SEE A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CILLA BLACK

Cilla – The Musical follows the extraordinary life of an ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky yet incredible rise to fame. At just 25 she was recognised as international singing star Cilla Black, going on to become one of Britain’s favourite television entertainers, hosting the original dating show Blind Date among other shows. This is a heart-warming adaptation of the ITV mini-series on Cilla’s early life, featuring her greatest hits including Anyone Who Had a HeartAlfie and Something Tells Me. Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA. September 11 – 15, at 7:30pm with some 2:30pm matinees. Admission: £28.50 – £49.50. www.churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/default.asp

 

 

EXPLORATION AND MEMORY ANALYSED AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM

A three–day conference dissecting themes of exploration and memory is taking place at the National Maritime Museum. Over the last few decades, maritime exploration has become an exciting field of study, with researchers from many different disciplinary backgrounds enriching, questioning and reinterpreting the subject for contemporary audiences. The conference intends to consider exploration from the perspective of memory studies. Refreshments and sandwich lunches will be served. National Maritime Museum, Park Row, London, SE10 9NF. September 13 – 15. Admission: £100/£75 concessions. www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

MEET YOUR PERFECT BEER MATCH

Meantime Brewing is encouraging beer lovers to swipe right this autumn. Head to the Old Brewery for a blind tasting event which, with the help of an expert beer matchmaker, will help guests find their perfect brew. The session is all about looking at what’s inside the glass – not on the outside – and the evening will encourage you to step outside your comfort zone.

The Old Brewery, Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW. September 13, from 7pm – 9pm. Admission: £10. www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/

 

DISCOVER A NEWLY-OPENED CULTURAL LANDMARK

The Forge, based on the site of Brunel’s shipbuilders for The Great Eastern, is opening its doors to the public for the first time during London Design Festival and Open House London 2018. The historic site will showcase international glass artists from Japan, India, Estonia, Scotland and England. The Forge, 397- 411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AE. September 15 – 23, from 10am – 9pm. Admission: FREE. www.glassattheforge.com/

 

 

LONDON-BASED JAZZ SINGER TAYLOR NOTCUTT LIVE

Head to Oliver’s Jazz Bar in Greenwich this Friday for a chance to hear Taylor Notcutt and her band Pixie and the Gypsies perform hits from their debut album ‘Honey Trap’. The up-and-coming band is comprised of Taylor on vocals, Connie Chatwin on violin, Twm Dylan on bass and Matt Wilson on guitar. Oliver’s Jazz Bar, 9 Nevada Street, London, SE10 9JL. September 14 at 9pm. Admission: FREE. www.oliversjazzbar.com/