Thursday, 12 June 2008

The Greenwich Gazette's WeekEnd Guide

Friday 13 June, 2008

Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice: Barbecue in the hospice grounds at 185 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood. Live entertainment. Tickets £7 at 7pm. Tel: 020 8312 2244

Blackheath Halls: Austin Blackburn (oboe). £5 including lunch or £2 for concert only. Time:1.15pm. Blackheath Halls, Lee Terrace, SE3. Call 020 8463 0100.

Greenwich Dance Agency: gDA Cabaret: features traditional cabaret alongside dance music, comedy. Line up includes Ruth Zaporah, Anna Williams & Rachel Rishche. 7.30pm. £15. gDA, Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10. 020 8293 9741 or

Greenwich Playhouse: Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens. Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell. Making its debut at the Greenwich Playhouse, Sideshow Theatre Company brings a cast of 22 to perform “Elegies” – a celebration of lives lost to HIV/AIDS. Dates:10-15 June 2008, time:7pm. Sundays @ 4pm. Tickets: £11 (£9 concs). Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA. Box Office: 020 8858 9256
The Alexandra Players (also Saturday 14 June): The Enquiry: a drama set in a women's prison. by Charlotte Hastings, presented by the Alexandra Players. 8pm. £5-£6 + concs.

Saturday 14 June, 2008
Greenwich Heritage Centre: Railroad to Riches - talk by Chris Foord on Lewis Glenton (Victorian entrepreneur) and the makings of a self-made man. 2-4pm. £3 including refreshments. Call 020 8854 2452 to reserve a place.

The Blackheath Bike & Kite Festival: (Saturday & Sunday): 11am-4pm. Blackheath Common, Blackheath, SE3 0TY. Among the spectacular displays will be "kite ballet", or synchronised kite flying, from seven man stunt team The Air Heads, as well as a show from The Flying Squad. Expect to see some weird and wonderful objects in the skies of London as the Holland Kite Team and Belgium's Atomic Kite Team fly their inflatable kites, including champagne bottles and air guitars, as well as some amazing kite trains.

Greenwich Open Studios: (Also Sunday): Twenty artists' studios open noon-6pm. Addresses & maps available from Greenwich Tourist Office, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 or local libraries. Also see

St Alfege Church: Johanne Cassar (mezzo soprano) at 1.10pm. Free. Greenwich Church Street. SE10.

All Saint's Church: Monteverdi Vespers. The Breve Ensemble and the All Saints Blackheath Youth Choir. 7.30pm. £10. Call: 01 795 537363.

St. George's Church Summer Fair: from 2-4:30pm. Cakes, jams, games, children's activities, bric-a-brac, gifts, craft table, cream teas. All welcome. For details call Rev'd Malcolm Torry 020 8858 3006

Glyndon Festival at Plumstead Common: gathering with Irish dancers and a tai Kwondo demonstration along with stalls and a host of activities. from noon -4pm also a chance to board get a grips with computers for free by boarding the UKonline bus.

Thailand Festival at Trafalgar Square. Time: 12noon - 20pm at Trafalgar Square. For more info click here.

Sunday 15 June, 2008

St Alfege Church: Thomas Tallis Society Choir & Orchestra present Handel with Hamper Israel in Egypt. Soprano: Deborah Stoddart. Counter Tenor: Timothy Travers-Brown. Tenor: Daniel Auchincloss. Conductor: Stephen Dagg. Bring a picnic for the extended interval. Refreshments also on sale. Tickets: £20, £16, £12 (concs & friends less £2). Time: 6.30pm /Box office: 020 8858 7755. St Alfege Church, Church Street, SE10.

Greenwich Park: The bandstand, Ensemble from Trinity College of Music. Free. Time: 2pm-3.15pm & 3.45pm - 5pm.

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