Followers of Greenwich.co.uk will have seen Rob's shots of the Gullivers Travels filming in the Park and Old Royal Naval College a few weeks ago. However Jack Black et al were only the latest in a long line of actors to have graced the streets of our fair town and the Greenwich Film Festival this weekend celebrates a few of the best movies to have given Greenwich a starring role.
The highlight will no doubt be the Heritage Centre's guided tour of film locations on Sunday afternoon, taking you to some of the most famous Greenwich spots immortalised on celluloid. Children are catered for by the family day on Saturday at the Heritage Centre, with a showing of the Golden Compass (starring the Old Royal Naval College) followed by an arts and crafts afternoon. The best of the adult pickings looks like the free screening of G:MT Greenwich Mean Time at the Picture House on Sunday at 4pm. The film follows the eponymous local band's quest for stardom and in keeping with the rock n roll theme, there's a beer tasting session from the omnipresent Meantime Brewing Company beforehand. The Picture House is also continuing it's ‘Out at the Movies' series with a screening of Breakfast With Scot on Monday evening.
Moving onto the more still variety of pictures, the Viewfinder Photography Gallery is holding a Sit-in Exhibition on Sunday, where you can bring your own pictures along, choose an object to sit on and hold the picture up for the public to see. Photographic exhibitions are ten a penny but this promises to be genuinely original and interactive, so should be an interesting afternoon for both photographers and spectators alike.
The Create 09 Festival also has a strong presence in Greenwich this week, with a lunchtime concert by New Zealanders the Waitomo Caves Choir at St Alfege Church on Thursday, a free music workshop for 14-19 year olds at Modern House in Eltham on Thursday and a celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Royal Observatory all week. Let's hope the Great Moon Hoax lecture at the Observatory on Tuesday evening disproves the conspiracy theories then, if we're celebrating.
Did we miss any events? Post details of anything else happening in Greenwich this week in the comments section below this post.