Friday, 13 March 2009

The Greenwich Gazette Weekend Guide

Saturday, 14 March, 2009

Mazury Dance Company: The UK's largest Polish folk dance company celebrates its 60th anniversary with an evening of Polish dance, songs, costumes and music. Prices: £15. Time: 6.30pm. Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall. For more info, click here.

The Affordable Art Fair: Take a stroll in the park as the Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea with its Spring Collection from Thursday12- Sunday15 March. The fair provides a relaxed and fun atmosphere in which original contemporary art can be enjoyed by all. Thousands of paintings, sculpture, photography and original prints, priced between £50 and £3,000, and all the artists on show differ from the Autumn Collection. Tickets available on the door. Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm. Free entry for children under 16. Ticket prices: £12, (concessions, £10).The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. For more info, click here.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre: A play by William Shakespeare: Pimps and pirates, incestuous kings and congenial fishermen, reanimated wives and fairy-godmother goddesses all congregate in a weird and whimsical ancient world (runs until Sunday March 22, 2009). The Greenwich Playhouse. Tickets: £12, £10 (concs). Times: 7.30pm. Call: 020 8858 9256. For more info, click here.

Walk and Talk Saturdays: (Every Saturday in March). Meet Neptune, the king of the seven seas, and follow him through the galleries in this exciting performance. Find out how sailors tried to win his favour. Suitable for ages 6+. Times: 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 at the National Maritime Museum, Level 1. Free event. For more info, click here.

Talks and Tours: Take a tour to find out about Hidden Trafalgar. Takes place on East and West Streets. Times: 12.15pm and 2.45pm. For more info, click here.

CHART art exhibition: Work by local artists. 10am - 5pm. Free. The Old Library, Charlton House, Charlton, SE7

Children's Nearly New Sale: 2-4pm. St Michael's Church Hall, Pond Road, Blackheath, SE3.

Aladdin's Cave. For 5-12 year olds. 10.30am -12 noon. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Royal Arsenal, SE18. Bookings: 020 8854 2452/ for more info, click here.

Anansi Tales & Tiger Tales: Pekko's Puppets. For 3-7 year olds. 3pm. £7. Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3. Tel: 020 8463 0100

Snowboy & the Latin Section: He is, without doubt, the country's best known Latin percussionist and his band is probably Europe's most travelled Latin Jazz act. Blackheath Halls, 8pm. Tickets: £16 (£14 concs). 23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ.

The Blossom Street Singers: 7.30pm, £7+concs. St Alfege's, Greenwich Church St, SE10

Sunday, 15 March, 2009

Make and Do Sundays (Every Sunday through March): Families with kids all ages can enjoy making a magical mask or headdress based on the fantastic stories sailors created about sea monsters and mermaids. National Maritime Museum. Free event. Times: 11.30-13.30 & 14.00-16.00. Booking not required. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. For more info, click here.

Tours and talks: Learn more about Francesco Caracciolo – “the man Nelson executed for treason” at Nelson’s Navy gallery at the Maritime Museum. Talk times are 12.00 noon & 3.00pm. Suitable for adults and children over 5 years. For more info click here.

Mini Marathon: Open to boys and girls aged 11-17. Sutcliffe Park, Eltham. Registration is at 12.45, start time is at 1.30pm. For more info, click here.

Archaeology Workshop: National Science and Engineering Week. Learn how to sort and identify archaeological objects on the foreshore of the Thames. Suitable for ages 7+. Wear wellington boots. £6 adults, £3 child. Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10. Booking essential. Call 020 8269 4799

Organ Recital: Sean Farrell on the 1789 Samuel Green organ. 3pm. Free. Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10.

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