ONBlackheath has announced Jamiroquai (UK exclusive) and Grace Jones are headlining the bill for this year’s summer festival. Also joining the list of live performers is prolific hip-hop groups The Roots, soul sensation Rag’n’Bone Man, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, Morcheeba, Back To Life hit makers Soul II Soul, and pioneers of the London acid jazz scene Brand New Heavies. London’s must-attend music, food and family festival is the ultimate summer weekend to enjoy world-class live music, mouth-watering food and fun-filled activities for the whole family. ONBlackheath is on July13-14. Tickets on sale now. Image: Paul Box ©


Historian David Starkey is giving a talk on Winston Churchill at Blackheath Halls. The years 1929 to 1939, when Churchill was out of office and out of sympathy with the times, are usually called his Wilderness Years. This lecture suggests they would be better renamed the Marlborough decade and offers a fascinating insight into how Churchill, the historian and biographer shaped Churchill the politician and war leader. The man who won the Second World War was not Churchill the failed politician but Churchill the author of Marlborough. Friday 3 May at 7:30pm. Admission: £16.


Opulent glassware, costume jewellery, luxurious carpets –you can find all this and more at Eltham Palace’s Art Deco Fair. Specialist traders and vintage stalls allow visitors to sample all the splendour of the thrilling ‘30s. May 11-12 from 10am-6pm. Admission: £15.40 adults/ £9.20 children.


Dine in London’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ as part of an exclusive charity dinner in the newly restored Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. New London Architecture is hosting the event to raise money to tackle homelessness. The evening includes a three-course meal and after-dinner speeches from the architects and directors behind the recent £8.5 million conservation project. Thursday 2 May at 6:30pm-11pm at the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN. Admission: £225 per person.


Having successfully mystified audiences throughout autumn 2018, the stage version of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel, adapted and directed by Nick Lane, will continue to tour to theatres across the UK, including Greenwich.
When Mary Morstan arrives at Baker Street to request help following the mysterious disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr Watson are plunged into a murky world of deception and a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.The Sign of Four is at Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES from May 7-11. Admission: £15 – £21. Phone: 0208 858 7755.