Friday, 13 July 2007

The Greenwich WeekEnd Guide!

Friday July 13
French Market, Woolwich (Fri 13 & Sat 14 July): The French Market is coming back to Powis Street, Woolwich. Produce and crafts from across the Channel will be on sale from 9am to 5:30pm.

Saturday July 14
Final Frontier, Royal Observatory, Greenwich: British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted workshop. Discover more about time, space and our position within it, in this hands on workshop. Suitable for families using BSL with children aged 5-13. Limited places so book in advance; call 020 8312 8575 or by email to:

Explore the National Maritime Museum's Library, Greenwich: From letters written by Pepys and Nelson to journals of the Fox written during the search for Franklin and exquisite 15th century atlases, discover the treasures of the Caird Library and learn how to gain access to them. 11am - 12:30pm (call: 020 8858 4422).

Artist in Residence's Workshop: Local sculptor Pat Rae, this year's Artist in Residence for Greenwich Park, offers two workshops exploring the potential of natural materials in the park. Her work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy and overseas and is inspired by natural materials (plants, leaves, seed heads, stone, wood and trees). 10am - 1pm. Secret Garden Wildlife Centre, Greenwich Park, SE10 (020 8852 6158 or

Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival: Celebrate Thamesmead's 40th Birthday with a fun filled day of entertainment, music with Jamelia, Antony Costa, Showaddywaddy, The Real Thing, Sybil and The Honeyz. Circus Big Top, Treasure Island Beach (bring your swimsuit), Festival Parade (children with wear costumes from recycled materials) and Thamesmeads's 40th birthday marquee and more with an activity zone and children's zone. Free entrance. Birchmere Park, 10am - 8pm. ( or tel: 020 8320 4470

Sunday July 15
Car Show at Devonport House, Greenwich: Cars from the 1920s to the early 1980s will be on show in the grounds of Devonport House, Park Row, Greenwich from 10am to 4:30pm. This is the third year of the show organized by the Forest Hill and District Classic Car Club. Entry is £3. All proceeds will go to St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham and the New Lodge Riding Centre, Eltham which helps disabled people. (For more details call: 07980 548637)

Well Hall Pleasaunce Music Event: Local band, the Wranglers, play a selection of traditional rock and roll tunes. Free event. 2-4pm.

David Beckham Academy Children's Summer Festival: Come along with your team and enjoy full access to the Academy, memorabilia hall, changing rooms and an Academy coach to teach your team tactics in advance of the festival games at the end of the day. £38 per player, £2 spectators. (020 8269 4620

Sega Dance Festival: An exciting line up of dancers, singers and musicians. Browse the stalls selling food and wares from around the world. Dancers will be demonstrating the national dance of Mauritius (the dance originates from 1500s from Mauritian slaves who worked in East African sugar cane fields) for an open air sega dance festival. Bersford Square, Woolwich. 1pm - 7pm. Further information from George Lauricort (event promoter) on 020 8854 3164

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