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What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (May 10 and May 11)
From Bloc Party to theatre and, of course, Eurovision, if you are keen to get out and about in south east London or north Kent this weekend (May 10 and May 11) then we've got some ideas for you.
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Active Artists at St Andrew’s Arts Centre in Gravesend, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (May 10 and 11)
Gravesham Arts is teaming up with solo artists to give them the chance to exhibit. This week it’s Active Artists. Free.
Eurovision Supper Club at St Swithun’s Church Hall, Hither Green, on Saturday (May 10)
If you been making your mind up and decided to watch the singing extravaganza this weekend, then Wrong Side of the Tracks’ fourth supper club is where you need to be. The club has teamed up with Renata from the Green Door supper club to show the song contest on a giant screen. Expect lots of singing, dancing and flag waving fun as well as great food and wine. Click here for details
Fast rides, hot sounds at Thorpe Park on Saturday (May 10)
Thorpe Park has teamed up with the Ministry of Sound for a ride and vibe club night. With top DJs spinning the tunes while you ride, it’ll be a unique experience. Saturday has an Anthems 90s theme. The £25 tickets included exclusive night time access to selected rides. DJs from 8pm to 3am. Go to thorpepark.com or call 0871 360 2629.
England Expects at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre until Saturday (May 10)
Vesta Tilley was one of music hall’s best male impersonators and also one of the army’s best recruiters in the war but, as the brutal reality of war became known, whose side was she on?
Tom Glover’s one woman musical is a fascinating exploration of a controversial time and character.
Tickets £14 or £11 concessions. Go to brockleyjack.co.uk or call 0333 666 3366.
Office Suite at Bromley Little Theatre until Saturday (May 10)
Alan Bennett’s Office Suite comprises two one-act plays written in the pre computer days of the 1970s. Tickets from £8 adults and £6 children. Go to bromleylittletheatre.org
Homegrown at The Woodville, Gravesend, on Sunday (May 11)
An evening of the most outstanding Kent performers in a variety showcase featuring music, comedy and dance. Tickets £15 at woodville.co.uk or on 01474 337774.
Camp Bestival’s Travelling Circus Tour at The Bedford in Balham, from 2pm to 4.30pm on Sunday (May 11)
Rob da Bank’s Camp Bestival crew are on the road, bringing its DJ crew, special guests and circus-themed activities, competitions, facepainting, arts and crafts to entertain the whole family. Go to campbestival.net
North vs South Craft Beers at London Fields Brewhouse, Hackney, from noon on Saturday (May 10) to 2am on Sunday (May 11)
Some of the best craft beers from the north and the south of the nation will face off at the fun-packed day, which also has live music and DJs, kids entertainment, traditional pub games and locally-sourced food. Entry £4, kids go free. Go to britishcraftbeerchallenge.co.uk
Art Deco Fair at Eltham Palace on Saturday (May 10) and Sunday (May 11)
Sift through art deco gems at an abundance of vintage stalls at Eltham Palace. It’s free for English Heritage members or £10.20 adults, £6.10 under 16s and £9.10 concessions. Go to English-heritage.org.uk
LDN Wrestling at Orpington Hall on Saturday (May 10)
Some of the country’s top grapplers, including British Champion Alan Lee Travis and the mysterious Dark Lord will wrestle in Orpington. Go to ldnwrestling.com or call 0844 8889991.
Thomas the Tank Engine at Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells, on Saturday and Sunday (May 10 and 11) from 10am to 5pm
Everyone’s favourite train will be joined by his friends, including Percy, Daisy, Diesel and George the steam roller, while the Fat Controller keeps them in line as they travel between Tunbridge Wells and Eridge. It’s best to call ahead to avoid disappointment on 01892 537715. £12 adults, £10 children
Quentin Blake – As Large as Life at Hall Place, Bexley, 10am to 5pm until August 31
Take a look at some of the legendary Sidcup artist and former Children’s Laureate’s illustrations that he designed for museums, hospitals and other public spaces. Admission to the exhibition is free when you have paid to go into the house.
Greenwich Clocktower Market, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am
Peruse the 50 stalls of small traders selling antiques, art, badges, books, bric a brac and more.
Art and Craft fair/exhibition at The Salvation Army, Bromley High Street, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday (May 10)
There’ll be something to interest all ages at The Salvation Army’s fair, with profits going to charity. Refreshments served in The Light Cafe. Free entry.
Bazaaah Baby, Toddler and Children’s Nearly New Sale at St John’s school, Gravesend, from 10am to noon on Saturday (May 10)
Pick up a bargain and support Demelza children’s hospice. Entry £1 adults, children free.
Market on the Green in Beckenham from 10am to 4pm on Saturday (May 10)
Check out the 38 local produce and craft stalls selling all sorts of tempting food and drink, as well as live entertainment, fun fair and face painting.
St Marks’ School PTA Jumble Sale in Bromley from 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday (May 10)
Grab something cool for cheap while supporting the school.
Maya Bakery Pop-up Market at Little Nan’s Bar in Deptford, from noon to 4pm on Saturday (May 10)
The cool cocktail bar hosts handmade arts, crafts, jewellery, vintage clothes, bric-a-brac and stunning food and drinks. Get cocktails and cold drinks at Little Nan’s too.
Art, Craft and Gift Fair at Orpington Village Hall from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday (May 10)
Every second Sunday, Craft Fairs UK host a good mix of arts and crafts and food. Free entry.
Live music at New Cross Inn from 7pm on Saturday (May 10)
Expect loudness from bands The Vibrators, The Phobics, Seek/Destroy and The Outbursts. Tickets £5 in advance at seetickets.com
The Solid Silver 60s Show at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Saturday (May 10)
Relive the 1960s with Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Chris Farlowe and Chris Montez all backed by Vanity Fare. Tickets from £26 at orchardtheatre.co.uk
Jive Aces at The Woodville, Gravesend, on Saturday (May 10)
The jive and swing band made famous on Britain’s Got Talent will perform a high energy show in Gravesend. Tickets £16 adults and £14.50 children. Go to Woodville.co.uk or call 01474 337774.
Earthquakes in London at Catford Broadway Studio Theatre from April 30 to May 25
First performed at the National Theatre to rave reviews in 2010, Mike Bartlett’s play about three sisters and their relationships to each other and their estranged father will jolt your reality and challenge you to engage with it. Tickets from £8 to £14.50. Go to broadwaytheatre.org.uk
Avenue Q at Greenwich Theatre until May 11
Following five years in the West End, the smash hit, irreverent puppet musical for adults is headed on tour and has stopped in Greenwich. Tickets from £21 adults and £18.50 concessions (suitable for ages 14+). Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Bloc Party DJ Set at Amersham Arms, New Cross on Saturday (May 10)
Indie heroes Bloc Party will perform a rare DJ set from 7pm to 3am. Tickets £10 in advance here.
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