Wednesday, 4 June 2008

The Greenwich Gazette's WeekEnd Guide

Saturday, June 7

Thames 21 Clean-up: National Maritime Museum with Thames21 clean litter from the river. Equipment provided. 10am-1pm. Free event. Meet at Poplar & Blackwall District Rowing Club off Ferry St, E14 (via Greenwich Foot Tunnel).

Plumstead Make Merry: Children's activities, stalls, entertainment. Noon-5pm. Plumstead Common, SE18

St. Luke's Summer Fair: Art exhibition/sale, flower & produce competitions, stalls, games, refreshments. 10am-4pm. 50p in advance. St Luke's Church, Charlton Village, SE7

Firepower Museum: (also Sunday, June 8): Model Railway Exhibition: Sat:10:ooam - 5:oopm/Sun 10:00am- 4:30pm. Detailed working layouts. £5.50. Firepower, Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18. 8855 7755 (

Casanova: (also Sunday, June 8): The Greenwich Playhouse, Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA ( Box office: 020 8858 9256. Time: Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 4pm, tickets: £12 (concs. £10)

St. Alfege Concert: Njabulo Madlala. Baritone. 1:10pm. Free. St. Alfege, Greenwich Church St, SE10.

The Wihan Quartet: The complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. 7:30pm. £13.50 + concs. Blackheath Halls. Lee Terrace, SE3. 020 8463 0100.

Art Open Studio (Also Sunday, June 8): Cristiana Angelini in action. Check out her paintings, pastels and limited edition prints when she opens her studio. 1pm-6pm. 12 Prior Street, Greenwich. Details on 020 8853 3730

Sunday, June 8

Italian Market: Cutty Sark Gardens. Specialist Italian traders showcase a range of their finest fare at a food market this weekend from 10am to 5pm.

Pleasaunce Picnic: 12pm - 4pm. Fire Engine, Circus skills workshop, Circus performance (3pm) and throughout the afternoon there will be music, Pleasaunce punch, face painting, bookstall and photography exhibition.

Where's Jack?: The career of Jack the Ripper on screen. 2:30pm. £7.50. Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, E14. Booking essential at 0870 444 3855

Trinity College of Music Ensemble: 2pm - 3:15pm & 3:45 - 5:00pm. Free. Bandstand, Greenwich Park, SE10.

The Wihan Quartet: The complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. 11am. £13.50 + concs. Blackheath Halls. Lee Terrace, SE3. 020 8463 0100.

Organ Recital: Huw Morgan, St Laurence, Catford. Free. All Saints Church, Blackheath SE3. 5:15pm.

Singing Sunday at the Conservatoire, Blackheath: A Sunday afternoon singing session, open to singers of all abilities, will be led by Peter Broadbent, Choir Director and founder of the internationally acclaimed ‘Joyful Company of Singers’. Participants will form a choir for the afternoon and explore exciting new repertoire. All adult singers are welcome. 2-5pm. £6 conservatoire students, £10 non-conservatoire students. For more info click here. The Conservatoire. 19-21 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ Telephone: 020 8852 0234 Fax: 020 8297 0596 Email:

Friends of Greenwich Park plant sale: 10am to 2pm, Blackheath Farmers’ Market. Interesting plants from Friends’ gardens and the Park.

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