Here's our weekly round up of things that have been happening in Greenwich this week...
Not long after last week's update was completed came the news that Greenwich Inc Limited had gone into administration. It was announced in last Friday's edition of the London Gazette. What it means and what venues it actually affects isn't immediately clear but on Thursday of this week, the Spread Eagle ceased trading. Sad news just before Christmas for those working there. A spokesperson for the company told the Mercury newspaper that they were "working towards a positive result."
Johnny Depp returns
It doesn't seem that long ago that Johnny Depp was in Greenwich making that Pirates of the Caribbean movie where he raced through the Old Royal Naval College on a carriage and swung through a Painted Hall window (no real windows smashed, I'm told) but he returned last weekend for his latest movie. He is the lead in crime caper Mordecai which co-stars Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow. It's another film to the add now very long list of movies made in Greenwich.
I went along to the Painted Hall a few days later and it was nice to see their Christmas trees up.
The fog that descended upon London on Wednesday had everyone reaching for their camera to post up photos on social media and there were some really spectacular photos. I didn't manage to get out and get myself but this was a great one from the cable car (it seems fog is the one adverse weather condition that doesn't affect it!)
— TravelRepublic (@TravelRepublic) December 12, 2013
And here's a beautiful photo from Greenwich Park
This fog rolling back from Greenwich Park is the most amazing thing I've ever seen in London. pic.twitter.com/PoJIw5e4eV
— DanSung (@DanSung) December 11, 2013
Royal Greenwich Brass Band
It was wonderful to see the Royal Greenwich Brass Band with conductor Stephen Maw performing a Christmas carol concert at St Alfege church on Thursday lunch time. The music was beautiful and there was plenty of audience participation too including jangling keys to accompany Prokofiev's 'Troika' - I didn't expect to be playing with a brass band this week.
You can listen to a very short clip here
Speaking of St Alfege, as I was, I will be selling my Greenwich calendars in the church hall after the service on Sunday. The cover photo and one from inside were both taken from the tower of the church.
There's another carol service at the church on Monday at 6.30pm in aid of St Monica’s School, Zanzibar. It will be led by St Alfege with St Peter Primary School, Greenwich and Downe School, Bromley.
Oh... just one more thing
The Millies - or the Military Awards sponsored by the Sun newspaper as they're more formally known - were held at the National Maritime Museum this week. The event can be seen on ITV1 on Monday evening.