The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood is speaking at Greenwich University as part of the Moon Festival this summer. Weaving together tales of goddesses, symbols and silenced histories, the author and literary icon is giving the keynote presentation of the day, exploring the many facets of the moon and its meaning in the early modern period. This talk will be followed by a short Q&A with curator Irenosen Okoije. Saturday 20 July from 6:30pm-10pm.

Greenwich University, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10 9LS. Admission: £35.


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People can sign up now for Cancer Research UK’s Blackheath Race for Life. This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children – to join the Race for Life. There are 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events for people of all ages and abilities taking place at Blackheath Common on Sunday, 30 June. To enter Race for Life, visit or call 0300 123 0770.


Stop by Woodlands Farm for an egg-cellent fundraiser to raise money for a new chicken fence. This is a fun day for under 5s with activities including splat-the-fox, farm trail, storytelling, mystery egg and many more. Saturday 9 February from 11am-3pm. £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.
More information call 020 8319 8900.


Nordic Film Nights continue at Deptford Cinema with an Academy Award nominee and Winner of Best International Film from director Thomas Vinterberg. Jagten / The Hunt follows Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a highly-regarded school teacher forced to start over after enduring a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is spreading and Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. The Hunt is a stirring portrait of a man struggling to absolve himself, and a father and son reaching out to one another as their world crumbles. Monday 4 February at 7:30pm. Admission: £6 (£4.50 concession).