Friday, 15 June 2007

Greenwich WeekEnd Guide

Saturday 16 June

Sun Catchers: Create stained glass effect pictures. For 5-12 year olds. 10:30am, Free. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 (020 8854 2452)

Summer Plant Sale at Greenwich Park: Surplus seasonal bedding plants and locally produced material are available to buy from 9:00am - 12noon at the Car Park at Blackheath gate.

Marching Jazz Band: The Superior Jazz Band start at 'The Mitre' and make their way to the riverfront. Sponsored by Greenwich Society. 12 noon - 14:00pm. Free event. Start: The Mitre, 291 Greenwich High Road, SE10 (0870 608 2000)

Summer Exhibition at Blackheath: New work by Mark Dissuader & works by Robin Richmond, Susan Eaton, Raquel Martin, Martin Murphy & Larry Mitchell. 10am-6pm. Free. Blackheath Gallery, 34a Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3. 020 8852 1802

Sunday 17 June:

Greenwich Society & Blackheath Society Annual Cricket Match: Annual contest played within the Greenwich Park. 15:00pm, Free.

Art Exhibition at Printmakers Gallery: Featuring local artist David Bowyer. 1a Greenwich Market, SE10. (020 8858 1569)

Linden Baroque Orchestra: The Linden Baroque now in its 20th year, is a London based orchestra specialising in Baroque music on period instruments. Director: steven Devine. 4pm/ Purchase tickets at the door (9pounds, under 14s free) or call 020 8985 3724 , St. Alfege Greenwich Church St, SE10. (

Handel with Hamper: Thomas Tallis Orchestra & Choir led by Martin Burgess and conducted by Stephen Dagg. Picnic on the colonnades & lawns in the long interval around Grand Square. 18:30pm. (15-22 pounds). Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9LW. To book call: 020 8858 7755. (

Shakespeare Shorts: Street theatre from the University of Greenwich. Various locations around the World Heritage Site. Free.

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park Grand Open Day: (11am - 4pm). Music, refreshments, pond dipping, bug hunting, bird watching, badge making, book and gift stalls and more. 020 8293 1904, visit:

Greenwich Open Gardens: A peek into some of the impressive private gardens in Greenwich. details: Donations suggested.

Waddle in Greenwich Park for Charity: Tots and their parents are invited to have a wander around Greenwich Park for a waddle and toddle sponsored walk covering a flat route of about one and half miles. Starts at Greenwich Park Bandstand at 2pm. Bring picnic. There will be music by Bromley Concert Band (2:00-3:15 & 3:45-5:00pm. Free), action songs and puppet shows, face painting, and singing. There will also be a raffle and a Good Bye bag for everyone.

Horn Fayre at Charlton House: Medieval combat, jesters, fools, fortune-telling, wandering minstrels, fancy dress competition (judging at 12:30), stalls, BBQ, old-fashioned beer tent. 12:30pm - 5pm. Free. Charlton House, SE7 8RE. 020 8856 3951 (

Sat 16 & Sun 17 June:

Greenwich Open Studios: Golden opportunity to acquire paintings, sculptures, prints and pottery from twenty five local artists at affordable prices. 12:00-18:00. Free entrance. Addresses and map available at Greenwich Tourist Office, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 or local libraries. Also visit their website at : or call Penny at 020 8692 5824

Greenwich Alive Celebrations: (17-26 June): Ten days of music and events to celebrate ten years of Maritime Greenwich's status as a World Heritage Site. Visit:

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