Vibe picks of what’s on across south east London and north Kent the week ahead.


News Shopper: Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood’s Get Your Bake On Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Saturday, May 24.
The Great British Bake Off judge and bread expert shares his stories and recipes in a theatre show. Tickets £28.50 at


News Shopper: Charlie and Lola will be at Hampstead Theatre

Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play at The Orchard Theatre from Monday (May 26) to Tuesday (May 27)

The well-loved BBC kids’ show gets a puppet outing which is sure to please the little ones. Tickets from £12.50 at or on 01322 220000.

Matilda and Me at The Albany in Deptford from Thursday, (May 29) to Friday (May 30)

Ria Hartley’s one-woman show combines spoke word, dubpoetry, live art and reggae music to tell the story of a woman’s journey from Jamaica to England through the eyes of her granddaughter.

Go to or call 020 86924446.

The Gondoliers at the Bob Hope Theatre from Thursday (May 22) to Saturday (May 24)

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Venice-set opera gets a revival in Eltham. Go to or call 020 88503702.


News Shopper: Howard Marks

Howard Marks at Kingswood House, Dulwich, on Thursday (May 29)

The celebrity drug smuggler brings his humorous spoken word show Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe to south east London to raise money for the Crystal Palace Overground Festival. 


Tickets £12.50. Go to

News Shopper: Junior Simpson

Dartford Comedy Club on Friday (May 23) at Thistle, Brands Hatch

Comedians Junior Simpson, Maff Brown and the musical comedy duo Jollyboat bring the laughs. Tickets £22.95, including a two course meal and comedy. Call 01474 855 712.

Happy Mondays at the Amersham Arms, New Cross on Monday (May 26)

It’ll be a hot night of comedy as The Amersham Arms’ regular night hosts another couple of cracking comedians – Channel 4’s sketch show duo Cardinal Burns and Angela Barnes, as seen on Stand up for the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News. Tickets £5 in advance at


M2 at The Railway Tavern in Bexley from 9pm on Friday (May 23)

Experienced duo M2’s repertoire features hits from the 50s, right up to today. It’s free.

News Shopper: Katy Perry

Katy Perry at the O2, Greenwich, from Wednesday (May 28) to Saturday (May 31)

Expect fireworks as chart-topper Perry roars into action at the O2, supported by Icona Pop. Tickets from £57.50 at


Petts Wood Motorcycle Show at The Daylight Inn from noon on Sunday (May 25)

There’ll been bands, a barbecue, hog roast and amazing bikes. It’s free.

News Shopper: Little Nan's Afternoon of Treats and TableTop Sale

Charity Cream Tea Cocktail Party at Little Nan’s Bar in Deptford, from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday (May 25)

Owner, grandson Tristan Scutt will ply punters with booze while his mum (Little Mum) does the tasty treats using her mum’s Little Nan’s) recipes. Pop by for cocktails or treats or go all out with a full Afternoon tea (you’ll need to get in touch for that). Profits go to Macmillan and Iain Renee Hospice, two charities who helped Little Nan. Click here

Spring Holiday Fun at Penshurst Place, near Tunbridge Wells, from May 24 to June 1.

Spring half term has a Great War theme at Penshurst Place. All week children can create poppies or spy binoculars from noon to 4pm in the Education Room. From May 25 to 26, 11am to 5pm, little ones can have family portraits in the early 1900s style, after rifling through the dressing up box, and also try out the safety netted paintball firing range, with targets including a bell, armoured car and bi-plane. It’s all included in the admission price, except paintball which costs another £2.50 for a dozen balls on the day.