I'm sticking close to the river for this week's ‘What's On', with a raft (geddit) of events current-ly (ha ha) happening alongside the Greenwich stretch of the Thames. Ok, river puns over now, I promise.
On Saturday, the Thames Discovery Programme are hosting an archaeology lecture at Greenwich Heritage Centre, showcasing their work to discover more about the river's history. Their expert speakers will also be discussing the remains of what is believed to be a large warship, possibly the HMS Duke of Wellington, discovered at Charlton.
Whilst you're down at the riverside in Woolwich, the Firepower museum at Royal Arsenal is also taking a trip to the past with it's Second World War Evacuee Day, also on Saturday. This informative and moving commemoration features first-hand written accounts from evacuees and memorabilia from the time, as well as the obligatory in-character guides such as an air-raid warden and soldiers to entertain the younger visitors.
The rejuvenation of one of the borough's other rivers - I know, there are others! - is celebrated this week with the River Quaggy's Annual River Walk. Five years on from the success of the Quaggy Waterways Action Group's efforts to transform Sutcliffe Park from wasteland into a wildlife haven, they re-visit the park to see how it's thriving.
Back at Greenwich town's riverside hub, the Cutty Sark Gardens, there's a Continental village market on Friday and Saturday. It's mainly a food market, featuring the best cuisine from France, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Germany (to name but a few) and it will be moving inland to Eltham on Sunday.
Rounding up the non-river events, if you ever wondered what happened to Tony from Eastenders, well he's alive and well and featuring in a new take on Dickens's The Signalman at Greenwich Theatre this week. For budding DJs, this Friday the British Music Experience at the o2 is featuring a Q&A session with some top name DJs from independent dance label Hospital Records. And if space exploration floats your boat (sorry, couldn't resist...), the Invaders of Mars showcase runs until Monday at the Planetarium, narrated by Tom Baker of Little Britain / Dr Who fame.