Thursday, 1 November 2007

The Greenwich Gazette WeekEnd Guide

Saturday 3 November, 2007

Men of Letters: Meet the writers and poets of Greenwich, with Frances Ward. £3 including light refreshments. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18. Call 020 8854 2452 to reserve a place.

Blackheath Fireworks Display: Come to Blackheath and enjoy the fireworks show. 0870 608 2008

The Hamsters: Follows Blackheath Fireworks. Watch London's most spectacular free firework display, then enjoy one of the UK's premier blues-rock outfits. £13 (£11.50 concs). Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ, 020 8463 0100.

Picasso & Me: The relationship between fathers and sons explored in a story about art and memory. 7:30pm. All tickets £14 + concs. Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10. 020 8858 7755.

A Walk on The Dark Side: A special Halloween ghost walk. 7:30pm. £5. Pre-booking is essential. Contact Gill: 020 8244 3013. Meet at Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10.

Rocket Frog: In a world filled with tap dancing rats and snoring Mexican hats, five musicians strive to play their music but the shadowy figure of the Rocket Frog is determined to cause chaos. Rocket Frog is a hilarious musical show performed by musicians from Argentina, China and UK which features authentic Argentinian dance and music, classic vaudeville gags, saxophones, flutes, accordion, euphonium and a dazzling display of percussion instruments from all over the world. Adults £7, Children £6, Greenwich Theatre, Box office: 020 8858 7755.
Aged 7-11? Fancy joining the Flying Gorillas on Stage? There are 30 places available for young aspiring Flying Gorillas to take part in a performance workshop with the company before joining them on stage for the finale of the afternoon show. Workshop begins at 1pm. Workshop & Performance ticket £12. Early booking essential.

Sunday 4 November, 2007

Turandot by Puccini: The chorus and orchestra of Midsummer Opera. 3pm. £18/£15 . Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, SE6. 020 8690 1000

London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally: Leaving Hyde Park from 7:01am - 8:15am and arriving in Brighton from 10:10am - 4:30pm. Cars leave in pairs for the slow drive (20mph) to Brighton.

Story Lights: National Maritime Museum, SE10. From 11am. Hear Diwali stories under the giant lighthouse 'optic', and choose a character to make into a lantern to take home in this hands-on workshop with storytelling. Suitable for all ages. 020 8858 4422

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