16 things you MUST see or do this week

16 things you MUST see or do this week

16 things you MUST see or do this week

First published in Leisure latest news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , leisure editor

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

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, on Wednesday and Thursday (September 3 and 4)

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The children’s favourite is back with an all-singing, all-dancing show with lots of games. Tickets cost £16.40 to £18.40 at atgtickets.com/Bromley

Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Bromley Museum from 2pm to 3.30pm on Friday (August 29)

Bring a teddy and enjoy stories, games, face painting, crafts and a trail around the museum. There will be a sweet treat and a soft drink for each child, who must be accompanied by an adult. £2.

Dog’s Day Out at Crystal Palace Park from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, September 7

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Take your dog on a free day out with arena shows, competition, displays, agility, stalls and free microchipping and tag engraving. Go to Bromley.gov.uk/dogs

Sci-fi at the British Museum from Thursday (August 28) until Saturday (August 30)

The British Film Institute presents a series of groundbreaking sci-fi films: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) on Thursday, The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) on Friday, and Flash Gordon (1980) on Saturday. Tickets cost £15 each or £39 for the weekend. Go to bfi.org.uk

Outdoor cinema: Les Miserables at Hall Place and Gardens, Bexley, 6.30pm for a 7.45pm start on Wednesday (September 3)

News Shopper: Classic films on outdoor big screens in south east London this summer

Catch the silver screen version of the stage classic on a giant outdoor screen. Bring a rug or low-backed chair. Tickets £12.50 or £8.30 children in advance only. Call 0844 8586767 or go to thelunacinema.com

Donkey Derby and Summer Fair at Danson Park, Welling, from noon to 5pm on Sunday (August 31)

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A charity fun day featuring donkey rides and racing, a fun fair, farmers’ market, food and drink. Entry £1 adults and children free.

Local History and Steaming Day at Crossness Sewage Works, Abbey Wood, from 10am to 5pm on Sunday (August 31)

News Shopper: THe magnificent interior of the Crossness beam engine house

Find out about Britain’s industrial heritage and see the stunning architecture of sir Joseph Bazalgette. Entry £6 adults and £2 children. Go to crossness.org.uk

Bat Walk at Woodlands Farm Trust, Shooters Hill, from 7.45pm on Thursday (August 28) and 7.30pm on Wednesday (September 3)

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Take a walk around the farm, where there are a number of different species of bat, and find out more about the creatures. You will need sturdy footwear, outdoor clothing and a torch. Not suitable for under 6s. It costs £4 adults and £2 children and booking is essential. Call 020 8319 8900. 

Summer Holiday Activity Trail at Shorne Woods Country Park, from 10am to 3pm daily until Tuesday, September 2

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Follow clues around the park and answer questions to win a prize. Sheets cost £2.50 from the activity centre.

Jet Stream tours of the Thames, half hourly from noon to 7pm daily

Blast up and down the river on a jet boat, leaving from Gravesend Town Pier. Rides cost £15 adults, £10 children or £41 families. Call Gravesend Visitor Information Centre on 01474 337600.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Ightham Mote from 11am to 3pm on Thursday (August 28)

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Bring your teddy and enjoy a trail and activities. Normal admission costs apply. Go to nationaltrust.org.uk

Psychic Sally On the Road at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Monday (September 1)

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The psychic to stars such as Princess Diana, George Michael and Katie Price visits Dartford again. Tickets cost £24.50. Go to orchardtheatre.com or call 01322 220000.

The General at Greenwich Picturehouse from 9pm on Thursday (August 28)

News Shopper: The General, starring Buster Keaton. Picture courtesy of Park Circus Films.

Buster Keaton’s silent classic, complete with breathtaking stunts, gets a fresh airing in Greenwich. Go to picturehouses.co.uk/cinemas/Greenwich_Picturehouse or call 08719025732.

Keeping up with the Joans at Greenwich Theatre until Saturday (August 30)

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A bittersweet comedy fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets £18.50 or £16. Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk

New Cross Music Crawl, from 6.30pm on Thursday (August 28)

News Shopper: The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, New Cross

Bars in New Cross have joined forces to host different bands as the area turns into a free walking concert. It starts at Goldsmiths’ library and ends at Amersham Arms, where there is also an afterparty.

Find out more here.

In their Own Words at Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich

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An exhibition about the Great War brings to life the struggles of artillerymen of different nations through their letters, diaries and photos. Go to firepower.org.uk

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