Vibe’s Angie Quinn’s picks out some of the best things happening in north Kent and south east London this weekend.

Dawn French in 30 Million Minutes at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, until Saturday (August 2)

News Shopper: Dawn French to bring solo tour to The Anvil

Based on her own life and career, Britain’s much-loved funny lady takes the audience on a journey through experiences that include joys, misfortunes and some lessons learned. Go to

Strange Ships and Fantastic Adventures event at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich from 11.30am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday (August 2 and 3)

Inspired by Doctor Geof’s Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum, this workshop encourages visitors to use their imagination and invent a comic strip adventure using simple storyboard techniques. Go to

Summer Singing at St Martin’s Church, Bexleyheath, from 7.30pm on Saturday (August 2)

Enjoy an evening of music performed by a collection of talented young singers all in aid of raising funds for Breast Cancer Campaign and Prostrate Cancer UK. Tickets cost £5 and are available to buy on the door.

Summer Garden Trail at Hall Place and Gardens, Bexley, from 10am to 4.30pm from Saturday (August 2)

Find Angelica Sprocket’s magical missing pockets in the gardens and discover what’s hidden inside. £2 per trail. Go to

Charity Football Match and Fun Day Sunday at Bromley FC, from 3pm on Sunday (August 3)

Les Mis FC will take on Phantom FC for an afternoon of fun football. Teams include cast and crew from both shows, and celebrity players including Ricky Rayment, Ralf Little and Robbie Savage. Go to

Big 7 Scooter Rally at The Hop Farm, from Friday to Sunday (August 1 to 3)

This weekender includes collections of classic scooters, tasty food and markets, live music, DJs, amusements and shows. Go to

Jaws at Greenwich Picturehouse, from 1pm (Aug 3)

News Shopper: Roy was best known for his role in hit horror Jaws

Relive the terror Steven Spielberg’s great white shark on the big screen. Go to

Red Cross Craft Fair, at Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, from 11am to 4pm on Saturday (August 2)

Browse arts and crafts, gifts, enjoy refreshments and children’s activities, while raising money for The British Red Cross, Lewisham. The event will be taking place at: Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS        

Charity screening of Planes 2: Fire and Rescue at Showcase Cinema, Bluewater, from 10am on Sunday (August 3)

Disney’s hotly tipped summer release will get a special showing to raise money for Dreamflight, a charity which changes the lives of children with a serious illness or disability by taking them on a holiday of a lifetime to the theme parks of Orlando. Tickets cost £5. Go or call 0871 2201000

The Turbans in concert at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday (August 3)

The museum’s weekly series of concerts continues on the Edwardian bandstand with The Turbans, a wild travelling collective playing Balkan, Turkish, Middle Eastern and Persian music. It’s free. Go to

Bromley Green Gym Open Day at College Green, West Street, from 11am to 4pm on Saturday (August 2)

Celebrate the work done to improve the site with fun including a bake sale, make your own bird boxes or seed bombs and face painting. Donations welcome. Call 07740 899689 or e-mail

Warriors of the Sea at Sea Life London Aquarium, from Saturday (August 2) until August 31

News Shopper: Blackpool Sea Life Centre

Visits to the watery wonderland are made even better because children can pick up a free trail card and learn about creatures with amazing defences or attack mechanisms.

Gruesome Goings On at Eltham Palace from 10am to 2pm from Sunday (August 2) to Tuesday (August 5)

News Shopper: Learn about the 1930s at Eltham Palace tomorrow

See gallows, hangmen and torturous devices at the Palace as you find out about painful punishments from history. Entry (including to the Palace) costs £10.20 adults, £6.10 children, £9.20 concessions and £26.50 families. Go to

Forgotten Fighters: The First World War at Sea at the National Maritime Museum, from Saturday (August 2) until November 2018

For many, the Great War is epitomised by the trench warfare on the Western Front. A new exhibition celebrates the bravery of merchant marines and the realities of naval battles, featuring weapons, photos, models and medals. Entry is free. Go to

The Lost Room at Greenwich Theatre, on Sunday (August 3) and Monday (August 4)

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Two people – whether they are strangers, friends or family – enter the Lost Room wearing headphones for an immersive participatory environment which weaves them into the story. It lasts up to 45 minutes. Tickets cost £5. Go to