Saturday 28, July 2007
The Red Bull Air Race World Series (Sat 28 & Sun 29 July): this race is the one of 12 races taking place around the world and is a first for London. The course involves 20 metre pylons called 'air gates'. During the event the world's best daredevil pilots will navigate a course along the Thames against the clock. The qualifying rounds are on Saturday, July 28 and the actual race on Sunday, July 29. Tickets for the event start at 20 pounds and are available at www.redbullairrace.com. The race on July 29 will be broadcast live on Channel 4 from 3:30pm.
Summer Fun: Greenwich Heritage Centre has lined up summer activities for five to 12 year olds. This Saturday, youngsters can create cave paintings. There will also be a talk on outdoor entertainment from the past (2pm, 3 pounds with refreshments, call: 020 8854 2452). Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal SE18.
Multicultural Festival at Plumstead Common: 1:00pm - 7:00pm. A community festival celebrates diversity in the community. There's fun for all the family with community and food stalls, fairground rides and sports activities and a music stage.
Sunday 29 July
Red Bull Air Race World Series: See above for details.
The Big Wild Read: The summer reading challenge: Children of all ages are encouraged to read six books and collect stickers and goodies as they go. The Reading Challenge is launched at the National Maritime Museum with stories and rhymes at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm as part of the National Maritime Museum Family Fun Day. Each library in Greenwich is running exciting events based on the Big Wild Read theme.