Friday, 18 May 2007

TGG WeekEnd Guide!

  • Theatre

Greenwich Playhouse: Poprygunya: (Based on Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Grasshopper’)Written and Directed by Linnie Reedman, Original live music by Joe Evans. Presented by HONEST HANDS THEATRE COMPANY(8th – 27th May 2007, Tues-Sat @ 7.30pm - Sun @ 4pm), Tickets: £11; £9 (concs) Call: 020 8858 9256

  • National Maritime Museum

Sea sounds! (Music sessions): 5 May 2007 to 26 May 2007, Saturdays. Times: 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00/ A free musical adventure for tiny explorers. Join Klio Papadopoulou and students from Trinity College of Music for some noisy nautical antics. These sessions are part of an ongoing collaboration with Trinity College of Music. Collect your free ticket from the admissions desk. Suitable for under-6s. Location: Activity Room, National Maritime Museum. No booking required.

Magical masks (Drop-in workshop): 6 May 2007 to 31 May 2007, Sunday, Times: 11.30–13.30, 14.00–16.00 / As sailors voyaged the seas they created stories about the monsters and mermaids they had seen. Imagine you have sailed around the world and make a mask or headdress of a sea creature you have seen on your adventure. Suitable for all ages. Location: Upper Deck, National Maritime Museum. No booking required.

  • Old Royal Naval College

Dark Heritage: 15 May - 17 Jun 2007 / Free/ Explore the horrors of the 18th Century slave trade in a pitch black sonic installation. This is a touring event to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act. Weekends: 10.00-17.00 / Open to the public; performances every 20 minutes/ Location: visitor centre grounds.

  • Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Visitor Centre and Exhibition: Cutty Sark is undergoing a major conservation programme to ensure that she is saved for future generations to enjoy. Adjacent to Cutty Sark there is now an architecturally stunning pavilion where visitors are able to learn about the Trust’s conservation techniques and plans for the ship. Come and see aspects of the conservation project and learn about the fascinating history of Cutty Sark, the world’s most famous ship. See the Master’s Saloon re-created (fully accessible to all for the first time), and learn from fun interactives and innovative displays. There will be a new film shown in a mini cinema, and CCTV cameras will enable you to see the works taking place before your very eyes. Please be aware, when planning your visit that there is no access to the ship. There will be an opportunity to sample the type of tea that Cutty Sark used to carry. Cost £2/ person.

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