Greenwich Visitor WIN
FOR RESIDENTS & VISITORS SINCE 2010 THE FREE
Cookbook See Pages 16&17 plus...
Special pull-out - See inside
of Greenwich Market – and it’s enwich Hospital – in one amazing toonist XXXXXX, who sells his s on the Market, put the story k the Market’s renovation. xxxx
As well as poring over the story if the Market you can even take part in our competition. Colour in this drawing and you could win a £20 gift voucher to spend while you visit the revamped
Market. There are three categories: Addults, U10s and U15s. The winners will be display in Craft & Design week. Post your entries to xxxx
LION A TIMELESS CLASSIC
t n Picture: John Phillips/PAWire
A nice upgrade to England’s oldest covered market. Clean, bright, lots of unusual hand-crafted items to wear or display, artwork, jewellery. Wonderful street food – AWiseConsumer on Tripadvisor
or tell us on Twitter @GreenwichVisitr
Amazing market!! I’ve in the past, but went again today. Great shops, great stalls and friendly faces. The roof has been rebuilt since my last visit. Much more open and bright – James R on Tripadvisor
you think? We’d love to know what you think of the new Greenwich Market. Do you like the new look? Have you found a great gift? Enjoyed the food available at the new Pavilion Market? We’d love to receive your views and pictures of your day here. Email Matt@
TRADING SINCE 1737
Greenwich Market WIN
SPECIAL EDITION CELEBRATING THE RENOVATION OF GREENWICH MARKET IT’S A REVELATION! Revamped Market and new artwork to be unveiled
MARKET WITH ART AT ITS HEART WELCOME!
BY GILLIE BEXSON Greenwich Hospital Head of Property
Welcome to our newly-polished, bright and welcoming Greenwich Market.
stones and restored roof provide once again a spectacular backdrop to London’s favourite arts and crafts markets.
The cleaned and re-laid cobble
Our hot food traders now have their own special food court in the Pavilion Market just off Durnford Street, where new gardens and public seating provide a welcome space for all our visitors to relax
and enjoy the Market buzz. We have all had our challenges over the past eighteen months as the work took place – noise, dust and delays to name a few – and I would really like to thank the traders, the shopkeepers and all our customers for their loyalty and support.
Do come and see us – we are having a celebratory afternoon of surprises on Wednesday 20 April, from 3pm to 7pm, and would love to see you there!
THANKS: Gillie at the new
A beautiful new piece of public art will be unveiled this month at the heart of newly-renovated Greenwich Market.
at work on scuplture, revealed on April 20
Sculptor Michael Speller – who has lived here for 30 years – has created Encompass, which puts Greenwich’s place “in a global context”.
The 2.3m bronze sphere is made up of 210 figures of people linked together. Michael explains: “I’ve tried to capture the support that they have received from Greenwich Hospital. The immediate figurative images might conjure up sailors climbing the rigging of a tall ship.
“The sphere as a whole sits on a crown of support referring to the founding and financing of the original Hospital by King William and Queen Mary in 1694, which later became the Royal Naval College and is now a thriving University campus.” Michael said: “‘I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen my sculptures travel to many parts of the world.
“So the opportunity to deliver Turn to Page 10
A COLURFUL HISTORY OF GREENWICH HOSPITAL
NEWLY-renovated Greenwich Market re- opens officially this month – with public art and a new dedicated food area to add to
HISTORIC: Fruit & veg traders of past and today’s new glass roof
major improvements to its roof and cobbles. The historic Market – trading for nearly 300 years – will host a high-profile opening event on Wednesday April 20. A new bronze sculpture – Encompass by Michael Speller – will be unveiled. The Pavilion, a new section with gardens and seating for its popular Street Food stalls, will be
opened. A new Greenwich Market Cookbook has also been published to celebrate the flavours of the food from around the world available there. The changes are marked by a special pull-out
INSIDE fAmazingacts aboutour Market
See Page 11
Amazing cartoon & contest: Page 11
inside this paper, produced in association with Market landlords Greenwich Hospital. Gillie Bexson, its Head of Property who has overseen the changes, said the revamped site is “a spectacular backdrop to London’s favourite arts and crafts market.”
Pull-out - See inside
STRUGGLING WITH SCIENCE? 07890 014384
I can tutor your child for GCSE Science or
A Level Biology & Chemistry exams. I can teach in your home or at my office in Blackheath. Experienced Head of Science. CRB Checked.
See Pages 14&15 GREENWICH, BLACKHEATH, ELTHAM, CHARLTON,WOOLWICH, LEE GREEN. APRIL 2016 No66
GIANT MAP INSIDE
APRIL MAY JUNE
LISTINGS INSIDE View from Brazil Joas’s fabulous Greenwich pictures: Pages 4&5
APRIL MAY JUNE
EVENTS INSIDE April 20
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16
| Page 17
| Page 18
| Page 19
| Page 20
| Page 21
| Page 22
| Page 23
| Page 24