Friday, 20 March 2009

The Greenwich Gazette WeekEnd Guide

Saturday 21 March, 2009

Meet Joe Brown: One of the Hospital's Pensioners tells you about his everyday life, along with tales of the Battle of Trafalgar. 12:30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm. Free. Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10.

Silly Wigs and Hats: For 5-12 year-olds. 10.30am - 12 noon. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Royal Arsenal. SE18. Bookings: 020 8854 2452

Anne Frank: Her Legacy Today. A talk by Gillian Walnes, founder and director of the Anne Frank Trust. 2pm. £3.00 (includes light refreshments). Greenwich Heritage Centre, Royal Arsenal, SE18. Booking: 020 8854 2452

Frock Exchange Party: Recycled or Vintage. In partnership with the Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice. 12noon - 4pm. £5. Greenwich Community College, Royal Hill, SE10. Tel: 020 8858 2211

Poetry Recital: Alexander in India by Robert Wynne-Simmons. 1.10pm. Free. St Alfege's Greenwich Church St. SE10.

Mother's Day Lunch- 3 course family carvery luncheon with flowers for Mum. £20.00 adults - £12.50 children u12. Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath. For more info, click here.

Kuniyoshi Opens: The Royal Academy of Arts presents an exhibition on one of the greatest Japanese print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). For more info, click here.

Sunday 22 March, 2009

Haffner Wind Ensemble: Blackheath Halls at 11am. The Haffner Wind Ensemble is one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles and one of the most established wind quintets in Britain. Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Joy Farrall (clarinet), Michael Cox (flute), Sarah Burnett (bassoon), Stephen Bell (horn). For more info click here.

Tactile Tales: Storytelling session using tactile rug. Find out about Kings, Queens and monsters. For 3-7 year olds. 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm. Free. Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10.

Portfolio Review: Join Louise Forrester (curator) and Britt Hatzius (London Independent Photography's Editor) for a 25-minute portfolio review. 1pm onwards. £20. Viewfinder Photography Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place, off Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10. Bookings:

Organ Recital: by James Grainger on the 1789 Samuel Green Organ. 3pm. Free. Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

Thomas Tallis Society Choir & Orchestra: 7pm. £8-£15. St Alfege, Greenwich Church Street, SE10. Tickets on door or in advance Greenwich Theatre 020 8858 7755

Saturday March 21 & Sunday March 22, 2009:

Nubian Weekend: The Equiano Society hosts an official from Nubia Museum in Aswan, Egypt who will lecture on Queen Nefertiti and other Nubian women. Also, poets, drummers, dances and more. 1-4pm. Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, E14. Tel: 0870 444 3857/ For more info click here.

Florimania: Flowers for the King. Hampton Court Palace. Join us over Mothering Sunday weekend for our annual celebration of flowers.Created by members of the Surrey branch of NAFAS, the displays this year will be inspired by the Tudor period. This year, for the first time, the Tudor State Apartments and Cloisters will be displayed with a riot of colour and scent using flowers and plants of the period. For more info click here. Address: Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

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