Thursday, 20 September 2007

Have Your Say in Greenwich Market's Future

Alex and Dave have passed on this letter that carries with it an urgency of intention. They feel that we should all have a say in what we want Greenwich Market to look like and how we want to go about doing that. Therefore, although the exhibition will be held in October, try to get as many people as you can to attend and make sure you mark your calendars.

The Greenwich Gazette
Here's the Letter:

Dear All,

Greenwich Hospital is holding a public exhibition to give members of the public the opportunity to view the proposals for Greenwich market and give their feedback. The exhibition will be held at 3-4 Nelson Road, Greenwich, which is beside the Warwick Leadlay gallery, on Friday 5th October from 2-8pm and Saturday 6th October from 12-8pm.

The exhibition will give details of the layout of the proposed scheme and will include an architectural model of the scheme, an artist’s impression and a description of the future market facilities. Members of Greenwich Hospital’s team will be available to answer your questions. I hope that you will be able to find time to visit the exhibition.

The information presented at the exhibition will also be available on and it will be possible to submit feedback via the website between 5th and 13th October. After the exhibition, feedback will be used to refine the Hospital’s proposals for the market and the Island Site.

Best wishes,

Elaine Cobb
Communiqué University House11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EX

Saturday, 8 September 2007

See You In October

There comes a time when you know you need to stop. I feel it is time that The Greenwich Gazette got a change of 'sorts'. This is a blog afterall and it can change according to my own whims and fancies. Right? Of course.

Here's the plan: I am going to make some changes (maybe) and I am going to write more frequently (maybe) but I will be back on the first day of October (maybe). And as unsure as things seem right now, whether things change or not, one thing's for sure: I've enjoyed the ride tremendously and it is you, the reader, who has made it all worthwhile.

Thank you and see you soon,

Editor & Administrator

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Maritime Greenwich to host open air concert

The Boehm Clarinet Quartet and Indigo Saxophone Quartet will present a delightful programme of light classical music in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College at Maritime Greenwich, south east London on Sunday, 16 September in partnership with Trinity College of Music.

Starting at 1pm the afternoon’s free entertainment is part of the ‘Open House’ London weekend when a diverse range of important buildings will be opening to the public. Between 10am and 4.30pm visitors to the College can also join a guided tour and visit the Royal Courts which were designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

The concert is one of many events taking place during the Maritime Greenwich Festival Month of September. Other highlights will include the annual 22-mile Great River Race from Richmond to Greenwich on Saturday, 8 September and a ten-day Riverfront Jazz Festival from 20 - 30 September, when every style of jazz will be played in a selection of local venues. A car free day on Saturday, 22 September enables visitors to enjoy the village atmosphere and open market in a traffic free environment, while being entertained by free street performances and music.

About the Quartets:The Boehm Quartet was founded in 2005, all members of which are studying at Trinity College of Music. This ensemble has performed many lunchtime recitals at various venues such as 'Series of Summer Concerts' at Canada Water, Sundown Concert at Blackheath Halls and 'Primrose Concert' in aid of Breast Cancer Research. Students of Trinity College of Music, London, established Indigo Saxophone Quartet in 2004. The aim was to explore the saxophone quartet repertoire through their BMus performance course. Since then they have performed in many concerts and venues throughout the UK. As members finished their individual degrees they have stayed together enjoying bringing the unique sound of the saxophone to the public. In 2006 they performed at the South Bank Centre as part of the Mayor of London's Weekend of Live Music, and gave recitals at Cheltenham Town Hall, Southwark Cathedral and Waltham Abbey.

Canary Wharf Comedy Club

The monthly comedy club is back at the East Wintergarden. This month will see Trevor Crook, Al Pitcher, Geoff Boyz and Stephen K. Amos. To book visit tkts Canary Wharf DLR station platforms 4/5 (Mon-Sat 10am - 3:30pm) or via or call 08700 600 100.

Ticket prices: £10

The Ballad of James II

Nonsense Room productions and Greenwich Theatre present the latest play from acclaimed playwright Douglas Maxwell, in one of the first confirmed London transfers from this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

The Plot:
February 1452. Scotland is in the midst of an identity crisis and the nation has lost faith in the Stewart monarchy. While the strange King James II hides away in Edinburgh Castle the people have come to prefer the Earl of Douglas and the handsome warrior's ever growing alliance. In a move of great impudence, Douglas has captured McLellan, a relative of the king. If he dies, civil war and an overthrown king will surely follow. It is time for James to become the King that his wife, mother and countrymen expect him to be.

Dates: Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 September

Times: Evenings, 7:30pm £14, £16, £18 (£12, £14, £16) / Matinees, Wednesday & Saturday at 2:30pm - £12, £14, £16 (£10, £12, £14)

Venue: Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES / Box Office: 020 8858 7755 /