MUPPET MAYHEM

Tickets are now on sale for the inspirational, celebrational, muppetational full-length live show from Kermit & Co, to be held at the O2 in July.

The Muppets Take London – Live is the first time The Muppets have performed their full live show outside of America.

Kermit and Miss Piggy will be joined by The Muppets’ houseband Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, and drummer Animal, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, as well as celebrity guests. There will also be new chapters of sketches such as Pigs in Space.

Tickets are now on sale and are available at theo2.co.uk or by calling 0844 856 0202.

MINI MARATHON

Registrations are already pouring in for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice’s Mini Marathon on Sunday 29 April.

Now in its fourth year, the Mini Marathon is a sponsored running event for children aged between 5 and 16, and gives them the chance to run a 2.62 mile course around Royal Greenwich Park; the start point for the Virgin London Marathon. Every child will receive a special Mini Marathon medal and a goody bag at the end of the event.

Last year’s 1,400 Mini Marathon runners helped raise over £70,000 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice; the event is the Hospice’s biggest fundraising event, raising over £250,000 since the event began in 2013.

There is a £7.50 per child registration fee which covers the cost of running the event so the Hospice encourages children to raise as much sponsorship as they can. All children who raise over £50 in sponsorship will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win prizes including a Goal’s Eltham football party and an Anderson Travels UK day trip to Stonehenge and Bath, The Cotswolds or Oxford, Stratford and The Cotswolds.

Bill’s Restaurant in Greenwich are also supporting the event by offering 20% off all food to all Mini Marathon participants dining between Friday 27 April and Saturday 5 May.

For more details or to register a place at the Mini Marathon, please visit

https://www.communityhospice.org.uk/fundraising-events/169-2017/10887-mini-marathon/

Photo: Jonny Back

 

AUDIO TOUR

Cutty Sark is holding audio described tours for blind and partially sighted visitors.

You can get hands-on with history between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on March 13. Assistance dogs are welcome.

The tour is suitable for all ages. See website for prices. Sighted companions go free.

https://www.rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark

WRITE A STORY

Budding young authors can enter a writing competition ran by tuition provider Explore Learning, which has a centre in Abbey Wood.

The National Young Writers’ Awards is free to enter, and is this year being judged by comedian and children’s author David Walliams.

Youngsters entering stand the chance of winning a family trip to Disneyland Paris and being given their award at their school by Walliams.

You can pick up an entry form at Explore Learning Inside Sainsbury’s, 1 Cooke Close, Abbey Wood, SE2 9BW or enter online at www.explorelearning.co.uk/youngwriters

MAKE A CARD FOR MUM

You make a card for the most important woman in the world at Greenwich Market’s Mother’s Day card-making event.

The free workshop will be held from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, March 10, in the middle of the market, with materials provided.

www.eventbrite.co.uk