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Top 5 things to do in south-east London and north Kent, January 14-20
Follow News Shopper’s weekly guide for five fab things to do over the next seven days.
Greenwich: Evening with the Stars, Royal Observatory Greenwich, various dates in January
This amazing after-dark experience at the planetarium gives you the chance to look at the night sky through a gigantic telescope.
Enjoy a hot drink upon the Prime Meridian and look out onto the wonderful views. Astronomers are also on hand to answer all space-related questions. Overall a great treat for all the family with children over seven years old.
In the event of bad weather, guests will get an opportunity to view footage taken through the 28-inch telescope and hear about astronomical discoveries past and present.
For opening dates, times and tickets go to rmg.co.uk
Forest Hill: World Of Stories, Horniman Museum, January 20
Traditional tales will told at the Horniman this Sunday by Olivia Armstrong. The stories are inspired by the seasons and by the diverse collections at the museum.
The event is suitable for children aged three plus and must be accompanied by an adult. The World of Stories is free so is a great way to entertain children with no cost this January. Visit horniman.ac.uk
Dartford: Save The Last Dance, The Orchard, January 16-26
Following the story of two independent teenage sisters who set off joyfully to the seaside during the summer of ’63, Save The Last Dance is a wonderful performance packed with high spirits and romance.
This marvellous rock ‘n’ roll musical features classic hits including Viva Las Vegas, His Latest Flame and Save The Last Dance For Me, to name a few.
For tickets and full information call 01322 220000 or visit orchardtheatre.co.uk
Blackfen: Chatterbooks: Chinese New Year, Blackfen Library, January 15, 4-5pm
Reading and activity group, Chatterbooks, is open to all children aged between seven and 11 and available throughout the Bexley borough.
This Tuesday Blackfen library welcomes you for its Chatterbook group concentrating on the Chinese New Year.
Call 020 8303 7777 for further information.
The Hop Farm: Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show, January 19 and 20
Join the Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show this weekend and be captivated by a comprehensive range of natural stone products from all around the world.
The selection includes sparkling polished and carved crystals of every colour, ancient and sporadic fossils and even includes jewellery making equipment.
Interact with experienced exhibitors who will share their expertise of these wonderful treasures.
Tickets are at a credit-crunching price: Adults £4, senior citizens £2, children (8-16 yrs) £1, children under eight free, One entrance fee covers the whole weekend. Visit thehopfarm.co.uk for more information.
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