Vibe’s Angie Quinn take a look at some of the best places to go and things to do this weekend across south east London and north Kent.
Dartford Festival at Central Park on Saturday and Sunday (July 19 and 20)
Scouting for Girls, The Beat and Luke Friend are among the performers at the fun two-day event in Dartford. Go to Dartford.gov.uk/festival
Greenwich World Cultural Festival at Eltham Palace, 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday (July 20)
For one day only visitors can enjoy the grounds for free for a wonderful day of
Entertainment, including: creative workshops, pop-up performances, art, and circus
events and more. Go to elthampalace.org.uk
The Milkman at the Grape and Grain, Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, from 9.15pm on Saturday (July 19)
Four suited and booted rockers will perform rock tunes that other bands dare not to at the home of the Sydenham Blues Club. sydenhambluesclub.co.uk
Abbi Glines at Waterstones, Bluewater, from 2pm on Saturday (July 19)
Best-selling author Abbi Glines will be signing copies of her latest book Sometimes It Lasts Go to bluewater.co.uk
Archaeology Weekend at the Tower of London, all weekend (July 19 and 20)
Enjoy exclusive access to the grounds, hunt for hidden treasures and have your discoveries identified by professional archaeologists.
A range of free family activities will also be available including examining historical objects and Roman costume dress-up. Places are limited. Go to hrp.org.uk
Afternoon tea at The Queens House Loggia, Greenwich, Sunday (July 20)
Admire the beautiful Greenwich views whilst indulging in delicious handmade treats and elegant finger sandwiches for an elite afternoon tea experience. Suitable for ages 18+. Booking essential. Click here.
Maize Maze at Stanhill Farm, Wilmington from 10am to 6pm on Saturday (July 19)
The giant strawberry maze opens for explorers to solve the fun foodie quiz trail. A mini poppy maze will also be open for toddlers and visitors can enjoy picking their own fresh fruit and vegetables. Go to stanhillfarm.co.uk
Annie Get Your Gun at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, until Saturday (July 19)
Irving Berlin’s musical stars Jonathan Wilkes and features timeless tunes including There’s No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better. Go to atgtickets.com/bromley
Gravesham Riverside Festival at Commercial Place, Gravesend on Saturday (July 19)
The annual, free, open-air music event is back with tribute acts Killer Queen, Olly Murs Tribute and local bands. Other activities and entertainment will also be on hand. Go to gogravesham.co.uk
Country Festival Day at Foal Farm, Biggin Hill, from 11am to 5pm on Sunday (July 20)
Children’s activities, a fun dog show, food stalls, live music and entertainment will provide a great afternoon out for all the family. Go to foalfarm.org.uk
Chelsfield Village Fair, noon to 5.30pm on Saturday (July 19)
The village cricket green will welcome two Spitfires to commemorate D-Day, with displays from war planes, birds of prey and Croydon Steel Orchestra. The day also features a fun fair, soccer skills and 80 stalls.
Bird College presents Wonderlands at the Orchard Theatre from Thursday (July 17) to Saturday (July 19)
Sidcup’s prestigious Bird College lets its outstanding young talent showcase their work. Tickets from £20 or £18 concessions. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip at Brooklyn Bowl, Greenwich, from 7pm on Saturday (July 19)
The quirky rhymer and beats man perform in Greenwich. Tickets £17. Go to axs.com
Upton Primary School’s Inflatable Day, Bexleyheath, from noon to 3pm on Saturday (July 19)
A fun day, organised and manned by parents and volunteers, features bouncy castles and slides. Entry costs £5 a child and includes unlimited bouncy for two to 11-year-olds. Under 2s can enjoy a small play area with their parents. There will also be a barbecue and a beer, wine and Pimms tent and some stalls.
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