What's on this weekend in north Kent and south east London (August 9 and 10)

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Vibe’s Angie Quinn picks some of the best things to see and do this weekend (August 9 and 10) in north Kent and south east London.

World Kabaddi League at the O2, Greenwich, in Saturday and Sunday (August 9 and 10)

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The Indian sports league comes to London accompanied by music and dance from Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Tickets from £29.75. Go to axs.com

Petts Woodstock at Petts Wood Hall and Gardens, from noon to midnight on Saturday

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The one day music festival is back and will play host to 16 local bands performing on two stages, a bar offering a fantastic range of chilled alcoholic and soft drinks, a barbecue, hog roast and face painting. The event raises funds for local charities.

Grupo Lokito at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 

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Capturing two music styles from Congo and Cuba, the group will showcase a marvelous mix of sounds on the Edwardian bandstand. Free.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals at Brooklyn Bowl, The O2, 6pm on Saturday

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The New York City group comes to Greenwich’s Brooklyn Bowl with their assorted sounds of funk, blues and jazz. Tickets £25. Go to brooklynbowl.com/london

Victorian Games Galore at Down House, Downe, from 10am to 5pm on Saturday

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Step back in time and enjoy traditional games including chess, quoits and croquet at the home of Charles Darwin. Go to english-heritage.org.uk

Family Fun Day at Crayford Baptist Church, Bexley Lane, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday

The whole family can enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, a bouncy castle and refreshments. Admission is free. 

Summer Show at Great Comp Garden in Platt, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 

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The stunning garden will be shown off at the height of its colour, while there will be exhibitons, Kentish Jazz and food and drink. Female plant hunter Derry Watkins and Sarah Hodder, who helped put together the original Where’s Wally books, will be visiting. Entry costs £6 adults, £5.50 concessions and £2.50 children. Go to greatcompgarden.co.uk

London Wonderground at the Southbank

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The summer long festival of cabaret, circus and sideshows from all over the world continues to bring a bit of Coney Island to central London. The headliner until August 17 is Limbo – a mixture of circus, acrobatics, dance and music set in a 1920s-inspired spiegeltent. Go to londonwonderground.co.uk

Up at the O2, Greenwich

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Climb one of London’s most iconic buildings, the O2 arena, and enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the capital. The 90-minute climb is bound to be better now the sun’s out. Go to theo2.co.uk/upattheo2

One Man, Two Guvnors at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, until Saturday (August 9)

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The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy is in Dartford as part of its national tour, starring Barry from EastEnders aka Maidstone’s Shaun Williamson and Emma Barton, also from EastEnders. Tickets £15 to £30. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

 

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