First of all, if you are planning a train journey this weekend, buses replace trains between Plumstead / Charlton and Dartford on both Saturday and Sunday.

At Bluewater, there is a Wedding Fair over both days promising everything for your perfect day from over 150 of the South East’s finest wedding suppliers and experts.  On Saturday at 2pm, the Queen of Crime Fiction, Martina Cole will be signing copies of her new book ‘The Good Life’ at Waterstones.  In the evening, there is a chance to see, via satellite, The Met Opera’s production of Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’.

On Saturday afternoon, there is a Table Top Sale at St Mary’s Greenhithe.

For the youngsters, there are performances on Saturday and Sunday of Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure at the Orchard Theatre.

For football supporters, Dartford FC host Aldershot Town at Princes Park in the Conference Premier Division.  At the Glentworth, Kent Football United take on Cray Valley in the Kent Senior Trophy.  On Sunday, Greenwich Borough are at ‘home’ at Princes Park to West Wickham in the same competition.

On Saturday evening there is a 70’s and 80’s night at The Woodman where Rude Boy Sounds will take you on a nostalgic journey from Glam Rock to the House sound of the late 80’s and everything else in between a real party night.  At The Railway Tavern, Longfield, The Upstarts will be playing live with all your favourite modern rock anthems from Oasis to The Beatles.

Also on Saturday evening, enjoy the music from the shows provided by Dartford Concert Band in the church of St John the Baptist, Sutton-at-Hone.  The church will be set out with cafe style tables, bread and cheese provided, bring your own drinks.

On Sunday morning, there is a Boot Fair at St Albans Road Infant School.  As part of Dartford Borough Council’s Guided Walks Programme, you are invited to take a guided walk around Dartford Heath to discover and identify the many fascinating, weird and wonderful types of fungi that grow there, with local mycologist Bryan Bullen.

In the afternoon at The Ship in Puddledock Lane, there will be a live singer, performing Frank Sinatra songs.

Our featured event this week takes place on Monday evening at The Royal Oak.  It’s an informal and free event to enable local, like minded people who know each other through social media to meet.  There’s no format nor any pressure to sell yourself – just come along and see what happens!

More information on all of these events and more can be found here.

Have a good weekend whatever you choose to do.

About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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