Oktoberfest gets a vegan makeover
Following the success of last year’s Vegan Oktoberfest, Greenwich Market is offering a similarly beer-fuelled, plant-based celebration this October. Sip on refreshing vegan brews then soak up the hops with vegan ‘würstl’ and ‘knödel’. Nine of London’s vegan street food traders will be there on the night, so expect plenty of delicious dishes to choose from.
Greenwich Market, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9HZ. October 4, from 6:30pm – 10pm. Admission: FREE. www.greenwichmarket.london

Jason Manford. Photo: Seamus Ryan

A musical whodunnit
When Jessica Cranshaw, star of Broadway-bound musical Robin Hood, is murdered on stage, it’s up to the local detective Frank Cioffi to work out who among the cast and crew is guilty. Laced with catchy songs, plot twists and big characters, Curtains is a Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery designed to get audiences laughing and plot-solving until the final curtain. The show stars Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls).
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. October 4 – 6, times vary. Admission: £22/concessions available.


See the Old Vic’s Wise Children on the big screen
If you missed multi-award-winning director Emma Rice’s production of Wise Children at the Old Vic theatre last winter, or want to see it again, you can: a screening of the stage production is showing at Greenwich Picturehouse. The all-singing, all-dancing show is an adaptation of Angela Carter’s novel of the same name and is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Above all, it’s jolly good fun.
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London SE10 8NN. October 3 at 7pm. Admission: £22/£17.50 concessions. www.picturehouses.com

Get on your bike for a good cause
Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice turns 25 this year. Help the organisation celebrate by taking part in its annual Big Bike Ride. Those taking part can opt to cycle either a 14-mile route from Woolwich to Greenwich and back, or a 28-mile route from Erith to Greenwich and back. Both are flat with very few roads, making the charity bike ride suitable for all ages and abilities.
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, London SE10 9HT (or see website for alternative starting points). October 6, from 10am – 4pm. Admission: £10/£5 children/£25 families.

Photo: Norman Smith

The Meridian Line in photography
A free exhibition of photographs representing Greenwich’s time-dictating Meridian Line opens at the Greenwich Gallery this Friday. Ponder the thought-provoking works of local residents and visiting photographers alike.
The Greenwich Gallery, Linear House,
Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS. October 4 – 13, from 12pm – 4:30pm.
Admission: FREE. www.greenwichperforms.com