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Host of Jubilee events planned for Lewisham and Greenwich
With Jubilee weekend fast approaching, there's no shortage of events in south east London to mark the occasion.
A free Jubilee event takes place in Well Hall Pleasaunce gardens, Well Hall Road, Eltham, on Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Fun includes live bands, dancing, donkey rides and a mini zoo.
Dagenham Motors in Sidcup Road, Eltham, is holding a Jubilee car wash day to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. It takes palce on Saturday (June 2). Staff have challenged themselves to wash, wax and polish 60 cars over the course of the day.
St Mary’s Community Centre in Eltham High Street is celebrating the Jubilee on Friday from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm. The free event includes craft demonstrations, music, dance, food and an exhibition about eltham history.
The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is holding a number of Jubilee-themed half term events next week. Free workshops include the chance to create a flotilla barge for your family. Visit rmg.co.uk or phone 020 8858 6565 for details.
St James' School, New Cross Learning which runs the library, the Hobgoblin Pub and a church have got together to put on a Jubilee Street party on St James Road in New Cross from 2pm to 6pm.People should bring food to share for the party.
The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, will have a lunch table which can sit 800 people at a time on June 3. All are welcome to the event, which starts at midday and ends at 5pm when the Thames Pageant is expected to sail past.
Plumstead Make Merry festival takes place on Saturday (June 2) from 12pm to 6pm. Head down to Plumstead Common for free music, entertainment, games and activities.
There is a Diamond Jubilee royal memorabilia sale at Greenwich Market on Sunday (June 3) from 10am to 5pm. The market will be decorated with red, white and blue flags and bunting and giant tiaras will hang from the roof.
On June 4 and June 5 from 10am to 6pm, the Canvas and Cream gallery in London Road, Forest Hill, will be providing cream teas and the chance to make your own crown. Call 020 8699 5989 or visit canvasandcream.com.
Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock will help kick-start Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a plaque unveiling to mark the planting of a rare Black Poplar tree in Sydenham Wells Park on Friday (June 1) at 12pm.
The Broadway Theatre, Catford, puts on Mother Brown - a feel good performance packed with sing-a-long memories spanning four weddings and a Coronation. It happens on Friday (June 1) at 2pm. To book visit broadwaytheatre.org.uk.
Thames River Pageant takes place on Sunday (June 3). There will be plenty to see from the waterfront at Deptford as the flotilla will start to disperse in the area.
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