Thursday, 12 April 2007

Greenwich Events To Look Out For In April

April 14 & 29
In Stitches: Upper Deck National Maritime Museum: The African Families Foundation (TAFF) has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the making of a quilt entitled "In Stitches" made by women of British, African and African Carribean communities to commemorate the bicentenary of the parliamentary act to abolish slavery in Britain. See the quilt and find out how it was made. (Suitable for ages 10+). No booking required.

April 16-21
Greenwich Theatre: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Starring Peter Egan (Ever Decreasing Circles, Noises Off) as the master detective Sherlock Holmes and Philip Franks (Heartbeat, Journey's End) as his loyal assistant Dr Watson, promises to be a real Greenwich treat. Evenings at 7.30pm (£18-£25/£16-£23), matinees on Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm (£16-£23/£14-£21). Limited concessions between Thursday and Saturday; early booking recommended.(Address: Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES).

April 22:

April 24 - 28
Greenwich Theatre: For one week only, Greenwich Theatre presents APRIL FOOLS, a unique line-up of some of today's finest comedians.

April 24: Kit & The Widow are two men and a piano £14, (8pm)

April 25: Mark Steel: A star who has performed as a stand-up comedian on the British comedy circuit and on national tours since 1983, £14 (8pm)

April 26: Jim Tavare & Rob Deering: According to the Independent these two are the one of the funniest and original around, £14 (8pm)

April 27: Gina Yashere: Her live sell-out appearances are legendary. Her, bombastic delivery, infectious personality and cheeky observations have wowed audiences around the world. She was named Best Female at the recent Black Comedy Awards, and has appeared on UK Television in The Lenny Henry Show, Jo Brand's Hot Potatoes, The Crouches, The Stand-Up Show, Live at Jongleurs and Celebrity Fame Academy. £14 (8pm)

April 28: Marcus Brigstocke: Marcus Brigstocke is an award-winning stand-up whose credits include BBC Four's The Late Edition, Radio 4's The Now Show and TV's We Are History, The Savages, and Have I Got News for You, £14 (8pm).

April 27
Greenwich Dance Agency (gDA): A place to sample a bit of everything from the world of dance, whilst enjoying table service in the fabulously atmospheric Borough Halls. Each event will feature it's own compere, working alongside Latin-jazz house band the Alex Wilson Trio. Tickets are £15.

April 29
  • Mayor of Greenwich's charity cycle ride: Join this year's ten-mile sponsored cycle ride and help the Demelza Hospice for Children and Greenwich MIND charities. It will start at 11am at the Old Royal Naval College (the Cutty Sark Gardens Entrance) and go right through to Thamesmead. Entry costs £5 per cyclist. There is no entry fee for under 12s. Download your forms from Greenwich Council website. You can also bring your completed form and £5 payment with you on the day, as long as you also email your details directly to by Friday 20 April 2007.

  • "Words of Freedom" Family Day: National Maritime Museum: from 10:30am-16:30pm: There will be story telling for under fives and for older children. Look at the power of the written and the spoken word to express freedom and identity. Join in creative writing activities for families to explore personal freedoms.

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