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What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (May 17 and 18)
4:05pm Friday 16th May 2014 in News
Comedy Gala at The O2 Arena (May 16)
Waves of laughter will ripple through the O2 as an allstar comedy line-up, including Alan Carr, Jack Dee and Lee Evans, will return for the fifth year in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. |Go to theo2.co.uk
Bromley Comedy- Churchill Theatre (May 17)
Craig Murray has performed alongside TV funny man Harry Hill and Hollywood legend Robin Williams, is a rising star in the comedy ranks, and will be bringing his impressive, comical stand up set direct to the Bromley stage along with other hilarious acts. bromleycomedy.com
Mouse Trap at The Orchard Theatre (until May 17)
What happens when a group of people are snowed-in a country house with a murderer on the loose? Find out as Agatha Christie’s infamous whodunnit murder mystery comes to un-nerve you. Tickets cost between £15.50 and £29.50 plus a £1.50 per ticket booking fee. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk
May Day at The Croft, Orpington (May 17)
May Day celebrations continue as you are invited to enjoy afternoon tea followed by Morris Dancers. crofttearoom.co.uk
Chislehurst Farmers Market (May 18)
Over 20 stalls will be at hand offering delicious local produce including: seasonal fruit and vegetable, cheese, fish, bread, chocolates, beers and much more. Go to myfarmersmarket.co.uk
Apsley House - Museums at Night, London, (May 16 -17)
Explore The Duke of Wellington’s home after hours. With curtains drawn and fluttering chandeliers, you will hear fascinating tales and enjoy performances of Baroque music as they wonder through the house. Click here.
A Streetcar Named Desire screening at Greenwich Picturehouse (May 18)
Marlon Brando stars opposite Oscar-winning Vivien Leigh in the classic movie as part of the Vintage Sunday strand at the Picturehouse. Click here.
Scruffs Companion Dog Show, EllenorLions Hospices, Gravesend (May 18)
Present your perfect Pooch for a chance of winning an admirable rosette with the competition categories ranging from “Scruffiest Dog” to “Waggiest Tail”. Family entertainment will also be avialable throughout the day including a delicious BBQ. Click here.
Joe Mcelderry at The Woodville Halls, Gravesend (May 18)
The X-Factor winner will be exclusively performing all of his hits in a musical journey that will have the audience both shaking a leg and shedding a tear. Click here.
The Hither Green Festival 2014 (May 17)
The Spring Food and Craft Fair kicks off the 9 day festival at ClockTower Piazza, Meridian South and is free to enter. Click here.
Beckenham Chorale Concert (May 17)
Listen to the sounds of Mozart, Janacek and Dvorak performed by Beckenham Chorale, the Albemarle Orchestra and guest soloists at St George's Church. Tickets cost between £8 and £14. Call 0208 289 8356
Garden Safari in Sole Street, Cobham, on Sunday, May 18
Private gardens will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm to raise money for the refurbishment of St Mary’s Church Rom. Having been built in the late 1800s with a 25 year predicted lifespan, it’s in need of a bit of love. An entry ticket to all of the gardens costs £5 for adults and is free for schoolchildren. Call Alan Holland on 01474 814391 for more information.
Stamp Fair at Freemantle Hall, Bexley High Street, on Saturday, May 17
Bexley Philatelic Society celebrates its 50th anniversary with an all day fair, with 10 dealers, displays, refreshments and a tombola. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
The Regal Caribbean dining Experience at Hill Top Cafe in Telegraph Hill on Saturday, May17
The best of Bajan and British culture meets in a dining extravaganza as In A Pikkle and deptford’s Little Nan’s Bar join forces for a six course taster menu and unlimited cocktails. The cafe will be transformed into a mock regal dining room and guest will be encouraged to join in.
Tickets cost £55. Go to hillstation.org.uk
Croydon Blues Festival at Fairfield Halls on Saturday, May 17
The all-dayer at the Fairfield includes Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, Aynsley Lister, Simon Townshend and Babajack. Tickets £24 at Fairfield.co.uk or on 020 8688 9291.
Sunday Special at Up The Creek, Greenwich
Every weekend, Sunday Specials serves up great comedians which make Mondays more bearable. On the bill this week are razor-sharp MC Ed Gamble, headliner Andrew Lawrence and Fin Taylor. Tickets £6.50. Go to up-the-creek.com
Trevor Lock at The Hob, Forest Hill, on Saturday, May 17
The meandering and surreal comedian - you may have seen him on Channel 4’s star stories or supporting Russell Brand on tour or on his old radio show – plays The Hob. Also on the bill are Jessica Fostekew, Peter White and James Redmond. Tickets £10 (£6 concessions). Go to thehobforesthill.co.uk
Comedy at Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham on Sunday, May 25
If ever a theatre was named for comedy, then this is it. Paul Adams leads the laughs alongside Nick Page and Jon Wagstaffe. Tickets cost £10 on the door or £8 in advance. Doors open at 8pm. Go to bobhopetheatre.co.uk
Blake at The Churchill Theatre on Saturday, May 17
The chart-topping, award-winning vocal trio Blake play the Bromley theatre. Go to atgtickets.com/Bromley
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