A PERFORMANCE OF MOTHER GOOSE SUITE FOR FAMILIES

Hear Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite performed by Blackheath Halls Orchestra in a production specifically aimed at families. At this relaxed family concert – at which babies and children of all ages are welcome – presenter and animator Ruth Rosales is guiding audiences through the magical pieces with stories pictures and interactive activity. You’ll get an insight into Ravel’s music, the fairy tale at its heart and the workings of an orchestra.
The Great Hall at Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ. April 28, from 4:15pm – 5pm.
Admission: £8/£6
for under 12s.
www.blackheathhalls.com/

BROWSE LOCALLY-SOURCED GOODS AT PLUMSTEAD COMMUNITY MARKET

The monthly Plumstead Community Market returns to St Mark’s Hall on Saturday April 27. The market supports local traders from south east London. Among the stalls are Eltham Honey, LaLu’s West African snacks, Gilly’s vintage, and art from Barry Small. Angelo’s Back Massage is also there, helping to relieve tension from tight shoulders.
St Mark’s Hall Old Mill Road, Plumstead, London, SE18 1QE. April 27, from 11am-3pm.
Admission: FREE.
www.artplumstead.wordpress.com

CHEER ON THE LONDON MARATHON

Cheer on the bold and brave runners of this year’s London Marathon as they begin their run in Greenwich Park. The route winds through Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich and Deptford before moving further into central London. With 26.2 miles ahead of them, the runners will be thankful for your support.
Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London SE10 8QY. April 28,
at 10am.
Admission: FREE to watch.
www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com

TAKE PART IN A YOUTH POETRY SLAM

New Youth Spoken Word Collective is calling on young creatives to take part in a series of free Saturday workshops, running between April 6 and June 1. The workshops, run by 90s rap artist Q-Tee and urban rap artist @MatrixGRN, are tackling issues surrounding how young people fit into society and questioning: What about us? A final performance showcase is being held on June 1. Suitable for ages 14 – 17.
Bathway Theatre, Bathway, Woolwich, SE18 6QX. April 27, from 3pm – 5pm. Admission: FREE.
www.bathwaytheatre.co.uk/

Photo © Foteini Christofilopoulou.

A 21ST CENTURY HANSEL AND GRETEL TOLD THROUGH DANCE

Head to The Albany in Deptford for a contemporary retelling of the classic fairytale Hansel and Gretel. In a production that swaps the woods for the streets of London, the two young heroes must navigate their way through unfamiliar sights, smells and sounds, and outwit sinister characters in order to find their way back home. Suitable for ages 5+.
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG. April 28, at 1pm and 4pm. Admission: £7.
www.thealbany.org.uk/