Bank Holiday Charity Postcard Show, Silent Auction & Grand Raffle. Grand Opening Friday 2 May, 6-9pm
Silent auction continues Sat/Sun 12-5pm, Minimum bids of £20. Monday 5 May: one day sale 12-5pm, all available postcards £25. In aid of The Deborah Ubee Trust & The Ahoy Centre. Arthub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside SE8 arthubgallery.com
Saturday 3rd May, 1pm
Misguided Tour of Deptford & New Cross with Richard Tyrone Jones
Award-winning poet and local resident Richard Tyrone Jones will mis-guide you through Deptford "in a fascinating FREE tour with some very quirky features. Myth or reality? Amazing tale or barefaced lie? Join him for a tour that will reveal Deptford in a totally new light..."
Meet at Sanford Housing Co-op, Cold Blow Lane, 1pm. Ends 3pm at the Albany, where Richard is taking part in the Crosswires Festival (see below). NB: Doesn't look like there's much Deptford in this piss-take walk?
Saturday 3rd May, all day
A day of mostly FREE music at three Deptford & New Cross venues
12pm–3pm Deptford Lounge (FREE)
3pm–10pm The Albany (FREE all day)
3pm–3am Amersham Arms (FREE before 8.30pm)
An eclectic mix of the best in new and traditional music "in the tradition of the late John Peel's radio shows". Check out the great line ups at each venue on the Crosswires Festival website.
Saturday 3rd May, 9pm
It's May Bank Holiday – traditionally time for South East Londoners to head to Rochester for the Sweeps Festival or Hastings Jack in the Green for a bit of paganism, folk music and morris dancing – and to celebrate the pride of the common working man. But the trains are all f**ked, so get a taste of these festivals on home turf with the best sea shanty crew in the UK.
Birds Nest pub
Monday 5th May, 12-5pm
Locally organised bank holiday fair with a strong whiff of political activism from our posh friends across the Creek...
Greenwich Green ('by the Greenwich Tree of Life mural') aka Bardsley Green, 262-288 Creek Road SE10 9SW
Saturday 10th May, 10am-10pm
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE OPEN STUDIOS
Over 30 artists studios (close at 8pm) • in the gallery: Painting, Smoking, Eating (group show) • café by GCDA • Cardboard Jungle workshop for kids • bar, drinks & DJ in the evening.
Saturday 10th May, 7.30pm
Hosted by drag queen Mrs Jonjo
Cry with laughter on the greatest night in European music (not!)
Tickets £5 (includes a drink) 18+ only, last entry 9pm
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG