BE ONE OF THE 1st TO SEE GREEN BOOK
Greenwich Picturehouse is screening an exclusive preview of Peter Farrelly’s new film Green Book, ahead of its general release. Farrelly’s film, which is set in the Deep South in 1962, recently won the top prize at Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence), the film tells the uplifting, true story of an unlikely friendship that transcended race and class. Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN. December 26, at 8pm. Admission: £14.10/£13.10 concessions. www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse
POST XMAS YOGA
If you slightly overdid it on the Christmas dinner, mulled wine and yule log this year, a little bit of gentle yoga could be just what you need. At Blackheath Yoga, local teachers lead small classes at a number of venues across the village. If you’re a beginner or looking to ease yourself back into the practice, try a Chair Yoga session at Age Exchange, a seated practice designed to improve flexibility, balance and strength. The class is suitable for all abilities. Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, Blackheath, SE3 9LA. December 28, from 11am – 12pm and 12pm – 1pm. £8/£7 for friends of Age Exchange.
50 YEARS OF BOWIE
David Bowie may no longer be with us, but one band doing their best to keep his music and soul alive is Absolute Bowie. The five-piece tribute band (or six if you count the saxophone) has toured all over Europe, taking their audience on a journey through the different personas of Bowie – from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane right through to Blackstar. Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show: ‘50 Years of Bowie’. Beaverwood Club, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HF. December 27, at 8:30pm. Admission: £14 in advance/£15 on the door. www.thebeaverwood.com/
EXPLORE WOOLWICH’S NEW SUNDAY MARKET
Based in Beresford Square, Woolwich Sunday Market is home to more than 40 stalls selling vintage clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts, and street food from around the world. The market has just had its license extended, but will be taking a break after this Sunday until 24 March, so head there for a spot of winter shopping while you can.
Beresford Square, Woolwich, SE18 6AR. November 25, from 9am – 5pm. Admission: FREE.
SWAP JINGLE BELLS FOR JAZZ
Spend the Sunday afternoon between Christmas and New Year feeling thoroughly relaxed at Greenwich’s Old Brewery, where diners and drinkers are being serenaded with classical and jazz music performed by a yet-to-be-revealed band. Who knows? The musicians might throw out a couple of Christmas songs, too. Old Brewery, The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LW. December 30, 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Admission: FREE, but book your table in advance to ensure you get a seat. www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/