Thursday, 23 July 2009

A busy weekend

The more observant of you will have noticed a countdown timer on Plumsteadshire. It is linked to atomic clocks on Easter Island, Jodrell Bank and Bryn Terfel's Barber Shop on Dallin Road.

We are counting down to 'Plumstead Live!', the premier cultural event on Plumsteadshire's calendar. Looking at the weather forecast, the weekend looks like it'll be nice and sunny for the concert. Keep yourselves free on Sunday 26th July between 3pm - 8pm and come to Winns Common. Spread the word, bring a friend. What the hell, even bring the family too.

There is a very exciting event this Saturday. It's called The Great 'Blow Up' Party In The Park. It's in Maryon Park and forms part of the Greenwich Film Festival. There are tours of the locations used in the film. Shaky bush number 1. Shaky bush number 2 etcetera as well as other goings-on culminating in an outdoor showing of the famous '60s film.

Before you get too excited, do check with the organiser's of the Greenwich Film Festival as the Greenwich Council website has noted that this event has been SOLD OUT. The promotional leaflet I have has no mention of it being a ticketed event, so do double check and if anyone has confirmation of this, please do let us know by posting a comment at the bottom of this blog post.

On Friday (tomorrow), evening there is a similar event at the Well Hall Pleasaunce in Eltham. This time it's the The Railway Children. I don't think there will be tours of famous herbaceous borders, but there definitely will be an outdoor showing of said film.


Anonymous said...

They wouldn't let us on the "Plumstead Live!" event, so we've had to do it ourselves. Come to the Rugby Club Pavillion at 8 o'clock on Saturday night (25th) to share music from 4 O'Clock Planes (75% Plumstead residents!),Keith Ferris (100% Plumstead resident) the Resistance (don't know!) and comedy from Steve Bowditch (SE something. £5 on the door, the Planes are launching their new CD.
Uncommon music for Common people!

Anonymous said...

I'm really looking forward to this weekend, there's lots of great music happening here in Plumstead! In response to the previous comment sorry to hear you feel excluded! Plumstead Live has been organised by members of the Plumstead Common Environment group and the bands taking part this year all include local people from music students to professional musicians. If we do it again next year we'll advertise for bands on here and will gladly receive applications for consideration for the programme. There is a jazz jam session tomorrow too from 7-8 that will include as many people as possible.
Good luck with your gig tonight and I hope to see you with a picnic tomorrow afternoon!

Doctor Pangloss said...

By the way, the photograph is of another Greenwich resident unable to get tickets for a free event that his council tax has already paid for.

Gina said...

Hi everyone,
We are in the early stages of Planning Plumstead Live! which will be held on the 18th July 2010. We are looking for a local professional band to complete the programme. If you have any suggestions please can you email me (at the name of the band and their website details,
Thanks very much,