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What's on this weekend in Kent and south east London (June 14 and 15)
Vibe's Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things to do this weekend.
The City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra at the Woodville, Gravesend on Saturday (June 14), 7.30pm
The classical summer concert will see the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra belt out a mix of well-known music starting with acclaimed composer Benjamin Britten. Call 01474 337774 or go to woodville.co.uk
The Summer Fair at Chislehurst Common, 10am to 4pm on Saturday (June 14)
The Rotary Club of Chislehurst’s community event includes food, drinks, fairground and music. Go to rotary1120.org/chislehurst/
The Strawberry and Vintage Fair at Brogdale Farm, Faversham, 10am to 3pm, on Sunday (June 15)
Indulge on a selection of Strawberry varieties with cream and shop around the intricate vintage and makers market. Visitors can also meet the alpacas, listen to Bee talks and tour the orchards. Go to brogdalecollections.co.uk
Explore Saturdays at National Maritime Museum
Encounter a historical character and participate in an exciting production that brings the bygone maritime past to life. Free and suitable for children aged 6 and up. Go to rmg.co.uk
Alphabetical Order at The Erith Playhouse (until Saturday 14 June)
Set in a disordered, pre-internet newspaper office in the 1970’s, the production offers a parody of newspaper life. Call 01322 350 345 or go to playhouse.org.uk
Waterloo Festival at Apsley House, London, 11am to 5pm (June 14 and 15)
Relive the drama of the Battle of Waterloo and face Wellington’s Troops and the women in their lives dressed in all their regency attire. Families can meet the Napoleonic army men; discover battle equipment and watch displays which include a battle recreation. Go to english-heritage.org.uk
First World War Centenary Concert at St Barnabas Church, Beckenham, 7.30pm (June 14)
The Beckenham Concert Band will present a programme of music to commemorate those who fell in the First World War. Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of the British Legion.
Live football and music at The New Cross Inn, from 7.15pm (Saturday, June 14)
England’s first game of the World Cup will be the evening’s grand finale as live music in the run up to kick off. Go to newcrossinn.com
Audley at The Rambler’s Rest in Chislehurst, on Sunday (June 15)
Soul singer Audley Anderson first caught the nation’s attention on the BBC’s Fame Academy. He brings his classic soul hits and new music to Chislehurst.
Art at The Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, on Saturday and Sunday (June 14 and 15)
The Friends of The Horniman’s 23rd annual art exhibition is free and features paintings, prints, textile art and sculptures from new and established artists. Go to horniman.ac.uk
Father’s Day at Up at the O2 on Sunday, June 15
Make your dad feel like the ultimate gentleman when urban mountaineering in atop the dome in Greenwich becomes urban MAN-taineering.
After climbing to the top of the London’s iconic venue, your dad can have a go at cheese tasting, get groomed, learn how to tie the perfect tie or even get a massage – all while checking out stunning views of the capital. Tickets from £33. Go to theo2.co.uk/upattheo2
The Trials of Oscar Wilde at Greenwich Theatre, 7.30pm on Sunday (June 15)
Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland co-wrote the critically-acclaimed play, which is performed in aid of lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall. Tickets £16. Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk
13 Treasures author Michelle Harrison at Waterstone’s Bluewater, 2pm, on Saturday (June 14)
Meet the award-winning children’s author as she signs copies of her latest novel One Wish (£6.99).
Steve Parrish at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Sunday (June 16)
The motor racing hero-turned-pundit, who finished second to Barry Sheene in the 1977 on the 500cc bikes before moving on to sports cars and winning five European truck racing titles, will talk about his life and career. Tickets £20. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.
North Kent Embroiderers’ Guild Branch Day, 10am to 4pm on Saturday (June 14) at St John’s Centre in Meopham
Stalls will be selling goodies from 10am to 1.30pm and newbies can come along to stitch a simple flower with the help of members. Guest speaker Dr Lynn Hulse talk from 2pm.
Entry costs £2 for non-members and includes tea and a biscuit. There is a simple ploughman’s lunch for a small fee. The Guild meets every third Saturday of the month at Gravesend Library. Go to northkentembroiderers.co.uk
Christ Church Fete, 1pm to 3pm on Sunday (June 15) in Shooters Hill
There will be plenty for all the family, with a barbecue, stalls, local produce, games, facepainting and an auction of promises. Go to facebook.com/ccshootershill
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