in different religious traditions A course for Lent 2012 held on Wednesdays 8pm in St Alfege Church Greenwich. A talk or presentation lasting 30-45 minutes followed by questions, concluding by 9.30pm. They anticipate a predominantly Christian audience of about 30 people drawn from the church and the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, but will advertise the course more widely in the belief that contact with other faith traditions leads to a deeper reflection and understanding of one’s own. The importance of pilgrimage in the Muslim tradition Icons of the Saints in the Orthodox tradition ‘Personal Holiness’ in the Methodist tradition The Shekhinah in the Jewish tradition The Bodhisattva in the Buddhist tradition The dates are: February 29th Imam Monawar Hussein March 7 Revd Martin Turner March 14 Rabbi Tony Hammond March 21st Dh Maitreyabandhu March 28th Patsy Fostiropoulos
Daily Flag Auction
Ex-Pat Phantomite Benedict’s fabulous Toronto Daily Flags, inspired by our very own Advent windows, are being sold at auction until Jan 15th. Bid here:
Lecture on St Alfege
“His Heart Gripped Justice with Amazing Strength”: invasion, conversion and the martyrdom of St Alfege’. Wednesday 18th January at 8pm in church Dr John Sabapathy, a lecturer in medieval history at University College London, a regular member of the congregation will give a lecture on St Alfege in the context of his time. This is as part of the run up to the pilgrimage for the Millennium of his martyrdom on 19th April this year.
My Vintage Affair
At The North Pole My Vintage Affair and Retrobates Vintage, who presently reside at The Beehive in Greenwich, present their festive vintage bonanza at The North Pole! The North Pole pub in Greenwich will be transformed into a winter wonderland with vintage stalls selling an amazing selection clothing, homeware, accessories and gifts from the 1940’s to the 1980’s. You can also hear vintage tunes, enjoy retro cocktails and get involved in the festive frivolities. When: Sunday 18 December 2011 Where: The North Pole Pub, 131 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA Time-12pm-6pm Admission: Free Credit/debit cards accepted
Greenwich Dance Agency
New Season of classes For the first time, it is offering courses in Bollywood and Dancing Fit – which combines popular dance styles such as street and contemporary for a high energy workout. Along with Zumba, Street Dance and 1930s jive dance Lindy Hop, there are now even more ways to get in shape and shift those post-Christmas pounds. Or, if anyone has been inspired by the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing, they can take to the floor at The Borough Hall with a course in Ballroom, Salsa or Tango. Regular courses in Ballet and Pilates also return, and there are weekly drop-in classes for Yoga, Egyptian Belly Dance, Contemporary and Flamenco. Classes cater for all ages, with Skip Hop Create for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, plus Hip Hop Create for 6 – 12 year olds. NRgDance teaches inventive Hip Hop and Street Dance moves, for 13 – 18 year olds on Saturday mornings. Dancing to the Music of Time also return in January, with weekly classes for over 60s, using creative dance to help improve stamina, balance, co-ordination and confidence. Classes start from Monday 9 January. For full details, including dates, times and prices, visit www.greenwichdance.org.uk or call 020 8293 9741.
2nd Annual Greenwich
Pantomime Horse Race Details hereSunday 18th December
Fowler’s Molly Dancers
Fowlers Molly Dancers will be starting their 2011-12 season with their traditional tour of Deptford and New Cross area. This is on Sunday 11/12/11: 12.30 dance at Royal Albert, New Cross Road, London SE14 6TJ, 14.30 dance at the Dog and Bell, Prince Street, Deptford, London SE8 3JD. Our other dates are: Monday 26/12/11 lunchtime Boxing Day with Blackheath Morris Men (likely to be their usual tour starting at Princess of Wales, Blackheath), Sunday 8/1/12 lunchtime/early afternoon Twelfth Night celebration with the Lions Part (well worth seeing if you have not seen them before and worth seeing again if you have), Monday 9/1/12 evening Plough Monday (likely to be pubs in Greenwich starting at the Ashburnham Arms, Ashburnham Grove)
English Breakfast See the latest menu here
Los Dawsons at
Pelton Arms The Los Dawsons are performing at the rather Lovely Pelton Arms this Sunday 4 December 7pm onwards. A splendid evening ahead…
Christmas Cards This year, they’re Olympic themed – and they’re wonderful! 6 different designs for £3. Buy them here.
Shop at 82
Shop at number82 is open Friday 2nd December 5 – 7pm Saturday 3rd December 10am – 6pm Artist designed gifts and editions for sale, drop buy and listen to some easy festive listening surrounded by delightful gift ideas.. www.number82.org
Emma says: I’m a Greenwich-based primary school teacher and am also currently training to be a child psychotherapist. As part of my training I need to do a series of mother and baby observations, starting when the baby is less than one month old. These take place in the home and the idea of them is to teach me the art of close observations (ie there is no testing, and I’m not looking for ‘perfect’ mothers or babies!). I am wondering if you ask people to contact me emmanagle(AT)gmail.com if they would be willing to take part? My observations really need to begin by January and I am beginning to wonder if I will ever find anybody. Perhaps someone in your esteemed readership is pregnant, or knows someone who is pregnant and who might be able to help me. I’d be eternally grateful.
Judicial Hearing over
Greenwich Law Centre Closure The date fixed for the hearing of the Judicial Review is the 14th & 15th December at the High court (supreme court) at 10.30. The Royal courts of Justice are in the Strand. Nearest tube on the district line is Temple or on the Central Line chancery Lane or Holborn.
at St Alfege Church An exhibition of original prints by artists from Greenwich Printmakers Gallery in support of the St Alfege Church Restoration appeal. Extended for another week until 5th December. Still plenty of prints to be purchased. Half (or some cases all) the proceeds of each sale goes towards the Restoration appeal. Every day from 10-4pm.
Olympic Legacy Talk
James Kennell, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Regeneration in Greenwich university’s Business School, will deliver a talk on the tourism legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Thursday 8 December. Details here
St Alfege Church Recitals
Saturday 3 December 1930: Concert. Blackheath Conservatoire. Britten Saint Nicolas and McDowall Christus Natus Est. The Conservatoire Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Phillip Scott and Joel Thomas. Tenor, Richard Berkeley-Steele. Tickets £12/£8 (from 020 8852 0234 or at church on the night) Sunday 4 December 1800: Concert. Steinberg School of Music. Tickets £5 (U18 FREE) Wednesday 7 December 1900: Action Against Hunger Christmas Concert. Choir, carols, mulled wine, mince pies and more! FREE Thursday 8 December 1310: Recital. Trinity Laban. Harp department. FREE Sunday 11 December 1930: Thomas Tallis Society Concert. Mozart Mass in C Minor. Vesperae solemnes de confessore (K339). Harriet Burns, soprano; Raphaela Papadakis, soprano; Angharah Lyddon, alto; Robin Bailey, tenor; David Shipley, bass. Martin Burgess, leader. Conducted by Stephen Dagg. Tickets: £20, £15, £10 (from Greenwich Theatre or at church on the night) Thursday 15 December 1300: Concert. Trinity Laban. Student Union Brass Band Christmas Concert. Director Stephen Maw. FREE Sunday 18 December 1000: Sunday School Nativity Play/All Age Eucharist. ALL WELCOME 1830: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. ALL WELCOME Friday 23 December 1030: Concert. Classics with my Baby, Christmas Special. “Festive Seasons Special” for the whole family. Classical piano trio, featuring the “Four Seasons” of Vivaldi and Piazzolla. Karen Stephenson, cellist; Philippa Mo, violin and Miamiao Yu, piano. Plus Christmas Carols around the piano. Tickets: Children FREE, adults £7 Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve 1700: Christingle. ALL WELCOME 2245: Choir Carols. ALL WELCOME 2330: Midnight Mass. ALL WELCOME Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day 0800: Holy Communion. ALL WELCOME 1100: Parish Communion. ALL WELCOME
A Real Taste of Food Writing masterclasses with Chef Guy Awford, hosted by Greenwich Community College, Feb and June 2012 The courses will be led by journalist and Guild of Food Writers member, Nikki Spencer, who started a food writing evening class at the college in the summer. A Real Taste of Food Writing takes place on Friday February 24th 2012 & Fri June 15th 2012. Classes cost £65 inclusive of food and drink. Gift message, packaging and delivery service available for special occasions. To book, call Rachel Wiltshire on 020 8305 4272/020 8853 7037/ 079750 959876 or visit www.gcc.ac.uk and follow the general interest tab to enrol on line. Alternatively, you can enrol in person at Greenwich Community College, Greenwich Park Centre, Royal Hill, SE10
A new project for and about endangered markets in London. Website here
The Cost of Love
A film about being gay in Greenwich, with our very own Robert Gray, showing at the Greenwich Picturehouse this Monday 21Nov.
Open House at
East Greenwich Fire Station 18th November. I don’t know anything more about it – so contact them for details if you fancy it. 020 8555 1200 325 Woolwich Road, Charlton, London, Greater London, SE7 7RF
Father Christmas will be in residence at his Greenwich Grotto on Wednesday 30 November and Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Saturday 24th December. His funny elf will treat the children to magic and balloon fun while they wait their turn to talk to Santa and collect their Christmas gift bag. 12.00 noonto 5.00pm daily. £4 a visit.
Christmas Lights on
and Lantern Parade Wednesday 30 November 4pm to 7pm The Christmas festivities begin with the local school children’s lantern procession and the switching on of the Christmas sparkly lights. The procession will start at 4pm in front of the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre at the Old Royal Naval College and, led by the Band of the Sea Scouts, wind its way to the Market. The big countdown at 4.30pm and switch on will be led by characters from this year’s Greenwich Playhouse panto Aladdin, the Mayor and a surprise guest. All can join in singing Christmas Carols, meet Father Christmas in his Greenwich Grotto and shop late through to 7pm.
HUNGER CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT An evening of live performances, readings and your favourite carols at St. Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BJ, from 7-9pm Wednesday 7th of December. Entry is free and includes mulled wine and mince pies.
Booksale Quality books at knock-down prices Amnesty International Book Sale 10am-4pm Saturday 19th November Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 8BF The Blackheath and Greenwich Group of Amnesty International is holding its annual fund-raising book sale on Saturday 19th November at the Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 (10 minutes walk up Lewisham Hill from Lewisham BR, DLR & Bus Station). Doors open at 10am.
Oxjam at the Duke
Sat 19th November http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam/Info/Event/GreenwichOxjam2011
The Brunel Museum Errol Linton & Jean-Pierre Lampe Wed 23 November 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £10 Errol Linton, award-winning harmonica player, will be playing slap bass and urban blues (Chicago by way of Brixton) with Jean-Pierre Lampe on bass in the Engine House. http://www.myspace.com/errollinton Ayanna Witter-Johnson Sat 17 December 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £10 Award-winning Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a classically trained vocalist and cellist, a graduate of the Trinity College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She’ll be playing in the Engine House. http://ayannamusic.com/ www.brunel-museum.org.uk
Diwali Under the Stars
Thurs Nov 17th The story of Rama and Sita under the magic of the night sky, whilst gazing at stars, watching the heavens revolve. Join astronomers and inspiring storyteller, Seema Anand for this exclusive evening in London’s only public planetarium. http://www.nmm.ac.uk/visit/events/diwali-under-the-stars
Terry Scales and
Cristiana Angelini A Christmas Exhibition of Landscapes, Still-Lives and Pastels Prints and greetings cards also available. At Paul McPherson Gallery 77 Lassell Street, East Greenwich, SE10 9PG (opposite the Auction Room) From 14th – 26th November 2011 Mon – Fri 11am – 5.30. Saturdays 10.30 – 3pm. Meet the artists day 19th November 10.30 – 3pm www.blueforce.demon.co.uk/terry.scales www.blueforce.demon.co.uk/cristiana.angelini
Print and Design Show Open Fri 4 Nov – Sat 16 Dec, 2011 Preview Fri 25 November // 6.30-8.30pm as part of SLAM Fridays Times Wed – Sat 10-6 pm
You Are Actually, OK!
A Movement, Breath & Rhythm Workshop WHAT: An introductory workshop focusing on wellbeing through Movement, Breath & Rhythm. WHEN: Sunday 6th November, 2 – 6pm WHERE: Blackheath Friends Meeting House (lower floor), Lawn Terrace, SE3 9LL ENTRY FEE: Limited Special Offer: £30 (standard cost usually £100). FURTHER INFORMATION/BOOKINGS: (0)20 8318 9466 www.okondowellbeing.com
An art exhibition by Daniel Worth at Paul McPherson gallery Paintings and sculpture by Australian artist Daniel Worth inspired by his time spent exploring along the river Thames. This exhibition focuses on the mercurial nature of the river: how it changes its colour and presence with the seasons, weather, location, day, night, high and low tide. Various artworks have been created from searching on the river banks for discarded materials to recycle into surfaces to paint on and objects to use for sculpture. 77 Lassell Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ 1st-12th of November 2011 www.danielworthart.com
Charity Christmas Cards
The shop, staffed by local volunteers, will be, as usual, at St Alfege Church, and will be open 31 October to 17 December from 10am to 4pm every day (Sunday 11-4pm)
Fitness For Mummies
(sadly not the Ancient Egyptian kind…) Postnatal Mum & Baby Exercise Class at St Alfege Church Hall Greenwich SE10 Had a baby and want to get back into shape? Fitness for Mummies offer classes specifically designed for post natal mums who wish to exercise and socialise with their babies. (Babies from 6 weeks to pre-crawling) The class consists of a low impact aerobic warm up, followed by upper and lower body conditioning exercises, often using resistance bands and balls. It also includes Pilates Matwork exercises to promote good posture, strengthen and regain your core muscles (the abdominal and back area). The class ends with a relaxing stretch. Babies come too, so no need for childcare. Your little ones can stay in buggies/car seats or play on our playmat. TUESDAY AFTERNOONS: Term-time only – starts Tuesday 18th October Time: 13:00 – 14:00 pm Fee: £6 per class Venue: St Alfege Church Hall, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 9BJ Please email email@example.com to reserve your space All details can be found at www.fitnessformummies.co.uk
St Alfege Church Recitals
October Friday 21 October 1930: Concert. St Paul’s Sinfonia. Tickets to be confirmed Saturday 22 October 1310: Organ recital: Geoffrey Hobbs FREE Music by Bach, Liszt, Howells, Lefebure-Wely, Mushel Thursday 27 October 1310: Lunchtime Recital. Trinity College of Music. Melanie Adler, piano. FREE Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt Friday 28 October 1030: Concert. Classics with my baby. Featuring Errollyn Warren, piano. Philippa Mo, violin. Tickets £7. Children free. Saturday 29 October 1930: Concert. Kantanti Ensemble. Tickets to be confirmed Sunday 30 October 1400: Recital. Dante Lorenzo Dilanni, piano. Robert Elibay-Hartog, baritone. Yoko Misumi, piano Music by Schubert, Schumann, Grieg, Brahms. FREE
Thames Path Closures:
Here are a smattering of updates from a variety of sources: “The section of the Thames footpath on the west bank is currently closed primarily in the interests of public safety because there is a section of the river wall that is unstable. the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who are carrying out the repairs to the river wall for the Environment Agency (EA) anticipate that the repairs will be completed by mid-February at which time it may be possible to re-open a section of this part of the footpath.” “Morden Wharf river path; the construction will only be the river defence wall and the footway will be relayed where necessary. This work should be complete by mid-November. The section of river path closed between Drawdock and the rear of Peters Pies in Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich peninsula will have a section of new river defence wall and a new public footpath being constructed by the developers,Lendlease/Bovis. This section will be closed for at least one year” “A similar section has been repaired at Anchor and Hope” “While there are no immediate plans to start building the residential developments planned for the sites that form part of the Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan; developers are currently carrying out ground investigation and infrastructure works near to this part of the footpath which is the reason they have applied for the temporary closure. It may be possible that the footpath could be opened earlier than anticipated, depending on when these works are completed (and provided the river wall repairs have been completed).” ‘Curry and a Pint‘ National Maritime Museum 14 October Discover the origins of the ‘Great British curry’, the story behind India Pale Ale and how the East India Company changed the eating and drinking habits of a nation. An evening of masala, manuscripts and migrations that is guaranteed to stimulate the imagination and the taste buds. Speaking on this series of unique learning and dining events, will be historian Rozina Visram, Shrabani Basu, author of Curry: The Story of the Nation’s Favourite Dish and the beer writer and convivial raconteur, Peter Haydon. This event will be repeated on 25 November. *The price includes a biryani (meat, lamb or vegetarian), nibbles and a glass of India Pale Ale. In partnership with Mogul Restaurant and Greenwich Meantime Brewery. Booking: (Debit / Credit Card only): Online: www.nmm.ac.uk/tickets (Tel: 020 8312 6608) Dates: 14, 28 October Times: 19.30 Fee: £25: Advance booking required Britain’s Biggest Curry Party Thursday 20 October 8pm Gurkha’s Inn 17 Columb Street Greenwich LONDON SE10 9HA Hosted by The Greenwich Curry Club £20 includes a set meal at this highly regarded venue, charity contribution and a beer from Mongoose. Make your booking with Daniel Ford by 0785 267 5689 New Greenwich Evening Class The Write Stuff! – starts on Nov 1st Discover all about writing for newspapers and magazines,as well as websites and blogs,at this practical evening class led by experienced journalist and former Channel Four & BBC TV reporter Nikki Spencer. The five-week course will include sessions on coming up with ideas, researching and interviewing,writing tips and pitching to editors. The Write Stuff! takes place at Greenwich Community College¹s Greenwich Park site on Royal Hill. Starts on Tues November 1st at 7.30pm – 9.30pm Visit www.gcc.ac.uk / 0208 488 4800 for more info. Course costs £60.
Los Dawsons at the Pelton Arms
Sunday 2nd Oct, 7.00pm
London Jazz Festival
The festival runs from November 11th – Sun 20th. details available from http://www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk/ but the gigs at Oliver’s funky establishment are as follows: (all 8pm) Sun 13th Nov – Kaz Simmons Band with Sara Mitra solo loop support set. Mon 14th Nov – Mark Hanslip + Dave Manington Wed 16th Nov – Emilia Martensson Thurs 18th Nov – Cloud Makers Trio + Monocled Man Saturday 19th Nov – Sam Crowe Quintet
Report Evil Roadworks
The Mayor has just introduced new, tighter standards for roadworks and is making it easier for you to tell TFL when you spot sloppy examples so they can take action to sort it out. If you drive in London, you can report sites that don’t come up to scratch at tfl.gov.uk/roadworks
Wed 28th Sept Wednesday September 28th 2011 Curator and historian David Rooney will talk about the long-term experiment of Greenwich Mean Time. “On reaching the corner of Greenwich Park, a quiet suburban district, the police had found, amid a motley debris of trees, bushes and railings, the charred and shattered remains of a man.” (Newspaper report, 1894). “Wait till they start on the Greenwich Observatory. London without time will cause them to wake up.” Suffragette conversation, 1913. David Rooney is currently a curator at the Science Museum and formerly curator of timekeeping at the Royal Observatory, and was involved in the installation of Longplayer listening posts at both museums. He is interested in the roles played by material artefacts in long-term institutional survival strategies, and the ways people can seek to destabilise experiments in normalisation. The talk commences at 7pm at The Lighthouse, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Orchard Place, London E14 0JW and will run for one hour. Drinks will be for sale in the Chainstore, from 6pm – 9pm, provided by the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. The Longplayer listening post in the Lighthouse will be open before and after the talk, from 6pm – 7pm and 8pm – 9pm. Admission is FREE – to book a place please write to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit longplayer.org To subscribe to Longplayer email@example.com
Institute of Mathematics
and Its Applications
The London Branch will hold its first event on Thursday 13th October at the University of Greenwich. Professor Chris Bailey will give a talk, ‘Mathematics and the Cutty Sark – Saving a National Maritime Treasure’, at 6 pm which will be followed by an introduction by committee members and a discussion on future events. Refreshments and further discussion will take place at a local hostelry. The venue will be Queen Anne 065, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LS. Please note that there is no parking on campus. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Help Harry Walk
Sat 1st October A fundraising event at Clancy’s 1Warspite Road, Woolwich, SE18 on Saturday the 1st October at p.m. til late in aid of 2 year old Harry Bailey who needs an operation in the USA to enable him to walk. The deputy Mayor is coming and music will be provided by Carlos & Jules and the Unknown Rock Rock band will be playing until late. There’s a big raffle and there will also be an auction with celebrity-signed lovely stuff All are welcome.
17th September 9.00pm. Free The British Oak, Old Dover Road Blackheath SE3 8SU 18th September, Chu and Chos, Charlton Church Lane, 7.30pm
St Alfege’s Church
September Events Thursday 15 September 1310: Lunchtime Recital, Catherine Leonard, piano. Music by Chopin, including Scherzo No 2 FREE Saturday 17 September OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND 1310: Lunchtime Recital, Edward Mc Cullagh, violin. Hester Crombie, piano. Music by Debussy and Tchaikovsky FREE 1400: Crypt tour – BOOKING REQUIRED 1930: Concert. “Chiasmus”, contemporary music ensemble, London debut. Conductor James Stephenson. Music by Toru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen, Bent Sorensen, Robert A Baker. TICKETS £6/£3 Sunday 18 September OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND 1200: Crypt tour – BOOKING REQUIRED 1245: All Age Eucharist – all welcome Thursday 22 September 1310: Lunchtime Recital, rinity College of Music FREE Sunday 25 September HARVEST FESTIVAL 1000: All-age Eucharist 1830: Choral Evensong (preacher Very Revd. John Hall – Dean of Westminster Abbey) Thursday 29 September 1310: Lunchtime Recital, Trinity College of Music FREE Friday 30 September 1030: Classics with my Baby. Tickets £7 (children FREE) “Violin Violinissimo”, featuring the Retorica Duo, Harriet MacKenzie and Philippa Mo, violins. Retorica invites you on a whirlwind ride through the virtuoso repertoire for two violins, performing Wieniawski, Telemann, the greatly loved Chinese ‘Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto, and the magnificent Passacaglia by Handel, reworked by Halvorsen. These concerts are one hour long and are designed for babies and children of all ages and their carers. The idea of the concerts is that the babies are allowed to sit and listen if they wish or move around if they wish. It’s about allowing the babies to do what they need to do, but at the same time, giving them an opportunity to listen to great music if they choose to. The aim of the concert is also to allow mums to take a moment for themselves too whilst enjoying top quality music performed by professional concert artists with their babes in tow. see www.st-alfege.org for details
Trinity Laban World Choir
Six-week course in Jazz singing culminating in a performance with Cleveland Watkiss. Adults of all abilities welcome See websitefor details
Greenwich Community College
General Interest Courses now booking See details here
Greenwich Historical Society
Talks Meetings are held at 7.30pm (doors open 7.15pm) The Centenary Room, Blackheath High School, Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath SE3 7AG We welcome non-members, space permitting, from whom we invite a donation of £3 for each meeting. Enquiries 020-8854-1716 WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2011 THE THAMES AS TROWEL Eliot Wragg (Please note that this meeting will be held in the Theatre of Blackheath High School, entrance in Mycenae Road. The two meetings below will be held as normal in the Centenary Room). 26th OCTOBER 2011 PAUPERISM & POOR LAW IN GREENWICH Dr David Green WEDNESDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2011 BLITZED GREENWICHwith Julian Watson and Horatio Blood
Greenwich Industrial History Society
Talks Autumn 2011/12 20th September Danny Hayton on the industrial archaeology of the early British computer industry 11th October Chris Foord on Industries of Barking and Dagenham 15th November John Greig on Greig’s Wharf part II 17th January Jeremy Hodgkinson on Iron Founding in the Weald 21st February John Yeardley on Ropemaking in London 13th March David Cufley on Bricks and brickmaking locally 17th April Peter Luck on Sugar & Soap – (site recently known as Amylum) 15th May Diana Rimel on Bazalgette 12th June Owen Hatherley – on the New Ruins 17th July Henrietta Heald on William Armstrong 18th September Neil Rhind with the Moreton Prichard photographs of Blackheath 20th November Peter Guillery on the Survey of Woolwich All meetings are held at The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, SE3. This is a small theatre in the back of the Age Exchange Shop – which is in The Village opposite Blackheath Station. There is no on site parking – please do not park outside the Bakehouse, but use the car park behind the station. Meetings start at 7.30 and non members are charged £1. Information firstname.lastname@example.org
Life With Less Plastics
Greenwich Beach Survey Transition Westcombe is co-ordinating a ‘Life With Less Plastics’ initiative on September 10th, to encourage more people to carry re-usable carrier bags and glass bottles or stainless steel flasks for water. There will be a beach clean-up at 3pm on the beach immediately up-stream from Greenwich Pier, as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s 18th National Beachwatch event, to survey Britain’s beaches. Volunteers welcome. Event details: 3 pm, Saturday 10th September, Cutty Sark Gardens beach, 50 yards upstream from Greenwich Pier.
Greenwich Dance Agency
New courses and taster sessions starting September 2011 – from Zumba to Tango, Ballet to Lindy Hop Details here
Greenwich International Early Music Festival
11th-13th November All manner of exhibitions, displays, concerts, recitals etc. for early music fans. Far too many events to list here so visit the websitefor all the gen.
Blackheath & Greenwich Blitz Walk
Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August, starting at All Saints Church, Blackheath Village at 11 a.m. http://blitzwalkers.blogspot.com/2011/07/forthcoming-walks-diary.html
Open House – St Alfege Church
“This year we are taking part in Open House again. Along with the church being open to visitors, a recital and concert, we are having Crypt tours. It’s a chance for visitors to see areas of the church crypt not normally open to the public. You will see the family vault of General James Wolfe, along with being told all about the history of the church and crypt. Thomas Tallis is also buried here. You need to book a place on the crypt tour as they are number restrictive so please call Jenny Bracey on 0208 853 0687 or email email@example.com with your chosen date. There will be only twenty places per tour.” Saturday 17th September Church open 0930-2130 0930: Morning prayer – all welcome 1310: Lunchtime Recital, Edward Mc Cullagh, violin. Hester Crombie, piano. Music by Debussy and Tchaikovsky 1400: Crypt tour – booking needed 1930: Concert. “Chiasmus”, contemporary music ensemble, conductor James Stephenson Sunday 18th September Church open 0800-1600 0800: Holy Communion – all welcome 1000: Parish Communion – all welcome 1200: Crypt tour – booking needed 1245: All Age Eucharist. All families welcome Classics With My BabyFriday 30th September, 10:30am Greenwich: St. Alfege, Greenwich Church St., SE10 9BJ “Violin Violinissimo”, featuring the Retorica Duo, Harriet MacKenzie and Philippa Mo, violins. “Join us for a monthly event in Greenwich. The concerts are one hour long and are designed for babies and children of all ages and their carers. The idea of the concerts is that the babies are allowed to sit and listen if they wish or move around if they wish. It’s about allowing the babies to do what they need to do, but at the same time, giving them an opportunity to listen to great music if they choose to. Children come for free and adult tickets are available at the door for £7 Can’t make this one? Email us for updates on our next concert at firstname.lastname@example.org www.classicswithmybaby.com”
Antiques, Collectables & Craft Fair
Sunday 11th September Sunday 16th October Sunday 27th November The John Roan School Maze Hill, Blackheath, SE3 7UD Admission £1.00 9.30am—3.00pm Bookings & Enquiries 07766331998 07774407406 E mail: email@example.com
Dennis Greaves Band
The British Oak Blackheath 9PM Saturday 13 August. Including members of the Los Dawsons.
This Sunday (8th Aug) Pelton Arms “The gig starts at 7.30 pm, it is the nicest pub and atmosphere in Greenwich, good beer, great hospitality and great vibe… We are performing three sets of varied music and it should be fun…. we finish at 10 pm so everyone can start work on Monday with a clearish head…”
Greenwich Drag Race 2011
New Radicals at the Laban
Charlton Reminiscence Project
Heart of East Greenwich articles.
Greenwich Industrial Society Meeting
Open Mic at the Prince of Greenwich
Every other week from 7.30pm – next one 24th July.
Bearspace’s latest show
Sat 30 July – 27 Aug 2011
In association with Acme Studios Residency, Awards & Community Programme
BEARSPACE presents a group show of painting and installation works by Rose Davey, Sarah Poots, and Amy Gee in association with the Acme Studios Residency, Awards & Community Programme.This group show brings together three female artists who have this year all been undertaking a residency with Acme Studios. All graduates of 2010, the residencies have afforded time to both settle into life outside the institution and to form working relationships with each other.
Find out more here
A Nice New Website
The Friends of Mycenae Gardens have now got a website. Find it here
A Round of Applause
to local film maker Kat Magrowitz whose film The Big Sleep(no, not that one…) has been shortlisted for the Peddler Short Film Competition. It was being judged last week; I have been trying to find out who actually won. Watch this space.
A Development Proposal
This year’s Parksfest, on Sat, 9 July between 11.30 and 7, is more ambitious than 2010, with a line up of no less than 9 live acts. Find a secret garden theme, with magical fairies, imps and goblins in the town centre inviting members of the local community to ‘discover’ the park. There’s a great deal going on, including swingboat rides, on site massage, candyfloss stalls, dance and circus skills workshops and a raffle with great prizes including a 3 course meal + wine at Rivington and a meal + wine at Inside restaurant, plus several beauty therapies. The music will be live and exciting, including female fronted 50s Rockabilly band The Obscuritones, local girl Savannah Dumetz and local band Little Devils. More information and line up can be found here https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/St-Alfege-Park-Greenwich/209370295766363 And on the Friends’ website: http://www.wix.com/stalfegepark/friends#!2011-bands
Gentle Harry’s Farm
The Rude Mechanicals theatre company bring their latest show to St Alfege Park Saturday 16th July. The performance starts at 1930hrs, and you can picnic in the park from 1800hrs. Tickets are available from 01323 50 12 60, or you can buy on line (see above) from Tim Delap (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 691 2065). Tickets will also be available at the Park gate on the night. A limited number of Deck chairs can be hired from Tim Delap for £2 each, and can be booked in advance. http://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/
Charity Ambulance Drive
London Ambulance Service is driving 6 ambulances from London to Mongolia on July 9th to donate the vehicles to the community and raise money for charity to help fund a school there. Alex and Federica from Meridian Point are one of the teams. Check out their blog about it and give a quid or twohere
Hagit Yakira - Sunday Morning
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Laban Theatre Creekside, SE8 3DZ Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 July 2011 Performances at 7.30pm Tickets: £12 (Concession £8) Ticket office: 020 8463 0100 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/labantheatre
Blackheath Halls Community Opera
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road London, SE3 9RQ 12, 13, 15 July, 19.00h 17 July, 14.00hh Tickets: £16 (Concessions £14) Box office: 020 8469 9500 www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/whatson/
Royals of Greenwich Walks
Special 2011 guided walks 11.00am on Saturday 25 June, Saturday 23 July, Saturday 27 August, Saturday 24 September, Saturday 22 October Walks last about 90 minutes and start at 11.00am from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens SE10 9LW. Tickets available on the day from the guide: £6 or £5 concessions. Also available for booked groups. Enquiries and advance bookings on 07575772298 or email@example.com
Tudor Barn Creative Arts Festival - 24, 25, 26th June
Bloomin’ loads going on – so much it wearied me just to read the press release – but it all looks good stuff and the setting’s superb check out the myriad of events on this weekend at the Tudor Barn’s website
Greenwich Dances – 24 June – 3 July
Part of The Greenwich Festivals series, with 24 performances and 11 workshops in many unusual locations – from parks to palaces, riverfronts to town centres, museums to street corners For full details see Festival.org
SEARCH PARTY – Saturday 23 July
Part of the CREATE11 Festival, A new take on the traditional treasure hunt. A party in a remarkable venue in east London. On offer will be free: fancy cocktails, gourmet food, swing dancing and hands-on cookery with Jamie’s Ministry of food. There’s no cost but there’s a catch. The party location is undisclosed. Londoners will have just three hours to try to find their way there. For one day only, east London will be transformed into an immersive urban playground where participants will need to collaborate, take risks and interact with strangers. Three trails of clues and capers will lead and mislead participants through hidden gardens and side streets. En route, they may find themselves taking taste tests, decoding street signs or even herding sheep. Clues will reveal themselves in surprising ways: a message in flowers, an unmarked taxi, an actor in disguise… Each solved clue yields part of the party address. Search Party is a free event, but places are strictly limited. register onlineor in person on the day but tickets subject to availability.
NOGOE Peaceful Protest Mon 4, Tues 5, Wed 6 July
ST. MARY’S GATE, King William Walk For times and details click www.nogoe2012.com
Midsummer Day Evening Peninsula Walk
Two hour Guided walk long Thames Path with Storyteller and local historian Rich Sylvester. Tuesday 21 June. Tickets: £5 (£3 concessions) This is an adult walk. Children 10+ may enjoy the walk, but may not be permitted in the pubs at start and finish. Start 6pm at Greenwich Peninsula at the “Pilot”, 66 River Way SE10 9LW Booking & info: Richard Sylvester 07833 538143 http://www.greenwich.co.uk/news/03487-east-greenwich-history-map/
Wide Horizons Sponsored Wildlife Walk
Eltham based charity, Widehorizons Outdoor Education Trust, will be holding a sponsoredWildlife Walk on Sunday July 3rd to raise funds to help secure the future of the organisation. To register for the walk or for an information pack, contact Zoe Strong at the Widehorizonsoffice on 0208 850 1581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Proposals for Blackwall Lane/Traf Road Crossroads site
Greenwich Town Social Club between 4pm and 8pm on 20th June will be used for an exhibition about what is proposed to go up in this long-neglected site, but which has some mature trees and interesting if not exciting old buildings. Plus an exhibition at St Joseph’s School, again between 4pm and 8pm, on 16th June.
Last Chance Usherette Screenings:
London in the RawDir. Arnold Louis Miller UK 1964 | Colour | 76 mins | Cert 15 | Documentary Cast: Narrated by David Ge ‘The World’s greatest city laid bare! Thrill to its gay excitement, its bright lights, but be shocked by the sin in its shadows!’ Following on from his Take Off Your Clothes and Live, and influenced by the world-wide success of Italian ‘Mondo’ movies, which combined documentary footage with staged sequences of salacious effect, legendary British low budget movie mogul Arnold Miller concocted this fascinating exploitation-style documentary. Peering voyeuristically behind the grimy net-curtains of London life into seedy bars and clubs for beatnik ‘art lovers’, and burrowing beneath the glittering facade of the capital’s glamorous cocktail lounges and casinos, London in the Raw provides a cynical, sometimes startling vision of life on and off the rain-spattered streets of 1960s London.
Thomas Tallis Society
Olympic Road Network Proposals
Transport for London (TfL) is to consult local residents over proposals to make temporary changes to a number of local roads for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Details of what is being considered can be seen at drop-in exhibitions near the three Olympic venues in the borough: Greenwich Park, the O2 (for the purposes of the Olympics to be known as the North Greenwich Arena) and the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. Details as follows: The Forum@Greenwich Trafalgar Road SE10 9EQ Thursday 23 June 4pm-8pm Friday 24 June 10am-2pm Charlton House Minstrel Hall Charlton Road SE3 8SR Monday 20 June 10am-2pm Wednesday 22 June 4pm-8pm Woolwich Town Hall Wellington street SE18 6PW Wednesday 22 June 10am-2pm Monday 27 June 4.30pm-7.30pm
Mack & Mabel
Award-winning youth musical theatre company ‘‘The Company’’ will make its London premiere this August when it brings the hit musical Mack & Mabel to the Greenwich Theatre. It will run from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th August.
2nd annual Gay Photographers Network Exhibition
Regular Phantophile Stevie McKenna will be, in his own words ‘making an exhibition of himself at the 2nd annual Gay Photographers Network exhibition being held at the Strand Gallery (v close to Charing Cross) from Tuesday 21st June to Sunday 26th June.
University of London BA Garden Design Graduate Exhibition
Lunar Eclipse Picnic
A picnic on Blackheath with the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Flamsteed Astronomy Society, to celebrate/view the eclipse. Location here: PDF location map: http://bit.ly/kYW3eM Zoomable Streetmap: http://bit.ly/m7cr3EThe event will start at around 9pm on Wednesday 15 June. The total eclipse ends just after 10pm, with umbra contact ended just after 11pm.
‘District 45’ A historical walking tour of Deptford
Sean Patterson leads an unconventional walk through the heartof one of London’s most historic and overlooked areas. The walk traces the route taken by Charles Booth to compile his famous ‘poverty map’ of 1902 and Sean will read extracts from Booth’s notes made at the exact locations. The walk costs £10 (£8 concs.) and takes place on Saturdaymornings with extra walks added on a weekly basis. For times,dates, meeting place and additional information go to: www.charlesboothwalks.com
Lunar Eclipse Picnic
Blackheath Folk Club
are organising a fundraising event for Blind Independence Greenwich on June 28th at the British Oak, Old Dover Rd. Click herefor more details.
A Friday evening Greenwich Wartime walk to take advantage of the longes
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