15 things you need to see or do this week

15 things you need to see or do this week

15 things you need to see or do this week

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Vibe’s picks of what’s on this week in south east London and north Kent over the next week.

April in Paris at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, until Saturday (August 23)

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Joe McGann and Corrie’s Shobna Gulati star in John Godber’s romantic comedy about a couple whose outlooks are expanded after they win a trip to the continent. Tickets from £11.90. Go to atgtickets.com/Bromley

Family Forest School at High Elms Country Park, Farnborough, from 10am to noon today (Wednesday, August 20)

The whole family can enjoy playing and learning outdoors, whatever the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone should be dressed ready for the outdoors. £6.15 per child. E-mail environmental.education@bromley.gov.uk or call 01689 860571.

5th Annual African Gospel Awards at Fairfield Halls on Sunday (August 24)

Celebrate the genre with performances from some of its greatest stars. Tickets £12, £20 or £50 for VIP. Go to Fairfield.co.uk

Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Crystal Palace Park from 2pm to 4pm on (Wednesday, August 27)

Have a go at craft activities, learn about dinosaurs and go on an egg hunt, all based around the park’s Information Centre. It cost £3 and is designed for children aged four to eight and children under seven should be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. E-mail countrysideandparks@bromley.gov.uk or call 01689 862815

SW4 Festival at Clapham Common on Saturday and Sunday (August 23 and 24)

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London’s longest-running dance music festival celebrates its 13th year with expected crowds of more than 20,000 and some of the genre’s biggest names including Deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Pete Tong. Go to southwestfour.com

Family History Tour, starting outside Gravesend Library at 11am on Wednesday (August 27)

Historian Christoph Bull leads a short walk around places of interest in the town before ending at the old county court (now The Grand Healthy Living Centre) for refreshments and lunch. It costs £3 adults, £2 for 12 to 15-year-olds or free for under 11s. No need to book. Call Christoph on 07702 287147 or Carl at The Grand on 01474 320123.

Sports Day at Ightham Mote from 11am to 3pm tomorrow (Thursday, August 21)

Take part in traditional sports at the National Trust house. Go to nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote for more information.

Angelina Ballerina The Mousical at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, from Saturday, August 30, to Sunday, August 31

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Everyone’s favourite dancing rodent, Angelina Ballerina, puts on an all-action show in Dartford. Shows are at 11am, 2pm and 4pm. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

Bodybuilding at The Woodville, Gravesend, from 1.30pm on Sunday (August 24)

Be dazzled by the muscles on display at the UKBFF Kent Klassic British Qualifier, with contestants in bodybuilding, bikini, figure, physique and fitness classes. Tickets £21 adults and £11 concessions. Go to Woodville.co.uk or call 08442 439480.

Teddy Bears' Picnic at Bostall Heath, Abbey Wood, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday (August 23)

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Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice’s annual fundraising event for kids includes entertainment, games, a bouncy castle, stalls and lots of teddies. Lunch includes a barbecue, drinks and ice creams and costs £3 children and 50p for accompanying adults. Go to communityhospice.org.uk

Charity Show and Family Fun Day at Mount Mascal stables in Vicarage Road, Bexley, from 10am on Monday (August 25)

Expect plenty of horsey fun, including have-a-go pony rides, animal days out, bouncy castles, face painting and balloon modelling. There will be sideshows, horse competitions and food and drink too. Free, parking available. Call 020 83003947 or e-mail office@mountmascalstables.com

Jazz up your shoes at Sidcup and Co in Sidcup High Street, from 1pm to 3.30pm on Friday (August 22)

Create a pair of unique shoes using gems and sparkles with a pair of plain plimsolls you have brought in. For ages seven to 13. It costs £7. Call 020 83090176 or e-mail Sidcup@bexley.gov.uk

Meantime’s Brewfest at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, from Saturday (August 23) to Monday (August 25)

News Shopper: The Old Brewery, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Celebrate modern craft beer and brewing with the awesome Greenwich brewers. There will be three main bars celebrating the best craft beer from the UK, the US and the rest of Europe, with more than 150 different beers on offer. As well as the chance to sample them, there will be experts on hand to talk about pairing them with food, live music in the background and tutored beer and cheese tastings in the evenings. Go to meantimebrewing.com

City of Lost Children at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 6.30pm to 8.45pm on Thursday, August 28

The surreal French movie (with English subtitles) starring Hellboy’s Ron Perlman and directed by Amelie’s Jean-Pierre Jeunet gets a showing at the atmospheric Observatory. Tickets £7, suitable for ages 15 and up. Go to rmg.co.uk

Knights and Princesses Academy at Eltham Palace from 10am to 5pm from Sunday (August 24) to Tuesday (August 26)

News Shopper: Learn about the 1930s at Eltham Palace tomorrow

Learn from the experts how to become a chivalrous knight or a elegant princess for the day. Normal admission costs apply and an additional £1 pays for the activities. Go to English-heritage.org.uk/eltham

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