Vibe’s picks of what’s on this weekend

Cray Festival at St Mary Cray Recreation Ground, noon to 8pm today (July 5)

This year’s festival is features incredible exhibitions, stunning shows, a retro scooter ride which will parade through Orpington High Street, music performances rocking the main stage including an appearance from local up and coming band The Theme at 2pm, beer tents, food stalls and other family attractions. Go to

Ed’s Easy Diner at Bluewater

Independence Day celebrations at the American-inspired diner come in the form of a “Star- Spangled Bangers’ menu offering five US-style snack-size dogs. Available throughout the whole month for £2.95 each. Go to

Community Music Day at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, (6 July)

Local performers will showcase their musical talents on the bandstand throughout the afternoon including a rock choir, an American folk choral, concertina players and more. The event is free, for full information visit:

Dr Bike event at General Gordon Square, Greenwich (5 and 6 July)

Get cycling again this summer with the help of free maintenance sessions courtesy of The Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Summer Streets at Regent’s Street, London (6 July)

Soak up the capital’s sun and enjoy the ‘mile of style’ traffic free in the first Sunday of Summer Streets. Visitors can enjoy pop-up bars, entertainment; chill out areas on specially implanted park benches, live Jazz and a span of street buskers.  

Farmers Market at Hall Place and Gardens, Bexley, 10am to 2pm (6 July)

Sample and purchase yummy local produce direct from the farmers and creators with tasty food offerings including bread, cheese, vegetables and more!

Orpington Record and CD Collector Fair at Crofton Halls, 10am to 4pm (6 July)

Suitable for both collectors and bargain hunters, the fair offers music old and new. Admission is £1 and refreshments are available.

The Hop Farm Music Festival (until 6 July)

News Shopper: Ray Davies presents his musical Come Dancing at Theatre Royal Stratford this month

The Paddock Wood festival kicked off last night and its incredible line up of artists performing throughout the weekend include James Blunt, The Feeling and 10cc, Ray Davies and Brian Wilson.

Family Pamper, Fun and Shop at Chislehurst Methodist Church, 2.30pm to 6.30pm. (5 July)

Enjoy a range of beauty and relaxation treatments, and other fun activities including jewelry making and cupcake decorating for kids. Admission is free and treatments are reasonably priced.

Edinburgh Festival previews at The Hob, Forest Hill (6 July)

News Shopper: Lucy Porter has two children with fellow comedian Justin Edwards

Prepare for hilarity with comedy from TV’s Holly Walsh and Lucy Porter. Tickets cost £8 plus £0.80 booking fee/concessions £5 plus £0.50 booking fee. Go to