HEAR SONGS AND STORIES OF THE SEA
The National Maritime Museum’s musicians in residence, Joe Danks and Aimee Leonard, are performing a celebration of songs and stories connected to Greenwich, the museum and the sea. Joe is performing his album Seaspeak – a musical response to the National Maritime Museum’s vast collection – on board Cutty Sark. The concert is supported by The English Folk Dance and Song Society, and Help Musicians UK. Cutty Sark, Ground Level: Lower Hold, Michael Edwards Studio Theatre. April 25, doors open 6:30pm for
a 7:30pm start. Admission: £15.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALAN JOHNSON
Politician Alan Johnson is speaking at the Churchill Theatre about his life, career and 2018 best-selling memoir In My Life.
In his book, Alan details his trajectory, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum, to rising through the ranks for the Labour Party.
This event at the Churchill Theatre is a chance to hear Alan’s stories first-hand. Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. April 28 at 7:30pm. Admission: £22/£17 concessions.
HEAR DRAMATIC MOMENTS FROM OPERA PERFORMED LIVE
Head to Blackheath Halls this Thursday, where Trinity Laban’s postgraduate singers are performing opera scenes connected through dramatic performance with piano accompaniment. The event is also a chance to hear the music of Verdi, Charpentier, Richard Strauss and Wagner performed live. The Great Hall at Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ. April 25 & 26, at 7:00pm. Admission: FREE, but ticket required. www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/
LAST CHANCE: SEE ‘THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD’ AT NOW GALLERY
NOW Gallery’s current exhibition The Mouse and his Child, which invites guests to explore the relationship between childhood and adulthood, is closing this weekend. The exhibition features Studio Morison’s sculptural space containing a library of children’s fiction written by adult fiction authors, and is named after the children’s novel The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to explore the space and, if a grown-up, rediscover their inner child. NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, East Greenwich, London SE10 0SQ. Closes April 28, at 4pm.