PENINSULA DRESSES UP
A trio of sculptures, including a corset, a bra, and a stiletto heel, has landed around Greenwich Peninsula. Artist Kalliopi Lemos’ contemporary exhibition with the Now Gallery forms part of the Tools of Endearment series. The conversation pieces are a statement on the role of femininity, both historically and in the current climate. Greenwich Peninsula continues to invest in art in unusual places, and exceptional design. The bra has previously been on display at Les Moulins in France, the stiletto heel at Golden Square in Soho, but the corset is being unveiled for the first time. Tools of Endearment is on show now at Now Gallery, Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, SE10 0SQ. Admission: free. nowgallery.co.uk
Get a final dose of winter at the Canary Wharf ice rink, which closes on February 24. Open seven days a week, skaters can glide across a 1300 square metre rink, surrounded by bars, restaurants, and shops. Tickets from £9.95 each. Canada Square Park, E14 5AB. www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
Eltham Choral Society is singing the Verdi Requiem at Southwark Cathedral (March 17, at 7:30pm). Performing with two other south London choirs, West Barnes Singers and Wimbledon Youth Choir, there’s a total of 180 singers under the dynamic direction of Max Barley, and a full orchestra and professional soloists Admission: £12, £15, £20. Tickets are available on the door or from choir members and wegottickets.com
For more information, visit: www.elthamchoral.org.uk
LION DANCE FOR YEAR OF THE DOG
Ring in the Chinese New Year at the National Maritime Museum on February 17. Festivities include music, art and performance to welcome the year of the dog. Featuring traditional Chinese performance arts including a lion dance and Kung Fu. There will also be a performance from the Nanjing Little Red Flower Dance Troupe. National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE10 9NF. 11am-4pm. Admission: free.
INTO THE BLUE
The Alexander Players present Terence Rattigan’s classic play at Charlton’s Alexandra Hall (February 14-17, 8pm-10:30pm). Set in post-war Britain, the Deep Blue Sea is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness – but is at heart a deeply moving love story. Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, SE7 7HY. Admission: £9 adult/£8 concession.
Family Bike Week is a chance for both parents and kids to get fit, enjoy time together and learn new cycling skills. Children can improve their control skills and learn to cycle safely and confidently on paths and quiet roads in Thamesmead. There’s an extra session at 10am to 12pm on 13-15 February. Bike Week runs from February 12-16 (2pm-4pm) at Waterways Children’s Centre, Southwood Road, SE28 8EZ. Admission: free. For more information, contact Bikeworks at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8980 7998.