Vibe takes a look at some of the most exciting things happening in south east London and north Kent this week.

Purple Zeppelin at The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, on Thursday (June 19)

Experience the excitement of seeing both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin (tributes) on the same bill, playing at the same time. Doors open 7.30pm, tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Go to or call 020 87619078.

Godspell at Babington House School, tonight (Wednesday, June 18) and tomorrow

Petts Wood Operatic Society has enlisted professional tenor Gari Glaysher and West End star David Ball as Jesus and Judas in its latest show. It’s also at The Stag in Sevenoaks this weekend. Call 07870887783  or e-mail For the performance at The Stag, call 01732 450175 or go to


Rock of Ages at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, until Saturday (June 21)

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After five years on Broadway, three in the West End and a blockbuster movie adaptation, the hilarious 80s musical heads to Bromley. It stars Ben Richards of Footballer’s Wives and HearSay’s Noel Sullivan. Tickets £15 to £35. Go to

Orpington Symphony Orchestra in Concert at All Saints’ Church, Orpington, on Saturday (June 21)

Conducted by Raymond Lewis and lead by Sylvia Seaton, the orchestra will play a range of classical symphonies. Tickets £10, £9 concessions or £5 children in advance or on the door. Call 01689 859212 or 020 8851 4502. The show starts at 7.30pm. Go to

Poetry at the Treehouse on Thursday (June 19)

Greenwich Poetry Workshop presents an evening of poetry at the Treehouse, the top floor of The Greenwich Tavern. As well as the workshop’s members reading their work, there is an open mic slot. It starts and 7.30pm and goes on to 10pm and is free. Call 020 88588791

Hawley Fun Dog Show in Dartford on Sunday (June 22)

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The search is on for the waggiest tail in Dartford as Hawley Garden Centre hosts lots of fun classes. Go to for a full list of categories or register on the day from 9am.

Reduced Shakespeare at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Thursday (June 26)

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See the complete works of Britain’s greatest playwrights in just 97 minutes in an irreverent, fast-paced and hilarious show. Go to or call 01322 220000.

Big walk and family fun day in Eltham Park South on Sunday (June 22)

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice’s event lets walkers choose distances of either 4, 10 or 14 miles of scenic Green Chain Walk while raising money for the charity. There’s also a toddler toddle where little ‘uns can take part in an animal themed treasure hunt, as well as entertainment including bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling and the like. Registration for the walk costs £10 adults, £5 children five to 15 and £20 for families of two adults and two children. Go to, call 020 8319 9230 or e-mail

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, all week (June 20 to 28)

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A dazzling array of free arts aims to make you see the world in a different way. Acrobats swirling 30 metres from the ground at the National Maritime Museum on Friday night is just one of the highlights. Go to for full listings.

Abandoman at Crown Comedy Club, Blackheath, on Wednesday (June 25)

News Shopper: We Love Comedy Feat. Abandoman, Holly Walsh, Daniel Simonsen

The improvising Irish hip hop duo perform a preview of their Edinburgh show above the Crown pub, as does Brighton-based funnyman Michael Fabbri. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 in advance at

Live and Dangerous Thin Lizzy tribute at The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, on Friday (June 20)

A stellar band performs a musical celebration of one of the greatest live rock albums of all time in its entirety. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets £10. Go to

Shappi Khorshandi at Up the Creek, Greenwich, tonight (Wednesday, June 18)

News Shopper: Coming to Wandsworth: Shappi Khorshandi

Catch the hilarious comedian as she prepares her Edinburgh show, alongside Ivo Graham on the bill. Tickets £5. Doors 7.30pm. Go to