The BBC Singers return to the ship with a concert to celebrate Cutty Sark’s place in trade history and her many connections across the globe. Collaborating with world music fusion band Kabantu, the Singers celebrate Cutty Sark’s international trade routes with a selection of music that exists beyond boundaries.
King William Walk, SE10 9HT. March 8 from 6pm-10pm. Admission: £16 adult,
£12 student/senior, £8 child.
Is the purpose of dust in our Universe? Experts in astronomy discuss how dust is a key ingredient to the formation of our Solar System, the development of life and even in understanding galaxies. Held in collaboration with Nature Astronomy, this is an exciting opportunity to see cutting edge research and discussion in action.
Royal Observatory, SE10 8XJ, March 8 at 6pm-10pm. Admission: £16 adult, £8 child, free for university students. www.rmg.co.uk
The Vitality Big Half community running festival is back with a half marathon starting at 9am by Tower Bridge and finishing at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich. There’s also the Little Half 2.4-mile run, which finishes at the Cutty Sark and offers the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official timed event; and the Vitality Big Mile, a free, fun, family-friendly mass participation event taking place around Greenwich Park. Join friends and family at the free festival and enjoy some of London’s best food, music, sport and entertainment.
The Big Half 2019 is at Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UP, on Sunday 10 March. Admission: Free. www.thebighalf.co.uk
OF MICE AND MEN
NOW Gallery is hosting an evening of spoken word with some of London’s most dynamic performers reacting to Spike Milligan’s Badjelly the Witch. For the upcoming exhibition The Mouse and His Child, NOW Gallery has seven special literary evenings held in Studio Morison’s enchanted children’s library, ranging from spoken word to lectures to poetry readings. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to come along, have a drink, relax on the rug under the huge glowing helium balloon and rediscover their inner child.
All ticket proceeds are being donated to BookTrust. Admission: £3. March 7.
IN THE ABBEY WOOD HOOD
The first Abbey Wood Food and Craft Market of the year is on March 9. The market boasts foods from around the world, crafts, personalised frames, knitwear, baby items and homemade fudge. On the menu, there’s gourmet hot dogs, jerk chicken, Punjabi food, sweets, and cakes. For children there’s face painters, activities and a play zone. Or you can relax in the therapy zone with a massage or reflexology. New for 2019, there’s more stalls, more seating and live music. Since the Cross Rail works, the high street has seen a decline in visitors. Support your local shops and businesses and keep Abbey Wood Village alive.
March 9 from 11am-4pm at Abbey Arms Car Park, Wilton Road, SE2 9RH. Admission: free.
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BLACKHEATH IN HARMONY
A classical orchestral concert by Harmony Sinfonia showcasing three female composers: Florence Price (Symphony 1), Ruth Gipps (Horn Concerto) and Lili Boulanger (Un soir triste + Matin de printemps), and soloist Julia MacDonell.
March 9 from 5pm-7pm at St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath,
SE13 5DL. Cost: £10 (£7 concessions/free for under 12s).
The story of the orange seller turned actor who won the
heart of the king comes to Eltham. Be ready for bawdy songs, a quartet of musicians, lively dances and a play
within a play.
Nell Gwynn is at Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, SE9 5TG, on March 6-9 at 7:45pm (and 2:30pm matinee).