Bored? Curious about the world around you? Shift yourself off to one of these things over the next few days.
- Like new buildings? Take a look at the University of Greenwich’s plans for the old Village Market site on Stockwell Street. Open every day (except Sunday) until Friday. I’m still not happy we lost the old market, myself. greenwich.co.uk has already had a look.
- Like art? Yes you do. Greenwich artist Lorraine Elizabeth Hall is showing off her work in her place in Crooms Hill. See it on Flickr here, and if you fancy buying, get down there before 4pm between now and Tuesday.
- Like sweaty women raising money for cancer charities? It’s Race For Life on Blackheath tomorrow morning. Rather you than me, ladies.
- Like old Tube stations? Aldwych, closed since 1994, is open again for an exhibition extolling the work being done on revamping the Underground. Diamond Geezer has been, I’ve been as well but haven’t got around to putting the photos up. Worth a look if you’ve half an hour to kill in the West End. Open until Friday.
- Like swearing? Profane cartoonists Jon & Mick – the brains behind Modern Toss – are holding an exhibition, The Modern Toss London Museum of Urban Shit-Naks, in Shoreditch until 11 July. I went on Thursday and Mick drew my portrait. He said he detected a lot of anger. Hmmm.
- Like moaning about buses and trains? Don’t like going to work? London Travelwatch is holding a public meeting on Tuesday in Woolwich Town Hall (“…in the London Borough of Greenwich” – crikey, is there another Woolwich Town Hall?), and at 2pm they’ll be opening up the floor to observations about public transport in Greenwich borough (and neighbouring areas, I presume). That’ll be while you’re at work, seething after another crappy commute, probably.
- Love Greenwich Market? Don’t like going to work? Read The Greenwich Phantom’s views on the revised plans to
revampscrew up Greenwich Market – and how the Greenwich Hospital Trust wants to circumvent scrutiny by local councillors, who unaninmously threw their plans out last year. This is a rare occasion – when Greenwich Council’s leadership and the citizenry of SE10 are as one in opposing these stupid plans. There’s a series of consultation events on Tuesdays, which are also being held when you’re probably at work. Take the day off, enjoy your town, and give ’em hell.
- Like more new buildings? There’s a fresh public exhibition of plans for Convoy’s Wharf, Deptford, next Friday and Saturday on Creek Road. Deptford Dame has more details, and here’s her thoughts on the last exhibition.
Now, if you excuse me, I’m off to the nearest supermarket chiller to hide from the heat.