What's on this bank holiday weekend in south east London and north Kent (August 22 to 25): Things to see and do for families

What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

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Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this bank holiday, so you won’t be stuck for things to see and do for the whole family.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at the Old Royal Naval College on Saturday

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Deptford’s musical legend Jools Holland will be accompanied on stage by special guests Melanie C and Marc Almond as part of the Greenwich Music Time series of concerts which started yesterday with Goldfrapp and continues tonight with Russell Watson. Go to greenwichmusictime.co.uk

Silent Disco at The Shard from 10pm to 2am on Saturday  

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Party at 800ft and enjoy 360 degree views of the city skyline as three DJs play a variety music direct to your ear phones. Guests can switch between musical choices and even have the opportunity to venture to the open-air viewing gallery on 72nd level. Admission is £37.50. Go to timeout.com

Wolf Club Lunar Society at The Charlotte, Crayford, on Saturday

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The luminous up and coming band will perform a distinctive set of garage-rock blues. Go to thecharlottepub.org.uk   

The World of Conifers at Lullingstone Castle, 11am to 5pm, until Monday

Home to an eclectic range of plants and trees, the world garden will open for a weekend dedicated to the conifer, which in known to be one of the tallest living things in the world. Guided tours will be available. Go to lullingstonecastle.co.uk

The Wiz at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, until Saturday

The summer youth project presents an adaptation of classic tale The Wizard of Oz. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

April in Paris at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, until Saturday

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This romantic comedy features TV stars Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann and follows the pair’s adventure to the city of love during a rocky relationship. Go to atgtickets.com/bromley

Family fun day at The Queens Head, Chislehurst, from 12pm on Sunday

Traditional fun day entertainment will be on hand including a bouncy castle, face painting, raffles, inflatable sumo suits, stalls and much more. All money raised from the event will be donated to Tree of Hope. The pub will be open as usual.

Maleficent at Cineworld, Bexleyheath, 10am on Saturday

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Leading lady, Angelina Jolie, tells the mesmerizing story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the spellbinding villainess. Go to cineworld.co.uk

The Warriors (35th Anniversary) at The Greenwich Picturehouse (August 23)

The brilliant and original 1970’s New York gang movie will be screening for one night only. Rated 18. Purchase tickets at picturehouses.co.uk

Bushcraft skills and life as a First World War soldier at Penshurst Place, near Tunbridge Wells, on Sunday and Monday

Travel back in time and spend an hour exploring life as a soldier in the Great War, picking up valuable survival skills in the process. The interactive Bushcraft sessions on the hour, every hour, from 11am to 5pm will allow kids to learn about fire lighting, shelter building and scavenger hunting in a safe environment. Story telling is at 2pm, 2.45pm and 3pm.
Go to penshurstplace.com

Peppa Pig and George at Drusillas Park, East Sussex, on Monday

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Loveable children’s character Peppa Pig will be joined by her brother George at the park which already boasts animals and attractions. Call 01323 874100 or go to drusillas.co.uk

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

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

News Shopper: Revellers at last weekend's SW4 festival

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

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

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

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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