18 things you must see this week

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Vibe’s picks of what to see and do next week (July 9 to 16) across south east London and north Kent.

An Evening of Music at St Peter’s Church, Bexleyheath, from 7.30pm on Saturday (July 12)

Bird College’s talented young students perform. Complementary wine and juice served at the interview. Tickets £6 or £3 under 16s. Call 020 8304 5446.

Face to Face with War at Danson House, Bexleyheath, from 11am on Thursday (July 10)

Author Louisa Young discusses the pioneer of facial reconstructive surgery Sir Harold Gillies at Queen’s Hospital in Sidcup. £12 per person, including talk, entry to house and exhibition. Booking essential. Call 01322 621238 between 10am to 4.30pm.

Eltham Choral Society’s Summer Concert at Holy Trinity Church, from 7.30pm on Saturday (July 12)

Enjoy an evening of classical choral music. Tickets £12, £10 concessions and £6 under 16s. Go to elthamchoral.org.uk

Heard it on the Streets at Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham, on Thursday and Friday (July 11 and 12)

Directed by Sheila Ingram, with choreography from Alicia Priddle. Tickets £6, concessions £5. Go to bobhopetheatre.co.uk or call 020 88503702.

Our Big Gig: Lights Camera Action at Trispace Gallery, Southwark, on Saturday (July 12)

A day to inspire 16 to 24 year olds who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Creative Arts. There will be workshops on poetry, dance, song writing and DJing. An Open Mic night is from 6.30pm to 10pm. Go to ourbiggiglightscameraaction.eventbrite.co.uk

Through and Out: Skipping Extravaganza at Greenwich Park at 11.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday (July 12)

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Hundreds of jumpers will join in a hugely entertaining and energetic performance where dance meets skipping at Greenwich Park. Go to greenwichdance.org.uk or call Greenwich Dance on 020 8293 9741.  

Ahoy Captain! at the Cutty Sark, Greenwich, on Saturday and Sunday (July 12 and 12)

Kids can meet Captain Woodget, the clipper’s longest serving master, to learn about life aboard. At 11am, noon, 13.30pm and 2.30pm. Free with entry. Go to rmg.co.uk/cuttysark

Monty Python Live (Mostly) at the O2, Greenwich, until July 20

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As if you didn’t already know, the legendary 60s comic troupe is back for a last hurrah. Get tickets if you can at axs.com

The Cherry Orchard at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, Tuesday (July 15) until August 2

Chekhov’s final tragi-comic masterpiece gets an imaginative retelling by theatre company DogOrange. Tickets £14, or £11 concessions. Go to brockleyjack.co.uk or call 0333 666 3366

La Bayadere Ballet Live at Showcase Cinema, Bluewater from 6.30pm on Monday (July 14)

Watch the classical ballet beamed live from the Old Mariinsky Theatre by the Mariinsky Ballet Company. Tickets £10 to £15. Go to showcasecinemas.co.uk/events/arts-and-events

Sunjay Brayne at Dartford Folk Club, from 8pm on Tuesday (July 15)

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The BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee will dazzle with his acoustic guitar mastery at Dartford Working Men’s Club. Call 01322 222553 or go to dartfordfolk.org.uk

Josh Widdicombe and Tom Stade at The Woodville, Gravesend, from 8pm on Thursday (July 10)

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Two of the best stand-ups in the country perform at the theatre’s regular Comedy and Curry night. Tickets cost £12 or £17.50. Go to Woodville.co.uk or call 01474 337774.

Monty Don at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Saturday (July 12)

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The TV presenter and gardening expert talks about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world. Tickets cost £18. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

Chislehurst Open Air Cinema on Saturday (July 12)

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Outdoor films return to Chislehurst common with a screening of The Wizard of Oz. There will also be Oz-themed activities going on alongside the screening, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 adults and £5 children in advance or £12.50/£7.50 on the day. Go to visitchislehurst.org.uk or chislehurstvillagenews.co.uk

Leefest at Highams Hill Farm, Warlingham from Friday (July 11) to Sunday (July 13)

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The cool festival – originally started in the Beckenham back garden of Lee Denny – is this year headlined by The Cribs, Frightened Rabbit and Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Tickets from £40 for the day. Go to leefest.org.uk

Patrick Monahan and Tom Craine at The Hob, Forest Hill, from 8pm on Sunday (July 13)

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Catch Edinburgh preview shows from the Show Me the Funny 2011 winner, Patrick Monahan, and comedian and writer Tom Craine. Tickets £8 or £5 concessions. Go to thehobforesthill.co.uk

Annie Get Your Gun at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, from Tuesday, July 15, to July 19

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Presenter and actor Jonathan Wilkes stars alongside West End leading lady Emma Williams and Hale and Pace’s Norman Pace in the Wild West musical. Tickets from £23.90 at atgtickets.com/Bromley

Kent County Show at Detling Showground, near Maidstone, from Friday (July 11) to Sunday (July 14)

The whopping show celebrates 50 years in Detling with a Royal visit and tonnes to look at. Among the highlights are the UK pole climbing championships and a massive horticultural show. Go to kentshowground.co.uk

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