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‘Folk Songs for Peace’ at Lewisham Town Hall (1964) with Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger

In February 1964, famous folk singers Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger performed at Lewisham Town Hall (Concert Hall) in Catford at a 'Folk Songs for Peace' benefit concert. I believe the couple were living in SE London at this time (and for many years later) at 35 Stanley Avenue, Beckenham BR3 2PU.tickest from Janice Edmunds,  ...

Open Meeting

We have four open meetings every year. Our Autumn one will be on Tuesday 18th September at 7.30pm, in the café. Everyone is welcome. If you want to bring a new subject to the meeting, then it is useful to email us in advance so we can put it on the agenda. You may also ...

RESERVE NOW! – Special lunch event at Stephen Lawrence Centre SE8 – OCTOBER 7TH

Street Trees for Living invites you to a simple and delicious lunch, with wine, from 11am - 2pm on Sunday 7th October in the reopened Stephen Lawrence Centre in Brookmill Park, Deptford, SE8 4HU.This is an iconic building which goes beautifully with its tree-filled surroundings. It was designed by David Adjaye architects, and incorporates patterned glass ...

Gill Roth and Andrew Clarke – Make Believe (and 30 years of making things happen in London)

Opening this week at Lewisham Arthouse, Gill Roth and Andrew Clarke present their joint exhibition 'Make Believe'  Gill and Andrew 'make work that blurs the edge between abstraction and representation, where the observable world meets the environment of the imagination. While drawing forms the core of Gill’s practice, Andrew’s figures emerge through a process of ...

Major Charles Edward Fysh (1894-1918)

Major Charles Edward Fysh (1894-1918)Located alongside one of the inner pathways in Ladywell cemetery lies the headstone (see photograph below) on which the name of Major Charles Edward Fysh is inscribed with those of his parents. He was with British troops taking part in Marshal Foch’s large scale and highly successful counter offensive of the ...

Kerry Andrew/You are Wolf at South East London Folklore Society

A real treat coming up at South East London Folklore Society on 13th September:Old Ways, New Ways: using folklore and song in contemporary music and literatureKerry Andrew is an award-winning composer, performer and writer who frequently draws on traditional folk song and stories in her work, whether it be opera, contemporary folk music or fiction. ...

Messages, Medals, and Memorials – public art exhibition in Ladywell Cemetery Chapel Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 11am – 4pm

Messages, Medals, and Memorials – a public art exhibition which will be in the Chapel of the Ladywell Cemetery on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 11am – 4pm, commemorates the contribution of Colonial troops and the Labour Corps to the war effort in the First World War. Though never fully acknowledged, Europe's Great War ...

Spa juice on Lewisham Way

It has lain dormant for years, enduring fire, false starts residential development and a number of Potemkin visages, but now the pub formerly known as Albertines, looks like it is actually going to reopen as a beauty therapy centre.@BrockleyCentral Have you seen this? The old Malt and Hops (Albertines) pic.twitter.com/c3OcTLlMem— Gill Gibson (@GibbyGibby1) August 20, ...

Spoons hopes to add nine flats and a pub terrace to Brockley Barge

Wetherspoons has submitted plans to redevelop The Brockley Barge as a mixed use development, which would incorporate nine new apartments.The plans would dramatically transform the structure of the pub (built in 1868) with the proposed residential apartments being positioned above the ground floor of the public house and extending to the south of the three-storey ...