Friday, 10 August 2007

The Greenwich Gazette WeekEnd Guide

Saturday August 11, 2007

Market at Cutty Sark Gardens: See here.

Pirates at Greenwich: Activities, themed trails & performances. 11am - 3pm. For ages 5+. Free. Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10.

Ruffs & Cuffs Workshop: Find out about the clothes worn by the people who lived in Charlton House in 1600s. Create your own Jacobean 'look'. For accompanied children of all ages. 10am - 11:30am & noon - 1:30pm. Free. Charlton House, SE7, (020 8856 3951)

Meet Grace O'Malley: Twice widowed, twice imprisoned, condemned for piracy but finally pardoned in Greenwich by Queen Elizabeth I. Hear about her exploits and life on the ocean. Suitable for all the family. Free. Noon, 1pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm. Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10.

Yoruba Festival: Royal Arsenal Gardens. 12 - 9pm. Food, music and culture showcase. (

Hospice Garden Party: Cream tea & live music in tranquil setting. 12 noon - 6pm. 6pounds in advance only. Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice, 185 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood, SE2. Tickets : 020 8312 2244 or email:

Greenwich Playhouse: Nest of Evil (until August 19). Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, (020 8858 9256).

Sunday August 12, 2007

Military Games Fair: Firepower, the Royal Artillery Exhibition, is hosting the Military War Games Fair which will feature traders, artillery displays, games and memorabilia. There is also the chance to look around the Firepower permanent museum, which tells the story of artillery, scientific discoveries made through warfare and human stories of courage and endeavour. Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, SE18 (

Greenwich Park: Suffolk Phoenix Concert Band: The Bandstand, 2pm-3pm & 3:45pm - 5pm. Greenwich Park, SE10.

Tilda Jerk Cookout Festival: In association with The Write Thing. Sample the finest jerk in South London from the competing stalls. Listen to salsa. 2pm -6pm. Free. The Bandstand in the gardens of Honiman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 (020 8699 1872).

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