Shakespeare’s legendary The Tempest hits the stage in an epic new ensemble production and features as the first production in Lazarus Theatre Company’s second year-long residency at The Greenwich Theatre. A story of magic, love, revenge and forgiveness. A storm, violent and destructive, reveals an enchanted island ruled by Prospero. In creating this fierce and ferocious tempest she wrecks a passing ship and washes her enemies upon the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

February 5-16 (at 7:30pm-11pm) at Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES. Admission: £10-£25.
Phone: 020 8858 7755.


Ring in the Year of the Pig at the National Maritime Museum’s Chinese New Year celebrations. There’s traditional lion dance, arts, and music for all the family.

February 9 from 11am-4pm. Admission: free. National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE10 9NF


Learn to prepare quick, affordable, healthy and delicious meals at a free five-week community cookery club. Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to experienced cooks, and all participants get a free cookery book on completion of the course. You can also learn how to grow food. To register call 0800 470 4831.

January 17-February 14 at Abbey Wood Community Centre, 4 Knee Hill, SE2 0YS. Admission: free.


For those looking to shift some pounds, a new Greenwich Slimming World group is running every Monday night at James Wolfe primary school (7:30pm-9pm). Cost: £4.95
Founded in 1969 by Margaret Miles-Bramwell, Slimming World is the most advanced slimming organisation in the UK and there are now over 16,000 groups held weekly across the country.

James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill Campus,
SE10 8RZ.


Join in a creative movement workshop in Blackheath every Wednesday until February 20. Led by artist practitioner, Steven Zilinskas, from Shenanigans Theatre Company, this is a great opportunity to experiment with ideas using art and dance and devising a piece of work. Participants will be able to engage in a creative process in order to create a piece of work with Steven. The fun and free workshop sessions will become a meeting place for people, a safe space to talk and share stories with other and connect with new people. Open to adults of all ages.

Email to reserve your place. January 16-February 20 (4pm-5pm) at Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, SE3 7SE. Admission: free.



Get in quick, there’s still a couple of days left to win a pair of tickets to Mark Anthony as Prince at Churchill Theatre on Thursday 21 February.
For your chance to win, answer this question: Prince had a million-selling
hit with:
a. When Sparrows Chirp
b. When Parrots Squawk
c. When Doves Cry
Email your answer to with the subject ‘Mark Anthony as Prince Competition’ by February 8.
Include your name and phone number and reference Greenwich Weekender and Churchill Theatre in your email.