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What's on this week in south east London and north Kent
Check out these gigs, days out, theatre shows and comedians this week.
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.
First World War commemoration
Langley Park School for Boys’ three week First World War Centenary Commemorative Festival kicks off with an opening gala on Monday, June 16, at 7.30pm. The festival features a varied programme of music, dance and drama.
The opening features a premiere of a short documentary about the school’s visit to the battlefields and includes the opening of the pop-up war museum. Tickets £5 or £3 concessions. Go to ticketsource.co.uk/lpcpa
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
Seann Walsh and Marlon Davies at Up the Creek, 7.30pm on Monday (June 16)
Last year, Seann Walsh’s show was nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award. Catch a preview of this year’s show in Greenwich as well as getting a sneak peek of acclaimed comic Marlon Davis’ offering. All for £5. Go to up-the-creek.com
The Eagles at The O2, Greenwich, from Monday (June 16) to Saturday (June 21)
The legendary band, who have sold 120 million albums and won six Grammys, will perform classics from throughout their career at the four gigs. Go to axs.com
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).
Morecambe at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Monday (June 16)
The Olivier Award winning play about the late, great comedian – who died 30 years ago on May 28 – stars Bob Golding, who himself won an Olivier nomination for best actor when it was in the West End four years ago. It has won rave reviews and is produced by Eric’s son, Gary. Tickets from £15. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.
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
The City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert, 7.30pm on Saturday (June 14) at The Woodville, Gravesend
Enjoy a mix of well-known classical music, including Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Tickets £16 or £13.50 concessions. There’s a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Go to Woodville.co.uk or call 01474 337774.
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